Liars’ Dice is the story of a young mother from a remote Himalayan village who hires an aggressive, petty gambler to find her husband, who’s been out of touch for months after leaving for work in Delhi.
“The Global Film Initiative is a U.S.-based international arts organization specializing in cultural diplomacy, education and literacy through film. Established in 2002, it has awarded numerous grants to filmmakers in emerging nations around the world, and promoted community arts and education through distribution and exhibition of its signature world cinema series, Global Lens. All proceeds from Global Lens directly support filmmakers and are reinvested in the Granting Program and other philanthropic programs of the Initiative,” reads the official statement of GFI.
Miss Lovely by Ashim Ahluwalia is among the earlier Indian recipients of the grant. The Global Film Initiative’s next granting cycle would be Winter 2013. Applications may be submitted from November 15, 2012 until the submission deadline on January 15, 2013. See here for more information on applications, eligibility and guidelines.
Other Summer 2012 grant recipients are:
- Bad Hair (Pelo Malo) by Mariana Rondón, Venezuela
- Blessed Benefit (Inshalla I’stafadet) by Mahmoud al Massad, Jordan
- Clolored Like The Night (Del Color De La Noche) by Agliberto Meléndez, Dominican Republic
- The Enclave (Enklava) by Goran Radovanovi?, Serbia
- The Factory Girl (Fatat Al Masnaa) by Mohamed Khan, Egypt,
- Flapping in the Middle Of Nowhere (??P CÁNH GI?A KHÔNG TRUNG) by Nguy?n Hoàng ?i?p, Vietnam
- Kadjike by Sana Na N’Hada, Guinea-Bissau
- Port Father (Puerto Padre) by Gustavo Fallas Vargas, Costa Rica
- So Much Water (Tanta Agua) by Ana Guevara and Leticia Jorge, Uruguay