Lithuanian female director is among 2016 film finishing fund winners by Woman in films


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