Grantee Profile

Women Make Movies

Grants to Women Make Movies

  • $150,000

    2017 (Duration 1 year, 7 months)

    Nuclear Challenges

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Women Make Movies is a multicultural, multiracial, non-profit media arts organization that facilitates the production, distribution, and exhibition of independent films and videotapes by and about women. Women Make Movies produces a smaller scale, mobile version of the bomb, a MacArthur-funded installation experience that raises public awareness about the grave threat that nuclear weapons still pose today, and which received significant attention at the Tribeca Film Festival. The mobile version exhibits at museums around the United States and internationally, thus extending the reach and impact of the bomb and MacArthur’s initial investment.

  • $280,000

    2016 (Inactive Grant)

    Nuclear Challenges

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Women Make Movies is a multicultural, multiracial, non-profit media arts organization that facilitates the production, distribution, and exhibition of independent films and videotapes by and about women. Women Make Movies produces and promotes the bomb, an installation experience that raises public awareness about the grave threat that nuclear weapons still pose today. It draws on footage from MacArthur-funded Command and Control, a documentary film on the management of America’s nuclear arsenal by Eric Schlosser. This grant provides supplemental funding to allow the bomb to open as a standalone performance piece at TriBeCa in April 2016.

  • $200,000

    2015 (Inactive Grant)

    Nuclear Challenges

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Women Make Movies is a multicultural, multiracial, non-profit media arts organization that facilitates the production, distribution, and exhibition of independent films and videotapes by and about women. Women Make Movies produces and promotes the bomb, an installation experience that raises public awareness about the grave threat that nuclear weapons still pose today. It draws on footage from the MacArthur-funded Command and Control, a documentary film on the management of America’s nuclear arsenal by Eric Schlosser. Opening as a standalone performance piece late in the fall of 2015, the bomb commemorates the 70th anniversary of three transformative events that occurred during the summer of 1945: the test of the first nuclear device in the New Mexico desert and the destruction of two Japanese cities by atomic bombs.

  • $20,000

    2000 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — To exhibit and distribute documentary films and videos on the global economy's effect on women.

  • $25,000

    1996 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — In support of general operations and to market films on women's history.

  • $50,000

    1993 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — To expand distribution services and outreach (over two years).

  • $25,000

    1992 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — To support the membership campaign of this organization, which assists in the production and distribution of independent films and videos.

  • $75,000

    1992 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — To produce a documentary film biography of Margaret Sanger, an early advocate of birth control and the founder of Planned Parenthood.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Women Make Movies $825,000 between 1978 and 2017.

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