We are excited to announce Black Girls Film Camp as the newest recipient of a Sony Create Action Grant. The nonprofit creates a space for Black girls to learn, collaborate, embrace their most authentic selves, construct their own narratives centering on Black girlhood and share their stories through film. As winners of the grant, the organization will receive $50,000 in cash to continue and expand their work, a custom short film telling their story, $50,000 in Sony Electronics products to support their action plan, and collaboration and partnership with Sony.
Learn more about the organization and how they are shifting the narrative by cultivating the next generation of storytellers from script to screen.
Black Girls Film Camp provides a free nationwide virtual 12-week experience each year where high school Black girls across the country pitch a story idea, and a final 10 are selected to have their short film project produced by the program. Over 200 Black girls across the country applied for the 2022 camp and 10 finalists were selected to direct and develop their own short films. The camp is an incubator for the 10 girls and each of their films, and over the 12 weeks features award-winning filmmakers as speakers.
The organization seeks to address the lack of representation behind the screen by equipping Black girls with the resources and support to take control of the narrative while increasing the visibility. Black Girls Film Camp empowers Black girls with tools to support Black girl identity, advocacy, storytelling through film, and for some may lead to media careers that can begin to change the industry from the inside.
Sony looks forward to working with Black Girls Film Camp to support their mission in shifting the narrative by cultivating the next generation of storytellers from script to screen.
Learn more about Black Girls Film Camp at blackgirlsfilmcamp.com.
The second year of the Create Action Grant Program is open through March 31, 2023, and will provide grants to 10 organizations total, with one new grant awarded each month. After initial submission, each application will be within consideration throughout the entirety of the program. Learn more and see how your organization can apply at alphauniverse.com/createaction.