Women in Film's Finishing Fund Names Grant Recipients

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Ten narrative and documentary features by, for or about women were selected.

Ten narrative and documentary features films have been named the recipients of Women in Film's 31st annual Film Finishing Fund grant program. They were selected from more than 250 feature-length narrative films, documentaries and shorts submitted from 22 countries around the world.

The Film Finishing Fund provides cash grants and in-kind production services to complete films that fit the established criteria of being by, for or about women. The works-in-progress are viewed by a special jury of women in the industry who select the winning films.

“Women in Film is enormously proud that for 31 years we have enabled talented women filmmakers to complete their films and helped to bring their remarkable stories to the attention of the world,” WIF executive director Kirsten Schaffer said Wednesday in announcing the recipients.

The 2016 Women In Film Finishing Fund winners are:

Narrative Feature Films

Directed, written and produced by Tchaiko Omawale

Band Aid
Directed, written and produced by Zoe Lister-Jones

Directed and written by Egle Vertelyte

The Darkest Days of Us
Directed and written by Astrid Rondero

Documentary Feature Films

Amor Puro y Duro
Directed and produced by Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi

Canary in a Coal Mine
Directed and produced by Jennifer Brea

Farida and Gulnaz
Directed by Clementine Malpas

Directed and produced by Cynthia Wade and Sasha Friedlander

Directed and produced by Jordan Bryon

When a Girl Is Born
Directed and produced by Sarita Khurana and Smriti Mundhra