Shelly award goes to Keshavarz


The Sundance Institute, in collaboration with the Adrienne Shelly Foundation, has awarded the inaugural Adrienne Shelly Foundation Women Filmmakers Grant to filmmaker Maryam Keshavarz.

In support of women filmmakers, the Shelly Foundation, dedicated to the memory of the filmmaker suspected of being murdered in 2006 in her Manhattan apartment, provides a $5,000 grant to be awarded by Sundance Institute each summer. It will go to a filmmaker coming out of the Feature Film Progam's June Director's Lab.

Keshavarz participated in both the 2007 January screenwriting lab and the 2007 June directing and screenwriting labs with her project "Circumstance," which explores Iran through the eyes of two adolsecent girls.