This is the latest award for the Clarion Project film about nine women’s rights activists. If you haven’t already seen it, click on the link in this news item.
Abraham Lincoln supposedly said “Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.” Recognition of the work that we do is never the motivating factor in why we work on the issues and films that we do, but it is certainly appreciated when we are recognized.
When we receive awards for the films we produce, it is a great honor and this is especially true of new awards and festivals in the industry. The International Women’s Film Festival is one such example. It was set up just last year to “empower women filmmakers around the globe” and Honor Diaries is honored to have won the 2016 Best Documentary Film.
Efforts such as the IWFF, that shine a spotlight on women filmmakers, are much needed in such a male-dominated industry, and celebrating the women behind the camera as well as on camera, is a noble endeavor. Honor Diaries is proud to be produced by a woman filmmaker, Paula Kweskin, as well as featuring the stories and views of nine women’s rights activists.
We are also proud to be continuing our legacy of providing a platform for unsung filmmakers, and topics that are rarely talked about, through Clarion’s own Censored Women’s Film Festivals. We are due to host the second CWFF in Berlin in December and, like last year’s in Washington DC, we will give voice to the voiceless by screening films from women filmmakers and filmmakers who’ve faced censorship or opposition to their important work.
Here’s to many more successes!