Women in Film‐PDX is proud to announce, through generous support from The Faerie Godmother Foundation, The WIF-PDX / Faerie Godmother Production Grant. The purpose of the FG Production Grant is to support working-women video and filmmakers in Oregon and Southwest Washington (Clark County). The goal of this grant is to provide a financial statement of support aiding in the next step of crafting of an idea, honing a vision, or assisting in the completion of a consequential piece of work. The FG Production Grant is a cash grant of two thousand dollars ($2,000).
Applications and additional information are available at http://blog.wif-pdx.org/. The application fee is $25 and is waived for WIF-PDX members. Letter of Intent deadline has been extended to Friday July 30, 2010.
About The Faerie Godmother Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation
The Faerie Godmother Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation was founded in 2005 by Vikki Mee to specifically address the lack of representation of women in key positions behind the lens and in media executive ranks. On a good day, only 5-7% of the top 250 films are directed by women. This dearth of representation has a direct impact on the characterization of women in front of the camera and trickles down to the self-image of every young woman who goes to the movies, watches videos and is a consumer of all forms of new and old media.
Women in Film‐PDX (WIF‐PDX) of Portland, Oregon is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the professional development and achievement for women working in all areas of film, television, video, multimedia and related disciplines. WIF‐PDX supports women in the industry by promoting equal opportunities, encouraging professional development, serving as an information network, and educating the public about women’s creative and technical achievements. WIF-PDX is dedicated to working with existing organizations in Portland in order to grow opportunities for women and men locally, as well as on the national stage.