Redford Center Unveils New Grant Program for Aspiring Environmental Filmmakers

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The nonprofit, started by Robert and Jamie Redford, seeks to transform complex social and environmental issues into entertaining content.

The Redford Center will launch a grant program aimed at aiding the production of films that seek to garner global awareness for environmental issues. 

Started by Robert and Jamie Redford, the Redford Center is a nonprofit that seeks to transform complex social and environmental issues into entertaining content.

The Redford Center Grants will support filmmaker's with feature-length projects that are in early stages of development.

Five filmmaking teams will be awarded $15,000 to produce a proof-of-concept film over a three-month period. Grant winners will also receive mentorship from industry professionals, a GoPro Hero 4 Black camera, and film distribution Redford Center Grants programs’ series of shorts, as well as consideration for additional grant support.

"Some of the most moving and inspirational environmental stories are the ones that highlight what people are doing every day to ensure the health of our planet for generations to come,” said Robert Redford. "I’m pleased that Redford Center Grants will enable us to support the development of films that showcase solutions and demonstrate what’s possible.”

Submissions for the grant program are now open.

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