Eva Haller WTM Award Call for Entries
The Eva Haller Women Transforming Media Award is offered each year as part of The MY HERO International Film Festival. The award was established by Eva Haller, a lifelong feminist, activist and philanthropist, to support filmmakers telling women's stories.
We want to make women visible - as leaders, protagonists, creators, scientists and whatever else they dream - and expand the limited expectations the media places on women.
Length: Up to 10 minutes in length. Excerpts and trailers from longer documentaries and feature films are also accepted.
Genres: Documentary, narrative, music video, animation and experimental.
Levels: Films can be submitted in the student (elementary to college) and professional categories. Students - apply for a fee waiver by emailing [email protected]
FINAL Deadline: November 30
Award: $2500 in cash awards will be given in the students and professional categories. Winners are announced in December 2020.
Watch how the WTM Award has impacted student winner Sasha Slavner:
WTM Award winner Kasha Slavner went on to speak at the UN about women in media, and became a Yunus&Youth Fellow! Here she thanks Eva Haller and The MY HERO Project.
Women You Should Know: Eva Haller - Mentor to Generations of Women Changemakers
Eva Haller established the Eva Haller Women Transforming Media Award to support filmmakers and promote women who are creating positive change in the world.
Eva is an activist, philanthropist, and Holocaust survivor. She has mentored generations of women, and was the recipient of the first Ban Ki Moon Mentoring Award, and the first Forbes Excellence in Mentoring Award.
Eva was born in Budapest, Hungary, before the Second World War. When Nazis invaded her city, Haller escaped the concentration camp by convincing a young Nazi soldier that she was much too young and beautiful to die. Her older brother John, who was part of the resistance, was killed by the Nazis. After her brother's death, Haller vowed to honor him by helping others.
Watch a short video about Eva Haller: A Work in Progress - excerpt
2019 Eva Haller Women Transforming Media Award
Conversations with My Mother (2019) | Directed by Tsering Wangmo | Experimental Documentary | USA
2018 Eva Haller Women Transforming Media Award
Gloria's Call (2018) | Directed by Cheri Gaulke | Documentary | USA
Women You Should Know: Watch the Women Transforming Media interviews!
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