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Documentary Photography and Film Grant

Grants to USA, Canada and International Photographers
and Filmmakers to Address Humanitarian Issues

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation

Deadline Date:

03/31/16 11:59 PM EST

Description:

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Grants of $5,000 to USA, Canada and International professional and emerging photographers and filmmakers for projects that encourage the betterment of humanity by addressing themes such as human unrest, famine, disease, politics, war, uprisings, injustice, and triumph.

The first grant will be awarded to one documentary photography project of 15-image portfolio on topics of human suffering and unrest, forgotten communities, exploited lands and people, on communities ravaged by war, poverty, famine, disease, and the exploitation of global resources.

The second grant will be awarded to a non-fiction documentary film of 10 – 30 minutes in length highlighting also human unrest, forgotten communities, over-exploited people and environments impacted by war, poverty, famine, disease, exploitation and global distress.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 165985

Number of Grants:

2

Estimated Size of Grant:

$5,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Professional and emerging photographers and film makers from all around the world aged 18 at the time of submission are welcomed to apply.

All proposed projects and submitted portfolios must be works of non-fiction and must be based on such pressing social issues as health, poverty, oppression, war, famine, religious/political persecution and similar topics.

For more information about eligibility please read Documentary Still Photography Reportage and Short-Short Documentary Film submission guidelines (attached below).

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for applications is 31 March 2016. All participants must submit their entry via electronic mail to submissions@mrofoundation.org.

The initial submission must include:

-Your official CV/Résumé in English;

-Project overview outlining the topic, purpose of your film and pertinent information regarding characterization, names of all performers, filming location(s), materials and processes used;

-Personal Head Shot for each project member;

-URL link to your submission;

-Entrants may also submit trailers or other pertinent materials — though such materials will have no bearing on the final outcome of your participation.

Awards will be announced in July 2016 during Les Rencontres d’Arles in France.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

submissions@mrofoundation.org

contactus@mrofoundation.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

Israel

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.

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