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Directors are inadequately compensated. The average number of unpaid hours worked per pitch is 33! People of marginalized groups tend to work more hours on pitches, but still have lower win rates.Source: @freethework 2021 Directors Census focused on directors’ experiences of the pitch-and-bid process for commercial and branded content because for many years, creators in our community have talked about the many ways the process is broken.#underrepresentedfilmmakers #diversityinfilm #payequity
Come join @raindancenyc and our friends from @blackmagiccollective and @penntertainment as we celebrate 89 years since the Repeal of Prohibition! Bring business cards and mingle with who’s new and who’s next in the independent film industry this Monday, December 5th at 6pm ET. RSVP today here by following the link in our bio. #panonetwork #filmmakerfriday #supportindie
Support underrepresented filmmakers this holiday season and shop PANO’s merch store! Gear up for yourself and your loved ones with our wide variety of apparel, drinkware, and more! Check out our shop today following the link in our bio #panonetwork #panoapparel #filmapparel #filmcommunity
We are pleased to announce The Marilyn Horowitz / PANO Screenwriting Award, a $5000 unrestricted case prize for a promising Woman, Non-binary, Gender Non-Conforming writer with a strong original voice, whose career is poised to move to the next level. It is our aim that this prize will propel the writer forward in their craft and career. Applications are open NOW through January 31, 2023. Learn more about the award by following the link in our bio. #panonetwork #panopower #screenwriting
Marketing and film festival tips from our Advisory Board member <a class='bp-suggestions-mention' href='https://panonetwork.org/members/jlabsname/' rel='nofollow'>@jlabsname</a>! To catch the full workshop, visit our Library in the Network! #marketingtips #filmfestivalstrategy #tipsforfilmmakers
Bring your beverage and PANO swag of choice as we raise a glass, reconnect with friends, and make new ones at our Virtual Holiday Party! Get a sneak peek at some of our exciting initiatives for 2023 along with games, networking, and raffle prizes. All filmmakers and creatives are welcome! RSVP by following the link in our bio today! #panonetwork #filmcommunity #holidayseason
Our next installment of Underrepresented Film History highlights director Vera Chytilová. A pioneer of Czech Cinema known best for her radical feminist themes and avant-garde style, Chytilová was a vital component of the Czechoslovak New Wave.Following the censorship abolishment in the early 1960s, an outpouring of artistic liberty and socio-cultural commentary arose that had never been seen before under Communist rule. Chytilová’s most famous film, Sedmikrásky (Daisies), follows its two main characters, both named Marie, as they partake in an odyssey of indulgence and destruction once they decide to be as corrupt as the world around them.Both Chytilová and Sedmikrásky have received newfound attention following the film’s latest screening at the 2022’s
Cannes film festival and Criterion’s latest film distribution.Let us know what filmmaker you would like to us uplift next in the comments below! #womeninfilm #womenfilmmakers #czechnewwave #czechoslovaknewwave #verachytilová #daisies

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As we enter our 7th year in operation, much has changed within the organization. What started as a small in-person meet-up in a room at NYU has grown to a thriving network of over 6k filmmakers. With this rapid growth, we at NYC Women Filmmakers (NYCWF) started to feel that our current name was a bit limiting. In an effort to better encompass our unique brand and offerings, we’ve debuted a new name and logo for 2022.

PANO, from panoramic / panorama, reflects our commitment to the wide spectrum of artists we serve – above and below the line, women, non-binary, and GNC folks. We hope that in this new name you will feel reflected, included, and proud to be a part of our community.