Women in Film Foundation's Film Finishing Fund Gives Grants to Eight Films


The Women in Film Foundation’s Film Finishing Fund has awarded cash grants to seven feature films and one short. The winners, announced Wednesday by the fund’s co-chairs Betsy Pollock and Nancy Rae Stone, were chosen from 113 submissions.

The program, now in its 26th year, provides grants of $50,000, donated by Netflix, along with distribution recommendations and brand association.

The 2011 WIFF Film Finishing Fund winners are:

Narrative Feature Films:

Jenny Deller’s Future Weather

Tina Gharavi’s I Am Nasrine

Documentary Films:

Lisa Denker’s Ability: The Judy Finelli Project

Kristi Zea’s Everybody Knows…Elizabeth Murray

Debbie Lum’s and Allison Sargent’s Seeking Asian Female

Roynn Lisa Simmon’s “Naked”

Heather Lenz and Karen Johnson’s Kusama: Princess of Polka Dots

Narrative Short Film: 

Natasha Subramaniam and Alisa Lapidus, Zergut

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