Sloan Feature Film Award Info Session Webinar - Thursday, April 27

Working on a feature film script? Love science?

The Sloan Foundation Feature Film Award may be just for you. This $100,000 award in the Kanbar Institute of Film & Television is given to a feature-length narrative script about science or technology.

Join us for the Sloan Info Session Webinar!

Hear from members of the Sloan Awards Committee as well as past winners of the Sloan Feature Film Award, Ginny Mohler (RADIUM GIRLS) and Shawn Snyder (TO DUST), and have the opportunity to ask questions.

DATE: Thursday, April 27
TIME: 1:00pm - 2:00pm (NY time)

LOCATION: 9th Floor Conference Room at 721 Broadway

If you would like to attend in person, the info session will take place in the 9th floor conference room at 721 Broadway. For those joining in person, lunch will be available.

For webinar log-in information or to RSVP for in-person attendance, please email by Tuesday, April 25. 

Eligibility for the 2017-18 Sloan Feature Film Award:
- Current thesis students in the Kanbar Graduate Film Program
- Current juniors and seniors in Kanbar Undergraduate Film & TV
- Alumni who graduated between 2009 and 2017

For further information and the application:

If you have any questions, please contact Dara Feivelson at

Create a Video for the World's Most Famous Building!

Update April 19: The amount to be paid upon completion has been raised to $5,000.

The Empire State Building is looking for a highly talented student, or small team, to create a short cinematic documentary-style film.  Student(s) must be comfortable asking questions to subjects on-camera.  Details are below:

  • ~10-minute cinematic documentary-style video to be created
  • Video to also be broken down into 4 or 5 short clips, approx. 1 min. in length
  • To be completed by August 31, 2017
  • Final videos should be sent in .mp4 format
  • Graduate student preferred, but willing to consider undergrad based on work samples
  • Students should use their own equipment
  • $5,000 to be paid to the student(s) upon completion of project

If interested, please send cover letter along with work samples to 


Congrats to Our 2017 Full Frame Fellows!

 2017 Full Frame Fellows with Prof. Alice Elliott

2017 Full Frame Fellows with Prof. Alice Elliott

Our 2017 Full Frame Fellows recently traveled to Durham, NC to attend the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.  While there, they attended special seminars and met directors and other industry professionals. Congrats to our 2017 Full Frame Fellows, Julia Waldman, Yusuf Kapadia, Gabriela Alcalde, and Valeryay Golovina!

Yusuf had the following to say:
"As an aspiring documentary filmmaker, the 2017 Full Frame Film Festival was an amazing experience. Several of the films I saw, including Peter Nicks' The Force, left me feeling excited for my future in this industry. I was also able to meet an Archival Producer from a production company that I am hoping to intern at. To top it off, the hospitable city of Durham, NC was a perfect backdrop for the weekend. I am grateful to have attended this year's festival, and hope to one day return with a film of my own."