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Must-See Theatrical Film Releases in March

Remember: Box office numbers on opening weekend matter and convince studios to greenlight more movies helmed by underrepped creators. Let's show up for each other and BREAK THE BOX OFFICE.

Please note that the following dates are specific to the United States.

March 6

Emily Ting's Go Back to China

Francis Annan's Escape From Pretoria

Kelly Reichardt's First Cow

Diao Yinan's The Wild Goose Lake

March 13

Liz Garbus' Lost Girls

Eliza Hittman's Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always

Sally Potter's The Roads Not Taken

March 20

Bridget Savage Cole & Danielle Krudy's Blow the Man Down

Midi Z's Nina Wu

March 25

Fernando Villena's Any One of Us

Nicole Newnham & James Lebrecht's Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution (Netflix)

March 27

Mark Amin's Emperor

Niki Caro's Mulan

Rose Glass' Saint Maud

Roads not taken
Wild Goose

Must-See Episodic Releases in March

The following TV series feature episodes directed and/or created by underrepresented creators! Please note that the following dates are specific to the United States.

Mar 1

Dispatches from Elsewhere (AMC)

Alethea Jones & Wendey Stanzler each directed one episode

Mar 4

Twenties (BET)

Two episodes were directed by Tiffany Johnson, two episodes were directed by Juel Taylor, and one episode was directed by Justin Tipping.

Mar 5

Better Things: Season 4 (FX)

Co-created and directed by Pamela Adlon

Mar 6

Ugly Delicious: Season 2 (Netflix)

Upcoming episodes directed by Laura Gabbart

Mar 8

Sitara: Let Girls Dream (Netflix)

Directed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Mar 9

Temple (Spectrum Originals)

Episodes 4-6 directed by Shariff Korver
Episodes 7 and 8 directed by Lisa Siwe

Mar 11

Boomerang (BET)

Half the season was directed by Dime Davis.
Two episodes were directed by Tiffany Johnson and two episodes were directed by Katrelle N. Kindred.

March 15

Black Monday: Season 2 (Showtime)

Two upcoming episodes directed by Tiffany Johnson

Westworld: Season 3 (HBO)

Co-created and showrun by Lisa Joy
Upcoming episodes directed by Jennifer Getzinger, Anna Foerster, Amanda Marsalis, Helen Shaver

Mar 16

The Plot Against America (HBO)

Parts 1 to 3 directed by Minkie Spiro

My Brilliant Friend: Season 2 (HBO)

Created and directed by Saverio Costanzo

Roswell, New Mexico: Season 2 (The CW)

Created by Carina Adly MacKenzie
Upcoming episodes directed by Shiri Appleby, Barbara Brown, Joanna Kerns, Kimberly McCullough, Rachel Raimist, Marcus Stokes, Aisha Tyler

March 18

Little Fires Everywhere (Hulu)

Co-created and Showrun by Liz Tigelaar
All episodes directed by Lynn Shelton

Motherland: Fort Salem (Freeform)

Upcoming episodes directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour, Rebecca Johnson, Shannon Kohli, Amanda Tapping

March 19

Feel Good (Netflix)

All episodes directed by Ally Pankiw

March 24

One Day At a Time (Pop TV)

Created and Showrun by Gloria Calderón Kellett
Upcoming episodes directed by Pamela Fryman

March 27

Ozark: Season 3 (Netflix)

Upcoming episodes directed by Amanda Marsalis, Cherien Dabis

Little Fires
black monday
one day at a time


Actress Beanie Feldstein, CEO of Gamechanger Effie T. Brown, Writer-Director Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, and Director Unjoo Moon were awarded top honors at the festival for their contributions to TV and Film.

Writer-directors Tricia Lee and Cherien Dabis also received Athena List Awards for their screenplays (synopses below). The Athena List is an annual script competition that selects exceptional scripts with women leaders at the heart of the story. As the central program in the Athena Film Festival’s Parity Pipeline program, The Athena List’s goal is to raise the profile of the scripts and the writers within the industry with the purpose of getting these movies made and elevating their careers to the next level.

“Mother-Daughter,” by Tricia Lee
A churchgoing, undocumented Asian woman who has a strained relationship with her daughter forms an unlikely friendship with a transgender teenager who dials the wrong number.
“What the Eyes Don’t See,” by Cherien Dabis
The true story of Iraqi American pediatrician Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, who blew the whistle on local and state government officials for exposing tens of thousands of Flint, Michigan, residents to disastrous levels of toxic lead in the water.


Amber Jade | Caviar | LINK

Camille Summers-Valli | Somesuch

Cloé Bailly | AKKURAT Studios | LINK

Elle Ginter | Familia | LINK

Giraffe Studios | Agile Films | LINK

Ivana Bobic | AKKURAT Studios | LINK

Jennifer Sheridan | Park Village | LINK

Lena Beug | BOLD | LINK

Sonia Malfa | Familia

Stephanie Wang-Breal | Familia


Agostina Galvez | Adidas Originals – "Lead the Change" | Annex 88 | Radical Media | LINK

A.V. Rockwell | US Census Bureau – "Shape Your Future Education" | Little Minx | LINK

Amir Farhang | Facebook Groups | Wieden & Kennedy / Portland | Hungry Man | LINK 1 | LINK 2 | LINK 3 | LINK 4 | LINK 5

Celeste Geer | VicHealth – "This Girl Can Victoria" | The Shannon Company/Melbourne | The Shannon Company | LINK

Chrissy Rabe (part of directing duo, "Odeum) | Nike – Nicole Cardoza | Bam Productions | LINK

Christine Yuan (colored by Kaitlyn Battistelli) | Tiffany & Co. – "Love Stories" | LINK

Cloudy Rhodes | Levi's – "Your Voice" | Monster Children Creative | Monster Children Films | LINK

Elena Petitti di Roreto | Harley-Davidson – "Magic Hour" | Droga5 | Epoch Films | LINK

Freshteh Piltan | Adidas x Zalando – `Move to Reconnect’ | Park Village | LINK

Gracie Otto | David Jones Store – "Autumn JONES Coverstar: Barbara Palvin" | LINK

Juliet May | Aldi UK – "You Might Like" | McCann/London | Merman | LINK

Justine Puren Calverley | STANDARD BANK – "HeForShe" | VML | First Pencil | LINK

Katy Wang | Macmillan Cancer Support: Diagnosis | MRM | Blinkink | LINK

Krista Liney | ABC's The Bachelor – "Ghost" | Canyon Road Films | LINK

Lisa Rubisch | Pampers (P&G) – "Share the Love" | Park Pictures | LINK

Liz Unna | SAP x KODE with Klossy – "SuperHERoes" | BBDO NY | Girl Culture | LINK

Melanie Bridge | Ryman Healthcare | VMLY&R | The Sweetshop | LINK

Michelle Coomber | Cadbury UK – "Donate Your Words" | VCCP | VCCP Kin | LINK 1 | LINK 2 | LINK 3

Nathalie Canguilhem | Saint Laurent – WINTER 20 | Division | LINK

Nadira Amrani | Nike x Azeema Magazine – "Move Without Limits" | AZEEMA Agency | LINK

Rafa Carvalho | Ford Escape – "Let's Make a Difference" | Zubi | Quantico Films | LINK

Rashida Jones | PepsiCo Pure Leaf Tea | DDB | LINK

Renee Mao | Love Wellness – "Don't Just Deal" | Mekanism | Sister Studios | LINK

Rohar Blair-Mangat | US Open – "E Pluribus Unum, Baby" | Zambezi LA | Imperial Woodpecker | LINK

Stef Smith | Osmocote, The Core Agency – "Pour+Feed" | Playtime | LINK

Tash Tung | Zalando – "Zereotypes" | Mother | Blink | LINK 1 | LINK 2 | LINK 3 | LINK 4 | LINK 5

Tiny Bullet | Cheez-It – "Snap'd – So good we may run out of cheese" | Thomas Thomas Films | LINK

Nike x Azeema
adidas originals


Amber Grace Johnson | Dior – "THE SCENT OF MY MAN" | Fondamentale | Boogie Nights | LINK 1 | LINK 2

Amber Grace Johnson | Puma – "The DREAMER" | Dreamville | Object & Animal | LINK

Emma Westenberg | Vogue x Stuart Weitzman – "Kendall's Day Off" | Partizan | LINK

Femke Huurdeman | Sudan Archives – Limitless/Honey | LINK

Katy Wang | AFAR Magazine – "AFAR Travel Tales" | Blinkink | LINK 1 | LINK 2 | LINK 3

Lesly Lynch | The Guardian x Google | Rising Voices: Pages Matam | Blink | LINK

Lisa Boostani | Mad x Gucci | Sauvage TV | LINK

Molly Schiot | Toyota & Uninterrupted – "Simone Manuel is pushing barriers and breaking records | MILESTONES" | LINK 1 | LINK 2 | LINK 3

Nina Meredith | Bese, Smartwater: "Roller Skating: The Legacy Rides On" | Bese Productions | LINK

Nina Meredith | The Synchronized Sport of Escaramuza – (Web series by Bese Productions) | LINK

Tamar Levine | Amazon Music – "Moses Sumney's 'græ: Part 1'" | LINK

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j cole


Caitlin Stasey | Aliek – "What You Like" | LINK

Cloé Bailly | Coldplay – "Champion of the World" | Caviar | LINK

Coco Morier (composer) and Jeaneen Lund (director) | Daughters of Noise – "2023" | LINK

Courtney Brookes | Salt Cathedral – Paris (Ultra Music) | Blonde + Co | LINK

Eliza Brownlie | Big Gigantic – Burning Love (Feat. Kidepo) | LINK

Hannah Lux Davis | Doja Cat – "Say So" | London Alley | LINK

Lisa Boostani | I Love You Today – "Imagine" | LINK

Margot Bowman | Syv de Blare – WAKE Portal | LINK

Regina Sepp | Balcony – "Girls" | Park Village | LINK

Sarah McColgan | Leslie Odom Jr. – "Go Crazy" | Puritan | LINK

Sarah McColgan | Stephanie Poetri – "Touch" | Hound | LINK

Sophia + Robert | Biffy Clyro – "Instant History" | PRETTYBIRD | LINK

Tash Tung | Josie man – "Baby Pink & Blue" | LINK

doja cat


Bianca Poletti | "Fab Muscles" | LINK

Nikyatu Jusu | "Suicide by Sunlight" | LINK

La Sister | "COSMOS" | LINK

suicide by sunlight
fab muscles
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