MotionMakers, apply to DailyMotion fund

 A slice of the MotionMaker $50,000 fund is up for grabs:  5 to 10 “hand-selected” video projects can get their share. Deadline for the next round is 31 January 2013.

Accepted forms and genres are “short films, web series, music videos, documentaries, mashups, experimental works, etc.”

You have to be a MotionMaker member to submit. Application rules are listed in a pop-up on the MotionMaker Fund page.

“MotionMakers who submit a treatment will have the chance to be selected by a panel of judges. The panel is made up of filmmakers, producers and select members of the creative team on Dailymotion’s staff.”

Good luck to participants.


Crossover Market launches 2nd UK transmedia training

Open to any genre or media platform, the Crossover Market is scheduled for June 2013 but kicks off its 7-month, 6-stage UK training programme soon: Apply by 5 NOVEMBER 2012 at 18:00 to get help with finding funding and audiences.

Also known as Devise 2 Deliver (D2D), stage 1 takes off early December 2012 around the UK:

Glasgow – December 4th
Manchester – December 6th
London – December 7th
Bristol – December 11th
Newcastle – December 13th

Attendance at Stage 1 costs £50+VAT. Attendance beyond Stage 1 is based on a selection process; 25 participants will be selected to progress to Stage 2 onwards to Stage 6, the Crossover Market. This costs £400+VAT and includes a full delegate pass for Sheffield Doc/Fest 2013 with access to all films, sessions, parties, the Crossover Summit and other festival events.

Last year’s D2D participants benefited from meetings with Creative England, The Guardian, MINT Digital, Distrify, Greenpeace, Tate Media, Citizens UK and advisors such as John Reiss and Siobhan O’Flynn and included:

Anton Califano – My Manifesto
Carol Cooke – The Nightshift
Sara Cropley and Keira Freeman – The Great Fashion Stitch Up
Lindsey Dryden – Lost and Sound Interactive
Yacine Helali – My Burqa and Me
Lorna Hutcheon – Scheme Tour: Everybody’s Child
Emily James – Can You Hack It?
Todd McDonald – Why Paint?
Laura McGann – Absolute Derby
Naomi Smyth – How To Survive the Future

Crossover Market is by invitation only.