This is a blog for the Sarah Jacobson Film Grant, established in 2004 to honor the filmmaker Sarah Jacobson (1971–2004). Sarah was a pioneering independent filmmaker, dedicated to DIY principles, feminism, and rock-and-roll. Her films "Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Any More" and "I Was a Teenage Serial Killer" were widely influential.
The Sarah Jacobson Film Grant is given yearly to young independent women filmmakers whose work whose work embodies some of the things that Sarah stood for: a fierce DIY approach to filmmaking, a radical social critique, and a thoroughly underground sensibility.
We'll be updating the blog with more information and the 2010 call to entries soon.
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Welcome to the Sarah Jacobson Film Grant web page!
Sarah Jacobson (1971–2004) was a an independent filmmaker who wrote, produced, and directed several movies in the 1990s, including “Mary Jane’s Not A Virgin Any More” and “I Was a Teenage Serial Killer.” Sarah’s films reflected her punk sensibilities, her feminist beliefs, and her dedication to DIY principles.
After her death, filmmaker Sam Green and Sarah’s mother established the Sarah Jacobson Film Grant for young women “whose work embodies some of the things that Sarah stood for: a fierce DIY approach to filmmaking, a radical social critique, and a thoroughly underground sensibility.” Since 2004, the grant has been awarded to eight filmmakers.
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