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Attention Women Filmmakers!

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Women in Film and General Motors have announced their second opportunity for Women in Film through the Acceleration Grant for Emerging Filmmakers program. Five up-and-coming female filmakers will be chosen to participate in a six-day, full-immersion mentoring program and also be assisted in getting meetings with studios, film professionals and distributors. Winners will be chosen from a WIF selection committee comprised of professional filmmakers and entertainment industry executives. Here are the details:


Entries must be postmarked no later than Aug. 31, 2007. A selection committee comprised of WIF members will evaluate all applications. Winning applicants will be notified by phone by Oct. 3, 2007 and winners will be announced Oct. 10, 2007. Applicants are required to submit:

-- A typed, one-or-two page, double-spaced candidate's statement: Why do
you want to participate in the grant? What are your artistic and career
goals?
-- One letter of recommendation from an industry professional.
-- A resumé detailing work experience and education.
-- A DVD sample of their work.
-- Statement of warranty.

Submitted materials will not be returned.

Applicants must be female and have made at least one film, but not yet be established in the industry. They should be at a point where access to industry resources provided by the grant would be instrumental in forwarding their career. And they must show evidence of their commitment to pursuing a career in the film and/or television industries. Applicants do not have to be WIF members. Those who have won a WIF/GM filmmaker grant in the past are not eligible.

Picture courtesy of ellinwoodlacy via flickr