We’re counting down the 40 days to NYWIFT’s 40th Anniversary Muse Awards with a look at some of our favorite honorees, all women of vision and achievement who have contributed to the film and television industry. Join us as we look back at #Muse40for40, and buy your tickets for the Muse Awards on Tuesday, December 10th at nywift.org/muse!
#21: Julie Dash
By Kathryn O’Kane
Director Julie Dash has written and directed five feature length narrative films including Love Song, Funny Valentines, Incognito, The Rosa Parks Story, Daughters of the Dust, as well as part of the Subway Stories: Tales From the Underground HBO anthology feature; television commercials and documentary films. In addition to her work with television films, Dash has also directed episodes of television shows such as Women: Stories of Passion and Sax Cantor Riff. Currently, Dash is one of the directors working on Ava DuVernay’s Queen Sugar.
In 2017 she was the inaugural recipient of NYWIFT’s new Nancy Malone Directing Award at the Muse Awards, given to an outstanding female director in film, television, and/or digital media each year.
“There’s magic in the details.” – Julie Dash at the 2017 Muse Awards
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