Deb Shoval's short film AWOL premiered at Sundance in January 2011, where she was awarded the Women in Film LA Grant from Kodak, Technicolor, and CalmDown Productions. Shoval's first feature screenplay, Poppies and Olives, was chosen as an Emerging Narrative Script for the IFP Market and received Film Independent Producers and Directors Lab Fellowships and a grant for research from the Leeway Foundation. Shoval completed her thesis work for an MFA in Film Directing at Columbia University, where she received a Columbia Women in Film (CWIF) Fellowship in 2009-2010. She was chosen for the Berlin Talent Campus, 2011. For her work as a playwright and theater director, Shoval has received grant funding from The Sparkplug Foundation, The Fund for Wild Nature, The Fund for New Technologies, and The Leeway Foundation. She was named one of the "Heeb Hundred," Heeb Magazine's "hundred people you need to know about." Shoval divides her time between New York City and rural Pennsylvania, where she runs an organic vegetable farm.
IWC Filmmaker Award | 2015