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2017 Horizon Award

WHAT IS THE HORIZON AWARD?

A recent study conducted by Women in Film showed that ONLY 7% of the top 100 grossing movies in 2015 were directed by women. The Horizon Award seeks to change this by giving emerging female directors the opportunity to have their work viewed by some of Hollywood’s most influential directors and producers.

By submitting a two minute project showcasing directing prowess, candidates are in the running for an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2017 Sundance Film Festival where their film will be screened, they will attend screenings, workshops and parties in addition to being mentored by acclaimed producers Cassian Elwes (Dallas Buyers Club, Lee Daniels’ The Butler) Christine Vachon (Boy’s Don’t Cry, Still Alice, Far From Heaven) and Lynette Howell (The Place Beyond the Pines, Blue Valentine, Big Eyes).

THE RULES OF THE 2017 HORIZON AWARD

  • Must be female without a manager or agent
  • Each Director is only allowed one submission
  • 28 years old or younger (college student or recent graduate)

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE 2017 HORIZON AWARD

  • Upload your 2 minute video file to vimeo, youtube or dropbox
  • Once the file is uploaded, email the link to info@cassianelwes.com
  • Subject Line of your email should include your name and the title of your film
  • Email info@cassianelwes.com with any questions.

 

THE 2017 HORIZON AWARD SUBMISSION DEADLINE – December 16, 2016

 

Meet the 2016 Horizon Award Winners

       

2016 Horizon Award Winner | MES ANGES À TÊTE NOIRE | Florence Pelletier & Juliette Gosselin

 

Click HERE to view the films that qualified as finalist for the 2016 Horizon Award