EMF Recent News
8/21/12 EMF provides fiscal sponsorship to the Harmony
Film project for educational outreach and global distribution.
3/31/12 EMF announces that it is no longer accepting
unsolicited proposals for financial assistance. Project development consulting
services and fiscal sponsorship remain available on a limited, case by case
2/1 - 2/7 EMF supports the efforts of the San Francisco Green Film Festival. Bob Silvestri appears on
panels on The
Future of Documentary Film Funding and Storytelling For Change.
1/25/12 EMF provides story development advisory services for the PBS
documentary, Wild Horses
in Winds of Change by Mara LeGrand.
1/10/12 EMF provides project fundraising advisory services for Priceless,
the award winning documentary about how big money corrupts our electoral
process, how our laws are made and how policies about food and energy are
twisted to suit the highest bidder for influence.
1/3/12 EMF helps arrange the world premiere of Who Bombed Judi Bari to
the San Francisco
Green Film Festival on March 2nd.
10/28/11 EMF provides story development advisory services for Elizabeth Thompson's
feature documentary, This Dewdrop World.
10/15/11 EMF provides project development advisory services for Sylvie Rokab's
10/02/11 EMF provides story development advisory assistance for Expedition Bhutan, a
new feature documentary in production. Follow their footsteps on WhyBhutan.com.
09/26/11 EMF board members Bob
Silvestri and Annie Roney attend The Good Pitch San
Francisco as panelists.
08/15/11 EMF provides project development services for A Trillion Dollar Idea - The Art Rosenfeld Story, by The Hive Studios.
07/15/11 EMF provides editorial consulting services for Habitat Media's
feature documentary release, Priceless,
winner of the D.C. International Film Festival's Grand Jury Award.
01/01/11 through 06/30/11 EMF suspended operations from January through
June of 2011 due to a leave of absence by our president, Bob Silvestri.
Activity resumed with ongoing advisory roles on the Harmony Initiative
for Balcony Films and
the Prince Charles Charitable Trusts and the Red Hot Green China documentary and educational outreach
project with The Hive Studios.
11/30/10 EMF provides project fundraising and development consulting for
the Citizen Global Gulf Coast Newsdesk project for Citizen Global.
11/15/10 EMF is no longer accepting requests for funding or fundraising
assistance for 2010. A notice will be posted when we reopen submissions. At
this time we estimate that will be April of 2011. Requests for advisory and
project development assistance will still be considered.
11/03/10 EMF provides project development and fundraising advisory
services to Oil and Water, a new documentary about fair trade oil and
the tragedies that have occurred in Ecuador.
10/26/10 Bob Silvestri appears at the IIFF Town Hall Meeting
presenting "Crowd Sourcing, Co-Creation, Streaming Media and the Deconstruction
of the Film Business."
10/12/10 EMF provides advisory services to the Julie Bergman
documentary and public outreach initiative.
9/16/10 Bob Silvestri, founder of EMF, joins the Mill Valley Film Festival's
Active Cinema Panel, Saturday, October 16th at 11 a.m. at the 142 Throckmorton
Theater in Mill Valley.
9/2/10 Bob Silvestri, founder of EMF, will be a participant
Pitch in San Francisco, October 3rd.
8/28/10 EMF participates as a panelist at the IIFF Angels Pitch
Forum in San Francisco.
8/20/10 EMF provides fiscal sponsorship and
fundraising advisory services for theWildlifePortal.tv,
a new online video channel showcasing National Geographic television host Jake
Willers. The new web service provides videos and teaching tools about animals
and their environment, to the general public and K-12 schools.
7/9/10 EMF acquires all assets and technology of doGoodr.org. The doGoodr Fund becomes a
project of Environmental Media Fund creating opportunities for joint funding
initiatives, and development of new social networking tools to assist media
makers in their promotional and fundraising efforts.
7/7/10 EMF provides fiscal sponsorship and fundraising
advisory services for NatureBreak.org, an online video social networking tool about
the environment and nature.
6/23/10 EMF Presents "Show Me The Money - Internet
Crowd-Sourcing, Alternative Distribution & New Funding
Methods" at the IIFF Town Hall in San Francisco.
6/15/10 EMF provides project development and
funding consulting services for the
Filmmakers Collaborative SF for their 2010 film slate.
5/7/10 EMF at the IWFF in the news.
5/1/10 EMF provides project and funding consulting services for
Michael Nash's Climate
Refugees documentary and educational outreach project.
4/12/10 Bob Silvestri makes a special keynote presentation at the 2010 International Wildlife Film Festival in Missoula,
Montana - May 2010. Visit their web site for information.
2/15/10 EMF fiscally sponsors Marianna Yarovskaya's new documentary, Shamans
- Healing the World.
1/1/10 EMF resumes active support of projects dealing with cutting edge
environmental, health and social justice issues. Support is only
available for a limited number of applicants. Please review our submission
guidelines and selection
7/01/09 EMF begins its ongoing advisory assistance to
Caroline Harrison's Green China Rising documentary project. EMF provided legal
and financial consulting, and story and project development.
6/30/09 EMF adds new films to the EMF
Showcase offering views about the world crisis we all face.
6/1/09 EMF begins accepting proposals and requests for assistance
for 2009 - 2010.
6/30/08 The Board of Directors of EMF voted to place
the organization on limited activity status in order to restructure priorities
and goals. During this time, EMF will not be accepting inquiries. Consulting
and advisory assistance will continue on a limited basis.
6/10/08 EMF begins providing ongoing consulting services for the launch
of Blog4Reel, the
first-ever competition giving bloggers the chance to have their blogs turned
into actual movies
6/1/08 EMF enters discussions with Specialty Studios to form an ongoing
alliance to sponsor packages of up to 12 documentaries and educational media
deliverable (the "Momentum" Project), for general public distribution.
5/15/08 EMF adds The Truth About GMOs to EMF
Showcase. A troubling account of why genetically modified organisms
are potentially harmful to your health, the environment and future generations.
4/10/08 EMF adds Burning
the Future to EMF
Showcase. David Novack's telling of the true story of
community efforts to stop the most destructive form of energy development
in the United States - mountain top remocal coal mining.
2/1/08 EMF adds Annie Leonard's The Story
of Stuff to EMF
12/31/07 EMF completes its study of methods of financing documentary production
and distribution, The Documentary Project, and endorses the efforts of The Philanthropy
9/15/07 EMF sponsored South Central Farm chosen to premiere at the AFI Film
Festival in November 07.
Citizen, Texas, selects EMF's Rising
Sea to raise awareness about global warming with TXU Corp. shareholders and
stop new coal fired power plants.
6/25/07 EMF adds Call of Life, by
Alliance, to EMF
5/1/07 EMF sponsored film, South Central Farm, is
accepted as an episode for the fall season of Natural Heroes.
4/5/07 EMF provides advisory services to Juno Venture for their
upcoming film on sustainable travel.
4/4/07 EMF adds The Bio DaVersity Code, by Free Range Studios,
to the EMF Showcase.
3/20/07 The Climate Change exhibition at the University of
Graz in Austria chooses The
Rising Sea for inclusion in their multi media public presentation.
2/15/07 EMF offers project development and technical assistance
services to the producers of Chesapeake People, a documentary about the health
of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem as told through the oral, personal histories of
local fishermen, crabbers and oystermen. Producers include the Chesaeake Bay
Maritime Museum and the American University School of Environmental Filmmaking.
2/10/07 EMF offers advisory services to director Leslie Blook Van
Ee for her Mama
Earth documentary project.
1/26/07 EMF adds The Mouth Revolution, by Free Range Studios,
to the EMF Showcase.
1/10/07 EMF provides advisory services for John
McDonald's documentary project, Ghost Mountain.