A lot of important stories out there never get told, which is why we created the Mountainfilm Commitment Grant in 2010. In the two years since, we’ve awarded 10 $5,000 grants — along with 10 MacBook Pros — to filmmakers, photographers, artists and adventurers whose projects are intended to move audiences to action on issues that matter.
We tie small strings to the projects in return for our support: short, regular updates on progress with photos, clips, etc. (in addition to a final presentation); demonstration of a clear willingness to work with us to get the story out to a larger audience; and a small thank you credit (on films, etc). That’s it.
So what do you have to do? If you’re already connected with Mountainfilm in Telluride (or can scrounge up a good recommendation from someone else who is) and are creating a work that can be presented in a theater, gallery or more broadly on television and online, write us a letter of interest.
Tell us in 400 words, or less, how your project will have a positive and tangible effect on specific and vital issues. Of course there are a few other details to include and formatting to consider, so read the Mountainfilm Commmitment Grant instructions carefully. The deadline is June 30.
We look forward to seeing your proposal.