Thursday, October 29, 2009

Funding your film

Cinereach are a really great NYC-based grant-giving organisation and they
accept international submissions. Definitely worth checking out!

Focus is on films that:
Provide insight and spark dialogue
Challenge prejudice and advance human rights
Discover humanity and hope
Foster global community

Cinereach's ethos favors good storytelling over didacticism and complexity
over duality. It supports films that demonstrate creativity, visual
artistry and take a character-based approach.

Grants range from $5,000 $50,000 and are awarded to films at any stage,
including development, production, post-production, audience building and
distribution. There are two letter of inquiry deadlines per year (Summer
and Winter), after which a selection of applicants are invited to submit
full proposals. The Cinereach grants committee meets twice a year to review
the proposals. Each cycle, between five and 15 projects are selected to
receive support.

Independent of our two yearly grant cycles, the Cinereach Award is a
$5,000 prize presented annually to one completed film that exemplifies the
Cinereach mission. Traditionally the winners have been selected in
connection with the Human Rights Watch Film Festival via an internal
nomination process.