November 1, 2015

Female Student Filmmakers! Indie Film's Top Producers Want to Mentor You

How would you like to be mentored by three of the most influential producers in indie film? If you're a female student filmmaker, that opportunity is upon you.

The Horizon Award exists to help close the gender gap in the film industry, and indie producers Christine Vachon (Boys Don't Cry, Still Alice, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Cassian Elwes (Dallas Buyers Club, Ain't Them Bodies Saints, Lee Daniel's The Butler), and Lynette Howell (Blue Valentine, A Place Beyond the Pines, Half Nelson) want to do that by sending two female student filmmakers to Sundance 2016 to offer mentorship, as well as have their work viewed by indie film's most important creators.

First, here's Elwes to make an exciting announcement about this year's Horizon Award:

If you're not familiar with the Horizon Award, check out this promo:

"The simple fact is that there are not enough female directors in the film industry." - Horizon Award

The rules are pretty simple: you have to be a female who is currently studying for an undergrad degree (in any discipline), or has graduated within the last 6 months. Furthermore, you need to have a .edu address. You also cannot currently be represented by a manager or agent, or have made more than $5000 in the film business from "your creative talent."

Rules for Entry

  • You must submit a film/clip directed by you
  • Submission must be no longer than 2 minutes
  • You can submit a film/clip you've already made
  • Your clip cannot be larger than 250MB in file size and must be in .mov or .mp4 format
  • You can only apply once

How to Enter

  • Upload your source video file to Dropbox or WeTransfer
  • Once the file is uploaded, send the link to info@cassianelwes.com
  • Make sure to include your name in the subject field or body of the email

If your film is chosen, you will get an all expenses-paid mentorship at Sundance 2016 with Vachon, Elwes, and Howell. All entries are due by December 1, 2015. To learn more, head on over to the Horizon Award website    

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I read "No Film School" because I didn't go to traditional school. Stinks that the education card got thrown into this.

November 3, 2015 at 5:00PM

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Mariah Harrison
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I read No Film School because I didn't go to school.
Too bad this opportunity requires formal education.

November 4, 2015 at 4:27PM, Edited November 4, 4:27PM

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Mariah Harrison
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Great. Sexism in employment application. If you're male, your application is rejected only because you are a male. Isn't this illegal ?

November 7, 2015 at 3:17AM, Edited November 7, 3:18AM

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Gumbo
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A filmmaker is somebody like, Steven Spielberg. They don't really compose the script, yet the motion picture is their vision. They administer the generation plan, the lighting outline, they story board the whole screenplay, shot by shot. Specifically, they bring their vision of the message of the story, Essay help UK through the shot choice, the outfits, the characters and the whole "look" of the film. Filmmaker resembles Spielberg, deliver their own work, in light of the fact that the maker of a film is basically the cash administrator and they are the studio's guard dog. Any filmmaker who needs the film to turn out precisely as they see it will either create the film themselves, or like Tarantino and Ron Howard, utilize the trusted makers they have for each film.

March 20, 2017 at 1:26AM, Edited March 20, 1:27AM

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