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2020 Documentary Edit and Story Lab

The Documentary Edit and Story Lab supports filmmakers with nonfiction feature films in post-production. Lab fellows advance their projects through rigorous creative exploration and discussion of story structure and character development with world-class advisors. Filmmaking teams work closely with director and editor advisors and staff in a dynamic and supportive environment, and after the lab they receive ongoing creative and strategic support. To take best advantage of the lab, teams should be at a place in their edit at which creative exploration with trusted advisors will advance their project and bring a greater clarity of vision. First-time feature directors as well as mid-career artists are encouraged to apply. 

Deadline: 
Monday, December 9, 2019

The Film Fund

We're providing funding up to $10,000 per project for short films in a way that's a lot simpler than screenwriting contests, crowdfunding, or applying to grants, because we're sick of seeing these funding avenues dominated by industry experts. Craft and submit one sentence with a compelling premise that also conveys why you need this funding to achieve your vision. Our judges will choose the best one. Get creative capital to use for the production of a short, or use it as a film finishing fund.

Deadline: 
Monday, December 16, 2019

Full Frame 2020 Call for Entries

Each spring, Full Frame brings together filmmakers and film lovers from near and far to celebrate the power and artistry of documentary film. The 23rd annual festival will be held April 2 – 5, 2020, and will feature four days of standout storytelling, conversation, and Southern hospitality in downtown Durham, NC. The Early Deadline to submit is October 15, the Regular Deadline is November 15, and the Late Deadline is December 15. 

Deadline: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Sixth Annual Longleaf Film Festival

Raleigh, NC

Longleaf Film Festival, a program of the North Carolina Museum of History in downtown Raleigh, is officially accepting entries for the sixth annual Longleaf Film Festival, to be held Friday and Saturday, May 8 and 9, 2020. For 2020, Longleaf Film Festival is thrilled to announce its partnership with Come Hear North Carolina, which is Presenting Sponsor for this year’s event. @ComeHearNC—a yearlong initiative between the state Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and the North Carolina Arts Council—celebrates the rich legacy of North Carolinians’ groundbreaking contributions to American music while also recognizing the contemporary artists who continue this tradition of making innovative music.

To be eligible for selection in Longleaf 2020, filmmakers and/or films must have a North Carolina connection and/or be one of Longleaf’s former Official Selection filmmakers. Submission information is available at LongleafFilmFestival.com.

Deadline: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020
Contact Name : 
Sally Bloom
Contact Email: 
sally.bloom@ncdcr.gov
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