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Calling All Filmmakers: Film Independent's Project Involve Now Open for Submissions

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! April 7, 2014 at 2:51PM

Listen up, filmmakers. Film Independent's signature diversity program Project Involve is now open for submissions. The deadline is April 28. Here's what you need to apply.
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Listen up, filmmakers. Film Independent's signature diversity program Project Involve is now open for submissions. The program, which runs October through June, selects filmmakers from diverse backgrounds and filmmaking tracks -- from screenwriters to directors to producers and beyond -- as well as those seeking work in acquisitions, marketing, distribution and agencies.

During the nine months, Project Involve Fellows receive one-on-one mentorship, participate in master classes on the craft and business of filmmaking, and work together to create a collection of short films. The program concludes in June when the short films premiere at the LA Film Festival. (Watch the 20th Anniversary PSA below.)

The deadline for submissions is April 28. Project Involve accepts applications in the following categories:

  • Filmmaking Tracks: Cinematography, Directing, Documentary, Editing, Producing, Screenwriting (no need for letters of recommendation)
  • Industry Tracks: Acquisitions/Distribution, Development, Film Programming

More requirement info, and an online application, here.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.