FUNDING & OTHER FILMMAKER OPPORTUNITIES - Compiled by Sundance Doc Fund - April 2013

SUNDANCE DOCUMENTARY FUND
APRIL 2013

FUNDING/PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

 

THE OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT GRANT

The Open Society Documentary Photography Project is offering a grant to support alternative models for presenting and disseminating documentary photography to the public. The Audience Engagement Grant (formerly called the Distribution Grant) supports photographers to take an existing body of work on a social justice or human rights issue and devise an innovative way of using that work as a catalyst for social change.

Letter of Intent Deadline: April 3rd, 2013

Full Deadline: June 18th, 2013

http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/audience-engagement-grant

 

MOVIES THAT MATTER: FUNDING FOR HUMAN RIGHTS FILMS

(Concerning Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe or the Middle East)

Movies that Matter offers financial assistance up to initiate human rights film festivals and to help circulate and exhibit human rights films in developing countries. Film projects must take place in one of the countries as defined on their DAC List and/or in countries where press freedom is at stake. Projects should be organized, executed or in cooperation with human rights organizations and should not take place within two months after the deadline. Total project budget costs should be less than $60,000.

Deadline: April 15, 2013

http://www.moviesthatmatter.nl/english_index/international/support_...

 

WOMEN IN FILM FINISHING FUND

The Women In Film Foundation's Film Finishing Fund (FFF) supports films for or about women by providing cash grants of up to $15,000 and in-kind services.

Deadline: April 15, 2013                 Fee (non-members  $75.00)  Fee (members $50.00)

Final Deadline:  April 29, 2013      Fee: $100.00

http://www.wif.org/foundation/film-finishing-fund

 

PARE LORENTZ DOCUMENTARY FUND

Inspired by the legacy of documentary pioneer, Pare Lorentz, the Fund supports projects that reflect the spirit and nature of his films and embody Lorentz' central concerns - the appropriate use of the natural environment, social justice, and the illumination of pressing social problems - presented as a compelling story through skillful filmmaking. Production grants must go to independent documentary films that illuminate pressing issues in the United States. Grant awards range from $15,000-$25,000.

Deadline: April 22, 2013

http://www.documentary.org/parelorentz/apply

 

ROY W. DEAN FILM/VIDEO GRANT – CALL FOR ENTRIES

The Roy W. Dean film grant provides in-kind goods and services to support compelling shorts, documentaries, and independent features with budgets under $500K. They have expanded to further their goals of creating films that are "unique and make a contribution to society." The grant now also  funds shorts and low budget independents.  “Student filmmakers, independent producers, or independent production companies are all welcome”.

Spring Deadline: April 30, 2013
Summer Deadline:  June 30, 2013

Fall Deadline:  September 30, 2013
http://www.fromtheheartproductions.com/grants.shtml

 

SFFS  DOCUMENTARY FILM FUND

The SFFS Documentary Film Fund will support riveting documentaries in postproduction distinguished by compelling stories, intriguing characters and an innovative visual approach. A total of $100,000 will be disbursed annually between 2011 and 2013 to documentary filmmakers nationwide.

Letter of Inquiry period opens April 10, 2013

Early deadline is May 1, 2013.
Late deadline is May 8, 2013

http://www.sffs.org/filmmaker360/Grants/sffs-documentary-film-fund....

 

THE NEW IDFA BERTHA FUND  (formerly Jan Vrijman Fund)

The IDFA Bertha Fund (formerly Jan Vrijman Fund) supports documentary filmmakers and festivals in developing countries by offering them financial contributions to complete their projects. The Fund is always looking for new creative documentary projects from these countries, and they can be submitted in the following categories: (1) script & project development, (2) production, 3) post-production and 4) documentary festivals. Upon selection, we work with the filmmakers to determine which form of assistance and coaching would be the most suitable to their project.

Deadline:  May 15th, 2013.

http://www.idfa.nl/industry/idfa-bertha-fund/submit-your-project.aspx

 

PACIFIC PIONEER FUND

The purpose of the Pacific Pioneer fund is to support 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 not more than ten – of practical film or video experience.  Grants for support are limited to filmmakers or videographers who live and work in California, Oregon and Washington. Grants range from $1,000-$10,000.

Deadline:  June 1, 2013

http://www.pacificpioneerfund.com/

 

DEREK FREESE DOCUMENTARY FUND (Philadelphia)

Derek Freese Documentary Fund (DFDF) provides production support for feature-length documentary films that have both a strong narrative and a connection to Greater Philadelphia. This award is given biennially to an independent filmmaker and provides up to $35,000 in finishing funds.  Applicants must include a proposal and sample work that conveys the narrative and aesthetic visual for the final film, containing footage of no more than 15 minutes. We do not fund student films.

Deadline: June 7, 2013

http://derekfreesefilm.org/fund.html

 

NEH - BRIDGING CULTURES THROUGH FILM: INTERNATIONAL TOPICS

The Bridging Cultures through Film: International Topics program supports documentary films that examine international and transnational themes in the humanities. These projects are meant to spark Americans’ engagement with the broader world by exploring countries and cultures outside of the United States. Proposed documentaries must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship.

Receipt Deadline June 12, 2013 for Projects Beginning January 2014

http://www.neh.gov/grants/public/bridging-cultures-through-film-int...

 

OPEN MEADOWS FOUNDATION
Open Meadows Foundation is a grant-making organization seeking projects that promote gender/racial/economic justice. The projects must be led by and benefit women and girls, particularly those from vulnerable communities.
For a list of Special Funds, visit: 
http://www.openmeadows.org/special.htm

Next Deadline August 15, 2013

http://www.openmeadows.org/

openmeadows@igc.org.

718-885-0969

 

AFAC – OPEN CALL FOR CINEMA, MUSIC AND RTR GRANTS

AFAC provides grants amounting up to fifty thousand U.S. dollars each.

Cinema: AFAC offers funding for the development/scripting, production and post-production of animation, documentary, experimental and narrative films in short and feature lengths.

Music: AFAC offers funding for music production, performances, collaborations, album recordings and other musical projects.

Research, Training and Regional Events (RTR): AFAC offers funding for studies and workshops in cultural and artistic fields, collaborative projects among artists and academics, multi-media libraries, archives and cultural documentation.

Application Opens: April 15, 2013

Deadline: September 1, 2 013

http://www.arabculturefund.org/grants/general.php?section=guidelines

 

THE BERTHA BRITDOC DOCUMENTARY JOURNALISM FUND

The Bertha BRITDOC Documentary Journalism Fund is a new global fund  awarding £10,000-50,000 to documentary filmmakers from any country as a mixture of grants and investments. The fund supports projects at the intersection of film and investigative journalism that break the important stories of our time, expose injustice, bring attention to unreported issues, and cameras into regions previously unseen.

Deadline: Application Now Open

http://britdoc.org/real_funds/documentary_journalism_fund/

 

TEXAS FILMMAKERS’ TRAVEL GRANT (AUSTIN FILM SOCIETY)

The Austin Film Society sets aside $10,000 annually for a travel grant program for Texas filmmakers on a rolling, year-round basis. The program is intended to help offset travel costs for Texans whose work is invited to prestigious film festivals and events around the world. Eligibility is based on the festival or event that the film has been invited to, not on the film itself, and you need not be a member of the Austin Film Society to apply. Grants will be given out as follows: $500 for a North American festival (U.S, Canada, Mexico) $1000 for an international festival.
Deadline: Rolling (These grants will be disbursed until the $10,000 earmarked for the program runs out or the fiscal year (September 1st through August 31st ends, whichever comes first.)

http://www.austinfilm.org/page.aspx?pid=306

 

ITVS (U.S. Public television)

LINCS (LINKING INDEPENDENTS AND CO-PRODUCING PUBLIC TELEVISION STATIONS)

Provides matching funds (up to $100,000) to partnerships between US public television stations and independent producers. To apply for LINCS funds, independents must first approach a public television station and establish a partnership. Single documentaries and innovative genre combinations will be considered. Projects must have begun production as evidenced by a work-in-progress tape.

Deadline: Discretionary Funding

http://www.itvs.org/funding/edf

 

ITVS COMMISSIONED FUNDING

ITVS accepts proposals on an ongoing basis for documentary projects that fall outside of the standing initiatives (DDF, LINCS, Open Call). For development funding, activities may include travel, research, script development, preliminary production for fundraising/work-in-progress reels, or other early-phase activities. For production funding, all production and post-production activities are eligible. Commissioned Funding is not a grant; applicants receive funding in the form of a development agreement or production agreement that assigns ITVS certain important rights over the project during the term of the contract.

Deadline: Year Round

http://www.itvs.org/funding

http://www.itvs.org/funding/edf

 

ITVS INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVE

The International Initiative was created to give U.S. audiences access to international stories and voices on American television and new media platforms. International funding is only available to independent filmmakers who are neither U.S. citizens nor residents of the U.S.

Deadline: Year Round

http://www.itvs.org/funding/international

 

JEROME FOUNDATION PRODUCTION GRANTS (NEW YORK CITY)

This foundation offers grants to not-for-profit arts organizations and to fiscal sponsors applying on behalf of artists for the creation, development, and production of new works by emerging artists in New York City. It seeks to promote artistic excellence, affirms that excellence is determined by a broad and diverse range of aesthetic criteria, and seeks quality or the potential for quality in each grant it makes. Opportunities to receive production grants in a variety of genres.

 Deadline: Ongoing

http://www.jeromefdn.org/apply/mn-nyc-film-video

 

CHANNEL 4 BRITDOC FUND

A production and completion fund for British and British-based filmmakers. The fund aims to support independent filmmakers making documentary projects that would not be commissioned by a UK broadcaster.  When the Foundation invests in a film, they fully come on board as Exec Producers; the project benefits from the editorial expertise, association and the quality guarantee that their involvement promises making it more likely that other co-producers will come on board. As their title sponsor, Channel 4 has a first look deal on everything the Foundation funds, meaning that if they choose to they can broadcast the film for a nominal license fee of £1. On average funds are given in the amount of £20,000.

Deadline: Rolling

http://britdoc.org/real_funds/britdoc-fund

 

NPBC – AFROPOP: THE ULTIMATE CULTURAL EXCHANGE SUBMISSIONS (U.S. Public Media)

Afro:PoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange is a US based public television show featuring independent documentaries and short films about life, art, and culture from the contemporary African Diaspora. NBPC is looking to support and broadcast strong stories that will capture the breadth and scope of the diversity of experiences of contemporary African peoples.

Deadline: Rolling

http://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/QTJA9XGyb8

 

NATIONAL VIDEO AND FILM FOUNDATION (SOUTH AFRICA)

Individuals, companies and organizations may submit funding applications to the NFVF for grants or grant loans in any of the four funding categories; education and training, script development, production, marketing and distribution.  Please check website for eligibility and other regulations.

Deadline: Rolling

http://nfvf.co.za/funding

 

LABS, COMPETITIONS, FELLOWSHIPS, OPPORTUNITIES, GOOD KARMA,  ETC.

 

HOT DOCS' NEW MARKET PROGRAMS – DEAL MAKER & DISTRIBUTION RENDEZVOUS

Coming to Hot Docs with a project in development, production or completion?  Registered industry delegates can take advantage of the new pitch-meeting services at this year's Festival.

1. Distribution Rendezvous
Pass Level: Conference and Networking, All-Access
Finished and rough cut films can solidify their future in these pre-arranged one-on-one meetings with distributors, sales agents and festival programmers. The meetings will be followed by an opportunity to mingle and network with participating buyers.

Deadline: April 2, 2013

http://www.hotdocs.ca/conference/market_and_forum/distribution_rend...

#6SECFILMS – VINE AT TRIBECA

Six-second loop films at Tribeca? Make a trilogy doc series! Everyone’s excited about the Vine App and now Tribeca is challenging filmmakers to create 6-second loop films posted to Vine under the categories of #genre #auteur #animate or #series. Jurors will award a short list Vine’s with $600 (that’s $100 a second!), as well as recognition and showcase at TribecaFilm.com.

Deadline: April 7, 2013

http://www.tribecafilm.com/festival/blogs/six-second-films-vine-com...

 

NEW YORK TIMES OP-DOCS PITCH

If you have an idea for short that you think could fit the editorial and creative scope of Op-Docs, this is your opportunity to pitch it on stage at the Sheffield Doc/Fest 2013 to the NYT team! Op-Docs is The New York Times editorial department’s forum for short, opinionated documentaries, produced with wide creative latitude and a range of artistic styles, covering current affairs, contemporary life and historical subjects. Contributors range from Oscar winners to emerging filmmakers and artists. The winning pitch gets an opportunity to produce an Op-Doc for the NYT with a budget of $5,000, under 10 minutes in length (most are 3-5 minutes), with a distinct opinion or perspective. Finalists will pitch in person at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2013. More conditions apply, see website for details.

Deadline: April 12

http://sheffdocfest.com/view/nytpitch

 

TED PRIZE FILMMAKER AWARD

Sundance Institute and TED have announced an exciting initiative launched by Sundance’s DFP for a short film and multi-platform campaign around the annual TED Prize winner with the purpose of raising awareness of their work. The award winner will receive $125,000 to produce and deliver a cinematic short film up to 45 minutes in length, suitable for Academy Award short film consideration.  In addition, the winner will craft a plan for a multi-platform presence for the project’s content in shorter formats, including promos, a trailer and a 3-5 minute version of the film. This content will reflect the first year activities related to the TED Prize winner’s project, and be made available to Sundance Institute, TED and the TED Prize winner for their non-exclusive use in perpetuity. The copyright will remain with the filmmakers. The Award winner will travel to TED Global in Edinburgh, UK, June 10-14. For additional information about award criteria and for online application, please use the link below or contact DFP staff.

Deadline :  April 15, 2013

http://www.sundance.org/programs/ted-prize/

 

LATINO MEDIA MARKET PROJECT INDUSTRY MENTORS – CALL FOR ENTRIES

The NALIP 2013 Latino Media Market (LMM) is designed to bring funders, studio executives, distributors, dealmakers, agents, mentors and employers together with NALIP members and their projects. LMM is accepting applications from current NALIP members for qualified projects in the following categories: (1) Low-budget features in development or pre-production, (2) Documentary works-in-progress, and (3) Non-scripted series ideas. The LMM consists of a meeting series for up to 24 selected projects and filmmaker participants meet one-on-one with industry representatives who can provide sound advice on how to advance their project to the next level. Meetings will be held on June 7-8, 2013 during the NALIP 2013 Conference.

Deadline: April 15, 2013 (NO EXTENSIONS)

http://nalip.org/LMM.php

 

PBS DOCUMENTARY SERIES: FELLOWSHIP AT POV

Produced by American Documentary, POV ("point-of-view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent nonfiction film. POV is dedicated to empowering bright and driven students from Brooklyn—in their expanded space in DUMBO—through meaningful engagement with arts and media professionals. The Summer 2013 Eastman Fellowship American Documentary seeks to deepen its work in the Brooklyn community by providing young people with training and mentorship through hands-on experience working with POV films and filmmakers. Two fellows  will support the following departments: production, development, communications, community engagement, and digital. Applicants must be between the ages of 17-21 and  Brooklyn residents. Other condition apply. The anticipated start date for the fellowship is June 2013, and will last approximately 8-10 weeks from the start date. This is a part-time paid position in POV's Brooklyn, New York office.

Deadline: April 15, 2013

http://www.pbs.org/pov/about/fellowships.php#.UT4XbNF3LW1

 

Looking@Democracy

Got shorts? The Illinois Humanities Council, with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, is sponsoring a nationwide challenge called Looking@Democracy. The purpose of this competition is to generate short, provocative digital media content designed to spark a national conversation about how we can all come together to strengthen American democracy. A total of $100,000 in prize money in 5 categories will be awarded. Submissions may take the form of short videos, audio clips, animation, music videos, public service announcements, infographics, graphic art, and even Facebook and iPhone apps. They all just need to be digital so they can be shared electronically.

Deadline :  April 16, 2013

http://www.LookingAtDemocracy.org/

 

“THE POWER OF DIVERSITY” PRODUCERS GUILD OF AMERICA WORKSHOP

“The Power of Diversity" workshop is designed to foster the creative development of diverse voices in Television Comedy, Drama, & Reality; Motion Pictures, Documentaries and Web series. Up to ten (10) participants will be encouraged to explore, create and refine stories that reflect our diverse culture. Applicants may be emerging creative voices or those well-established in their careers.

Deadline: April 19, 2013

http://www.pgadiversity.org/index.php/diversity-workshop

 

BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE FUND PITCH

Present your projects to a panel of experts and an audience! The BFI Film Fund is considering applications from documentary filmmakers through twice yearly-pitching sessions in London and Sheffield, with a panel of Fund executives, industry experts and peers. This new initiative is in recognition of the greater volume of applicants with theatrical documentary proposals, the current industry interest in the form and the more specialized consideration that this genre requires (particularly for emerging talent). Projects are assessed on creative vision and ability of team to deliver vision. Criteria includes strength of story, characters and theatrical resonance. A short list of six projects will be invited to pitch publicly for 10 minutes at Doc/Fest on June 15.

Deadline: April 22, 2013

Pitch Date: June 15, 2013

http://sheffdocfest.com/view/bfipitch

 

RADCLIFFE INSTITUTE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM (Boston, Massachusetts)

Cluster proposals for the 2014–2015 fellowship year are now being accepted for small groups of two to three artists and academics with projects in common. Year 2012-2013 has already been awarded.  Each stipend is funded up to $65,000 with additional funds for project expenses. Some support for relocation expenses may be provided. Fellows receive office or studio space. Radcliffe Institute sustains a continuing commitment to the study of women, gender, and society. Applicants' projects need not focus on gender, however. Women and men from across the United States and throughout the world, including developing countries, are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: May 1, 2013

http://www.radcliffe.edu/fellowships/apply.aspx

28th ANNUAL IMAGEN AWARDS (Beverly Hills, CA)

Recognizes and reward positive portrayals of Latinos in all forms of media, as well as to encourage and recognize the achievements of Latinos in the entertainment and communications industries.

Awards: August 16, 2013

Deadline: May 3, 2013 (Distribution and air dates must be from May 1, 2012 –
April 30, 2013)

Fees: $100.00 (For Independently Produced Documentaries)

http://www.imagen.org/

 

KICKSTART SUNDANCE INSTITUTE ARTISTS LIKE YOURSELF

Here at Sundance Institute, supporting artists as a community is a core part of everything we do. And we know you join us in the thrill of seeing projects and filmmakers succeed and reach new heights. KICKSTARTER offers a funding platform through which we can all be catalysts for change by supporting fellow documentarians and artists in other fields succeed. Check-out and join Sundance Institute supported projects here:  

https://www.kickstarter.com/sundanceinstitute

 

FIRELIGHT MEDIA PRODUCER’S LAB

Firelight Media’s Producers’ Lab is a mentorship program for independent producers of color. Participating producers work with award-winning filmmaker, Stanley Nelson, and his team of senior producers, writers, editors, new media, and fundraising specialists to complete their projects for a national broadcast. The Lab also provides quarterly workshops and seminars to their producers on relevant and contemporary topics.

Deadline: Year Round

http://firelightmedia.org/producers-lab/

 

MEDIA IMPACT FUNDERS ( Formerly GFEM MEDIA DATABASE (GRANTMAKERS IN FILM + ELECTRONIC MEDIA)

Media Impact Funders works broadly on media issues in order to create impact. Their key strategic imperatives are defined as to serve as a more constant convener, to become a more vibrant knowledge network; and to become a catalyst for collaboration We urge our grantees to sign up to the GFEM Media Database, allowing funders to search the database to look for projects to support. There is no fee for using this service. Eligibility: Films must have at least one foundation or government funder attached. DFP Fellows strongly encouraged to participate.

http://media.gfem.org/

 

TURNSTYLE: RECEIVE FREE SOCIAL AND MOBILE CONTENT DELIVERY

Turnstyle is a new, free content delivery service for select applicants. Chosen projects will be promoted to massive public TV and public radio audiences through their websites, mobile phone apps, and blogs—and media can be selected with or without a PBS broadcast contract. Turnstyle seeks ethnically, socioeconomically, and racially diverse media makers whose content speaks to an 18-34 year old demographic.

For more information, write to Senior Producer Nishat Kurwa nishat@turnstylenews.com

 

YOURWORLDVIEW RESOURCE FOR DOC FILMMAKERS

If you have a documentary addressing world issues, you may be interested in YourWorldView, the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association's online space for people around the world to share content, watch great films, and join in a new and fresh discussion about the portrayal of international issues. YourWorldView is a platform for new and emerging filmmakers to showcase their short films and other multimedia content that will stimulate discussion on the site.

http://www.yourworldview.org.uk/

 

Sundance institute/fractured atlas special discount!

Sundance Institute discounts on Errors & Omissions insurance for our grantees!  Need liability insurance for your project but don’t want to spend the big bucks? Fractured Atlas has partnered with Sundance Institute to offer major discounted rates exclusively to Sundance Institute Alumni, all while making the process as simple and easy as possible.

1.  Visit  https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/join/ and create an account.  When prompted, enter in the code FASUN and the first year of membership ($95 / year) is free.

2.  Request an E&O quote by  filling out an application: https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/liability/FilmEo

3.  You will receive your quote via email in about 3-5 business days.  For more information please contact Emily Gray at Fractured Atlas by emailing  support@fracturedatlas.org

 

KICKSTART YOUR FILM

KICKSTARTER offers a funding platform through which we can all be catalysts for change by supporting fellow documentarians and artists in other fields succeed. If you are thinking of creating a campaign, please sign up here: http://www.kickstarter.com/organizations/sundance/membership/new

and contact DFP staff simultaneously. Once you complete an application, you will be contacted by Sundance Institute #ArtistsServices staff to discuss your interest and to help further develop your campaign. To learn more about Sundance Institute supported projects follow this link:  https://www.kickstarter.com/sundanceinstitute

 

FESTIVAL, FORUMS AND FILM MARKET DEADLINES

 

GURU’S ANNOUNCED FOR #ARTISTSERVICES WORKSHOP (SAN FRANCISCO)

Last chance to sign up! Sundance Institute and San Francisco Film Society present conversations with industry experts as they discuss the latest technology and trends in creative financing, digital distribution, guerilla marketing and independent theatrical distribution. Get one-on-one advice in the intimate setting of The Presidio’s San Francisco Film Centre. Sundance Institute Alumni, San Francisco Film Society Grant and Filmhouse Alumni may request complimentary code (first come, first served). Please visit the website for guru list and schedule.
Deadline :  April 4, 2013

http://www.sundance.org/stories/article/gurus-announced-for-artists...

DOCS BARCELONA FESTIVAL AND PITCHING FORUM (Barcelona, Spain)

DocsBarcelona Pitching Forum is a market of financing and promotion for documentary industry, a meeting point for professionals from all over the world. Each year, more than 300 professionals from 36 countries gather at the 3rd most demanded financing forum in the world.

Deadline: April 4th, 2013

Festival Dates: May 28 – June 2, 2013

http://www.docsbarcelona.com

 

HAMPTONS FILM FESTIVAL (Hamptons, NY)

The Hamptons International Film Festival was founded to celebrate Independent film - long, short, fiction and documentary - and to introduce a unique and varied spectrum of international films and filmmakers to our audiences. The festival is committed to exhibiting films that express fresh voices and differing global perspectives, with the hope that these programs will enlighten audiences, provide invaluable exposure for filmmakers and present inspired entertainment for all.

Festival Dates: October 10-14, 2013

Early bird Deadline: April 8, 2013

Regular Deadline:  May 6, 2013

Late Deadline:  June 3, 2013

WAB Extended Deadline: June 17, 2013

http://hamptonsfilmfest.org/submit/submission-information/

 

TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Toronto, Canada)

The Toronto International Film Festival has become one of the most successful cinematic events in the world, universally regarded as an ideal platform to premiere films. Boasting a public eager for the best in contemporary film, as well as international attention from media, distributors, producers and buyers along with a galaxy of stars, the Toronto International Film Festival screens more than 300 films from 60+ countries every September.

Festival Dates: September 5 – 15, 2013

Deadlines:  Early April 26, 2013– Fees Various

                                Late (Canadian) – May 24 , 2013  - Fees Various

                                Late (International) – May 31, 2013 – Fees Various

http://tiff.net/thefestival/submissions

 

RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Providence, RI)

Now in it’s 16th year, the RIIFF has become a leading juried competition showcase for international independent filmmakers and their work. It is one of only a handful of broadly focused, independent festivals in New England accepting works of any type, on any subject matter, and in any genre.

Festival Dates: August 6 - 11, 2012

Deadlines: Regular: May 15, 2013; Late: June 1, 2013

Extended Deadline: June 15, 2013

http://www.film-festival.org/enterafilm.php

 

DOK LEIPZIG ( Leipzig, Germany)

The International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film – DOK Leipzig – is the largest German and one of the leading international festivals for artistic documentary and animated films. Traditionally, the Leipzig Festival stands for films advocating peace and human dignity. In view of its varied and exciting history, it celebrates freedom of mind and speech, as well as pointedly illustrated images. High-quality art house cinema, superbly narrated stories, a critical eye, subtle observation, tracing back history and scrutinizing the "memory of images" shape the Leipzig Festival's character and diversity. Alongside the festival, DOK Leipzig organizes a number of industry offers for film-makers, producers, commissioning editors, theatrical exhibitors, distributors, journalists and documentary newcomers.

Deadline: May 15, 2013 – films completed by May 1, 2013

                     July 10, 2013 – final deadline

Festival Dates: October 28 – November 3, 2013

http://www.dok-leipzig.de/festival/entry

 

MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL (Mill Valley, CA)

Known as a filmmakers' festival, the Mill Valley Film Festival offers a high profile, prestigious and non-competitive environment perfect for celebrating the best in independent and world cinema. MVFF in Northern California accepts short and feature length films and videos in the following categories: narrative, documentary, experimental, animation, children's films and youth produced.

Festival dates: October 3 -13,  2013

Regular Deadline: May 17, 2013

Final Deadline:  June 14, 2013

www.mvff.com

 

AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE FESTIVAL, 2013 – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

AFI’s annual celebration of artistic excellence brings the audience and the entertainment community together to explore the year in global cinema, from film masters to breakthrough talents, and is the only film festival of its stature that is free to the public. Submissions are open for narrative, documentary, experimental, animated and short films. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes AFI Fest as a qualifying festival for the Short Films category of the annual Academy Awards. Films found solely through the submissions process are presented in the festival’s Breakthough section, providing an opportunity for new filmmaker to share their vision with the world and receive a $5,000 cash prize.

Deadline for SHORT FILMS: August 2, 2013

Deadline for FEATURE FILMS: August 16, 2013

AFI Fest: November 7-14, 2013

 

BALTIC SEA FORUM FOR DOCUMENTARIES – PITCHING WORKSHOPS AND SESSIONS (Riga, Latvia)

The National Film Centre of Latvia in collaboration with European Documentary Network, Baltic Films and the Latvian Producers Association organizes the 16th Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries. The aim of the Forum is to create a platform where documentary producers pitch their latest projects to a number of commissioning editors from the Baltic, Russian and European television channels, international film distributors and institutions..

Pitch Training and Session: September 4-8, 2013

Deadline: June 7, 2013 ( This is NOT a Postmark deadline)

http://www.mediadesklatvia.eu/baltic-sea-forum-for-documentaries-20...

 

KCET PROGRAM SUBMISSION

Effective January 1, 2011 KCET will be the largest independent public television station in the United States. Their plan is to become the media partner for the many diverse, creative voices in our community and provide Southern California with a fresh perspective with new programming. To that end, they welcome your completed and finished programs and your ideas. All content must be cleared for distribution worldwide, in any and all media, including, without limitation, electronic media and the world wide web, in perpetuity.

http://www.kcet.org/about/submissions.html

 

GOT DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS?  SUNDANCE INSTITUTE  #ARTISTSERVICES – CREATIVE DISTRIBUTION OPPORTUNITIES

Sundance Institute launched the #ArtistServices Program, to help Sundance supported artists with U.S. distribution rights remaining who are interested in the direct / digital distribution market.  Sundance-branded storefronts and promotional support helps films succeed on our partner platforms, including YouTube, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, iTunes, Netflix and Sundance Now. In addition to the Sundance Institute brand and consultation access, the program offers unparalleled revenue splits and ownership control through a unique deal with our aggregator, New Video Group. Since its inception, more than twelve films, including two fellow DFP supported artists – Semper Fi : Always Faithful (Directors: Rachel Libert and Tony Harmon) and Advise & Dissent (Director: David Van Taylor)—have activated deals and were featured on their selected distribution platforms during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.  Visit the #ArtistServices webpages: http://www.sundance.org/artistservices

Contact: Chris Horton, Associate Director of Sundance Institute #ArtistServices (chris_horton@sundance.org)

PLEASE advise  DFP staff simultaneously.

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