The 43rd Seattle International Film Festival taking place May 18 to June 11, 2017, is now accepting submissions of live action and animated features, documentaries, and short films.
HBO has launched HBO Asian Pacific American Visionaries, a short film competition dedicated to showcasing emerging APA directors with unique perspectives of the Asian Pacific American experience.
The San Francisco Film Society today announced the ten finalists for the 2016 San Francisco Film Society Documentary Film Fund awards totaling $75,000, which support feature-length documentaries in postproduction.
The Durban FilmMart (DFM), the industry development program of the Durban Film Office and the Durban International Film Festival, wrapped with the Durban FilmMart Awards 2016 ceremony.
To mark Canada’s National Aboriginal Day and to support the voices of Aboriginal Canadian artists, Whistler Film Festival yesterday opened the call for applications for the 2016 Aboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship.
Six producers and projects have been selected for the 2016 Whistler Film Festival Feature Project Lab, an intense two-phase business and creative content development experience focused on strengthening dramatic feature projects from script to screen.
Anya Beyersdorf, Brooke Goldfinch, Alex Murawski and Alex Ryan, are the four recipients of the first Lexus Australia Short Film Fellowship.
25 Projects Selected to Participate in Sundance Institute’s Screenwriters Lab, Documentary Edit, Story Labs and Theatre-Makers Residency
25 projects have been selected to participate in the Sundance Institute 2016 Screenwriters Lab, Documentary Edit and Story Labs and new Theatre-Makers Residency, which will take place concurrently this summer in the mountains of the Sundance Resort in Utah.
Shane McSauby and Willi White Selected to Participate in Sundance Institute’s 2016 Native Filmmakers Lab
Two emerging Native American storytellers Shane McSauby and Willi White have been selected to participate in the Sundance Institute’s 2016 Native Filmmakers Lab.
10 film projects have been selected to participate in the 14th Fast Track film finance market, held during the 2016 LA Film Festival.
Ten narratives have been selected for the 2016 IFP Filmmaker Labs, IFP’s annual yearlong fellowship for first-time feature directors.
Sundance Institute is expanding its signature artist development programs to include targeted support for second-time feature filmmakers, especially for women and filmmakers of color, through its new FilmTwo Initiative.
Nineteen documentaries and fiction feature film projects from around Africa have been selected for the 2016 Durban FilmMart (DFM) which takes place in Durban, South Africa from June 17 to 20, 2016.
Award-Winning Director Alice Rohrwacher is Film Society of Lincoln Center 2016 Filmmaker in Residence
Award-winning writer and director Alice Rohrwacher (The Wonders, NYFF 2014 and Corpo Celeste, NYFF 2011) has been selected as Film Society of Lincoln Center and Jaeger-LeCoultre 2016 Filmmaker in Residence.
Eight first-time filmmakers have been selected for the 2016 Sundance Institute Directors Lab, which helped launch the careers of award-winning filmmakers Cary Fukunaga, Dee Rees, Marielle Heller, Benh Zeitlin and Quentin Tarantino.
Ten projects have been selected for the 2016 Screen Forward Lab, (Independent Filmmaker Project) IFP’s year long fellowship for content creators with story-driven serialized projects.
Last week, the Black Women Film Network (BWFN) hosted the 2016 Black Women Film Summit, featuring the popular “Untold Stories Awards Luncheon.”
The three winners of the 2016 Spirit Awards filmmaker grants were unveiled at the annual Spirit Awards Nominee Brunch hosted by Uzo Aduba and Rami Malek. This year marks the 31st edition of the awards show that celebrates the best of independent film. Winners for the remaining categories will be revealed at the 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards in a tent at Santa Monica beach on Saturday, February 27. “This year’s recipients of the Spirit […]
Rooftop Films has awarded thirteen cash and service grants to alumni filmmakers, including The Rooftop Filmmakers’ Fund Garbo NYC Feature Film Grants, which were awarded to directors Kitty Green and Sebastian Silva. Green will receive a monetary grant of $15,000 to help finish her new film, Casting JonBenet, and Silva will receive a $10,000 grant to support his film, Demon Me. “Kitty Green’s film Casting JonBenet represents the type of daring and meaningful cinema that […]
7 Narrative Feature Film Projects Win Fall 2015 San Francisco Film Society (SFFS) / Kenneth Rainin Foundation Filmmaking Grants
Seven filmmaking teams will receive a total of $270,000 to help with the next stage of their creative process, from screenwriting to postproduction in the latest round of Fall 2015 San Francisco Film Society (SFFS) / Kenneth Rainin Foundation (KRF) Filmmaking Grants. The SFFS / KRF program has funded more than 50 projects since its inception, including Jonas Carpignano’s Mediterranea, which premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival and has created buzz all over the international […]
33 Independent Documentary Films Selected for 2015 Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program Support
Thirty-three independent documentary films have been selected for 2015 Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program support. The Sundance Documentary Fund moved to a limited rolling open call in 2015, encouraging filmmakers to submit applications only when they feel their film is ready to share. Rahdi Taylor, Film Fund Director, said, “This past year was one of experimentation and change. We eliminated deadlines, embraced risk taking in form, filmmaker and subject matter, but we stayed true to […]
Brent Green and Thyra Heder have been selected to receive this year’s $15,000 2015 San Francisco Film Society / Hearst Screenwriting Grant for development of their script Over the Eaves. “Man, it takes a long time to write a screenplay! Way longer than you’d think,” said Green. “Or at least longer than I’d have thought. I’m so very grateful to the San Francisco Film Society and William Hearst III for their generosity, which will allow […]
Queer/Art/Mentorship, the multi-disciplinary, inter-generational arts program that pairs and supports mentorship between emerging and established LGBTQI artists in NYC, has announced the eleven Fellows accepted for its 2015-2016 annual mentorship cycle. The Fellows chosen in five artistic disciplines are Monstah Black, Eva Peskin and Justine Williams in Performance; Jacob Matkov and Brendan Williams-Childs in Literary; Rodrigo Bellott, Erin Greenwell and Mylo Mendez in Film; Caroline Wells Chandler and Doron Langberg in Visual Arts; and Hugh […]
The 36th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) announced the participants of the 8th edition of Talents Durban, presented in cooperation with the Berlinale Talents an initiative of the Berlin International Film Festival. Talents Durban is a five day development programme made up of workshops and seminars for African filmmakers delivered by film professionals, academics and intellectuals. The Talents, who are selected through a rigorous application process, will also have the opportunity to attend screenings and […]