Meera Menon Wins Inaugural Nora Ephron

Filmmaker feted for 'Farah Goes Bang,' wins $25,000 prize

Meera Menon, who directed “Farah Goes Bang” from her own script, has been selected as the winner of the  Tribeca Film Festival’s inaugural Nora Ephron Prize.

The kudo was unveiled at the annual Women’s Filmmaker Brunch on Thursday and presented by festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal and Vogue’s Sally Singer. Menon received $25,000.

“We were impressed with her fresh, witty, and smart take on a coming of age story about girlfriends, passions and politics,” Rosenthal said. “Her film captures the spirit and themes of Nora’s work. I’m proud to continue Nora’s legacy through this award and continue to encourage women filmmakers to create the work that inspires them.”

“Farah Goes Bang” is playing in the festival’s Viewpoints section. It follows a 20-something who hits the road with her buddies to stump for John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election, hoping the trip will also be her opportunity to finally shed the long-unwanted virginity.

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