Those wishing to submit their documentary film for consideration should meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Previous short or feature film selected to an established film festival
- Previous short or feature released in theaters or sold for other distribution
- Graduate level film student with recommendation by professor
"We realize how difficult it can be to get documentaries in the lime light, so we hope the festival and the grant program will help put a spotlight on films that speak to our mission as a company and to the values of our shoppers," said Marci Frumkin, marketing and project director of Do Something Reel Film Festival for Whole Foods Market. "It is a true honor to team up with Silverdocs to curate the grant process that will help filmmakers who are passionate about our planet and its tenants spread their important messages via film."
The "Whole Foods Market Do Something Reel" Film Festival is presented in association with Applegate Farms and RiceSelect™, with additional support from Preserve® Gimme 5, a partnership between Preserve®, Stonyfield Farm®, Brita®, Tom's of Maine® and Seventh Generation™, as well as EVOL Foods, Food Should Taste Good and siggi's. For more information about the "Whole Foods Market Do Something Reel" Film Festival go to www.dosomethingreel.com.