Monday, April 21, 2014

Film Festival Scholarship Spring 2014

We're excited to announce the details to our Film Festival Scholarship! Women in Cinema is offering waived fees to the following film festivals to three lucky winners chosen by a panel of filmmakers including Heather Courtney (Where Soldiers Come From), Lauren Wolkstein (The Strange Ones, Social Butterfly) and Laura Kincaid (Texas Film Commission).

Indie Memphis Film Festival
Cucalorus Film Festival
Sundance Film Festival
Citizen Jane Film Festival
Oxford Film Festival
Lone Star Film Festival

Previous winners have gone on to play festivals including Sarasota Film Festival, deadCenter Film Festival, Citizen Jane Film Festival, AFS SXSW Shortscase and even win the IDA for Best Student Documentary.

To apply for the scholarship, you MUST be a paid member of Women in Cinema and submit your film by Friday, May 9th at noon.

You can find the application along with the officials rules on our 'Scholarship' page at the top. 

Laura Kincaid is the Senior Marketing Coordinator at the Texas Film Commission, a division of the Office of the Governor. She supports the creative industries of Texas by developing marketing opportunities to promote Texas Film Commission services, and works with the state’s regional film commissions, industry organizations, film festivals and conferences, and constituents. Laura is a native Austinite, and graduated from UT Austin in 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Radio, Television & Film. She’s been on staff at the Texas Film Commission since 2007 and has served on the Advisory Board of the ATX Television Festival since 2012. She has co-edited numerous short films (and one very long documentary in French, Arabic and Portuguese, none of which she speaks) and is a spontaneous world traveler.

Lauren Wolkstein is an award-winning filmmaker whose films have screened worldwide. Her film THE STRANGE ONES (co-dir. Christopher Radcliff) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011, and has since screened at over 100 festivals worldwide, including SXSW, Rotterdam, Clermont-Ferrand, and Tokyo and has received numerous awards, including several Oscar-qualifying festival wins. Lauren Wolkstein has also directed the acclaimed short films CIGARETTE CANDY (best short film, SXSW 2010), and SOCIAL BUTTERFLY, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. She earned her MFA in film from Columbia University, where she received the Plum Pictures Most Promising Filmmaker Award. Lauren was also recently selected as one of Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Film.

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