The Women In Film Foundation’s (WIFF) Film Finishing Fund co-chairs Betsy Pollock and Nancy Rae Stone have announced the recipients of the 28th annual Film Finishing Fund grant programme. 

The WIFF received more than 113 narrative features, documentaries and shorts around the world. The 2013 WIFF Film Finishing Fund winners are:

Narrative Feature Films – Dukhtar by Afia Nathaniel and The Factory Girl by Mohamed Samir.

Documentary Films – LaDonna Harris: Indian 101 by Julianna Brannum; The Last One by Nadine Licostie; Mia, A Dancer’s Odyssey by Maria Ramas and Kate Johnson; and Spies Of Mississippi by Dawn Porter.

Narrative Short Film – The Bravest, The Boldest by Pelin Uzay.

“There was a real diversity of subjects explored in this year’s entries,” said Pollock and Stone in a joint statement. “The global status of women and the rights of minorities are consistent themes, but this year we saw many more topics as well.”

The Film Finishing Fund provides cash grants and in-kind production services to complete films that fit the established criteria of being by, for or about women. 

The works-in-progress are viewed by a jury of WIF professionals.