Artless Media, CDRP offer documentary grants

The Media School Report • Sept. 12, 2017

Artless Media and the school’s Center for Documentary Research and Practice are offering three grants to support short documentaries that address social inequality and seek justice.

The projects should be between two to five minutes and require a budget that is no more than $2,500. The grants are ideally for student films, but projects may cover a number of larger issues. Projects should be accessible via social media or other means.

Of the three grants, one provides $1,000 and two provide $750 for the documentaries. Anyone interested should submit proposals to Include:

  • A one-page narrative to describe the film and the purpose behind it;
  • An expected total budget for the project that includes personnel time, facilities or equipment rental, cash expenditures;
  • A description of intention for funds awarded;
  • Key crew biographies of producer, director, videographer, etc.;
  • A previous work sample of no more than five minutes (provide a link);
  • An outreach strategy of how you will bring the film to a wider public.

Submissions are due Oct. 15. Awardees will be notified by Nov. 1. Projects should be completed by May 5, 2018.