|Global Film Initiative Awards Projects from Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Uruguay|
|Monday, 08 October 2012 17:34|
The San Francisco-based organization the Global Film Initiative
announced today that ten film projects have been selected to receive
production funding as part of their Initiative's Summer 2012 granting
cycle which includes four Latin American projects from Venezuela,
Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Uruguay.
The Latin American winning projects are:
- Puerto Padre / Port Father by Gustavo Fallas Vargas, Costa Rica.
The Granting Program awards fifteen to twenty grants per year, of up to $10,000 each, to filmmakers whose work exhibits artistic excellence, accomplished storytelling and cultural perspective on daily life. Funds received from grants are used to subsidize post-production costs such as laboratory and sound mixing fees, and access to advanced editing systems. Since the Initiative's founding in 2002, the Granting Program has awarded 132 grants to deserving film projects from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Oceania.