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
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
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
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/
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.
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