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Cinereach is a not-for-profit film production company and foundation that supports feature-length nonfiction and fiction films that possess an independent spirit, depict underrepresented perspectives, and resonate across international boundaries. We favor story over message, character over agenda, complexity over duality. Grants range from $5,000 – $50,000 and are awarded to feature-length films at any stage, including development, production and post-production. There are two letter of inquiry deadlines per year (Summer and Winter), after which a selection of applicants are invited to submit full proposals. The Cinereach grants committee meets twice a year to review the proposals. Each cycle, between 10 and 15 projects are selected to receive support.
Cinereach grants to well-crafted feature-length films that depict underrepresented perspectives, resonate across international boundaries, and spark dialogue. Application deadline: September 4, 2012.
Through cinematic artistry and storytelling, Cinereach-supported films:
• Favor story over message, character over agenda, and complexity over duality
• Explore emergent topics, themes or ideas
• Possess an independent spirit
• Depict underrepresented perspectives
• Resonate across international boundaries
• Spark dialogue
• Challenge preconception and bias
• Champion humanity and hope
In addition to making grants, Cinereach seeks to form lasting and meaningful relationships with the talented, dedicated, and creative people we support. We invite a continuing dialogue, maintain an open-door policy, and help to rally a community in which our grantee films and filmmakers can flourish.
Cinereach is not currently accepting applications that seek funding for:
• Distribution, outreach or engagement activities
• Transmedia or web-based storytelling
• Films under 70 minutes in length
• Organizational support or multi-year grants
Cinereach does not grant to capital or endowment campaigns or provide individual scholarships for study or travel.
2012 Grant Cycle:
Submissions Open: Tuesday, August 7th
Deadline to Submit an LOI: Tuesday, September 4th at 7:00 PM (EST)
Postmark Deadline for DVD Sample Work: Wednesday, September 5th
Applicants who submit LOIs will receive an email from Cinereach after the deadline, with an expected notification date.
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