Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Netflix and Film Independent Announce Competition for Independent Filmmakers

Netflix, Inc., the online movie rental service, and Film Independent, the not-for-profit arts organization that produces the Independent Sprit Awards, the Los Angeles Film Festival, and film education programming, have joined forces to launch a competition for independent filmmakers. The "Netflix FIND Your Voice Film Competition" will award one aspiring filmmaker the means, guidance, and resources to make a full-length narrative film. In addition to production resources needed to make the film, the winner will receive a $150,000 cash production grant funded by Netflix. Deadline: February 9, 2009. See the Netflix Web site for full eligibility requirements, evaluation criteria, and an entry application form-