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ScreeningRoom & Partners Launch New Grant for Short Investigative Films

The Intercept and ScreeningRoom, in collaboration with Double Exposure, recently announced the launch of a new grant for short investigative films. The grant includes a cash prize of $5000 as well as in-kind support, mentoring and additional support in terms of promotion and screening opportunities. The submission deadline is December 10, 2018.


Apart from a $5000 cash prize for creating a short-form investigative documentary, the selected grant recepient will receive a one year ScreeningRoom Pro account, in-kind equipment rental and mentoring. The filmmaker will also have the potential for publication of the completed work on The Intercept, and to screen their short film at the Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival (DX) in 2019.

“The Intercept is dedicated to publishing groundbreaking investigative work, which is more important than ever these days,” says Lauren Feeney, Director of Video Production at The Intercept. “We are looking for subject matter that is investigative and visually compelling. Topics of interest include civil liberties, national security, immigration, environment, politics and human rights.”

“ScreeningRoom’s goal is to help build sustainability in the independent filmmaking and video journalism space,” says Marie-Hélène Carleton, one of the founders of ScreeningRoom, “and working with The Intercept and DX on this new grant is a wonderful opportunity to help support filmmakers.”

“Double Exposure is thrilled to participate in this grant initiative that will seed essential projects in this vibrant new space where filmmaking and journalism intersect” said DX co-creator and co-director, Sky Sitney.

Any filmmaker or video journalist is welcome to apply — submissions are open until December 10, 2018. There is no fee for submission, but filmmakers will need a ScreeningRoom Basic, Premium or Pro account. Representatives from The Intercept, ScreeningRoom, and DX will review the submissions and make a final decision in February 2019.

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