Provided film production budget
Grand Prize
Opportunity for Broadcast of Grand Prize film

We'll select a minimum of two stories from each of the mountain, Piedmont, and coastal regions and provide each filmmaker with $25,000 in seed money to make their 3- to 5-minute documentaries. The finished documentaries will be posted by us and judged by the public. The Grand Prize winner will win a cash prize of $30,000 and have the opportunity for their film to be aired on National Television in 2022.


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