New York – Women Make Movies (WMM), the nation’s largest distributor of films by women and about women, has been voted into Round 2 of the Chase Community Giving Challenge and is now eligible to win up to $500,000.
“We are thrilled with the support we received in Round 1,” said Debra Zimmerman, WMM Executive Director. “By voting for WMM, people worldwide have the opportunity to vote not only for our organization, but for independent women filmmakers.”
The 100 organizations competing in Round 2 had the opportunity to submit a 30 second video to capture their mission and their “Big Idea;” WMM’s video can be seen on both the WMM Chase Community Giving Challenge Page or on YouTube here.
Chase will award $5 million to local charities across the country. The top 25 organizations in Round 2 will receive anywhere from $20,000 to $500,000 during Round 2, based upon the most votes garnered through the program. If WMM wins the $500,000, the money will go to help the more than 500 filmmakers whose films are distributed by WMM, the 200 filmmakers who are currently in production on new films and giving audiences everywhere the opportunity to see these films.
Voting for WMM is simple; click here for WMM’s Chase Community Giving Challenge page. Voting will end on Wednesday, May 25 at 11:59 pm.