I came across this today. Thought it may be of interest to any fellow Veteran/Filmmakers out there. See hidden section. Please note that I am not an agent of this org., I am just passing along something that I found to be a potentially good opportunity.Show hidden content
OPERATION IN THEIR BOOTS: FILMMAKING FELLOWSHIP FOR OIF/OEF
Operation In Their Boots is a one-of-a-kind Filmmaking
Fellowship sponsored by Brave New Foundation where five OIF and OEF veterans,
reservists, national guardsmen and women, and currently enlisted service
members* will be selected to direct their own, fully funded documentaries. Participants in this program will be
selected from a 2-stage, online application process that includes the applicants
pitch or proposal for a documentary that will capture their unique perspective
of how the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have impacted their lives, and the
lives of their families, loved ones and their communities.
participants will be paid a stipend of $7,500 and Brave New Foundation will
designate a budget that will cover the selected project´s production
Too be among the first applicants please attend and apply at the Brave New Foundation
In Their Boots Launch
9, 10:00 am
Presented by Executive
Producer, Richard Ray Perez
Brave New Foundation
10510 Culver Blvd. Culver
City, Ca. 90232
Please contact email@example.com if you plan on attending or have any quetions.
The only thematic requirement the documentary projects applicants propose is that
they must tell stories about the impact the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are
having on people here in the United States, and they must done from a
non-partisan, non-ideological perspective. The applicants proposed projects may be autobiographical
documentaries, intimate family stories, or documentary projects that focus on
issues related to how the conflicts have impacted our nation.
enlisted servicemembers an other potential participants must get their
commanding officers prior approval to participate in this program).
· Prospective participants MUST BE IRAQ and/or AFGHANISTAN WAR
VETERANS, RESERVIST, NATIONAL GUARDSMEN OR WOMEN, OR CURRENTLY ENLISTED SERVICE
MEMBERS. IF YOU DO NOT MEET THIS
REQUIREMENT, YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE.
· Prior filmmaking experience is
preferred, but not required. Applicants who can demonstrate strong storytelling
skills and the proven ability to complete and deliver projects similar in scale
to a 15-minute documentary will be considered.
· Participants must commit to attend
a 3-day "Documentary Filmmakers Bootcamp" in Los Angeles March 12 – 14,
expenses for those who need it will be paid by Brave New Foundation)
must deliver a documentary of approximately 15-minutes by a deadline to be
established by Brave New Foundation.
collaborate with the In Their Boots Productions staff on the execution of
production decisions and on establishing and maintain the thematic and creative
direction of their project.
must agree to a "Producer Agreement" to participate in the program, and must
agree to participate in all press-related events and campaigns.
Selected applicants will be notified by, or around January 1, 2010 and will have
approximately two weeks to accept or deny participation in the program.
In Their Boots will fund the participants´
will work with the ITB production staff to develop the stories they
produce. The editing of all
projects will take place at the ITB production offices in Los Angeles by ITB
editors. The ITB production staff
retains the right to make all final editorial and content decisions. The final projects will remain the
property of Brave New Foundation.
Operation In Their Boots is funded by a generous grant from the
Iraq Afghanistan Deployment Impact Fund (IADIF), a private fund administered by
The California Community Foundation.