Hey, Toronto-based filmmakers! A new $1000 Feature Film Challenge was just announced, from the folks at pUNK Films and the Royal Cinema, and you can totally get in on it. The contest is being funded with the box office receipts during the theatrical run of Ingrid Veninger’s i am a good person/i am a bad person at the Royal from June 14 through 21. So, what do you need to do? Get all your family and friends to see Veninger’s film at the Royal that week, and then submit a proposal to win that funding money. See how that works?
What are they looking for? They want a 1 to 3 page outline (treatment or script, if available), bios for your filmmaking team, a cover letter (where you got your idea, why you want to make the movie, and who is the key person responsible for the project), and a budget (to a maximum of $1000). The call is open to any Toronto-based filmmakers, for narrative, documentary, alternative, or hybrid genres, with a minimum running time of 75 minutes.
The deadline for submission is coming up pretty soon – June 21, 2012, with final film selections to be announced the following Monday, June 25. There are other goodies (a Master Class bonus, a project mentor, a day of post), and stipulations (projects must shoot in July with post-production in August/September), so please read all the requirements and award details at the pUNK Films website. Just click the button at the top that says, “$1000 Feature Film Challenge,” and you can download all the information.
You can also contact pUNK Films directly with questions email@example.com.
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