About the Granting Program
The Global Film Initiative's Granting Program awards fifteen to twenty grants per year, of up to $10,000 each, to filmmakers whose work exhibits artistic excellence, authentic self-representation and accomplished storytelling. Funds received from grants are used to support completion of film production and to subsidize post-production costs such as laboratory and sound mixing fees, and access to advanced editing systems.
Since the Initiative's founding in 2002, the Granting Program has awarded 143 grants to filmmakers worldwide. Grant recipients include:
- BEAUTY (SKOONHEID), dir. Oliver Hermanus, South Africa
Best Feature Film at the 2012 Side By Side LGBT International Film Festival; Best Director and Best Actor at the 2012 South African Film and Television Awards; Official Selection of the 2012 San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, 2012 Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival, 2012 International Film Festival Rotterdam, 2011 Durban International Film Festival, 2011 Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard); South Africa's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards (Oscars). GFI grant awarded in 2010.
- CHAOS, DISORDER (HARAG W'MARAG), dir. Nadine Khan, Egypt
Muhr Arab Feature Special Jury Prize at the 2012 Dubai International Film Festival (world premiere). GFI grant awarded in 2009.
- MISS LOVELY, dir. Ashim Ahluwalia, India
India Gold Best Film and Reliance MediaWorks CreaTech (Creativity & Technology) Award at the 2012 Mumbai Film Festival; Official Selection of the 2012 Dubai International Film Festival, 2012 Hong Kong Asian Film Festival, 2012 Kolkata International Film Festival, 2012 Dharamshala Film Festival, 2012 Melbourne International Film Festival, 2012 South Asian International Film Festival, 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, 2012 Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard). GFI grant awarded in 2010.
- MOTHER'S SOUL (TAM HON ME), dir. Pham Nhue Giang, Vietnam
Best Picture nominee at the Vietnam Cinema Association's 2012 Golden Kite Awards; Muhr AsiaAfrica Feature Best Actress at the 2011 Dubai International Film Festival; Official Selection of the 2012 International Film Festival Kerala. GFI grant awarded in 2010.
- WHEN I SAW YOU, dir. Annemarie Jacir, Palestine/Jordan
Arab Films Competition Special Mention at the 2012 Cairo International Film Festival; Don Quixote Award at the 2012 Carthage Film Festival; Best Film from the Arab World at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival; Official Selection of the 2012 International Film Festival Kerala, 2012 São Paulo International Film Festival, 2012 Toronto International Film Festival; Palestine's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 85th Academy Awards (Oscars). GFI honorable mention awarded in 2011.
For more information about the Granting Program, please visit: www.globalfilm.org/programs.htm
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