Making your film is one thing, however, getting it out into the world, bought and seen by audiences around the globe is a whole different animal. What is a release plan, TVOD, SVOD, digital, theatrical, non-theatrical, educational, impact, and more, and how do they all coincide and work together to support film distribution? Come learn the basics from creative distribution consultant Mia Bruno whose recent campaigns include Oscar-winning documentary, Navalny, Sundance doc King Coal, and the upcoming documentary on “Reading Rainbow,” Butterfly in the Sky, as she discusses the importance of early planning for your project. Continue reading... “PAM CUT Professional Development Workshops: Creative Distribution Strategies”
Filmmaker Faith Briggs Awarded Grant for Her Feature-Length Documentary “Fruit of Soil”
BendFilm, Inc announced the winner of its annual $20,000 BIPOC Woman Filmmaker Grant. This annual program created by BendFilm awards a filmmaking grant to a woman of color to promote diversity and inclusion in the film industry. The 2023 winner is director Faith Briggs for her project ‘Fruit of Soil’: a feature-length documentary that shares the story of two dreamers, Black farmers who are creating a ripple of change in the Black community of Portland, Oregon by growing food, investing in Black farmers and feeding Black people.
BIPOC FILMMAKER GRANT: MEET THE FINALISTS AND JUDGES!
Meet the 6 finalists for our BIPOC Women Film Production Grant! These amazing filmmakers were chosen out of 264 applicants!
Join us Dec 17th for a live pitch and announcement of the Grant recipient, determined by our three judges.
This project was supported by a grant provided by the Creative Opportunity Program and Oregon Film – OregonFilm.org and the Bend Cultural Tourism Fund, A Visit Bend Project. Continue reading... “BendFilm Announces BIPOC Women Film Production Grant”
Women In Film Portland (WIF-PDX) recently announced that local filmmakers Fran Bittakis and Betty Alcaraz are the recipients of the WIF-PDX 2023 Vision Grant, a signature program that supports production of a film by a local female or nonbinary storyteller every year. Over four dozen people applied for the 2023 funds. A committee made up of WIF-PDX board members and two award winning filmmakers, Alicia J. Rose and Dawn Jones Redstone, then reviewed applicants and narrowed it down to four finalists. Continue reading... “Women in Film PDX Announce Vision Grant Winners”
Over the past six weeks five panelists composed of professional writers/filmmakers/actors have read and scored all of the 2023 Top Secret Club scripts.
We are excited to say that the winners of the 1k grants made possible through the Creative Opportunity Program have been selected and we are excited to announce them on Monday November 13th at Desert Island Studios!
Join us on October 24th for a special networking event hosted for the Creatives of Color Oregon. Afterwards, dive into the world of entertainment unions with an informative session on joining a Union, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet and learn from representatives of the Directors Guild of America (DGA) and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 488 (IATSE 488).