WIFTI proudly announces that applications are now being accepted for the 2009 WIFTI Devorah Foundation Grant. An award of $1500 will be given to support special projects, training, professional development and/or mentorship opportunities for up-and-coming women filmmakers and/or emerging WIFTI-member film and television communities around the world. The deadline for applications is September 1, 2009. WIFTI is a global network of over 35 Women In Film and Television chapters worldwide, with more than 10,000 members on six continents.
WIFTI Devorah Foundation Grants may be used for individual professional development opportunities including, but not limited to:
*travel grants to attend festivals or workshops
*marketing expenses for films/videos from first-time filmmakers
*special projects to assist a group of women in an emerging film community (including, but not limited to training programs, special screenings) *new/emerging Women in Film and Television chapters to assist in the launch and formation of their group (in this case priority will be given to chapters outside of North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand).
This award is not meant to finance film or video projects. For more information about WIFTI and to access the online application form, go to http://www.wifti.org.
ABOUT THE WIFTI DEVORAH FOUNDATION
Founded by former WIFTI Chair and TV/Film Producer Ina Fichman of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the WIFTI Devorah Foundation is a tribute to her late Grandmother Deborah Tietolman who generously supported those in need with grace, dignity and compassion. A fitting tribute to a worthy woman, the WIFTI Devorah Foundation helps other worthy women achieve their goals and dreams in our Industry