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Published on September 22nd, 2016 | by TLV News


The Magnifying Glass Offers Grant to Mississippi Filmmakers

Oxford, Miss.The Magnifying Glass Fellowship is offering a new grant to Mississippi filmmakers.

The Magnifying Glass Fellowship is an effort to help individuals produce progressive or radical short films. The Magnifying Glass focuses on short films that aggressively investigate social injustices. Projects also cover larger issues such as violence, racism, sexism, homophobia, and gun control.

The total budget for granting these projects is $10,000. The grants aim to support projects made by individuals living or working in Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, or Indiana. The programs consist of three possible grants with one being $1,000 and two of $500 given individually to filmmakers in state. The Oxford Film Festival is the sponsor of the Mississippi grant.  

To apply for this grant filmmakers will need to submit a one-page treatment, an expected total budget, a description of intention for funds awarded, key crew bios, a prior sample work that is no more than five minutes long, and an outreach strategy. The application form can be found at www.oxfordfilmfest.com.

The deadline for Mississippi filmmakers to apply for The Magnifying Glass Fellowship is October 15, 2016The Local Voice Ligature

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