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Sundance Institute Feature Film Program (FFP) - Development Track

Fellowship to a USA Asian American Writer or
Filmmaker to Develop a Feature-Length Screenplay

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Sundance Institute

Deadline Date:

05/15/18 6:00 PM PT


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Fellowship providing $2,500 and additional support to an Asian American writer or writer/director located in the USA to develop a feature-length screenplay. The purpose of this program is to support the presence of Asian Americans in independent film as part of an ongoing effort to further diversity in the arts.

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GrantWatch ID#: 154525

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The fellowship supports an Asian American writer or writer/director in the development of their feature screenplay through participation in the Screenwriters Lab, Screenwriters Intensive, or Creative Producing Summit. In addition, the fellow receives an unrestricted grant of $2,500 in support of their work as well as ongoing creative and tactical support from FFP staff.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Writers or writer/directors developing their first or second fiction feature film and of Asian American descent or with significant themes and/or characters portraying the Asian American experience in their screenplay are eligible to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

The application includes questions to determine your eligibility for each program and fellowship, and you will automatically be considered for all programs and fellowships for which you are eligible.

Applications must be submitted by 6:00 PM PT on May 15, 2018.

The application fee is $40.

Development Track Selection Process Timeline:
-April 3, 2018 - Application Available Online
-May 15, 2018 - Application Closes (6 pm PT)
-August 24, 2018 - Second round notifications complete
-December 14, 2018 - Final selection notifications complete


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