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Get Ready: MoMA Launches ‘The Future of Film is Female’ Series

Get Ready: MoMA Launches ‘The Future of Film is Female’ Series


Diversity in the film industry is key.

The Museum of Modern Art brings new film series The Future of Film is Female to screens from July 26 to August 2. The Future of Film is Female initially started as a development fund to assist women in making short films, and is now also a series of women directors' movies from the start of their careers.

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Raj Roy, the chief curator of film at MoMA, tells Out that when Caryn Coleman launched The Future of Film is Female, he knew MoMA had to help out, too. Roy says that "women are the driving force in cinema" and hopes the audience will enjoy the series.

"The inspiration for the project as a whole is all of the incredible women filmmakers I have had the honor of working with as Director of Programming at Nitehawk Cinema for the past six years," Coleman tells Out. "I love these films and want these filmmakers to have every opportunity to have their work recognized, to keep creating work, and to have the opportunity to develop their craft."

Coleman wants viewers to leave the exhibit understanding how critical it is that film includes and showcases people of all backgrounds.

For a list of series and times, check out more on the MoMA website here.

(Above Image is of the film Bar Bahar (In Between). 2017. Israel. Written and directed by Maysaloun Hamoud. Courtesy of Film Movement)

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