Women in Film, GM announce grants


The national organization of Women in Film and General Motors announced the five women who have been selected as winners of the second annual acceleration grant for emerging filmmakers competition. The winners are Jamie Taucher of Sedona, Ariz.; Julia Kots of Manhattan; Connie Florez of Honolulu; Joyce Lee of San Francisco, and Mabel Valdiviez, also of San Francisco. The grant, awarded annually, is a program of the WIF/GM Alliance, the goal of which is to support talented filmmakers from under-represented communities. The grant provides recipients with a broad-based understanding of the business of filmmaking through a six-day, full-immersion mentoring program, shepherded by WIF members, including some of the industry's most successful female talent.