James B. Pendleton Award for Completion of Cinematic Works

Spring 2017 Awards

The James B. Pendleton Award for Completion of Cinematic Works is intended to make our strongest projects ready for film festivals by providing funding for the costs of finishing your project. This includes but is not limited to: 16mm film cost, lab processing and telecine, film transfer fees, duplication fees, and festival and conference submission fees.

Eligible Projects: Eligible projects must be produced under the auspices of Thesis Cinema Production or any Advanced Cinema Production course offered in the Fall 2016 and/or Spring 2017 semesters. All projects from these courses, regardless of origination or exhibition format, are eligible.  Also eligible are projects produced on film under the auspice of Cinema Production 2 offered in the Fall 2016 or Spring 2017 semester.

Application Process: To apply, you must submit clearly labeled QuickTime files on either three separate USB flash drives or three separate SD cards of the project in its current completed/nearly completed state, and a complete and detailed budget which specifically identifies the costs intended to be covered by the grant. The deadline for applications for the Spring 2017 awards is Monday, April 17, 2017.  Submit application to Barb Terrell in Park 357 by 3:00 p.m.  Incomplete applications will be discarded.

The Award: The award is a reimbursement grant, which means that the producers will submit receipts for identified items in the budget, and then will receive funds up to the amount of the grant. The number of awards, the projects awarded, and the amounts of the grants are decided by a faculty panel based on the copy of the project in its current completed state. It is in the applicant’s best interest to submit as finished a project as possible.

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