Juice Award



The Juice Award is a crowd sourced grassroots initiative to recognize and reward women feature film directors. Selected US festivals will present $1,000 Juice Awards to a 1st or 2nd time female director. Tangerine works with programmers to include more female-helmed narrative features. The Juice Award serves to acknowledge new work, promote awareness, and continue to build audiences for films made by women.



Each directing award comes with five hours of consultation by Tangerine and other industry veterans, including introductions, festival and distribution advice and guidance on future projects.


Community Building

A series of receptions for women directors provides opportunities for emerging talent to mingle with industry veterans, fostering networking and peer-to-peer support.


Prior Award Winners:


Sarah Clift Cropped

Sarah Clift

Film: La Madre Buena

Audience Awards Film Festival


attends the premiere of "Play the Devil" during the 2016 Los Angeles Film Festival at Arclight Cinemas Culver City on June 4, 2016 in Culver City, California.Maria Govan

Film: Play The Devil

Woodstock Film Festival


Director Robin Swicord, from the film “Wakefield,” poses for a portraits at the Toronto International Film Festival for Los Angeles Times on September 13, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Jay L. Clendenin/Contour by Getty Images)

Robin Swicord

Film: Wakefield

Hamptons International Film Festival


claire-carre-croppedClaire Carre

Film: Embers

Sarasota Film Festival



Stella Meghie

Film: Jean of the Joneses

New Orleans Film Festival


Celia Rowlson Hall

Film: MA

Ashland Independent Film Festival




Sarah Gavron

Film: Suffragette

Hamptons International Film Festival



Gabrielle Demeestere 

Film: Yosemite

Slamdance Film Festival


Josephine Decker

Josephine Decker

Film: Butter on the Latch

Sarasota Film Festival


Linda-Maria Birbeck

Film: There Should Be Rules

Woodstock Film Festival





Desiree Akhavan

Film: Appropriate Behavior

Provincetown International Film Festival


pose for a portrait during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival at the Getty Images Portrait Studio at the Village At The Lift on January 21, 2014 in Park City, Utah.

Sara Colangelo

Film: Little Accidents

Hamptons International Film Festival


<> the premiere of "Life in a Day" at The Museum of Modern Art on July 24, 2011 in New York City.

Caryn Waechter

Film: The Sisterhood of Night

Woodstock Film Festival


Maya Vitkova

Film: Viktoria

Sarasota Film Festival





Stacie Passon

Film: Concussion

Woodstock Film Festival