June 6th, 2014
CHARLOTTE GLYNN WINS ASF’S 52ND GRANT!

A big congratulations to Charlotte Glynn, recipient of this year’s ASF/Columbia University Best Female Director Award for her film “The Immaculate Reception.” This is ASF’s 52nd grant awarded since 2007!

June 5th, 2014
ASF AWARDS IT’S 51ST GRANT TO CUSI CRAM!

We are thrilled to announce that filmmaker Cusi Cram has received the 2014 ASF/American Film Institute Production Grant for her film “Wild and Precious.” Congratulations Cusi!

June 4th, 2014
ACTOR JAIME RAY NEWMAN LUNCHES WITH AUCTION WINNER BRADLEY STEGMEIER IN LA!

Thank you Jaime Ray Newman for your generosity and graciousness in supporting ASF. Auction winner Brad Stegmeier and his pal Landon Ash had a terrific time with you at Hugo’s in West Hollywood! And a big thank you to Bradley and Landon as well. Your suppoert is greatly appreciated!

June 3rd, 2014
VOGUE: FOUR FEMALE DIRECTORS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT

http://www.vogue.com/culture/article/summer-movie-guide-female-directors-you-need-to-know/#1

Check out this terrific Vogue piece on four female filmmakers worthy of attention: Marjane Satrapi, Rebecca Zlotowski, Gillian Robespierre and Lynn Shelton

March 12th, 2014
ASF AWARDS ITS 50TH GRANT!

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/adrienne-shelly-foundation-awards-its-50th-grant-249715511.html

The Adrienne Shelly Foundation has awarded its 50th grant! We are extremely excited and proud to reach this wonderful milestone. Fifty incredibly talented women from all over the world have been touched by Adrienne’s legacy since ASF was founded in 2007. We look forward to awarding so many more grants in the years to come. A big congratulations to Meredith Danluck for being our 50th! Her script STATE LIKE SLEEP is terrific and we can’t wait to see the film someday soon! And we thank our partners at the Sundance Institute Feature Film Program, through which Meredith was a participant.

February 26th, 2014
ASF ADDS NEW BOARD MEMBERS

We are very excited to announce the addition of global communications pro Jon Harris and movie producer and record company owner Cliff Chenfeld to our Board of Directors. They bring tremendous exeprience and creativity to our already-talented group. Additionally, actress Sharon Lawrence has joined our Advisory Board. We look forward to their passionate service. See full press release below…

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/adrienne-shelly-foundation-names-two-to-board-247287951.html

February 12th, 2014
7TH ANNUAL CELEBRITY AUCTION ENDS WITH RECORD TOTALS!

Our 7th annual celebrity auction ended this week…and it was our best ever, doubling last year’s total income! We owe a huge thank you to our awesome donors, supporters, generous bidders & Charitybuzz. We look forward to furthering our mission of supporting women filmmakers…and to next year’s auction!

February 7th, 2014
AUCTION WINNER DAVE HANSEN HAD A FUN, CELEBRITY-FILLED WEEK IN LA!

It was a great week for ASF auction winner Dave Hansen, who in his week in LA had lunch with Jason Segel, Diablo Cody, Angela Kinsey and filmmaker Nicole Holofcener (ENOUGH SAID)! A huge thank you Dave for his continued support, and to Angela, Nicole, Diablo and Jason for their generosity and support as well! here’s a couple of pics…

 

January 29th, 2014
CHECK OUT OUR BIGGEST & BEST CELEBRITY AUCTION YET!

Place your bids at Adrienne Shelly Foundation’s 7th Annual Celebrity Auction on Charitybuzz! Have lunch w/Paul Rudd, Jon Hamm, Mark Cuban, Michelle Williams, Rachael Harris, Cheryl Hines, Sharon Lawrence, Sarah Silverman, Jeff Ross, Bill Hader, Jon Slattery, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Melanie Griffith, Tim Guinee, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and many others. Visit the sets of The Good Wife, The Americans, Dallas, Law and Order SVU, Cougar Town, Community, Drop Dead Diva, Today Show, GMA. Walk-ons in Drop Dead Diva, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Workaholics and films. Paddle-boarding and tea with Alanis Morissette. Falconing with Bobby Kennedy Jr. Jimmy Buffet VIP tickets. Script consultations with Ted Hope and Nicole Holofcener. Literary consultation with Salman Rushdie….and so much more!

Check out the full list at www.charitybuzz.com/AdrienneShellyfoundation. And please share this and help us spread the word. Thanks!

January 22nd, 2014
OUR 7TH ANNUAL CELEBRITY AUCTION IS NOW LIVE!

Excited to announce that the Adrienne Shelly Foundation’s 7th Annual Celebrity Auction is now LIVE!! Check out all of our amazing celebrity experiences at Charitybuzz. Bid on exclusive lunches with Paul Rudd, Jon Hamm, Mark Cuban, Michelle Williams, Rachael Harris, Cheryl Hines, Sharon Lawrence, Sarah Silverman, Jeff Ross, Bill Hader, Jon Slattery, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Melanie Griffith, Tim Guinee, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and many others. Plus, set visits to The Good Wife, The Americans, Dallas, Law and Order SVU, Cougar Town, Community, Today Show, GMA. Walk-ons in Drop Dead Diva, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Workaholics and films. Paddle-boarding and tea with Alanis Morissette. Falconing with Bobby Kennedy Jr. Jimmy Buffet VIP tickets. Script consultations with Ted Hope, Hal Hartley and Nicole Holofcener. Literary consultation with Salman Rushdie….and so much more! Check out the full list atwww.charitybuzz.com/AdrienneShellyfoundation. And please share this on Facebook and Twitter and help us spread the word. Thanks!

 

January 20th, 2014
ASF GRANT RECIPIENT CYNTHIA WADE DEBUTS DOVE “REAL BEAUTY” SPOT AT SUNDACE!

Kudos to ASF grantee & Oscar-winning filmmaker Cynthia Wade who’s debuting her “Real Beauty” spot at Sundance. It’s for Dove’s new “Beauty Is” campaign.  It’s part of the Sundance Institute Women’s Filmmaker Initiative. Congrats Cynthia!

 

January 17th, 2014
TERRRIFIC PIECE ON THE DEARTH OF WOMEN FILMMAKERS
Terrific piece on the dearth of women filmmakers. http://t.co/Dd0IppepTp

January 17th, 2014
AWESOME AUCTION LUNCH TODAY WITH WINNER TOM WARDACH AND EDDIE BURNS!

It was a fun lunch in Tribeca with auction winner Tom Wardach and actor/writer/director Eddie Burns. A big thank you for their support of ASF!

January 16th, 2014
ANOTHER HUGE GENDER SNUB BY THE ACADEMY AWARDS

The Academy Awards folks could not find one female director or screenwriter to nominate? Huge gender snub once again. When/how will this inequality finally end?

January 15th, 2014
HOLLYWOOD NEEDS TO HIRE MORE FEMALE DIRECTORS

December 10th, 2013
ASF AWARDS ITS 48TH GRANT!

We are thrilled to announce our 48th grant… awarded to Leah Myerhoff for her terrific film I BELIEVE IN UNICORNS. Congrat’s Leah!

Check out our press release: http://www.ifp.org/press/the-adrienne-shelly-directors-grant-awarded-to-leah-meyerhoff-for-i-believe-in-unicorns/

Check out the film’s website: http://unicornsthemovie.com/

December 9th, 2013
PRESS RELEASE FOR THURSDAY’S MOMA EVENT. STILL TIME TO GET YOUR TICKETS!

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/adrienne-shelly-foundation-to-honor-filmmaker-ava-duvernay-at-3rd-annual-woman-of-vision-salute-at-museum-of-modern-art-235065321.html

December 4th, 2013
ANA LILY AMIRPOUR’S A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT TO PREMIERE AT SUNDANCE 2014!

A huge congrat’s to one of ASF’s first grant recipients, Ana Lily Amirpour, whose vampire film A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT will have its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in january! http://www.sundance.org/festival/release/2014-festival-us-world-and-next-films-announced/

November 26th, 2013
CONGRATS TO ASF GRANTEES LUCY MULLOY AND STACIE PASSON ON THEIR SPIRIT AWARDS NOMINATIONS!

Congrats to ASF grant recipients Lucy Mulloy and Stacie Passon on their Indie Spirit Awards nominations for Best First Feature! Lucy’s UNA NOCHE and Stacie’s CONCUSSION are terrific films that must be seen. UNA NOCHE is also nominated in the Best Editing category. Good luck to Lucy and Stacie!

November 25th, 2013
BUY TICKETS NOW FOR 3RD ANNUAL WOMAN OF VISION SALUTE AT MOMA!
Please join us for our 3rd annual Woman of Vision salute at the Museum of Modern Art December 12, 7pm, when we’ll be honoring the very talented filmmaker Ava DuVernay …who’ll be joined by actor Sharon Lawrence (NYPD BLUE, MONK, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, RIZZOLI & ISLES, DROP DEAD DIVA) for a lively chat and Q&A following a screening of Ava’s MIDDLE OF NOWHERE.

To attend, visit www.adrienneshellyfoundation.org, click DONATE and charge $150 per ticket. We’ll be back in touch with confirmation and further details!

Winner of the Best Director Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and the John Cassavetes Independent Spirit Award for her second feature MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, Ava DuVernay is a writer, producer, director and distributor of independent film. DuVernay’s directorial work also includes I WILL FOLLOW, VENUS VS, THIS IS THE LIFE, MY MIC SOUNDS NICE and SCANDAL. She is currently prepping the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. feature project, SELMA. DuVernay is founder of AFFRM, a film distribution collective dedicated to African-American cinema, and sits on the boards of Film Independent and the Sundance Institute.

Thank you for your support!

 

November 22nd, 2013
ASF HONOREE AVA DUVERNAY ON DIRECTING LAST NIGHT’S EPISODE OF SCANDAL

Upcoming ASF Woman of Vision honoree Ava DuVernay discusses directing the November 21 episode of the hit television program SCANDAL, starring Kerry Washington http://tinyurl.com/km3lr52

Purchase your tickets now to our December 12th salute. Ava will be joined by actor Sharon Lawrence. We’ll be screening Ava’s MIDDLE OF NOWHERE. Tickets, $150, available at our home page www.adrienneshellyfoundation.org. Simply charge $150 per ticket and we’ll confirm back your purchase. Thank you!

 

November 1st, 2013
REMEMBERING ADRIENNE TODAY

Adrienne left us seven years ago, tragically and prematurely. She’s always remembered, always loved and always missed. Her memory and her legacy live on through the work of the Foundation…

October 28th, 2013
SAMANTHA BUCK (BEST KEPT SECRET) IS ASF’S LATEST GRANT RECIPIENT!

Congratulations to BEST KEPT SECRET filmmaker Samantha Buck for winning the Adrienne Shelly Foundation Grant from the Women in Film Finishing Fund! This a truly terrific film from a very talented director…  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/06/movies/best-kept-secret-and-a-school-for-special-needs-children.html?_r=0

October 25th, 2013
AUCTION WINNER TOM WARDACH MEETS WITH TED HOPE FOR SCRIPT CONSULTATION!

It was a very productive meeting / script consultation today between 2012 auction winner Tom Wardach and renowned Indie film producer Ted Hope. We look forward to seeing Tom’s script hit the big screen someday! Thank you Tom and Ted for your support, as always!

September 25th, 2013
PATTI CLARKSON LUNCHES WITH AUCTION WINNER TIM LATIMER!

A great time was had at lunch at NYC’s Bar Six today by auction winner Tim Latimer and the very special Patti Clarkson. Thank you Tim and Patti for your support of ASF!

September 23rd, 2013
MICHELLE WILLIAMS LUNCHES WITH AUCTION WINNER KATE LESHNOVER!

It was a fun lunch at Brooklyn’s Frankie’s 457 with the lovely and talented Michelle Williams (an ASF advisory board member) and auction winner Kate Leshnover and her sister Mary! Thank you Kate for your continued support of our mission…and a big thank you to Michelle for all you do for ASF!

September 11th, 2013
ASF GRANTEE TALIBAH NEWMAN’S SWEET HONEY CHILE’ SCREENS FRIDAY & SUNDAY IN NYC!

ASF grantee Talibah Neweman’s SWEET HONEY CHILE’ screens Fri & Sun @ AMC Loews 34th NYC. Festival info: 

Please support this very talented filmmaker!

August 24th, 2013
UNA NOCHE AN OPENING NIGHT SELLOUT IN NYC! CONGRATS LUCY MULLOY!

Huge congrat’s to ASF grantee Lucy Mulloy on an opening night sellout for UNA NOCHE in NYC last night! Pls go see this incredible film from an extremely talented filmmaker and ASF grant recipient. It’s at the IFC Theater and Lincoln Plaza…

August 19th, 2013
ASF GRANTEE LUCY MULLOY’S UNA NOCHE OPENS IN NYC AND MIAMI FRIDAY 8/23

Check out the trailer for the very awesome UNA NOCHE from ASF grant recipient Lucy Mulloy. Film opens this Friday night, 8/23, at the Lincoln Plaza and IFC Theaters in Manhattan…and in Miami too. Other cities to follow. This film blew away our jury….with a rare unanimous decision. Not to be missed! Lucy is one very talented filmmaker…. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kZfBAS8J4s&feature=youtu.be

 

August 8th, 2013
RIP KAREN BLACK

RIP Karen Black. She was a good friend of the Adrienne Shelly Foundation and a truly special person.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-207_162-57597691/karen-black-five-easy-pieces-star-dead-at-74/

August 2nd, 2013
SARA BLECHER’S OTELO BURNING MAKES A CNN LIST OF “10 MUST-SEE AFRICAN MOVIES OF 21ST CENTURY”

Congrats to ASF grantee Sara Blecher, whose terrific film OTELO BURNING is on a CNN list of “10 Must See African Films of the 21st Century” 

Watch the trailer here… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gek4b3x0TTQ

July 31st, 2013
ASF GRANTEE SARAH GERTRUDE SHAPIRO’S SEQUIN RAZE PICKED UP FOR LIFETIME SHOW!

Congrat’s to recent ASF/AFI grant recipient Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, whose short film SEQUIN RAZE will be turned into a television program on Lifetime. Sarah will co-write and produce. Check out the SEQUIN RAZE trailer here… http://vimeo.com/59105722

http://www.deadline.com/2013/07/lifetime-orders-marti-noxon-drama-pilot-based-on-indie-short-sequin-raze/

July 29th, 2013
ASF GRANTEE PENNY LANE’S OUR NIXON PREMIERES ON CNN THURSDAY NIGHT

Check out ASF’s 45th grant recipient Penny Lane’s OUR NIXON, premiering this Thurs night on CNN. A truly fascinating look into the Nixon White House through 100% archive footage / home movies. Congrats Penny!

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/28/movies/our-nixon-uses-hundreds-of-reels-shot-by-staff-members.html?_r=0

July 17th, 2013
ASF GRANTEE LISA ROBERTSON’S COMMERCE NOW AVAILABLE ON ITUNES!

Check out ASF grantee Lisa Robertson’s awesome short COMMERCE now available on iTunes!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/commerce/id667493625?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

July 3rd, 2013
ASF AWARDS 45TH GRANT TO PENNY LANE (OUR NIXON) AT NANTUCKET FILM FESTIVAL

Congrat’s to Penny Lane for winning the 2013 Adrienne Shelly Foundation Excellence in Filmmaking Award for her fascinating documentary OUR NIXON which, through archival footage exclusively, chronicles the tragfic downfall of President Richard M. Nixon. View trailer here…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYWQJKgbo_w

June 20th, 2013
AUCTION WINNER CAMERON MAHBUBIAN PROPOSES TO GIRLFRIEND CANDYCE AT JULIANNA MARGULIES LUNCH!

ASF auction winners Candyce and Cameron has an amazing time with the awesome Julianna Margulies at NYC’s Cafe Luxembourgh. And at the end of lunch, Cameron took to one knee and proposed to Candyce! The entire event was a total surprise to her…and fortunately she said yes! Congrats to Candyce and Cameron! We wish you much happiness and good fortune. And a big thank you to Julianna for her continued support of ASF and for making Candyce and Cameron’s day so special!

 

Candyce and Cameron (freshly engaged!) with Julianna MarguliesCandyce and Cameron (freshly engaged!) with Julianna Margulies

June 19th, 2013
FOX SEARCHLIGHT / 20TH CENTURY FOX CONTINUES ITS GENEROUS SUPPORT OF ASF!

A huge thank you to Nancy Utley Jacobs, Fox Searchlight and 20th Century Fox for their continued generosity and support of ASF!

June 17th, 2013
MICHELLE WILLIAMS JOINS ASF ADVISORY BOARD

Three-time Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe winning actor Michelle Williams has joined the Adrienne Shelly Foundation Advisory Board

August 16th, 2013
SWEET HONEY CHILE TRAILER FROM ASF GRANTEE TALIBAH NEWMAN

Check out the trailer for SWEET HONEY CHILE from ASF grant recipient Talibah Newman. Congrats Talibah!

 

June 11th, 2013
ADRIENNE’S WAITRESS BECOMING A MUSICAL

Adriene’s incredible film WAITRESS headed for the stage… http://popwatch.ew.com/2013/06/10/waitress-musical-sara-bareilles/

May 28th, 2013
ANOTHER GREAT PIECE ON THE CHALLENGES FACING WOMEN DIRECTORS

May 27th, 2013
SONY’S AMY PASCAL’S INDICTMENT OF HOLLYWOOD’S TREATMENT OF WOMEN FILMMAKERS

http://blogs.indiewire.com/womenandhollywood/sony-head-amy-pascal-on-women-directors-the-whole-system-is-geared-for-them-to-fail

Sony studio chief Amy Pascal says the Hollywood system is designed for women directors to fail

May 17th, 2013
ASF AWARDS ITS 44TH GRANT TO FILMMAKER SARAH SHAPIRO

Congratulations to the very talented Sarah Shapiro, who has become our 44th grant recipient, winning this year’s ASF/AFI Production Grant for her suspenseful and haunting short film “Sequin Raze,” a behind-the-scenes look inside a fictional reality tv dating program. View trailer here…http://vimeo.com/49561157

May 16th, 2013
AFIA NATHANIEL WINS ASF/TRIBECA FILM INSTITUTE PRODUCTION GRANT

Congratulations to the very talented writer/director Afia Nathaniel for winning this year’s ASF/Tribeca Film Institute Production Grant for her film “Dukhtar”http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1398746/

May 16th, 2013
JENNIE ALLEN RECEIVES ADRIENNE SHELLY AWARD FOR BEST FEMALE DIRECTOR!

Congratulations to Jennie Allen, winner of the 2013 Adrienne Shelly Best Female Director Award at Columbia University for her film “Relics” http://relicsfilm.com/post/27675717952/jennie-allen-writer-director-me

May 6th, 2013
PHOTO FROM “MAD MEN” AUCTION LUNCH
A bunch of really great (and very funny) guys getting together for an Adrienne Shelly Foundation auction lunch which raised a bunch of dough. A huge thank you to Jon Harris for all that he does for ASF and for making this happen. And of course a big thanks to Jon Hamm and John Slattery for their continuous support of ASF…and to Matthew Weiner, Brian Williams, Matt Lauer, Al Roker and Jim Bell for helping make the event memorable. Andy Ostroy, founder/executive director, far right.
 

April 11th, 2013
IFC PRESENTS ASF GRANTEE OLIVIA SILVER’S ARCADIA AT BROOKLYN SCREENINGS

IFP presents the NYC premiere of ASF grantee Olivia Silver’s ARCADIA at the ReRun Theater in Dumbo, Brooklyn from April 12-18. Starring Oscar nominee John Hawkes, ARCADIA won the Crystal Bear at the 2012 Berlin Film Festival and the Adrienne Shelly Foundation Production Grant at the Nantucket Film Festival, among other awards. Screenings will be followed by events all week long featuring lead actress Ryan Simpkins, The Low Anthem band member Jeff Prystowsky, award-winning producer Mynette Louie, and more. Please attend and also help spread the word!

More info and tickets available for purchase here:
http://arcadiarerun.eventbrite.com/

Watch the trailer here:

Like us on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/arcadiathefilm

April 11th, 2013
PLEASE SUPPORT ASF GRANTEE CHLOE ZHAO’S KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN FOR HER FILM LEE!

April 11th, 2013
PLEASE SUPPORT ASF GRANTEE CHLOE ZHAO’S KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN FOR HER FILM LEE!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/990433900/lee-0

 

April 10th, 2013
ASF GRANTEE STACIE PASSON’S CONCUSSION AT SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL

March 20th, 2013
NICE PLUG FOR ASF ON ALANIS MORISSETTE’S WEBSITE!

March 13th, 2013
ALANIS MORISSETTE AND AUCTION WINNER DAVE HANSEN PRACTICE YOGA TOGETHER!

Auction winner Dave Hansen and the awesome Alanis Morissette at their yoga/tea/lunch last week in Santa Monica. A big thank you to Alanis and Dave for their continued support of ASF!

 

 

March 11th, 2013
MARCH 19 SCREENING OF “MY SO CALLED ENEMY”
Please join ASF grantee Lisa Gossels for a very special Building Bridges sponsored “My So-Called Enemy” screening on Tuesday, 3/19 at 7pm the Tribeca Film Center. Rawan and Gal, two of the amazing main characters in the film, visiting from Palestine and Israel, will be doing the Q&A! If you can make it, please rsvp to info@BuildingBridgesShift.org.

March 1st, 2013
ALANIS MORISETTE AND ASF AUCTION WINNER DAVE HANSEN SHARE YOGA AND TEA IN LA!

It was an incredible experience today for auction winner Dave Hansen, who shared a private yoga session and tea afterwards with the amazing Alanis Morissette in Santa Monica. Thank you Alanis and Dave for your support!

February 23rd, 2013
SPECIAL SCREENING OF THE UNBELIEVABLE TRUTH W/DIRECTOR HAL HARTLEY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rkwePiafJfc

Come to the special screening of the indie classic THE UNBELIEVABLE TRUTH this Friday March 1 at the First Time Fest in NYC. Director Hal Hartley, along with other special guests, will be there to intro the film. I’ll be there as well to say a quick few words about Adrienne and the Adrienne Shelly Foundation. Screening’s at 4:30 at Loews Village 7 at 3rd Avenue and East 11th Street. Hope to see you there!

February 20th, 2013
MICHELLE TSIAKAROS AWARDED 2ND ANNUAL PRODUCTION GRANT AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY

At Boston University’s Redstone Film Festival ASF Founder/Executive Director Andy Ostroy, and his 9-year-old daughter Sophie, awarded the 2nd Annual Adrienne Shelly Production Grant to Michelle Tsiakaros for her screenplay PLASTIC SURGERY, which she will begin shooting shortly. CongratulationsMichelle!

February 19th, 2013
AUCTION WINNER ROBERT BEAUCAGE LUNCHES WITH SARAH SILVERMAN!

A fun time was had today at lunch in LA with auction winner Robert Beaucage and Sarah Silverman! Robert experienced an extra special treat when Sarah brought comic Jeff Ross to the lunch! Thank you Sarah and Robert for your support of ASF!

January 23rd, 2013
SUNDANCE NEWS: INDIE FILM IS HOT AGAIN!

So good to see the Indie reviall…and a re-commitment to strong theatrical releases… 

January 22nd, 2013
STACIE PASSON’S CONCUSSION IN SUNDANCE SALE!
Huge congrats to ASF’s most recent grantee, Stacie Passon, on selling her terrific film CONCUSSION to The Weinstein Co at Sundance. Look for an early ’13 theatrical release…

http://moviecitynews.com/2013/01/radius-the-weinstein-company-knocks-it-out-with-concussion/

 

January 13th, 2013
GAINS FOR WOMEN FILMMAKERS

January 10th, 2013
OLIVIA SILVER’S ARCADIA ON VOD

Watch the trailer for Adrienne Shelly Foundation grantee’s Olivia Silver’s terrific film ARCADIA  http://vimeo.com/43115534. The film is available on VOD 1/19-3/13.

In other news, ARCADIA will be screening at the excellent Gothenburg Film Festival in Sweden on January 25, 26 and 28. http://filmweb01.filmfestival.org/filmfestival/info/en/festivalprogram/programentry?date=19000101&programSectionId=0&cinemaId=0&countryId=0&freeText=arcadia
And as 1 of 8 films in competition at the Cinejunior Festival in various towns near Paris, France – beginning Feb 1: http://www.cinemapublic.org/Arcadia.html?lang=fr
Congrats Olivia!

January 10th, 2013
CYNTHIA WADE RECEIVES SECOND OSCAR NOMINATION!

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/movies/la-et-mn-oscar-nominations-short-documentary-20130110,0,6810573.story

A huge congrats to 2007 ASF grantee Cynthia Wade on receiving her second Oscar nomination for her short documentary MONDAYS AT RACINE! Cynthia received an Oscar in 2008 for her short doc FREEHELD, which ASF helped fund. Good luck Cynthia!

January 8th, 2013
GET YOUR COPY OF ADRIENNE’S FIRST FILM, HAL HARTLEY’S THE UNBELIEVABLE TRUTH
Adrienne’s first film, THE UNBELIEVABLE TRUTH, written/directed by Hal Hartley. Get your copy here http://www.possiblefilms.com/1990/07/the-unbelievable-truth/

December 13th, 2012
TWO HOURS LEFT FOR OUR CELEBRITY AUCTION!

Just two more hours of bidding on our 6th annul auction. Grab these amazing celebrity items wwhile you can! http://www.ebay.com/asfoundation

December 12th, 2012
TWO MORE DAYS FOR ASF’S CELEBRITY AUCTION!

Just two more days until our auction ends…so bid now! http://www.ebay.com/asfoundation

December 12th, 2012
ASF GRANTEE LAUREN WOLKSTEIN HEADS TO SUNDANCE!

Congrats to ASF grantee Lauren Wolkstein, whose short film SOCIAL BUTTERFLY will compete at Sundance in January. We wish her much good luck and success!

December 7th, 2012
GREAT “EBAY STORIES” PIECE ABOUT OUR CURRENT CELEBRITY AUCTION

December 5th, 2012
HUFFINGTONPOST PIECE ABOUT ASF’S CELEBRITY AUCTION

 

December 3rd, 2012
ASF’S 6TH ANNUAL EBAY CELEBRITY AUCTION LAUNCHES TODAY!

It’s our biggest and best auction ever, and it launches today at 5PM EST. For details and to bid go to www.ebay.com/asfoundation and check out the 60+ items featured the following celebrities an more!: Paul Rudd, Michelle Williams, Jon Hamm, Rosario Dawson, Sarah Silverman, Jason Segel, Mark Cuban, Rachael Harris, Julianna Margulies, John Slattery, Keri Russell, Angela Kinsey, Cheryl Hines, Jeremy Sisto, Jon Stewart, Lorraine Bracco, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Hilarie Burton, Rosanna Arquette, Meredith Vieira, Bill Maher, Paul “Pee-wee Herman” Reubens, Stephen Colbert, Rachael Ray, Bill Hader, Sam Waterston, Joan Rivers, David Letterman, Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Chelsea Handler and many others…including set visits to tv shows NCIS, DALLAS, COMMUNITY, THE NEWSROOM, TODAY SHOW, GOOD MORNING AMERICA and others. Bid on some really fun stuff while helping a very worthy cause.

November 29th, 2012
STACIE PASSON’S CONCUSSION HEADED TO SUNDANCE!

http://www.sundance.org/festival/release/2013-sundance-film-festival-announces-films-in-u.s.-and-world-competitions-/

Congratulations to ASF’s latest grant recipient Stacie Passon, whose CONCUSSION was accepted into Sundance’s U.S. Dramatic Competition. The film festival takes place in Januarty 2013. Stacie was awarded ASF’s IFP Directors Grant last week at our Woman of Vision Salute at the Museum of Modern Art. We wish Stacie the best of luck in Utah,a nd hope she gets a terrific distribution deal!

November 24th, 2012
SNEAK PREVIEW OF OUR 6TH ANNUAL EBAY CELEBRITY AUCTION LAUNCHING DECEMBER 3RD!

http://cgi3.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewUserPage&userid=adrienne_shelly_foundation

Check out all the incredible celebrity experiences in our upcoming 6th Anual eBay Auction launching December 3rd!

November 21st, 2012
ASF’S 2ND ANNUAL WOMAN OF VISION OF SALUTE A HUGE SUCCESS!

 

Photos from last night’s truly special 2nd Annual Adrienne Shelly Foundation Woman of Vision Salute at the Museum of Modern Art. A big thank you to the awesome Lena Dunham and Delia Ephron…and to all who came out to support our mission of Supporting Women Filmmakers. If you’d like to help us achieve this mission, please click herehttp://adrienneshellyfoundation.org/donate to make a donation. Thank you!

November 20th, 2012
STACIE PASSON WINS ASF’S 40TH GRANT!

http://www.ifp.org/press/stacie-passon-wins-ifpadrienne-shelly-foundation-directors-grant-for-concussion/

Congratulations to Stacie Passon, recipient of the 2012 ASF/IFP Director’s Grant for her film CONCUSSION, a dark comedy about a bored, wealthy, suburban lesbian housewife who becomes a Manhattan prostitute. Look for the film’s release sometime on 2013. The award was announced at ASF’s 2nd Annual Woman of Vision Salute at MoMA honoring Lena Dunham and featuring Delia Ephron.

Stacie Passon, Lena Dunham, Delia Ephron

November 20th, 2012
ASF GRANTEES GATHER AT MOMA FOR 2ND ANNUAL WOMAN OF VISION SALUTE

A gathering of nine of ASF’s forty grant recipients took place at our 2nd Annual Woman of Vision Salute at MoMA Tuesday night. Was great to have so many in our family together in one room. Working on putting together a networking event that would be attended by as many of our grantees as possible.

 

Pictured from left to right: Madeleine Olnek, Lisa Gossels, Annie Sundberg, ASF founder/execurtive director Andy Ostroy, Emily Abt, Dia Sokol-Savage, back row…Stacie Passon, Lena Dunham, Delia Ephron, Marisa O’Guinn, Lisa Robertson, Christina Eliopoulos

November 19th, 2012
SARA BLECHER’S INCREDIBLE OTELO BURNING OPENS NOV 28 IN NYC!

ASF grantee Sara Blecher’s incredible OTELO BURNING opens 11/28 in NY. Please check it out and support a very talented filmmaker in the ASF family!

November 16th, 2012
CONGRATS TO ASF’S NEWEST GRANTEE STACIE PASSON!

Congratulations to filmmaker Stacie Passon, winner of this year’s ASF/IFP Directors Grant for her film CONCUSSION. Check it out on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Concussion-Movie/134087226677205. Come join us Tuesday night (Nov 20) as we present the award to Stacie as part of our 2nd Annual Woman of Vision Salute at the Museum of Modern Art, 7pm at the Titus 1 Theater (11 West 53rd Street). We’re honoring Lena Dunham (TINY FURNITURE, HBO’s GIRLS), screening the film THIS IS MY LIFE, co-written by Delia Ephron and her sister Nora (was Nora’s directorial debut), and followed by a lively, informal onstage chat/Q&A between Lena and Delia. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased on our home page. Click DONATE and charge $150 per the # of tickets you want. We’ll confirm back the purchase. Thank you!

November 16th, 2012
TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR OUR NOV 20 WOMAN OF VISION SALUTE AT MOMA HONORING LENA DUNHAM!

We need your support! Please join us Tuesday night (Nov 20) for our 2nd Annual Woman of Vision Salute at the Museum of Modern Art, 7pm at the Titus 1 Theater (11 West 53rd Street). We’re honoring Lena Dunham (TINY FURNITURE, HBO’s GIRLS), screening the film THIS IS MY LIFE, co-written by Delia Ephron and her sister Nora (was Nora’s directorial debut), and followed by a lively, informal onstage chat/Q&A between Lena and Delia. Tickets are $150 and can be purchased on our home page. Click DONATE and charge $150 per the # of tickets you want. We’ll confirm back the purchase. Thank you!

November 9th, 2012
EBAY AUCTION LAUNCH DATE MOVED TO DECEMBER 3

Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the challenges it still poses for many, we’ve decided to push back our auction launch date to December 3rd. The auction will run for ten days.

 

November 7th, 2012
WE’RE HONORING LENA DUNHAM! PURCHASE TICKETS FOR 2ND ANNUAL WOMAN OF VISION SALUTE AT MOMA NOV 20.

Lena Dunham (TINY FURNITURE, HBO’s GIRLS) has quickly become one of the most critical creative voices of her generation…and we’ll be honoring her at this year’s Adrienne Shelly Foundation Woman of Vision Salute at the Museum of Modern Art November 20th at 7pm. It’s going to be a terrific night of entertainment. We’ll be awarding this year’s ASF/IFP Director’s Grant, screening the film THIS IS MY LIFE, followed by a lively, informal on-stage chat between Lena and screenwriter Delia Ephron. To purchase tickets please visit www.adrienneshellyfoundation.org and click DONATE and charge $150 per each ticket. We’ll confirm back your purchase and add you to the attendee list. Seating is limited so buy now! Thank you.

October 12th, 2012
DAVE HANSEN LUNCHES WITH HAL HARTLEY

Thank you auction winner Dave Hansen and filmmaker Hal Hartley for supporting ASF. Today’s lunch was great.

October 12th, 2012
DAVE HANSEN LUNCHES WITH HAL HARTLEY

Thank you auction winner Dave Hansen and filmmaker Hal Hartley for supporting ASF. Today’s lunch was great.

October 12th, 2012
DAVE HANSEN LUNCHES WITH HAL HARTLEY

Thank you auction winner Dave Hansen and filmmaker Hal Hartley for supporting ASF. Today’s lunch was great.

October 12th, 2012
DAVE HANSEN LUNCHES WITH HAL HARTLEY

Thank you auction winner Dave Hansen and filmmaker Hal Hartley for supporting ASF. Today’s lunch was great.

October 12th, 2012
DAVE HANSEN LUNCHES WITH HAL HARTLEY

Thank you auction winner Dave Hansen and filmmaker Hal Hartley for supporting ASF. Today’s lunch was great.

October 12th, 2012
DAVE HANSEN LUNCHES WITH HAL HARTLEY

Thank you auction winner Dave Hansen and filmmaker Hal Hartley for supporting ASF. Today’s lunch was great.

October 12th, 2012
DAVE HANSEN LUNCHES WITH HAL HARTLEY

Thank you auction winner Dave Hansen and filmmaker Hal Hartley for supporting ASF. Today’s lunch was great.

October 9th, 2012
AUCTION WINNER DAVE HANSEN BREAKFASTS WITH SNL’S BILL HADER

Many thanks to 2011 auction winner Dave Hansen for his support. Dave’s breakfast today with Saturday Night Live’s Bill Hader was a lot of fun. And a big thanks to Bill as well!

October 6th, 2012
MANY NEW CELEBRITY ITEMS ADDED TO NOV. 5TH AUCTION

Most of last year’s incredible items are back–including lunches with Paul Rudd, Jon Hamm, Michelle Williams, Rosario Dawson–and we have so many new and exciting celebrity experiences as well. This year you can also lunch with Sam Waterston, Jeffrey Dean Morgan Hilarie Burton, Sara Silverman, Lorraine Bracco and others…as well as bid on set visits from NCSI, Good Morning America, Dallas and Community….VIP Tickets w/meet & greets to EVITA, GRACE, Alanis Morissette, Joan Rivers… and a walk-on in a movie from Steve Carell’s Carousel Productions.  The auction launches on eBay November 5th. Stay tuned for more information!

September 27th, 2012
SARA BLECHER’S OTELO BURNING OPENING IN NYC OCT 3!

2011 ASF/IFP grantee Sara Blecher’s OTELO BURNING makes its US theatrical premiere Wed, Oct 3 at NYC’s new MIST Harlem Cinemas. Great film…catch it if you can!

September 27th, 2012
5TH ANNUAL ASF EBAY CELEBRITY AUCTION LAUNCHING NOVEMBER 5TH!

It’s almost Fall, & that means it’s almost time for the Adrienne Shelly Foundation’s 5th Annual ebay Celebrity Auction! Watch for more info soon…

September 27th, 2012
TALIBAH NEWMAN RECEIVES ASF/ROOFTOP FILMS SHORT FILM GRANT!

Congrats to latest ASF/Rooftop Films grantee Talibah Newman for her “Sweet Honey Chile'” project. Donate here… 

September 27th, 2012
ASF PRESS RELEASE ANNOUNCING FIVE NEW GRANTS

June 27th, 2012
ASF ANNOUNCES FIVE NEW GRANTEES!

Congrats to five new Adrienne Shelly Foundation grantees! We’re proud to have Natasha Johns-Messenger, Kim Rideout, Rose Troche, Christina Eliopoulos and Anika Poitier in the ASF family! And we thank our partners Boston University, NY Women in Film, Tribeca All Access, Nantucket Film Festival and the American Film Institute.

June 27th, 2012
ARTICLE NAMES WAITRESS ONE OF TOP 5 FOOD MOVIES

June 26th, 2012
WE MOURN THE LOSS OF ONE OF THE GREATEST FILMMAKERS EVER, NORA EPHRON

June 21st, 2012
OLIVIA SILVER RECEIVES ASF GRANT TODAY AT NANTUCKET FILM FESTIVAL

Olivia Silver is this year’s recipient of the ASF Excellence in Filmmaking Award, presented June 21 at the Nantucket Film Festival. Her directorial debut, “ARCADIA”, is a terrific film. Congrats Olivia!

June 20th, 2012
AUCTION WINNER CAMERON POTTER’S AWESOME LUNCH WITH MICHELLE WILLIAMS!

A big thank you to ASF auction winner Cameron Potter and Michelle Williams for their support of our mission! It was a fun lunch!

 

 

June 11th, 2012
CHRISTINA ELIOPOULOS WINS ASF’S WOMEN IN FILM PRODUCTION GRANT!

Congratulations to “DEMON ON WHEELS” writer/director Christina Eliopoulos, winner of the 2011 ASF Grant from the Women in Film Finishing Fund! Read about the film here:http://www.demononwheels.com/Welcome.html

June 6th, 2012
KATE LEHNOVER’S FUN LUNCH WITH PABLO SCHREIBER!

Happy to report that 2011 ASF auction winner Kate Lehnover’s NYC lunch with Pablo Schreiber was a huge success! Kate and her friend Mary were treated to a truly fun time. Thank you Kate, Mary and Pablo for your support of ASF!

May 31st, 2012
ASF/IFP GRANTEE LUCY MULLOY’S “UNA NOCHE” GETS DISTRIBUTION DEAL!

Congratulations to 2010 ASF/IFP grant recipient Lucy Mulloy, whose terrific film “UNA NOCHE” has just secured a distribution deal with Sundance Selects/IFC. We can’t wait to see this film hit theatres! Be sure to see it.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/sundance-selects-una-noche-331760

May 31st, 2012
NANCY LYNN SALCE AND GUEST VISIT THE TODAY SHOW!

It was a fun time over at 30 Rock for auction winner Nancy Lynn Salce and her guest Valerie Caro, who were given a private studio tour by Al Roker, who then put them on the air! Thank you Al, TODAY and of course Nancy for your support of ASF and our mission!

May 29th, 2012
AUCTION WINNER VICCI HO ENJOYS A FUN LUNCH WITH PATRICIA CLARKSON!

Thank you Patti Clarkson for being so gracious and making lunch with auction winner Vicci Ho and her guest Cindy so much fun! And a big thanks to Vicci for her support of ASF!

May 10th, 2012
ANIKA POITIER WINS ASF PRODUCTION GRANT AT AMERICAN FILM INSITUTE!

Congratulations to filmmaker Anika Poitier, winner of the 2012 Adrienne Shelly Foundation production grant at AFI’s DWW program. Her short “Black Irish” is a powerful film and we look forward to seeing more work as her career takes off! http://www.facebook.com/AmericanFilmInstitute/posts/10150870766894295

May 10th, 2012
NATASHA JOHNS-MESSENGER WINS ASF/COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY AWARD FOR BEST FEMALE DIRECTOR!
Congratulations to Natasha Johns-Messenger, winner of the 2012 Adrienne Shelly Foundation Award for Best Female Director! Her film "BLACKWOOD" is a beautifully
shot, well-written and superbly acted film that deals with the struggles of motherhood. She has a very bright filmmaking future ahead of her!

May 7th, 2012
ASF GRANTEE LISA GOSSELS’ “MY SO-CALLED ENEMY” FREE SCREENING AT UCLA THURSDAY MAY 10
If you’re in LA please check out this incredible film, “My So-Called Enemy”, at UCLA as part of In the Olive Tree Initiative’s “Month of Ideas” Series.Thursday, May 10th at 7:00pm.  Northwest Campus Auditorium, 200 De Neve Drive.
OTI student leaders will lead a post-screening conversation. This event is free and open to the public.  Click here for tickets and more information. Co-Sponsored by UCLA’s Office of Residential Life.

April 28th, 2012
AUCTION WINNER SIMON HIGGS AND DAUGHTER ELIZABETH DINE WITH DIABLO CODY!

An awesome time was had by Simon Higgs and his daughter Elizabeth at their auction lunch with Diablo Cody in LA! Thank you all for your support of ASF!

April 27th, 2012
CONGRAT’S TO ASF GRANTEE LUCY MULLOY ON TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL WINS!

Congratulations to 2010 ASF/IFP grant recipient Lucy Mulloy for the awards she and her incredible film “Una Noche” won at this week’s Tribeca Film Festival. Lucy herself won the award for new narrative director, with the cinematography award goiung to Trevor Forrest and Shlomo Godder, while acting awards were shared by stars Dariel Arrechada and Javier Nunez Florian http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118053202

April 26th, 2012
ROSE TROCHE WINS ASF/TRIBECA ALL ACCESS FILMMAKER GRANT!

Congratulations to Rose Troche, director of “XANADU”, for winning this year’s ASF/Tribeca All Access Filmmaker Grant. Read more here… http://www.mentalpictures.net/projects.html#

 

April 19th, 2012
BRIAN D’ARCY’S WALK-ON ON JOSS WHEDON’S “IN YOUR EYES”

It was another fun movie walk-on for frequent ASF supporter Broan D’Arcy! This time he hit the set of Joss Whedon’s “In Your Eyes.” Thank you as always Brian…and thank you Joss, director Brin Hill and producer Michael Roiff!

April 18th, 2012
ADRIENNE WAS ON THE CASTING LIST FOR “FRIENDS”

New Vanity Fair article shows that Adrienne was on the casting list for the tv show “Friends” for the role of Phoebe, which went to Lisa Kudrow. 

April 6th, 2012
MORE “MAD MEN” AUCTION LUNCH PRESS
More press re: ASF’s recent “Mad Men” lunch w/ Jon Hamm, John Slattery, Brian Williams, Al Roker, Today Show exec producer Jim Bell, auction winner and ASF advisory board member Jon Harris and ASF’s Andy Ostroy http://tinyurl.com/7h952yh

April 2nd, 2012
PRESS PICKUP OF “MAD MEN” AUCTION LUNCH

Press coverage of our March 19 auction lunch with Mad Men’s Jon Hamm and John Slattery; auction winner Jon Harris, Today Show executive producer Jim Bell, Brian Williams, Al Roker and ASF founder Andy Ostroy http://www.amny.com/urbanite-1.812039/mad-men-do-lunch-at-midtown-steakhouse-1.3638713

March 27th, 2012
BRIAN AND KAREN DURBIN VISIT THE CASTLE SET AND NATHAN FILLION!

Brian and Karen Durbin had a blast visiting the set of Nathan Fillion’s hit tv show CASTLE! Thank you Nathan, John Rancipher, ABC and of course the Durbins!

March 22nd, 2012
A FUN LUNCH WITH KERI RUSSELL AND AUCTION WINNER SHARON LINNEA!

It was a great time at NYC’s Frankie’s restaurant with Keri Russell and auction winner Sharon Linnea. Thank you for your support Keri, as always…and of course Sharon too!

March 21st, 2012
CHRISTINA BECK’S “PERFECTION” AT SF INT’L WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL APRIL 13-15

If you’re in San Fran and want to see a great film check out our 2009 grantee Christina Beck’s “Perfection” http://sfiwff.festivalgenius.com/2012/films/perfection_sfiwff2012

March 19th, 2012
IT’S A “MAD MEN” LUNCH FOR AUCTION WINNER JON HARRIS!

Fun times were had today at Ben Benson’s Steakhouse in NYC as auction winner (and ASF Advisory Board member) Jon Harris’s 2nd annual “Mad Men lunch” took place with Jon Hamm, John Slattery and friends Brian Williams, Al Roker and “Today Show” producer Jim Bell. We had a blast. Thank you everyone for your continued support of ASF! http://twitpic.com/8z0k9b

March 2nd, 2012
THE AWESOME ROSARIO DAWSON AND AUCTION WINNER JAY DINE IN SANTA MONICA

Many thanks to the always engaging Rosario Dawson and our auction winner Jay and his friend Shiori for a fun lunch at The Ivy at the Shore in Santa Monica. We appreciate your support of ASF.

March 2nd, 2012
CHERYL HINES AND AUCTION WINNER TOM WARDACH HAVE FUN LUNCH IN LA!
The lovely Cheryl Hines had lunch last week at The Ivy in LA w/auction winner Tom Wardach. A fun time! Thank you Cheryl & Tom for your support

 

March 1st, 2012
INTERESTING HAL HARTLEY RETROSPECTIVE

Interesting Hal Hartley retrospective which of course mentions Adriennehttp://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/the-essentials-the-films-of-hal-hartley

March 1st, 2012
AUCTION WINNER KAROL GAJDA’S FUN LUNCH WITH MARK CUBAN!

Auction winner Karol Gajda was in Dallas today for his lunch with entrepreneur, actor, author and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban! Karol and his buddy Kenny Eller had a great time. Thanks Mark and Karol for your support of ASF!

February 29th, 2012
AUCTION WINNER JODIE THOMAS VISITS THE GOOD WIFE SET!
Auction winner Jodie Thomas had an awesome time this week visiting the set of @TheGoodWife_CBS. Thank you Erin Cappiccie, Julianna Margulies & The Good Wife team and of course Jodie for your support of ASF!

February 29th, 2012
AUCTION WINNER CAMERON POTTER HAS FUN “POWER BREAKFAST” WITH ENTREPRENEUR JON TISCH
Auction winner Cameron Potter’s “Power Breakfast” today w/entrepreneur Jon Tisch was fun/insightful. Thanks Jon & Cameron for your support!

February 27th, 2012
AN UPDATE ON 2007 GRANTEE AND ’08 OSCAR WINNER CYNTHIA WADE

Click here to see what our 2007 and Oscar winner Cynthia Wade is up to http://www.lohud.com/article/20120225/ENTERTAINMENT/302250029/Oscars-Cynthia-Wade

February 27th, 2012
’09 GRANTEE DEE REES’S “PARIAH” WINS AT SPIRIT AWARDS

2009 ASF/Sundance grant winner Dee Rees’s “Pariah”  won the John Cassavetes award — given to films made for under $500,000 — at Saturday’s 27th Film Independent Spirit awards in Los Angeles. Congratulations Dee!

February 16th, 2012
CHRISTINA BECK’S “PERFECTION” WINS AT OXFORD FILM FEST!

Congrats to 2009 ASF grant winner Christina Beck! Her film “Perfection” won Best Narrative Feature and she was awarded Best Actor at The Oxford film festival last weekend!

February 16th, 2012
ASF’S FIRST ANNUAL BOSTON UNIVERSITY GRANT WINNER IS KIM RIDEOUT!

Last night’s Redstone Film Festival at BU was terrific. Such talented filmmakers, including and especially our first annual Production Grant winner Kim Rideout for her script THE DOG HOUSE. Congratulations Kim! We look forward to seeing your film soon!

February 15th, 2012
PRESENTING ASF’S FIRST PRODUCTION GRANT TONIGHT AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY

Very proud and honored to have ASF present our first annual Adrienne Shelly Foundation Production Grant at Boston University this evening as part of BU’s Restone Film Festival. Adrienne attended BU in the mid 80’s. We’ll post the winner’s name tomorrow!

January 25th, 2012
GREAT LUNCH TODAY WITH MEREDITH VIEIRA AND AUCTION WINNER SAMANTHA MARTIN!

A fun time was had today at lunch with Meredith Vieira and auction winner Samantha Martin at NYC’s Ed’s Chowder House. Thank you Samantha and Meredith for your support of ASF!

 

January 23rd, 2012
ASF GRANTEE DEE REES NOMINATED FOR 7 NAACP IMAGE AWARDS FOR “PARIAH”
Congratualtions to 2009 ASF/Sundance grantee Dee Rees, whose "Pariah" 
has been nominated for seven NAACP Image Awards:

Outstanding Motion Picture
Outstanding Independent Motion Picture  
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture -- Adepero Oduye
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture -- Charles Parnell
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture -- Kim Wayans
Outstanding Writing for a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)
--Dee Rees
Outstanding Directing for a Motion Picture (Theatrical or  
Television)-- Dee Rees

The NAACP Image Awards is the nation's premier event celebrating the
outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the 
arts (television, recording, literature, motion picture and writing &
directing), as well as those individuals or groups who promote social 
justice through their creative endeavors."
http://www.naacpimageawards.net/43/nominees-and-honorees/

ASF supporters can watch the NAACP Image Awards broadcast 
Friday, February 17, at 8 EST/7 CST on NBC.

January 23rd, 2012
READ HER FILM INTERVIEW WITH ASF GRANTEE CHRISTINA BECK

http://herfilm.wordpress.com/2012/01/16/christina-beck/

Check out the Her Film interview with 2009 ASF/IFP grantee Christina Beck (“Perfection”)

December 23rd, 2011
AWESOME AUCTION LUNCH TODAY WITH ROSARIO DAWSON

November ’11 auction winners Jason and Sandy Inghram had a great lunch today at NYC’s Da Silvano with the lovely and most gracious Rosario Dawson! It was a truly memorable experience. Thank you Jason, Sandy and Rosario for your support of the Adrienne Shelly Foundation!

December 20th, 2011
ADRIENNE’S MOM ELAINE LEVINE ENJOYS A FUN MEET & GREET WITH JOAN RIVERS

We decided to win the auction on a fun night out at Joan Rivers’ NYC stand-up show for Adrienne’s mom Elaine and her stepdad Howie.  Joan was of course as hilarious as ever, and a most gracious host for a backstage meet and greet. Thank you Joan for your support of ASF!

November 30th, 2011
ASF EBAY AUCTION RAISES RECORD $111,000!

The final tally is in, and we’re extremely happy to announce that our 4th Annual Celebrity eBay Auction raised a record $111,000…a huge increase over last year’s $82,000! The auction, which ended November 11th, was our biggest and most successful ever. A  big thank you to all who helped and supported the auction with donations, experiences and winning bids!

November 29th, 2011
ASF GRANTEE LUCY MULLOY (“UNA NOCHE” WINS GOTHAM AWARDS’ $25,000 LIVE THE DREAM GRANT!

Congratulations to 2010 ASF/IFP Director’s Grant recipient Lucy Mulloy (Una Noche) for winning the prestigious Live the Dream grant ($25,000 for a women filmmaker) at Monday’s 21st Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards!

November 29th, 2011
2009 ASF/SUNDANCE FELLOW DEE REES (“PARIAH”) WINS BREAKTHROUGH DIRECTOR AWARD AT GOTHAMS!

Congratulations to 2009 ASF/Sundance Institute Fellow Dee Rees (Pariah) for winning the prestigious Breakthrough Director award at Monday’s 21st Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards!

November 29th, 2011
CONGRATS TO 2008 ASF/COLUMBIA BEST DIRECTOR GRANT RECIPIENT MADELEINE ON GOTHAMS NOMINATION!

Though it did not win in its BEST FILM NOT PLAYING AT A THEATER NEAR YOU category, we congratulate 2008 ASF/Columbia Best Directors Grant winner Madeleine Olnek and herCodependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same for being nominated at this year’s Gotham Independent Film Awards!

November 23rd, 2011
ASF AWARDS ITS 2011 SUNDANCE FELLOWSHIP TO SARA COLANGELO

Congrat’s to Sara Colangelo, whose terrific feature film screenplay Little Accidents, is the recipient of this year’s Adrienne Shelly Foundation/Sundance Fellowship. Little Accidents is a terrific story of life in an American coal mining town and what  happens in the wake of a terrible mining accident. Sara’s now in pre-productiion and working with renowned producer Anne Carey. Read more about Sara here… http://www.berlinale-talentcampus.de/campus/talent/sara-colangelo2/profile  http://www.filmmakermagazine.com/news/2010/07/25-new-faces/

This is the fourth grant awarded to a Sundance Fellow. ASF’s other receipients are the very talented Maryam Keshevarz (Circumstance), Dee Rees (Pariah) and Ondi Timoner (Mapplethorpe/The Perfect Moment)

 

November 21st, 2011
ASF AWARDS ITS FIRST SHORT FILM GRANT WITH ROOFTOP FILMS

The Adrienne Shelly Foundation has awarded our first annual grant with Brooklyn’s Rooftop Films. The $3000 grant will be given each year to a female filmmaker in the shorts category. This year’s winner is Sara Daggar-Nickson for her short Dead Hands and the film she’s currently working on, The Light in the Night. Congratulations Sarah!http://rooftopfilms.com/2011/info/produce/

November 14th, 2011
ASF’S 4TH ANNUAL EBAY CELEBRITY AUCTION IS BEST EVER!

Our 4th Annual eBay Celebrity Auction ended Friday night and we’re pleased to report that it was our biggest, best and most financially successful ever! Thank you so much to all those who donated items and celebrity experiences, and to those of you who generously bid and won these items. Your funds go a long way in allowing us to successfully reach our mission of supporting women filmmakers. We look forward to next year’s auction!

November 4th, 2011
MARYAM KESHEVARZ’S CIRCUMSTANCE WINS BEST FIRST FEATURE AT INT’L ROME FILM FEST. CONGRATS MARYAM!

November 4th, 2011
ASF AWARDS 2011 IFP DIRECTOR’S GRANT

Congratulations to Sara Blecher, winner of this year’s $5000 Director’s Grant ASf awards through prestigious filmmaking organization IFP. Sara’s film Otelo Burning is incredible.  Check out he film’s website http://oteloburning.com/ and also read the press release about the grant.http://www.ifp.org/newsletters/11.03.11/otelo.html

November 4th, 2011
ASF/MOMA EVENT A BIG SUCCESS!

Our first annual Woman of Vision Salute Wednesday night at the Museum of Modern Art was a huge success! The evening started with a brief welcome from me (with my utterly delicious little girl Sophie (7) by my side), followed by the this year’s awarding of our IFP Director’s Grant; a beautiful film tribute to Adrienne; and then a screening of inaugural honoree Nicole Holofcener’sLovely & Amazing.  After that Nicole and actor Catherine Keener shared some fun and interesting anecdotes and took questions from the packed audience. We look forward to next year’s Salute. Here’s a photo from the event http://twitpic.com/7aqkv0

November 4th, 2011
PRESS RELEASE FOR OUR CELEBRITY EBAY AUCTION

Here’s the press release for our 4th Annual Celebrity eBay Auction http://tinyurl.com/3zfpctp

November 2nd, 2011
A FEW TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE FOR TONIGHT’S WOMAN OF VISION SALUTE

A few tickets remain for tonight’s first annual Adrienne Shelly Foundation Woman of Vision Saluteat the Museum of Modern Art. We’re honoring filmmaker Nicole Holofcener, screening her“Lovely & Amazing” followed by a discussion with her and actor Catherine Keener. Tickets at  http://www.adrienneshellyfoundation.org  Click “DONATE” and enter $150 for each ticket.  Event is at MoMA’s Titus 1 theater, 11 West 53rd Street. Purchases will be followed up with an email receipt. Be sure to include your email address. Thank you

November 1st, 2011
TODAY IS THE 5-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF ADRIENNE’S PASSING
Five years ago today we lost an incredible woman…a beautiful wife, loving mother, adoring daughter, much loved sister, loyal friend. Always in our hearts.

November 1st, 2011
ASF’S 4TH ANNUAL CELEBRITY EBAY AUCTION LAUNCHES TONIGHT!
The 4th annual Adrienne Shelly Foundation celebrity eBay auction launches tonight, Nov 1, 7pm EST. Check out our amazing items atwww.ebay.com/asfoundation. Wanna go to an exclusive lunch with Paul Rudd, Jon Hamm, Michelle Williams, Meredith Vieira, Bill Hader, Cheryl Hines, Susie Essman, Rosanna Arquete, Mark Cuban or Gina Gershon? Or how about Alison Brie and Danny Pudi together? Or Rachael Harris & Angela Kinsey together? Or win a walk-on on COMMUNITY, HUNG or “You Remind Me of ME” movie. Or a set visit to PAN AM, DROP DEAD DIVA, WRAP UP SHOW (+ Howard Stern studio tour), THE GOOD WIFE or CASTLE? Or a TODAY SHOW tour with Al Roker (+ on-air spot!). Or NY Giants Owners Box tix, + field passes and signed Manning helmet! Or VIP tickets w/Meet & Greets at RACHAEL RAY, MARTHA STEWART, HARDBALL w/ CHRIS MATTHEWS, RACHEL MADDOW, E! NEWS, THE SOUP, JOAN RIVERS. Or VIP tickets to TWO AND A HALF MEN, ELLEN, LETTERMAN, COLBERT, DAILY SHOW, CHELSEA HANDLER, BILL MAHER? Happy bidding…all for a great cause! Check it out at http://www.ebay.com/asfoundation
October 31st, 2011
SPECIAL SCREENING OF 09 GRANTEE CHRISTINA BECK’S PERFECTION NOV 2 IN LA
A sneak preview screening of Christina Beck’s debut feature film, PERFECTION. One night only!  Wednesday Nov 2, 7:30 pm at The Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Blvd. 90028 .Click here for detailshttp://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/perfection-0

October 31st, 2011
SPECIAL SCREENING OF 09 GRANTEE CHRISTINA BECK’S PERFECTION NOV 2 IN LA
A sneak preview screening of Christina Beck’s debut feature film, PERFECTION. One night only!  Wednesday Nov 2, 7:30 pm at The Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Blvd. 90028 .Click here for detailshttp://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/perfection-0

October 24th, 2011
HELP 2009 GRANTEE SUSAN XU MAKE HER SENIOR THESIS FILM

Susan Xu is a very talented filmmaker who was the 2009 ASf/NYU scholarship recipient. She’s directing her senior thesis, a short titled Possession, and is seeking $2,000 so she can shoot in late November. Click here to donate http://www.indiegogo.com/Possession

October 20th, 2011
4TH ANNUAL CELEBRITY EBAY AUCTION LAUNCHING NOV 1!

We’re very excited to be launching the 4th Annual Adrienne Shelly Foundation Celebrity eBay Auction on November 1! There are lots of incredible experiences to choose from including exclusive lunches with Michelle Williams, Paul Rudd, Cheryl Hines, Rosario Dawson and Jon Hamm; set visits to Castle, Pan Am, The Good Wife, Rachel Maddow, Hardball with Chris Matthews; Walk-ons in Hung, Community, Ted Hope film; VIP tickets to Two and a Half Men, Letterman, Chelsea Lately, Colbert, Daily Show, Ellen; VIP ticket/meet & greets to Rachael Ray, Martha Stewart, Wrap Up Show (plus tour of Howard Stern studio), The Soup, E! News; VIP Owner’s Box NY Giants Football tickets plus field passes and signed Eli Manning helmet;Today Show tour with Al Roker and on-air spot; and more! Click here for more infohttp://www.ebay.com/asfoundation

October 18th, 2011
TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR 1ST ANNUAL WOMAN OF VISION SALUTE HONORING NICOLE HOLOFCENER

We are pleased to be announcing an exciting new Adrienne Shelly Foundation event we’re hosting Wednesday November 2nd at 7PM with the Museum of Modern Art. It will be held at the MoMA Titus 1 theater at 11 West 53rd.  It’s our first annual Woman of Vision Salute. Our inaugural honoree is the very talented filmmaker Nicole Holofcener (Walking and Talking, Friends with MoneyLovely & Amazing, Please Give). We’ll be screening her film Lovely & Amazing, followed by an informal discussion with her and actor Catherine Keener. We’ll also be awarding our Director’s Grant with IFP and screening a short montage of Adrienne’s work. Tickets are $150. To purchase tickets visit click DONATE on our home page and enter the amount of tickets you’d like x $150. Your funds will go directly to helping ASF support women filmmakers. Thank you, as always.

August 30th, 2011
EXCELLENT PIECE ON MARYAM KESHEVARZ’SCIRCUMSTANCE INTHE ATLANTIC

Check out this terrific story in The Atlantic on Maryam Keshevarz’s CIRMCUMSTANCEhttp://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2011/08/in-movies-by-iranians-a-feminist-streak/244307/#.Tl1W2u8eddc.facebook

August 30th, 2011
CIRCUMSTANCE HOLDS ALL NY THEATRES & ADDS 4 MORE

Great news for Maryam Keshevarz’s CIRCUMSTANCE: it’s holding all seven of its New York theatres and adding the following four more at Cinemas 1,2,3 at East 59th St; BAM;Stamford, CT; Huntington Arts on Long Island

August 25th, 2011
COMMERCE SAG SCREENING IN LA AUG 31

Please join filmmaker (and recent ASF grantee) Lisa Robertson and cast for a special Screen Actors Guild screening and Q&A Wednesday August 31st at 7PM in Los Angeles. Click here for more information and to register http://www.sagfoundation.org/userhome/eventdetails/8883

August 25th, 2011
MARYAM KESHEVARZ’S CIRCUMSTANCE OPENS NY/LA FRIDAY 8/26. WATCH TRAILER HERE…

August 21st, 2011
07 GRANTEE MARYAM KESHEVARZ’S CIRCUMSTANCE OPENING FRIDAY 8/28 IN NY/LA. CONGRATS MARYAM!

Congratulations to 2007 ASF/Sundance grantrecipient Maryam Keshevarz, whose film CIRCUMSTANCE opens this Friday in new York and Los Angeles. The film won the  Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Great article in today’s (Sunday 8/21) NY Times. Good luck Maryam! http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/21/movies/circumstance-a-film-of-underground-life-in-iran.html

October 31st, 2011
HELP MARYAM KESHEVARZ’S CIRCUMSTANCE!

2007 ASF grant recipient Maryam Keshevarz’s Circumstance is in contention for the Gotham Audience Award, and has a good chance of being voted onto the Audience Award ballot. It takes only 30 seconds to sign up and vote for the film (and 4 other films you like), to be nominated for the Audience Award. Click here http://gotham.ifp.org/audience_award/

August 16th, 2011
PLEASE HELP ASF GRANTEE MADELEINE OLNEK FINISH AWARD-WINNING FILM!!

Click here to contribute to 2008 ASF/Columbia University Best Female Director grant recipient Madeleine Olnek’s “Codependant Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same.”  Funds to be used to finish post and prep for distribution http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/84148707/codependent-lesbian-space-alien-seeks-same?play=1&ref=search

July 26th, 2011
ASF’S LATEST GRANTEE AMY WENDEL’S “ALL SHE CAN” OPENS IN NY/LA FRIDAY
ASF/Nantucket Film Festival grant recipient Amy Wendel’s terrific film ALL SHE CAN premieres this Friday, July 29th in NY (The Quad) and LA (Laemmle Sunset 5) for a week and then moves to other cities.  Please see below for relevant information including screening times, recent awards and the film’s trailer.  (Note: it opens in San Antonio, TX on Friday, August 5th, not the 29th of July.)  The film was acquired by Maya Entertainment at the Sundance Film Festival this year.
More info here… http://www.allshecan.com/ Watch the trailer here… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAP6KhCyvg8&feature=youtu.be

July 22nd, 2011
COMMERCE PREMIERE IN LA

Clip from COMMERCE premiere at AFI this week. Lisa Robertson (writer/director) is ASF’s latest grantee. Interviews with Lisa, Annabeth Gish, Eddie Izzard…Congrats Lisa!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZeN_e9soYY&NR=1

July 18th, 2011
CONGRATS TO REBECCA RICHMAN COHEN ON TWO EMMY NOMINATIONS FOR “WAR DON DON!”

Congratulations to 2009 ASF/Women in Film grant recipient Rebecca Richman Cohen for her two Emmy nominations for the searing documentary “War Don Don.”  The noms are in the categories of Outstanding Continuing Coverage Of A News Story (Long Form) and Outstanding Editing. Good luck Rebecca! http://www.tvweek.com/news/2011/07/the_2011_32nd_annual_news_docu.php

July 18th, 2011
ATHENA FILM FESTIVAL SUBMISSION INFO

click here for Athena Film Festival submission info www.athenafilmfestival.com/

July 18th, 2011
CONGRATS TO OUTFEST AWARD WINNERS AND ASF GRANTEES MARYAM KESHEVARZ AND MADELEINE OLNECK

Congrats to ASF grantees Madeleine Olnek and Maryamn Keshevarz for their Outfest awards!http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/outfest-award-winners-announced-212341

July 18th, 2011
JENNIFER ARNOLD’S “A SMALL ACT” NOMINATED FOR BEST DOC EMMY!

And yet another ASF grantee is nominated for an Emmy award! Congrat’s to Jennifer Arnold, who’s powerful film “A Small Act” is up for Best Documentary. Good luck Jennifer!

May 23rd, 2011
JENNIFER ARNOLD’S “A SMALL ACT” OUT ON DVD THIS WEEK

Pick up a copy of 2010 ASF/Nantucket Film Festival grantee Jennifer Arnold’s powerful doc “A Small Act” which is released this week on DVD. The film centers on Holocaust survivor Hilde Back and the young African student she sponsored, Chris Mburu, who grew up to attend Harvard Law School and became a United Nations human rights lawyer. The film follows Mburu as he searches for Back, the relationship that follows, and the ongoing educational support her organization brings African children.

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May 18th, 2011
NANETTE BURSTEIN TO DIRECT UNFORGIVING WORLD FOR FOCUS FEATURES

2008 ASF/Nantucket Film Festival grant winner Nanette Burstein will direct the romantic dramaUnforgiving World for Focus Features. Nicole Holofcener has written the screenplay. Read more here..  http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/risky-business/nanette-burstein-direct-romantic-drama-180664?_r=true

May 18th, 2011
ANNIE SUNDBERG AND RICKI STERN’S BURMA SOLDIER ON HBO TONIGHT

Congrats to 2007 ASF/Nantucket Film Festival grant winners Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern, whose Burma Soldier airs tonight on HBO. Read Time Magazine piece here…http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2071006,00.html

May 18th, 2011
EMILY ABT LECTURES AT PRINCETON ON “SOCIAL ISSUE FILMMAKING”

2008 ASF/NY Women in Film grant winner Emily Abt lectured at Princeton this Spring. Read the full story here…http://www.princeton.edu/main/news/archive/S30/52/35A71/index.xml?section=featured

May 18th, 2011
ANNIE SUNBERG INTERVIEWED BY WNYC’S LEONARD LOPATE ABOUT BURMA SOLDIER

Annie Sundberg’s interview this week with WNYC’s Leonard Lopate. Listen here…http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/blogs/lodown/2011/may/16/update-burma-soldier/

April 11th, 2011
AUCTION WINNER LISA HAYWARD MEETS RACHEL MADDOW!

2010 auction winner Lisa Hayward enjoyed her at her studio visit at MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show. Rachel was very gracious and chatted with Lisa for a bit after the show.

March 16th, 2011
ASF GRANTEE EUNHEE CHO’S “INNER CIRCLE LINE” NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD

Click here to purchase 2007 ASF/IFP grant recipient Eunhee Cho’s first feature film “Inner Circle Line” http://innercircleline.com/dvdsales.html

March 9th, 2011
ASF GRANTEE LAUREN WOLKSTEIN AT SXSW. WATCH VIDEO…

Check out ASF grantee Lauren Wolkstein’s video interview/Q&A footage about her film “The Strange Ones” at SXSW  http://tinyurl.com/6kywjas

February 16th, 2011
ANOTHER FUN AUCTION LUNCH

A great time was had today at NYC’s Da Silvano, where Chicago native Jon Harris experienced his ASF eBay auction lunch with “Mad Men” co-star John Slattery. Jon’s a great guy, and brough a few pals along from NBC: Al Roker, Brian Wiliiams and Today Show exec producer Jim Bell. We thank both Jon and John for their generosity in supporting ASF, and thank Al, Brian and Jim for contributing to the fun.

February 7th, 2011
MARYAM KESHEVARZ’S “CIRCUMSTANCE” WINS SUNDANCE AUDIENCE AWARD
Congratulations to Maryam Keshevarz for winning the audience award for her film "Circumstance" at the recent Sundance Film Festival. The film has been picked up for U.S. release by Participant Media.  
Maryam is a 2008 ASF grant winner for the "Circumstance" script.  

February 7th, 2011
USA TODAY ARTICLE ABOUT MARYAM KESHEVARZ’S “CIRCUMSTANCE”

Read USA Today about the making of 2008 ASF grantee Maryam Keshevarz’s “Circumstance.”http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2011-02-05-circumstance_N.htm

February 2nd, 2011
DEE REES’ “PARIAH” ACQUIRED BY FOCUS FEATURES

Congrat’s to 2009 ASF grantee Dee Rees, whose film “Pariah”  was bought by Focus Features following its premiere at last month’s Sundance Film Festival.http://www.deadline.com/2011/01/sundance-focus-features-acquires-pariah-buys-filmmakers-next-project/

January 25th, 2011
MADELEINE OLNEK FILMMAKER MAG INTERVIEW

2008 ASF/Columbia University Best Director grant winner Madeleine Olnek discusses shooting her new short, “Codependant Lesbian Space Aliuen Seeks Same” (which premiered at this month’s Sundance Film Festival), in Filmmaker Magazinehttp://www.filmmakermagazine.com/news/2011/01/codependent-lesbian-space-alien-seeks-same-co-writer-director-madeleine-olnek/?

January 22nd, 2011
DEE REES’ “PARIAH” PREMIERES AT SUNDANCE

NY Post story today on 2009 ASF grant recipient Dee Rees’ “Pariah”, which premiered this week at Sundance.

http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/pariah_very_welcome_SkP2M8ey923kBzv5NzboMP

January 22nd, 2011
DEE REES SPEAKING AT “PARIAH” PREMIERE

“Black, lesbian, coming of age drama: three things you don’t say in a pitch,” said“Pariah” director/writer Dee Rees, after a standing ovation at last night’s Eccles Theatre world premiere. The film centers on Alike, a 17-year-old girl grappling with her sexual identity in Brooklyn. It’s based on a short Dee shot as a thesis project while at New York University. The Sundance Institute came across the project and invited Rees to craft a feature from the material. Rees, an out lesbian, revealed to the crowd that “Pariah” is a semi-autobiographical tale. “I was going through my own outing process while writing the script,” she said.

January 5th, 2011
’07 GRANTEE MARYAM KESHEVARZ ON SUNDANCE’S MEET THE ARTISTS

2007 grant recipient Maryam Keshevarz is showcased on Sundance’s Meet the Artists discussing her film “Circumstance” which premieres at the festival later this month http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5RTFiVguy8

January 5th, 2011
HELP OUR 2009 GRANTEE DEE REES RAISE $10,000 FOR HER FILM “PARIAH”

Dee Rees, who’s film “Pariah” premieres opening night at the Sundance Film Festival January 20th, needs to raise $10,000 to complete the film and pay for festival-related expenses. You can read about how you can help here… http://www.afterellen.com/movies/2011/01/pariah-heads-for-sundance-needs-your-help-to-get-there

January 4th, 2011
READ ABOUT 2008 GRANTEE MADELEINE OLNEK’S FILM PREMIERING AT SUNDANCE…

Check out this story on 2008 ASF/Columbia grant recipient Madeleine Olnek’s short film which is premiering at this month’s Sundance Film Festival…http://collider.com/codependent-lesbian-space-alien-seeks-same-movie-images-cormans-world-movie-images/67814/

January 3rd, 2011
ASF/COLUMBIA GRANTEE LAUREN WOLKSTEIN’S SHORT AT SUNDANCE

ASF/Columbia University grantee Lauren Wolkstein’s new short film “The Strange Ones” will be premiering at this month’s Sundance Film Festival. Lauren received our Best Female Director award at Columbia in 2009. Read more about Lauren and “The Strange Ones”http://www.nyccine.com/2011/01/sundance-2011-preview-strange-ones.html

January 3rd, 2011
JENNIFER ARNOLD’S “A SMALL ACT” SCREENING IN LOS ANGELES JANUARY 4TH

2010 ASF/Nantucket Film Festival grant recipient Jennifer Arnold’s “A Small Act” will be screening free Tuesday night at 7PM January 4th at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles…http://mail.aol.com/33069-111/aol-1/en-us/Suite.aspx

December 26th, 2010
2009 GRANTEE DEE REES INTERVIEW

Check out 2009 grantee Dee Rees on Sundance’s “Meet the Artists” series. Click here to watch the video. Dee’s film “Pariah” premieres at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

December 22nd, 2010
CONGRAT’S TO LUCY MULLOY, WINNER OF THE 2010 ASF/IFP DIRECTOR’S GRANT

Congratulations to filmmaker Lucy Mulloy, writer/director of UNA NOCHE, for receiving the 2010 Adrienne Shelly Foundation/IFP Director’s Grant. Currently in post-production, UNA NOCHE is set in Havana, Cuba and tells the story of Raul, a young man who dreams of finding his father in Miami and flees his country, through 90 miles of treacherous ocean, on a home-made raft with his best friend Elio and Elio’s sister. Together they face the biggest challenges of their lives. Lucy will be using ASF’s funds to enhance the film’s color and images through digital intermediate/DI. UNA NOCHE is a truly spectacular film who’s every frame has Lucy’s indelible imprint. She has incrdible vision and a strong, unique voice and we’re sure we’ll be seeing and hearing a lot more from this very talented filmmaker in the coming years.

December 10th, 2010
ATTEND A FREE SCREENING AND Q&A OF 2009 ASF GRANTEE REBECCA RICHMAN COHEN’S WAR DON DON

December 11th/8:45 PM at the 7th annual ARTIVIST FILM FESTIVAL, DEC 11th @ 8:45pm at Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street NYC
FREE TICKETS:  http://wardondonnyc.eventbrite.com/

December 10th, 2010
FILM STAR PATRICIA CLARKSON LUNCHES WITH ASF AUCTION WINNER TOM WARDACH

ASF friend, supporter and auction winner Tom Wardach enjoyed an exciting lunch today with actor Patricia Clarkson at NYC’s Pastis in the heart of the Meatpacking District. Thank you Tom, Patricia and Advisory Board member Reid Rosefelt!

December 2nd, 2010
CONGRATULATIONS AS WELL TO 2009 GRANT RECIPIENT DEE REES, WHO WROTE AND DIRECTED “PARIAH,”

which has been accepted into the 2011 Sundance Film Festival’s Dramatic Competition category. The film follows the sexual odyssey of a Bronx teenager forced to choose between losing her best friend and destroying her family. Features Adepero Oduye, Pernell Walker, Kim Wayans, Charles Parnell, Aasha Davis.

December 2nd, 2010
CONGRAT’S TO 2007 GRANT WINNER MARYAM KESHAVARZ, WHOSE “CIRCUMSTANCE” HAS BEEN SELECTED INTO THE 2011 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL’S DRAMATIC COMPETITION CATEGORY.

“Circumstance,” written and directed by Maryam,  is about a wealthy Iranian family’s struggle to contain a teenager’s sexual rebellion and her brother’s frightening obsession. It stars Nikohl Boosheri, Sarah Kazemy, Reza Sixo Safai, Soheil Parsa, Nasrin Pakkho.

December 2nd, 2010
2009 ASF/COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY BEST FEMALE DIRECTOR’S AWARD/GRANT WINNER LAUREN WOLKSTEIN REPORTS THAT HER SHORT “CIGARETTE CANDY”

http://htttp://www.cigarettecandy.com has been hitting the festival circuit in Europe.

Click here for a list of festival selections and awards: http://www.adastra-films.com/catalogue_cigarette_candy_festivals.htm. You can also follow the film on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/CigaretteCandy . Lauren recently finished the latest revision of the “Cigarette Candy” feature script and is currently seeking financing to begin shooting within the coming year. Potential investors can contact her through ASF.

December 2nd, 2010
NEWS FROM 2007 GRANT WINNERS ANNIE SUNDBERG AND RICKI STERN

Their company, Break Thru Films,  (http://www.breakthrufilms.org) recently moved its office to West 28th Street in Manhattan and is working on several television projects including a two-hour special for the History Channel and a semi scripted comedy in development with Planet Green / Discovery. “Joan Rivers – A Piece of Work” (http://www.joanriversapieceofwork.com) (2010) which the pair co-directed, Ricki Stern, is now on VOD and will be released December 7th on DVD following a very successful theatrical release by IFC. Their new project “Burma Soldier” (http://www.breakthrufilms.org/burma-soldier)  recently premiered at Sheffield DocFest and is playing at IDFA 2010, and will be broadcast on HBO in May 2011.  Recent commerical projects include PSAs for the Human Rights Campaign for New York Marriage Equality (http://www.breakthrufilms.org/commercials). The filmmaking team will soon be announcing their next feature documentary.

December 2nd, 2010
CONGRAT’S TO 2008 ASF/COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY BEST FEMALE DIRECTOR AWARD WINNER AND GRANTEE MADELEINE OLNEK

whose film “Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same,” will have its world premiere in the 2011 Sundance Film Festival’s Park City at Midnight category. The story centers on a shy greeting-card store employee who unknowingly falls for a lesbian space alien. With Lisa Haas, Susan Ziegler, Jackie Monahan, Cynthia Kaplan, Dennis Davis, Alex Karpovsky, Rae C. Wright.

November 29th, 2010
FILMMAKER HAL HARTLEY LUNCHES WITH ASF AUCTION WINNER TOM WARDACH

Acclaimed indie film director Hal Hartley, whose “Trust” and “The Unbelievable Truth” starred Adrienne, had lunch today at NYC’s Cafe 50 with auction winner Tom Wardach. Thank you Tom and Hal!

November 1st, 2010
JENNIFER ARNOLD’S A SMALL ACT CALLED “REMARKABLE” BY NY TIMES.

October 26th, 2010
2010 ASF/NANTUCKET FILM FESTIVAL GRANT WINNER JENNIFER ARNOLD’S AWARD-WINNING SUNDANCE DOCUMENTARY A SMALL ACT OPENS FRIDAY OCTOBER 29TH

It opens at NYC’s Quad Theatre. To buy tickets, click here: http://www.movietickets.com/movie_detail.asp?movie_id=86660

December 21st, 2010
“MAD MEN” STAR JON HAMM LUNCHES WITH ASF AUCTION WINNER JOANNE HYTNER AND DAUGHTERS

Auction winner Joanne Hytner and daughters Meesh and Lisa had a fun lunch with “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm today at NYC’s Da Silvano. We thank the Hytners for their generous support of ASF, and offer a big thank you to Jon as well.

October 12th, 2010
ASF’S 3RD ANNUAL EBAY CELEBRITY AUCTION ENDS WITH 30% INCREASE OVER LAST YEAR’S TOTAL.

A big thanks to all who supported.

October 1st, 2010
CONGRATS TO ’09 ASF/COLUMBIA U GRANT WINNER LAUREN WOLKSTEIN

Lauren’s film “CIGARETTE CANDY” won Best Student Film at the first annual Williamsburg International Film Festival in Brooklyn, NY

September 28th, 2010
WAR DON DON EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO2, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH AT 8:00PM ET

In the heart of Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, United Nations soldiers guard a heavily fortified building known as the “special court.” Inside, Issa Sesay awaits his trial.  Prosecutors say Sesay is a war criminal, guilty of heinous crimes against humanity.  His defenders say he is a reluctant fighter who protected civilians and played a crucial role in bringing peace to Sierra Leone.  With unprecedented access to prosecutors, defense attorneys, victims, and, from behind bars, Sesay himself, WAR DON DON puts international justice on trial for the world to see — finding that in some cases the past is not just painful, it is also opaque.

http://www.wardondonfilm.com

September 20th, 2010
ASF’S 3RD ANNUAL EBAY CELEBRITY AUCTION LAUNCHES TONIGHT AT 7PM EST!

Visit http://www.ebay.com/asfoundation to preview the 55 awesome star-studded items, and to bid once auction begins.

September 17th, 2010
CHECK OUT THE COVERAGE OF ASF’S AUCTION IN THE NY POST’S PAGE SIX TODAY!

September 17th, 2010
THE 3RD ANNUAL ADRIENNE SHELLY FOUNDATION EBAY CELEBRITY AUCTION LAUNCHES NEXT MONDAY THE 20TH AND RUNS THROUGH THE 30TH!

See our preview page at http://www.ebay.com/ASFoundation

Amazing items like lunches with Paul Rudd, Jon Hamm, Michelle Williams, Cheryl Hines, Bill Hader, Kevin Smith and over 20 others. Set visits/meet & greets to THE GOOD WIFE, NURSE JACKIE, CASTLE, BREAKING BAD, U.S. of TARA, RACHEL MADDOW, STEPHANIE MILLER; VIP tix/meet & greets with Joan Rivers, Maroon 5, Semi-Precious Weapons, Dar Williams, etc. VIP tix to COLBERT, DAILY SHOW, ELLEN, RACHAEL RAY, THE VIEW; walk-ons in HUNG, COMMUNITY and new Todd Solondz film; and more! get ready to place your bids!

August 30th, 2010
GOING THE DISTANCE, THE FIRST NARRATIVE FILM FROM 2008 ASF/NANTUCKET FILM FESTIVAL GRANT WINNER NANETTE BURSTEIN, OPENS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 3RD

The movie stars Justin Long and Drew Barrymore.

Check out the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRkWLZRAOLY&feature=player_embedded

August 30th, 2010
ARTICLE ABOUT 2009 IFP/ADRIENNE SHELLY FOUNDATION DIRECTORS GRANT WINNER CHRISTINA BECK AND HER FILM PERFECTION

August 9th, 2010
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE SEPTEMBER 24TH LAUNCH OF OUR 3RD ANNUAL EBAY AUCTION WHICH FEATURES COOL CELEBRITY LUNCHES, VIP SHOW TIX, TV/MOVIE WALK-ONS AND MORE!
July 12th, 2010
A VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH ’08 ASF/COLUMBIA U GRANT WINNER MADELEINE OLNEK

who talks about her film COUNTERTRANSFERENCE: www.youtube.com/watch

July 8th, 2010
INTERVIEW WITH A SMALL ACT FILMMAKER JENNIFER ARNOLD, ASF’S ’10 NANTUCKET FILM FESTIVAL GRANT WINNER.

 

This terrific documentary debuts Monday (July 12) on HBO.

July 1st, 2010
CHECK OUT THE TRAILER FOR GOING THE DISTANCE, THE FIRST NARRATIVE FILM FROM 2008 ASF/NANTUCKET FILM FESTIVAL GRANT WINNER NANETTE BURSTEIN.

The film opens August 27th, and stars Justin Long and Drew Barrymore.
tinyurl.com/27svthq

June 28th, 2010
WAR DON DON (HBO DOCUMENTARY FILMS) WON THE SPECIAL JURY PRIZE AT SXSW FILM FESTIVAL.

As well as the Karen Schmeer Award for Excellence in Editing at IFFBoston, and the Cinereach Award for excellence in vital, artful storytelling at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival in New York.

www.wardondonfilm.com/

June 28th, 2010
RICKI STERN AND ANNIE SUNDBERG’S “JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK” OPENS WIDER NEXT WEEKEND

By July 2 the film will be in over 160 theaters across the USA…  Their new documentary “Burma Soldier” will have a special screening at the Galway Film Festival on July 8, and will be broadcast later this year on HBO.

www.ifcfilms.com/films/joan-rivers-a-piece-of-work

June 24th, 2010
TODAY WOULD HAVE BEEN ADRIENNE’S 44TH BIRTHDAY. WE LOVE AND MISS YOU…

June 23rd, 2010
JENNIFER ARNOLD’S A SMALL ACT TO DEBUT ON HBO

 

Showtime is: Monday, July 12 (9:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT)
Other HBO playdates:  July 15 (12:30 p.m., 12:30 a.m.), 18 (11:45 a.m.), 20 (9:00 a.m., 7:30 p.m.) and 24 (4:00 p.m.).
 

 

June 23rd, 2010
JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK, DIRECTED BY 2007 ASF/NANTUCKET FILM FESTIVAL GRANT WINNERS ANNIE SUNDBERG AND RICKI STERN
Opened June 11th to rave reviews and box office success.

June 22nd, 2010
CONGRAT’S TO 2010 ASF/NANTUCKET FILM FESTIVAL GRANT RECIPIENT JENNIFER ARNOLD, WHOSE A SMALL ACT WON THE AUDIENCE AWARD AT NFF LAST WEEKEND.

June 22nd, 2010
JENNIFER ARNOLD HAS WON THE 2010 ASF/NANTUCKET FILM FESTIVAL GRANT FOR HER TERRIFIC DOC A SMALL ACT

A truly inspirational film about the educational hopes and dreams of Kenyan children on a desperate, emotional journey away from a life typically destined for poverty and despair. It’s a powerful, suspenseful, heart-rending story of aspiration and determination.
www.asmallact.com

 

Wanna go to lunch with “Mad Men’s” Jon Hamm? “Glee’s” Jane Lynch, “Curb Your Enthusiam’s” Cheryl Hines and Susie Essman? There’s plenty others too.
Stay tuned for more updates as we add more exciting items and celeb experiences.

July 21st, 2010
2009 ASF/WOMEN IN FILM GRANTEE REBECCA RICHMAN COHEN’S WAR DON DON PREMIERS 9/26 ON HBO2

Read Filmmaker Mag profile of Rebecca at: tinyurl.com/24z3ruu

June 15th, 2010
2009 ASF/COLUMBIA GRANT RECIPIENT LAUREN WOLKSTEIN ANNOUNCED THAT HER FILM CIGARETTE CANDY IS AN OFFICIAL SELECTION AT THE 33RD FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE INDEPENDIENTE DE ELCHE (ALICANTE) IN SPAIN.

The festival runs from July 16-July 23, 2010.

Also, the film was an official selection at this year’s Waterfront Film Festival in Michigan.

 

June 9th, 2010
CONGRATS TO ’09 ASF/SUNDANCE GRANT WINNER DEE REES, WHOSE FIRST FEATURE FILM PARIAH HAS BEEN CHOSEN AS ONE OF 10 NARRATIVES TO PARTICIPATE IN IFP’S INDEPENDENT FILMMAKER LABS

IFP’s Independent Filmmaker Labs is June 7-11 in New York City. Through the Labs Dee will receive a year-long Lab fellowship.

PARIAH is the story of a Brooklyn teenager who juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, family, and heartbreak in a desperate search for sexual expression.

www.pariahthemovie.com/

June 8th, 2010
2007 ASF/NYU SCHOLARSHIP WINNER MARISSA O’GUINN REPORTS THAT SHE’S RECEIVED THE WARNER BROS. FILM AWARD

Marissa O’Guinn reports that she’s received the Warner Bros. Film Award for her thesis film project entitled LOVING THE HARLEQUIN, currently in post production.
More information about the project can be found at:

http://i5.nyu.edu/~mio205/assets/lthpage.html

May 18th, 2010
2007 ASF/WOMEN IN FILM GRANT RECIPIENT CYNTHIA WADE’S AWARD-WINNING DOC FREEHELD BEING DEVELOPED AS A DRAMATIC FEATURE BY ENDGAME ENTERTAINMENT

Ellen Page set to star. Cynthia won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject in 2008. Ron Nyswaner, an Oscar nominee for PHILADELPHIA, is penning the screenplay, which tells the true story of New Jersey car mechanic Stacie Andree (played by Page) and her police detective girlfriend Laurel Hester, who battled terminal cancer, in their fight to secure Hester’s pension benefits. Cynthia is one of the film’s producers.

April 19th, 2010
2009 ASF/TRIBECA FILM INSTITUTE GRANT WINNER ANA LILY AMIRPOUR ANNOUNCES THAT HER FOREIGN DRAMA THE STONES…

2009 ASF/Tribeca Film Institute grant winner Ana Lily Amirpour announces that her foreign drama THE STONES is being produced by German-based outfit Brave New Work run by producers Frank Geiger, Mohammad Farokhmanesh & Armin Hofman with Ana Lily attached to direct in 2011.  Brave New Work most recently produced the documentary KICK IN TEHRAN about a young Iranian Muslim woman’s journey to compete in karate at the 2008 Olympics, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

http://www.bravenewwork.de/home.php?lang=en

THE STONES logline:
In modern-day Tehran, a progressive and vibrant youth-culture exists underground, but when an Iranian/American boy goes to visit his motherland for the first time, he quickly learns the dangerous repercussions of rebellion in the volatile Islamic government.

April 19th, 2010
MORE CONGRATULATIONS TO ’09 ASF/COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY GRANT RECIPIENT LAUREN WOLKSTEIN

Her film CIGARETTE CANDY won the Special Jury Award for Outstanding Performance (Jonathan Orsini) at the Florida Film Festival.

www.floridafilmfestival.com/films_events/film_guide/cigarette_candy/

April 16th, 2010
CONGRATS TO ANNIE SUNDBERG AND RICKI STERN, ASF/NANTUCKET FILM FESTIVAL’S 2007 GRANT WINNERS…

Ricki and Annie’s new film “JOAN RIVERS – A PIECE OF WORK” premiered at Sundance in January where it won Best Editing – US Documentary Competition.  The film opens June 11 in New York and LA, followed by other cities across the US.

www.breakthrufilms.org

April 12th, 2010
ASF/NYU SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT VERNA JEAN ANTONELLI STUDYING PRODUCTION IN LONDON WITH BBC TV!

Focus includes single camera and multi camera directing, production research, drama and factual programming. Will work on children’s programming for 6 weeks following 6 weeks of study.

April 7th, 2010
CONGRAT’S AGAIN TO LAUREN WOLKSTEIN FOR WINNING BEST NARRATIVE SHORT AT SXSW FOR CIGARETTE CANDY!

April 1st, 2010
ANOTHER AWESOME ASF AUCTION LUNCH TODAY:

Winning bidder Julia Frisoli and her BFF Sarah Michaels ate al fresco with LAW AND ORDER and WAITRESS’s Jeremy Sisto on a gorgeous Manhattan Spring day!

March 30th, 2010
CONGRAT’S TO ’09 ASF/COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY BEST DIRECTOR GRANTEE LAUREN WOLKSTEIN

Lauren’s film CIGARETTE CANDY just won Best Student Short at the 34th Cleveland International Film Festival!

March 30th, 2010
IT WAS A FUN TIME TODAY FOR ANNABELLE DESISTO, WHOSE SUCCESSFUL BIDDING IN OUR 2009 EBAY AUCTION WON HER AN EXCITING LUNCH WITH ACTOR PAUL RUDD IN NYC.

Annabelle, who said “this was one of the most amazing moments in my life,” was accompanied by her best pal Lindsay Cockburn.
Stay tuned for details coming soon on our 2010 auction, which will once again feature one-of-a-kind celebrity lunches, show tickets, movie/tv walk-ons, autographed items and more.

March 22nd, 2010
CONGRAT’S TO REBECCA RICHMAN COHEN, DIRECTOR OF THE BRILLIANT WAR DON DON, WHO JUST WON THE 2009 ADRIENNE SHELLY FOUNDATION/WOMEN IN FILM FINISHING FUND GRANT

The film follows the Sierra Leone trial of civil war rebel leader Issa Sesay, who prosecutors call a war criminal, guilty of crimes against humanity. His defenders insist that he is a reluctant fighter who protected civilians and played a crucial role in forging the peace. WAR DON DON tells the story of this sensational trial with unprecedented access to prosecutors, defense attorneys, victims and, from behind bars, Sesay himself.
http://www.wardondonfilm.com/press

 

 

March 8th, 2010
CONGRAT’S TO KATHRYN BIGELOW ON HER GROUND-BREAKING BEST DIRECTOR WIN FOR THE HURT LOCKER.

Let’s hope the door is now wide open for other talented women to earn the top prize.

March 8th, 2010
EXCELLENT ARTICLE ON WOMEN IN HOLLYWOOD, AND THE SCARCITY OF FEMALE ACTORS AND DIRECTORS.

March 4th, 2010
2008 ASF/NYU SCHOLARSHIP WINNER MARISSA O’GUINN’S FILM MAKE IT STOP IS A FINALIST IN THE TISCH SCHOOL OF THE ARTS FUSION FILM FESTIVAL

The Arts Fusion Film Festival encourages, promotes and inspires women filmmakers, as well as encourages collaboration between men and women filmmakers.

http://www.tisch.nyu.edu/object/Fusion.html

March 1st, 2010
CONGRAT’S TO 2008 ASF/WOMEN IN FILM FINISHING FUND RECIPIENT EMILY ABT, WHOSE FIRST FEATURE FILM, TOE TO TOE, RECEIVED A FANTASTIC REVIEW FEBRUARY 26TH IN THE NEW YORK TIMES

The film can be seen currently in Manhattan.

Read the review here:
http://movies.nytimes.com/2010/02/26/movies/26toe.html

February 22nd, 2010
2007 AFI/ADRIENNE SHELLY FOUNDATION PRODUCTION GRANT RECIPIENT PAM JOHNSON WON 2ND PLACE IN A SCRIPTAPALOOZA TV COMPETITION FOR HER OFFICE SPEC SCRIPT.

http://www.scriptapaloozatv.com/winners.htm

Also Pam’s play Lunch, was in production last fall. Lunch is a comedy about eighth graders having to go a whole day without their cellphones, and played to sold out audiences at a theater in Southern California.

January 30th, 2010
2008 ASF/NYU SCHOLORSHIP WINNER MARISSA O’GUINN’S COLOR SYNC FILM “MAKE IT STOP!” HAS BEEN SELECTED AS AN UNDERGRADUATE FINALIST IN NYU’S FUSION FILM FESTIVAL 2010

2008 ASF/NYU scholarship winner Marissa O’Guinn’s color sync film “MAKE IT STOP!” has been selected as an undergraduate finalist in NYU’s Fusion Film Festival 2010! It will be screened Friday, February 26, 2010 at 7pm in the Cantor Film Center (36 E. 8th St).

January 23rd, 2010
2008 ASF/NYU SCHOLARSHIP WINNER MARISSA O’GUINN FINISHED POST PRODUCTION ON HER SHORT COLOR SYNC WORKSHOP FILM MAKE IT STOP

2008 NYU/ASF scholarship winner Marissa O’Guinn finished post production on her short Color Sync Workshop film MAKE IT STOP, which has been submitted to the Tribeca Film Festival, NYU’s Fusion Film Festival, and the upcoming NYU Intermediate Film Festival. Marissa will also be shooting her senior thesis film LOVING THE HARLEQUIN, and also recently completed an internship with the Discovery Channel.

 

January 16th, 2010
2008 ASF/COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY BEST FEMALE DIRECTOR MADELEINE OLNEK’S FILM COUNTERTRANSFERENCE SELECTED TO BE ONE OF FIVE “SUNDANCE CLASSICS”.

2008 Columbia University/ASF grant winner Madeleine Olnek reports thatCOUNTERTRANSFERENCE was selected to be one of five “Sundance Classics” comedies to be put on an iPhone app. The film was also selected by Sundance to tour theatrically on a bill called “Sundance shorts,” part of the “Sundance Art House Project,” showing at theaters (BAM, Music Box, etc) across the country. It also won the “Silver Rabbit” trophy at the Sao Paulo International Film Festival last August; won grand jury prizes at Newfest in NYC last June; and was an official selection of Cinevegas.

January 9th, 2010
2009 ASF/SUNDANCE GRANT RECIPIENT DEE REES JUST WRAPPED PRODUCTION ON PARIAH.

January 2nd, 2010
ASF/WOMEN IN FILM FINISHING FUND WINNER EMILY ABT’S ALL OF US ON SHOWTIME

2008 grant recipient Emily Abt’s ALL OF US  continues to air on Showtime and her first narrative, TOE TO TOE, will be released by Strand and in theaters in February.

TOE TO TOE can be seen in New York on Friday, February 26th at the Village East Cinema and in Los Angeles on Friday, March 12th at the Laemmle’s Sunset 5 Theaters.

Check screenings page for updates.

December 15th, 2009
INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS NOMINATE ASF GRANT WINNER!

The Independent Spirit Awards announced that Dia Sokol is a nominee for the Piaget Producer’s Award, for her work on “Beeswax” and “Nights & Weekends.” The 13th annual Piaget Producers Award honors emerging producers who, despite highly limited resources demonstrate the creativity, tenacity, and vision required to produce quality, independent films. Dia won the 2008IFP/Adrienne Shelly Foundation Director’s Grant for her relationship comedy Sorry Thanks.
Congratulations Dia!

www.spiritawards.com/nomination/dia-sokol
www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/25th-film-independent-spirit-award-nominations-announced-78227017.html

December 14th, 2009
WHY ASF’S MISSION IS SO IMPORTANT…
Women in the Seats but Not Behind the Camera
Published: December 13, 2009
In 2009 women came out in droves for movies made by and/or for them. Was there a similar increase in female directors? Not by a long shot.

www.nytimes.com/2009/12/13/movies/13dargis.html

December 4th, 2009
SERIOUS MOONLIGHT OPENS TODAY!

Through February 2 in select cities and theatres!

12/4/2009
Encino, CA: Town Center 5
Pasadena, CA: Playhouse 7 Cinemas
San Francisco, CA: Opera Plaza Cinemas 4
Santa Ana, CA: South Coast Village 3
West Hollywood, CA: Sunset 5
Bloomfield Hills, MI: Maple Art Theatre
Frontenac, MO: Plaza Frontenac Cinema
New York, NY: Village East Cinemas

12/11/2009
San Diego, CA: Hillcrest Cinemas
Portland, OR: Living Room Theaters
Philadelphia, PA: Ritz at the Bourse
Austin, TX: Dobie Theatre
Seattle, WA: Varsity Theatre

12/25/2009
Santa Fe, NM: CCA Cinematheque

2/5/2010
Salem, MA: Cinema Salem 3

 

 

October 22nd, 2009
2009 ASF GRANT WINNER NOMINATED FOR GOTHAM AWARD

Amreeka,” from writer/director and 2009 ASF grant winner Cherien Dabis, has just been nominated for a Gotham Award for Best Feature Film. Congrat’s Cherien!

October 13th, 2009
ADRIENNE SHELLY FOUNDATION BENEFIT/SERIOUS MOONLIGHT NYC MOVIE PREMIERE

Hello friends:

This year, due to the timing of the early December theatrical release of SERIOUS MOONLIGHT, the film I produced which Adrienne wrote after WAITRESS, we are combining the annual Adrienne Shelly Foundation’s fundraising gala with the film’s U.S. red-carpet premiere (see details below). The screening and after-party is Thursday December 3rd, and will include the awarding of this year’s IFP Adrienne Shelly Director’s Grant, co-presented by Cheryl Hines. Please join Cheryl, Meg Ryan and others for a very special evening in support of the Adrienne Shelly Foundation. Tickets are $150, and all proceeds will go towards helping ASF achieve its mission of supporting women filmmakers. Tickets to this exclusive event are extremely limited.

To purchase, please call Jessica Glorieux at 212-381-1716, or emailjessicamg@belardiostroy.com

If you cannot attend but would like to make a donation, please click here.

Thank you, as always.
Andy Ostroy
Founder & Executive Director
The Adrienne Shelly Foundation
www.adrienneshellyfoundation.org

August 10th, 2007
SUNDANCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES FIRST RECIPIENT OF THE ADRIENNE SHELLY FOUNDATION WOMAN FILMMAKERS GRANT

Filmmaker and Sundance Lab Alumni Maryam Keshavarz Awarded Inaugural Grant. LOS ANGELES, CA, August 10, 2007 – Today, Sundance Institute, in collaboration with The Adrienne Shelly Foundation, awarded the inaugural Adrienne Shelly Foundation Women Filmmakers Grant to filmmaker Maryam Keshavarz. The establishment of the Grant unites Sundance Institute with The Adrienne Shelly Foundation in its mission to support the advancement of talented women filmmakers.

 

January 22nd, 2007
ADRIENNE SHELLY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES ADVISORY BOARD

PARK CITY, UT, January 22, 2007 — The Adrienne Shelly Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the memory of writer/director/actor Adrienne Shelly, has been established by her husband, Andy Ostroy, who will serve as its executive director. With a focus on women, the organization’s mission is to award grants to help finance student films and independent film projects; supplement film school scholarships and awards, and to produce readings of deserving scripts. Other Foundation initiatives will be announced over time.

March 26th, 2007
THE ADRIENNE SHELLY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVES, ADDITIONS TO ITS ADVISORY BOARD

NEW YORK, March 26, 2007 — The Adrienne Shelly Foundation, a non-profit
organization dedicated to the memory of writer/director/actor Adrienne Shelly, today announced the launch of several educational initiatives in conjunction with a number of the industry’s premiere film institutions, most of them based in New York.