What qualifies a project for Thousand Words Finishing Funds? What types of projects do you seek to fund?
This is a difficult question to answer because of the wide array of material we are willing to look at. For feature films, we look for a strong story that separates itself from the pack—there has to be something that makes each film different in the market place. We do not choose to support films that are trying to be a studio film on a small budget. The gift of independent filmmaking is the ability to look at something we all may have seen before through a different set of filters. We do not shy away from risky material. If we see something special in a filmmaker, we will assist in finishing the project even if we see the selling aspect to be a difficult one. We invest our time and effort in people and their stories, not just in their individual films. We have expanded our Finishing Fund parameters to include documentaries and short films as well.
- The Funding Exchange projects itself as a "philanthropist for the cutting edge." What types of projects does the fund seek?
- What qualifies a project for Thousand Words Finishing Funds? What types of projects do you seek to fund?
- What types of film and radio projects are eligible for a California Documentary Project grant?