HBO Launches HBOAccess, A Short-Form Program for Diverse Filmmakers
HBO has launched a four-week program designed to provide project development, master classes and mentoring for diverse, emerging filmmakers, who identify as Asian Pacific American, Sub-Continent Asian American, African American, Hispanic American, Native American, or as a woman.
Dubbed “HBOAccess,” the program will invite four finalists to Los Angeles (though housing and travel are not included) for the month of June to craft a budget and blueprint for short-form content – either a webisode or a 10-15 minute film. Upon completion of the program, HBO will consider each proposal for production and an eventual airing spot on HBO platforms including HBO Go, HBO, HBO.com film festivals, HBO’s YouTube channel and more. Submissions, which call for one prior directorial effort, open today over at Without a Box.
This announcement comes on the heels of the short film grant over at The Davey Foundation, and proves even the big leagues are concerned with supporting short-form (and potentially viral) content.