Cultural Capital: New Venues and Vehicles for Women in Film

Explore new ways women are breaking barriers in the film industry.

This program will explore how the internet and advances in technology have changed the landscape of filmmaking, particularly for women. Throughout the program enjoy screenings highlighting the legacy of ground-breaking movements in film such as the “L.A. Rebellion” of the 1960s, and the evolution of alternative platforms like web-based series and other digital media.


  • Otessa Ghadar: founder and president of D.C.-based digital media company 20/20 Productions, which presents the annual D.C. Web Fest
  • Melissa Houghton: Executive director of Women in Film and Video-D.C., an organization dedicated to supporting women in the film industry
  • O.Funmilayo Makarah: activist/filmmaker and executive director, Heritage Film Festival, and co-director of The Prince George’s Memory Project


Free. Reservations required.

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This Cultural Capital program is presented by the museum’s Women, Arts, and Social Change initiative in collaboration with our speakers. 

National Museum of Women in the Arts