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Two $1,500 Cash Grant Winners for Social Justice Short Documentaries ANNOUNCED
- Kathy Lofton for SENESCENCE LOST
"Senescence Lost" takes a gripping, graphic and in depth look into the horrors of elder abuse in Shelby and neighboring counties.
- Robert Rowan for GET OFF THE BUS
A day in the life of a Memphis MATA rider as they navigate their way through the city of Memphis.
The Magnifying Glass was created to assist in micro budgeted, expediently produced progressive or radical short films that aggressively investigate social injustice.
Selections were made by jury members...
Mid South Peace & Justice Center Executive Director Bradley Watkins
Filmmaker and activist
Filmmaker and Magnifying Glass founder Russell Sheaffer
Congratulations to our Memphis filmmakers!
$15,000 of Grants for Short Film Productions
The Memphis Grizzlies and Indie Memphis are awarding FIVE cash grants of $3,000/each for short films to be produced about the female Grizzlies-fan experience. The five winning films will premiere at the 2017 Indie Memphis Film Festival and will be considered for video content by the Memphis Grizzlies on social media and arena promotions.
2016 Indie GRizzGrant Winners:
Jeremy Burgess (Birmingham, AL) - MAMA BEARS
Logline: A trio of single mothers uses Grizzlies games as an incentive to help their children perform well in school and stay out of trouble.
Melissa Sweazy (Memphis, TN) - STEPHANIE LOVES THE GRIZZLIES
Logline: Stephanie loves the Grizzlies. The online Grizz fan community loves her right back.
Phoebe Driscoll & Sophie Osella (Memphis, TN) - METRONOME
Logline: A tomboy drummer finds rhythm in Memphis while dreaming of being on the Grizzline.
Brent Shrewsbury (Memphis, TN) - MY HERO
Logline: A young girl speculates whether or not her grandmother has a very high profile second identity.
Laura Jean Hocking (Memphis, TN) - THE LAST FAN
Logline: Grizzlies fandom is alive and well in post-apocalyptic Memphis.