2021 Princess Grace Award
Nominated by: California Institute of the Arts
John H. Johnson Film Honor
Joie Estrella Horwitz is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles. Her work blends research based fieldwork with imaginative exploration to delve into the space between fact and fiction at the intersection of physical and spiritual borders. Filmmaker Magazine named her one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film”. Her work has screened at DOK Leipzig, Brooklyn Film Festival, UnionDocs, Le Cinéma Club, REDCAT, Images Festival, Visions du Reel, ICDOCS, Flaherty Seminar, Tacoma Film Festival, among others. She was awarded fellowships to the Sundance Institute’s Creative Producing Lab, Women at Sundance Adobe Fellowship, the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar and the Logan Nonfiction program. Her projects have been awarded grants from the SFFILM Rainin Screenwriting Grant, Allan Sekula Social Documentary Fund, Princess Grace Foundation Award, Alison Doerner Fund for Women Pioneers in Filmmaking, and the Tim Disney Prize for Excellence in the Storytelling Arts. She is currently in development on her first feature project, When the Sun Warms.