On January 20, the HFPA hosted the Women Breaking Barriers panel at the Sundance Film Festival in association with the Sundance Institute. HFPA journalist Elisabeth Sereda moderated a spirited discussion among award-winning Tina Lifford (Queen Sugar), Golden Globe winner Octavia Spencer, Cathy Schulman, producer and president of Women in Film, Golden Globe winner Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) and Reed Morano, award-winning cinematographer, and director.

As part of the panel held at Sundance TV headquarters in Park City, Saturday, a $50.000 HFPA grant was announced to benefit the Sundance Institute women’s programs. “Supporting women has always been very meaningful for us and to have your help in this, is extraordinary”, said Keri Putnam, executive director of the Sundance Institute.