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Redford Center launches second cycle of grants for filmmakers

Non-profit organization The Redford Center is launching its second cycle of grants for indie filmmaking teams creating feature films about the environment. Projects must focus on driving awareness, education or action on ...
May 2, 2018

Non-profit organization The Redford Center is launching its second cycle of grants for indie filmmaking teams creating feature films about the environment.

Projects must focus on driving awareness, education or action on a number of environmental topics in the U.S. Redford Center Grants will be accepting submissions from May 1-June 1, 2018 at redforcenter.org/grants.

New to the program is a a carbon neutrality standard for each of the projects, which will see grantee filmmakers partnering with Cool Effect on ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on their films.

The selected six teams will receive a $20,000 development grant for the production of a proof-of-concept short film, a GoPro camera, a travel and lodging grant to attend a Story Development Summit at the Sundance Mountain Resort, and time with experts to refine the project.

In addition, those selected to participate in the program will gain consideration for Redford Center Grants production funds to support the feature film, and all finalists will receive fast-track consideration for fiscal sponsorship with The Redford Center.

The Redford Center, co-founded by Robert Redford (pictured) and son James Redford, is dedicated to solutions and hope for environmental change.

“Redford Center filmmakers are selected because their films have what it takes to provide hope for the future,” said Robert Redford, in a statement. “These filmmakers are leading us toward solutions to some of the biggest challenges we face—and doing it through compelling, artful films that inspire and capture the imagination.”

 

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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