By Gregg McQueen
A new filmmaker fund has been launched to inspire the creation of cinema within the Inwood community.
Provided by Inwood Art Works, the grant will allow local filmmakers to access up to $5,000 to fund film projects made between September 2019 and August 2020.
A nonprofit that curates visual and performing arts events, Inwood Art Works sponsors the annual Inwood Film Festival and conducts a popular outdoor film series, Film Works Alfresco.
Inwood Art Works founder Aaron Simms said the grant was inspired by the fifth installment of the film festival, slated for March 2020.
“We wanted to do something special for our fifth year,” he said. “Instead of giving ourselves a gift, we decided to give a gift to filmmakers. It feels like we’re putting equity back into the community.”
Grant applications are being accepted until July 31.