Thursday, August 23, 2012

Opportunities for Filmmakers:

Check out our short list of amazing funding opportunities and learning experiences for filmmakers like you:
  • South Carolina Arts Commission is now accepting applications for their Artist Fellowship Grants. And they have a new category this year for Media Production and Screenwriting. If you are a screenwriter living in South Carolina DO NOT miss out on this amazing opportunity. For details on how to submit an application and guidelines, visit the South Carolina Arts Commission website.
  • The Atlanta Film festival is having a screenwriting competition for three lucky screenwriters to participate in a workshop that will coincide with the festival in March 2013. The workshop will include professional writers and filmmakers and aims to further refine and develop their scripts. The regular deadline is September  28 with late deadlines as well. Get all the information at the Atlanta Film Festival website.
  • The Tribeca Film Institute Documentary Fund will be providing grants of at least $10,000 to filmmakers with character-driven nonfiction works-in-progress that sit outside of the social issues landscape. A $30,000 grant will also be given to one filmmaker whose film captures the human element of the sports worldand brings the dramatic stakes of competitiveness to vivid life. Click here for complete guidelines and program requirements.
  • MacArthur Foundation will be awarding grants of typically $50,000 to $20,000 to documentary projects thaaddress the significant social challenges of our time or explore important but under-reported topics. The deadline of September 7 is right around the corner so do not delay in applying for this funding source. This is a highly competitive review with only 8 to 12 projects typically being selected. Make sure to review the criteria carefully. Guidelines are available on the MacArthur Foundation website.
  • The IFP (Independent Filmmaker Project) is holding its annual IFP conference from September 16 to 20, 2012. This is a great opportunity for emerging and established filmmakers to explore the art and business of 21st century storytelling. Activities include a variety of small group & networking activities, hands-on workshops, keynotes with innovators and icons, and in-depth creative master classes. To learn more and purchase a ticket visit the IFP Filmmaker Conference website.

We hope all of you working on projects will consider submitting them for the Southern Circuit Tour in upcoming seasons. We can't wait to have the opportunity to view your work!