Documentary on the Adult Education Center Takes Another Step Forward
Over here at The 431 Exchange, we’ve got our fingers crossed, because we were just short-listed for the Spring 2019 ScreenCraft Film Fund competition. Our entry is a documentary called Exchange Place: How a Small, Struggling School Helped Transform Civil Rights in New Orleans and the Nation. The documentary features graduates from New Orleans’s groundbreaking Adult Education Center, which was a pioneer in social justice and integration during the 1960s. Over 1,000 projects were considered for this round of Screencraft’s elite grant program, which accepts a range of works, from stand-alone screenplays to fully packaged projects that need finishing funds.
It took a village to create and run the The Adult Education Center, and it’s the same thing when it comes to making a documentary or film. Screencraft works in partnership with BondIt Media Capital, a film & media fund based in Beverly Hills. Final grant amounts for this competition will vary from $10,000 to $30,000 depending on the scale and merit of each project. Two will be awarded to “talented filmmakers for narrative features, short films and TV pilot series scripts and documentaries that display originality, vision & exceptional potential.” The program includes creative development from the ScreenCraft team and production guidance and resources from BondIt and Buffalo 8 Productions.
We’re excited about making this second round.
Please wish us luck as we keep moving forward!
—The Team at The 431 Exchange