Rachel Morrison, ASC Supports Women’s Filmmaker Program

The initiative provides mentorship and production funds to up-and-coming women filmmakers.

Samantha Dillard

Rachel Morrison, ASC

Rachel Morrison, ASC was one of six women to serve as a mentor in the fourth annual Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program. In collaboration with Pulse Films and facilitated by Tribeca Film Institute, the program provides project support, mentorship, peer sessions and master classes on directing, costume design, composing, producing and more to up-and-coming US-based women writers and directors.

Producer Paula Weinstein, who serves as executive vice president of Tribeca Enterprises, says that Through Her Lens is a program “where women help women through mentorship, through encouragement [and] through creating a space for women’s voices to be heard.” 

Following an intensive three-day workshop, Morrison and the other jury members — actor-director Dianna Agron, producer Effie T. Brown, actor Cara Delevingne, writer-director Mary Harron and Weinstein — evaluated five projects from participating filmmakers eligible for a production grant with production support from Tribeca Studios. 

The jury elected the short film Rosa — written and directed by Suha Araj and produced by Maryam Keshavarz — as the recipient. The other four writer-directors in the program were also awarded development funds to aid in bringing their projects closer toward completion.  

Top photo by Danna Kinsky.

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