June 1st is the letter of inquiry deadline for the Cinereach summer grants cycle. Cinereach has given grants and awards, ranging from $5,000 to $50,000, to over 30 films to date, including A JIHAD FOR LOVE (an acclaimed documentary just out on DVD); BRONX PRINCESS, a doc that will screen at The Rooftop Film Festival this summer and on P.O.V in September; and ENTRE NOS, a narrative feature that just received an honorable mention at TIFF. Click here for granting priorities and LOI guidelines.
July 15th is the deadline to submit an application for The Reach Film Fellowship, a program through which Cinereach provides a $5,000 grant, sponsorships, mentorship and industry exposure to four young filmmakers making socially conscious short films. The program is for recent film school grads and self-taught filmmakers at an early stage in their careers. Our behind-the-scenes video (featuring the 2009/10 Fellows, and program Advisors Ellen Kuras, Edet Belzberg, Jeremy Kipp Walker, So Yong Kim and others) gives an inside look at RFF. Click to apply.