Leah Meyerhoff, the director of Edit Center class film I Believe In Unicorns, has been nominated for IFP's Spotlight on Women Filmmakers 'Live the Dream' grant, a $25,000 cash award for alumni of IFP's Independent Filmmaker Labs. A Sundance Lab finalist, I Believe in Unicorns is Meyerhoff's first feature film and was workshopped in the Edit Center's six-week class earlier this year. The film was edited by TEC alum Becky Laks. For more information on the film please visit its website.
Meanwhile, David France's How to Survive a Plague, which was edited by TEC alum Tyler Walk, received a nomination in the Gotham Awards' Best Documentary category. The film follows two coalitions--ACT UP and TAG--whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. How to Survive a Plague premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival and was released theatrically in September. You can find the film's official website here.
A full list of Gotham Award nominees can be seen here.