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Andrea Cheng
Oct 22, 2015 @ 3:15 pm

Chanel and Tribeca Enterprises are bringing female filmmakers from behind the camera and putting them into the spotlight. The two have announced the launch of a new three-day initiative "Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women's Filmmaker Program" that is designed to support emerging U.S.-based writers and directors.

Seven filmmakers have been selected, and from Oct. 26 to Oct 28, they will participate in classes and one-on-one sessions that will eventually result in a pitch presentation to a panel of experts, including Julianne Moore, Patricia Clarkson, and Emily Mortimer. Only one will be awarded $75,000 to bring her film to life, with the support of Pulse Films and Tribeca Digital Studios. 

"Chanel has always fostered creativity. We are thrilled to collaborate with Tribeca, with whom we have a longstanding partnership, to identify and support emerging women filmmakers," says Maureen Chiquet, global CEO of Chanel. "It is an honor to join Tribeca in celebrating women in film and empowering them to tell their stories." 

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Meet the filmmakers and commit their names to memory—we expect to see a lot more of their work in the future. Pictured above, from left to right, top to bottom: Vera Miao, Christina Voros, Numa Perrier, Kat Coiro, Roja Gashtili and Julia Lerman, and Anna Martemucci. 

"As women we have been underrepresented in the stories that are written, produced, and directed," says Jane Rosenthal, CEO of Tribeca Enterprises and Co-Founder of TFI. "We need to support one another and I am proud that with Chanel we can cultivate, support, and empower women storytellers."

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