The Human Rights Watch Film Festival opens June 10th! Browse the HRWFF program guide, and get your tickets now before they're sold out - click here! The line up will feature several WMM PA supported films:
OVARIAN PSYCOS (Joanna Sokolowski, Kate Trumball-LaValle) the acclaimed film will screen June 11th, followed by a Q&A with Sokolowski and film subjects Xela de la X and Andi Ramirez;
JACKSON (Maisie Crow) will have its first screening on June 10th at the Film Society at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theatre. The June 12th screening will feature a conversation with director Maisie Crow, producer/editor Jamie Boyle, film subject Shannon Brewer, moderated by Meghan Rhoad, US researcher, Women's Rights division of Human Rights Watch;
SONITA (Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami) will close the festival on June 19th, and it is also the film's New York Premiere! The screening is followed by a discussion with Ghaem Maghami and Liesl Gerntholtz, Women's Rights division director of Human Rights Watch.
THE FITS (Anna Rose Holmer) Opened this weekend at Metrograph and around the country. Support this great film! More showtimes and official theatrical trailer here.
WOMEN IN FILM
2016 FINISHING FUNDS
Women in Film will give up to $25,000 in grants for films, animations, documentaries, and experimental shorts of longform cinema by women and about women.
The deadline is approaching - June 30th to be exact. So what are you waiting for? Apply now! Applications can be found here.
ROY W. DEAN 2016
SUMMER FILM GRANT
Got a unique film project that contributes to society? The Roy W. Dean Film Grant is looking to award its grant to one that fits that description. This year's winner receives $3,500 cash and $30,000 in donated film products and services to help complete their film, a marketing consultation, participation in a writer's boot camp, and more!! Films can be documentaries, short films, features, TV or web series. Deadline for submission is June 30th, so apply now for the grant here!
Are you working on a film with a strong focus on social justice? Fork Films awards grants to full-length non-fiction films (more than 70-min in length) that foster a culture of understanding and work towards a more peaceful and just society using the power of storytelling, strong character and craft. Fork Films funds documentary projects in all stages of development from pre-production to post. Grant awards generally range from $10,000 to $50,000. Joining us to shed light on Fork Film's funding application process and what they look for in both a project and proposal is Kat Vecchio who oversees the grant-making and investment arm of Fork Films, where she plays a key role in developing Fork Films grantmaking strategy and review process. Come armed with questions, film ideas and learn everything you need to know to decide if your film might be a good fit for Fork Films.
As film funding becomes increasingly competitive and more filmmakers enter our ranks with each passing day, how will you make your grant application grab a funder's attention? Proposal writing is a skill, equal parts art and science. Join us to learn these essentials skills and build your confidence so you can put your best foot forward and make your proposal stand out in a crowd. In this workshop, we'll cover the essentials of grant-writing, do a quick tour of the major film funders, review what they fund, how best to approach them, and how to avoid common mistakes. We'll also discuss the importance of relationship building, the foundation of all fundraising. Presenting this workshop is Tracie Holder, filmmaker, fundraiser and consultant to WMM's Production Assistance Program. Holder has raised $2 million for her own film projects from a mix of government agencies, private foundations and individuals.