6/01/2016

WMM Catapult Film Fund Workshop Tomorrow




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SHEFFIELD DOC FEST

Great PA supported films will be showing on the other side of the pond at the Sheffield Doc Fest! Here's a look at the line up:
  • THE CAUSE OF PROGRESS  (Chris Kelly) - The World Premiere!
  • WEINER (Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman) 
  • CAMERAPERSON (Kirsten Johnson)
  • CARE (Deirdre Fishel)
  • FOOTPRINT (Valentina Canavesio)
  • IN THE PURSUIT OF SILENCE(Patrick Shen)
  • KIVALINA (Gina Abatemarco)
  • SONITA (Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami)

HRW FILM FESTIVAL


New Yorkers! Here's your chance to catch these great WMM supported films at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival. The festival bows on June 10th. The film line up will feature: 
  • OVARIAN PSYCOS (Joanna Sokolowski, Kate Trumball-LaValle) the acclaimed film will screen on June 11th and 13th at the IFC Center. The June 11th presentation will be followed by a Q&A with Sokolowski and film subjects Xela de la X and Andi Ramirez;
  • JACKSON (Maisie Crow) on June 10th and 12th 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) continues to be a festival darling. The film will not only close the festival on June 19th, but it is also the film's New York Premiere! The screening will be held at the IFC Center, followed by a discussion with Ghaem Maghami and Liesl Gerntholtz, Women's Rights division director of Human Rights Watch.
Browse the HRWFF program guide, but get your tickets now before they're sold out by clicking here!




WEINER IS A
BOX OFFICE TRIUMPH!
BIGGEST DOC OPENING OF THE YEAR!

WEINER (Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman) topped the domestic box office during its opening weekend and is still going strong. Check showtimes at a theater near you and see the trailer here!



OTHER NEWS

IDA 
DOCUMENTARY 
AWARDS ALERT!

Attention documentary filmmakers! Now open, submissions for the 32nd Annual IDA Documentary Awards, celebrating the best nonfiction films and programs of the year. 

Early deadline is June 7th, so apply now!



Meet the Funder:
Catapult Film Fund

Lisa Kleiner Chanoff, Co-Founder
Wednesday, June 1st | 6:30pm




Catapult has funded a range of amazing films 
from THE GENIUS OF MARIAN, to ANITA: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWERCALL ME KUCHUART AND CRAFT, and more. 
Your film could be next!

WMM is excited to be joined by Lisa Kleiner Chanoff, co-founder of the Catapult Film Fund, who will share information about the fund and answer your questions. In case you don't know, Catapult specifically provides development funding to documentary filmmakers who have a compelling story to tell, have secured access to their story, and are ready to shoot and edit a trailer or sample piece for film funding purposes. Also, Catapult recently started accepting applications on a rolling basis. Many WMM fiscally sponsored films have received Catapult grants including: CAMERAPERSONTRAPPEDE-TEAMTHE ARRIVALS,  ASK THE SEXPERTGROWING UP IN OIL, and the UNTITLED MISSOURI DOCUMENTARY among others. Join us to find out how you too can become a Catapult-funded filmmaker.

Don't miss out on this workshop! 
Only a few seats left!
 Register now
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Meet the Funder: 
Fork Films

Kat Vecchio
Manager of Grants and Investments
Wednesday, June 8th | 6:30 - 8:30pm



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.

Register here


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