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Upcoming Events

July 15, 2024

“Screams Before Silence” Screening & Reception

Women’s Voices Now invites you to an exclusive screening and panel discussion of the documentary “Screams Before Silence,” a powerful film uncovering the atrocities of sexual violence committed by Hamas on October 7, 2023. The screening will take place and is hosted by the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles on July 15th.

This 60-minute documentary, presented by Sheryl Sandberg, features firsthand accounts from survivors, released hostages, first responders, and experts. It is a vital testament to the resilience of the human spirit and a call to action against these overlooked crimes.

Event Info

  • July 15, 6pm Reception, 7pm Screening followed by panel
  • Saban Theatre, 8440 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
  • Special Message delivered by Sheryl Sandberg
  • Ticket Price: $10
  • Street Parking (Read Signs) or FLYNT Publications Garage at 8484 Wilshire Blvd
  • Scooter Braun and Daphna E. Ziman are co-moderating the panel, which includes Palestinian peace activist Ahmad Fouad Al Khatib; Muslim-American Leadership Alliance (MALA) Founder, Zainab Khan; StandWithUs Director, Roz Rothstein; and Women’s Voices Now Executive Director, Heidi Basch-Harod.
  • For sponsorship opportunities, please click here. We are still working to raise the remaining program costs not covered by the supporting organizations. Your support is needed today.

Thank you for helping us challenge the denial of sexual violence committed on October 7, and rape as a form of violence against women.

Past Events

May 8, 2024

Real Rights, Reel Change

Experience the power of film with Women’s Voices Now and EngenderHealth, as we explore pivotal issues around women’s health and rights worldwide. Confront global truths, challenge taboos, and join the movement shaping a just and equitable world for all..

Event Info

  • Date: Wednesday, May 8th, 7PM PST
  • Where: Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069
  • Details: EngenderHealth and Women’s Voices Now (WVN) are proud to present a film screening event centered around sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) on May 8, 2024, at the Silver Screen Theatre at the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, CA. This evening promises to be a confluence of cinema and social advocacy, starting with an exclusive VIP cocktail reception at 6:00 PM, followed by the main program at 7:00 PM, which features a curated selection of poignant films that echo the SRHR theme.
  • Length of Event: 3 hours

April 25, 2024

2024 Women’s Voices Now Film Festival Awards Ceremony

Join us as we recognize our 2024 Women Making Waves Award recipient and name the winning filmmakers of the 10th annual Women’s Voices Now Film Festival. We are thrilled to host categories for Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, and Youth Documentary and issue $13,000 in cash prizes to our award recipients. Please join us to celebrate, hear from a range of inspiring speakers, and recognize the winning filmmakers of our 10th annual festival.

Event Info

  • Date: Thursday, April 25th at Noon PST
  • Target Audience: Documentary film enthusiasts, industry professionals, distributors/acquistioners, community organizations, women’s advocacy groups, filmmakers
  • Format: Online, live stream.
  • Program: Welcome from Heidi (WVN ED), opening from Programs Director, Intro + Keynote speaker who receives the Women Making Waves award, Presentation of Festival awards which includes a presenter (well-known/regarded community member) and Jury Member. 7 awards issued. Award Winners deliver short remarks upon accepting their awards.
  • Length of Event: 2 hours

April 11, 2024

2024 Women’s Voices Now Film Festival Meetup Filmmakers and Jury

This is a non-public meeting for our selected filmmakers and jury members to meet and share feedback in an intimate setting.

Event Info

  • Date: Thursday, April 11th at Noon PST
  • Length of Event: 2+ hours

April 4, 2024

Behind the Scenes: A Panel with Documentary Industry Leaders

Behind the Scenes: A Panel with Documentary Industry Leaders
Take part in this opportunity to hear from the experiences of various documentary filmmakers and industry professionals. This panel is open to all festival audiences but questions will be curated specifically from our selected filmmakers.

Event Info

  • Date: Thursday, April 4th at Noon PST
  • Registration: available via festival ticket purchase.

March 26, 2024

2024 Women’s Voices Now Film Festival Kick Off

Join human rights activists and filmmakers to kick off the 10th annual Women’s Voices Now Film Festival!

Event Info

  • Date: Tuesday, March 26th at Noon PST
  • Program: Human rights,  filmmaking expert set the stage to celebrate 10 years of festival.
  • Length of event:  20-30 mins

December 7, 2023

Voices for Change: Behind the Rage: Inside the Mind of a Domestic Abuser

Creating awareness during the 16 Days of Activism to Eradicate Gender-Based Violence

Please join filmmaker Deeyah Khan, Women’s Voices Now, The New Feminist

Podcast, Knock Out Abuse West, advocate Leslie Morgan Steiner, and Alexander Prout co-founder of I Have A Right To for a special screening of “Behind the Rage” followed by a provocative online discussion with the men and women fighting to end domestic abuse.

November 28, 2023

HRSS: Women Life Freedom

In partnership with the West Hollywood City Council and Empower Women Media, Women’s Voices Now is proud to present “Women Life Freedom”. The event will feature short films supporting the Iran Freedom Movement through the lens of women filmmakers. Free with RSVP.

This event is supported by 

Acorn Project

November 7, 2023

Girls’ Voices Now Public Screening

Join us for the public screening of the four short films created by our 2023 Girls’ Voices Now participants this summer! The event will begin at 7pm at Mount Saint mary’s University and conclude with a dessert reception.

September 7, 2023

Support Afghan Women’s Voices – Film Screening and Reception

A screening and reception for With this Breath I Fly, Winner of the 2023 Leslie J. Sacks Grand Prize. This Grand Prize is named for the Founder of Women’s Voices Now, a visionary philanthropist, and Los Angeles-based art collector and dealer. At this event, we’ve also marked the 10-year anniversary of Leslie’s passing and celebrated his legacy, which includes Women’s Voices Now.

This event is sponsored by The Acorn Project: https://www.theacornproject.com/

July 1 – 31, 2023

Films for Good

Join us in bolstering female filmmakers who use their work to champion women’s rights. Throughout July, we aim to raise $19,080 to support our initiatives.

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July 15: "Screams Before Silence" Screening & Reception.