Alum Barbara Hammer Established Queer Filmmaking Award for SF State Students

Friday, September 10, 2021

FAD MAGAZINE -- This generous spirit led Hammer to sponsor two awards for young filmmakers: The Queer Filmmaking Award, given yearly to a student by the Queer Institute at San Francisco State University, and the Barbara Hammer Lesbian Experimental Filmmaking Grant, given by Queer|Art in New York.

“Barbara was a buoyant presence whose work, spirit and unique gift of tenacity and humor was an antidote to the useless posturing that the art world is famous for,” said filmmaker Daniel Eisenberg, a professor of film at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. “She was generous in the most basic, human way — and she was always authentically herself.”