Exciting ASF News!

ASF Awards its 50th Grant!



We are thrilled to announce that we've awarded our 50th filmmaker production grant since our inception in 2007! Fifty incredibly talented women from all over the world have been touched by Adrienne's legacy. 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.



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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


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!

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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!
April 10th, 2013
ASF Grantee Stacie Passon's CONCUSSION at Sarasota Film Festival