GIRL POWER: Chanel is showing its support for women in film. The house, which has fostered a longstanding relationship with Tribeca Enterprises over the years and hosts an annual dinner for the Tribeca Film Festival each spring, has teamed up with the New York-based media company on the launch of Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program. The three-day workshop, in collaboration with Pulse Films and Tribeca Film Institute, is designed to support emerging, U.S.-based female writers and directors of short-form narrative films with mentorship, master classes and peer-to-peer sessions.
The inaugural program, bowing from Oct. 26 to 28, will support filmmakers Numa Perrier, Roja Gashtili, Julia Lerman, Vera Miao, Anna Martemucci, Christina Voros and Kat Coiro, culminating with a pitch presentation before an all-female jury. Julianne Moore, Patricia Clarkson, Emily Mortimer and other top casting and film directors, producers and writers will award one woman $75,000 to produce her film with the support of Pulse Films and Tribeca Digital Studios. The program will be celebrated with a private luncheon at Locanda Verde on Monday, Oct. 26.