Visual Communications' 2015 Armed With a Camera Fellowship

Monday, July 14, 2014

It's that time! Filmmakers get your cameras ready.

The Armed With a Camera Fellowship for Emerging Media Artists is for up-and-coming Asian Pacific Americans who have had some experience in filmmaking. Over a seven-month period, 10 selected Fellows will receive the support and resources needed to each create a five-minute film and premiere it at the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival. Resources include training, workshops, mentoring, and a cash stipend. Over the past 12 years, the Fellowship has helped nearly 100 filmmakers to launch their careers.

The deadline to apply this year is August 29.

Where can I find more information?
You can find more information on our website at and click on Programs and Artist Services.

Direct link:

Who should I contact for more information?
You can e-mail Milton at for more information.

Who can submit?
Applicants must be of Asian Pacific descent and residents of Southern California. If accepted, Fellows must be able to attend mandatory meetings and workshops in Los Angeles. Women, South Asian and Southeast Asian filmmakers are highly encouraged to apply to the AWC Fellowship.

How do I apply?
You will need to send the following:

Information Cover Sheet (downloadable online at our website)
Letter of Intent
Project Treatment (2 page maximum)
Project Timeline (All projects must begin in October 2014 and completed in March 2015)
Budget (if proposed budget exceeds $2,000, you must show/explain other sources funding; budget items may include artist stipend, equipment, supplies, location fee, food etc.)
Sample work cued to five minutes (can be online link).

When are entries due?
All entries/submissions are due on August 29, 2014.

Where/who should we mail our entries?
Email to:

Mail to:
Attn: Milton Liu/AWC
Visual Communications
120 Judge John Aiso St., Basement Level
Los Angeles, CA 90012

How many applicants will be accepted?
Visual Communications will reward the fellowship up to 10 applicants.

When will we hear back?
Rewarded applicants will hear back in mid September.

How long is the fellowship?
The fellowship will span seven months in total, beginning October 2014. Final projects should be completed by March 13, 2015.

What kind of filmmaker/work is VC looking for?
Up to ten artists will be selected 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.