THE GOOD PITCH AT SILVERDOCS - NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR
Deadline: April 6, 2010
AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival today announced the return of The Good Pitch @ Silverdocs. The Good Pitch is a one-day forum set to take place during the Festival (June 22-27, 2010), bringing together specially selected foundations, NGOs, social entrepreneurs and broadcasters to maximize the impact of social-issue documentary. Eight filmmaking teams pitch their projects and associated outreach campaigns with the aim of creating a unique coalition around each film to accelerate its impact and influence. The Good Pitch @ Silverdocs will be held on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 and is now accepting applications through Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at: britdoc.org/goodpitch. Please visit the Silverdocs website for more information at: http://silverdocs.com.
PACIFIC PIONEER FUND Ė CALL FOR ENTRIES
Deadline: April 15, 2010
The Pacific Pioneer Fund supports emerging documentary filmmakers. The term "emerging" is intended to denote a person committed to the craft of making documentaries, who has demonstrated that commitment by several years -- but no more than ten -- of practical film or video experience. It is limited to organizations anywhere in the US, certified by the IRS as "public charities", which undertake to supervise any project for which individuals receive funds, and to control the selection of individual recipients of funds. The fund does not provide support for endowments, building campaigns, accumulated deficits, or ordinary operating budgets, or make grants to individuals. The fund does not support instructional or performance documentaries or student film projects. Filmmakers are eligible for only one grant from the Pacific Pioneer Fund during their careers. Grants to support filmmakers are limited to filmmakers or videographers who live and work in California, Oregon and Washington. For more information, please visit the website at: www.pacificpioneerfund.com.
YOUR PBS VIDEO CONTEST Ė CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Deadline: April 18, 2010
PBS isn't just for your parents anymore. Itís for you. Itís YOURS! And thatís why PBS wants to hear about YOUR PBS in a short video. At www.PBS.org, you can watch your favorite PBS shows on the new video player, in their entirety, whenever you want. You can interact with PBS producers and talent through live chats. Or you can get up close and personal with your favorite shows through blogs, Facebook Fan Pages, Twitter and YouTube. For more information, please visit the YOUR PBS website at: http://memelabs.com/pbs.
2010 WIF FOUNDATION FILM FINISHING FUND Ė APPLICATIONS NOW
Application Deadline: April 30, 2010
The Women In Film Foundation's Film Finishing Fund (WIFF FFF) supports films by, for, or about women by providing cash grants of up to $15,000 and in-kind services. The new grant cycle is currently open and WIFF FFF is accepting submissions. Filmmakers who are eligible can find more information through our online application. The application can be found here: www.wif.org/fff-application-2010.
SQUAW VALLEY SCREENWRITING PROGRAM Ė CALL FOR ENTRIES
Deadline: May 1, 2010
The Squaw Valley Screenwriting Program focuses on individual attention and work-in-progress, mentored by award-winning writers and writer-directors. Crystallize the story you want to tell, and excise extraneous elements. Designed for both screenwriters and filmmakers, this unique program invites both narrative features and character-driven documentaries that are currently in development. Our goal is to assist writers to improve their craft and thus move them closer to production. The screenwriting program takes place from August 7 to the 14, 2010. For more information, please visit the website at: www.squawvalleywriters.org/swriter_ws.htm.
CBS WRITERS MENTORING PROGRAM Ė CALL FOR ENTRIES
Deadline: May 3, 2010
Making an Impact: In its first six years, a total of 40 emerging writers of color have graduated from the CBS Writers Mentoring Program. 19 careers of color have been launched. The goal of the program is to positively impact the presence of diverse writers throughout the industry. The CBS Writers Mentoring Program helps aspiring writers to understand the unwritten rules of breaking in and moving up. It is a combination of mentoring and networking opportunities. Program opportunities such as mentoring, workshops, and observing can be scheduled around participants' existing work commitments. In order for a participant to get the most out of the Program a meaningful commitment of time and effort are required. For more information and application guidelines, please visit the website here: http://diversity.cbscorporation.com/page.php?id=23.
THE JEROME FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THE 2010 MINNESOTA FILM AND
VIDEO GRANT PROGRAM
Deadline: May 21, 2010
The Jerome Foundation operates a production grant program for individual film and video artists. This program serves artists who work in the genres of experimental, narrative, animation, and documentary production. Proposals must be postmarked on or before that date to be eligible. Please be certain that your application is mailed from a location that prints a postmark date on the envelope. Applications in envelopes without a postmark date that are received after the deadline date will not be accepted. Proposals may be hand-delivered to the Jerome Foundation office. The Foundation will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the deadline date of May 21. Hand-delivered applications will not be accepted after 4:30 p.m. on May 21. Materials for the Minnesota Film and Video Gant Program are on the Jerome Foundationís website at www.jeromefdn.org.