Elisabeth Tova Bailey

Lecture: Finance Your Film with Grants
Sunday, April 24: 1:15-2pm
Noble Lounge

Do you need film funding? Does your film explore social or environmental issues or is it an art film? There are a handful of well-known organizations that only fund films, but the competition for that limited funding is fierce. There are also 140,000 grant makers to explore that don’t typically fund film, but with a good film proposal that meets their specific areas of interest you may find all the funding you need. Bring your film ideas to this seminar and we’ll discuss funding angles, how to research grant makers, and look at grant writing templates.

ELISABETH TOVA BAILEY'S natural history/memoir, The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating (Algonquin Books/Workman, 2010), recounts her year-long observations of a wild Maine woodland snail. The true story of her interspecies relationship reaches a general international audience of all ages and is finding special homes in the fields of literature, natural history, medical humanities, and education. Bailey has presented on her book and topics of medical humanities and natural history at museums, libraries, medical schools, universities, colleges, high schools, and middle schools. Her essays and short stories have been published in The Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine, The Missouri Review, Northwest Review, and the Sycamore Review. She has received the William Saroyan International Prize for Nonfiction, the John Burroughs Medal Award for Distinguished Natural History, a National Outdoor Book Award in Natural History Literature, several Pushcart Prize nominations, and a Notable Essay Listing in Best American Essays. Bailey is on the Writers Council for the National Writing Project. She lives in Maine.