Thursday, November 5, 2009

Jane Morrison Film Fund Scholarship

  • Deadline = January 14, 2010
  • Grant amount = Up to $2,000

In partnership with the Maine Community Foundation and the Jane Morrison Film Fund, The Maine Arts Commission is proud to offer the Jane Morrison Memorial Film Fund Scholarship. The grant supports educational opportunities for filmmakers in the early stages of their career development. The Fund is designed to help filmmakers attain instructional guidance and skills. Applicants should identify specific opportunities for educational benefit and be prepared to explain why the experience would help them.

Jane Morrison was an Augusta-area native who died suddenly while on location shooting a film in Africa. Jane's career in filmmaking began when she was an English teacher at Cony High School in Augusta and participated in that school's first Maine Arts Commission-supported Artist-In-Residence Film Program. She received special training in filmmaking, continued to develop the film program at Cony, and then went on to a full-time career in filmmaking. Among her titles are Sarah Orne Jewett's The White Heron, Master Smart Woman, and The Two Worlds of Angelita.

In the past funds have been used to support attendance at the Summer Film Institute in New York and the Sundance Institute in Utah. The funds can also be applied to film classes at educational institutions, film workshops, seminars and apprenticeships. The committee prefers applications that cover tuition costs rather than living expenses. Preference is given (but not restricted) to those residing in Maine. Click here to download application guidelines. For the application narrative questions click here to download.

To apply for this grant, you will need the documents that can be downloaded individually by clicking their names on the list below. Please note that this is a temporary solution until the launch of the new Maine Arts Commission website. You will be required to create a free account with Scribd to download these documents.

Narrative Form
Apply using eGrant

For more information, or if you have questions, please contact Kathy Ann Shaw, Senior Development Associate and Accessibility Coordinator, 207/287-2750 or NexTalk user ID:

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