Sunday, February 27, 2005

ALTER-CINE FOUNDATION Documentary Film Grants 2005

The Alter-Cine Foundation was created in the memory of Canadian filmmaker, Yvan Patry, who passed away on October 14, 1999. The Foundation offers a yearly grant to young film and video makers from Africa, Asia and Latin America to enable them to study or complete training in cinema, or to direct a documentary film on the theme of rights and freedoms, including social and economic rights, women’s rights, the right to culture, art and artistic creation.

Call for applications to the HIVOS/Sithengi Film Fund

Sithengi invites first-time and established filmmakers from SADC countries, excluding Tanzania, to apply to the HIVOS/Sithengi Film Fund. Dutch NGO, HIVOS, recently handed over the administration of its film fund to Sithengi for 2005.

Disbursements will take place in April and September 2005. Sithengi is currently in the process of appointing a Selection Panel/Board who will be responsible for the evaluation and selection process as well as to provide governance to the Fund.

The Fund includes three specific areas of intervention, namely Short Film Production; Documentary Production and Feature Film Production.