GRANTING: GFI Announces Summer 2012 Grant Recipients!

GFI’s newest grant recipients include four projects directed by women, and GFI’s first grants to the Dominican Republic, Guinea-Bissau and Serbia!

(Watch the video to view some production footage of new GFI grant recipient COLORED LIKE THE NIGHT (Dominican Republic)!)

Hear ye, hear ye: Today GFI announced the ten feature length narrative film projects selected to receive production funding in its Granting Program‘s Summer 2012 granting cycle (read the official press release here)! ­­­­

Our grant recipients this summer were chosen from a diverse and highly competitive group of projects representing 44 nations. This cycle is the first in which four projects directed and co-directed by women will receive funding through our program (last cycle, GFI provided grants to three projects directed by women). This also marks the first time the Dominican Republic, Guinea-Bissau and Serbia are represented in GFI’s family of grant recipients!

Join us in congratulating this cycle’s grant recipients which join the ranks of the now total 132 films to date that GFI has supported through its Granting Program:

  • BAD HAIR (PELO MALO), dir. Mariana Rondón, Venezuela
  • *BLESSED BENEFIT (INSHALLA I’STAFADET), dir. Mahmoud Al Massad, Jordan
  • COLORED LIKE THE NIGHT (DEL COLOR DE LA NOCHE), dir. Agliberto Meléndez, Dominican Republic
  • *PORT FATHER (PUERTO PADRE), dir. Gustavo Fallas Vargas, Costa Rica
  • KADJIKE, dir. Sana Na N’Hada, Guinea-Bissau
  • *SO MUCH WATER (TANTA AGUA), dir. Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge, Uruguay
  • THE ENCLAVE (ENKLAVA), dir. Goran Radovanović, Serbia
  • THE FACTORY GIRL (FATAT Al MASNAA), dir. Mohamed Khan, Egypt
  • *LIAR’S DICE, dir. Geetu Mohan Das, India

*Denotes honorable mention

The Granting Program awards fifteen to twenty grants per year, of up to $10,000 each, to filmmakers whose work exhibits artistic excellence, accomplished storytelling and cultural perspective on daily life. Funds received from grants are used to subsidize post-production costs such as laboratory and sound mixing fees, and access to advanced editing systems.

The Global Film Initiative’s next granting cycle is Winter 2013. Applications may be submitted from November 15, 2012 until the submission deadline on January 15, 2013. For more information on applications, eligibility and guidelines, please visit the Global Film Initiative’s website:

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