November 13, 2018
Call for Entries

Win a $5,000 Grant to Create Your Investigative Short Doc

ScreeningRoom, The Intercept, and Double Exposure have teamed up for this unique opportunity.

Got an idea for a short investigative film but could use some resources to make it a reality? Then you need to apply for a $5,000 grant recently announced by ScreeningRoom, The Intercept, and Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival.

The winning entry will not only get a $5,000 grant, but also access to a Canon C300 (EF mount with a 24-105 lens) for the shoot (if in the U.S.), mentorship throughout the project, and the potential to screen the finished short doc on The Intercept and at the 2019 Double Exposure fest.

“ScreeningRoom’s goal is to help build sustainability in the independent filmmaking and video journalism space,” says Marie-Hélène Carleton, one of the founders of ScreeningRoom. “Working with The Intercept and Double Exposure on this new grant is a wonderful opportunity to help support filmmakers.”

“The Intercept is dedicated to publishing groundbreaking investigative work, which is more important than ever these days,” says Lauren Feeney, Director of Video Production at The Intercept. “We are looking for subject matter that is investigative and visually compelling. Topics of interest include civil liberties, national security, immigration, environment, politics and human rights.”

Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival
“Double Exposure is thrilled to participate in this grant initiative that will seed essential projects in this vibrant new space where filmmaking and journalism intersect,” said Double Exposure co-creator and co-director, Sky Sitney.

Any filmmaker or video journalist is welcome to apply. The deadline to apply is December 10, 2018. There is no fee for submission, but filmmakers will need a ScreeningRoom Basic, Premium, or Pro account. Representatives from The Intercept, ScreeningRoom, and Double Exposure will review the submissions and make a final decision in February 2019.

To learn more and to apply for the grant, check out ScreeningRoom's submission page    

Featured image: Still from The Intercept's investigative short video "How Nicaragua Uses Anti-Terror Laws Against Protesters to Suppress Dissent"

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