Honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Through this film we hope to amplify who Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was and is, because his impact is multi-generational, and his word and work lives on today.
We are very pleased to announce the inaugural recipient of our WAVE Grant, Eliana Pipes! The WAVE Grant is a $5,000 seed grant awarded to a first-time female or non-binary filmmaker of color to help them finish their short film, and we couldn’t be happier to have Eliana be our first recipient.
Eliana’s animated short ¡Nails! follows Catalina, a wide-eyed 15-year-old Latina taking dance classes to prepare for her Quinceañera. When Catalina develops an unexpected crush on a girl in her class, her fingernails suddenly begin to grow at a superhuman pace – a blessing for a Latina, but a curse for a lesbian.
Stay tuned for more updates on ¡Nails!