Barbara Hammer was a filmmaker with a profound commitment to expressing a feminist point-of-view in her work.

 

In 2020, filmmaker Lynne Sachs received the Oberhausen Film

Festival Grand Prize for a film she made with and for Hammer.

 

With funds from the prize, Lynne created the

Barbara Hammer Feminist Film Award

for a work that best conveys Hammer’s passion
for celebrating and examining the experiences of women.

 

Qualifying work by artists of any gender will be considered.

Identify your donation by acknowledging "Barbara Hammer" in the "Sponsor/donor acknowledgment" field.

Make a contribution of any size to help us commemorate Barbara Hammer in perpetuity and award deserving films for years to come!

Silver Femme by Nico Reano & Jimena Lucero

became the first film to win this $500 cash award at the 2001 59th AAFF.

Irani Bag by Maryam Tafakory won at the 60th AAFF, our first hybrid festival, in March 2022.

A still from Irani Bag

In our efforts to raise $15,000 to fund the $500 annual award,

we are now over halfway to the goal with just $7,150 to go!
 

Thank you to the following generous donors for their support:

Stephen Anker

Todd Berliner & Dana Sachs

Howard Besser

Jeanne Finley Montgomery

Amy Moore

Tomonari Nishikawa

Byrdie O'Connor

Jennifer Reeves

Ira Sachs

Lynne Sachs

Cauleen Smith

Deborah Stratman

Identify your donation by acknowledging "Barbara Hammer" in the "Sponsor/donor acknowledgment" field.