The Global Film Initiative
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Winter 2013 Feature Film Production Grants
Application deadline: January 15, 2013
San Francisco, CA - November 1, 2012 - In its continuing effort to promote original storytelling by individuals from around the world, the Global Film Initiative is pleased to announce a Call for Applications for the Winter 2013 cycle of its narrative feature film production grants program.
Applications are accepted for feature-length, narrative film projects in all stages of production by directors from eligible nations of Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Oceania. Applications may be submitted from November 15, 2012 through January 15, 2013, and granting decisions are announced in April 2013.*
APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 15, 2013
*For Applications, Eligibility Requirements and Granting Guidelines, please visit: www.globalfilm.org/granting.htm
About the Granting Program
The Global Film Initiative's Granting Program awards fifteen to twenty grants per year, of up to $10,000 each, to filmmakers whose work exhibits artistic excellence, authentic self-representation and accomplished storytelling. Funds received from grants are used to support completion of film production and to subsidize post-production costs such as laboratory and sound mixing fees, and access to advanced editing systems.
Since the Initiative's founding in 2002, the Granting Program has awarded 132 grants to filmmakers worldwide. Grant recipients include:
- BAD HAIR (PELO MALO), dir. Mariana Rondón, VenezuelaInternational Producers Meeting selection of the 2012 Cartagena International Film Festival; 2011 Ibermedia Fund. GFI grant awarded in 2012.
- BLESSED BENEFIT (INSHALLA I'STAFADET), dir. Mahmoud al Massad, JordanL'Atelier selection of the 2012 Cannes Cinéfondation; Arte Award at the 2011 Dubai FIlm Connection; 2011 Rawi Middle East Screenwriters Lab selection; 2011 Abu Dhabi Film Commission Shasha Grant. GFI honorable mention awarded in 2012.
- MISS LOVELY, dir. Ashim Ahluwalia, IndiaOfficial Selection of the 2012 Mumbai Film Festival, 2012 Dharamshala Film Festival, 2012 Melbourne International Film Festival, 2012 South Asian International Film Festival, 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and 2012 Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard, world premiere). GFI grant awarded in 2010.
- PORT FATHER (PUERTO PADRE), dir. Gustavo Fallas Vargas, Costa Rica2012 Cinergia Fund; 2011 Ibermedia Fund; Cinepolis Award at the 2009 Morelia Lab. GFI honorable mention awarded in 2012.
- WILDLIFE (KALAYAAN), dir. Adolfo Alix Jr., PhilippinesNETPAC Award for Best Asian Film at the 2012 Warsaw Film Festival; Official Selection of the 2012 Busan International Film Festival and 2012 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival. GFI honorable mention awarded in 2012.
For more information about the Granting Program, please visit: www.globalfilm.org/programs.htm
About the Global Film Initiative
The Global Film Initiative is a U.S.-based international arts organization specializing in the support of independent film from Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Founded in 2002 to promote cross-cultural understanding through the language of cinema, the Initiative awards numerous grants to deserving filmmakers from around the world each year, and supports a touring film series entitled Global Lens. For more information about the Global Lens film series and Global Film Initiative programs, please visit: http://globalfilm.org/programs.htm.
The Global Film Initiative is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. All proceeds from the Global Lens film series support international filmmaker grants, educational programming and resources, touring film exhibitions and other philanthropic initiatives and programs sponsored by the Global Film Initiative.
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