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iW NEWS | Participant Media and Pangea Day Announce Winners

iW NEWS | Participant Media and Pangea Day Announce Winners

Participant Media, as part of its involvement with Pangea Day, a global event showcasing short films from around the world on May 10, 2008, has announced the five films whose filmmakers will receive $5,000 grants in the “Outstanding Filmmakers Awards Program.” One winner from each continent was announced at a filmmakers retreat in Santa Monica Thursday night: From Africa, Dara Kell and Christopher Nizza‘s “Dear Mandela;” from Asia/Australia, Zeina Aboul Hosn‘s “I Remember Lebanon;” from Europe, Saleyha Ashan‘s “My Mother’s Daughter;” from North America, Ari Kushnir‘s “Moving Windmills;” from South America, Jaoquin Baldwin‘s “Papiroflexia.” In addition, Participant is sponsoring the “Filmmaker Development Grant Program,” in which all 34 filmmakers whose films will be broadcast on television and/or posted on the Pangea Day website are eligible to submit a treatment for a feature film or documentary. These filmmakers will also compete for the grand prize of $20,000 to continue the development of the treatment and a non-binding first look deal with Participant for the treatment. [Peter Knegt]

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