Our good friends over at Cinereach have announced that submissions are now open for their annual Reach Film Fellowship (RFF). Cinereach is a not-for-profit film foundation that funds and produces films at the intersection of engaging storytelling, visual artistry, and vital subject matter.
Having attended the final screening and reception for last year's incarnation of RFF, I can say it is a fantastic and impressive program. RFF is a prestigious seven-month program that pairs filmmakers with a $5,000 grant, mentorship and other resources as they make artful short films with socially relevant themes.
HERE is a BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO from last year:
The application deadline is July 12, 2010. Applications and guidelines can be found here.
The fellowship is open to emerging filmmakers who have completed at least one short film. It is ideal for recent film school graduates and self-taught filmmakers with the equivalent level of production experience. Applicants must reside in the New York Tri-State area from August through April of 2010/2011.