Partner News 5/11/22

Posted by on May 16, 2022

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2022 Documentary Fund Fall Cycle

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The Sundance Institute will be accepting submissions  for the 2022 Documentary Fund until June 6th. The program aims at funding  creative, complex, and beautiful documentaries and is home to some of the most socially impactful projects such as Always in Season, All That Breathes, Ascension, Collective, Crip Cap, Faya Dayi, Of Fathers and Sons and more. Decisions are expected to be made by Fall 2022. 

Apply here.

Concord Originals X Outfest Pitch Contest 

2022 Outfest Fusion QTBIPOC Film Festival

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The Outfest Fusion QTBIPOC Film Festival has partnered with the narrative content creation division of the global independent music company, Concord. For a one in a lifetime opportunity to fund up to 25,000 dollars for your short film.  

Apply here.

‘Mac & Cheese’ Wins Top Honors at 2022 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge Awards

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Sommer Carbuccia’s time-traveling comedy short Mac & Cheese was awarded best film at the 2022 Easterseals Disability Film Challenge Awards. “Mac & Cheese” took home a total of three prizes at the annual event, with Amanda Pinto winning best director and Jake Nathanson scoring best editor

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Outfest, Netflix Expand Screenwriting Lab In Support Of LGBTQIA+ Creatives


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In 1997 Outfest founded a Screenwriting Lab aimed at uplifting LGBTQIA+ screenwriters and transformed into a development powerhouse for the organization. The program is open to screenwriters globally as it will be held virtually in October. Applications close May 31st, 2022.

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AFI receives grant for research on short films, diversity in early Hollywood

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The National Endowment for the Humanities has granted the American Film Institute a 350,000 grant that will enable it to study thousands of short films produced in the silent and early sound eras of cinema, as well as to explore diversity in the early days of Hollywood.

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Judith Light, Wilson Cruz Honored at GLAAD Media Awards 2022

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The 33rd GLAAD Annual Awards presented LGBTQ+ Ally Judith Light with the GLAAD Excellence in Media Award. During her acceptance speech she proclaimed that no one should fear their government because of their gender identity or sexual orientation. Alongside her in winners of the night was Star Trek star Wilson Cruz who was presented with media figure who has made a significant difference by advocating for LGBTQ+ equality. In his acceptance speech he noted that the greatest superpower the community could have is visibility and using your voice tell your story.

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Jonathan Wolf To Exit AFM After 24 Years At Helm Of Indie Film Market

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The Managing Director of the American Film Institute will step down after a two decade run with the non-profit at the end of June. He will continue advising for the 43rd Ameican Film Institute that is set to return to Santa Monica later this year in November. 

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