We are excited to invite you to join AFI Backlot – the new, exclusive networking platform for AFI Alumni! There’s also exclusive career opportunities that are only listed in Backlot! You can register in under two minutes by following the simple steps below:
- Visit backlot.afi.com
- On first visit, click ‘Get Started’
- Fill out the information requested, including name and email
- Choose your own unique password
- Verify your email address when prompted
- Upon approval, start using the site!
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Did you know that, as an alumnus, you receive lifetime borrowing privileges from the Louis B. Mayer Library? Library accounts for AFI Conservatory Alumni and DWW Alumnae are complementary and include the following services based on availability:
- Facility access to the Louis B. Mayer Library and the Computer Lab
- Borrowing of circulating material, up to three (3) items at a time regardless of format
- Use of non-circulating Library materials
- On-site access to Thesis, Cycle, and DWW films
- Remote access to the Library online catalog, LibraryWorld
- Use of Library and Computer Lab hardware and software
- Access can be requested from Library or Computer Lab Staff
- Priority will be given to current Fellows
- In-person reference assistance
- Access to electronic resources (only available on Library computers)
Important note: Photo identification must be presented when borrowing Library materials. Use of printers in the Library and the Computer Lab is prohibited. Alumni also receive discounted rental rates for screening rooms on the AFI Campus. Learn more about all of the exclusive benefits and special discounts that come with being an AFI alumnus.
SHORT FILM PRODUCER
We are looking for a producer for our 12 page fictional narrative short film that is loosely based on the real history of the Salton Sea and the surrounding town of Bombay Beach. The filming location will be in and around the Salton Sea area outside of Los Angeles. We are planning to shoot December 9th-12th and it will be a 4 day shoot with 1 day of pickups.
This is a paid opportunity. We’re super passionate about this project and looking for someone who can help us bring our vision to life. Any interested producers can feel free to get in touch with Genevieve Hannelius at this email (email@example.com) and can share the script as well as more details.
FELLOWSHIPS AND COMPETITIONS
RISING VOICES SEASON 4
Click here for more information and how to apply.
*Accepting applications until October 22nd*
Backstage Casting Services AFI Alumni can access Backstage’s casting services with the promo code: AFIALUM Student Filmmaker/Emerging Filmmaker Office Hours are also available for additional help or have casting questions. 11:00-11:45am PST every Tuesday at: https://backstage.zoom.us/j/86842171638.
A new co-writing space in the heart of the Culver City Arts District, Writers Blok provides structure, support and community for writers. Modeled after a gym or a yoga studio, this dedicated writing space is available for writing sessions seven days a week. If you’re looking for a place to get work done where you’ll also find a great community of writers, you’re in luck. Writers Blok is offering a free session to AFI alumni.
Need to find film-friendly locations in the Los Angeles area? Visit Giggster.com to search and book diverse commercial, residential and studio locations.
Kitsplit is a community of tens of thousands of vetted filmmakers and production companies renting gear to and from each other. It has been called “the AirBNB for creative equipment” by Forbes and Fast Company. Kitsplit invites AFI alumni to join as LA Founding Members and list gear with exclusive benefits. Those who reach out in August will receive free concierge service — email your gear list to firstname.lastname@example.org and mention AFI. To receive 20% off your first rental, sign up for KitSplit and use exclusive code AFI15 at checkout.
Bertha BRITDOC Documentary Journalism Fund — ongoing Film Independent Labs & Programs – ongoing Film Independent Camera Grant – ongoing Film Independent Fiscal Sponsorship — rolling Film Independent Sloan Distribution Grant — rolling Ford Foundation: JustFilms — ongoing Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund — rolling ITVS Open Call — ongoing Jerome Foundation Grant Programs — ongoing NewFilmmakers Los Angeles — ongoing nextPix/firstPix Crowd Funding Grants — ongoing Panavision New Filmmaker Program — ongoing Roadmap Writers Diversity Initiative Program — ongoing Scottish Documentary Institute Consultancies — ongoing Screen Australia: Feature Film Production Program — ongoing Screen Australia: Documentary Producer Equity Program — ongoing Visions Sud Est Fund — ongoing World Cinema Fund: Distribution — ongoing
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