Past Events

Cincinnati LEEDS the Nation
America’s First Net Zero Energy Police Station
Documentary by WIF member Laure Quinlivan
Sunday, October 1, 2017,  6 – 8 pm
Warsaw Federal Incline Theater, 801 Matson Place, Cincinnati 45204

Cincinnati LEEDs the Nation highlights Cincinnati’s environmental leadership and the unusually strong role the community played in the design and location of the new police district headquarters. The film illustrates how police and citizens can work together successfully to forge new bonds in a diverse and geographically expansive cluster of 14 west side neighborhoods comprising District 3.

Join us on Sunday, October 1 to celebrate Cincinnati’s first-in-the-nation accomplishment, meet the filmmakers and others who made it all possible.  We’ll have refreshments plus a post-film discussion featuring filmmaker Laure Quinlivan, videographers Glenn Hartong and Brendan Jeffrey and composer Alex McKenzie. Theater capacity is 200 and we ask that you register in advance to avoid over-filling the venue.  To reserve your seats, RSVP to (513) 402-2310 or write to us at including your name, contact info and number in your party.

Happy Hour Mixer, Wednesday May 3, 6 -8 pm

If you work in film, television, or digital media, join us to discuss how the new Cincinnati chapter of Women in Film might enahnce your career and film events.

Wine and light bites will be served.

Mini Microcinema 1329 Main St., OTR.

Women in Film Cincinnati presents the Insider’s Guide to Film Festivals
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The Insider’s Guide to Film Festivals

February 5, 2017

International film festival directors Anne Chaisson from The Hamptons International Film Festival, Deb Pinger from the Reel Abilities Film Festival and Mike McNamara from the MidWest Film Festival will talk about:

• What is hot on the film circuit?
• Which film festival best fits your work?
• What do you need to know before submitting your film?
• How can you meet film distributors?
• Why are film festivals important for filmmakers and communities?

Iron Jawed Angels
Showboat Majestic, Cincinnati Public Landing
Saturday, September 24, 2016  Screenings at 3 and 7 pm
Post-Film Discussion with Laure Quinlivan and Melissa Currence (3 pm), Melissa Godoy and Desirae Futel (7 pm).

An emotional and timely film, not shown in local theatres, IRON JAWED ANGELS is the story of how two feisty, smart, independent young women changed the course of American history.

Cincinnati World Cinema, the League of Women Voters and Women in Film Cincinnati present IRON JAWED ANGELS. Hilary Swank, Anjelica Huston, Julia Ormond & Frances O’Conner bring engaging, heartfelt performances to the true story of the lengthy struggle for American women’s right to vote.

Using contemporary music and modern cinematography, IRON JAWED ANGELS tells, in a way that is accessible and appealing to young and old alike, the little known story of how the Women’s Suffrage Movement overcame violence, imprisonment, divisive politics and an indifferent president to amend the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote.

Voting is a hard-won, important civic responsibility – to encourage community participation tickets for this event are $5.00. For trailers, film and event details, speaker bios, directions and tickets, please visit or call 859 957 FILM for assistance.

Race to Execution
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
UC College of Law, 2540 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati, 45221
5:30 Reception | 6:00 Screening | 7:00 Panel

Race to Execution
explores the deep and disturbing link between race and the death penalty in America. Following the stories of two Death Row inmates – Madison Hobley of Chicago, Illinois and Robert Tarver of Russell County, Alabama – the film interweaves their compelling personal stories together with groundbreaking scholarship. Revealing how race infects our capital punishment system, Race to Execution invites dialogue into the larger community about this systemic crisis within our justice system.

Race to Execution reveals that once a victim’s body is discovered, the race of the victim and the accused deeply influence the legal process: from how a crime scene is investigated, to the deployment of police resources, to the interrogation and arrest of major suspects, to how media portrays the crime, and ultimately, jury selection and sentencing. Beyond DNA and beyond innocence, the shameful open secret of our capital punishment system is — and always has been — a matter of race.