Wednesday, February 27

Make Us A Movie!

The Southern Foodways Alliance (SFA) wants to hire you to make short, web-ready films (2–5 minutes) about Southern food and drink.

Visit our film and oral history archives to get an idea of the sort of work we already do. We want to highlight people who are now under-recognized.

This call is open to professional, amateur, and student filmmakers of all ages and backgrounds. Young filmmakers are encouraged to submit. Filmmakers whose ideas are accepted will be paid $250 upon delivery of satisfactory proof of concept. They will receive $500 upon delivery of a finished film of 2–5 minutes. We are unable to offer any equipment, editing/technological assistance, or travel expenses beyond the $750 total. 

**A satisfactory proof of concept will include ONE of the following:

- Trailer of 30 seconds to 1 minute, specific to your proposed SFA project.
- Description of your proposed SFA project, accompanied by a previously completed short film (or audio and photo combination) that demonstrates your capabilities.

Is this you?

Please begin by sending us a brief e-mail introducing yourself and your project. Do not "blind submit" large files or links to file-sharing sites without contacting us first.

Applications are due by April 1. Successful applicants will be notified by May 1. Finished films (2–5 minutes in length) are due one month from the date of project acceptance. 

To apply, please write Sara Camp Arnold at

We look forward to considering your work.