Still I Rise, a documentary movie collection and distribution platform that goals to amplify feminine voices, is launching its inaugural Still I Rise Fellowship. The $50,000 grant will provide $1,000-$5,000 relying on the wants of the undertaking, designed to supplied to financial assist to finish a 15- to 30-minute quick movie inside six months.
Along with the money award, fellows will have the ability to make the most of a web based rough-cut lab with peer suggestions, workshops and one-on-one mentorship with Still I Rise Films founder and inventive director Mimi Chakarova and Hélène Goupil, the 2020-2021 SIR Fellow and producer for the collection. Also obtainable will probably be a MasterClass on distribution and impression led by Liz Manashil, former supervisor at Sundance Institute’s Creative Distribution Initiative, and Kristen Fitzpatrick, Managing Director at Field of Vision and former director of acquisition and exhibition at Women Make Movies.
Filmmakers are inspired to discover blended media, revolutionary sound design and contemporary methods of telling tales very like the SIR movie collection, the place the main focus is on race and migration, exploring the non-public experiences of people who’ve overcome adversity and are inspiring others to do the identical.
“Since the beginning of my career, the lack of support for women in film has remained evident and fulfilling this need became the very foundation of Still I Rise,” Chakarova stated. “Through the fellowship, we’re honored to have the ability to foster proficient ladies via mentorship applications and grants that may encourage the subsequent technology of ladies filmmakers to make work that issues.
Applications are open now here. The deadline to use is May 15, 2021.