Open Competition for Russian Filmmakers
The Humpty Dumpty Institute (HDI) , in cooperation with U.S. Embassy Moscow , is pleased to announce an open competition for Russian filmmakers ages 21 to 50. Applicants from all areas of filmmaking are welcome to apply. This includes writers, directors, editors, producers, cinematographers, etc. Twelve Russian filmmakers will be selected for this program. Applicants must be Russian citizens currently residing in Russia and are expected to return to Russia to complete this program. The program will be primarily part-time in the virtual (online) format and will last from January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023, including an intensive in-person two-week training and industry immersion program in Los Angeles, California at the LA Campus of the New York Film Academy (NYFA) located in the heart of the Hollywood movie industry. All expenses are paid; there are no charges to the participants. HDI will coordinate and cover all aspects of the virtual elements of the program as well as the round-trip travel (ground and air transportation) to/from the U.S., all accommodations, meals and transportation in Los Angeles, visas, and necessary Covid-19 vaccinations.
Closing Date : November 15, 2022
- The participants must return to Russia directly after the two week U.S. program.
About The Humpty Dumpty Institute (HDI)
The Humpty Dumpty Institute (HDI) works around the world to inform and foster dialogue amongst critical stakeholders on key global issues. We do this through our programs with the U.S. Congress and the United Nations, engaging young people, supporting cultural diplomacy, and working on humanitarian programs. HDI is committed to supporting cultural diplomacy to promote dialogue. We collaborate with U.S. Embassies and Consulates to bring American culture to countries worldwide. HDI has a training program for filmmakers. Past participants made films during the program which have been well received at the Tribeca Film Festival and the Berlin Film Festival.