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Peier "Tracy" Shen is a young writer and director from Wuxi, China, who has been studying, living, and creating films in the United States for a number of years now. As a child she wanted to become a pianist, but this slowly evolved into a passion for writing. During college she realized that film combined many artistic mediums, including music and writing, so over a summer break in Shanghai, she picked up a camera and decided to direct for the first time. Now, she is a graduate from American Film Institute and currently resides in Los Angeles with a number of completed short films under her belt.
Jenny Eagan is costume designer who started out her career by studying Fashion Merchandising in the University of Missouri. She has been nominated for several noteworthy awards.
Ann Hui is a director, screenwriter, producer, and actress, who has become one of the most influential figures of Hong Kong’s New Wave filmmakers. In the past decade, she has become a somewhat legend at the Hong Kong Film Awards.
The end of February and beginning of March is an exciting few days for anyone in New York who loves supporting women in film. With water, notepad, and pen in hand, I braced myself for Athena 2020!
Although we still have over a month until the Oscar Awards, Rachel Morrison’s nomination is already being celebrated worldwide. Why? Because no female has ever been nominated for the Best Cinematography category. And yes, this is a big deal.