Nature Access Pitch: Open Call for Documentary Films / Calls & Submissions

August 24, 2021

Organization Name: IF/Then

Organization Location: New York City, NY

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: Free


Marking the first partnership between IF/Then Shorts and The Redford Center, the IF/Then x The Redford Center Nature Access Pitch is an open call for short documentary films (under 30 minutes) that explore environment-focused stories of people, places, and paths to outdoor access. We invite projects highlighting the complex social, racial, economic, and health inequities related to issues of nature access.

With this project, we aim to increase representation of communities in the US impacted most by environmental injustice, who are not often recognized in mainstream environmental movements. Storytellers with short documentary projects featuring nearby nature or wild nature across all geographic and social contexts are encouraged to participate.

Six finalists will present their projects at a live, in person pitch event to a panel of industry judges and environmental experts at DOC NYC. One project, selected by the jury, will receive a $25,000 production grant and year of mentorship from IF/Then and The Redford Center that includes production support, creative feedback, distribution consultations, and festival strategy. The jury will also award two honorable mention prizes of $5,000 production grants and distribution consultation.

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