Exciting ASF News!

ASF Awards its 50th Grant!



We are thrilled to announce that we've awarded our 50th filmmaker production grant since our inception in 2007! Fifty incredibly talented women from all over the world have been touched by Adrienne's legacy. We look forward to awarding so many more grants in the years to come. A big congratulations to Meredith Danluck for being our 50th! Her script STATE LIKE SLEEP is terrific and we can't wait to see the film someday soon! And we thank our partners at the Sundance Institute Feature Film Program, through which Meredith was a participant.



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March 13th, 2013
Alanis Morissette and Auction Winner Dave Hansen Practice Yoga Together!

Auction winner Dave Hansen and the awesome Alanis Morissette at their yoga/tea/lunch last week in Santa Monica. A big thank you to Alanis and Dave for their continued support of ASF!



March 11th, 2013
March 19 Screening of "My So Called Enemy"
Please join ASF grantee Lisa Gossels for a very special Building Bridges sponsored "My So-Called Enemy" screening on Tuesday, 3/19 at 7pm the Tribeca Film Center. Rawan and Gal, two of the amazing main characters in the film, visiting from Palestine and Israel, will be doing the Q&A! If you can make it, please rsvp to info@BuildingBridgesShift.org.
March 1st, 2013
Alanis Morisette and ASF Auction Winner Dave Hansen Share Yoga and Tea in LA!

It was an incredible experience today for auction winner Dave Hansen, who shared a private yoga session and tea afterwards with the amazing Alanis Morissette in Santa Monica. Thank you Alanis and Dave for your support!

February 23rd, 2013
Special Screening of THE UNBELIEVABLE TRUTH w/Director Hal Hartley


Come to the special screening of the indie classic THE UNBELIEVABLE TRUTH this Friday March 1 at the First Time Fest in NYC. Director Hal Hartley, along with other special guests, will be there to intro the film. I'll be there as well to say a quick few words about Adrienne and the Adrienne Shelly Foundation. Screening's at 4:30 at Loews Village 7 at 3rd Avenue and East 11th Street. Hope to see you there!
February 20th, 2013
Michelle Tsiakaros Awarded 2nd Annual Production Grant at Boston University

At Boston University's Redstone Film Festival ASF Founder/Executive Director Andy Ostroy, and his 9-year-old daughter Sophie, awarded the 2nd Annual Adrienne Shelly Production Grant to Michelle Tsiakaros for her screenplay PLASTIC SURGERY, which she will begin shooting shortly. Congratulations Michelle!

February 19th, 2013
Auction Winner Robert Beaucage Lunches with Sarah Silverman!

A fun time was had today at lunch in LA with auction winner Robert Beaucage and Sarah Silverman! Robert experienced an extra special treat when Sarah brought comic Jeff Ross to the lunch! Thank you Sarah and Robert for your support of ASF!

January 23rd, 2013
Sundance News: Indie Film is HOT Again!

So good to see the Indie reviall...and a re-commitment to strong theatrical releases... 

January 22nd, 2013
Stacie Passon's CONCUSSION in Sundance Sale!
Huge congrats to ASF's most recent grantee, Stacie Passon, on selling her terrific film CONCUSSION to The Weinstein Co at Sundance. Look for an early '13 theatrical release...


January 13th, 2013
Gains For Women Filmmakers
January 10th, 2013
Olivia Silver's ARCADIA on VOD

Watch the trailer for Adrienne Shelly Foundation grantee's Olivia Silver's terrific film ARCADIA  http://vimeo.com/43115534. The film is available on VOD 1/19-3/13.

In other news, ARCADIA will be screening at the excellent Gothenburg Film Festival in Sweden on January 25, 26 and 28. http://filmweb01.filmfestival.org/filmfestival/info/en/festivalprogram/programentry?date=19000101&programSectionId=0&cinemaId=0&countryId=0&freeText=arcadia
And as 1 of 8 films in competition at the Cinejunior Festival in various towns near Paris, France - beginning Feb 1: http://www.cinemapublic.org/Arcadia.html?lang=fr
Congrats Olivia!