June 2015

Social Media Discussions on Women in Films

Since April of 2015, we've also been hosting two types of twitter chats. The first, co-hosted often with the lovely women of The Bitch Pack, works to highlight films made by women and with women-centered or focused stories. Our innaugural watch was The Babadook by first time director, Jennifer Kent. In May, we watched A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, which was written and directed by Ana Lily Amirpour.

Awesome Con 2015 and Raising Funds for Ramona's Way

While we were able to previously attend Awesome Con 2014 as press, it was not until 2015 that we were able to host a panel and charity table. We allied ourselves with Ramona's Way, a D.C.-based non-profit that specializes in offering counseling and crisis hotline services to women who are survivors of domestic abuse and also struggle with substance addiction in their families.

The Legendaries or the Lucinda Awards

As conceived by our staff writer and Awards Chair, Megan Hussey, the Lucindas started in 2015 as a social media-based alternative to the Oscars. We believe that not only do women in all areas of the movie industry need to be more widely recognized for their work but, also, that the spirit of competition undercuts the artistic value of their contributions. Our followers were encouraged to submit names of directors, writers, actresses, stunt women and others who distinguished themselves in the year in film in 2014.