Hey, Hearst Winner!

Hey, Hearst Winner!
The boldness of this project’s attempt to demonstrate something new about race and class and climate change through a particular dystopian worldview was very impressive.

Congratulations to A. Sayeeda Moreno and Micah Schaffer, winners of this year’s SFFS / Hearst Screenwriting Grant! The team will receive $15,000 to develop their sci-fi script-in-progress, White.

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Talent Watch: Fall 2014 SFFS / KRF Grant Finalists

Talent Watch: Fall 2014 SFFS / KRF Grant Finalists
We are particularly excited by the increasingly international pool of applicants for our flagship grant program, and by the fact that more than half of our finalists in this round are women.

Announcing the latest round of SFFS / KRF Filmmaking Grant finalists and their projects!

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In Focus: Tom Gilroy on Our Lady of the Snow

In Focus: Tom Gilroy on Our Lady of the Snow
Foundations that recognize the cultural necessity of supporting an artist’s vision often get the ball rolling and enable you to get started and create the work that you end up providing to your 'curators' further down the line.

Filmmaker Tom Gilroy shares his spiritual inspiration for his latest feature project Our Lady of the Snow, and his personal experience in navigating the new waters of independent filmmaking and grant-giving organizations.

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2014 SFFS / Hearst Screenwriting Finalists

2014 SFFS / Hearst Screenwriting Finalists
Every great film begins its life on the page, and we are excited to be involved in helping great storytellers work through the screenwriting process.

Introducing the six finalists for the sixth annual SFFS / Hearst Screenwriting Grant!

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In Focus: Mohamed Diab on Clash

In Focus: Mohamed Diab on Clash
Making a film like this back home is a big risk, especially when there is a possibility that a higher authority could stop the film. I needed this kind of support to kickstart the project and to show financiers that there will be international interest and support for this project.

Egyptian writer/director Mohamed Diab shares the politically charged inspiration for his latest feature project Clash, and reflects on his current status as a "revolutionary" filmmaker.

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