Magazine article Screen International

Women in Film, LA Announces Finishing Fund Recipients

Magazine article Screen International

Women in Film, LA Announces Finishing Fund Recipients

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Four recipients will receive $25,000 grant from Stella Artois.

Women In Film, Los Angeles has announced the recipients of the 32nd annual Film Finishing Fund.

16 grantees were chosen from 370 feature-length narrative films, documentaries and shorts, submitted from 22 countries.

The Film Finishing Fund provides cash grants and in-kind production services to complete films that are 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.

WIF executive director Kirsten Schaffer said: “One of the ways we achieve gender parity, is by ensuring that female filmmakers have the resources they need to produce excellent work. Women In Film is enormously proud that for 31 years we have enabled talented filmmakers to complete their films and bring their remarkable stories to the world.”

Stella Artois, with whom Women In Film, LA began a partnership in 2017, has expanded their support of female filmmakers by investing in the Finishing Fund for the first time, providing four new $25,000 grants for fiction and documentary films by women.

Carolyn Zwiener, brand director of Stella Artois, said: “Stella Artois has long supported filmmakers who are using the power of their craft to impact social change. …

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