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NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA), supported by OneFifty, created NewNarratives to identify exciting new global storytellers with accessing NFMLA’s extensive pool of artistic talent, this collaboration will advance, fund and amplify unique new voices whose narratives, stories and characters transcend borders and dismantle convention. The program is now in its second year and the amount of the 2022 grant award will be determined based on need.

The program will award an annual artist grant to support the early development of an episodic or feature film project.

PROGRAM TIMELINE

Submissions Open
August 8th, 2022 at 10:00am PT*

Submissions Deadline
August 29th, 2022 at 11:59pm PT*

Award Announcement
November 15, 2022 at 11:00am PT*

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicant must have written, directed or produced at least one short film that has been accepted into a film festival
  • Proposed project must be in the development stage (treatment, script or visual proof of concept)
  • Content must be written by applicant
  • Application’s proposed project must be original and unreleased
  • Application’s content must be written in English
  • Applicant must be available and willing to commit to a one-year development cycle
  • Applicant must be willing to sign project submission release
  • Applicant must be or become a member of NewFilmmakers Los Angeles

REQUIRED SUBMISSION ITEMS

  • Work sample of previously completed, narrative, experimental or documentary feature, short or episodic project
  • Work samples must include English subtitles for any content not in English language
  • Treatment (no longer than 2 pages)
  • Concept deck (no longer than 12 pages)
  • Logline (one sentence)
  • Synopsis of project (no longer than one paragraph)
  • Working title
  • Submitter biography
  • Submitter statement
  • All items must adhere to applicable character count limits
  • One project will be selected through this worldwide open call for submissions

APPLICATION - APPLY NOW!

If you have any questions, please contact lauren@nfmla.org

*Dates are subject to change, all revised dates will be updated on this page