US producer Dogfish has launched the second cycle of Dogfish Accelerator offering networking support and $10,000 in financing and business development to film-makers and all content creators.
The accelerator will run over nine-weeks from September 22-November 19 at the company’s headquarters in New York.
At the end of the programme, Dogfish will host an investor Demo Day where each venture will be showcased to potential investors.
Last year’s inaugural cycle selected eight teams of content creators out of nearly 500 applications from around the world.
Selected candidates from the first intake developed a digital comedy brand, a 3D transmedia children’s film and tablet video game and a feature that will incorporate an event tour, live music, shareable GIFs and experimental media.
“Content is content, no matter what form it takes,” said Dogfish CEO James Belfer (pictured). “We’re looking for the next generation of creators who want to make an explosion with their art.”
In addition to financing, Dogfish will host weekly sessions of speakers, workshops and one-on-one mentorship opportunities led by top industry professionals.
The deadline for submissions is August 8. For more information click here.