Last month on International Women’s Day, we launched the Artlist Women Creator Fund in partnership with leading video gear manufacturers Zhiyun and Nanlite as well as prominent women creators Karen X. Cheng, Cache Bunny and Premiere Gal.
We challenged women creators worldwide to send us a pitch video for making a film on the theme of ‘voice’ and offered 3 grants that total $15K in cash and filmmaking gear, with mentorship sessions from the creators mentioned above.
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After looking through hundreds of inspiring submissions, we are ready to announce the 3 grant winners.
Katherine Speur | Mentored by Karen X. Cheng
Kat is a video creator based in Toronto, Canada.
Her short film, titled 26 in the 6ix, will highlight 26 diverse women from Toronto corresponding to every letter of the alphabet. The story will celebrate the contributions of women in non-traditional, male-dominated fields, there will be some Sesame Street references too.
Watch Kat’s pitch video:
Ashley O’Neil | Mentored by Cache Bunny
Ashley is a freelance Creative Director and Video Director based in Berlin, Germany.
Her short film, titled My Voice is My Home, will tell of a woman meeting the personification of her inner voice. The story will employ surrealism and the hyper-glossy aesthetics of high fashion.
Watch Ashley’s pitch video:
SI LI | Mentored by Premiere Gal
Si is a Content Creator based in Los Angeles, California.
Her short film will explore the struggles of a Chinese-American girl through her personal story. The story will begin with her familial roots and Chinese heritage and intertwine with her passion for the waves.
Watch Si’s pitch video:
The winners will use their money, gear and mentorship to bring their idea to life. The final product – a short video of up to 7 minutes in length – should be ready around July 2022. Can’t wait to see those inspiring creations!