The Women in Film Foundation breathed new life into nine docs and one feature pic project when org announced its Film Finishing Fund recipients on Wednesday.
The fund, established in 1985 to support up-and-coming female filmmakers, provides completion funding to women who might not otherwise have had the resources to finish their projects.
WIFF began accepting submissions in December for doc, dramatic, educational, animated and experimental works. This year’s winners, selected from a pool of 150 applicants, reflect the foundation’s goal of providing employment and promoting equal opportunities for women in film and enhancing the image of women in the media.
One of last year’s recipients, Tracy Droz Trago’s “Be Good, Smile Pretty,” took home the docu kudos at the IFP Los Angeles Film Festival and the aud award for documentary at the Aspen Film Festival.
This year’s recipients are: “Picture Me an Enemy” (Nathalie Applewhite), “Sisters/Resisters/Lovers/Others” (Barbara Hammer), “Stolen: The Search for the Lost Vermeer” (Rebecca Dreyfus), “Rene and I” (Zeva Oelbaum), “Commune” (Rena Mundo), “Siberian Dream” (Janet Gardner), “Rats and Bullies” (Roberta McMillan), “Turtle Island Wars” (Lisa B. Thomas), narrative feature “Duck” (Nic Bettauer) and “Joyce to the World” (Fritzi Horstman).