TheWIFTS Foundation is honored that talented and celebrated actress Julie Carmen
(Gloria Milagro Beanfield War, Windows on the World
) will be Mistress of Ceremonies for the 10th anniversary of TheWIFTS Foundation International Visionary Awards 2017
, celebrating inspirational and outstanding women, who
will be honored at the event. These 'women as individuals' from around the world will receive Awards for their work in Film, Television and Society. In its philosophy to bring together women from all walks of life, among the 'women as individuals' from society honored are author Deborah E. Linstadt,
TheWIFTS Lifetime Achievement Award for her historical work, on which the film Denial
recipient of The Adrienne Fancey Best Film Award 2017 starring Rachel Weisz is based,
and TheWIFTS Career Achievement Award honors Lisa Szilagy
Founder and Program Director of the Auriela Foundation. The film Denial
perfectly mirrors the concept of TheWIFTS as it brings together the passion and integrity of two 'women as individuals' in the Art form of Film and Television the Visual Communicator of the 21st Century.(Honorees are selected by TheWIFTS Committee it is not a nomination process).
TheWIFTS supports ‘the invisible women at the coalface of our Society' who protect, nurture and school disadvantaged kids worldwide. For 2017 we have identified a charity in Mongolia for abused children.
TheWIFTS charitable objective supports ‘invisible women at the coalface’ around the world who nurture, school and protect, and school kids from disadvantaged backgrounds - such as the group of 27 homeless kids TheWIFTS took for a BBQ picnic on the beach in Los Angeles last November. It’s hard to believe - These kids live in LA - had never gone to the beach – never seen the ocean – never felt the lap of waves about their feet. TheWIFTS is hands-on with its projects. The giving of money is one aspect - but ongoing hands-on interaction is also a necessary key -which gives emotional support to women like Mama in their 'lone' quest.