Audience Choice Awards
The Susan B. Anthony “Failure is Impossible” Award
Honors a woman in the film industry who has persevered in her career and triumphed over difficulties.
2017: Cinematographer Nancy Schreiber, ASC
2011: Director/filmmaker Julie Taymor
2010: Film Editor Thelma Schoonmaker
2008: Actor Rita Moreno
2006: Director Agnieszka Holland
2005: Actor Angela Bassett
2004: Actor Sally Kellerman
2003: Actor Candice Bergen
2002: Actor Lainie Kazan
2001: Actor Pam Grier
The Golden Lens Award for Cinematography
Honors a person who has made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to the field of cinematography.
2011: Buddy Squires
The Rochester Film Legacy Award
Honors a filmmaker or film supporter based in the Rochester area whose passion and dedication embodies Rochester’s proud film legacy.
2016: June Foster
2015: Marilyn O’Connor
2011: Brock Yates
The Faith Hubley “Web of Life” Award
Named after its first recipient, honors a woman who understands the power of art in connecting with an audience and in making the world a better place.
2005: Jane Alexander, actor
2004: Mira Nair, filmmaker
2003: Jeannie Epper, stuntwoman
2002: Nancy Cartwright, voice actor
2001: Faith Hubley, animator
The Elizabeth Cady Stanton “Thorn in the Side” Award
Honors women who exemplify the collaborative nature of film and video. The award is named in honor of Stanton, who said: “If there is one part of my life which gives me more intense satisfaction than another, it is my friendship with Susan B. Anthony… we have indeed been thorns in the side of each other…”
2009: Debra Zimmerman
2008: Estela Bravo, director
2006: Stella Pence, (retired) Co-Director, Telluride Film Festival