$60,000 Film Package for Best Cinematography Award
WWFF congratulates Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson, the first African Americans to be nominated for an Academy Award for Makeup and Hairstyling. Mses. Neal and Wilson share this award with Sergio Lopez-Rivera. We dedicate our 2022 film festival poster to you in recognition of your achievement.
The Worldwide Women's Film Festival is supporting women in film by educating, supporting and empowering women in the collaborative endeavor of filmmaking while we shine a light on women's stories and other diverse experiences across all genders.
Qualified films have women in at least one key creative role: Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Composer, or other significant key role.
All filmmakers are welcome as we are not exclusive to women only.
Films under 60 minutes are considered shorts. Films 60 minutes or longer are considered feature length. All genres, narrative and documentary, will be accepted.
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WWFF has been supporting women in film since 2018. 2021 was postponed due to Covid-19. WWFF benefits women filmmakers from all over the world by teaming up with local and national corporate sponsors. As interest in supporting women filmmakers grow we look forward to discussing various opportunities.
Kim is the point person when organizing the film festival. She, along with Eva Louis, co-founded the Women Worldwide Film Festival (WWFF) in 2017 with little more than a dream to support women in film. After 3 seasons organizing the festival she decided to cancel the festival for 2021 because of Covid-19. But the festival is back for 2022 and Kim couldn't be happier.
Kim is a marketing professional and an actor known for her work in the local film community with several short films and feature films.
She volunteers in the local community working with other local film festivals and women's organizations. Kim is an advocate for others and loves to highlight the good things that are happening in the community.
Joy has been working behind the scenes with the Worldwide Women's Film Festival from the very beginning. She created our logo and has created all our posters, social media covers, and other collateral materials. This year she has revamped the WWFF website so expect to see big changes.
Joy's posters for WWFF were listed in Festival in LA's list of The World's Best Film Festival Posters 2019 ad 2020 by Jose Alberto Hermosillo.
Joy moved to Phoenix from Seattle in 2012 where she was a Legal Assistant and an Artist. She served on the board of a local arts council, sat on festival committees, curated art shows for artists in alternative spaces, and did set/scenic design and painting for community theatre.
Joy now lives in Mesa with her little dog Johnnie, where there are infinitely more bright sunny days than grey rainy ones. She is not afraid to admit that she likes Twinkies.
Board Member at Large
E.E.'s career spans 55++years in the arts, education, corporate and entertainment industry. A distinction that began in Arizona and reflects her lifelong dedication to advocacy for mentoring and engaging theatre & film Diversity, new works, artists Equity and Inclusion in all mediums. She is delighted to participate in the 2022 empowerment re-launch of WWFF- Worldwide Women’s Film Festival (AZ).
“It is essential that we recognize the dynamic energy that embraces ALL our communities. Through visual and performance arts, we as storytellers celebrate the written word, music, film and the sciences that have dared to explore and engender new mediums of expression. Make a difference -Advocate and Support funding for our Arts and Humanities locally and nationally. Women’s History month- is every month! Stand UP- RISE with Courage for Civic and Global Engagement.”eem
Proud member: SDC - Society of Stage Directors & Choreographers, AEA-AZ Liaison, SAG-AFTRA-( retired VP, Conservatory Host, Diversity Council) and Bridge Initiative, with decades of critical honors producing, directing, acting and cultural engagement in AZ/CA. Resident Director BLKBOXPHX; Artistic Director&Co-Founder, The MEGAW Theatre & MEGAW Actors Studio, Inc. CA/AZ (1973>). From jeans to evening gowns-what a life!
His children’s action-adventure script was inspired by his childhood dreams of swashbuckling pirates and buried treasure while roaming the beaches of North Carolina. Over the years he has written several other feature films, as well as writing and directing his own short films.
Keenan is a Registered Professional Geologist in Arizona with over 20 years’ experience and has been an adjunct professor at Glendale, Scottsdale, and South Mountain Community Colleges. When he isn’t working on his next potential blockbuster script, he enjoys picking his guitar or climbing the crags with his friends who inspired his screenplay, Over the Crux.
Toy Taylor is the owner of The Creative Toy Box, an exclusive beauty boutique specializing in hair care and makeup services for the individual client. She has been in business for over 30 years, and has learned to treat each client with complete exclusivity.
Toy currently works in the film industry providing makeup, hairstyling and special effects for various productions.
She is the creator of Be Your Own Glam Squad makeup class where you are guided step-by-step in applying your own makeup like a pro. It is her passion to help others achieve their makeup goals one brush stroke at a time.
She has created outstanding works for film, weddings, music videos, New York Fashion Week and exclusive events. Within the beauty industry Toy helps others achieve self-care to live peacefully in a world of self-acceptance. She is a Solutionist at heart.