WIF Mini Upfronts Semi-Finalists Announced

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We are so proud of our members and their amazing teaser/trailers! We had over 100 submissions, which were judged by eight active industry professionals from NBCUniversal, Seed and Spark, Steakhaus Productions, Haven Entertainment, and LA Bellatini Casting.

The top one third have advanced to the semi-finals, where they will be judged by studio execs and agents from NBCUniversal, Lionsgate, and CAA, among others. The highest scoring teasers/trailers will be screened at an exclusive networking event in early January. More details will be forthcoming. Congratulations and well-done, female filmmakers!

Mini Upfronts Semi-Finalists

Pecado Original – Jean Lee
No Light and No Land Anywhere – Amber Sealey
Crowns – Halee Bernard
Pathways – Florencia Krochik
5th Passenger – Morgan Lariah
#iAmThatBoy – Lagueria Davis
Or Die Trying – Chelsea London Lloyd
Kimi Hana Fashionista Ninja – Ren Hanami
California’s Forgotten Children – Melody C. Miller
Mixed – Aris Mendoza
The World According to Tallulah – Holly Payberg & Mhairi Morrison
On the Market – Cameran Surles
The Passage – Kathleen Davison
Dark Arts – Bao Xiong
About that Life – Catherine Ouellette
Angry Black Women – Angie Browne
Shiner – Gabriela Gonzalez
Surviving Me: The Nine Circles of Sophie – Leah Yananton
In the Darkness – Lea-Beth Shapiro
The Do-Over – Jennifer Mangan
Somebody’s Mother – Mandy Fabian
Grace & Grit – Blair Bomar
Galamsey – Lena Mesiano
Special – Ann P Meredith
Turnt – Meiko Taylor
The Reason – Meiko Taylor
Battery Park – Annunziata Gianzero
Hope: The Last Paladin – Kiralee Hayashi
2 Self Help Books Away From Being Perfect – Kimberly Young
A Whole New Irving – Alexandra Komisaruk
Afronell – Jan Arnold
The Spitting Cobras – Sarah Hamblin
Proud of Me – Adrienne Richards and Mandy Fabien
Everything but a Man – Nnegest Likké