The grant recipient will be announced The Second Tuesday, February 13, 2018, and will receive $1000 to support her project. Application and details for WIF Professional Members can be found here: http://womeninfilmseattle.org/grants
Here’s a shout out to our last three incredible WIF Grant recipients:
2017 - Maryna Ajaja is in pre-production of her short, TOO MUCH HISTORY, a narrative film with Russian flavor. A mother and son breach the gateway to the Stalin era gulags, not knowing where their personal journey will take them.
2016 - Vlada Knowlton’s THE MOST DANGEROUS YEAR is a timely documentary about what it means to be born transgender. The film is in post-production. A rough cut screened for the Washington Educators Association and received a standing ovation. Fundraising is ongoing; donations are tax deductible: https://www.themostdangerousyear.com
2015 - Rosalie Miller and Jo Ardinger are in post-production of their documentary PERSONHOOD, examining a widely unknown system of laws that treats pregnant women as an underclass, stripping pregnant women of nearly every constitutional right. Fundraising is ongoing and donations are tax deductible. http://personhoodmovie.com
Women in Film Seattle is so proud to sponsor these women and their work.
The idea for The Most Dangerous Year documentary emerged from a parents’ support group meeting and 2015 Anti-Transgender legislation. The film shows us the ugliness of ignorance and the result of a population being in the dark about transgender people. Our 2016 WIF Seattle grant award winner Vlada Knowlton shines a light on transgender kids.
Not so long ago, our society treated even left-handed people as abnormal and gay people as having a mental illness. We have become more enlightened as we mature as a society and this film seeks to continue to educate society and contradict myths surrounding what it means to be born transgender.
Shot mostly in 2016 and now in post-production, a rough cut was screened for the Washington Educators Association early this year. It received a standing ovation.
Fundraising is ongoing with an expected release date sometime in 2017.
Check here for more information about the Women in Film Seattle Professional Grant http://womeninfilmseattle.org/grants