Netflix supports grants; org's foundation board adds 13 members

The Women in Film Foundation has announced the 10 recipients for the 27th annual Film Finishing Fund, which this year will assist two narrative feature films, seven docs and one narrative short with cash grants supported by Netflix.

The narrative feature film recipients are writer-director Iram Parveen Bilal for her film “Josh (Against the Grain)” and French producer Antonin Dedet for “Yema.”

In the large pool of docu winners are directors Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater for “Baddddd Sonia Sanchez”; writer-director Grace Lee Boggs for “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs”; writer-director Blair Doroshwalther for “Out in the Night”; producer Kathy McCabe for “Good Ol’ Freda”; director-producer Roberta Grossman for “Hava Nagila”; director-producer Cecilia Peck for “Miss World”; and producer-director Nancy Kates for “Regarding Susan Sontag.”

The lone project in the narrative short category is animated film “The Etymology of Zero,” from Katy May and Liz Anderson.

WIFF also announced the 13 new members of its board of trustees, who include Greenberg Glusker partner Hillary Bibicoff, Loeb & Loeb partner Ivy Kagan Bierman, Lillah McCarthy, senior veep of original programming at TNT and TBS, and Diane Tauder, veep of post production at Warner Bros.

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