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Chancellor Sartarelli talking at the CIE.
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fILMp3 Filmmaker Application Open till July 31st

fILMp3 is a 3-month film practicum that challenges filmmakers to step outside of their comfort zones by teaming them up with other filmmakers in our local community. With the guidance of mentors and access to exclusive workshops from thought leaders in our industry, each participant will acquire priceless knowledge and experience. The finished products will be showcased at Cucalorus CONNECT 2017!

If you think you got what it takes, click the link to apply--it's free!

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Get in the Car and GO

Encore Magazine reports on "Get in the Car and Go," a television show from Bits and Peaces Productions. The CIE's Media Team helped create the pilot, "a 20-minute exploration of Wilmington’s hidden gems."

Event space

New and Improved Event Space: Video Wall

During the spring semester, the CIE’s event space underwent some construction. Our biggest change was the installation of a video wall—a multipurpose, eight-screen, touch-enabled tool mounted on the wall at the front of the room, which replaced our ceiling-mounted projector.


Grant Writing for Nonprofits with David Morrison and Althea Lewis

5:30 - 6:00 PM reception; 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM seminar

In this seminar, Althea Lewis (UNCW CHHS) and David Morrison (UNCW CIE) will guide you through the process of grant writing for nonprofits. Bring your favorite device and your questions and let's talk about funding.

This seminar is FULL. Register for the August date here.


Crowdfunding Your Next Fundraiser: The New NC Options

5:00 - 6:30 PM

A representative of the NC Department of the Secretary of State’s Office will cover recent developments in investment crowdfunding, including:

  • Data on what has worked and what has not in crowdfunding
  • How more than 300 startups have filed for federal crowdfunding
  • Why NC’s LPO option is unique among states

This event is FREE and open to members and nonmembers. Register here.