Film Student Celine Sutter Awarded 2021 New York Women in Film & Television Scholarship

BY Angeline Dimambro, September 23, 2021

Film student Celine Sutter was awarded a 2021 New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) Scholarship. NYWIFT presented a total of eleven scholarships to film and television production students as part of the organizations’ ongoing commitment to nurturing the next generation of women filmmakers.


“We recognize the importance of nurturing aspiring women filmmakers at a crucial stage of their careers—as they are developing their skills, furthering their education, and honing their creative voice. We offer our heartfelt congratulations to the scholarship recipients and thank Ha Phuong for her generous support. We can’t wait to see what incredible work these women will produce in the years to come,” said NYWIFT Executive Director Cynthia Lopez in an official statement.


The scholarships are made possible through the support of the Ha Phuong Foundation, originally founded by Vietnamese actor, singer, writer, philanthropist, and NYWIFT member Ha Phuong.

Celine Sutter is a filmmaker and writer who was born and raised in New York City. Sutter graduated Cum Laude from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 2018 with a double major in Environmental Justice and Filmmaking. Sutter is pursuing an MFA in writing and directing for film at Columbia University. Working in documentary, creative producing, cinematography, graphic design, illustration, or editing, Sutter enjoys the intersection of story and medium, reality and fiction. Sutter is currently working on a short film that she will direct in summer 2022.