The Durga Entertainment Filmmaker Grant at IFP celebrates talented artists and recognizes the importance of career and creative sustainability for active, working filmmakers who are also balancing a filmmaking career with parenting. The grant provides a $20,000 unrestricted prize to encourage the recipient to continue on her or his career path of making quality independent films.
Eligible applicants must be:
• An American citizen (permanent resident or dual-citizenship), and
• A narrative filmmaker, and
• A writer/director and
• A filmmaker who has completed at least one feature length narrative film, a strong collection of short films (2+), or a multi-episode web series, and
• A parent, and
• An alum of one of IFP’s signature programs from the last five years (2009 – 2014), specifically: RBC’s Emerging Storytellers, or RBC’s Emerging Storytellers Web Series, or IFP Independent Film Week No Borders International Co-Production Market, or the IFP Independent Filmmaker Labs.
To apply, fill out the application here and submit a link to a 10 minute sample of previous work (excerpt or reel). Please include a letter of intent describing your long-term vision of your career and how the grant will help you achieve professional goals, including a brief statement of need.
Applications are due via email to Amy Dotson (email@example.com) by 12 p.m. noon on August 14th, 2015.