Bring the Reel Power Film Festival to your community! Apply for a Mini-Grant By March 2

Bring the Reel Power Film Festival to your community! Apply for a Mini-Grant By March 2

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John Ahni Schertow
February 25, 2012
 

If you live in a community that has been or may be impacted by mountaintop removal, fracking, or a coal-fired power plant, you may like to know that Working Films has fourteen mini-grants available to bring the Reel Power Film Festival to your community!

The deadline to apply for a mini-grant is March 2nd, 2012.

Films participating in the Film Festival include: Cape Wind, Cooked, Deep Down, Dirty Business, Gasland, Green Shall Overcome, Solarize This, Split Estate, Sun Come Up, and When Two Worlds Collide.

For more information, please visit workingfilms.org/reelpowergrants. You can also contact Reel Power director Kristin Henry at khenry [at] workingfilms.org if you have additional questions.

Bring the Reel Power Film Festival to your community!

Do you live in or know a community that has been impacted or likely to be by mountaintop removal, fracking, or a coal-fired power plant? Do you know or Are you in a community where alternative energy solutions are being implemented? Or, have you already hosted one of the Reel Power films and would like to explore the related issues around coal, gas, climate change and renewable energy solutions with your community? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then the Reel Power Film Festival may be for you.

When Two Worlds Collide and Working Films is pleased to announce the launch of the Reel Power Film Festival and a Grassroots Mini-grant Opportunity. Reel Power is a collection of films that tell stories from the frontlines of our energy crisis and into our energy future and have the power to get your community talking and taking action. When Two Worlds Collide is proud to be one of the 10 collaborators. While anyone can host a Reel Power Film Festival, organizations and grassroots groups that are impacted by natural resource extraction, climate change or are tapping into renewable energy solutions are invited to apply for one of fourteen mini-grants to support their event.

Click here to check out the Reel Power trailer, featuring award-wining films such as Gasland, Sun Come up and Deep Down among others.

We’ll offer mini-grants to frontline groups that are interested in bringing two or more of the films to their community this Spring or Summer. These grants of $250 cash with $500 additional in-kind will cover screening fees and other resources needed to put on a stellar event (such as venue rental, get the word out materials, etc.). Two to four of these events will receive a higher level of in-kind support valued at an additional $2500.

For more information on the Reel Power Film Festival, mini-grants and how to apply, please visit workingfilms.org/reelpowergrants. Contact Reel Power director Kristin Henry at khenry [at] workingfilms.org if you have additional questions along the way.

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