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CIFF: TV5MONDE USA Launch $15K Maine Heritage Film Grant

Image: The TV5MONDE Main Heritage Film Grant

The French language has been heard in Maine for centuries. With a new wave of immigrants, who came to Maine from countries around the world, including Burundi, Rwanda, Congo, and Angola. It is estimated that those who speak French as a primary language comprise at least 5% of Maine’s population.

In recognition of this enduring Francophone culture in Maine, French-language network TV5MONDE USA is partnering with the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF) on a $15,000 grant. This grant will support production of a documentary short film (as defined by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences) that must be filmed in Maine and will premiere at the 2021 CIFF.

Preference will be given to projects highlighting Francophone culture in Maine and/or French-speaking populations – whether from communities who have existed in Maine for hundreds of years or recent immigrant communities, but all Maine heritage-focused projects will be considered.

Submissions will open in November and applications will be accepted through December 31, 2020. Selections will be made in January and announced by January 31, 2021.

TV5MONDE is the global French language entertainment network showcasing premium films and programs from across the world. As a leader in French language entertainment, they broadcast without commercial interruptions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.