New Funding Opportunity for Emerging Female Filmmakers in Ontario

Octavia Films has launched a Short Film Grants Program to assist female filmmakers in Ontario between the ages of 18-30. This new organization is based in Toronto, Ontario and aims to provide opportunities for women filmmakers and encourage them to choose filmmaking as a career.

The Short Film Grants Program awards grants to directors and writer/directors to help with production expenses for short films. Grants are awarded at three  levels: $500, $1,000 and $2,000. Selection is made based on the overall quality of the proposal. Octavia Films will never exclude a film from consideration based solely on genre or content, with the exception that the films cannot be documentaries.

These grants are intended for emerging filmmakers with a limited track record who can demonstrate a sound knowledge of the craft and show strong potential for future artistic achievement. The grant can be used for any stage of the filmmaking process. For this program, a short film is defined as a film of less than 10 minutes with a budget of no more than $5,000.

The initial grants application process runs from December 1, 2011 to February 1, 2012.  Winners will be notified and funds awarded by March 9, 2012.

Posted on: January 12, 2012, by : admin