The High Falls Film Festival (HFFF) is honoring Nancy Schreiber, ASC with their 2017 Susan B. Anthony “Failure Is Impossible” Award. She is the first cinematographer to receive the prize and the presentation will take place on November 2, the opening night of the festival.
Founded in 2001 and located in Rochester, NY, the HFFF showcases the artistry and innovation of women in film — behind the camera, in leading roles on the screen, and at the heart of storylines. Notes the organizers:
Our focus on women in film is inspired by our city’s legacy as the birthplace of film and the women’s rights movement, and the Festival is the longest running women’s film festival in the U.S. The offerings will include an international slate of up to 18 feature length independent films and four shorts programs, screened at the historic Little Theatre. The Festival experience will be enhanced by panels, workshops, talks with filmmakers, and opening and closing parties.
The HFFF is thrilled that Schreiber is accepting this honor, especially in light of her recognition as the recipient of the 2017 American Society of Cinematographers Presidents Award.
Of note, 2017 is a milestone year marking the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New York State, three years before the 19th Amendment was passed.