(May 22, 2014) - The 2014 Minnesota Film, Video, and Digital Production Grant Program will award grants to emerging film, video, and digital makers in the disciplines of experimental, narrative, documentary, and animation. The deadline for applications to the Minnesota Film, Video, and Digital Production Grant Program is September 26, 2014.
The Jerome Foundation accepts online applications through its online system. While paper applications are still permitted, online application is the preferred method for submitting to the program. To apply online, please visit www.jeromefdn.org/apply/start. Online applications must be submitted through 4:30 pm on September 26, 2014.
Mailed applications must be postmarked on or before the deadline to be eligible for consideration. Faxed and e-mailed submissions are not permitted. Proposals may be hand-delivered to the Foundation office prior to 4:30 pm on September 26, 2014.
In 2014, the program has been renamed as the Minnesota Film, Video, and Digial Production Grant Program. The program will continue to support emerging independent film and video artists who produce experimental, narrative, documentary, and animated work. It will be expanded to support artists who create work using non- traditional hardware such as mobile devices and computers. This provides artists who do not work in traditional film and video formats an opportunity to receive support from the Foundation for their narrative, documentary, animated, and experimental projects.
The Minnesota Film, Video, and Digital Production Grant Program supports production and post-production. It does not support pre-production activities such as screenwriting, location scouting, production planning, etc. The program does not fund retroactively, so completed projects or projects near completion do not qualify for support. Funding will be distributed after the Jerome Board’s approval of the recommendations of an independent panel of experts in the field, in November, 2014. Any project with a projected completion before then will be ineligible.
This program will consider projects created for exhibition in traditional venues such as theaters, festivals, or television, as well as non-traditional exhibition, such as projection in public spaces and distribution through mobile devices or the internet.
Informational workshops will be conducted at the sites below to answer questions and assist applicants in the preparation of their proposals. Attendance at one of these workshops is strongly encouraged for applicants who wish to receive detailed information about the program or ask specific questions.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
2446 University Avenue West, Suite 100 St. Paul, Minnesota
Monday, August 18, 2014
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Minneapolis College of Art and Design 2501 Stevens Avenue South, Room 140 Minneapolis, Minnesota
Application materials will be available after May 23, 2014, on the website at www.jeromefdn.org and on paper form upon request to the Jerome Foundation office, 400 Sibley Street, Suite 125, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101-1928. Telephone: 651.224.9431 or 1-800-995-3766.