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Indie Memphis Provides Grant Funds for Female Filmmakers

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Indie Memphis knows that the female filmmakers of the Mid-South are talented AF, so they are giving away $5000 in grant money to one lucky lady!

The Women’s Short Film Grant will provide $5K in cash for one female director to produce a short film based in Memphis or surrounding counties.

So, if you’re from the following counties, you’ve got free cash up for grabs:

  • Shelby County (Tennessee)
  • DeSoto County (Mississippi)
  • Crittenden County (Arkansas)
  • Tipton County (Tennessee)
  • Fayette County (Tennessee)
  • Marshall County (Mississippi)
  • Mississippi County (Arkansas)

Here are the rules:

  • This opportunity is only available for women directors based in Memphis or surrounding counties.
  • This grant is open for all genres and film categories.
  • All production must take place in Shelby, DeSoto, Crittenden, Tipton, Fayette, Marshall, and/or Mississippi counties.
  • It is strongly recommended that your submissions do not require additional fundraising after the amount given by this grant.
  • Submissions should be for projects that do not plan to exceed 15 minutes in length.
  • Principal photography should be completed within 120 days after the announcement of the awarded filmmaker.
  • Filmmakers are to make one submission only.
  • If you are submitting as a team, only one individual’s name should be listed as the director and primary applicant.

The application deadline is April 4th, and the awarded filmmaker will be announced April 24th!

Get more details, and make submissions here—and lastly…

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