Call for Entries

If you would like to share upcoming calls with the MA film community, please send to: mafilminfo@state.ma.us
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Fund your creative practice through the ongoing support of people who love your work.

What is Drip?
Drip is a tool for artists and creators to fund and build community around their creative practice.

How does Drip work?
With Drip, people subscribe to support creators on an ongoing basis. In return, creators open the door to their creative practice — by sharing their process, notes from the field, in-progress previews, and other rewards. It’s a way for creators to build a community of dedicated and meaningful support around the work they make.

What can Drip be used for?
Right now, we have some early guidelines for the scope of Drip. Drip is for the continuous funding of creators, whether people or collectives, who have a creative practice in one or more of our supported categories: visual and performing arts, film and video, publishing, design and technology, music, comics, food and craft, and games.

When can I start a Drip?
Drip is currently in an invite-only period for creators. We plan to open up more early next year, and you can drop your email in at the bottom of the homepage to be notified when we do.

I have other questions, where can I go?
Other support questions for Drip are covered in our FAQ here.

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Posted: 11/20/17

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AMERICAN GRADUATE: BEYOND GRADUATION

Calling All Content Creators!

National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) and WORLD Channel are now accepting video proposals that tell an insightful story about students’ lives beyond high school graduation.

We rarely see stories about how students move on beyond high school. What’s out there for them after graduation? Should they join the workforce or go to college – and are those or other choices even available to them? How can communities support their young people as they start out in the world?

Have an idea for a film about Latinx lives after high school graduation? You may be eligible for a grant.

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Send in a video proposal that tells a compelling story about Latinx students’ lives after high school graduation and you could be selected as one of our finalists.

Three documentary shorts (nonfiction/un-scripted) and two dramatic shorts (fiction/scripted) will be chosen to receive production funds and post-production support, provided by the Corporation For Public Broadcasting.

Timeline:
Submission Portal Open Now
Submissions Deadline: December 3, 2017 at 11:59pm PST
NALIP will notify applicants by February 16, 2018

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Posted: 11/7/17

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IF YOU HAVE A STORY TO TELL, FUSION WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU


For all of you burning to tell a story that hasn’t been told, this is your moment. The FUSION Creative Board is now accepting submissions for scripted and unscripted television projects. You don’t need to have an agent or a degree or even a full script. All you need is a captivating, original story that you think needs to be shared.

We want pitches that speak to the interests and issues that matter to America’s diverse and outspoken youth–reflecting their curiosity, sharpness, and passion. Interested writers, filmmakers, and producers should submit their pitches directly to FUSION.net/Submissions.

Winning pitches will be chosen by FUSION’s Creative Board, which is made up of some of the most dynamic artists and thinkers of our time. Led by Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., the board includes Viola Davis, Ezra Edelman, Jodie Foster, Meryl Streep, and Residente. These luminaries play a significant role in developing content for FUSION.

We want to hear from creators themselves, offering a chance to bypass the traditional studio system. It’s a way to level the playing field for storytellers at all stages who might otherwise not be heard. The primary goal is to open up opportunities for underrepresented talent (with or without agency representation) to showcase America’s vision, drive, and diversity.

Pitches should reflect FUSION’s commitment to producing enriching, compelling narratives for today’s America. A central part of FUSION’s mission is to provide resources and a platform to creators—those who span different ethnicities, races, sexual orientations, genders and religions—to tell authentic stories that represent the shared values and passions of America’s diverse youth.

All proposals will be reviewed closely with the creators of selected projects receiving development deals with FUSION.

Posted: 10/27/17

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AUDIENCE AWARDS NATIVE AMERICAN DOC CHALLENGE

A challenge to accelerate Native American filmmakers’careers!

Native American and First Nations of Canada filmmakers are invited to submit their short documentaries, 7 minutes and under, to the Audience Awards Native American Doc Challenge. We also seek documentaries shot in 360. If you submit a 360, be sure to mark that your video is 360 when you upload your film.

Championed by Native American filmmaker and actor, Forrest Goodluck, an industry jury will judge the films and the top 8 films will screen at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in February 2018. The showcase of the top eight films will also screen at AudFest in LA in the Spring.

Filmmakers receive one All Access pass to BSDFF including all screenings, DocShop sessions and special events and one All Access pass to AudFest including all screenings, special events, and labs.

Additionally, during Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, the filmmakers will be apart of their Native Filmmaker Fellows seminar with leaders in the Indigenous filmmaking community and the film industry at large. You may apply to be the BSDFF Native American Fellow.

To apply for this amazing opportunity click here!

SUBMISSIONS DUE BY:
Dec 29, 2017 at 11:59am MST (America/Denver)

VOTING OPENS
Apr 10, 2018 at 12:00pm MDT (America/Denver)

VOTING CLOSES
Apr 16, 2018 at 12:00pm MDT (America/Denver)

JURY AWARDS
1st Place Jury Award: $1000
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FilmStro License for movies with up to a $1M budget (Valued at $2,000)

AUDIENCE AWARD
1st Place Audience Award: $500
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FilmStro License for movies with up to a $1M budget (Valued at $2,000)

ENTRY FEE
$0

Posted: 10/11/17

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