WIFTA’s Anniversary Gala & Awards Ceremony recognizes those extraordinary individuals who have made valuable contributions to advancing the roles of women in the film and television industry. This year’s 35th Anniversary Gala will be held in October and promises to be a stellar event worthy of our impressive history as the 2nd oldest chapter of Women in Film in the country. Our honorees represent the epitome of success and are exceptional in their respective fields. The Awards Ceremony serves as an opportunity for not only our Atlanta Chapter to applaud them for their outstanding achievements but also our local industry and community as well.
WIFTA’s signature event traditionally includes a networking reception and dinner followed by the highly anticipated and always inspiring awards ceremony.
Gala Highlights include:2013 Student Scholarship Award Presentation
The recipient of this year’s Student Scholarship will be recognized along with our other honorees and awarded a check for $1,500 towards their education.
2013 Silent Auction fundraiser
The Gala Silent Auction is WIFTA’s largest fundraising event of the year. The proceeds of which enable us to continue to provide exceptional educational programming, networking opportunities and professional resources in support of women in film and television throughout the year. Funds are also raised through sponsorships and a portion of the event’s ticket sales.
Prepare to join us in the festivities as we celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Atlanta Chapter of Women in Film and honor those who continue to reach new horizons of professional achievement!
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Some of our distinguished Past Honorees include:
(partial listing) *denotes Georgian ties
Jane Fonda* Producer, Activist & 2x Academy Award Winning Actress
Julia Roberts* Academy Award Winning Actress
Bonnie Arnold* Animation Film Producer, Toy Story; Associate Producer, Dances with Wolves
Patricia Neal Academy Award, BAFTA, Tony & Golden Globe Award Winning Actress
Grace Zabriskie Actress, Fried Green Tomatoes & TV’s Twin Peaks
Terry Tingle* Senior VP, Turner Entertainment
Vivian Jones* Executive Producer Karmavision Films
Michael Parver* CEO, Michael Parver & Associates Motion Picture Advertising & PR Firm
Rebecca Chase ABC News Correspondent
Monica Kaufman* 1st African American & 1st Woman News Anchor in Atlanta
Shay Bentley Griffin* Emmy Award Winning Casting Director
Lydia Dean Pilcher Producer, Iron Jawed Angels & The Namesake
Brenda Hampton* Creator/Producer TV’s 7th Heaven & Fat Actress
Kay Hallahan* Writer/Founding Member of WIFTI
Deidre McDonald* Emmy Award Winning Producer & Educator
Debra Martin Chase Famed Producer, Princess Diaries & The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Creative Excellence Award
Julie Dash Director Daughters of the Dust 1st Feature Film theatrically distributed by an African American Woman, Outstanding Achievement Award
Maria Fleet* Producer & Cinematographer Outstanding Contribution Award
Fran Burst Terranella* Award Winning Director & Producer Outstanding Contribution Award
Kathleen Fitch* Vice President Post Production, Crawford Communications
Myrna Moore* Emmy Award Winning Producer & Host, Turner Broadcasting
Annette Stillwell* Casting Director & CFO of Stillwell Casting
Melissa Goodman* Executive Director of SAG/AFTRA, Outstanding Contribution Award
James Ivory Award Winning Director, Merchant Ivory Films, Lifetime Achievement Award
Suzan Satterfield* Emmy Nominated Filmmaker, Outstanding Achievement
Elisabeth & Afemo Omilami* Actors & Activists; Directors of Hosea Feed the Hungry, Humanitarian Award
Tracy Martin* Award-Winning Filmmaker & Creator of The Woman’s Angle, Woman to Watch Award
Eleanor Ringel* Acclaimed Film Critic, Creative Excellence
Janet Tiller* Account Manager, Eastman Kodak, Outstanding Contribution
Bailey Barash* Award Winning Documentary Filmmaker & Producer
Angi Bones* & Dianne Ashford* Creators & Founders of Symmetry Entertainment
Crystle Clear Roberson* Award Winning Filmmaker & PSA Director
Rhonda Barrymore* Motion & Still Picture Make-up Artist & Founder of Help Me Rhonda Cosmetics
Teresa Dickey* Vice President & General Manager of Cinema Concepts
Cheryl Dunye Award Winning Director & Writer