(MENAFN- The Peninsula) Joelyn Baluyut |
Doha: Doha Film Institute (DFI) announced that its Fall 2022 cycle for film, TV and web series grants is now open until July 4.
This is the second of the two grants programme of the institute, the first is the Spring cycle which opened in January.
“If you've got a film/TV/web series, submit your project so you can get the support you need to turn it into a reality,” said DFI in a tweet. The programme provides creative and financial assistance for short and feature-length films, subject to eligibility criteria, by Qatari and international first- and second-time directors, as well as established MENA directors.
Grants amount for short films depend on categories and development stage which ranges from $5,000 to $15,000; and for feature film, from $10,000 to $75,000.
Financial support is also available for TV and web series helmed by MENA scriptwriters and directors.
The grants amount for TV series is up to $20,000, while for web series, $30,000.
The TV fiction and creative documentary series development grant aims to assist independent screenwriters/producers from the MENA region in developing original serialised content intended for international audiovisual markets, while the web fiction and creative documentary series grant will support independent directors/producers from the MENA region in financing the production of original serialised content for the web.
Short films are defined as five to 30 minutes in duration, while over 65 minutes for a feature film.
A director may submit only one project per Grants session. And applications for production or post-production funding for feature-length projects must have a producer and production company attached.
Among the requirements under development funding for TV series: should have at least three linear episodes, an episode should have a minimum of 26 minutes in duration, a MENA screenwriter and/or director with previous credits must be attached, an attached producer with a registered company is strongly preferred at the time of submission, rights to the proposal should not be transferred to a broadcaster or VOD platform at the time of submission, and sequel seasons of an existing series are not eligible.
Meanwhile, for web series: should also have at least three linear episodes, an episode should have a minimum of three minutes in duration, a MENA director with previous credits must be attached, a producer with a registered company must be attached, the pilot episode for the series must have been completed at the time of submission, and a minimum of 50 percent of the financing must be secured.
Interested filmmakers and directors may visit DFI's website, for a full list of requirements and to be able to submit a proposal, dohafilminstitute.com .
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