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FIRST EXPOSURE 12th ANNUAL PREMIERE FOR YOUNG FILMMAKERS

County Executive Steven Bellone announced the  12th Annual First Exposure screening event will be celebrating the work of Long Island’s high school student filmmakers on May 20 at the Cinema Arts Centre beginning at 4pm. A prestigious panel of industry professionals adjudicated the showcase, choosing the best films from the Long Island Media Arts Show (LIMAS) at Five Towns College in Dix Hills.   LIMAS represents the work of more than 60 school districts with hundreds of submissions.  Of these, only 13 films were selected for First Exposure. 

County Executive Steve Bellone said, “filmmaking involves skillsets that embrace collaboration and creative expression which these young adults the opportunities to practice leadership and problem solving skills.” 

Long Island has a long history of nurturing innovative filmmakers such as  Yance Ford (“Strong Island”), Hal Hartley (“Trust”, The Girl from Monday”), Michael Campos (“A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story”, “Outcasts”), Hal Hartley (“Trust”, The Girl from Monday”), Fred Carpenter (“The Blue Lizard”), Michael Cuesta (“L.I.E.”), Alexandra Brodsky (“Bittersweet Place”), and Julian Schnabel (“Basquiat”, “Before Night Falls”).   The Suffolk County Film Commission is committed to supporting and encouraging Long Island’s filmmakers by providing resources and creating opportunities for the community to appreciate and share in their achievements. 

A reception for the filmma

Emerging Film Festival 2018 Grant Opportunity Workshop schedule announced

Grants

Emerging Film Festival Grant

DEADLINE:  October 20, 2017 4:30pm

Prospective applicants may attend the following workshops to learn more information about the grant programs and application process.  Workshops are not required to apply for these grant opportunities.  Please RSVP 631-853-4800 

September 18, 2017
4:00-6:00pm
East End Arts Council, Carriage House, 133 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
Immediately following this workshop is “2018 Long Island Arts Grants Workshop” by the Huntington Arts Council. 

September 19, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Babylon Citizens Council on the Arts, Art Center, 149 North Wellwood, Lindenhurst, NY11757

September 20, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Walt Whitman Birthplace, 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station, NY11746

September 22, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Media Room, H. Lee Dennison Building, 100 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY 11788
Enter through the South Entrance.


TO APPLY: 

Application documents are available at suffolkartsandfilm.com.  Applicants must review these documents before beginning an application.  Completed applications must be submitted online by 4:30 p.m. on the day of the deadline.  Requests of $5,000 and above are encouraged.

Application

Emerging Film Festival 2017 Awardees Required forms CONTRACTS


Congratulations if your organization has been awarded a grant by Suffolk County.


The first step is to complete the required Article VI, PROJECT SUMMARY and PROGRAM BUDGET EXPLANATION OF COSTS.


Please click on the title of the document for a writable pdf.  Email completed document to:  diana.cherryholmes@suffolkcountyny.gov and/or janet.scheel@suffolkcountyny.gov.


Once your document has been received, we will let you know if it was approved.  At which point it will go to the Contracts office and will be included in your contract.


Always call us or email us if you have any questions!
UPDATE: REVISED WORKSHOP DATE MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2017

**UPDATE: Due to the severe storm warning, we are postponing the grant workshop for today - 

Monday, January 23, 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm - East End Arts Council 

UNTIL... 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2017 - 11:00AM - 1:00PM - EAST END ARTS COUNCIL

Emerging Film Festival 2017 Guidelines and Applications now released. Workshop schedule announced

The Suffolk County Office of Cultural Affairs in tandem with  the Suffolk County Motion Picture/Television Film Commission are now accepting funding applications for 2017.  Eligible program activities should be directly related to, but not limited to, music, theater, dance, painting, sculpture, poetry, architecture, literature, films and allied arts and crafts.  Eligible applicants must have 501(c)3 tax exempt status or a fiscal sponsor.  All applications will be reviewed and scored via a merit based grading system.

The Suffolk County 2017 Community Arts and Film grant application is available to applicants immediately in an electronic format at: www.suffolkartsandfilm.com, on the top of page, click on the Grant Opportunities and Info tab and look to the left for the specific program.

For the Emerging Film Festival grant program, guidelines can be found here:

Emerging Film Festival Guidelines

Emerging Film Festival Application

FileZilla instructions  

If your organization is receiving an Omnibus Award, that program is not eligible to apply for this grant opportunity.  Check HERE to see if your organization is recieving an Omnibus Award 2017.<

Suffolk County Film Commission partners NYWIFT

Members of the Suffolk County Film Commission with special guest Sean Young attended the New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) annual member event on Monday, September 12 at the NYC Fire Museum.

The Film Commission sponsored this event as well as NYWIFT's Designing Women  and the Muse Awards.  

"The Suffolk County Film Commission welcomes this introduction to filmmakers that may not be aware of our assets,"  said Diana Cherryholmes, Suffolk County Film Commissioner.  "We jumped on the opportunity to introduce Kristen Jernigan, Executive Director of the Long Island Convention and Visitors Bureau to the attendees."

The Suffolk County Film Commission shares the values of  NYWIFT's mission which supports women calling the shots in film, television and digital media. NYWIFT energizes the careers of women in entertainment by illuminating their achievements, providing training and professional development, and advocating for equality. 

www.nywift.org for more information.

Greg Pace, Susan Gatti, Sean Young, Diana Cherryholmes, Donna McKenna
Naomi Hogarty and Kristen Jernigan not pictured.

SHORT FILMS, LONG LASTING EFFECTS Student Short Film Festival Accepting Entries Through March 4 - Westhampton Beach - 27east
Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center's 4th Annual Oscar Party Image: Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center's 4th Annual Oscar Party

THE PLAZA HOSTS ITS 4TH ANNUAL OSCAR PARTY
PLAZA CINEMA & MEDIA ARTS CENTER’S CAMPBELL DALGLISH
and DR. PETER MASCUCH of ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE WILL MC THE
EVENING


February 28, 2016: The Oscar Party starts at 7PM and will be at The Plaza Cinema & Media Arts Center located on 20 Terry Street (one block south of Main Street in Patchogue). Admission is $55, $45 for members. Hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer and other beverages are included in the price. Red carpet attire is encouraged. Tickets must be pre-purchased at plazamac.org.

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Suffolk County Film Commission Meeting 1.6.16

PUBLIC NOTIFICATION

Suffolk County Film Commission

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Suffolk County Film Commission will be held on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

The meeting will be held in the Economic Development and Planning’s Conference Room (11th Floor) at the H. Lee Dennison Building, located at 100 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY  11788.

Diana J. Cherryholmes

Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning

Office of Film

Phone:  631-853-4800

Email:    diana.cherryholmes@suffolkcountyny.gov

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