Monday September 8th, 5:30pm to 8pm the Black Film Advisory Committee Documentary Panel
On Monday September 8th from 5:30pm to 8pm, I will be on a panel about documentary filmmaking organized by the Black Film Advisory Committee, sponsored by Councilman David Oh’s office. The event will be at Drexel University 3140 Market Street. Go to http://bit.ly/BlkFilmAdvDocPnl to make a reservation. We will discuss various means for financing and distributing documentary films. The event is co-sponsored by ReelBlack, Scribe Video Center and the Greater Philadelphia Film Office.
Over the years, small grants have made a critical difference in whether or not we would be able to start or complete a film project. In 1996 “Moving with the Dreaming” received a grant of $3,000 from the Philadelphia Foundation to cut a trailer, which enable us to get a $27,000 grant from the National Black Programming Consortium to complete the film. Unfortunately in today’s cultural landscape, those kinds of grant are not readily available to filmmakers in our region.
Do you think a regional film fund is needed? What other kind of support for filmmakers would you like to see created? Come to the panel on September 8th and let’s talk about it and plan a course of action.
If you are a company or cultural donor who is interested in supporting film and media work of high quality and diverse perspectives please read more about the fund by clicking here. Thank you.