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Grant Recipient

November 16, 2022

WomensNet Mini grant awarded to The Light Leaks

The Light Leaks

Woman Entrepreneur:
Kim Hoyos

The Light Leaks is a community hub that supports, empowers and educates female and gender non-conforming (GNC) filmmakers, aiming to foster intersectionality in the film and television industries. Through our live and digital events, editorial content, online shop, and more, we provide filmmakers across the world (and web) with opportunities to connect with each other, learn new skills, spark crucial media discourse, and showcase their work. Ultimately, we strive to ensure a more equitable media landscape in the future.

This grant will be helping The Light Leaks move themselves into a production company.

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