Golden Goody Award presented to Women In Film Producer Lucy Webb and Committee at Sundance 2013
The Goody Awards for social good honored Producer Lucy Webb and her Women In Film in Park City Committee with a Golden Goody Award (aka Oscar for social good) at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
The Goody Awards for social good honored Producer Lucy Webb and her Women In Film in Park City Committee with a Golden Goody Award (our top humanitarian award) at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. With over 250+ film industry professionals at their annual filmmakers brunch in Park City, Utah, Cathy Schulman, WIF President and President of Mandalay Pictures, helped us with the presentation since we lost our voice (literally.)
This top honor was presented in recognition of the WIF in Park City team’s support of female filmmakers for almost a decade. Goody Awards Founder Liz H Kelly thanked WIF in Park City for providing film grants to deserving female artists ($30,000 in grants were presented at this event), hosting a directors panel (6 Directors spoke on a Female Voices – Women Who Dare Panel), and for creating a friendly venue for women to network with industry professionals at the festival.
When accepting this award, Lucy shared, “Thank you so much. This is our ninth year at Sundance and it is very exciting. I don’t do this work alone. I stand on the shoulders of the great women on my committee at Women In Film. My right arm at Sundance, Candace Bowen, along with Iris Grossman, Barbara Boyle, Gayle Nachlis, Hillary Bibicoff, Jane Fleming, Ilene Power, Cathy Schulman, Marion Rosenberg, and Lisa Gewirtz all make this event happen. I love them, and I love Sundance! I am very honored and moved by this award.” Candace Bowen was the first volunteer for this WIF in Park City event, and has worked closely with Lucy ever since.
And then Lucy added, “”The Goody Award doesn’t feel good– it feels great!! Thank you to everyone that fights for a higher consciousness of women’s issues, and supports women’s rights everywhere. On behalf of Women In Film in Park City, we say Go, Sundance, Go!”
The Goody Awards also says Go to WIF and Go to the Sundance Film Festival for bringing out so many female voices in film! The 2013 festival includes a record 37 films by females, and 50% of the US Dramatic competition films were made by female directors. To support female voices in film, the Goody Awards will continue a digital media campaign through the Oscars on Feb 24th.
Big thanks to Lucy Webb, her WIF in Park City Committee, Sundance Institute, supporters who go to this event every year, and female filmmakers everywhere for bringing out female voices in film. To get involved and support WIF, visit http://wif.org.
Photo by Mark Davis, WireImage, L to R: Gayle Nachlis, Lucy Webb, Liz H Kelly, Cathy Schulman, Candace Bowen