Monday, December 31, 2007

Grants for Post Production of Documentary Films About Jewish Life

From The Foundation Center...

Foundation for Jewish Culture Invites Applications for Fund for Jewish Documentary Film

Deadline: March 7, 2008

The Foundation for Jewish Culture (formerly the National Foundation for Jewish Culture) ( http://www2.jewishculture.org/ ) invests in creative individuals in order to nurture a vibrant and enduring Jewish identity, culture, and community.

The foundation's Lynn and Jules Kroll Fund for Jewish Documentary Film provides grants for the completion of original documentary films and videos that promote thoughtful consideration of Jewish history, culture, and identity.

The priority of the fund is to support projects in the final stages of post-production that address significant subjects; offer fresh, challenging perspectives; engage audiences across cultural lines; and expand the understanding of Jewish experience.

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (director or producer); be in post-production at the time of application; be an individual, a nonprofit organization with federal tax- exempt status, or have a fiscal conduit that agrees to receive and administer an award on behalf of the project; have creative, editorial, and budgetary control of the proposed project; and own the copyright of the completed film.

Funding will not be provided for research, script development, or other pre-production expenses. While applications from emerging artists and first time film- makers are welcome, all applicants must submit either one of their own completed films or a film they worked on, preferably, in some major capacity. Grants from the fund must be used for projects in post-production at the time of the application.

Fund awards generally range in size from $15,000 to $35,000 each and are awarded to up to six filmmakers. No grant will exceed $50,000, or 50 percent of the total project budget, whichever is less.

Visit the Foundation for Jewish Culture Web site for complete program guidelines. RFP Link: http://fconline.foundationcenter.org/pnd/10010420/jewishculture

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