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Following last year's inaugural editionTribeca Enterprises and CHANEL announced today the second annual THROUGH HER LENS: The Tribeca Chanel Women's Filmmaker Program, which balances industry support, artistic development and funding, for new and emerging U.S.-based female writers and directors of short-form narrative films. The multi-faceted program, presented by Tribeca and CHANEL, in collaboration with Pulse Films, and facilitated by Tribeca Film Institute (TFI), has selected five emerging female filmmakers to receive project support, and take part in master classes, one-on-one mentorship, and peer-to-peer sessions. At the end of the program each of the five filmmakers will pitch her project to a jury of industry experts. One filmmaker will be awarded full financing to produce her short film, along with support of Tribeca Studios and Pulse Films to make the project, and the four other projects will each be awarded grant funds to continue the development of their films.


A.V. Rockwell
Joey Ally
Sonehuji Sinha
Catherine Eaton
Ani Simon-Kennedy


So Yong Kim
Dakota Fanning
Anne Carey
Tamara Jenkins
Jennifer Westfeldt

JURORS: producer Anne Carey (20th Century WomenThe Diary of a Teenage Girl), actor Dakota Fanning (American PastoralNight Moves), writer/director Tamara Jenkins (The SavagesSlums of Beverly Hills), writer/director/producer So Yong Kim (LovesongTreeless Mountain), actor/director/writer Jennifer Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica SteinFriends With Kids);


Rashida Jones
Tanya Wexler
Jenni Konner
Rachel Winter
Shari Springer Berman

MENTORS: director/writer Shari Springer Berman (10,000 SaintsAmerican Splendor), actor/writer/producer Rashida Jones (Angie TribecaBlack Mirror), writer/director/producer Jenni Konner (Girls), director Tanya Wexler (Hysteria), producer Rachel Winter (Dallas Buyers Club);


JaNeika James
Jasheika James
Dee Rees
Sophie Barthes
Susan Lewis
Cathy Schulman
Catherine Hardwicke

WRITING MENTORS: writer/director Sophie Barthes (Madame Bovary), director/writer Catherine Hardwicke (Miss You AlreadyThirteen), writers JaNeika and JaSheika James (Empire), executive producer Susan Cara Lewis (PariahThe Inevitable Defeat Of Mister & Pete), writer/director Dee Rees (PariahBessie), producer Cathy Schulman (CrashThe Illusionist);


Arianne Phillips
Laura Karpman
Amy Herman
Avy Kaufman
Sarah Flack

MASTER CLASS ADVISORS: editor Sarah Flack (Lost In TranslationThe Limey), co-producer Amy Herman (NoahThe Wizard of Lies), composer Laura Karpman (Paris Can WaitUnderground), casting director Avy Kaufman (The Bourne UltimatumLife Of Pi), costume designer Arianne Phillips (Nocturnal AnimalsWalk The Line), and director Shari Springer Berman.