New Filmmaker

Info & Rules

Applying for the Program

To submit your project for consideration for the New Filmmaker Program, submit a proposal that includes the following:

  • Cover letter describing the status of your production, desired format, and some background about yourself. (If you are working on a thesis project for school, you must also submit a letter of reference from your professor on school letterhead.)
  • Desired shooting location
  • Shooting schedule with locked production dates
  • Copy of the script
  • Copy of your budget
  • Resumes and bios of all key people involved
  • Contact information (e-mail/phone number) for all key people involved. If you are associated with a school, include a letter of good standing on the school’s letterhead. If you are not associated with a school, please include a copy of your state ID
  • Three line project synopsis
  • Any other material that you think will support your proposal package (location photos, storyboards, past work, etc.)
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New Filmmaker Program

Panavision believes in helping students and beginning filmmakers achieve their dreams. More than 25 years ago, Panavision launched the New Filmmaker Program, an ongoing grant program that loans camera packages to film schools, training programs, and independent filmmakers – at little or no charge. Panavision’s commitment to the industry's future provides student and beginning filmmakers the opportunity to work with professional grade equipment early in their careers.

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Join the conversation April 25 when Panavision hosts “New Filmmakers in the Digital Age” for Tribeca Talks at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival.  Panavision’s Peter Brogna moderates the panel including Bluebird director Lance Edmands; filmmaker and actor Alex Karpovsky; The Pretty One director Jenne

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