Women in Film Dallas
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WOMEN IN FILM DALLAS LAUNCHES ITS
2014 GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Dallas, TX - April 7, 2014 - Women in Film Dallas (WIFD) launches it 2014 grants and scholarship cycle for women in the North Texas area. As the local Dallas chapter of Women in Film celebrates its 30th year, the 2014 WIFD Grant and Scholarship Program makes available to female filmmakers two grants and one college tuition scholarship. Since 1995, WIFD has proudly provided 36 women in the North Texas area with a total of $32,000 in college tuition scholarships and finishing film grants. The deadline for submissions is Monday, June 30, 2014, with the announcement and celebration of winners taking place at the Annual WIFD Chick Flicks Film Festival in October.
“This grant cycle is an exciting time for women in our industry to celebrate her creative talents. Making these funds available to women who are completing a film or completing her college education in film, embodies our Chapter’s mission to Empower, Promote, and Mentor,” said Angie Thompson, 2014 Grants and Scholarship Chair.
The $3,000 Film Finishing Fund Grant will be presented to a current Women in Film Dallas member to help complete an existing project. Finishing Grant applicants will be asked to submit an existing project that is 90% completed and ready for post production (or finishing) services and the funds will be paid directly to the finishing providers the filmmaker chooses.
The $3,000 College Tuition Scholarship provides financial assistance to a female college student majoring in film, television, or video production in an accredited North Texas college (undergraduate or graduate). The scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient's college.
The $500 High School Production Grant is intended to give a female high school student the means to create an original short film (4 – 10 minutes) to showcase her talent that might help secure future work in the industry after graduation.
Women in Film Dallas is a non-profit organization and part of a global community that empowers, promotes and mentors women in the film, television, and digital media industry through networking, recognition, and educational opportunities.
To learn more about Women in Film Dallas, visit www.wifdallas.org. Grant and Scholarship applicants should refer to the Grants and Scholarship Pages on the WIFD website (www.wifdallas.org) to learn more about the application process, download applications, and see guidelines and requirements for each category.
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