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Tribeca Film Festival Announces Creation of Nora Ephron Prize, Recognizes Woman Writer or Director with Distinctive Voice

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood April 16, 2013 at 2:00PM

The Tribeca Film Festival (April 17-28) has announced the creation of a new award, the Nora Ephron Prize. The $25,000 award will recognize a woman writer or director with a distinctive voice who embodies the spirit and vision of writer-director Ephron (1941-2012).
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Nora Ephron
Nora Ephron

The Tribeca Film Festival (April 17-28) has announced the creation of a new award, the Nora Ephron Prize. The $25,000 award will recognize a woman writer or director with a distinctive voice who embodies the spirit and vision of writer-director Ephron (1941-2012). 

The inaugural prize, called "the Nora," will be presented at the TFF Women Filmmakers Brunch on April 25. It will be given to a woman whose film is making its North American, International or World Premiere at the Tribeca fest.

This year, the eight filmmakers eligible for the Nora are:

  • Laurie Collyer, Sunlight Jr.
  • Steph Green, Run and Jump
  • Jenee LaMarque, The Pretty One
  • Meera Menon, Farah Goes Bang
  • Mo Ogrodnik, Deep Powder
  • Marina de Van, Dark Touch
  • Jane Weinstock, The Moment
  • Enid Zentelis, Bottled Up


This article is related to: Festivals, Tribeca Film Festival, Nora Ephron, Awards


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.