The Pacific Pioneer Fund
This application form, budget, resume/filmography, and any other attachments must not exceed ten pages. (Copy and paste into a WORD doc. and format however you like.) Please use paper clips, not staples. Applications must be POSTMARKED no later than 12/01/17 or 06/01/18 to be considered at the meeting following the deadline. Please do not use FedEx, express or certified mail.
Also, please send a DVD of up to 10 minutes from your current project.
Date:________________ Date of any previous application to the Pioneer Fund______
Experience: How many docs of 28 minutes or longer have you directed? ___________(If none, please do NOT apply, unless you have lots of editing or cinematography experience.)
Title of Proposed Film_____________________________ Length_____________
One Sentence Summary of Film Topic/Subject
Project Budget (essential costs only, not in-kind)_______________________________
How much money is needed to complete the film? ____________________________
Name and address of Tax-Exempt (501c3) Sponsoring Organization: ________________ ____
One Page Detailed Project Description: Describe the film's subject precisely and briefly. Discuss the film’s narrative arc or storyline and its main characters. Why are you making this film? Do not say "see attached".
Creative Approach and Style: Discuss your conceptual ideas and technical approaches. What will the film look like?
Project Status: At what stage is the Project now? If in production, what remains to be shot? If in post-production, what remains to be done?
How does your enclosed sample work relate to your final product?
Project/Career: How will this project be a step forward in your career?
Profile of Key Project Staff: Please give brief bios of key staff for this project (as is relevant to your team - director, cinematographer, editor, producer,writer). Filmmakers should indicate precise roles in their two most recent films, as well as the films' dates, length, where exhibited, whether video or film and genre (e.g. documentary, narrative, experimental). If student film, please indicate.
Estimated Independent Filmmaker Bare Bones Budget Amount, If Push Comes to Shove:
In Kind Labor and Services Amount:_________________________________________
How will a Pacific Pioneer Fund grant be spent?
How much money has been raised to date? _____________________________
Other funding sources for this project: Amounts Sought Amounts Received
Two suggested references to contact regarding this project and qualifications of its key staff: