THE WHAT? Tribeca and Chanel have reaffirmed their commitment to creating new opportunities for women filmmakers, announcing a virtual gathering for the sixth annual Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program.
THE DETAILS The mentorship program provides industry support, artistic development and funding to emerging US-based self-identifying women and non-binary writers and directors.
New to the program this year will be a series of publicly available Masterclass Conversations airing daily during the program run from October 13 to 15 and featuring leading women in film, including Yara Shahidi, Rachel Morrison and Ellen Kuras.
THE WHY? With the pandemic reducing audience numbers worldwide, support for the arts is more important than ever. “Through Her Lens brings together talented creators to support stories and the women who create them.” said Tribeca Enterprises and Tribeca Film Festival Co-Founder and CEO Jane Rosenthal. “Nurturing the next generation of women filmmakers is crucial work for our entire industry. This year, we’ve renewed our dedication to that work by pivoting to a virtual program that will immerse finalists in one-on-one mentorship sessions, as well as publicly-available Masterclass Conversations that will provide access and inspiration to film students and aspiring filmmakers.”