Hawaii Film Blog

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Want Money for Your Film?

If your project promotes the Pacific Islands and is intended for public television, you can try getting funds by applying for the following Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) grants:

1. Media Fund 2005
Open call for for public television projects promoting the Pacific Islands. Projects should be at the research & development, production or completion stage. PIC funds up to $15,000 for research & development, and between $20,000 and $50,000 for production and completion, with preference given to projects in the final stages of post-production.
DEADLINE: Friday, August 5 at 5:30 pm

2. Open Door Completion Fund
Awards of $20,000 to $50,000 provided to public television projects in the final stages of post-production to completely finish the program and bring it up to broadcast standards. A full-length rough cut must be submitted.

PIC is looking for projects that:
• Shed light on the Pacific Islander experience
• Provoke thoughtful dialogue about the subject
• Exhibit knowledge and understanding of the subject and a thoughtful and sensitive approach
• Have strong potential to be broadcast on national public television
• Have sound production and fundraising plans
• Have a production team capable of completing the program within budget and on schedule
• Employ or use Pacific Islanders in key creative production positions
• Adhere to PBS Standards of objectivity and balance

Check out some of the previous projects funded by PIC.

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