Fall 2014 Film/Photo/Video Grants for Division 3 Students

Posted on Oct 12, 2014 in Announcements
Students are strongly encouraged to apply for both the Elaine Mayes Scholarship Award for Division III Projects in Film/Photo/Video and the Tom Joslin and Stephen Blos Award to support Division III Projects in Filmmaking and Photography

Elaine Mayes Scholarship Award for Division III Projects in Film/Photo/Video

Deadline   Friday, October 23rd, 2014 at 5pm

Who was Elaine Mayes?

Elaine Mayes was a founding member of the Film & Photography Program at Hampshire College where she taught from 1971 –1981.

About the Elaine Mayes Scholarship Award

In the fall of 2009, alumni of the Film, Photography and Video program established the Elaine Mayes Division III scholarship fund to honor her contribution to the program. Awards will be given to Division III students to support their Division III projects.

Guidelines

Students must submit their Division III proposal with names of their chair and member and work samples from their Division II. No letters of recommendation. The awards are given based on the merit of the work submitted and proposed Division III project. Students must turn in itemized receipts in order to receive their full award.

How do I Submit My Application Items?

Use the following links to submit your Division III proposal and a work sample of up to 20 supporting photos and/or a supporting video of up to 10 minutes (limit 250MB per file). Please indicate on application if you are a December 2014 or May 2015 graduate.

https://cws.hampshire.edu/enrol/index.php?id=78

Tom Joslin & Stephen Blos Award to support Division III Filmmaking, Photography, and Video Projects

Deadline   Friday, October 23rd, 2014 at 5pm

Who were Tom Joslin and Stephen Blos?

Tom Joslin was a Professor of Film and Video at Hampshire College from

1977 – 1980. He is known for his 1977 film Blackstar: Autobiography of a Close Friend – a coming out/love story of gay identity and his posthumous film, Silverlake Life: The View From Here (Zeitgeist Films 1993, DVD released July 2003) is about Tom’s dying of AIDS in 1990. Justly praised upon its release, the film garnered a number of festival awards, including Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize.

Hampshire graduate Stephen Blos’ family established the Stephen Blos S76 Fund after his early death.

About the Awards

The Stephen Blos and Tom Joslin honorariums were established to help students with the costs of materials for their Division III projects. Students working in super-8 or 16mm are especially encouraged to apply. The annual interest earned from the principle is given out equally to all students completing a Division III project. The amounts vary depending on the interest rate for the year and the number of Concentrators.

How do I Submit My Application Items?

All interested Division III students should apply with a concise, half-page to page-long description of your project, a production budget, and a cover sheet with the medium of your project and your name and contact information (e mail and phone) in the form of a .pdf to Chau Tran at cvtHA@hampshire.edu.

Students must turn in itemized receipts in order to receive their full award.

Awards will be announced two weeks after submission deadline.

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