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Cadiz Wins Artists' Award
2006-02-01

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X Chromosome Films is proud to announce that lesbian filmmaker Yasmina Cadiz is one of the 2006 Illinois Arts Council ( IAC ) Media Arts Fellowship Award recipients. The Artists Fellowships recognize the artistic excellence of Illinois artists for their outstanding work and commitment within the arts by awarding Fellowships of $7,000 each. The Artists Fellowship Program offers funding for 12 artistic disciplines on a two-year rotating cycle.

This year's Fellowship recipients were selected from 550 creative artists working in seven disciplines: Choreography, Crafts, Ethnic and Folk Arts, Media Arts, New Performance Forms, Prose and Scriptworks.

Yasmina Cadiz's film MAMA SAID, is a moving portrait of an abandoned young girl with a remarkable will to survive. The film won the 'AUDIENCE AWARD' at the San Francisco International Film Festival 2005, and will be broadcast on SíTV, the first English-language Latino cable network, and by PBS affiliate program Image Union, in Spring 2006.


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