15 of 27 Sundance Institute Grants Go To Women

by Kerensa Cadenas
July 13, 2012 11:13 AM
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The Sundance Institute recently announced their 27 recipients for development, production and audience engagement grants. Of the 27 grant recipients, 15 of the projects are led by women or include women on their teams.

In Development, there were 8 projects with women receiving grants, including 99%--The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film, which has 7 women working on it. A majority of the films in the development category are directed by women.

Production had 7 projects with women receiving grants for their films. Several of the films, including BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez and Baglar, are co-directed by women.

In the Audience Engagement category, The Invisible War the critically acclaimed documentary about military rape, received a grant. The filmmaker plan on using the funds to develop and support a campaign to hold the U.S. Department of Defense to work on strategy to reduce sexual assault rates, provide support services and hold those accountable for their crimes.

Here are the women who received grants by category:


Audrey Ewell, Nina Krstic, Katie Teague – 99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film

Kyoko Miyake – Beyond the Wave

Ivy Meeropol – Indian Point

Anjali Nayar, Hawa Essuman – Logs of War

Deepti Kakkar – Powerless

Amber Fares – Speed Sisters

Jehane Noujaim – The Square

Amy Berg – This is America


Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater – BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez

Melis Birder, Berke Bas – Baglar

Samantha Buck – Best Kept Secret

Blair Doroshwalther – The Fire This Time

Anna Fitch – The Genius of Marian

Carol Dysinger – One Bullet: Afghanistan

Berit Madsen – Stargazing

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1 Comment

  • Virginia | July 15, 2012 12:30 PMReply

    How wonderful to have something to celebrate for a change!

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