announced the second annual WIF/GM 2007 Opening Doors/Abriendo
Puertas: The Acceleration Grant For Emerging Latina Filmmakers.
The WIF/GM grant will be presented to five up-and-coming Latina
film-makers, chosen by a WIF selection committee composed of
professional film-makers and entertainment industry executives from
the New York-based chapter of WIF, New York Women in Film & Television
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 members of NYWIFT.
Participants will be taken to New York City and be hosted by NYWIFT
from Oct 15-21. The grant will begin with two days of meetings and
seminars with leaders and executives in the film and television
industries. Participants will also receive industry passes to the
Hamptons International Film Festival.
Applicants must be female and of Latin/Hispanic descent, and must have
made at least one film.
'This is a tremendous opportunity for new female talent,' Judith
James, chair of the WIF/GM Alliance, said. 'Women In Film steadfastly
believes in mentoring, fostering and supporting exceptional women who
want to work in the entertainment industry. And the emphasis of the
grant is to support emerging film-makers from diverse communities.
Entries must be postmarked no later than Aug 1 and full guidelines can
be found at www.nywift.org.