The 14-week run might be supplemented by about 100 movies directed by girls from 44 nations, together with films from China, Kenya and India.
Common Supervisor Pola Chagnon instructed IndieWire that this was “a great opportunity to introduce a swath of filmmakers that audiences don’t often get to see in any way, shape, or form, let alone on a network.”
Whereas TCM, by its very nature, focuses on older movies, Chagnon doesn’t need the community to “look like we’re stuck in amber. We want to be able to reflect intelligently on the world as seen through movies.”
In Selection, she added: “Even though they’re not always well-represented in the film canon, women have been doing this for decades.”
The community can be partnering with re:Think about/ATL, an Atlanta non-profit that trains and equips Era Z (ages 11 to 24) to construct careers within the artistic and digital media industries. TCM will maintain a contest for younger feminine filmmakers ages 12 to 17.
“Women on Film,” debuts Tuesday, Sept. 1 at eight p.m. on TCM and can air each Tuesday for the subsequent 14 weeks