Jordana Mollick, Anna Rose Holmer and Nanfu Wang are the winners of Spirit Awards filmmaker grants awarded today at the annual Spirit Awards Nominee Brunch held at BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood.
Jordana Mollick received the Piaget Producers Award. The award honors emerging producers who, despite highly limited resources, demonstrate the creativity, tenacity and vision required to produce quality, independent films. The annual award, in its 20th year, includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Piaget for the 10th year. Finalists for the award were Lisa Kjerulff and Melody C. Roscher & Craig Shilowich.
Anna Rose Holmer, director of The Fits, received the Kiehl’s Someone to Watch Award. The award recognizes talented filmmakers of singular vision who have not yet received appropriate recognition. The award is in its 23rd year and includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant funded by Kiehl’s Since 1851. Finalists for the award were Andrew Ahn director of Spa Night, Claire Carré director of Embers and Ingrid Jungermann director of Women Who Kill.
Nanfu Wang, director of Hooligan Sparrow, received the Truer Than Fiction Award. The award is presented to an emerging director of non-fiction features who has not received significant recognition. The award is in its 22nd year and includes a $25,000 unrestricted grant. Finalists for the award were Kristi Jacobson director of Solitary and Sara Jordenö director of Kiki.
Image: via Facebook. WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – JANUARY 07: (L-R) President of Film Independent, Josh Welsh, filmmakers Anna Rose Holmer, winner of Kiehls Someone to Watch Award, Nanfu Wang, winner of the Truer Than Fiction Award and producer Jordana Mollick, winner of the Piaget Producers Award attend the 2017 Film Independent Filmmaker Grant and Spirit Award Nominees Brunch at BOA Steakhouse on January 7, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/WireImage)