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Find out how you can help Eating Up Easter reach its goals and get this film on finished. In this documentary, follow members of the native Rapanui community on Easter Island as they battle the globalizing effects of a booming tourism industry. Previous films have often sensationalized the “mysteries” of this remote Pacific island known for its moai, massive stone statues. In contrast, this documentary provides an intimate look at the actions of the Rapanui from a native filmmaker’s perspective as they come face to face with the consequences of their rapidly developing island.
Media Fund provides up to $15,000 for Research & Development (R&D) funding for single programs of standard broadcast length (56:46 or 26:46). In rare cases, when the story warrants it, PIC will consider feature-length programs in accordance with PBS broadcast specifications. Producers applying for R&D funds will need to enter into an exclusive four-year public television broadcast rights license for the US and its territories.
Open Call provides documentary funding and co-production support so you can complete your nonfiction work in progress, then air it on public television.
Over the coming 10 years, production grants will be distributed to Canadian documentary filmmakers. Up to $35,000 will be granted to three or four projects each year.
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