The Denver Film Society is proud to announce the Music on Film-Film on Music (MOFFOM) Documentary Grant Program. The MOFFOM grant will provide up to $20,000 annually in finishing funds for documentary productions specifically for music licensing, scoring and composition. Awardees will be announced at the 41st Denver Film Festival (November 2018).
HOW TO APPLY:
Letter of Inquiry (LOI):
Approximately ten applicants will be invited to submit a full application. Finalists’ materials will be reviewed by a panel of industry professionals including composers, music supervisors, producers, etc.
The Denver Film Society will convene panels to evaluate applications and award grants at its sole discretion. Winners will be announced in a press release and on the DFS website.
Payment will be made via business check and can be made out to an individual or company name according to recipient specifications. The Denver Film Society will issue a 1099 form at the year’s end reflecting grant income.
For more information about MOFFOM, please contact:
Denver Film Society
1510 York Street, Third Floor
Denver, CO 80206
GOING TO MARS
Director: Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson
Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project pushes the boundaries of biographical documentary storytelling to reveal the enduring influence of one of America’s greatest living artists and social commentators. Combining parallel cinematic story editing with visually innovative treatments of her poetry, together with intimate vérité, rich archival footage, and Giovanni’s own captivating contemporary performances, Going to Mars recounts the story of the artist and activist and the tumultuous historical periods in which she lived—from the Civil Rights Movement, to the Black Arts Movement, to present-day Black Lives Matter.
THE INDUSTRIAL MUSICALS MOVIE
Director: Dava Whisenant
Once upon a time in the USA, Broadway and Business had a baby: the corporate musical. The film tells the story of one of Capitalism’s strangest creations and the comedy writer obsessed with rescuing this hidden world from obscurity.
THE UNTITLED JENNIFER LAUDE PROJECT
Director: PJ Raval
Grassroots activists in the Philippines are spurred into action when a local transgender woman, Jennifer Laude, is brutally murdered by a US Marine. As they demand answers, and a just trial, hidden histories of US colonization and abuse come bubbling to the surface.