The Council on Foundations and Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media (GFEM) are seeking submissions of films and videos for its 43rd Annual Film and Video Festival, to be held April 26th-27th, 2010 in Denver, CO.
The festival showcases films, videos, and television programs that have received support from foundations, corporate giving programs, and donor networks, with the aim of encouraging grantmakers to use media to advance their philanthropic goals. The festival promotes foundation support of creative, high-quality productions that expand the boundaries of the use of media for the social good. Submissions may target local, state, regional, national, and international audiences. This year, the committee will give special consideration to projects that demonstrate innovative strategies for distribution, outreach, public education, and civic engagement, such as the use of print or broadcast journalism, websites, networking, schools, libraries, or the meetings and conferences of nonprofit organizations.
Click here to read the submission procedures and eligibility requirements. All submissions forms, DVDs and entry fees must be received by June 26th. Projects will be reviewed by a program curator and a diverse screening committee consisting of grantmakers, filmmakers, and media users. 4 - 5 films are selected for the festival. If your film or video is selected for the festival, it will screen during the Council on Foundations Annual Conference, the Fall Conference for Community Foundations, and the Family Philanthropy Conference. A short clip will also be shown on the Film & Video Festival website.