For nearly 30 years the WIF Foundation (WIFF) in LA has granted Film Finishing Grants, it’s one of the major recurring programs that the WIFTI Chapters can all participate in. This year the Board of WIFTI has decided to join forces with WIFF to help promote and potentially do a Grant of our own with WIFTI Funds – adding to our programs such as the WIFTI Showcase currently being screened. The Grants are specifically for MEN and WOMEN making a film or documentary for or about Women and the Application is attached below.
Los Angeles, CA, March 5, ….Applications are now being accepted for the Women In Film Foundation’s 2013 Film Finishing Fund grants, it was announced today by FFF Committee Co-Chairs Betsy Pollock and Nancy Rae Stone. The application period continues until April 29, 2013, and the winners will be announced in October, 2013.
Since its inception 28 years ago, the Fund has awarded more than $2 million worth of grants to over 170 films from all over the world.
Women In Film will grant to each winning project up to $15,000 in cash, in-kind and consultation grants. To qualify for entry, submitted projects must be by, for or about women. Filmmakers must have completed at least 90% of principal photography, and have a rough cut at the time of application. The program funds both short and long formats in all genre: narrative, documentary, educational, animated and experimental. Entrants do not have to be Women In Film members to apply for a grant, and WIF encourages international applications. Detailed criteria for each category and a download of the application can be obtained at wif.org or by clicking this link:
The WIF Foundation is enormously proud of the Film Finishing Fund’s track record. Selected films that subsequently went on to win major awards, distribution and network deals, include:
- Cynthia Wade’s Freeheld, the 2008 Academy® Award-winner for Best Documentary Short Subject
- Freida Mock’s Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision, the 1994 Academy® Award-winner for Best Documentary
- Esther Robinson’s A Walk Into The Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory, 2007 Teddy Award Winner at the Berlin Film Festival
- Maryam Keshavarz’s Circumstance, the 2011 Sundance Audience Award winner
In celebration of the Fund’s 28th year, and for each of the 8 weeks of the Grant Cycle, Women In Film is publishing an 8-part interview series with notable Film Finishing Fund recipients called “The Grant Is Only The Beginning”. A list of the filmmakers being interviewed is available at www.wif.org
The 2013 Women In Film Foundation Film Finishing Fund Committee
Betsy Pollock, Associate Dean of Production,American Film InstituteConservatory
Nancy Rae Stone, producer
About Women In Film:
Women In Film, Los Angeles (WIF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women achieve their highest potential within the global entertainment, communication and media industries and to preserving the legacy of women within those industries. Founded in 1973, WIF and its Women In Film Foundation provide for members an extensive network of contacts, educational programs, scholarships, film finishing funds and grants, access to employment opportunities, mentorships and numerous practical services in support of this mission. In the independent film world, the organization focuses on assisting female independent filmmakers who have exhibited advanced and innovative skills, specifically through its Film Finishing Fund and award-winning PSA program. www.wif.org