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Women in Film Awards 4 $32,000 Grants to Sundance Filmmakers

Women in Film Awards 4 $32,000 Grants to Sundance Filmmakers

Over the weekend at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, Women In Film, Los Angeles (WIF), the leading non-profit organization dedicated to women in the global entertainment industry, awarded four $32,000 cash grants to female filmmakers at the 10th Annual Women In Film Sundance Filmmakers Panel. The discussion, entitled “What the Future Holds,” was presented by Skywalker Sound, Max Mara, HBO, LUNA®, Entertainment Partners, Kodak and Technicolor.  A jury of WIF educators, filmmakers and artists determined the winners. 

“Women In Film is thrilled to recognize the inspiring work of these exceptional filmmakers and to provide resources for their next projects,” said Women In Film Executive Director Kirsten Schaffer. “We are also honored to host a talented panel of filmmakers for a robust conversation about the current state of the union for female directors.”

“We are thrilled to return to the Sundance Film Festival for our 10th anniversary,” added WIF’s Lucy Webb, the producer of the event. “There’s nothing like connecting with executives and filmmakers at this festival.  It’s the creative turnpike for new and exciting work.”

Below are this year’s WIF grant recipients.

Women In Film/CalmDown Productions, Inc. Grant: Kim Sherman (“Dogwalker”)
Women in Film Documentary Grant: Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami (“Sonita”)
Debra Hill Film Grant: Diane Bellino and Adam Davies (“The Itching”)
Women in Film Elevation Grant: Dawn Porter and Sari Gilman (“Trapped”)

READ MORE: Study: Female Directors Employ Up to 6 Times More Women Writers, Editors, and Cinematographers Than Male Directors

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