The Women in Film Foundation has named recipients of the 29th annual Film Finishing Fund grant, chosen from over one hundred feature-length narrative films, docs and shorts from around the world. Co-chairs are “Words and Pictures” producer Nancy Rae Stone and AFI Associate Dean of Production Betsy Pollock.
Narrative Feature Film
“I am Nojoom, Age 10 and Divorced” – Khadija Alsalami, Director/Producer
“Tyrus Wong: Brushstrokes in Hollywood” – Pamela Tom, Director/Writer/Producer
“Journey to Normal: Women of War Come Home” – Julia Hera DeStefano, Director
“The Mask You Live In” – Jessica Anthony, Producer
“Hardy” – Natasha Verma, Director
“Children of Giant” – Evelyn Galan, Producer
“A Classy Broad” – Anne Goursaud, Director/Producer/Editor
“Driving with Selvi” – Elisa Paloschi, Director
Experimental Short Film
“Zoetrope” – Margaret Singer, Director/Actor
The Film Finishing Fund provides cash grants and in-kind production services to complete films by, for or about women. Of the 121 films submitted in 2014, there were 84 documentaries (76 features and 8 shorts), 36 narrative films (26 features and 10 shorts), and one experimental short.