Finishing Fund on offer to international filmmakers

Posted Monday 15 May 2017

Is your film at rough-cut stage, and you're after some extra funds to help you put on the polish? Check out what's on offer through the Women In Film Los Angeles Film Finishing Fund 2017.

The Women In Film Finishing Fund supports films by and/or about women with cash grants and in-kind services. To qualify, the film must be at the rough cut stage at the time of submission. They encourage applications from around the world (though student projects are not eligible to receive Finishing Funds for their film).

Stella Artois has expanded their support of female filmmakers with the announcement of $100,000 in new grant money for the Women In Film Finishing Fund. Stella Artois will provide four $25,000 grants for fiction and documentary films that inspire social change, with particular consideration given to films with a water theme.

Submissions are now open, and the early-bird deadline is Jun 9, 2017 at 12:00AM PDT.

Submit a project to Women In Film Finishing Fund 2017

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Boosting a new Topp Twins comedy film

Posted Monday 15 May 2017

the long drop

WIFT member and producer Arani Cuthbert, also the Topp Twins' long-time manager and producer, is shaking the Boosted tree so they can quickly get their next project off the ground - The Long Drop.

This comic story also echoes what the Topp Twins firmly believe in: the protection of NZ's water. Set in the year 2022, high-country sheep farmer and volunteer fire fighter Kenny Boy Moller (Lynda Topp) and his best mate Ken Smythe (Jools Topp) find themselves caught up in a caper that's far bigger than their small South Island town when the community runs out of water.

Arani says, "We have a great idea for a comedy film and want to fast-track the process and get the script written without having to apply to the NZ Film Commission for funding at this stage. So we have started a Boosted campaign to raise funds. We hope that this time next year we can be filming. We are really excited to get this baby off the ground and need your support - every dollar counts!"

Check out the video and rewards via Boosted. Anyone who gifts more than $500 will get a Special Thank You on the film's end credits.