Real Ideas Studio announces global microgrants for emerging filmmakers


Thirty-two students in culturally-diverse teams created eight documentaries during the Slamdance Film Festival, which ran concurrent with this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT. According to festival directors, the Real Ideas Studio screening was the largest at Slamdance, with standing-room-only attendance.

Subjects of other films ranged from an amputee snowboarder, to the search for a local mountain legend, to following a local Park City indie dog.

Real Ideas Studio is a global collaborative that mentors creative arts programs within culturally-diverse environments. The program has run filmmaking programs at the last three Cannes Film Festivals and announces a call for applications to its new Global Microgrants Program for Emerging Filmmakers. Each grant includes monetary support and professional mentorship to create meaningful films around the world, with a screening planned for Cannes 2009.

To watch all the short documentary films, go to

To learn more applicants should visit