ACM Video Professor, Kimi Takesue Wins Prestigious Filmmaker Award
Kimi Takesue, Associate Professor in the Arts, Culture, Media’s Video Program, is one of five recipients of the Chicken And Egg Breakthrough Filmmaker Award. The award is given yearly to 5 female documentarians, and comes with a $50,000 unrestricted grant, plus a year of mentorship. Kimi was selected for her latest film, 95 and 6 to Go.
From the press release:
The Breakthrough Filmmaker Award was designed to “respond to the reality that only a few women nonfiction directors in the U.S. are able to work full-time as independent storytellers. The program recognizes and elevates five experienced women directors with unique voices who are poised to reach new heights and become strong filmmaker- advocates for critical and timely issues. When so few women achieve the same visibility and access to resources and opportunities as men, the Breakthrough Filmmaker Award program is a resounding crack in the glass ceiling.”