MERCURY has teamed with the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) to find six hot Latino/a Filmmakers.
The MERCURY Latino Lens Short Film Challenge is an opportunity for six Finalists (3 students, 3 Emerging Filmmakers) to receive $10,000 to produce and direct an original short film narrative on digital video (DV), competing for a Grand Prize.
All 6 Final Films produced from the finalist screenplays will be presented in a national on-line contest in October 2006, and let the public select two Grand Prize Winners: One Student and One Emerging Filmmaker. The Grand Prize Winners will receive exclusive screenings in Los Angeles, San Antonio and Miami in November 2006, PLUS venues at NALIP Conference 8 in Newport Beach, March 8 – 10, 2007.
Student Grand Prize Winner receives a $5,000 scholarship & HDV Camera.
Emerging Filmmaker Grand Prize Winner receives a $5,000 cash grant towards their next project & travel/accommodations to the 2007 Sundance Film Festival as part of “NALIPsters in Sundance.”
All 6 Finalists also receive 1-year NALIP membership & benefits, plus invitation to screen at NALIP Conference 8!
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BY FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2006