THE MANUEL RIVERA-ORTIZ FOUNDATION FOR DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY & FILM
2016 CALL FOR SHORT-SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILM ENTRIES
SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2016
FILMS ON HUMAN IMPORTANCE AND IMPACT
We are pleased and excited to expand our programs to include a new documentary grant category – “Short-Short Documentary Film.” Mirroring the mission of our foundation and themes covered in our still photography grants, we invite documentary film makers around the globe to share their human interest stories and submit their “Short-Short” documentary film projects highlighting human unrest, forgotten communities, over-exploited people and environments impacted by war, poverty, famine, disease, exploitation and global distress.
A GLOBAL GRANT
The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film will award a US$5,000 grant to a single completed “Short-Short” documentary film project. Our grant is open to up-and-coming, independent film makers and directors in all countries. Participant must be committed to the field of reportage and documentary film making.
SUBMISSION DATES AND DEADLINES
Submissions begin November 1st of each consecutive year. Subscribe to our email list here to receive notifications.
JUDGING, SELECTION & NOTIFICATION
Judging will take place in two rounds. “Round One” judging will assess all entries submitted via URL links to personal or third-party video hosting sites such as Vimeo or YouTube for quality, content, real world impact on humanity. Of these only the most prolific film projects for the year, called our Top-10 list, will be moved on to “Round Two.” All “Round Two” entries will be required to submit a copy of the actual physical, digital copy of their completed project for judging, inclusion on our website, and for ultimate exhibition during Les Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, France. A grant laureate will be selected from this list.