RCGS, MEC launch filmmaking grant program
The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and outdoor equipment retailer MEC have launched an initiative called the "Exploration Film Grant Program." The program will provide funding to filmmakers creating exploration-themed short films and documentaries. According to the society, the program is intended to support Canadian filmmakers seeking to "inform, inspire, capture or reveal a personal journey related to connecting with Canada's majestic landscapes." Applications will be accepted until Feb. 25 at <https://rcgs.org/programs/explorationfilmgrant>.
"MEC and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society share a history of supporting Canadian explorers," said Caitlin Brown, community manager at MEC. "We're excited to support this grant, which celebrates Canada's community of outdoor explorers and filmmakers , providing them with the space to share their diverse stories of adventure and exploration. The Exploration Film Grant is an example of how, together with the RCGS, we can bring light to important issues through the lens of film."