There’s more good news for ‘Girls Will Be Girls’, which is to be produced by Pushing Buttons Studios, Crawling Angels Films and Dolce Vita Films. At the Berlinale Co-Production Market on Thursday, it was announced that the film has won the Talents Footprints Mastercard grant for an incubation programme designed to increase the participation of women in the Grips and Lighting departments in the Hindi film industry. This grant essentially helps filmmakers achieve social impact through financial support, mentorship and public awareness.
Richa says, “When Shuchi and I were wanting to build an all-women crew, we realised that there were zero women in some departments. We wanted to explore what is possible in this scenario, how we could come up with solutions to increase the presence and participation of women. One of our teammates, Tanya Negi, came up with the idea for this incubation programme. We sent in an application since our script was at the Berlinale Script Station last year, and won this grant.”