The deadline for receiving letters of interest for the Mountainfilm Commitment Grant has now passed. We will be awarding five grants of $5,000 in 2013. Our grantees will be announced here in October. Please check back in the spring for info on the next granting season, beginning June 2014.
We are committed to help creative individuals tell stories that represent the spirit of the festival. Grants are awarded to filmmakers, photographers, artists and adventurers whose projects are intended to move audiences to action on issues that matter. Interested parties should apply if they’re creating a work that can be presented in a theater, gallery or more broadly on television and online. We are particularly looking for projects that will have a positive and tangible effect on specific and vital issues. It is also essential that the project is invested with both the passion and capacity to be completed fully. The overarching intention of our granting program is to help ensure that important stories are not only told, but also heard.
The grant is open to anyone who has participated in Mountainfilm in Telluride as a filmmaker or presenter or has been recommended by a Mountainfilm participant.
Creatively, we are interested in projects that:
What we expect from our investments:
Deadline: June 30, 2013
Letters of Interest (LOIs) must be no longer than 400 words; longer letters will be disqualified.
LOIS must be submitted via our online webform (below). Before clicking through to submit your LOI, be prepared to provide the following information:
The text of your LOI should include or address:
IMPORTANT: If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of your submission that your LOI has been received, please call 970-728-4123 x 12 before June 30 to inquire about your submission status.
Fifteen finalists will be chosen to complete the full grant application. We will post the list of finalists on our website on July 31, 2013. Full applications are due August 31, 2013, and grant awards will be disbursed by November 1, 2013.
Thank you for your interest in Mountainfilm's Commitment Grant. If you have any additional questions, please email email@example.com.