The Big Tell Social Hour

JOIN US TO LEARN HOW YOU CAN RECEIVE A $5,000 GRANT TO MAKE A 5-MINUTE DOCUMENTARY ABOUT YOUR COMMUNITY!

Merced

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
ASIP Coffee Roasters Co.
425 W. Main Street
Merced, CA 95340

Hanford

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
One Eleven Coffee
111 W. 7th St. #103
Hanford, CA 93230

Fresno

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
CMAC
1555 Van Ness Ave. #201
Fresno, CA 93721

Visalia

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
210 Café
210 W. Center Ave.
Visalia, CA 93291

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8 p.m. (At all locations)

RSVP to Laura Ramos at ramos@centralvalleycf.org

Note: CVCF’s office is currently closed due to precaution over the COVID-19 pandemic. Our staff is working remotely and keeping an eye on the situation. We will make changes to these outreach events as needed. By RSVP’ing to our social hour, you will be subscribed to our “The Big Tell” email updates where we will send to most up-to-date information. If you have any questions, please email Laura Ramos at ramos@centralvalleycf.org

What is The Big Tell?

The Big Tell is a regional filmmaking program offering grants for the
production of 5-minute minidocumentaries that feature stories from
California’s great Central Valley.

The Central Valley Community Foundation will award ten grants of
$5,000 each for the creation of short films about the amazing people,
places, and activities that make the Central Valley so remarkable and
unique.

This is the perfect opportunity to either get your start in filmmaking or
work on a passion project close to you. Winners will also be mentored by
Emmy-nominated documentarian Sascha Rice.

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The Big Tell is open to amateurs, students, & professional filmmakers. Women & persons of color are encouraged to apply.

Important Dates

• Applications open Thursday, April 23rd
• Applications close on Friday, June 19th at Midnight
• Films will premiere Friday, October 23rd at the Tower Theatre in Fresno

2019 The Big Tell Winners

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2018 The Big Tell Winners

Last year, over 700 people came our to enjoy our showcase at the Tower Theatre. Below our last year’s winners of The Big Tell Showcase:

Needle & Thread

Filmmaker: Orlando J. Gomez

Raisins Made with Love

Filmmaker: Sarah Linder Gonzales

Avenal, the Oasis in the Sun

Filmmaker: Antony V. López

Preying on Innocents

Filmmaker: Zachary Green

One Step at a Time

Filmmaker: Jes Therkelsen

Transformation in the Central Valley

Filmmaker: Floyd Sanchez

SEVA

Filmmaker: Rippin Sindher

Valley of Murals

Filmmaker: Carissa Garcia & Sam Contreras

Just Stuff

Filmmaker: Karen Dusek

2017 The Big Tell Winners