Film submission opportunity
Below are the guidelines for submitting a film/video to the Council on Foundation's 2009 conference where they hold their annual film festival in conjunction with Grantmakers in Film and Electronic Arts.
Although the 8 collaborations in this project are not likely to be able to submit for this immediate deadline, there are media partners in each collaboration that may be able to find elgible material to submit.
The purpose of the festival is really to highlight some of the unique and innovative films that are a result of full/partial philanthropic funding. These are stories that may be considered commercially "unviable" because they address issues that may push the envelope in community dialogues or highlight a policy issue that often is overlooked. In the past, a significant number of stories highlight immigrant issues, health issues, or both. Check it out!
42nd Film & Video Festival
Call for Entries
Celebrating 42 Years of Impact Using
Foundation-Funded Film & Video
Deadline: June 27, 2008
The Council on Foundations and Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media (GFEM) are seeking submissions of films and videos for the Council on Foundations' 42nd Annual Film & Video Festival to be held May 4-6 2009, in Atlanta, Georgia.
THE FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL
The festival showcases films, videos, and television programs that have received support from foundations, corporate giving programs, and donor networks, with the aim of encouraging grantmakers to use media to advance their philanthropic goals. The festival promotes foundation support of creative, high-quality productions that expand the boundaries of the use of media for the social good.
Submissions may target local, state, regional, national, and international audiences. The committee will give special consideration to projects that demonstrate innovative strategies for distribution, outreach, public education, and civic engagement, such as the use of print or broadcast journalism, websites, networking, schools, libraries, or the meetings and conferences of nonprofit organizations.
For more details, please go to http://www.fundfilm.org/call_for_entries/call_ov.htm
Watch and Listen
New Research & Recommendations
This report (PDF 3.8MB) offers guidance for community organizations and those who fund social change in how best to harness the power of local media-making for community health improvement. Spanish-language version is now available. Una versión en español de este informe esta en la web.