Kimberly Peirce to Deliver Keynote at AFI Directing Workshop for Women Showcase
Kimberly Peirce, director of Boys Don't Cry, will deliver the keynote address at the American Film Institute's annual AFI Directing Workshop for Women showcase, which will be held April 29 at the Directors Guild of America.
The invitation-only event will present the work of eight directors who recently completed the 2013 AFI DWW program: Aubree Bernier-Clarke, Cusi Cram, Sarah Doyle, Anne Hamilton, Tiffanie Hsu, Erin Li, Kristine Namkung and Janine Salinas Schoenberg.
New participants for 2014 will be welcomed as the 40th anniversary class. They are: Pippa Bianco, Tessa Blake, Roja Gashtili, Julia Lerman, Devon Kirkpatrick, Alexis Korycinski, Jean Lee, Kantu Lentz, Bola Ogun and Thoranna Sigurdardottir.
Peirce and directors Patty Jenkins and Jamie Babbit will serve as mentors for the 2014 program.
At the showcase, new filmmaker grants from Creative District and Indiegogo also will be announced.