Seven filmmakers were awarded finishing funds today from the Women In Film Foundation’s annual grant program, which is in its 28th year. 113 feature length narrative, docu, and short films were submitted this year for consideration under the program’s criteria of being films by, for, or about women. Past recipients Freeheld, a 2007 short, and 1994 docu Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision went on to nab Oscars. Cash grants and in-kind production services went to these 2013 winning projects:

Narrative Feature Films
Dukhtar
Afia Nathaniel – Writer/Director/Producer

The Factory Girl
Mohamed Samir – Producer

Documentary Films
LaDonna Harris: Indian 101
Julianna Brannum – Director/Producer

The Last One
Nadine Licostie – Director

Mia, A Dancer’s Odyssey
Maria Ramas and Kate Johnson – Co-Directors

Spies of Mississippi
Dawn Porter – Director/Producer

Narrative Short Film
The Bravest, The Boldest
Pelin Uzay – Producer