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Nora Ephron Prize at Tribeca Film Festival

by Kerensa Cadenas
April 18, 2013 10:00 AM
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Nora Ephron
Nora Ephron

In honor of the late, great Nora Ephron, the Tribeca Film Festival has created a new award after the writer/director, The Nora Ephron Prize. The $25,000 prize supported by will recognize a female writer or director who embodies Ephron's spirit. 

Tribeca Film Festival co-founder, Jane Rosenthal announced on the new award.

Nora Ephron's work influenced screenwriters, filmmakers and movie goers. She was a great friend to the Festival since its inception, and I had the privilege to know her and be in absolute awe of her. She did it all brilliantly, with wit and wisdom that went straight to the heart.

The award will be given annually to a woman filmmaker whose film is making it's North American, International or World debut at the festival. The award will be given on April 25 at the Women's Filmmaker Brunch by Jane Rosenthal and Vogue creative digital director, Sally Singer.

There are eight films eligible for the prize this year:

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

Which TFF 2013 Female Filmmaker Will Win The Nora Ephron Prize? (Tribeca Film Festival)

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1 Comment

  • Julia Chasman | April 18, 2013 12:04 PMReply

    A friend called me yesterday about this award -- feeling irritated that this sort of "affirmative action" women's award does the opposite of what is intended. I'm not sure I'd go that far -- but I will say this: If there are 8 films eligible for this award in the whole Tribeca Film Festival, then next year I'd like to see half the films in the festival be the work of women directors and writers. And I think that's what Nora Ephron would have wanted too, more than an award with her name on it.

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