Five women comedy creators, including Ana, have been announced as this year's New Zealand Film Commission 2020 Gender Scholarship recipients. Each will recieve $10,000 to support further development of their projects and careers.
The scholarship award will allow each of the recipients time to concentrate on writing, making and collaborating on comedy content, and building industry connections to assist with developing sustainable careers.
NZFC CEO Annabelle Sheehan said "Our five recipients have all demonstrated the ability to create exceptional work. Each has a distinct and original voice and clear vision for their comedy content. We are super excited to support these women and can't wait to see what they produce in the future.”
Jackie and Madeleine concluded, “Perhaps what is most heartening for us is to realise that hundreds of women are passionately working on projects either at home, or in their studios, finding time between taking classes, raising children or working jobs to develop their creative ideas. We'd really like to encourage ALL of these women to start applying for opportunities to have their work produced so the rest of us get to watch more content made by women!”
Read all about the five recipients here.