News / MONTEREY COUNTY FILM COMMISSION
Dec. 5, 2011 Update 26 Jan 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Karen Nordstrand
Director of Marketing & Film Production
831-646-0910 / Karen@filmmonterey.org
Monterey County Film Student $2,000 Scholarship & Awards Program
Now Open for Monterey County Applicants
The deadline for film students to apply for the fifth annual Monterey County Film Commission Film Student Scholarship & Awards Program is Feb. 17, 2012.
The winner of the $2,000 award (or two $1000 awards) will be announced March 31, 2012.
The scholarship program was created to provide financial aid and incentive to students of film and beginning filmmakers who reside in Monterey County, or who are currently enrolled in a community college or university in the county. The fund was established as a permanent endowment with the Community Foundation for Monterey County. It is designed to help a film student work towards a career goal, with the funds going directly to the student to be used for Capstone or other film projects.
“The Monterey County Film Commission is proud to be able to provide this kind of assistance to young filmmakers,” said Jeff Clark, chairperson of the scholarship committee. “These funds provide students with the added dollars they need to take their film from being a good project to becoming a great project.”
Last year’s winner was Dominic Parisi, a student at California State University, Monterey Bay, in the Teledramatic Arts and Technology department. His production titled, “Derby” takes a behind-the-scenes look at the sport of female roller derby.
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The Monterey County Film Commission was created by and is funded in part by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors. It works to market Monterey County as a destination for the motion picture, television and related industries, for the purpose of stimulating economic development, creating jobs, providing and supporting educational opportunities in those areas.