New York Women in Film & Television has presented 10 scholarships to film and television production students and 14 festival awards to filmmakers at seven New York area festivals in 2022 as part of the organization’s ongoing commitment to nurturing the next generation of women in media.
The organization presented festival awards for Excellence in Directing across various categories to Ellie Foumbi (Our Father the Devil) and Laura Checkoway (The Cave of Adullam) at the Hamptons International Film Festival; Ju Martins (Nā Kama Kai – Children of The Ocean) and Cassie Hay and Amy Winston (Queens of Pain) at Montauk Film Festival.
Also, the organization honored Karina Dandashi (Dress Up), Silvina Schnicer and Ulises Porra (Carajita), and Laura Angel Rengifo and Noah David DeBonis (Strangers to Peace) at New York Latino Film Festival; Marchelle Thurman (Black White & The Greys) and Paula Cajiao (Shell Shocked) and Edna Luise Biesold (Sunscreen) at SOHO International Film Festival.
In addition, NYWIFT awarded Jasmin Mara López (Silent Beauty) and Kayla Sun The Code of Family) at UrbanWorld Film Festival; along with Holly Morris (Exposure) and Signe Baumane (My Love Affair with Marriage) at Woodstock Film Festival.
“NYWIFT is proud to expand our festival partnerships to recognize top-tier talent, emerging voices, and the women content creators making waves in narrative and documentary filmmaking,” said New York Women in Film & Television CEO Cynthia Lopez in a statement.
“It is so impressive that these recipients not only completed their films during the pandemic – they excelled in reinventing how films are made during this time.”
The festival award winners each received a cash prize in addition to a one-year Industry Membership with New York Women in Film & Television. Most were presented in-person by a member of the organization’s leadership team at each festival’s awards ceremony or screening. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN