IF/Then Shorts, now in its fifth year of partnership with New Orleans Film Society, invites diverse stories and storytellers from the American South to apply for a virtual residency to take community-conscious and cinematic short documentary films from the edit to reaching audiences. Four selected film teams will receive a $5,000 post-production grant and participate in a five-week collaborative online editing residency: working with industry professionals, editing mentors, and their fellow filmmakers to fine-tune their rough cut. Filmmakers will benefit from not only the resources of their esteemed mentors but also work to build strong creative relationships while providing feedback and support to their fellow Southern filmmakers. After the lab, the films will be shown at an invitation-only rough-cut screening as a part of the 2021 New Orleans Film Festival. Following the residency and festival, filmmakers will receive distribution consultation and festival strategy to help get their film out into the world.
The Documentary Campus Masterschool is a European training programme and international networking platform dedicated to the development of factual content for an international audience. For more than 20 years, the Masterschool has carefully matched European media professionals with key players from the international industry and assisted in developing, financing and marketing their factual based formats for public release, whether on the traditional TV market or on new digital platforms.