Spotlight on Documentaries is an extremely successful and viable forum for U.S. and International buyers, sales agents, and financiers to meet with filmmakers with new documentary feature and serialized projects. Presenting 60+ documentary projects ranging from those at an early financing stage (i.e. early development or in production) to those nearing completion (i.e. in post-production or at a rough cut stage), this section includes emerging and established filmmakers working in non-fiction.
Accepted filmmakers take part in pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings with potential financing and distribution partners, speed dating meetings with festival programmers, invitations to private documentary events, and exclusive access to the Filmmaker Conference. Applications are now open. (Early Deadline: May 2nd. Late Deadline: May 23rd). Apply here!
A grant for films in production or post that highlight the welfare of animals. From the Humane Society: $20,000 prize is awarded to the filmmaker who best succeeds in merging animal issues with a compelling narrative. Film projects must contain an animal welfare or animal protection issue. http://www.humanesociety.org/about/events/ace/
Join us for the Art of Securing Grants for your Film or Media project on 3/23 or 3/30 at 1:00 PM PST. This introductory session will help you confidently navigate the request for proposals process, build successful relationships with funders, and get you closer to finishing your film.
Professional development sessions are donation-based. We want to make sure that they are accessible and affordable. This session will be about an hour with room for Q&A. Led by Scarlett Shepard – Founder of the Women’s Film Institute. Please select a session that you’d like to attend. https://doodle.com/poll/pbc6eysyatp264xe
IFP is the sole U.S. Partner Organization for the Cannes Producer’s Network, annually selecting and sponsoring attendance for up to seven independent producers to participate in the Producer’s Network & Workshop’ prestigious week-long immersion programs.
Running concurrently with Cannes International Film Festival, the 2017 Producer’s Network will be held May 18-26, 2017 and is specifically designed for established producers to build up their international networks and share expertise on the international production, financing, legal and packaging. The Producer’s Workshop, for emerging producers, will be held May 17 – 19th, 2017, and provides additional opportunities to producers to understand how to navigate Cannes and its international marketplace. Application Deadline: Wednesday, March 8th. Apply today: https://tinyurl.com/zwgnth8
Women have always played an important role in our nation’s history. To celebrate Women’s History Month, we invite you to change your profile picture on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to a woman who inspires you or has made a positive impact in your life! Whether it’s a woman you know personally or well-known public figures, women play an important role in our lives. Share her story with the world. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #extraordinarywomenofhistory
The Warner Bros. Television Directors’ Workshop is an initiative that introduces up-and-coming directors to prime time television. With the backdrop of active Warner Bros. Television sets as the learning environment and top television directors, cinematographers and showrunners as the instructors, those selected to the program will have the opportunity to participate in a workshop that is unprecedented and unparalleled in the industry.
Competitive candidates will have an established portfolio of features, music videos or national commercials. For the experienced and talented directors selected, the Workshop will provide the knowledge and exposure required to cross the threshold into the competitive world of episodic television.
The Warner Bros. Television Directors Workshop features multiple components, all geared towards preparing the director for a successful career in television. Applications Accepted Through Thursday, Feb 16 2017 (11:59pm PST) APPLY NOW!
The Getty Research Institute acquires feminist video chain letter collection created by Miranda July (American film director, screenwriter, actor, author, and artist) beginning in 1995 includes over 200 titles. The Joanie 4 Jackie (originally called Big Miss Moviola) is a large collection of short movies and video art distributed by filmmaker and artist Miranda July in the ‘90s and 2000s.
In 1995 Miranda July dropped out of college, moved to Portland, Oregon, and typed up a pamphlet that she imagined would be the start of a revolution of girls and women making movies. “Through Joanie 4 Jackie I learned how to conceive of myself as a filmmaker – how to create a sustaining community hidden inside a larger culture that didn’t even know we existed,” said July. “That has served me well in every facet of my life and it is my greatest hope that the archives will provide fodder for new ideas about networks, survival, and the use of technology.”
Open Call provides documentary funding and co-production support so you can complete your nonfiction work in progress, then air it on public television. Open until February 10, 2017 4:00 PM PST. https://itvs.org/funding
Grab your backstage pass and take a visceral immersion into the 1990s with one of its seminal grunge punk bands, L7. Pigeonholed as an all-female band despite their every effort, L7’s fierce members struggled against music industry and fan expectations even as they contended with questions of celebrity and success. Assembling a dynamic combination of never-before-seen home video footage, candid interviews, and raucous performances, director Sarah Price explores the rise and fall of the influential band. Filmmaker and members of L7 expected in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.
Date: Friday, February 17th, 2017
Location: Roxie Theater, SF
Time/Admission: 9:00PM / $12