Congratulations to Our 2022 Microgrant Semi-Finalists!

We are proud to announce the semi-finalists for our second round of Microgrants! This spring, we had a huge number of wonderful projects that were submitted, and narrowing down was very difficult. Thank you to everyone who submitted. Your voices are necessary, and we can’t wait to see your films.

Semi-finalists’ projects will be considered by our jury, consisting of filmmakers Christine Swanson (P-Valley; Roswell, New Mexico), Anu Valia (She Hulk: Attorney at Law, Never Have I Ever), and Laura Fielder (Board Member, The Black TV & Film Collective). Winners will be announced in mid-June.

Color Grading Grant
Provided by Marika Litz

Stephanie Choriatis, Bloomers
Dani Hanks, Chivalry is Dead
Zoe Mintz, Vibrator Girl
Nina Moore, 6 Sixteen Richmond
Gabriella Moses, Sin Raices
Connie Shi, Coming
Cara Yeates, Gone Before Your Eyes

Film Education or Training

Mia Jessup, Screenwriting Masterclass
Lee Ann Kurr, Fundraising Coaching Sessions
Autumn Moran, ASC Masterclass

Pre-Production or Development

Desiree Abeyta, The House in the Forest
Emily Bennett, Psychopomp
Monique Berkley, What About Her
Donna Di Novelli, Last Seen
Carolina Hoyos, Skylight aka ILLAPA
Marie Incontrera, A Very Queer Holiday
Kimberly Kalaja, The Lesson
Hilary Mann, Untitled Natalie Kalmus Project
Kate Marks, The Cow of Queens
Wi-Moto Nyoka, Affordable Housing
Celia Peters, Feminista
Ma Troggian, The Love of Jupiter

Equipment Rental or Purchase

Cynthia Bastidas, I’m Not My Hair
Rachel Suffian, Drawing with Rachel

Production Services

Valeria Avina, Even in the Light
Caroline Byrd, Magda
Amy DePaola, Tiki Bar Funeral Home
Rachel Johnson, Fast
Alicia Napolitano, Consumption
Samina Saifee, Ayat
Rosemarie Sparacio, Intrusively
Lexi Tannenholtz, Booger
Aba Woodruff, Tomorrow

Post-Production Services

Amandla Baraka, Free Food
Lauren Ciaravalli, Clinical
LaKase Cousino, Land of the Conqueroo
Mel House, Hot Angry Mom
Leah Loftin, Fixation
Francesca Pazniokas, Dummy!
Carolyn Pierre-Outlar, The Recipe
Sarah Rosen, My Aunt Jane
Cristina Spina, Consider the Lilies
Courtney Hope Therond, A Time Apart
Mimi Wilcox, The Sebastopol Siege
Kristin Zahra, My Apology

Festival or Competition Fees

Hillia Aho, In Passing
Liz Beeson, Serious Play
Patrice Bowman, Under the Sun, After the Wind
Amy Guggenheim, Blindsight
Bren Haragan, All of Us Magdalenian
Charysse Tia Harper, The Jill of the Trade
Caitie Hirabayashi, Peruggia, 1843
Jasmin Lopez, Silent Beauty
Nancy Pop, Yes, Mother!
Tea’a Taylor, Asphyxiation
Nina Thomas, Tiny Apple