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Student Filmmakers Awarded Scholarships from Women In Film.Dallas


Two student filmmakers were honored October 8th at the 8th Annual Chick Flicks Film Festival held by the non-profit organization Women In Film.Dallas. Each year the festival features short films created and produced by women across the state of Texas, celebrating the work of women in the film industry while raising funds for female students studying film, television, or video production in the North Texas region. The 2009 winners are Elizabeth Johnston of Southern Methodist University and Rachel Gibson Shepherd of the University of Texas at Arlington, for her film "Gloria." Ms. Johnston was awarded a $2500 tuition scholarship and Ms. Shepherd was selected to receive the college student project grant of $5,000 in completion funds from both WIF.D and Sync Point Post, a Dallas-based post- production house. "The quality of applicants made the selection process extremely difficult. The WIF.D Education Committee was greatly impressed with the level of professionalism they exhibited which bodes well for the industry as a whole,” said Lynne Reynolds, co-chair of the WIF.D Education Committee. “We sincerely hope they have found our organization to be a useful resource during their education and beyond. Women in Film Dallas will continue to proudly support the endeavors of these young women as they advance into their chosen careers.” To learn how you can apply for the scholarships to be awarded in 2010 or are looking for an internship in the industry, please contact education@wifdallas.org or visit www.wifdallas.org for more information.