Short Film Grants

OCADU LIVE Short Film Grants 

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A new grant program brought to you by OCAD U LiVE for OCAD U students is coming in 2023 to encourage the creation of original content. The grant aims to showcase work through OCAD U LiVE as well as short film festival circuits. This grant will support students in creating an approx. 15-minute visual, time-based pieces of any format including but not limited to:

- Short Film
- Documentary
- Music-Led Video
- AR/VR Experience

There will be a final selection of three candidates each semester who will receive the following:
- $1000 used directly for their production
- Mentorship from Producers Leonardo Dell'Anno, and Byron Kent Wong, and Video Editor Hunter Crouse
- List of names of cast and crews (OCAD U LiVE/OCAD U Students) to support production
- Support for securing equipment, studio space or on-campus locations for filming
- Upon completion of work, a specialized consultation with Leonardo Dell'Anno and an allocation of $500 to build a plan for submissions to various festivals

Deadlines/Timeline of Program:
Applications Open: January 30th, 2023
Applications Deadline: March 13th, 2023
Fill out this form with any necessary documents attached.

Second Round: May 5th 2023
A shortlisted round of applications will be selected where you will be required to provide more detailed documentation of the project such as:
- Key crew members and samples of their work/previous experience
- Rough/partial script, in-depth storyboard, or more detailed outline showcasing the vision of piece

Final Selection: May 29th 2023

After being notified of your successful application, you will have until Sept  22th, 2023 to submit your final piece.

Terms and Conditions:
- A contract must be signed between the grant recipient and provider outlining details of how money can be spent and providing receipts to keep track of spending                                                                                          - The person applying for the grant must be a current student at OCAD U could be any year and in any program.
- Upon signing of the contract, the applicant will receive $800 upfront and will receive the final $200 upon delivery of documentation of where the money is being used
- It is not required but strongly encouraged to source cast and crew from OCAD U Students

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