Women In Film has announced the recipients of its 31st annual Film Finishing Fund grant programme in support of films by, for or about women. Over 250 feature-length narrative films, documentaries and shorts were submitted from 22 countries around the world. Past recipients of the Fund have gone on to win Academy, Emmy, Sundance, Berlin Film Festival and Peabody Awards, among other recognitions.
The Film Finishing Fund provides cash grants and in-kind production services to complete films that fit the established criteria of being by, for or about women. The works-in-progress are viewed by a special jury of women in the industry who select the winning films.
“Women In Film is enormously proud that for 31 years we have enabled talented women filmmakers to complete their films and helped to bring their remarkable stories to the attention of the world,” said WIF Executive Director Kirsten Schaffer when making the announcement.
The 2016 Women In Film Finishing Fund winners are:
Narrative Feature Films
Miracle / Directed and written by Egle Vertelyte
Solace / Directed, written and produced by Tchaiko Omawale
Band Aid / Directed, written, and produced by Zoe Lister-Jones
The Darkest Days of Us / Directed and written by Astrid Rondero
Documentary Feature Films
Amor Puro Y Duro / Directed and produced by Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi
Canary in a Coal Mine / Directed and produced by Jennifer Brea
Farida and Gulnaz / Directed by Clementine Malpas
Mudflow / Directed and produced by Cynthia Wade and Sasha Friedlander
Tribe / Directed and produced by Jordan Bryon
When A Girl Is Born / Directed and produced by Sarita Khurana and Smriti Mundhra