The Red Pill, a documentary about the men’s rights movement, won the award for Women In Film at this year’s Digital Hollywood Digifest.
Cassie Jaye, the filmmaker behind the popular film The Red Pill, won the Women In Film award at the Digital Hollywood conference for film industry professionals. The DigiFest Film Festival takes place during the conference and is co-sponsored by Women In Film, Hollyshorts, and NALIP.
After considering hundreds of films, just 15 were chosen by judges as finalists, and only five awards were presented to filmmakers at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. It was then that the Women In Film organization awarded The Red Pill movie the Women In Film Award.
Jaye spoke to Breitbart Tech about her win saying, “We are absolutely elated. This is the first time that The Red Pill has been openly accepted and publicly recognized by a women’s organization. We’re so honored and grateful to Women In Film and DigiFest. The Red Pill movie has been petitioned, protested and pulled from multiple theaters worldwide because some radical groups have insisted it’s a threat to women’s safety, which of course it is not.”
“Although I am no longer a feminist,” said Jaye, “I still do care about women’s issues and I see the value in having more female directors, producers, and writers in the film industry. People who claim to support women’s equality should also be accepting of all women’s unique voices. I’m a female filmmaker that independently chose to make a film about the Men’s Rights Movement and I’m so happy that Women In Film saw the significance in that.”
“We hope this award win will be a turning point in the public perception of The Red Pill movie. It’s not anti-women, it’s about listening to perspectives different from your own and replacing bias with empathy.”
Watch Jayes full acceptance speech below,
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