If you think you never win - because remember (everyone loves a winner) - now's your chance to to put your hat into the mix - and really - you don't have anything to lose. APA artists get some well needed money to help create their next short, some networking opportunities, access to equipment - and did I say money already - and the big corporations get squat. Sure - technically they have nothing to do with this - because it's DIY VC style - but you get what I'm saying.
It's a win win for everyone.
The Armed With a Camera (AWC) Fellowship for Emerging Media Artists nurtures the next generation of Asian Pacific American media artists to capture their world, surroundings and outlook on life. Visual Communications works with the Fellows for seven months and provides special training, mentoring and networking opportunities, access to facilities and equipment plus a stipend to create five-minute digital shorts that premiere at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and other venues nationwide.For more information and the actual applications head on down to the Visual Communications site.
HOW TO APPLY
The 2010-2011 Armed With A Camera Fellowship is accepting submissions July 1 - October 1, 2010. Up to 10 artists will be selected for the Fellowship. We will announce the new class of Fellows in October.
ARMED WITH A CAMERA FELLOWSHIP
FOR EMERGING MEDIA ARTISTS 2010-2011
Visual Communications (VC) seeks to cultivate a new generation of Asian Pacific American media artists committed to preserving the legacy and vision of VC. ARMED WITH A CAMERA FELLOWSHIP will award up to ten fellows $500 to complete a five-minute digital video, within a five-month span of time. Through the ARMED WITH A CAMERA FELLOWSHIP, emerging media artists will capture their world, surroundings and outlook on life as a part of a new generation of Asian Pacific Americans.
Final projects must be shot in digital video format and completed by March 30, 2011. A special program will showcase all completed projects at various VC exhibitions across the city of Los Angeles, including the 2011 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and other venues nationwide. VC will co-own the productions and will also package and distribute completed works. Distribution income will aid in the continuation of the Armed with a Camera Fellowship.
Eligible applicants must be of Asian Pacific descent, 30 years old or younger in the year 2011, residents of California and have had previous work in The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival or any other VC exhibition and/or any Film Festival—this may include on-campus student festivals. If you’re not sure of your eligibility, please contact Visual Communications. Women, South Asian and Southeast Asian filmmakers are highly encouraged to apply to the AWC Fellowship.
All projects must conform to the following guidelines:
• Final piece must be a new, original work
• Final piece must be shot in digital video format
• Final piece must be completed by March 30, 2011 for inclusion in the 2011 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
• Total length of final piece must not exceed five minutes
• If budget for each project exceeds $500, you must show/explain other sources of funding
• Priority will be given to animation, documentary and experimental pieces.
Fellowship Selection Process
Up to ten artists will be selected each year based on their demonstrated commitment to the arts, production and exhibition experience, and the quality of their sample work. Consideration will be given to communities that have been underserved and underrepresented in the media arts. A review panel composed of community members, media artists, and curators will judge the work based on artistic innovation, feasibility within the timeline, and budget of their proposed projects. Applicants will be contacted by the last week of October 2010.