2014 INDIE GRANTS FUNDING CYCLE NOW OPEN;

FUNDING UP TO $15,000 FOR S.C. SHORT FILMS

 

2014 INDIE GRANTS funding application now available!  Bigger and better then ever!  Apply for up to $15,000 for South Carolina shot films.  Applications due June 6, 2014.

 

CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION AND ALL INFORMATION.




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2014 S.C. YOUNG FILMMAKERS TOP 11 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED!

YOU CAN HELP PICK THE WINNERS! 

 

After a record-number of amazing short film entries, we're pleased to announce the Top 11 finalists in the third annual South Carolina Young Filmmakers Project!

 

To view the finalists, click here Vote for your favorite by 'liking'; public votes will be combined with judges scores to determine the winners.

 

The collection of two-minute short films screened on Saturday, April 12, at 3pm, at Charleston Music Hall, as part of the 7th-annual Charleston International Film Festival. 

 

Thanks to everyone who participated.  There is some phenomenal filmmaking talent among our high school students.

 

The Top 11 Finalists are:

 

A Trip Through the Wooded Glen

Zack Stevens, Luke Rola, Caleb Rhodus

River Bluff H.S., Lexington, SC

 

Apocalypse

Cody Libby

Summerville H.S., Summerville, SC

 

Awake

Ashlynn Peat

River Bluff H.S., Lexington, SC


The Doortex

Samantha Becker

Wando H.S., Mt. Pleasant, SC

 

Gone Too Soon

Dalexis Aldridge

Summerville H.S., Summerville, SC


Grandpa

Max Pavlichenko, Bernie Edwards

West Ashley H.S., Charleston, SC

 

The Mission

Micaela Privette

River Bluff H.S., Lexington, SC

 

Notes

Taylor Irizarry

Columbia, SC

 

Old Faithful

Grayson Schmitt, Jacob Willis

Spartanburg H.S., Spartanburg, SC

 

Operation Frozen Thunder

Drew Keefer

Spartanburg H.S., Spartanburg, SC


Tag

Isaiah Schmidt, Dannion Hollar and Jack Hazel

Summerville H.S., Summerville, SC

 

Find out more about the contest in this video:




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WHAT ARE INDIE GRANTS?

 


Indie Grant short DIRTY SILVERWARE

In the summer of 2010, the South Carolina Film Commission, in association with Trident Technical College, founded the Indie Grants. Awarding small production grants for selected South Carolina filmmakers on an as-needed basis, the program is designed to provide South Carolina independent filmmakers with resources that will add quality and creativity to their short-film projects, resulting in industry exposure for the state’s film community and training the next generation of South Carolina crew.
 

All funded filmmakers are required to use Trident Technical College film students in their crews. Other resources provided to Indie Grant filmmakers throughout the process include equipment, mentoring, professional script consulting, professional crew calls, collaborative critiques, and film festival consulting.


The program has resulted in a high-quality, intriguing collection of short films; South Carolina cinematic skills and stories celebrated by the world.  Official film festival selections and awards include the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award, Palm Springs Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, Stiges Film Festival, LA Film Fest, Toronto AfterDark, Mediera Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival, Charleston International Film Festival and Santa Rosa International Film Festival. See clips from past INDIE GRANTS films here. 


Accompanying the Indie Grant program is a series of production training workshops from the South Carolina Film Commission, on topics such as Scriptwriting, Aerial Lift (Condor) Certification, DSLR Cinematography, Digital Effects & Motion Graphics, MovieMagic, Production Design, and more.

 

Indie Grants programs also include the South Carolina Young Filmmakers Project, a high school filmmaker competition, and independent film screening events through-out the year.
 


View a brief video on the Indie Grants here:




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