During its 7th annual Sundance Filmmakers panel, Women In Film - Los Angeles awarded $30,000 in grants to women filmmakers. Jordana Spiro, director of Skin, received the Women In Film/CalmDown Productions Grant and Martha Shane & Lana Wilson, directors of After Tiller, received the Women In Film Documentary Grant.
Women In Film president Cathy Schulman spoke about the presence of Women In Film at Sundance and the grant recipients.
For a decade, Women In Film has maintained a strong presence at the Sundance Film Festival. Last year, WIF aligned with the Sundance Institute for an ongoing research and programming initiative supporting women in independent film. This year's panel celebrates female filmmakers who have taken on daring subject matter, and I congratulate Jordana, Martha and Lana who are the much deserving and inspired recipients of our grant.
Spiro and her short film Skin, about a child taxidermist, took home $5,000 plus 5,000 feet of film stock from Eastman Kodak, $1,000 worth of scheduling and budget software from Entertainment Partners and $5,000 in post-production services courtesy of Technicolor.
Shane and Wilson’s documentary After Tiller focuses on doctors who perform third-trimester abortions after the murder of Dr. George Tiller in 2009. Shane and Wilson received $5,000 from Women In Film for their work on After Tiller as well as $1,000 worth of scheduling and budgeting software from Entertainment Partners.