Harold Greenberg Fund shorts program expanded

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The Harold Greenberg Fund, in association with The Movie Network and  Movie Central, has expanded its Shorts-to-Feature program to support more projects with additional funding.

This year, four short film scripts and their corresponding feature projects will receive $32,000 in support. Last year, the fund supported only three films, dedicating $30,000 in funding to each project. The funding supports the production of short films that could act as calling cards for adaptions into feature films.

As an example, HGF president (English-language program) John Galway referenced Spencer Maybee and Tara Woodbury’s Little Pig from the 2012 program, which is currently screening as a short on The Movie Network and in development as a feature film.

Urban Post and Front Row Insurance have also partnered with the Shorts-to-Features program for the first time this year. Front Row Insurance will offer preferred rates on insurance to winning projects, with Urban Post doing the same for post-production services.

In addition, the Fund is also offering a $7,500 loan for script development for feature film projects associated to selected shorts. Applications for the latest round of funding are due June 11.