Meet our 2014 Early Admission CineSLAM Filmmakers – Application Period Still Open

Meet our 2014 Early Admission CineSLAM Filmmakers

CarleaseBurkeThumbnailCarlease Burke from Santa Monica, CA is an actress and stand up comic who was inspired to complete her project, “Signing Funny” after attending Pride of the Ocean 2013 as a guest. “Signing Funny” highlights Laugh-A-Latte, a diverse stand-up comedy venue in the Los Angeles area with a sign language interpreter, which allows the deaf to enjoy the show.
DanGoldesThumbnailDan Goldes is a Northern California based filmmaker and cofounder of Urbanstreet Films. His film project, “ub2”, explores how the words “clean” or “disease-free” in online dating ads impact the HIV+ men who read them. Dan is currently in production on a feature-length documentary about the revitalization of a particularly downtrodden portion of San Francisco’s Market Street.
KareemMortimerThumbnailKareem Mortimer is a Bahamian filmmaker who most recently wrote and directed the film, “Passage“, which centers around a group of Haitians locked in the hold of a fishing vessel being smuggled through the Bahamas into the United States. Previously, Kareem’s short films have won 5 festival awards and distribution in North America, Germany and Austria.

Final CineSLAM 2014 Applications Due January 31, 2014

Open call for short film Submission and Application to CineSLAM, Vermont’s Short Film Festival (Vermont, June 2014) and CineSLAM Film Slam Workshops (takes place on Norwegian Breakaway, New York to Bermuda, June 1-8, 2014).

  • Final application deadline is January 31, 2014
  • Final admission filmmakers will be announced in February 2014
  • Early application deadline was December 15, 2013
  • Early applicants are still being considered for final admission

Application details are below.

To be accepted into the CineSLAM workshop, a short film must be submitted and accepted by the CineSLAM Film Festival (click here for details)

This will be our 5th CineSLAM Workshop for emerging filmmakers of LGBT films that takes place during Pride of the Ocean’s LGBT Film festival on the High Seas (June 1-8, 2014).

We accept a total of 8 filmmakers who are awarded merit scholarships, which covers their cabin and board on the Norwegian Breakaway and partial travel grant to embarkation city, New York.

For full application details and submission of a film for the CineSLAM Workshops on board the Norwegian Breakaway and Film Festival in Vermont, visit

for more information about Pride of the Ocean Film Festival on the High Seas visit

The CineSLAM Workshops are facilitated and sponsored by the Kopkind Colony ( and the Center for Independent Documentary (

Our Programmer is John Scagliotti, Administrator of the Kopkind Colony, and Facilitator Susi Walsh, Executive Director of the  Center for Independent Documentary.

Merit scholarships are provided in part by a grant from the Center for Independent Documentary and the Chessie Foundation.

Application Fee for Workshop which also includes submission fee for Film Festival is  $25

There is a desire for diversity for our program, so we request that the filmmaker and/or the film be LGBT.

Short films are eclectic and can be documentary, narrative, animation or web series. A short film for submission needs to be 15 minutes or less.  (Feature length or television documentaries in production or even finished can submit a short version of 10 minutes or less).  We prefer workshop material for our Film Slams to be material in production, but finished material may also be accepted.

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