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The Denver Film Society is proud to announce the first round of funding through the Music on Film – Film on Music (MOFFOM) Documentary Grant Program. The MOFFOM grant will provide up to $25,000 annually in finishing funds for documentary productions specifically for music licensing, scoring and composition. Awardees will be announced at the 40th Denver Film Festival (November 2017).


Important Dates:
• LOI Deadline (2 pages max): April 3, 2017

• Notification of Invitation to Submit a Full Application: May 1, 2017
• Early Deadline: May 30, 2017
• Late Deadline: June 15, 2017


• MOFFOM offers grants to selected feature length documentary films in production and post-production
• A film over 70 min in length is considered a feature length film
• We do not consider proposals for fiction films, docu-dramas, student projects, or outreach campaigns
• Applicants must be 18 years or older
• A fiscal sponsor is required to receive funding. The Denver Film Society offers a fiscal sponsorship program, but applicants can select a program of their choice. International applicants may apply but must have a U.S. based fiscal sponsor should a grant be awarded. Grant recipients and their fiscal sponsors will be asked to review and sign a grant agreement and will be asked to submit progress reports on the project


Letter of Inquiry (LOI):

The LOI is an online application that filmmakers can submit within a one month period. The LOI should be no more than 2 pages and include the following items:

• Logline: In a few sentences, describe the crux of your film
• Project synopsis
• Amount requested and proposed specific use of the grant
• To date, what support have you received for this project? List all sources of contributions.
• List examples of music you will use in the film, their cost and the name and company of your music supervisor


Approximately ten applicants will be invited to submit a full application. Finalists’ materials will be reviewed by a panel of industry professionals including composers, music supervisors, producers, etc.


[Thank you to Alex Teitz, http://www.femmusic.com, for contributing this article.]

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Creative-In-Residence 2017 Program

Call for Applications: Designers, dancers, chefs, and other creatives: we want you! The DAM is looking for its next creative-in-residence to work alongside staff and visitors May through August 2017.

Apply by Noon, April 7, 2017.


Through this series, local creatives from a variety of disciplines push the notions of what a museum can be—for visitors, for the creative community and for the institution itself. Things will get wildly creative and maybe a little messy too!

Get the latest updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram—use the hashtag #creativeinresidence.


The Denver Art Museum received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to produce a series of creative-in-residence programs from March 2015–May 2016. These creatives have included a composer, a conceptual artist, a floral artist, and a hip hop group with each residency providing unexpected, surprising, and playful experiences. Download our recently released report (PDF) to discover more about this two-year project exploring how the art museum can work in collaboration with the local creative community to transform visitor experiences.


[Thank you to Alex Teitz, http://www.femmusic.com, for contributing this article.]

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