From our member spotlight to funding opportunities, screenings and more ....read on for the latest news from Filmmakers Collaborative!

FC MEMBER SPOTLIGHT    
 Please join us in welcoming the team at BoomGen Studios to FC!  
 
Vanessa Benton, Derek Nguyen, Cherien Dabis, Mikaal and Amir Sulaiman
 
Mahyad Tousi and BoomGen Studios are the force behind the creation of Starfish Accelerator. Starfish is a first of its kind, creative accelerator investing in premium IP from mid-career storytellers of color. It is rooted in four core principles: radical ownership, authenticity, transparency, and community. BoomGen recognizes that there is conflict within our culture due to gaps in representation in our collective story. Starfish hopes to shift the narrative towards one of empathy and awareness. They are committed to the belief that "creative success need not be born out of luck; it can and should come from sound investment." 

Pictured above are black genre writer Vanessa Benton, Vietnamese American playwright and filmmaker Derek Nguyen, narrative television writer, Palestinian American producer and director Cherien Dabis, and black poet enthusiasts and creative brother duo Amir and Mikaal Sulaiman. They were all chosen as the inaugural participants of the accelerator to receive a $50,000 stipend and support from three to four mentors, including content experts, topic experts and a fandom representative.
 
Read more about this exciting new initiative here.  
  
 
IDA ENTERPRISE DOCUMENTARY FUND
 
Apply for $100K by March 1, 2020
 
 
Last call for production support from
International Documentary Association (IDA) 's Enterprise Documentary Fund ! The grant is open to feature-length documentary projects that integrate journalistic practice when exploring original, contemporary stories.

Get the support you need to complete your films: receive funds as well as project-tailored pro bono legal support, research and fact-checking support, and consultations with experts and craftspeople. US and international co-productions all welcome.

Finish Your Application Now! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORT DOC FILMS SCREENING
presented by the Newburyport Documentary Film Festival


FIREHOUSE CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Sunday, February 23
6:00PM
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS AND MORE INFO
MPC Winter Meeting

The Massachusetts Production Coalition invites you to join your community of film and media professionals for a fun night and great presentations at WGBH!

Monday, February 3
Cocktails and Social: 6:00-7:30pm
Presentations: 7:30-9:00pm

 
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO and TO REGISTER


 FC MARKETPLACE 
 
We encourage you to visit our new FC Marketplace page on our website and patronize our friends and associates who offer a wide range of products and services perfectly suited to the filmmaking community.
 





INTRODUCING OUR LATEST MEMBERS:

PAUL VAN DER WALT 

Paul Van Der Walt is a contemporary South African composer based in Boston. His
cinematic sound aims to enhance and support visual storytelling. Through evocative arrangements, Paul crafts music that is dynamic in range and emotional in purpose, to resonate and connect with both filmmakers and audiences.  Paul is open and capable of working with a wide range of projects and budgets.
 
     
 
 
Whether you need 2D animation, stop-motion, mixed-media, or clay animation; explainer videos, storyboards, fine art, illustration, cartoons, or creative consulting for your film, documentary, or creative project - GP Studio Arts can help! 20+ years of creating everything from Emmy nominated animation for national TV to small projects for individuals.
 
 
And we always love to hear from businesses and entrepreneurs looking to expand their reach to include hundreds of loyal and well-connected creatives and visionaries. If you would like to learn more, contact laura@filmmakerscollab.org  
 
 
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Filmmakers Collaborative (FC) has provided an array of resources and fiscal sponsorship for the independent filmmaking community for the past 30 years. We are proud that we have served as the fiscal sponsor for hundreds of films, including numerous award-winners, at a cost that remains among the lowest in the country. 
 
All of FC's programs are as unique as our member base. We offer vital opportunities to empower young, aspiring, media makers just starting out on their careers while also providing the vital resource of fiscal sponsorship to award-winning producers at the top of their craft. Both will ultimately produce films that will screen in living rooms, theaters and museums around the world.
 
Please support Filmmakers Collaborative with your tax-deductible contribution today! You also may choose to become a sustaining donor giving an amount of your choice each month or quarter, automatically deducted from your credit card.
 
Make a gift today to ensure that Filmmakers Collaborative remains a vibrant resource for the independent filmmaking community.

 

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