Submissions Open for IF/Then Short Documentary Program

In partnership with New Orleans Film Society, we are currently seeking short documentary projects directed by filmmakers living or working in the American South for the IF/Then Short Documentary Program. Up to six projects will be selected for a pitch competition, to be held in New Orleans during New Orleans Film Festival on Friday, October 13, 2017. The winner, selected by a professional jury, will be eligible for up to $20,000 in production support from IF/Then, as well as ongoing mentorship year-round - in person or virtually - and will participate in a year-long distribution initiative managed by Tribeca Film Institute that offers creative control, revenue potential and career development.

Click here for eligibility details, FAQs and applications. The deadline to apply is August 4, 2017.

IF/Then is a new filmmaking initiative that awards monetary grants and provides year-round distribution mentorship to filmmakers creating short documentaries. The program provides new audiences, starting in the U.S., with a better understanding of American and international stories by discovering and empowering more inclusive voices in short-film storytelling. It also fosters multi-platform distribution and financial sustainability for more short filmmakers in a global and increasingly complex marketplace. IF/Then was developed in partnership with, and supported by, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.