Idaho Film Office Grants for 2013-2014
Judging is now completed. See winners below. The application period for a Media Production Grant is now closed. The link will stay until revised for 2014-2015.
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2013-2014 Film Grant Recipients
The Idaho Film Office has announced the recipients of its 2013-2014 film grants. This program is intended to advance the filmmaking workforce in Idaho by providing funding to eligible projects that give hands-on production experience. Five judges scored the applications. Each application could score a maximum of 100 points. The scores from each judge were averaged and the highest scoring projects were chosen to receive grants of $5,000 each.
The recipients of the 2013-2014 grants are:
- Wide Eye Productions for "The Rocky Mountain Fly Highway"
Documentary. Concept: "There’s a highway out west that people drive every day without knowing the almost mythical status of places it can take them-- unless they fly fish."
- Zach Voss Ganshow for "The View from a Pedal Buggy"
Documentary. Concept: "Will provide a glimpse into the methods and motivations behind one of Boise’s innovative individuals – Gregory Allen – through the production of an equally innovative documentary short film".
- Gregory Bayne for "Bloodsworth: An Innocent Man"
Documentary. Concept: "Recounts Kirk Noble Bloodsworth’s remarkable journey through the criminal justice system as an innocent man convicted and sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit, and his becoming the first death row inmate exonerated by DNA evidence in the United States."
- Steven Cody Gittings for "Smoke"
Narrative Short. Concept: "Fifteen-year-old Vernon wakes in the early dawn to discover his father at his window—wounded, filthy, and blood-stained. He orders Vernon to dress quietly and quickly, then leads him miles into the woods where he has dragged the body of a stranger he confesses to killing in self-defense the night before." From a short story by Alan Heathcock.
- Bronwyn Leslie/David Thompson for "Lyda"
Documentary. Concept: Chronicles the life of Lyda Southard, believed to be America’s first female serial killer. "Presenting a chronology of her life and the significance of her history through a mixture of archival materials, expert testimonials, vox pop interviews and historical reenactments, the final film will be a blend of documentary and narrative elements."
- Sonya Rosario for "Sofa Diaries"
Documentary. Concept:; "Interviewing mothers and daughters, sitting on a Victorian sofa inherited from my mother; the setting — Idaho’s magnificent natural world — intense and beautiful, like the women being interviewed."
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