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“Semper Fi,” “Leone Stars” get Sundance grants

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The Sundance Institute has selected 29 feature-length documentaries to receive US$582,000 in grants from its Documentary Film Program (DFP), including two films selected to receive grants from the Cinereach Project at Sundance Institute and one Time Warner Foundation Fellow.

A View from the Bleachers: Catching Pitches at IDFA's FORUM

Against the backdrop of the world's largest documentary festival, doc makers, broadcast commissioning editors and funders gather each year for the FORUM, IDFA's co-financing and co-production market. It's the opportunity to consider what IDFA hopes are the most promising new projects that will be completed within the next couple of years. According to organizers, the event has an extremely successful track record, with 90% of pitched projects reaching completion.

DOC member transmedia project in competition this weekend is part of DOC and is in a tight race for funding this weekend in the ClimateSpark Social Venture Challenge. Getting funding and support in different ways is part of the "docshift" approach our project is taking.

The 5 Smartest Financing Tips From the Film Independent Forum

Billed as an intimate weekend of unbridled truths and inspirational success stories, the Film Independent Forum dangled film financing insights as the primary hook to attract aspiring producers to four panels on October 22 at the Directors Guild Theater in Hollywood. Attendees came away reassured that the key to getting a narrative feature film made in today’s economy is having a budget that matches the filmmaker’s available resources.
“Every picture has dream budget, and then the budget that you can actually get the film made for,“ said attorney Craig Emanuel of Loeb & Loeb during the first panel of the day, Movie Math: Film Financing Today. 

Realscreen’s 2011 Global Pitch Guide now in PDF form


If you’ve been avidly reading our excerpts from Radarscreen 2011, this year’s edition of our ever-popular Global Pitch Guide, now you can find all of that invaluable info in a PDF format.

Doc Circuit Montreal Supports New Talent

Doc Circuit Montreal is proud to support new talent by offering emerging producers three grants as well as a new networking activity for up-and-coming directors to present their documentary projects. In doing so, Doc Circuit Montreal affirms its commitment to a new generation of directors and producers by giving them an opportunity to get an inside look at the specific dynamics of the documentary industry and a chance to update their skills by interacting with industry professionals.

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