WINNERS SELECTED for the 8th Annual Women's Voices Now Film Festival

The 8th Annual Women's Rights Now Film Festival is in the books! See the six films that won awards.
LOS ANGELES - March 24, 2022 - PRLog -- The 8th Annual Women's Voices Now Film Festival is in the books and the winning films have been selected by our jury:

Leslie J. Sacks Best Documentary Feature - Indebted to All Women (Directors María Lobo & Roi Guitián, Spain/El Salvador)
Best Documentary Short -Since you arrived, my heart stopped belonging to me (Director Erin Semine Kökdil, US)
Lantos Foundation Best Human Rights Documentary - This Stained Dawn (Director Anam Abbas, Canada/Pakistan)
Best Creative Documentary - The Perfect Picture (Director Hala El Kouch, Lebanon)
Best First Time Filmmaker - Boucle en Onde (Director Elsa Cantelli, Italy/Burkina Faso)
Best Youth Documentary Short - La Coiffeuse/The Hairdresser (Director Lorraine Price, (Canada)

Honorable Mentions:

Leslie J Sacks Grand Prize - Best Feature Documentary Film - Belly of the Beast (Director Erika Cohn, USA)
Best First Time Filmmaker - Grounded (Director  Annie Leclair, Canada)
Best Creative Documentary - The Art of Living In Danger (Director Mina Keshavarz, Islamic Republic of Iran)

The festival promotes emerging women filmmakers creating social-change films that advocate for girls' and women's rights around the world, awarding a total of $10,000 USD in cash prizes to winning filmmakers. Sponsors included Sony Pictures Entertainment, Filmocracy, the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice, and OUT.LI.ER.

2022 Jury: Şirin Fulya Erensoy, Dr. Valentina Vitali, Poulomi Pal, Patricia Nogueira, Amarjit (Amar) Dass, Rita Capucho, Hillary P. Thilavong, Estrella Barcenas, Alona Shylova.

All films available for streaming until March 31, 2022.

Women's Voices Now (WVN), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (, uses film to drive positive social change that advances women's and girls' rights globally. We promote, produce, and share social-change films focusing on women's and girls' rights issues, providing active support to filmmakers who give voice to unheard women and girls, and activating civil society by moving audiences from empathy to action. We envision a global culture shift in which communities and institutions believe in the value of gender equality, and adapt their behaviors and actions to support systematic advancement of women's and girls' rights. WVN has held special consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 2017.

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