13 winners will be chosen for our Fall Cohort and 13 winners for our Winter Cohort (26 winners total). Winners must be available to fulfill all the grant requirements in the timeline below.
April 25 Applications Open
May 16 Application Q&A on Zoom (optional)
June 27 Applications due at midnight
July 26 Winners notified
Aug 2 Meet & Greet w/ Sascha Rice @ CMAC
Aug – Nov Four check-ins with Sascha Rice (virtual)
Nov 13 Final Cuts due by midnight
Early Nov TBD Filmmaker Interviews
Late Nov TBD The Big Tell Showcase
Nov 29 Meet & Greet w/ Sascha Rice @ CMAC
Nov – Mar Four check-ins with Sascha Rice (virtual)
March 11 Final Cuts due by midnight
Mid-March TBD Filmmaker Interviews
Mid-April TBD The Big Tell Showcase
Filmmakers and their teams/partners will participate in one-on-one mentoring sessions with Emmy-nominated documentarian Sascha Rice. Those dates will be determined between the filmmaker and Ms. Rice. These sessions are required for all filmmakers.
Final films must be submitted by the deadline as an MP4 file, must be 1920×1080 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, and meet television broadcast requirements for production quality and decency standards. Failure to meet submission requirements, meeting attendance, or deadlines will result in forfeiture or return of grant funds and your film will not air at the Showcase.