Conference Scholarship Opportunities for NALIP Members
NALIP 10: A Decade of Influence APRIL 17 – 19 in Newport Beach, CA
Scholarship Applications due February 21 (Travel) and March 31 (Hotel)!
Times are tough. We need to maximize our professional investments, and the NALIP Conference is a great value. Sponsors help us keep registration fees very low – Early Bird rates are 1/6 the actual cost of this event! Be sure to sign up prior to March 9! Other funders want to be sure that emerging filmmakers attend this high-level professional gathering. So NALIP offers Two Types of Scholarship Support to the NALIP 10 Conference.
Available only to NALIP, SAG and Nosotros members who are already registered for the Conference, NALIP 10 Travel and Hotel scholarships offer either a stipend towards your travel and/or a free shared room night at the Conference Hotel. This program is a little different than prior years, but still designed to get you to Newport Beach to take advantage of a weekend that can benefit you, professionally. Read below.
TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP: These are travel stipends to support your attendance. $100 stipends for grantees living west of the Rockies, but not in California; $200 for grantees living east of the Rockies, including the Caribbean. Recipients are responsible for their own registration fees and travel arrangements. Application is due by Monday, March 9. Notification by March 15. Stipends are distributed when you arrive at Conference check in. Limited number available. Preference given to first-time attendees and local leadership.
HOTEL SCHOLARSHIP: NALIP will pay for ONE night's lodging for groups of 2, 3 and 4 applicants, rooming together on two or three-night stays at the Conference location, the Island Hotel. (Double guest rooms available at $102/night per person; Triples at $78.34/night per person; Quads at $66.25/night per person.) Applicant will be responsible for their portion of the room rate for any night(s) prior to Saturday April 18, 2009 and any incidental charges. Check the Conference schedule: we start at LUNCH on Friday, but we have meetings and pre-Conference events on Thursday (Actorfest) and Friday morning (Chapter meetings; Reality TV workshop). Think about your travel schedule, then select your hotel stay. Reservation will be made on behalf of the applicant if accepted for scholarship; NALIP can group you or you may group yourself with roommates. Applicant must agree to a minimum two night stay, Friday and Saturday, (with Saturday paid by SCHOLARSHIP) but you may also reserve for Thursday night if it best suits you. Please check the Conference and Pre-Conference online schedule before confirming your travel and hotel arrangements. Application is due by Monday, March 31. Notification almost immediately, but latest by April 7.
You may apply for both Scholarships: you might be granted one, the other, or both. Limited numbers of these scholarships are available, but we will try to be sure you have at least one to support your attendance. Priority will be given to NEW Conference attendees and STUDENT applicants, as well as Chapter leaders but we encourage everyone to apply.
Don't miss out! Visit www.nalip.org/conference10 to register, read more, and apply online!
Questions? Contact David Wolf Perez at firstname.lastname@example.org or (310) 395-8880. See you in Newport Beach!
Deadline Approaching: Netflix Find Your Voice Film Competition
The deadline for the Netflix Find Your Voice Film Competition is approaching. Prize package worth more than $350,000 in cash and production services. Deadline for Entries: February 9th (a maximum of 2000 submissions will be accepted)
This is the opportunity of a lifetime for a first time filmmaker. Not only will the winner’s film be made available to more than 8 million Netflix members, but the prize package will include tools to help you bring the winning filmmaker’s vision to life:
• A cash production grant of $150,000 funded by Netflix
• A four-week camera package donated by Panavision
• 25,000 feet of Kodak Color Negative Film or 10,00 feet of Kodak Color Intermediate Film donated by Eastman Kodak Company
• Up to $75,000 in dailies and release prints donated by Deluxe Entertainment Services Group with the digital intermediate package with a max value of $150,000 provided by EFILM Hollywood, a division of Deluxe
• Advertisement and mentorship by Film Independent
• Screening at the Los Angeles Film Festival
• Online distribution provided by Netflix
YOU WILL OWN THE RIGHTS TO YOUR FILM
If you win, you can still seek additional forms of financing to produce your film. Netflix will help you build the buzz and promote your film by making it available in advance on the Netflix site.
Apply online at NetflixFindYourVoice.com
Netflix will provide a complimentary 12-month Netflix membership to the 10 semifinalists selected to make a video for the final competition.
For more information, visit FilmIndependent.org, call 310.432.1275, or email email@example.com
Call for Entries: "RETO: DIRIGE" Film Contest
The 25th Chicago Latino Film Festival and Univision Chicago launch “RETO: DIRIGE” (Challenge: Direct) a promotional film contest open to the general public. The contest requires the design of a short film 25 seconds in length that promotes and expresses the significance of the silver anniversary edition of the Chicago Latino Film Festival. Submissions will be judged on impact and creativity and the finalists will be broadcast on UnivisionChicago.com where website visitors will have the opportunity to vote for the grand prize winner from March 6-20.
The winner will receive $1,000 cash prize and the film will be broadcast on Univision Chicago and UnivisionChicago.com, as well as projected in theatres during the festival.
For official contest rules and details please visit www.univisionchicago.com search words: Reto Dirige.
ABOUT THE CHICAGO LATINO FILM FESTIVAL
Proudly celebrating its silver anniversary, the Chicago Latino Film Festival runs April 17- 29 and will feature over 100 films from Latin America, Portugal, Spain and the United States. What began in 1985 as 14 films, projected onto a concrete wall for 500 viewers, gave birth to the Chicago Latino Film Festival, which has grown into a premiere Latino cultural organization, the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago with year-round, multi-arts programming.
For more information, visit www.latinoculturalcenter.org
CineFestival en San Antonio, Feb. 5-8
The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center's CineFestival en San Antonio, the nation's longest-running Latino film festival, will celebrate its star-studded 31st incarnation from February 5-8 at the historic Guadalupe Theater. Hollywood star Wilmer Valderrama (“That 70s Show,” “El Muerto”) and accordion legend Flaco Jimenez will be on hand for the four-day cinema extravaganza, which showcases more than 50 of the best Latino features, documentaries and shorts from around the world. The theme for this year's festival, which includes films from Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Spain, Brazil, Colombia, Australia, Italy and the United States, is "The New World Onda: Building a Dynamic Media Society."
Highlights of the festival include the sensational Chilean drama “All Inclusive” starring Jesus Ochoa (“Sangre de Mi Sangre,” “Beverly Hills Chihuahua”), the Colombian family film “El Angel del Acordeon” and the Academy Award-nominated documentary “The Garden.” This year's CineFestival is also pleased to present the Texas Premiere of “Days of Wrath,” a gritty urban drama starring Valderrama, San Antonio native Ricardo Chavira (“Desperate Housewives”) and Mexican star Ana Claudia Talancon (“Arrancame la Vida”). Actor Wilmer Valderrama will be in attendance for the “Days of Wrath” screening, which takes place on Saturday, February 7 at 7 p.m.
San Antonio accordion legend Flaco Jimenez will participate in a free public discussion on La Onda Chicana: Tejano Music and Society, 1968-2008, which will be moderated by John J. Valadez, director of the new PBS documentary “La Onda Chicana/The Chicano Wave.” The discussion takes place on Saturday, February 7 at 11:30 a.m., and will be followed by a screening of Valadez's film, which features amazing performances, rare archival footage of such stars as Freddy Fender, Selena, Little Joe y la Familia, Flaco Jimenez, Linda Ronstadt, Ritchie Valens and Los Lobos.
"We are excited to be screening so many excellent feature films, documentaries and shorts that express the incredible range of the Latino experience. There is definitely something for everyone this year," says Sandra Peña Sarmiento, who co-directs the festival with Victor Payan.
CineFestival en San Antonio originated in 1978 as the Chicano Film Festival, which was organized by Adan Medrano and sponsored by Oblate Seminary. As the longest-running Latino film festival in the United States, CineFestival has played a significant role in the presentation and appreciation of Latino filmmakers from around the world.
The complete 31st Annual CineFestival lineup, which includes features, shorts, documentaries, workshops, student showcases and senior screenings, is available online at www.cinefestivalsa.org. The 31st Annual CineFestival en San Antonio takes place at the historic Guadalupe Theater, which is located at 1301 Guadalupe Street.
Tickets to individual films are $8 general and $6 for students, seniors and military. This year, CineFestival is excited to offer the affordable All-Movie Pass, which provides admission to all screenings, receptions, and workshops for $30. For tickets, festival passes and other information, please call the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center at 210-271-3151or visit the festival website at www.cinefestivalsa.org.