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Address P.O. Box 12918
Jackson,MS 39236
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Website http://msfilmandvideoalliance.org/index.html
Executive Director Sam Watson
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Mission Statement The Mississippi Film and Video Alliance is dedicated to fostering film and television production in our state. We administer the Emerging Filmmaker Grant program as well as provide 501(c)(3) services to film makers wishing to apply under not-for-profit status for other grant funding. MFVA is also pushing the creation of a Film Mississippi custom car tag to help fund filmmakers in our state.
Program Name MFVA Emerging Mississippi Filmmakers Grant Program
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Description of Program The Mississippi Film and Video Alliance (MFVA) Emerging Mississippi Filmmakers Grant Program is funded through a generous grant from the Mississippi Film Office. The purpose of the grant is to help develop Mississippi’s film and video artists as the next generation of Mississippi’s legacy of storytelling. The grant is offered to working and emerging Mississippi filmmakers.

The filmmakers receiving funding are required to match, dollar-for-dollar, the amount of the grant funds in either cash or in- kind contributions.
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Award Website http://www.msfilmandvideoalliance.org/grant/
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Does this program primarily support the creation of new work? No
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    Description of Support or Services The filmmakers receiving funding will receive half of the awarded amount upon announcement and the remaining half once finished projects are submitted to MFVA on DVD.

    At the end of each grant period, MFVA will provide a public screening for the funded works.

    MFVA requires the filmmaker to fill 50% of their cast and crew positions with Mississippi residents and to produce their project in Mississippi.

    MFVA reserves the right to refuse funding where an application does not meet its criteria; would conflict with MFVA’s own fundraising activities, its 501(c)(3) status, or for any other reason at its discretion.

    Due to finite resources, MFVA may limit the number of grants at any time.

    The MFVA board is the final determining body for all grants based on the recommendations from an out-of-state jury. Their decision is final. Note: If a board member applies for the grant, they will not be eligible to participate in any of the discussion pertaining to the judging process to determine distribution of grant funds.

    All projects must prominently credit the Mississippi Film and Video Alliance and the Mississippi Film Office in the film or video and in all advertisements. The filmmaker must use the words: “This project was made possible through the generous support of the Mississippi Film Office and the Mississippi Film and Video Alliance.”
    Amount Awarded by this Program (if an award)
    Related Arts
    Media ArtsFilm
    Media ArtsVideo/Digital
    Gender No Requirement
    Age 18 and older
    Can Previous Awardees Re-apply? Yes W/ Restrictions
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    Other Restrictions Awarded applicants may not apply for funding during the next grant year cycle
    Total Number of Applicants (annually) 0
    Total Number of Recipients (annually) 0
    Total Number of Awards (annually) 0
    Total Amount Awarded by this Program (annually) $0
    Procedure Open Application
    Contact Requirements Mississippi Film and Video Alliance
    P.O. Box 12918
    Jackson, MS 39236
    Material/Process *The 2012 application deadline has passed. Please check the website for the 2013 application* Applications will not be accepted after the August 15, 2012 deadline. For an application to be considered the filmmaker must include:

    - Completed application (5 copies)

    - Completed script or detailed description of the project (5 copies)

    - Resumes (two page max) of all key cast and crew (5 copies)

    - Narrative (2 pages maximum) discussing your development as a filmmaker. (5 copies)

    - DVD example of previous works. (5 copies)

    - Budget, in US dollars, showing how grant funding will be spent and showing the amount and source of all matching funds and/or in-kind services. (5 copies).

    - The non-refundable submission fee. ($35 for non-students, $25 for students) Incomplete applications will not be processed.

    - The MFVA board of directors is the final determining body by which projects are approved and disapproved and their decision is final.

    Applications, scripts, budgets, etc will only be returned if filmmaker provides a large self-addressed, postage pre-paid envelope. DVDs, videos, and audio tapes will not be returned.

    MFVA cannot be held responsible for lost or destroyed applications, attachments, and/or media.
    Application Fee $35
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    Approximate Deadline July 2013
    Rolling Deadline No
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    Are awardees required to submit a Final Report? False
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