The Create Louisiana Filmmakers Grant is an industry-building program designed to recognize and celebrate the creative industries in Louisiana, including all of the burgeoning, indigenous filmmakers that contribute to Louisiana’s vibrant creative economy. Create Louisiana is a partnership between the LEH, Deep South Studios and the New Orleans Film Society.
In 2015 Create Louisiana awarded a $50,000 grant to “Plaquemines,” a feature short by director Nailah Jefferson and producer Jon Wood. The film premiered at the 2016 New Orleans Film Festival and was broadcast by HBO in 2017.
In 2016 Create Louisiana announced a new partnership with TV5Monde to fund a film exploring Louisiana’s French culture. Director and Writer Austin Alward and Producer Sam Claitor were the recipients of the grant for their short narrative film,“Le Grand Remix.” The film will premiere at the 2018 New Orleans French Film Festival.
For the documentary community in 2017, #CreateLouisiana will offer a $40,000 grant package. One documentary director-producer team will receive a $10,000 cash grant, with support from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities and the New Orleans Film Society, along with a $30,000 post-production package (to include post-production consultation, online conform, and Full Digital Intermediate color grade) from Kyotocolor. Applications will open August 1 and the deadline is September 8, 2017, 5:00pm CDT. Click here to learn more.