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DEVELOPING INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE: NEFA’S IDEA SWAP & CINARS BIENNALE Scholarship opportunity

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

DEVELOPING INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE: NEFA’S IDEA SWAP & CINARS BIENNALE
Adrienne Petrillo
Program Manager, Presenting & Touring
NEFA
NEFA is working in partnership with CINARS, supported by the Québec Government Office in Boston and the Ministry of Culture, to develop ongoing relationships for international cultural exchange between artists and performing arts presenters in New England and Québec.
The exchange will:
• Aim to build an ongoing touring network between the two regions
• Increase participants’ knowledge of artists and presenters in each region
• Expand touring opportunities for artists from New England and Québec
NEFA will invite a diverse group of six to eight presenters and artists from New England to participate in two key events in November 2016. CINARS will host a counterpart delegation of six to eight arts presenters from Québec.
NEFA’s Idea Swap: November 2, 2016, in Worcester, MA
The Idea Swap is an annual one-day event for New England-based organizations that present artists to network and share project ideas that may qualify for funding from NEFA’s Expeditions grant program. Each year, NEFA’s Idea Swap attracts over 150 cultural organizations and performing artists. The Idea Swap stimulates opportunities for collaboration and partnerships in arts touring and presenting while raising awareness and support for arts projects and activities available to New England communities. The Idea Swap includes informal networking, five-minute presentations of projects available for New England-wide touring, a networking lunch, and facilitated small groups to discuss project ideas. A private follow up meeting for participants may be scheduled for November 3.
CINARS Biennale: November 14-19, 2016, in Montréal, Québec
Every two years in Montréal, CINARS organizes one of the most important international performing arts conferences in the world, with nearly 1,300 professionals hailing from 40 countries including 270 show presenters, some of whom are the most influential in the business. During one week, over a hundred shows from Québec, Canada, and abroad grace the stages while workshops, networking events, as well as an exhibition hall, are teeming with participants. After 14 editions, the CINARS Biennale has become a key worldwide event in performing arts touring.
Participants will have the opportunity to meet colleagues in Québec, see the work of artists with whom they may be unfamiliar, develop collaborative touring opportunities, and participate in a peer network.
NEFA will provide New England presenters with $800 in travel support for attendance at CINARS. Complimentary registration will be provided to attend CINARS and the Idea Swap. Presenters are expected to cover the balance of their expenses, attend both events, and participate in follow up discussions or meetings.
Presenters will be selected based on the following criteria:
• Interest in developing peer relationships with peers in Québec
• Interest in learning more about a diverse range of artists from Québec
• Relationships with peer presenters in New England and the capacity to share learning with regional colleagues
• Track record of creative collaborations with performing artists, including and especially with New England-based artists
NEFA intends to invite a diverse group of presenters and artists that represent a range of geographies, community sizes, and experiences with international exchange. All presenters interested in this opportunity are encouraged to apply regardless of budget size or experience with international exchange.
Artists will be invited to participate after the presenter participants have been confirmed. Artists interested in participating are welcome to contact Adrienne Petrillo to learn more about this initiative.
Applications are due by September 23, 2016; notifications will be made within two weeks after the deadline.

http://www.nefa.org/blog/developing-international-exchange-nefas-idea-swap-cinars-biennale?utm_source=Idea+Swap+2016%3A+Registration+Open%21&utm_campaign=FY16+Idea+Swap+E-blast+1&utm_medium=email

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Tribeca Film Institute Opens Submissions for Documentary Fund

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Through its Documentary Fund, the Tribeca Film Institute provides grants and guidance to exceptional  filmmakers with character-driven nonfiction works-in-progress that sit outside the social issue landscape. By supporting work that engages in unexplored perspectives, the fund aims to help take audiences into someone else’s environment and spotlight the journey of the individual.

Grants of up to $50, 000 will be awarded in 2015.

All submissions must be feature-length documentaries with an intended length of at least sixty-seven minutes and should creatively document one or more unique characters. Submissions can be in the advanced stages of development, production, or post-production but must not have aired on any form of television, been screened publicly, or have been distributed in theaters or online prior to October 2015. Submitted films must show enough footage to highlight character, unique access, and storytelling ability.

Foreign language documentaries are eligible but must be subtitled and suitable for an American audience.

The program is open to filmmakers anywhere in the world. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Student films and documentary short films are not eligible.

Visit the TFI website for complete program guidelines and submission requirements.

Link to Complete RFP

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The Providence Children’s Film Festival seeks short and feature length films

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

The Providence Children’s Film Festival selection committee seeks short and feature length films from around the world with content that speaks positively to
children, teens and families of diverse ages, backgrounds and ethnicities.

Please consider submitting if you have created work that can speak to all, including children. We want films that are entertaining and/or challenging to young minds with serious,
true-to-life stories and narratives.

Topics can span the entire range of emotions. A film need not have a “story-book” ending to find a place in our Festival. We welcome foreign films with subtitles,
documentaries, animation and even experimental films that might widen the perspectives of those who attend. And we accept short films from youth filmmakers for our annual Youth Filmmaker Showcase. Through the selected films we hope to: demonstrate the artistry and craft of filmmaking, provoke discussions about the stories and topics, and to make connections with people and cultures near and far. Click HERE for submission details.

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FLICKERS: RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SEEKS YOUTH FILM JURY APPLICANTS FOR 2015

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Area High School students needed to judge films and participate in the 19th Annual Rhode Island International Film Festival, August 4-9, 2015

WHAT: FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival Youth Jury Program

WHEN: August 4-9, 2015

WHERE: Providence, Newport, Bristol, Woonsocket and Jamestown, Rhode Island

WHO: Flickers, Newport Film Society & Arts Collaborative, creator of the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF)

On August 4, 2015, Flickers kicks-off its 19th annual Flickers: Rhode Island
International Film Festival
(RIIFF) in Providence, RI. This week-long
celebration of independent cinema and film arts is New England’s largest film
festival and only Academy Award (i.e. “Oscars”) qualifying event for
both Narrative and Documentary Short Films. Out of the 7,000-plus film
festivals worldwide, only 19 of them share this distinction.

Flickers is seeking students from Rhode Island high schools and area colleges to participate in its 2015 Youth Film Jury Program. The Youth Film Jury is a program that introduces young scholars and cinephiles to the world of independent film. Accepted applicants will have the opportunity to: 1. View a wide variety of films (narrative, documentary, animations,
shorts, etc.) that they may never have otherwise had the chance to see; 2. Meet and interact with filmmakers, actors, industry professionals, and other film lovers from around
the world; 3. Attend special screenings, World and US. premieres, and more; 4. Participate in a p rogram that will stand out on college applications and resumes; 5. Volunteer at the Festival and become part of the RIIFF team; and, 6. Network and make connections to aid future endeavors in the film world!
Participation in the Flickers’ Youth Film Jury provides all-access passes to the Festival and a mentored learning environment. The educational value for each participant is worth $650.

In addition to film screenings, the Festival will feature the return of the RI Film Forum—geared to be a region-wide educational workshop on bringing film production to the Ocean
State—award ceremonies, filmmaker symposia, the annual ScriptBiz Screenwriting Workshop, the new Documentary Film Forum, a walking tour of film locations in Providence, an expanded KidsEye Interational Film Festival with morning workshops and kid-friendly activities, networking events and much more. For more information about the festival, please visit www.rifilmfest.org

The program will be accepting applications through June 18, 2015. All applications will then be immediately reviewed and acceptance notifications will go out. To receive an application, please visit this link: http://www.film-festival.org/YouthJuryProgram.php

Send your completed application to tbrelsford@film-festival.org or mail it to:
Rhode Island International Film Festival

Attn: Flickers’ Youth Film Jury
Tsutomu Brelsford, Project Manager

83 Park Street, Suite 5,
Providence, RI 02903

401/861-4445 • www.RIFilmFest.org

THE FLICKERS’ BACKSTORY & MISSION:

The mission of the Flickers, the Newport Film Society & Arts Collaborative – now in its 33rd year – has been to  serve as a creative partner in the arts by uniting various media and arts
disciplines that nurture the artistic process and support a vital part of our community. This includes multi-disciplinary art presentations; artistic and cultural activities; performance festivals; video and television productions; audio recordings and broadcasts; educational outreach programs; and the FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF).

ABOUT THE RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL:

The FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF), has secured its place in the global community as the portal for the best in international independent
cinema, earning the respect of domestic and foreign filmmakers, filmgoers and trend watchers. This confluence of art and commerce brought together world-class celebrities, award-winning filmmakers, new talent and audience members in record numbers last year. Ranked as one of the top 10 Festivals in the United States, RIIFF is also a qualifying festival for the Short Film
Academy Award through its affiliation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. There are 19 film festivals worldwide which share this distinction and RIIFF is the only festival in New England. The Festival takes place every August. For more information about RIIFF, please visit www.rifilmfest.org.

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PSA Competition – Deadline April 15

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

The law firm of Marasco & Nesselbush is increasingly concerned about  the rising incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other brain  injuries and disorders. Brain injury knows no bounds and affects people of all ages, from children to teenagers and adults.  Marasco & Nesselbush would like to call forth the creative minds  of students to produce a short video that will help spread the word  about brain injury. Creators of the best videos will receive a scholarship towards their college education.

An individual $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to three first-place  winners –one in Rhode Island, one in Connecticut and one in Massachusetts. The second-place winners in each of the three states will  each receive a $500 scholarship.

  • Create an original 30-second PSA video in an effort to raise awareness about and prevent concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
  • Submit the video and completed application to scholarship@m-n-law.com by 11:59 p.m. EDT on April 15, 2015.
  • For more information, click here: http://www.m-n-law.com/scholarship/

    Prizes include:

     

    scholarship-prizes

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    Tribeca Film Institute Opens Submissions for Documentary Fund

    Monday, September 22nd, 2014

    Deadline: November 5, 2014

    Through its Documentary Fund, the Tribeca Film Institute provides grants and guidance to exceptional filmmakers with a character-driven nonfiction work in progress that sit outside the social issue landscape. By supporting work that engages in unexplored perspectives, the fund aims to help take audiences into someone else’s environment and spotlight the journey of the individual.

    Grants of at least $10, 000 will be awarded in 2015.

    In addition, the TFI/ESPN Prize, with a cash award of $30,000, will be awarded to a feature-length documentary work in progress (in the development or production stage) that captures the human element of the sports world — and brings the dramatic stakes of competition to vivid life.

    All submissions must be feature-length documentaries with an intended length of at least seventy minutes and should creatively document one or more unique characters. Submissions can be in the advanced stages of development, production, or post-production but must not have aired on any form of television, been screened publicly, or have been distributed in theaters or online prior to February 2014. Submitted films must show enough footage to highlight character, unique access, and storytelling ability.

    Foreign language documentaries are eligible but must be subtitled and suitable for an American audience.

    The program is open to filmmakers anywhere in the world. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Student films and documentary short films are not eligible.

    Visit the TFI website for complete program guidelines and submission requirements.

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    Filmmakers From Underrepresented Communities Invited to Apply for Tribeca All Access Deadline: November 5, 2014

    Friday, September 5th, 2014

    A program of the Tribeca Film Institute, Tribeca All Access supports working filmmakers in the United States and Puerto Rico from communities that are statistically underrepresented in the film industry with grants, year-round resources, and greater access to industry contacts.

    The program seeks feature-length narrative and documentary submissions from established and emerging filmmakers whose team includes a U.S.-based director or screenwriter from a community that is statistically underrepresented in the film industry. Projects may be in any stage of development, from treatment/screenplay to post-production. Projects of any genre and/or budget range are eligible for a grant.

    Five narrative filmmakers and five documentary filmmakers will each receive a grant of $15,000 to use toward the development, production, post-production, or marketing of their film project. In addition, grantees will participate in networking events at the film festival and will receive year-round customized support from TFI in order to advance their projects through completion.

    Visit the TFI website for complete program information, an FAQ, and application instructions.

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    Calling all film makers – Our Town

    Monday, July 14th, 2014

    Rhode Island PBS will be kicking off a new series called Our Town which will showcase the local charm of small town living. Volunteer videographers – your neighbors – will record stories of the people, places, and events that capture the essence of a local community.  Our first stop along the way will be Glocester, Rhode Island.  These stories are edited together to create a cultural tapestry and memorable keepsake to be broadcast on WSBE Rhode Island PBS.

    We will be holding our first meeting about the project on Wednesday July 16th at 5:30 pm here at the station, 50 Park Lane in Providence.  At this meeting I will be explaining the project in more detail and show you a clip of a promo spot for “Our Town Glocester”.  We will also share thoughts on potential community interaction and opportunities, story ideas and how to engage other community members.   Volunteer film makers don’t have to live in Glocester – they just need to find a story, the record button on their camera and bring us the video.  Oh, and enthusiasm is required!!!  

    Please share this information with….everyone!   Anyone interested in getting involved with Our Town is invited to attend the meeting on the 16th of July. 

    If you have any questions, I can be reached at (401) 787-8842. 

    Thank you.

    Margie O’Brien
    Producer
    Ripbs.org/our town

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    URI to offer free weekend workshop in June for educators on Exploring the History of the American West through Film

    Thursday, June 5th, 2014

    URI’s Harrington School of Communication and Media will host a unique educational and cinematic experience in June for educators and librarians in collaboration with the Film Foundation’s
    educational initiative, “The Story of Movies.”

    The free weekend seminar, “The American West and the Western Film Genre” offers an interdisciplinary curriculum covering this
    important period of American history (1860-1900) and exploring how 20th-century filmmakers represented this era.

     

     

    To be held on the University of Rhode Island Kingston campus, Swan Hall on Saturday, June 14 from 8am to 9pm and Sunday, June 15 from 8am to
    5pm
    , the seminar challenges educators to move far beyond a read-the-book, watch-the-movie approach to film study, by incorporating teaching strategies for how to read a film cinematically and as a historical and cultural document. This free interactive seminar includes film screenings and small group sessions for analysis. Participating educators will receive age-appropriate
    lessons and training materials for use with students in grades 5 through 12.

    “This time of year, many students in schools all across New England are viewing films in the classroom as part of English or History classes,” said Renee Hobbs, professor and founding director of the Harrington School. “Through this new professional development initiative, educators and librarians can learn how to transform passive viewing into active, critical thinking that supports
    students’ ability to meet Common Core State Standards.”

    Films selected for screening and discussion include John Ford’s Stagecoach and The Searchers, as well as George Stevens’ Shane. Saturday morning participants will also screen The Great Train Robbery, a silent film considered to be the first film narrative. Saturday evening’s feature film is The Big Trail, directed by Raoul Walsh in 1930, featuring a very young actor soon to make his mark on the big screen: John Wayne.

     

    The seminar instructor is Catherine Gourley, an award-winning author of nonfiction books for young adults and the principal curriculum writer for The Film Foundation. She has presented programs on film study and popular culture nationally and internationally. “This is a real roll-up-your-sleeves, intensive
    immersion in what is essentially a unique American invention: the Western film,” says Gourley. ”The Western was America’s mythology throughout the 20th century.
    We’re going to explore some of the consequences of fictionalizing the past. We also explore how the Western changed in the years after World War II and why today the Western genre has fallen into decline.”

     

    The program also features a talk by Professor Kathryn Kalinak, director of the Film Studies program at Rhode Island College, an internationally-recognized expert on film music. Her book, How the West was Sung: Music in the Westerns of John Ford, explores the use of folk songs, hymns and period music in Ford’s work.

    “The Story of Movies” is an educational outreach program of The Film Foundation, a not-for-profit film preservation organization founded by director Martin Scorsese and other prominent film directors. ”The Story of Movies” is designed to help students better understand the language of film and visual images. ”The American West and the Western Film Genre” seminar’s objective is to provide students with a deeper understanding of the various stages of American cultural history by examining the mythology that made this genre so appealing to generations of Americans.

     

     

    The Harrington School of Communication at the University of Rhode Island prepares outstanding graduates for careers, life and citizenship in a rapidly changing global economy
    with programs in film/media, public relations, communication studies, journalism, writing and rhetoric, and a graduate program in library and information studies. In collaboration with the URI School of Education, the Harrington School is preparing to launch a 12-credit graduate certificate program in digital literacy to help educators, librarians and technology
    entrepreneurs to prepare the next generation for the digital economy of the 21st century.

    Although “The Story of Movies” is free and open to the public, the weekend seminar requires registration; seats are limited. To register: http://harrington.uri.edu/event/the-story-of-movies/

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    Audition for America’s Got Talent Season 9

    Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

    My name is Gary Monteiro and I’m a Casting Producer for America’s Got Talent Season 9. I am currently looking for the next performer(s) to WOW America. I want to make sure that everyone in your Community has a chance to hear about this opportunity. We are headed to Providence On February 1, 2014 at the Rhode Island Convention Center, looking for the next Star in the making. It would be incredible if you could help me spread my casting information to any and all talented people within your networks, so we can make Season 9 of America’s Got Talent the best it can be!

    Those interested in AUDITIONING should REGISTER on our WEBSITE: www.agtauditions.com

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Paz Film Now Punching In

    Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

    Join the Rhode Island Film & Television Office and the award-winning production team behind BLEED FOR THIS as they begin the first round of their location scout for the new feature film to be shot in the Ocean State.

    BLEED FOR THIS, one of the most incredible and dramatic comebacks in sports history, tells the true-life story of world champion Rhode Island boxer Vinny Pazienza as he recovers from a near fatal car accident and goes on to win three additional world boxing titles.
    The Rhode Island based motion picture will be helmed by writer-director-producer Ben Younger (BOILER ROOM, PRIME) and produced by Chad Verdi (LOOSIES, SELF-STORAGE, A BET’S A BET), Noah Kraft (LOOSIES, INKUBUS), and Oscar-winning producers Bruce Cohen (AMERICAN BEAUTY, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK), Emma Tillinger Koskoff (WOLF ON WALL STREET, BOARDWALK EMPIRE) and executive produced by Academy-Award winner, Martin Scorsese (HUGO, THE DEPARTED, GOODFELLAS), and Michelle Verdi (LOOSIES, A BET’S A BET).  Pam Thur-Weir (THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE, ACROSS THE UNIVERSE) is line producing.

    What:  Location Scout and Press Event to introduce the participants behind the film.

    When: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 @ 10:30 a.m.

    Where: The Dunk Center in Providence, Rhode Island
    Media Contact:
    Steven Feinberg

    Rhode Island Film & TV Office

    401-222-3456

    Steven.Feinberg@arts.ri.gov

     

    The Rhode Island Film & TV Office is a government agency under the umbrella of the State of Rhode Island Department of Administration.

    www.film.ri.gov/

     

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    MacArthur Foundation Announces Open Call for Documentary Film Proposals

    Friday, July 19th, 2013

    The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s Media, Culture, and Special Initiatives program supports the production and distribution of social-issue documentary films that address important contemporary topics and are intended for a broad audience, particularly in the United States.

    The program seeks to fund documentary projects that address the significant social challenges of our time or explore important but under-reported topics. Domestic and international topics are welcome, and preference will be given to projects that align with one of MacArthur’s grantmaking areas.

    Support will be provided primarily for production and post-production activities, and to experienced filmmakers based in the U.S. with track records of completing feature-length films that have been broadcast nationally and internationally and received critical recognition.

    In selecting documentary films for support, the foundation looks for projects that address important, contemporary social topics — international or domestic; that align with MacArthur’s programmatic interests in the U.S. and international grantmaking areas; that follow an issue over time, providing in-depth reporting that goes beyond conventional news coverage; that utilize compelling personal stories to engage viewers and create empathy; that appeal to a broad audience because they are accessible, interesting, and balanced; that are factually correct and follow best practices in journalism; that have a strong likelihood of being broadcast in the U.S. and elsewhere, as well as thoughtful plans for broad dissemination in educational, community, or policy settings; and that are led by experienced U.S.-based filmmaking teams that have past success in bringing a documentary project to successful completion and reaching broad U.S. audiences.

    Grants will be made only to eligible organizations. MacArthur does not make grants to individuals and does not make grants through fiscal agents or sponsors. In order to qualify for a MacArthur grant, a project must be applied for through a nonprofit or for-profit incorporated entity that can claim it has complete financial and editorial control over the documentary film project for which it is seeking MacArthur support.

    Applicants may request any funding amount, but the typical grant range is between $50,000 and $200,000.

    For the current round, initial online proposals will be accepted between July 15 and July 31, 2013. If a project is selected as a semi-finalist, the applicant will be notified by September 1 and asked to submit a full proposal and detailed budget. Funding decisions are expected in November.

    Visit the MacArthur Foundation Web site for complete program guidelines, application instructions, and the online grant proposals form.

    Contact:
    Link to Complete RFP

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    FLICKERS: RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SEEKING VOLUNTEERS

    Monday, July 8th, 2013

    Volunteers needed during the week of the Rhode Island International Film Festival Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Flickers Arts Collaborative

     

    WHAT: FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival Volunteer Program

     

    WHEN: August 6-11, 2013

     

    WHERE: Providence, Tiverton, Woonsocket, Westerly and Jamestown, Rhode Island

     

    WHO: Flickers, Newport Film Society & Arts Collaborative, creator of the Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF)

     

    On August 6, 2013, Flickers kicks-off its 17th annual Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) in Providence, RI. This week-long celebration of independent cinema and film arts is New England’s largest film festival and only Academy Award (i.e. “Oscars”) qualifying event. Out of the 7,000-plus film festivals worldwide, only 75 share this distinction. In addition to film screenings, the festival will feature the return of the RI Film Forum-a region-wide educational workshop focused on bringing film production to the Ocean State-award ceremonies, filmmaker symposia, the annual ScriptBiz Screenwriting Workshop, a walking tour of film locations in Providence,the KidsEye Film Festival, and networking events. For more information about the festival, please visit www.rifilmfest.org

     

    Flickers is seeking volunteers in all aspects of the festival including:

     

    * Box Office

    * Administration

    * Panels

    * Events

    * Screenings

    * Ushering

    * Transportation

    * Tech

    * Travel & Hotel

    * Volunteer Management

     

    Volunteers can sign up for shifts through RIIFF’s online volunteer registration system. Flickers truly values its volunteers and will provide then with one free movie ticket for every two volunteer hours.

     

    Visit this link to fill out an application:  http://www.film-festival.org/pdf/VolunteerApplication2013.pdf and either send your completed form to xnguyen@film-festival.org or mail it to:

     

    FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival™

    Office: One Avenue of the Arts

    Providence, RI. 02903 United States

    401.861.4445. * www.RIFilmFest.org
    Thank you!

     

    The RIIFF Team

     

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    2013 Providence 48 Hour Film Project – CALLING ALL FILMMAKERS!

    Monday, July 8th, 2013

    The 48 Hour Film Project, the largest filmmaking competition in the world, is coming to Providence next weekend.

     

    1.  We want your trailers.  Have you recently made a local, independent feature?  Send a trailer for a recently or soon-to-be completed feature to Providence@48hourfilm.com and we may just show it.

     

    2.  Meet & Greet.  Looking to join a team or add to yours?  Come on down to the Wild Colonial Tavern and meet fellow filmmakers.  On July 9th at 7:30pm, the monthly RIFC Networking Meeting will serve as a great opportunity to meet 48HFP participants.

     

    3.  We want your films.  To be part of the 48HFP, register online at: 48hourfilm.com/Providence
    In a wild, sleepless weekend, you and your team will make a short movie from scratch-that is: writing, shooting and editing in only 48 hours.  On Friday, July 12th, you’ll get a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre, all to include in your movie.  By Sunday, July 14th, the movie must be complete. Each completed film is guaranteed a screening at CinemaWorld in Lincoln RI in the following week.

     

    For more information, questions or if you would like to be a volunteer at any of the events, contact Providence@48hourfilm.com.

     

    Come on out and make a movie!

     

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    RIFC Film Discussion: General Orders No.9

    Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

    GOOD FOOD. GOOD PEOPLE. GREAT DRINKS. THOUGHT-PROVOKING FILM DISCUSSION. Come to the bi-weekly RIFC Film Discussion!

     

    We meet the second and fourth Monday of every month downstairs at the Trinity Brewhouse.

    Next Discussion:
    General Orders No. 9
    Monday, July 8th, 7pm

     

    “Part dream, part analysis and part history lesson, this experimental documentary uses the state of Georgia to illustrate the way in which man’s presence ultimately changes, and sometimes destroys, the Earth’s natural environment.”

     

    WHERE

    Trinity Brewhouse
    186 Fountain St.
    Providence, RI 02903

    RSVP on Facebook here

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    Rock and Shock 2013: Call For Entries

    Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

    It’s that time of year again and we’re excited to announce the call for entries to the 7th Rock and Shock Film Festival being held October 18 – 20 at the 10th Anniversary Rock And Shock Convention in Worcester Ma.

     

    We are looking for your newest horror shorts and features to be screened in our festival during New England’s largest gathering of horror and extreme music fans. So go to www.rockandshock.com for the film entry form and submission information and get those films in so Josh, Scott, and Ric of the Arkham Film Society can personally screen all entries and determine the most horrifying films to show at this year’s festival.

     

    The submission deadline is September 13, 2012 but there’s no reason to wait, get your films in today. Since this is Rock and Shock’s big 10th Anniversary show we want your film to be involved with our biggest event yet!

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    MacArthur Foundation Announces Open Call for Documentary Film Proposals

    Friday, June 28th, 2013

     

    The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation‘s
    Media, Culture, and Special Initiatives program supports the production
    and distribution of social-issue documentary films that address
    important contemporary topics and are intended for a broad audience,
    particularly in the United States.

     

    The program seeks to fund documentary projects that address the
    significant social challenges of our time or explore important but
    under-reported topics. Domestic and international topics are welcome,
    and preference will be given to projects that align with one of
    MacArthur’s grantmaking areas.

    Support will be provided primarily for production and post-production
    activities, and to experienced filmmakers based in the U.S. with track
    records of completing feature-length films that have been broadcast
    nationally and internationally and received critical recognition.

     

    In selecting documentary films for support, the foundation looks for
    projects that address important, contemporary social topics —
    international or domestic; that align with MacArthur’s programmatic
    interests in the U.S. and international grantmaking areas; that follow
    an issue over time, providing in-depth reporting that goes beyond
    conventional news coverage; that utilize compelling personal stories to
    engage viewers and create empathy; that appeal to a broad audience
    because they are accessible, interesting, and balanced; that are
    factually correct and follow best practices in journalism; that have a
    strong likelihood of being broadcast in the U.S. and elsewhere, as well
    as  thoughtful plans for broad dissemination in educational, community,
    or policy settings; and that are led by experienced U.S.-based
    filmmaking teams that have past success in bringing a documentary
    project to successful completion and reaching broad U.S. audiences.

    Grants will be made only to eligible organizations. MacArthur does
    not make grants to individuals and does not make grants through fiscal
    agents or sponsors. In order to qualify for a MacArthur grant, a project
    must be applied for through a nonprofit or for-profit incorporated
    entity that can claim it has complete financial and editorial control
    over the documentary film project for which it is seeking MacArthur
    support.

    Applicants may request any funding amount, but the typical grant range is between $50,000 and $200,000.

    For the current round, initial online proposals will be accepted
    between July 15 and July 31, 2013. If a project is selected as a
    semi-finalist, the applicant will be notified by September 1 and asked
    to submit a full proposal and detailed budget. Funding decisions are
    expected in November.

    Visit the MacArthur Foundation Web site for complete program
    guidelines, application instructions, and the online grant proposals
    form.

    Contact:

    Link to Complete RFP

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    Kopkind + CID Filmmakers Retreat 2013

    Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

    INVITATION TO FILMMAKERS
    Deadline to apply is June 7, 2013

    We are pleased to announce a call to independent documentary filmmakers who would like to participate in a week long seminar and retreat in southern Vermont, limited to nine filmmakers along with special invited guests.
    July 28 – August 4, 2013. Treefrog Farm – Guilford, Vermont.
    Imagine: you, your film or work-in-progress, and a week in a bucolic setting with other filmmakers. Enjoy film screenings in the barn, problem solving in the hot tub, networking at the swimming hole, conquering crowdfunding over coffee on the deck…
    At a time when you may feel overwhelmed by everything it takes to make your film, this is the week to finally take the time to assess what filmmaking is to you and what it will take to make you succeed on your terms. Join us to explore your own work and the issues you face with your film and recharge your creative battery with a special brand of “radical relaxation: great films, great food and deep discussions on the art, politics and the plain fun of filmmaking.”

    More info and how to apply:
    http://documentaries.org/newsevents/kopkind2013

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    Film Fellowships

    Thursday, February 7th, 2013

    Each year the Flaherty offers fellowships
    to graduate students and emerging and mid-career filmmakers and media
    professionals. The fellowship program is led by an academic who has attended
    previous Flaherty Seminars and is designed to further your knowledge of cinema
    through participation in an array of unique activities. Besides interacting with
    the group at large, Flaherty fellows take part in private meetings and
    discussions with the featured artists and other special guests in attendance,
    including programmers, writers, and academics and participate in a mentorship
    program. The program is rigorous and rewarding; Fellows arrive on campus a day
    before the Seminar begins to learn about the history of the Seminar, discuss
    pre-assigned readings relating to the theme, and watch and discuss each other’s
    films, by way of an informal Fellows’ film screening. Fellows will be able to
    return home with creative inspiration, experiences and connections, which will
    aid them in furthering their own careers and artistic endeavors. The
    deadline for all fellowships: Friday, March 1.

     

    ELIGIBILITY/CRITERIA
    We search for
    applicants who have demonstrated achievement in their profession or field of
    study, or who show potential to be an emerging talent.  In the required essay,
    applicants should effectively convey reasons they would like to attend the
    Seminar and also how they feel they can contribute to the event. All Seminar
    attendees are encouraged to participate in discussions and the overall
    discourse, and we want to know what you can add.  Graduate Student fellowships
    are only open for graduate-level students and applicants must show proof of
    enrollment in a higher educational institution.  In order to receive a
    fellowship, you must be available to arrive on campus by
    Friday, June 14 at 5 pm for the start of the fellowship program. If
    you have received a fellowship to attend the Seminar in the past, you are
    ineligible to apply.

     

    2013 FELLOWSHIPS OPPORTUNITIES (March 1
    is the deadline for all three fellowships):

     

    Professional Development
    Fellowships:

    The Professional Development Fellowship is designed for
    emerging or mid-career professionals such as filmmakers, programmers, writers,
    scholars, archivists, and media professionals, from both the U.S. and abroad.
    Awards are partial grants that cover a portion of the registration fee (usually
    half). Grants are applied directly towards registration for the
    Seminar.

     

    Graduate Student
    Fellowships:

    Graduate Student fellowships are open to graduate
    students only, who are currently enrolled in a degree program. All areas of
    study are welcome; we select a diverse array of graduate students from
    throughout the U.S., as well as internationally. Awards are partial grants that
    cover a portion of the registration fee (usually half). Grants are applied
    directly towards registration for the Seminar.

     

    LEF New England
    Fellowships:

    LEF New England, a regional office of the LEF
    Foundation, is supporting the participation of four New England-area filmmakers
    to attend the Seminar. The award covers the entire registration fee, which
    includes room, board, and all special events throughout the week. The mission of
    LEF New England is to fund the work of independent film and video artists in the
    region and broaden recognition and support for their work locally and
    nationally. If you have previously received a LEF Fellowship you are
    not eligible to apply at this time. Sorry, students are not eligible to
    apply.

     

    Philadelphia
    Fellowships:

    The Philadelphia Foundation is supporting the
    participation of six Philadelphia-area film professionals and students to attend
    the Seminar. The award covers the entire registration fee which includes room,
    board, and all special events throughout the week, as well as roundtrip travel
    to Colgate University. If you have received a Philadelphia
    Foundation Fellowship in the past five years, you are not eligible to apply.
    Preference will be given to first time fellows.

     

    Click here for FELLOWSHIP
    APPLICATION

     

    Fellowship awardees are asked to
    assist with various work assignments during the Seminar, from assistance with
    administrative needs and hospitality to audio recording Seminar discussions.
    These tasks will be kept to a minimum so as not to interfere with your
    participation in the Seminar.
    At the end of the program all fellowship
    awardees are required to submit a final report about their
    experience.

     

    The Media Arts Technical Assistance
    Fund
    : Deadline April 1, 2013

     

    Support towards registration fees, in the
    amount of $500, is available to New York State nonprofit media arts
    organizations. Individuals must partner with an organization, that will serve as
    applicant, to be eligible. All questions regarding this grant should be directed
    to regrant(at)free103point9.org (do NOT contact the
    Flaherty office regarding this grant). Applications should be submitted through
    the Conferences & Convening Application link at: GRANT. The Media Arts
    Technical Assistance Fund is a regrant program of Electronic Media and Film at
    the New York State Council on the Arts, a public agency, and administered by
    free103point9. You do NOT need to fill in the Flaherty Fellowship
    application. DEADLINE FOR THIS GRANT IS APRIL 1.

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    Filmmakers Worldwide Invited to Apply for Sundance Documentary Fund

    Monday, January 14th, 2013

    A program of the Sundance Institute, the Sundance Documentary Fund awards a total of between $1 and $2 million a year in support of U.S. and international contemporary independent documentary film. In funding such work, the fund seeks to encourage the diverse exchange of ideas that is crucial to fostering an open society and public dialogue about contemporary issues.

    The documentary fund provides grants to filmmakers worldwide for projects that display artful and innovative storytelling, global relevance, engagement with contemporary social issues, and the potential for social engagement.

    The fund accepts submissions twice a year for development grants of up to $20,000, production/post-production grants of up to $50,000, and audience engagement grants of up to $20,000. Audience engagement grants are only available to current Sundance grantees for the support of strategic audience and community engagement campaigns.

    The fund provides grants to about forty-five to fifty-five projects a year.

    Visit the Sundance Web site for complete program information, application materials, an FAQ, and information on previous grant recipients.

    Contact:
    Link to Complete RFP

    Primary Subject: Arts and Culture
    Geographic Funding Area: National

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