Netflix Introduces Emerging Filmmaker Initiative (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Netflix Introduces Emerging Filmmaker Initiative (Exclusive)
Netflix has launched a new pipeline program aimed at launching the “next wave of marquee filmmakers” working in high-concept genres.

The Emerging Filmmaker Initiative (Efi) gives three filmmakers the opportunity to develop, fund, produce and distribute their short films on Netflix, with a focus on stories in the sci-fi, action, horror and thriller genres.

The initiative is inspired by the trajectory of rising star Stefon Bristol, who first teamed with the streamer on “See You Yesterday.” The high-impact time-travel tale went on to earn an Independent Spirit Award for best first screenplay and Bristol has set his second project with Netflix, “Gordon Hemingway & The Realm of Cthulhu.” Like “See You Yesterday,” Bristol will direct the upcoming film, produced by Spike Lee.

“Stefon’s short opened a lot of doors, but for many up-and-coming filmmakers, it takes years just to get that first shot. We want to change that,” Ian Bricke,
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