Saturday, November 3, 2012

Call for Applicatio​ns: Winter 2013 Feature Film Production Grants

The Global Film Initiative

The Global Film Initiative


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.*


*For Applications, Eligibility Requirements and Granting Guidelines, please visit:


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:

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:

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.


The Global Film Initiative

145 Ninth Street, Suite 105
San Francisco, California 94103 USA
+(415) 934-9500 – phone

+(415) 934-9501 - fax

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

2013 Call for Entries Open for: Tiburon Internatio​nal Film Festival


"A true United Nations of cinema, showcasing films from around the entire world."

VIA Magazine

Understanding the World through Film®

~ Call For Entries ~

Early Bird Deadline: December 1, 2012
Late Deadline: January 15, 2013

Tiburon, CA: The 12th Annual Tiburon International Film Festival (TIFF) will be held April 2013 in Tiburon, California, a showcase for the independent feature and short films from around the world.

Submissions are open to all genres: Fiction, documentary, short, animation, experimental, student, children, sports, music video.....from any nation in the world.

TIFF has screened over 2000 films from more than 100 countries since its inception.

The festival has also honored and hosted many great filmmakers such as: Oscar winning director and cinematographer Haskell Wexler [Medium Cool], George Lucas [Star Wars], Blake Edwards [Pink Panthers], Santiago Alvarez [Hanoi Martes 13], John Frankenheimer [Manchurian Candidate], George Stevens [Shane], Malcolm McDowell [A Clockwork Orange], Saul Zaentz [One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest], Mark Rydell [On Golden Pond], Irving Saraf [The Sermons of Sister Jane], Robert Snyder [Pablo Casals: A Cry for Peace], Paul Mazursky [Down & Out in Beverly Hills], Bob Rafelson [Five Easy Pieces], Brad Bird [Toy Story], Luchino Visconti [Death in Venice], Hal Hickel [Pirates of the Caribbean]....

Tiburon International Film Festival is proud to be a platform for the independent filmmakers from around the world.

Golden Reel Awards:

The films submitted to the Tiburon International Film Festival are eligible to win the "Golden Reel Award" in several categories: Best Fiction, Best Documentary, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Short, Best Animation, Best Children's Film, Best Student Film, Best Music Video, Best Sport Film.....The winners of all categories will be announced during a ceremony at the end of the Festival.

Entry Information:

Entry form and eligibility guidelines are available by clicking here, or on the festival website under Submit Films.

Early Bird Deadline: December 1, 2012

Late Deadline: January 15, 2013


Tiburon International Film Festival

Phone: (415) 251-TIFF [8433]
Fax: (636) 444-TIFF [8433]

6 Beach Road, 544 ~ Tiburon, CA 94920 USA


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Indian project selected for PRODUIRE AU SUD Workshop in Nantes


Among the 6 projects selected this year for PRODUIRE AU SUD workshop, "Chenu" is an Indian project, directed by Manjeet Singh and produced by Reen Mahe, PRODUIRE AU SUD is a workshop focusing on the outline and structure of film co-production within the industry. The workshops aim to familiarize young producers based in the south: Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Near and Middle East and Central and Eastern Europe with a variety of important tools.
The PRODUIRE AU SUD workshop was created in 2000 in Nantes, in order to support the creation of a network of young producers from Asia, Africa and Latin America and lay the foundations for lasting cooperation between European film professionals and emerging professionals from the South.

The workshop aims to familiarize producers and film directors based in the South with a variety of important tools and international coproduction techniques by coaching individual projects in development.

The PRODUIRE AU SUD workshop - Nantes, which takes place during the FESTIVAL DES 3 CONTINENTS, is an 8-day training workshops that proposes:

  • a production workshop: a 3 days master class with European professionals: introduction to co-production, co-production contracts, fundraising, international sales, specific case studies ;
  • a marketing workshop: pitch training and a public presentation of scripts and projects to potential producers;
  • a scriptwriting workshop: 2 days of individual analysis and appreciation by scriptwriters and producers familiar with co-productions and international sales issues.

International professionals run the workshops: producers, legal experts, distributors, sales managers, specialized TV channel staff members, and European scriptwriters.