query: organizing films

colist at comm-org.utoledo.edu colist at comm-org.utoledo.edu
Sun Jan 25 09:15:44 CST 2004

[ed:  Dick has discovered an unlikely source of film distribution funding 
in response to Stephanie's query.]

From: D Schoech <schoech at uta.edu>

Program Number:   63601
Title:            Playboy Foundation Funded Films Grants Program                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Sponsor:          Playboy Foundation

 The sponsor awards grants for post-production and distribution to a
range of social change documentary films and videos.  Grants range
from $1,000 to $2,000. 

Established Date: 11/06/2001
Follow-Up Date:   01/01/2005
Review Date:      01/22/2004

Contact:          Cleo Wilson, Executive Director                                                                     

Address:          680 North Lake Shore Drive
                  Chicago, IL 60611      
E-mail:           cleow at playboy.com
Program URL: http://www.playboyenterprises.com/foundation
Tel:              312-751-8000 x-2667           
Deadline Ind:     Receipt                                                
Deadline Open:    Yes

Award Type(s):    General Project

Citizenship/Country of Applying Institution: 
                  Any/No Restrictions

Locations Tenable:    Any/No Restrictions

Appl Type(s):     Tax-exempt

Target Group(s):  NONE
Funding Limit:    $2,000   MAXIMUM
Duration:         0
Indirect Costs:   Unspecified
Cost Sharing:     No
Sponsor Type:     Foundations

Geo. Restricted:  NO RESTRICTIONS                                         


 The sponsor awards grants for post-production and distribution to a
range of social change documentary films and videos.  Grants are
limited to documentary film and video in the post-production

 Eligible applicants are tax-exempt organizations. (cmb) 

KEYWORDS:         Cinema/Video
                  Social Change

Dick Schoech <mailto:schoech at uta.edu>
U. TX Arlington, Box 19129, 211 S Cooper, Arl TX 76019-0129

> [ed:  please feel welcomed to copy COMM-ORG with your responses
> to Stephanie's query.]
> From:           	Stephanie Page <stephknits at yahoo.com>
> A community development organization in Fitchburg,
> Massachusetts recently made a professional video of an
> effective local organizing campaign. The film
> demonstrates the ability of CDC's to organize as part
> of affordable housing development, and the video
> clearly demonstrates leadership and power of a
> community base, strategy, tensions with the city and
> administrative/development staff, and many other
> elements of the campaign.
> I have been researching similar films and their use,
> and the interest of funders in films. The information
> has been limited. (However, there has been a lot of
> good information on the Dudley Street video.) What do
> people think? Does anybody have any good examples of
> the use of videos? Are they mainly used as training
> tools? How do funders regard videos? Is there grant
> support for their use?
> I appreciate any feedback.
> Stephanie Page
> Organizing Consultant
> Lunenburg, MA 
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