Nonetheless I Rise, a documentary movie sequence and distribution platform that goals to amplify feminine voices, is launching its inaugural Nonetheless I Rise Fellowship. The $50,000 grant will provide $1,000-$5,000 relying on the wants of the challenge, designed to offered to financial help to finish a 15- to 30-minute brief movie inside six months.
Together with the money award, fellows will have the ability to make the most of an internet rough-cut lab with peer suggestions, workshops and one-on-one mentorship with Nonetheless I Rise Movies founder and artistic director Mimi Chakarova and Hélène Goupil, the 2020-2021 SIR Fellow and producer for the sequence. Additionally out there will likely be a MasterClass on distribution and affect led by Liz Manashil, former supervisor at Sundance Institute’s Inventive Distribution Initiative, and Kristen Fitzpatrick, Managing Director at Subject of Imaginative and prescient and former director of acquisition and exhibition at Ladies Make Films.
Filmmakers are inspired to discover blended media, progressive sound design and contemporary methods of telling tales very similar to the SIR movie sequence, the place the main target is on race and migration, exploring the non-public experiences of people who’ve overcome adversity and are inspiring others to do the identical.
“For the reason that starting of my profession, the dearth of help for ladies in movie has remained evident and fulfilling this want turned the very basis of Nonetheless I Rise,” Chakarova stated. “By means of the fellowship, we’re honored to have the ability to foster proficient girls by mentorship packages and grants that may encourage the following era of ladies filmmakers to make work that issues.
Functions are open now right here. The deadline to use is Might 15, 2021.