5th Edition of The Tribeca CHANEL Women’s Filmmaker Program Crowns Winner

5th Edition of The Tribeca CHANEL Women’s Filmmaker Program Crowns Winner

Young filmmakers compete to see their project funded.

Young filmmakers compete to see their project funded.

Text: Fred Sahai

This week, the THROUGH HER LENS: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program came to an end, as the recipient of the award was announced. For the fifth edition of the program, writer and director Hannah Peterson and producer Taylor Shung were the jury’s pick to receive full production funding for their original short film, CHAMP. The event was celebrated at a cocktail reception, and other filmmaker grants were given to four other individuals, for a total of $100,000 in grants awarded across the selected projects.

The program is compromised of an intensive three-day workshop and the selected winners got to pitch their projects to the jury, featuring actress Diane Kruger, producer Dede Gardner, director Sam Taylor-Johnson and Tribeca Chief Content Officer Paula Weinstein. Of the selection, the jury shared this: “Selecting a winner was challenging. All of the projects and scripts were so well put together. The filmmakers are attentively listening to the world around them and directly responding.The project we selected told a story about a big issue in an intimate and succinct form that is relatable. Hannah Peterson stayed true to the seriousness of the subject without forfeiting joy.”

Peterson, on her end, shared her enthusiasm for the program: “I feel like one of the best parts of this program is that every film feels like it is going to be made no matter what. But receiving the funds means that me and my producer Taylor Shung can make our film in the best way possible which is extremely exciting and also just to be a part of this Tribeca and CHANEL family gives it this extra boost that is a very unique privilege.”

Check out photos of the event below.

Images by  Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 06: Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Diane Kruger attends Through Her Lens: The Tribeca CHANEL Women’s Filmmaker Program Cocktail at Greenwich Hotel Penthouse on November 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage )

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 06: (L-R) Mary Jane Skalski, Nicole Holofcener, Lesli Linka Glatter and Dede Gardner attend Through Her Lens: The Tribeca CHANEL Women’s Filmmaker Program Cocktail at Greenwich Hotel Penthouse on November 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage )

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 06: Tk Wonder and Cipriana Quann attend Through Her Lens: The Tribeca CHANEL Women’s Filmmaker Program Cocktail at Greenwich Hotel Penthouse on November 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage )

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 06: (L-R) Cynthia Silver, Charlotte T. Martin, Bane Fakih, Birgit Gernböck, Roja Gashtili, Kantu Lentz, Laura Moss, Mali Elfman and Hannah Peterson attend Through Her Lens: The Tribeca CHANEL Women’s Filmmaker Program Cocktail at Greenwich Hotel Penthouse on November 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage )

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 06: Coco Baudelle attends Through Her Lens: The Tribeca CHANEL Women’s Filmmaker Program Cocktail at Greenwich Hotel Penthouse on November 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage )

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 06: Gugu Mbatha-Raw attends Through Her Lens: The Tribeca CHANEL Women’s Filmmaker Program Cocktail at Greenwich Hotel Penthouse on November 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage )

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 06: Sam Taylor-Johnson attends Through Her Lens: The Tribeca CHANEL Women’s Filmmaker Program Cocktail at Greenwich Hotel Penthouse on November 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage )

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 06: Paula Weinstein attends Through Her Lens: The Tribeca CHANEL Women’s Filmmaker Program Cocktail at Greenwich Hotel Penthouse on November 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage )

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 06: (L-R) Paula Weinstein, Paula Weinstein, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Hannah Peterson, Diane Kruger and Sam Taylor-Johnson attend Through Her Lens: The Tribeca CHANEL Women’s Filmmaker Program Cocktail at Greenwich Hotel Penthouse on November 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage )

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