The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is accepting applications for its On Screen/In Person program, which provides opportunities for independent filmmakers to tour the mid-Atlantic region with their films and foster greater understanding and appreciation of their work through direct audience engagement.
Six films and their creators are selected annually for the program. Tours are scheduled during six months of the program year. Each selected filmmaker is scheduled to visit between five and eight host sites and tour for approximately two weeks during one of the months the program is active. Each tour engagement includes a public screening, a pre- or post-screening discussion session, and a community activity that provides greater appreciation for individual filmmaker's work and the art of film.
Nonprofit venues and arts organizations in the mid-Atlantic region are encouraged to partner with MAAF and serve as host sites for the touring filmmakers. Organizations in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, and West Virginia interested in serving as host sites for tours are selected by the foundation through an open, competitive application process.
All travel expenses are paid by MAAF. In addition, a $200 per diem to cover accommodations, food, and miscellaneous travel costs for each day the filmmaker is on tour will be provided by the foundation, as will a $400 stipend from/for each host site/screening engagement.
The program is open to filmmakers from across the United States. Animation, documentary, experimental, and narrative works are eligible for consideration. Organizations accepted as host sites are invited to participate in the film selection process.
See the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.