THE VOICE OF A WOMAN | VOW
In 2018 of the 1200 films released in the international box office 96% were directed by men and 4% by women.
In response to this reality for many creative women in 2009 THE VOICE OF A WOMAN was founded. This year marks 10 years of bringing the works of women in film and fine art from around the world to public audiences through the VOW FESTIVAL, along with an acknowledgment of the best works each year with THE VOICE OF A WOMAN AWARDS.
Each year THE VOICE OF A WOMAN (VOW) celebrates creativity with a bold and innovative program featuring the works of creative women globally.
THE VOICE OF A WOMAN | VOW | AWARDS
THE VOICE OF A WOMAN AWARDS were first presented in 2012 in London at the National Portrait Gallery on Trafalgar Square. The Awards have been presented every year since at such venues as The Paley Center for Media - New York City, Spring Street Studios - New York City and in 2018 at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City.
The VOW Awards have been presented to such artists as: Shirin Neshat (Artist), Grace Jones (Performance Art), Chloe Sevigny (Actress/Director), Ming Smith (Fine Art Photographer), Kim Longinotto (Director), Deeyah Khan (Director), Thandie Newton OBE (Actor), Sarah Gavron (Director), and others. In 2019 we have the great pleasure of honoring women in music.
THE VOICE OF A WOMAN | VOW | TALKS SERIES & MASTERCLASSES
THE VOICE OF A WOMAN TALKS | VOW TALKS & MASTERCLASSES are delivered throughout the year featuring filmmakers, writers, artists and thought-leaders sharing their works, imagination and perspectives. We present VOW Masterclasses internationally, to date in New York, London and Cannes.
Some of the artists featured for our Masterclasses have been: Naomie Harris OBE, Shirin Neshat, So Yong Kim, Adepero Oduye, Nina Menkes, Germaine Greer, Grace Jones, Dr. Scilla Elworthy Phd, and others.
THE VOICE OF A WOMAN | YOUTH
We also use the power of the arts in our work with young people in communities of need. VOW's Youth Leadership & Social Responsibility Projects (YLSR Projects) have delivered talks, mentoring and training in to schools and universities in communities internationally. VOW has partnered with UNICEF, UN WOMEN, Amnesty International and other NGO's using the power of film and the arts to educate, question, explore, empower and inspire. Creating a new future.