Indiana Humanities Seeks Filmmakers for Unearthed Film Project

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Indiana Humanities Seeks Filmmakers for Unearthed Film Project

   

CALL ANNOUNCED: NOVEMBER 3, 2022

PROPOSALS DUE: JANUARY 13, 2023

NOTIFICATION OF AWARD: FEBRUARY 3, 2023

FILMS COMPLETED BY: MARCH 31, 2024

OVERVIEW

Indiana Humanities seeks proposals for the creation of high-quality short films (5-15 minutes) that explore Hoosiers’ relationships to the state’s land, specifically looking at the sustenance derived from and created for the land. Indiana Humanities plans to award 2-3 proposals that explore new stories about Hoosiers and their relationship to the earth they occupy.

The goal is to support the production of documentaries that invite Hoosiers to think, read and talk about the past, present and future of Indiana lands, environments and gardens, through an educational, humanistic lens. These films will be used in 2024 and beyond in two ways: 1) on Indiana Humanities’ website and social media for audiences to view and learn on their own; 2) pending review of the final products, at public screenings organized across the state.

Selected filmmakers receive $6,500; a match is not required, but the proposed project must be able to be completed with the funds provided and on the outlined timeline. Applicants can be experienced or novice independent filmmakers, teams, or creative agencies. Proposals for works-in-progress will be considered given that they align with the themes and timeline. Completed films, instructional films, films that advocate for a particular political outcome, films made for a client or for-profit commercial enterprise and sponsored films are not eligible.

It is important to Indiana Humanities to have a diverse set of voices and perspectives included in this project. Who is behind the camera affects the kinds of stories that are told and how they are told. Indiana Humanities hopes to receive applications from diverse filmmakers in regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, national origin and veteran status.

FILMMAKER’S RESPONSIBILITIES

Indiana Humanities seeks applications that reflect the entire scope of work from development and pre-production to production and post-production. Additional funds will not be granted if applicants fail to finish the film within the budget outlined below. When submitting a proposal, please keep in mind deliverable expectations and timeline.

TO APPLY

Individual filmmakers or video production companies should submit a proposal to Megan Telligman (mtelligman@indianahumanities.org) by Jan. 13, 2023. The proposal should include the following:

• Background and resume of filmmaker/production company

• Online reel or links to other work for reviewers to reference

• Personal statement of interest

• Description of how you will approach the project, including story ideas and/or creative approach

• Timeline showing how you will complete work by March 31, 2024.

• List of project team and their roles, including any vendors or subcontractors and how they will be involved

• List of at least two references

For the full RFP, click here.