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Grant for Local Film Industry

By March 25, 2012

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The City of San Antonio is trying to stimulate the local film industry, with a new Filmmakers Grant.  The $25,000 grant by the Office of Cultural Affairs will help produce feature-length films in the Alamo City.

"San Antonio has a great wellspring of creative talent, particularly when it comes to filmmaking," Mayor Julián Castro said. "This is a positive investment that will increase the exposure of the local film industry and the many talented individuals who are involved with it."

Interested filmmakers must have a project in the pre-production stage with $25,000 in funding commitments.  Grant applicants must submit by June 8, 2012 A selection panel of motion picture experts will review each application and rate them on : Artistic & Production Excellence, Commercial Viability, and Financial Position.

"Support for local feature films is important because it develops long-term production relationships," said San Antonio Film Commission Director Drew Mayer-Oakes, "relationships that are necessary to maintain and grow the industry locally."

For more information about the Local Filmmakers Grant, log on to sahearts.com or contact Sebastian Guajardo at the Office of Cultural Affairs at 210.207.5798 or e-mail sebastian.guajardo@sanantonio.gov.

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