We've talked a lot lately about the bevy of new filmmaker opportunities presented by Camden International Film Festival's Points North Institute. In case you haven't been following, now's your chance to grab $10,000 toward production of an environmentally-aware short film through their CMG Action Grant, presented by CIFF and Conservation Media Group. If your project is under 5 minutes and focuses on healthy oceans or renewable energy solutions, you have a chance at the prize, as well as an all-expenses paid trip to Maine to attend CIFF in September.

Filmmakers of all experience levels (including students) are welcome to apply with a sample of previous work. Here are some of the other requirements from the Points North website:

  • Films must have a clearly defined target audience associated with the call to action and distribution plan. Target audiences could include millions of people, a single community or even a single person.
  • Films must demonstrate a clear call to action and a strategic plan for measuring impact in a meaningful way, as well as a plan for distribution that specifies how the video(s) will engage audiences social media or other channels.
  • Projects may be national or international; they do not need to be about Maine, or have production in Maine.
  • Total project budgets may exceed $10,000, but requested CMG Action Grant amounts must be between $5,000-10,000 US.

Apply for the grant here through the extended deadline of August 8.

Source: CMG Action Grants application form