Resources for Film and Video Artists
See Film and Video Festival and Screening Opportunities link for North Carolina festivals.
Searchable international festival listing plus bulletin board and festival news source.
Searchable international festival listing and news. Also organized by screenwriter-friendly festivals.
See the Grants section for information about artist fellowships, regional artist project grants, and residency center grants. Also see the folklife area of the organization grant section for information about folklife documentary grants.
North Carolina Humanities Council supports projects that explore North Carolina's cultural traditions and diversity. Visit their website for grant descriptions, deadlines, and contact information.
Southern Humanities Media Fund supports projects that affirm the value of the humanities, with an emphasis on documentary subjects and topics of Southern significance.
Michigan State's compilation
Funding-related books and references
Shaking the Money Tree: How to Get Grants and Donations for Film and Video by Morrie Warshawski. 2 nd ed. Studio City, CA: Michael Wiese Productions, 2003.
The Independent Film Producer's Survival Guide: A Business and Legal Sourcebook by Gunnar Erickson, Harris Tulchin, and Mark Halloran. Schirmer Books, 2002.
Film and Video Financing by Michael Wiese. Studio City, CA: Michael Wiese Productions, 1999.
North Carolina Giving: The Directory of the State's Foundations. 4th ed. Raleigh: Capital Development Services, 1999. Also available in an online version, www.capdev.com.
Foundation Grants to Individuals. 13th ed. New York: The Foundation Center. Also available in an online version at www.fdncenter.org, along with other directories and assistance to grant seekers.
Duke film listserv
Primarily used to advertise film events at Duke.
Media Arts Project
For filmmakers and film enthusiasts in western North Carolina to discuss issues related to the Media Arts Project.
Triad Indie Film Network
Information sharing about events and issues relevant to filmmakers and audiences in the Triad region.
UNC-Wilmington film listserv
Primarily used to advertise film events at UNCW.
Other sources of information and assistance
Association for Independent Video & Film
National service organization for independent media and publisher of Independent Film & Video. Web site includes classified section.
The Film Workshop & Laboratory
Based in Greensboro, FWL provides training to individuals in the creative and technical aspects of film and video production through on-the-job experience, workshops, and seminars.
In addition to bimonthly screenings (see North Carolina Festivals), the web site offers useful information and links to Super-8 resources.
The Light Factory
Programs the Factory Films series, sponsors film competition and screening opportunities, offers classes in film production and technique, and promotes media literacy.
Media Arts Project
An Asheville-based organization with an online directory of media artists, businesses, and resources in western North Carolina, a listserv to help media people network in the mountains, and an impressive listing of media resources on a variety of topics from around the world.
In addition to its annual festival (see North Carolina festivals), Ms. Films publishes the DIY Guide to Film and Video and the web site has a useful resources section.
National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture
National association of nonprofit organizations and individuals in the media arts. Publishes a newsletter, holds an annual conference, and disseminates information about job openings, funding opportunities, and upcoming events in the field.
NC Film Office
(919) 733-9900; Promotes North Carolina as a site for motion picture, television, and commercial production activity and produces On Location: North Carolina: Official State Film and Video Directory.
Reel Carolina Journal of Film and Video
Monthly publication featuring information on current productions, festivals, workshops, classes, and other film-related events and news. Also provides email updates.
SC Arts Commission
(803) 734-8696; Through its Media Arts Center, the Commission offers programs and opportunities to film & video artists regionally and nationally, including Southern Circuit and the Media Arts Institute. See the web site for current information on the status of its programs.
Southern Documentary Fund
Promotes documentary work about the American South by providing venues for public screenings, offering technical assistance to media artists, and serving as fiscal sponsor for media projects.
Tar Heel Films
Tar Heel Films provides networking opportunities for filmmakers and film professionals and a clearinghouse for film-related information in the state.
Triad Indie Film Network
Offers workshops, screening opportunities, and a listserv to filmmakers in the Triad region and beyond.
The Urban Literary Film Festival
Morrie Warshawski's Web site
Site is useful for the bibliography on fundraising and other film-related issues. (No recommendation or endorsement of other services offered is implied.)
A nonprofit organization committed to social change and justice that works with filmmakers to extend the reach and impact of films through community education and outreach. Offers free consultations to filmmakers to help create strategies for long-term connections between films and audiences.