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 summer 2012 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 will be accepted until July 16, 2012, and granting decisions are announced in October 2012.*
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 16, 2012
*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 122 grants to filmmakers worldwide. Grant recipients include:
BEATRIZ'S WAR (A GUERRA DA BEATRIZ), dir. Bety Reis, East Timor
First locally produced and directed narrative feature film from East Timor. GFI grant awarded in 2011.
THE MIRROR NEVER LIES, dir. Kamila Andini, Indonesia
Awarded the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2012 Hong Kong International Film Festival. GFI honorable mention awarded in 2011.
MISS LOVELY (ISA: Fortissimo Films), dir. Ashim Ahluwalia, India
Official Selection of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard). GFI grant awarded in 2010.
LA RUTA DE LA LUNA, dir. Juan Sebastián Jácome, Panama
World Premiere at the 2012 International Film Festival Panama. GFI honorable mention awarded in 2011.
For more information about the Granting Program, please visit: www.globalfilm.org/programs.ht