The Sundance Documentary Film Program supports non-fiction filmmakers worldwide in the production of cinematic documentaries on contemporary themes. Established in 2002 with founding support from Open Society Foundations, the Program is a vibrant global resource for independent non-fiction storytelling. How to Apply: http://www.sundance.org/programs/documentary-film
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HERstory Media Arts Project (HMAP), an interactive Out-of-School Time Program that provides mentorship, hands-on training and media literacy education to girls (ages 12-19).
Session I: Discover your Superpower!
If you could have a superhero power, what would it be and why? This interactive workshop will feature multimedia from diverse writers, comics, and filmmakers. The session will encourage students to discover their full superpower potential. Students will watch film clips, participate in individual and group writing exercises, and more. The workshop will foster self-esteem, team building, leadership skills, creativity, critical thinking and collaboration. Women’s Film Institute provides workshops to conferences, classrooms, student groups, and after school programs. Summer and Fall sessions available. For more information: http://womensfilminstitute.com/herstory/
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, premieres nationwide Tuesday, February 21 at 8 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) during Black History Month as part of the 31st season of THIRTEEN’s American Masters series.
Tribeca Film Institute, through its Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund, will offer grants ranging from $10,000 – $25,000. The Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund will provide funding to 6-10 feature-length documentaries that highlight and humanize issues of social importance from around the world. Funded films will be driven by thoughtful and in-depth storytelling, bolstered by a compelling visual approach. More than half of the fund will support projects about women and youth around the globe, and illuminate the ways they are working to improve their communities, their futures and the world.
Eligible films for the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund challenge the status quo not just as it pertains to subject matter, but also in form. Films should also be able to exist on multiple distribution platforms and resonate with a wide audience. We are seeking feature-length documentaries that are in advanced development, production or post-production with the intended premiere exhibition date after June 2017.
Deadline: February 5, 2017 & Apply today: http://bit.ly/1Kv1RXQ
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Each November, the International Center for Journalists honors outstanding colleagues with the Knight International Journalism Award. International Center for Journalists is seeking nominees who, despite difficult circumstances, produce pioneering news reports or innovations that have great impact. Candidates can be reporters, editors, technologists, media managers, citizen journalists or bloggers. Please send in your nominations by Friday, Feb. 17, 2017.
WFI Podcast Episode 5: Thomas A. Crowell, Author of The Pocket Lawyer for Filmmakers: A Legal Toolkit for Independent Producers. In this episode, Thomas discusses how to protect your film, how to get a script to a popular Hollywood actor/actress and how a film can benefit financially from state film taxes and product placement LISTEN HERE
Don’t miss out on this funding opportunity for your film, television, and radio projects! NEH Media Projects: Production Grants is accepting applications for consideration. The Media Projects program supports film, television, and radio projects that engage general audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways. All projects must be grounded in humanities scholarship in disciplines such as history, art history, film studies, literature, drama, religious studies, philosophy, or anthropology. Production grants support the production and distribution of films, television programs, and radio programs that promise to engage a broad public audience. Deadline: January 11, 2017 for Projects Beginning August 2017. More info: https://www.neh.gov/grants/public/media-projects-production-grants
The Digital Bolex Grant for Women Cinematographers offers approximately $10,000 worth of gear and accessories loaned on a rolling basis to any narrative short, music video, or feature film project to be shot by a female cinematographer. Recipients of the grant receive a loaned camera package for up to 21 production days. APPLY HERE
Podcast Episode 3: The Art of Securing Funding For Filmmakers
Panavision believes in helping students and beginning filmmakers achieve their dreams. More than 25 years ago, Panavision launched the New Filmmaker Program, an ongoing grant program that loans camera packages to film schools, training programs, and independent filmmakers – at little or no charge. Panavision’s commitment to the industry’s future provides student and beginning filmmakers the opportunity to work with professional grade equipment early in their careers.
The New Filmmaker Program loans film or digital camera packages (based on availability) to filmmakers for student thesis films, “low-budget” independent features, showcase reels, Public Service Announcements, or any other type of short not-for-profit project. The New Filmmaker Program has served hundreds of aspiring filmmakers, many of them eventually becoming regular Panavision customers. More info: http://www.panavision.com/new-filmmaker-program
Women’s Film Institute is proud to be a community partner of the 39th Mill Valley Film Festival, October 6 – 16, 2016, presented by the California Film Institute. Check out the following films:
Writer-director Rachel Lang’s impressive feature film debut, 26-year-old Ana returns home to Strasbourg in a purloined Porsche to hang out with her grandmother, inefficiently reconstruct a shower, possibly find some work, attempt to weave together the loose strings of her love life, and, eventually, find her particular path towards adulthood. For more information CLICK HERE
BADEN BADEN – Trailer from Mill Valley Film Festival on Vimeo.
Lora feels constrained by the tedious monotony of life in her small village, and her small acts of defiance are already causing gossip. But when a sudden tragedy provides Lora more personal freedom, her hesitant rebelliousness begins to take a more definite form in this compelling coming-of-age drama. For more information CLICK HERE
Zhaleika Trailer from cinemanda on Vimeo.