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

The 26-year-old program provides awards of $50,000, donated by Netflix.

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