Your logline should be a brief (1-2 sentences) summary of your film. It should state the central conflict, a synopsis of the plot, and an emotional hook. A good logline should provoke the viewer’s curiosity. (For more tips, here’s a great article on crafting loglines.)
The only fair way to evaluate these proposals is to use a structured proposal checklist, which is what most other funds also require. This is designed to encompass the key issues involving your film’s request: how it meets the mission of the fund; how it will be financed; what its audience engagement plans are; who […]
You may contact us if you have a specific question regarding our fund. Please do not contact us with general questions regarding the suitability of your project. We ask you to go through the application process.
Do not wait until the last minute to submit your project — you will get more attention if you apply earlier. Avoid the last minute rush, get a better ‘read’ — Approximately 40% of our Open Call applications are submitted on the last day.
No. Unfortunately, we are unable to respond to inquiries via telephone or Skype. If you have read our FAQ and you still have specific questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to answer them.
May I ask you to review an element of my proposal before I apply? For example, my website, synopsis, visual sample, etc?
No. We only review complete proposals submitted through our Submittable platform.
Yes, you can submit more than one proposal in the same round as long as they are for separate projects.
No. The Miller / Packan Fund is only set up to assist with the production of a project. If your project is completed, we would hope you can repay debt or handle unpaid bills from distribution arrangements or other sources of funding.
No. It is free to apply.
Submit your film only when you have written or visual material that demonstrates your storytelling intent. You may submit at any stage from advanced development through post-production. All proposals must convey a vision for a finished film. Projects that have not yet secured characters or subjects, are unable to articulate a story structure, or unable […]