Women In Film (WIF) and the General Motors Corporation (GM) have announced the second annual WIF/GM Acceleration Grant for Emerging Filmmakers.

The 2007 WIF/GM Acceleration Grant for Emerging Filmmakers will again be presented to five up-and-coming female film-makers, chosen through an application process overseen by a WIF selection committee comprised of professional film-makers and entertainment industry executives.

The grant will provide recipients with a broad-based understanding of the business of film-making through a six-day, full-immersion mentoring programme, shepherded by WIF members.

In July, the WIF/GM Alliance also announced the second annual WIF/GM Opening Doors/Abriendo Puertas: The Acceleration Grant for Emerging Latina Filmmakers. Both grants are awarded each autumn.

'The exceptional women who have been chosen to participate in the Women In Film/General Motors Alliance grant programs hail from diverse communities from across the country,' Judith James, chair of the WIF/GM Alliance, said.

'The recipients of both grants have been clearly able to successfully advance their careers as a result of WIF's commitment to mentoring new talent, which in turn benefits our industry.'

This year's winners will be hosted by the WIF/GM Alliance from Oct 30-Nov 7. Awardees will attend individual and group networking meetings with film industry professionals, and will get full access badges to the American Film Market (AFM) that runs from Oct 31-Nov 7.

Applications and entry guidelines for the 2007 Women In Film/General Motors Acceleration Grant for Emerging Filmmakers can be obtained at www.women-in-film.com. Complete rules, restrictions and instructions are available online. Entries must be postmarked no later than Aug 31, 2007.