OPEN JANUARY 15, the 2015 Davey Foundation Film Grants!
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This year your chances are increased as two grants have been added! Thank you to all who have supported the Foundation for making these additional grants possible. The three grants are as follows:
Two $5000 grants for writer/directors nationwide. You must be 35-or-under on April 30, fill out the 2015 Film Application, and pay a $10 reading fee per script. Grant winners must deliver a Bluray copy of his/her film by December 1. Films will screen at the December 17, 2015 Davey Foundation Film Showcase. You also agree to attend the Showcase on December 17 and Filmmaker Forum on December 18. The Foundation will provide airfare for your travel to Salt Lake City. (The film may not have screened in SLC prior to the December 17 Davey Foundation screening.)
We are excited to announce that the third grant will be offered to a writer/director 35-or-under on April 30 with a Utah connection.* This grant will consist of the use of a Cinema Camera Package valued at $10,000, courtesy of, and in partnership with, Film Exchange. You will also have the production services of Jesse Brown, producer of Kenny Riches’ Sundance film “The Strongest Man.” You must fill out the 2015 Local’s Film Application, and pay a $10 reading fee per script. Grant winner must deliver a Bluray copy of his/her film by December 1. The short will screen at the 2015 Davey Foundation Film Showcase, and you will be expected to attend the Showcase on December 17, as well as the Filmmaker Forum on December 18.
In addition to the $$ and gear grant, recipients will be assigned mentors to help them through the process of completing their film. Mentors for 2015 are: last year’s grant recipient BEN KEGAN, and Davey Foundation board members, award-winning film directors, and Sundance Film Festival alumni, KENNY RICHES and DUSTIN GUY DEFA.
The application window for these grants closes on March 15, 2015. The grant recipients will be announced on April 30, 2015.
Shorts should be no longer than 20 minutes (approximately 20 pages of script).
We are also excited to announce that special guest juror is DAVID ZELLNER, director of the award-winning film, KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER.
*A Utah connection means either born in Utah, currently living in Utah, or previously living in Utah for more than one year.