20 WMM Filmmakers Receive NYSCA Grants for New Projects

We are pleased to announce that the New York State Council on the Arts has awarded grants to twenty projects from the Women Make Movies Production Assistance Program! Following New York State’s $105 million investment in the arts for FY2022, NYSCA has awarded more than $80 million since June 2021. Governor Kathy Hochul shares, “These awardees represent the best of what New York’s vibrant communities have to offer and with this funding in hand, they will be able to not only continue their creative and inspiring work, but help spur revitalization in their own backyard as well.”  

The list of WMM filmmakers who received grants and their new projects are below: 

  • Susan Muska – AFTERMATH 
  • Beatriz Calleja – ARTIFACTS 
  • Camilla Calamandrei – AWKWARD/AWESOME 
  • Julia Marchesi – CONSPIRACY THERAPISTS 
  • Nicole Betancourt – PATTERNS
  • Alexis Neophytides – FIRE THROUGH DRY GRASS 
  • Elizabeth Bouiss – GLITTER IN THE GREY 
  • Jamie Courville – GOWANUS CURRENT 
  • Chang-Jin Lee – HAENYEO MUDANG: KOREAN SEA WOMEN & SHAMANS 
  • Brydie O’Connor – LOVE, BARBARA 
  • Yunah Hong – MARNI FOR CITY COUNCIL 
  • Livia Borjaille – PRESENTE! 
  • April Xiong – SORA 
  • Augusta Palmer – THE BLUES SOCIETY 
  • Tia Lessin – THE EXCEPTION TO THE RULERS: THE SOTRY OF AMY GOODMAN AND DEMOCRACY NOW 
  • Karla Murthy – THE GAS STATION ATTENDANT 
  • Jen Cohen – THE GOOD RELATIVE 
  • Pamela Hogan – THE LONG FRIDAY 
  • Tracie Holder – THE PEOPLE’S WILL 
  • Davina Pardo – WOMEN COUNT  

“Council congratulates Women Make Movies on their grant award! New York State arts and culture organizations inspire New Yorkers and cultivate community in every region,” said Katherine Nicholls, Chair, NYSCA. “Arts and culture are crucial to our state’s health, and Council recognizes the dynamic impact of NYSCA grantees on the well-being of all New Yorkers.” 

More information about NYSCA grants can be found here. 

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