Fresh Film director and Florence + the Machine artistic director Tabitha Denholm created Women Under the Influence (WUTI) to celebrate female directors past and present.
After the success of last year’s event in UK and California the team are about to launch their next festival on 20-22 September in LA.
Women Under the Influence is a community, founded in 2015 by director Tabitha Denholm, committed to raising awareness of female directors and their stories. WUTI is dedicated to educating people about the heritage of female-directed film that often gets over-looked, as well as giving a platform to female-identifying directors working today.
Part festival, part creative experience and part summer camp WUTI goes IdyllWILD is a curated weekend that champions the female filmmaking trailblazers who have paved the way, whilst spotlighting today’s innovative and bold new generation of creative women. This year they have also partnered with The North Face on the Move Mountains Filmmaker Grant, which offers $25K each to four emerging directors to make a film capturing the spirit of exploration.
Programming ranges from art house to activism, comedy to cutting edge technology and shall premier inspirational and independent films from around the globe.
Gathering inspirational participants, and the creatively curious to the magical town of Idyllwild, CA. The line up includes Karen O, Barbara Kopple, Alison Anders, a talk from Wayne’s World Director Penelope Spheeris and actress Tia Carrere, on an exploration of masculinity and legendary Warhol superstar Viva Hoffman amongst others.
Of the event Tabitha says:
“I’m working with my sisters-in-arms to create a festival that celebrates female identified directors past and present according to our motto: ‘By Women for everyone’. It is a wonderful excuse to gather fantastic talent from behind the camera together to share their knowledge and passion with the people”
Check out the full programme here: https://www.wutigoesidyllwild.com
Or visit the main site at: https://womenundertheinfluence.co