10 projects and 24 filmmakers have been selected for the Film Independent’s 14th annual Fast Track film finance market.
Thirteen new independent feature projects from Cuba, Chile, Kenya, the UK and the U.S. have been selected for the 2017 Sundance Institute Directors and Screenwriters Labs
Sundance Institute Selects 11 Artists with VR and Emerging Media Storytelling Projects for New Frontier Story Lab
Sundance Institute has selected six projects for the annual New Frontier Story Lab, which supports independent artists working at the cutting-edge convergence of film, art, media, live performance and technology.
Native American Filmmakers, Erin Lau and Shaandiin Tome Selected for 2017 Sundance Institute Native Filmmakers Lab
Two Native American filmmakers, Erin Lau (Native Hawaiian) and Shaandiin Tome (Diné), have been selected to participate in the 2017 Sundance Institute Native Filmmakers Lab.
Julie Perini Wins 2017 Oregon Media Arts Fellowship to Fund ‘The Story of Butch Lesbian Freedom Fighter rita bo brown’
Julie Perini has been selected by The Northwest Film Center, Oregon Arts Commission, and Portland Film Office as the winner of the 2017 Oregon Media Arts Fellowship (OMAF).
Montclair Film announced the winners of the 2017 Emerging Filmmaker Competition (EFC), a program that screens work by students in grades 4-12 from the Tri-State Area and beyond.
Amanda Bailly’s film 8 BORDERS, 8 DAYS and co-directors Elisa Levine and Gabriel Miller’s film SWEETHEART DEAL have been awarded filmmaking grants
The Academy is now accepting entries for its 2017 Student Academy Awards® competition. All Student Academy Award® winners become eligible for Oscars® consideration. The entry deadline for submissions is Thursday, June 1.
Film Independent Selects 10 Indie Filmmakers for 2017 Documentary Lab + Launches Fiscal Sponsorship Program
10 filmmakers and six projects have been selected for Film Independent’s 2017 Documentary Lab.
The Dance Films Association, (DFA) has selected four dance film projects as the recipients of the 2016 Production Grant. This year’s recipient of the full $2,500 award is From There to Here, directed by Sydney Skov and Janique Robillard.
Eleven indie filmmakers have been awarded “Filmed in NC” grants, an initiative to support indie filmmakers in North Carolina.
The San Francisco Film Society has selected Michael Almereyda as the inaugural recipient of the Sloan Science in Cinema Filmmaker Fellowship
The AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) — AFI’s filmmaker training program committed to increasing the number of women working as directors and showrunners in film and television — has revealed the eight participants for 2017–2018.
Filmmakers: Film Independent and Animation Studio LAIKA Announce 2nd Year of LAIKA Animation Fellowship
Film Independent and animation studio LAIKA (Kubo and the Two Strings) have announced a second year of the LAIKA Animation Fellowship in Project Involve.
Film Independent has selected six directors for its 17th annual Directing Lab. The Lab is an intensive eight-week program designed to support emerging independent film directors in prep on their feature films.
Amie Batalibasi (Australian Solomon Islander, Feralimae/Kosi) from Melbourne, Australia, is the 2017 recipient of the Sundance Institute Merata Mita Fellowship—an annual fellowship named in honor of the late Māori filmmaker Merata Mita (1942-2010).
Austin Film Festival (AFF) introduces two new contests to its slate of competitions for its 24th season, which takes place October 26 – November 2, 2017.
Rooftop Films has awarded sixteen cash and service grants to alumni filmmakers, including The Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund Garbo NYC Feature Film Grants, which were awarded to directors Robert Greene and Kirsten Johnson.
The City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Division, part of the Economic Development Department, is seeking submissions of short films for its 2017 Faces of Austin program.
Nat Geo WILD uses the power of storytelling to inspire a love of wildlife and nature in its audiences, and through a new short film contest, the network is giving young filmmakers across the U.S. the chance to do the same.
Barry Jenkins, Pablo Larraín, and More to Participate in 16th Film Independent Directors Close-Up Series
Film Independent announced the guest speakers and program for their 16th annual Film Independent Directors Close-Up series, taking place on Wednesday nights from February 1 to March 1, 2017 at The Landmark in Los Angeles, California.
The Rogovy Foundation has selected four documentary films as winners of the Miller / Packan Documentary Film Fund Winter 2017 award.
The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is now accepting applications from first-time documentary filmmakers with works-in-progress for the 2017 Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant.
Six documentary projects that screened at AFI DOCS 2016 in Washington, DC, have been selected to receive funding from the AFI DOCS/NBCUniversal Impact Grants.