The Women In Film Foundation’s Film Finishing Fund (WIFF FFF) supports films by, for or about women by providing cash grants of up to $15,000 and in-kind services.
THE 2014 FUNDING CYCLE IS NOW OPEN!
2014 Appllications must be received (not postmarked) by June 6, 2014
EARLY APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, May 23, 2014
(Application Fee for WIF members: $50; for non-members: $75)
FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, June 6, 2014
(Application Fee for all applicants: $100)
Winners will be announced in October 2014
CLICK HERE for more information on the FFF Program.
The Foundation sincerely thanks our amazing panel of judges for their invaluable support.
CLICK HERE for the 2014 press release.
2013 GRANT RECIPIENTS
THE BRAVEST, THE BOLDEST
Pelin Uzay – Producer
Two Army Casualty Notification Officers arrive at the projects in Harlem to tell Sayeeda Porter that her son has been killed in the war in the Middle East. She eludes them on an inner journey to gather herself before she receives the news officially---news that she already knows from the moment she sees their uniforms.
Afia Nathaniel – Writer/Director/Producer,
A Pakistani mother goes on an extraordinary journey to save her ten year old daughter from an arranged marriage.
THE FACTORY GIRL
Mohamed Samir – Producer
A factory worker in a low middle class area has feelings for her supervisor despite class differences, but must deal with societal pressures when a pregnancy test is found at work. An examination of life in Cairo for a working young woman with hopes, aspirations, and intelligence.
LADONNA HARRIS: INDIAN 101
Julianna Brannum – Director/Producer
Comanche activist LaDonna Harris has led an extensive life of Native political and social activism. The documentary explores how traditional cultural and leadership values are passed on to new generations.
THE LAST ONE
Nadine Licostie – Director - New York, NY
The quest to sew the last panel into the AIDS Memorial Quilt would mean that the scourge of AIDS, the most devastating pandemic in the history of humankind, has come to a close. The filmmakers explore the history of the quilt and the breadth and diversity of those AIDS has affected, through moving portraits of the originators of the quilt and the quilt workers who maintain and contribute squares to the quilt.
MIA, A DANCER'S ODYSSEY
Maria Ramas - Director/Producer Kate Johnson - Director
Culver City, CA
A daughter's promise to tell her mother's story becomes the unfolding of the remarkable life of celebrated 20th Century ballerina, Mia Slavenska: a life in dance, of exile and return, of failure and success, and coming to terms with the impermanence and impact of a life in art.
SPIES OF MISSISSIPPI
Dawn Porter – Director/Producer
A look at the State of Mississippi's little known efforts to undermine the Civil Rights Movement using a network of both black and white spies who pretended to work for civil rights, while betraying the heroes who fought for equality, and the impact that the betrayal had on the movement and on the families of the spies and the activists themselves.