HBO has teamed with NALIP to find the next great Latino documentary film. They will award $10,000 to the winner of their 2011 Documentary grant. Applications are now being accepted. Deadline is June 10 to submit.
Social change has been the consistent undercurrent for HBO's critically acclaimed and award-winning documentary programs, with myriad issues presented in uncompromising quality and honesty. HBO created this $10,000 cash award for Latino filmmakers, and announced the third annual contest at The New Now conference in April.
The idea of this grant is for HBO to focus its lens on the Latino experience, and to support the growth of social commentary by Latino documentarians. Films will be judged based on the uniqueness of their topic/subject matter, the professional quality of the film, and the structure, tone and style planned for presenting the topic to an audience. Films may be works-in-progress, rough cuts, or completed features. Details for submitting available in the application. Winner and finalists to be announced in fall 2011.
Applications are now available to submit your documentary project. One Latino Filmmaker will win $10,000.
For more information about the submissions process visit: www.nalip.org.