Film and video makers are invited to submit proposals for an ecological-minded media project produced via sustainable methods of production.  Guidelines are listed below, and the Producers Guild of America’s Unified Best Practices Guide will serve as Project Green’s official production resource.

The CALL FOR PROPOSALS will be open through 2012, while NOMAD Films further defines the scope and program for the 2013 edition, and while we continue to fundraise to support participants.


NOMAD Films requires that selected participants heed to the below guidelines throughout the production process:

  1. MENTOR: Filmmakers will each be assigned a mentor – a film industry professional and/or sustainability expert – and will have bi-weekly calls (or in-person meetings when possible) to review the production process and progress and to work through any obstacles.  NOMAD Films executives will be invited to participate in each of these calls.
  2. Participants are required to meet with mentor and NOMAD Films executives PRIOR to the start of production, to determine which of the production methods suggested in the Producers Guild of America Green’s Unified Best Practices Guide will be incorporated.
  3. The subject matter – whether the film or video is documentary, narrative or animated – should address or promote some aspect of sustainability, ultimately empowering the audience to make more sustainable-minded efforts in their own individual lives.
  4. The project can be no shorter than FIVE (5) MINUTES in length, and no longer than THIRTY (30) minutes in length.  Any projects less than or exceeding this length must be approved by NOMAD Films before the start of production.
  5. Films must be in English, or include English subtitles/text where relevant.
  6. BLOGGING: Participants will be required to submit content to NOMAD Films for bi-weekly posts to the Project Green Blog.  NOMAD Films will provide themes/areas of focus for each post.  Posts should include:

○   Notes and/or feedback from various aspects of the production: what do you find easy about the guidelines? What is difficult? What is reasonable and/or what is outrageous, and what just doesn’t work? How are the guidelines positively or negatively affecting your methods of production?

○   Timeline/production planning: Do you think this was a productive two weeks? What are your goals for this coming week and what are you planning for next week?  Please discuss any upcoming key dates.

○   Photographs and/or brief video diaries providing a behind-the-scenes look at the production experience; short clips or sequences from the actual film/video.

  1. Pending scheduling, availability and funding, participants and mentors will attend the screenings and participate in the Question/Answer sessions and any other Project Green related screenings and/or events.
  2. NOMAD Films does not charge a submission fee for participation in Project Green.  Additionally, a portion of any financial support received for this initiative will be used to support production efforts.  That said, NOMAD Films does request that participants promote Project Green fundraising initiatives and are an active member of NOMAD Films and Project Green’s online networks.


Potential participants must submit:

–      A project proposal and/or film/video synopsis UP TO FIVE PAGES

–      A detailed projected budget for the entire production, including how much of the funding is already secured and what additional funding is needed (*NOMAD Films is unable to provide funding for projects at this time)

–      A production timeline, which includes key dates for pre-production and research through final edits (with a rough cut deadline of September 3, 2012, and a final cut deadline of September 17, 2012)

–      A completed Project Green Application

–      Signed and dated Rules and Terms of Agreement

–      Supplementary materials: Participants are invited to send reels, links, and/or additional materials which inform upon filmmaking abilities and/or experience

All information should be e-mailed as PDF attachments to sarah@nomadfilms.net.  Signed Rules and Terms of Agreement can be scanned and e-mailed, otherwise should be mailed to the below address:

Sarah Schutzki
Executive Director | NOMAD Films
86 Waverly Avenue – Ground Floor
Brooklyn, New York 11205 USA

Please contact Sarah Schutzki (sarah@nomadfilms.net) with any questions.


About projectgreen2011

NOMAD Films is an independent film label working to further expose low-budget, innovative film and video projects to the masses. Via The NOMAD Project screenings and related events, partnerships with like-minded organizations and individuals, and The NOMAD Archive – the label’s library of films – NOMAD Films promotes a range of content while at the same time working to create additional opportunities for film and video project development and production. The mission of NOMAD Films is to increase overall exposure of and create production and distribution opportunities for underground and/or low-budget film and video projects.

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