Next Wave Films provides finishing funds to features shot on film or video. Once a film is in the can, Next Wave Films can provide the financial and technical resources to finish it properly. We also assist Next Wave filmmakers by serving as a producer's rep for their films, helping implement a film festival strategy and secure distribution.

Next Wave Films provides finishing funds to English-language, feature-length (over 70 minute) projects from around the world. We consider non-fiction as well as narrative films.

Next Wave can provide up to $100,000 in finishing funds. Generally, the money is used to complete the film such as sound, cut negative or transfer from DV, create a print, produce a score or secure music rights. When Next Wave Films agrees to furnish finishing funds to a film, we also provide support during post-production, help develop a festival and press strategy, and serve as producer's rep to help secure distribution.

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Next Wave Films has established a global network of advisors to help identify and support outstanding new directors from around the world. Our advisors include internationally acclaimed directors, and a select group of producers and other industry professionals noted for nurturing new filmmakers. Advisor Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy) commented, "I feel honored that Next Wave is giving me the opportunity to help hunt down those mini-miracles that can become the next big thing."

NEXT WAVE FILMS is a company of The Independent Film Channel. Our key staff members are Peter Broderick (President), Mark Stolaroff (Director of Post-Production and Finance), Gayatri Persad (Director of Film Evaluation) Sylvia Terry (Director of Film Outreach),Tara Veneruso (Webmaster), and Liz Rosenthal (United Kingdom). Our films include Christopher Nolan's Following, Joe Carnahan's Blood, Guts, Bullets & Octane, Kate Davis' Southern Comfort, Henry Barrial's Some Body , David and Laurie Shapiro's Keep The River On Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale, Amir Bar-Lev's Fighter, Josh Aronson's Sound and Fury, Julie Money's Envy, Ron Judkins' The Hi-Line, Jordan Melamed's Manic, Maxie Collier's Paper Chasers, and Tony Fisher's The Trouble with Men and Women. We are committed to helping extraordinary filmmakers realize their distinctive visions.

WHEN TO CONTACT US If you have a low budget film in pre-production, production, or post-production, or want to discuss Agenda 2000, please contact us now.

Revised: August 2002