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See the Films by Women Directors Who Received 2018 Grants from Women in Cinema in RTF at UT-Austin

Congratulations to the 2018 recipients of grants awarded by Women in Cinema, a UT student organization. This is the second year WIC has given out grants with the goal to increase the number of women directors in RTF advanced production classes.

Fundraising for the grants began in 2016 through the Grants Initiative to Support Women and Diverse Filmmakers in RTF. Thank you to the donors who made the grants possible!

Women in Cinema has done a great job with the grants! In 2016, there was only one woman director and 12 men directors in the undergraduate thesis class. After two years of grants, this year there are five women directors and five men directors in the thesis class.

Do you want to check out the projects that Women in Cinema gave grants to this semester? Several of them can be seen in the End of Semester Screenings Spring 2018 hosted by the Department of Radio-Television-Film at The University of Texas at Austin.


May 11, 2018

FRIDAY FROM 5:30-7PM (Advanced Narrative):
– Alternate Reality Television dir. Rikki Bleiweiss
– Birthday Boy dir. Monica Silverio 
– What Keeps Us Apart dir. Sarah Nouri

FRIDAY FROM 7:30-10PM (Undergraduate Thesis):
– Blackbird dir. Caitlin Ward
– Elina dir. Maria Forsythe
– Matchstick Willie dir. D.R. Garrett
– My Friend Shokat dir. Bita Ghassemi
– Tuskegee dir. Sharda Karim

All screenings will be in the Texas Union Theater. See you there!

Q&A after UT RTF Undergraduate Thesis Screening May 11, 2018. Congratulations to all the directors, producers, crew and cast! The films were very impressive! Listen around second 50, minute 8:30, and minute 15:20 to hear some comments on gender issues.

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