ABOVE THE LINE EDUCATION FORUM + MENTORSHIP
APPLICATION WINDOW IS CLOSED
ARE YOU A NARRATIVE FILMMAKER FROM A HISTORICALLY UNDERREPRESENTED COMMUNITY?
THIS PAID PROGRAM MAY BE FOR YOU!
We’re looking for 30 emerging directors and producers across Washington State to participate in our inaugural cohort. This program will be available to participants at NO COST!
In addition to 12 weeks of scheduled classes, panels, and discussion, covering working in Washington, legal basics for narrative projects, financing, budgeting, production, and marketing and distribution, participants will also have access to an online forum to engage directly with each other and Washington Filmworks staff throughout the program and beyond.
Upon completing the Education Forum, participants are eligible to apply for the Mentorship portion of the program which will pair mentors with producer/director teams as they move their projects toward production.
Take an in depth look at the program and explore eligibility requirements by referencing the Guidelines + Criteria below.
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EDUCATION FORUM INFORMATION
(You must complete the Education Forum to be eligible to apply for the subsequent Mentorship Program)
// 12-week online paid program
// 5 hour/week commitment (Wed 5:30-7:30p & Sat 9a-12p)
// Classes, panels, and discussions led by industry experts
// Topics covered include: Working in Washington; Legal Basics; Budget; Production; Financing; Marketing & Distribution
// Available to 30 emerging producers and directors
// Participants must be over 18, a Washington resident, and identify as a member of a historically underrepresented community*
// Successful graduates are eligible to apply for the six-month Mentorship portion of the program
* other eligibility requirements apply - please review the Guidelines & Criteria above for details
After completing the Education Forum, program participants can apply for a Mentorship portion of the program which will launch in 2024. This opportunity will pair mentors with producer / director teams as they move their projects toward production. Want to learn more? Check out the Guidelines and Criteria for the Mentorship Program.
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