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ICON SPOTLIGHT on Deborah Kampmeier AWD Icon Members work extensively in feature films, television, commercials, music videos, and/or new media. They have not only shown exceptional skill and/or received substantial acclaim, but are also advocates… Read More
MARCH Member News KRISTINA THOMAS Kristina Thomas was selected by Film Independent Project Involve as a directing fellow for their 30th anniversary class. She recently screened her finished short film "Saving All My… Read More
FEBRUARY Member News MARISSA CHIBÁS Marissa Chibás received an inaugural Sundance Institute/One House Filmmaker Fund grant for her debut feature, 1972. The short proof of concept will premiere at the Santa Barbara International… Read More
Alliance of Women Directors Announces 2024 Rising Director Fellowship Class The Alliance of Women Directors (AWD) today announced the Rising Director Fellowship class of 2024. This year-long intensive fosters directors who have achieved substantial success in the short form space… Read More