Creative Lab Broadband Accelerator

MISSION:

The mission of the Hawaii International Film Festival Creative Lab Broadband Accelerator (HIFF CL BA) is to identify excellent diverse creative (writer/directors/actors/producers – and any combination thereof) in order to provide eight participants with an opportunity to deepen their relationship with their craft, provide them with on the ground/real life coaching on the business of creating content, producing it, marketing and monetizing it on the Internet, and provide them with an opportunity with which to create a plan to assist them in taking their next steps in their professional careers.

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EXECUTION:

HIFF CL BA will execute its mission in the following manner:

  1. Provide up to eight participants with a Broadband Accelerator program that will offer them individual creative notes on their stories in order to develop their material, and coaching from entertainment industry.
  2. Provide up to eight participants with a 360-degree view on the business of entertainment, with which they will create a plan for taking the next steps in their careers and their projects.
  3. Encourage the up to eight participants to continue their participation in each other’s careers extending beyond the HIFF CL BA.
  4. Provide up to eight participants with a 12 month coaching program with the HIFF CL Director, which will consist of a monthly group call to address any issue and/or concerns that have come up since the HIFF CL BA.
  5. Select up to two participants who will be flown to Los Angeles, and participate in a week long, immersive program that will include meetings with industry experts, and experience the business of producing content for the Internet first hand via visits to production offices of broadband projects currently in production.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Potential Participants must provide HIFF CL BA with the following material:

  1. Curriculum Vitae/Resume/Bio:  Participants are asked to provide HIFF CL BA with a document that gives a thorough understanding of the individual’s education, career, and major accomplishments.
  2. A two-page synopsis of the project that participants are choosing to bring into the HIFF CL BA.
  3. A copy of the script of the project that they are choosing to bring to the HIFF CL BA.
  4. Links to produced version of the works that may be viewed online.
  5. Participants must submit an application and signed release form together with the submitted material.
  6. Participants must submit proof of WGA script registration or copyright registration for their material. Material may be registered at www.wga.org or www.copyright.gov.
  7. Application Fee: Waived for first year. Anyone who has already paid an application fee will be refunded.

Note: Please be advised that all material should be submitted in PDF format. Any material that is submitted which does not follow proper format and/or contains an unacceptable number of typographical errors will be automatically rejected.

 

IMPORTANT DATES:

Call for Entries
August 28, 2013 to October 1, 2013 – 5:00pm HST

Review of Participants
September 27, 2013 to October 3, 2013

Participation Confirmation
October 3, 2013

HIFF CL Broadband Accelerator
October 10, 2013 to October 12, 2013

Immersive Week in Los Angeles
January 2014 (TBA)

Monthly Group Coaching Session
To be scheduled during the Broadband Accelerator

 

SELECTION PROCESS:

There is a three-step process in the assessment of potential participants:

Step 1 – Submission of Materials for Inclusion in Program:  Participants are required to submit the following material for consideration:

  1. Curriculum Vitae/Resume/Bio:  Participants are asked to provide HIFF CL BA with a document that gives a thorough understanding of the individual’s education, career, and major accomplishments.
  2. A two-page synopsis of the project that participants are choosing to bring into the HIFF CL BA.
  3. A copy of the script of the project that participants are choosing to bring into the HIFF CL BA.
  4. Links to produced works that may be viewed online.
  5. Participants must submit an application and signed release form together with the submitted material.
  6. Participants must submit proof of WGA script registration or copyright registration for their material. Material may be registered at www.wga.org or www.copyright.gov.
  7. Application Fee: Waived for first year. Anyone who has already paid an application fee will be refunded.

This material will be reviewed and assessed by HIFF CL Director and staff. Twelve will be chosen from the submissions.

Step 2 – HIFF CL Director will contact the 12 semi-finalists and schedule an interview on the phone. Participants who have will not be advancing into the next round will be informed and encouraged to apply next year.

The interview with each of the 12 semi-finalists will address the following:

  1. The passion and commitment that potential participants possess in taking their career to the next level.
  2. The passion and commitment that potential participants possess in succeeding in the HIFF CL BA and their ability to take comments, direction, and critiques.
  3. The passion and commitment that potential participants possess for helping others in the program to achieve their goals, and be vibrant participants in this community.

Step 3 – HIFF CL BA Director forwards the 12 semi-finalists scripts to HIFF CL BA Coaches. They will weigh in on the semi-finalists, and will aid the Director of HIFF CL and the HIFF staff in choosing the eight finalists for the program.

Step 4 – HIFF CL Director informs 12 semi-finalists as to which on them have been chosen to participate in the 2013 HIFF CL BA.

Step 5 – At the end of the HIFF CL BA, the Director of the program, and Coaches will select up to two participants from the eight who will participate in a week-long immersive experience in Los Angeles.