The Alliance of Women Film Journalists’ EDA Awards recognize the amazing work done by and about women–both in front and behind the camera.
The EDAs are named in honor of AWFJ founder Jennifer Merin’s mother, Eda Reiss Merin, a stage, film and television actress whose career spanned more than 60 years. A dedicated foot soldier in the industry, Eda was one of the founders of AFTRA and a long-standing Member of AMPAS.
EDA is also an acronym for Excellent Dynamic Activism, qualities shared by Eda Reiss Merin, AWFJ members and those honored with EDA Awards.
Year End Awards
In December of each year, AWFJ presents three types of year-end awards. Standard “Best of” and “Female Focus” categories are presented annually, while “Special Mention” categories vary each year in response to the films that have been released during that year and usually include Actress Most In Need of a New Agent, Best Nudity or Sexuality and similar classifications unique to the AWFJ EDA Awards at year’s end.
Additionally, AWFJ presents juried EDA Awards at select film festivals and film screening series during the year to recognize and support outstanding female-directed films included in the festivals’ programs. Participating festivals include Salem Film Fest, Sheffield Doc/Fest, St. Louis International Film Festival and Whistler Film Festival, and PBS’ POV’s 25th Anniversary Retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art.
EDA Awards Archives
- 2013 EDA Award Winners
- 2013 EDA Award Nominees
- 2013 EDA Awards Categories
- AWFJ Announces EDA Awards Presentation at Whistler Film Festival 2013
- AWFJ Announces Special EDA Award For POV’s 25th Anniversary Retrospective
- 2012 EDA Awards in The News
- 2012 EDA Awards Categories
- 2012 EDA Award Winners
- 2012 EDA Award Nominees
- 2011 EDA Awards Winners
- 2011 EDA Awards Nominees
- 2011 EDA Awards Categories
- 2011 EDA Awards in The News
- 2010 EDA Awards Celebration Sponsors
- 2010 EDA Awards In The News
- 2010 EDA Awards Cocktail Recipes
- 2010 EDA Awards Winners
- 2010 EDA Awards Nominees
- 2009 EDA Awards Cocktail Recipes
- 2009 EDA Awards Winners
- 2009 EDA Awards Nominees
- 2009 EDA Awards Celebration Sponsors
- 2008 EDA Awards Cocktail Recipes
- 2008 EDA Awards in the News
- 2008 EDA Awards Celebration Sponsors
- 2008 EDA Awards
- 2008 EDA Awards Winners
- 2008 EDA Awards Nominees
- 2008 EDA Awards Categories
- 2007 EDA Awards