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Film Student Scholarship Program Opens for Applicants

 

 

Applications are now being accepted for the Monterey County Film Commission’s Director Emeritus Richard Tyler Film Student Scholarship Award Program.  The deadline to apply is April 18, 2018.

The winner of the $2,000 award (or two $1,000 awards) will be announced by May 11.

Eligibility details and application forms can be downloaded at FilmMonterey.org, or contact the film commission office at 831-646-0910 or info@filmmonterey.org.

The scholarship program was created to provide financial aid and incentive to students of film and beginning filmmakers who live in Monterey County, or who are currently enrolled in a community college or university in the county.  The fund was established as a permanent endowment with the Community Foundation for Monterey County.  It is designed to help a film student work towards a career goal and the funds can go directly to the student to be used for their film projects or school tuition.

“Along with promoting economic development, the Monterey County Film Commission is dedicated to helping identify and promote the next generation of local young filmmakers,” said Gary Bolen, chairperson of the MCFC scholarship committee.  “This scholarship may assist budding filmmakers to make their first steps into a lifelong career in cinema.”

The scholarship’s funding has been supported by the Craig and Paula Tigerman family, Honest Engine Films, the Monterey International Pop Festival Foundation, and other local businesses and individuals. Last year’s winner was Briana Gonzales, a student in the Cinematic Arts and Technology Department at California State University, Monterey Bay.

MCFC’s 30th Anniversary Reunion – Nov. 19th at Tarpy’s

Reunite with MCFC Board members–past and present–and help us celebrate the lives and contributions of past Presidents Phyllis Decker, Nick Souza, Richard Tyler and our first President, David McIntyre.  There will be hosted wine, a no-host bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres.

“We are so happy to see the response we are getting from former Film Commission Board Members to our 30th Reunion Event! Do not miss this chance to catch up with old friends…
so much history… so much hard work!  Let’s celebrate together!”
                                                             Teresa Del Piero and Anne Sanchez, Committee Co-Chairs

Please share with your fellow Board members so that everyone will know about the event. MCFC does not have valid email address for all former Board members.  RSVP by November 15, by phone at 831-646-0910 or email Moira@FilmMonterey.org. $50 per person payable to:
Monterey County Film Commission, PO Box 111, Monterey, CA  93942

Cibo dining to benefit MCFC on Oct. 25

In a salute to the past 30 years of filmmaking in Monterey County, the Monterey County Film Commission will be the honored nonprofit organization on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at Monterey’s Cibo Ristorante Italiano at 301 Alvarado St.  The restaurant will donate 20% of dinner and drink sales that night to the film commission if diners mention the MCFC when arriving or making reservations ahead.

From 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., the community is welcomed to come by, enjoy a meal out with friends and family, and celebrate the fact that more than $104 million has come into Monterey County communities from film productions since the film commission was created by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors in 1987.  Diners will receive a complimentary Monterey Movie Map, meet film commission board members, and enter to win door prizes.

From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. the band “Andrea’s Fault,” a light jazz group, will perform.  Also Cibo’s $3 Happy Hour is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Each year an average economic boost of $4 million comes to the area due to the commission’s efforts to attract and assist a variety of productions from fashion shoots to commercials and feature films.  The Emmy Award-winning HBO limited series, “Big Little Lies” filmed for four weeks on Monterey Peninsula last year, leaving an estimated $2.5 million in support of local hotels, restaurants, purchases, location rentals and hiring of crew and 300 extras.

To reserve, call Cibo at 831-649-8151 and mention the Monterey County Film Commission. For more information call 831-646-0910, email info@filmmonterey.org.