Sundance: Vimeo Launches Program to Empower Female Filmmakers
The IAC-owned streamer will invest in at least five projects from female filmmakers in 2016.
VImeo is stepping up its support of female filmmakers.
The online streaming service announced Thursday at the Sundance Film Festival that it has launched the Share the Screen initiative to foster gender equality through a financial commitment to female-led programming, educational workshops and promotions spotlighting female voices.
Under the initiative, Vimeo has pledged to invest in at least five projects from female filmmakers in 2016. (The IAC-owned streamer invested in just two such projects last year.) The projects funded through Vimeo will receive marketing support and global distribution on Vimeo on Demand.
Vimeo also will work with the Sundance Institute at its Women's Initiative to provide educational seminars throughout the year at Sundance #ArtistServices workshops.
Vimeo also will highlight female-driven projects on its blog and through a new collection of "Female-Directed, Vimeo-Approved" VOD titles. Titles in the collection include Crystal Moselle's Wolfpack and Mélanie Laurent's Breathe.