March 2022

Amazing women make it happen at MiFilm

March 2022                                           Issue 1              Vol. 2

Celebrating the women who have ignited our passions and dreams! 

p.s Did you peep the dope cover art? This is the poster for Alaa Zabara's latest film, Selahy (My Weapon).

Danae Grandison is a Jamaican born award winning writer, director and producer now based in Brooklyn. She graduated from School of Visual Arts with a Masters in Directing and her third short film. She studied with Oscar-winning screenwriter for “Birdman’, Alexander Dinelaris. In 2020 she was awarded NYWIFT Most Outstanding Female Content Creator at Katra series. She is a fellow of: IEFTA initiative, Australian International Screen Forum’s Women in Screen Workshop (2019); and a current participant in AICP mentorship 2021 program. Grandison’s award winning short adaptation Unspoken will screen at PAFF 2022 festival as a Best of PAFF selection. She’s currently in-development with the adaptation ‘The Bed Head’ as her first feature as writer/director.

UNSPOKEN

is a provocative drama set in uptown Kingston, where sex is currency, philandering husbands are common, and the rules of society are unevenly enforced. Created by Danae Grandison (@dir.danae) in collaboration with Elisa-Sofia Fioretti (@esfioretti ), Carleene Samuels (@goddessrockstar ), and Ji Hyun Kim (curieyes).

ICYMI: 

Did you miss out on the women's virtual tea on March 21st? Don't worry! We're working to make these virtual meet ups a regular thing so you can have a safe and creative space to discuss what's currently going on in your sphere.This past virtual tea was hosted by Lauren 'Lo' Grant, a multimedia producer, host and blogger. You can read more on Lo's adventures on how to live a creatively free life on her blog, The Unapologetic Lo

Jobs

Producer at PBSLocation: WisconsinDescription: Produce compelling and creative broadcast and digital content for PBS Wisconsin. Bring Wisconsin’s stories to life, with content that explores the state’s diverse people, places, events, and cultures. Join our award-winning team and produce projects similar to: Wisconsin From the Air, Mike Leckrone: Wisconsin’s Showman, Wisconsin’s Scenic Treasures, Wisconsin Hometown Stories and Nancy Zieman: Extraordinary Grace. This position reports to the Executive Producer of History and Production Services.Link to Apply: https://pbswisconsin.org/jobs/producer/

Resources & Grants

Shondaland & Netflix Producers Inclusion Initiative ProgramLocation: VirtualDescription: The Shondaland and Netflix Producers Inclusion Initiative is a virtual eight week program that trains up and coming Producers, UPMs, Supervisors and First ADs and others from an underrepresented communities (e.g. BIPOC), to work as line producers within a studio system. This shared experience of discussing and exploring the workflow and culture of Shondaland and Netflix will provide program participants an opportunity to listen and learn from in-house executives and key production department heads from both companies. 

As an added benefit, monthly stipends will be given to all program participants; and upon completion, program graduates will connect with production executives at Netflix, Shondaland, and other affiliates to explore potential employment and/or additional career development opportunities.Link to Apply: https://shondaland.isolvedhire.com/jobs/536474.html 

Camera Ambassadors Community Builders GrantLocation: Chicago, ILDescription: The Community Builders Grant is a short-form film fund and production resources grant presented by Camera Ambassador. Our mission is to empower filmmakers of varying levels of experience with the necessary tools to create, as well as cultivate community amongst our local Midwestern talent.Link to Apply: https://filmfreeway.com/CameraAmbassador 

The Franklin Furnace Fund 2022-2023Location: New York CityDescription: The Franklin Furnace FUND awards grants ranging from $2,000 – $10,000 annually to early-career artists of all backgrounds to assist the production of new major performance artworks. Artists from all areas of the world are encouraged to apply and selected artists must present their work in New York City.DEADLINE: April 1, 2022Link to Apply: https://franklinfurnaceloft.org/grants-and-funding/the-fund/Creative Capital Wild Futures—2023/2024 Award CycleLocation: United StatesDescription: In celebration of our upcoming 25th Anniversary, Creative Capital is pleased to announce “Wild Futures: Art, Culture, Impact”— the one-time theme for our next grant cycle in 2023/2024. Over a two-year period, the Creative Capital Awards will provide up to $5 million in grants to help realize 100 artists’ projects with awards of up to $50,000 with additional advisory services per project. Since our founding in 1999, Creative Capital has been committed to funding freedom of expression through groundbreaking ideas in art and to helping artists build sustainable careers through our transformative giving model of combining financial and professional support.Link to Apply: https://creative-capital.org/2021/09/29/wild-futures-2023-2024-award-cycle/

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