Tribeca Film Festival to Honor Female Filmmaker With Inaugural Nora Ephron Prize
The Tribeca Film Festival begins tomorrow night and runs through next week, and along with all of the screenings of anticipated new films as well as old favorites, the festival will be honoring plenty of filmmakers with prizes. One such award is the newly created Nora Ephron Prize, which celebrates the legacy of the prolific writer and filmmaker by honoring one female writer or director with a $25,000 cash prize. Supported by Vogue, the Nora Ephron Prize will be awarded at the Women’s Filmmaker Brunch on April 25 by Tribeca Film Festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal and Sally Singer, creative digital director of Vogue.
"Nora Ephron’s work influenced screenwriters, filmmakers and movie goers,” Rosenthal said. “She was a great friend to the Festival since its inception, and I had the privilege to know her and be in absolute awe of her. She did it all brilliantly, with wit and wisdom that went straight to the heart.”
The eight eligible filmmakers for the inaugural Nora Ephron Prize are as follows:
Laurie Collyer, Sunlight Jr.
Steph Green, Run and Jump
Jenee LaMarque, The Pretty One
Meera Menon, Farah Goes Bang
Mo Ogrodnik, Deep Powder
Marina de Van, Dark Touch
Jane Weinstock, The Moment
Enid Zentelis, Bottled Up