[NONPROFIT APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. ORGANIZATIONS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THEIR ACCEPTANCE ON NOVEMBER 15TH]
Lights. Camera. Help. is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to encouraging other nonprofit and cause driven organizations to use film and video to tell their stories.
One of our most important programs is the Reel Change Film Frenzy which supports the creation of cause-driven films for 10 local nonprofit organizations. Lights. Camera. Help. will lead this effort by bringing together a coalition of 10 filmmaking teams who know how to work with nonprofit organizations to tell their story the right way and by spearheading a fundraising campaign to finance the creation of the films.
Nonprofits will meet their filmmaking team at a kick-off event and then the filmmakers and nonprofit will have one week to produce a film that is 10 minutes or less in length and works to support the mission of the nonprofit. When the week is over, Lights. Camera. Help. will host a screening event and competition to show off the 10 films created through the Reel Change Film Frenzy process.
The Lights. Camera. Help. Reel Change Film Frenzy is designed to support nonprofit organizations that normally can’t afford to pay for high-quality film production. We respectfully ask that if your nonprofit’s annual budget is over $2 million that you do not apply for this program. You must be a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization certified under Section 501(c)(3) by the Internal Revenue Service and based in the state of Texas.
Application Process: [NONPROFIT APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. ORGANIZATIONS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THEIR ACCEPTANCE ON NOVEMBER 15TH]
To apply for the Reel Change Film Frenzy, please submit your application below and pay your $10 application fee. Please do not send anything via email or the postal service. No applications will be reviewed without the application fee. All applications are due by 5:00 pm on November 1st. You will be notified of selection by November 15th. If you are selected, you must submit a $200 participation fee to Lights. Camera. Help. by November 30, 2013.
Selected participants will meet with their filmmaking team on Saturday, February 15, 2014. You will have one week to work hand-in-hand with your filmmaking team to create a film for your organization. All 10 films will be screened on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at the Alamo Drafthouse. Don’t forget to submit your $10 application fee.