Silverdocs / Whole Foods “Green Giant” grant deadline

Deadline for applications: Saturday, April 30th, at MIDNIGHT (EST)

The AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival and Whole Foods Market will be accepting applications from filmmakers who are looking for grant money towards the development or completion of original green-themed documentary feature film projects. Together, Whole Foods and Silverdocs will bestow two $25,000 grants to documentary filmmakers working in the ‘green’ genre.

We are looking for well thought out feature film projects in development, in production or post-production that focus on green themes. More specifically, films that explore issues related to food sustainability in all its forms – the environmental or health benefits of eating whole (minimally processed) and locally grown foods, a community fighting to keep their neighborhood safe from chemicals or an individual working hard to keep their small family farm viable. The film should tell a story of real people making a difference on important issues. While the story might possibly
paint a grim picture of reality, the heart of the story should be one of hope and inspiration to others – ultimately showing what IS possible.

In addition to subject matter, we would expect that filmmakers submitting proposals would have a minimum amount of preexisting filmmaking experience. Applicants should meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Previous short or feature film that has played as an ‘official selection’ of an established film festival
  • Previous short or feature released in theaters or sold for other distribution
  • Graduate level film student with recommendation by professor

All Filmmakers will be notified of their status by June 13, 2011
Questions regarding submissions may be directed to:

The “Whole Foods Market Do Something Reel” Film Festival is presented in association with Applegate Farms and RiceSelect™, with additional support from Preserve, Brita, Stonyfield, Tom’s of Maine, Seventh Generation, EVOL Burritos, Food Should Taste Good and Siggi’s. For more information about the “Whole Foods Market Do Something Reel” Film Festival, go to

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