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Nine female filmmakers with Baltimore ties awarded $400,000 in grants

Nine female filmmakers with Baltimore ties awarded $400,000 in grants

The idea wasn’t to focus entirely on women, but Annette Porter is happy it worked out that way.

Nine Baltimore-based filmmakers, all women, and their projects will share $400,000 in grant money from the Saul Zaentz Innovation Fund in Film and Media at the Johns Hopkins University.

“I had no idea until we started posting the winners on our Facebook page” that they were all women, said Porter, the fund’s interim director.

The fund, in its second year and handing out grants for the third time, works with Baltimore filmmakers — including those working with people from outside the city — to turn their ideas into films through mentoring, grants and other...

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