Film Grants : A Massive List Of Winter 2018

Film Grants All Filmmakers Should Know About

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Film grants are very difficult to get as there is tough competition but you have 100% chance of not getting it if you don’t apply to them. I am coming up with a course soon which will help you get grants easily with step by step instructions. I have revived it and you also can get it for short films, documentaries and feature films. Just be sure you have completed your script. Here is the list of things you should do after completing your script. These grants are for documentaries, narratives, screenwriting, and new media. I am writing this post after good 6 months, so forgive me if I have become rusty.

Documentary Film Grants

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  • Pacific Pioneer Fund : For filmmakers based in California, Washington, or Oregon, this grant offers from $1,000 to $10,000 to emerging documentarians. Deadline: December 1
  • The Scottish Documentary Institute Consultancies : For filmmakers based in Scotland.
    Deadline: January 5
  • NEH Media Production Grants : This grant offers from $100,000 to $650,000 from 1 to 3 years for documentaries that address the humanities. Deadline: January 10
  • NEH Media Development GrantsSame as above from $40,000 to $75,000  for documentaries that address topics in the humanities. Deadline: January 10
  • TFI/ESPN Short Documentary Program : Up to $20000 for short documentary that highlights an athlete or athletic initiative that benefits a larger community. Deadline: January 28
  • CAAM Documentary Fund : The Center for Asian American Media will award between $15,000 and $50,000 for public television appropriate programs. Deadlines: February 1
  • Screen Australia: Documentary Development : If you’re looking to develop an Australian documentary or co-production, you could get up to $30,000 for development. Deadline: February 2
  • Visions Sud Est Fund : For Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Eastern Europe up to 20,000 Swiss francs on narrative features and 10,000 Swiss francs for documentaries. Deadline: February 28
  • Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund : Fund supports 4-10 feature-length documentaries the highlight issues of social importance in the range of $10,000 to $25,000. Deadline: Opens December TBD.
  • Derek Freese Documentary Fund :  Finishing fund is given biennially to an independent filmmaker and provides up to $35,000. Deadline: Opens January 9
  • Tribeca Film Institute IF/Then Short Documentary Program: Southeast Asia Pitch Competition : Short documentary filmmaker originally from Southeast Asia with a film about the region up to $20000.Deadline: Opens January TBA
  • ITVS Open Call : For broadcast length work in progress documentary up to $150,000 to $350,000 funds. Deadline: Opens January 8
  • ITVS Digital Open Call : Up to $30000 for fiction, non-fiction, linear, trans-media, or any kind of digital series that is still in pre-production. Deadline: Opens January 29
  • Sundance Documentary Fund : $20,000 to $50,000  for artful films about relevant topics.  Deadline: Rolling
  • The Fledgling Fund for Documentary Film Outreach and Engagement : $10,000 to $25,000 for a documentary on important issue that makes a difference. Deadline: Rolling
  • The Bertha BRITDOC Documentary Journalism Fund : This new fund offers £10,000 to 50,000 to doc filmmakers from any country in a mix of grants and investments. Deadline: Rolling

Narrative Film Grants

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A still from last year’s winner of the Film Fund, ‘Americano.’

  • SFFILM/Westridge Development Grant : This initiative supports the development of narrative feature films that tackle important issues of our time, and will dole out four to five grants up to $25000, among other benefits. Deadline: February 2 (Regular), February 23 (Late)
  • SFFILM/Rainin Filmmaking Grant : Development and Post-Production grants can be up to $25000, with Production Grants at around $75000, in addition to other support like the 6-month FilmHouse residency.  Deadline: February 2 (Regular), February 23 (Late)
  • Sundance Episodic Story Lab : This will be the 4th year and will choose writers/filmmakers with an original episodic pilot for a six-day fellowship. Deadline: Opens February 15, closes March 15
  • Sundance Feature Film Creative Producing Fellowship and Lab : The Sundance Institute will choose five emerging producers with projects in pre-production to attend the Feature Film Creative Producing Lab, the Creative Producing Summit, and the Sundance Film Festival, as well as receive $10,000 in stipends and yearlong mentorship. Deadline: February 6
  • Screen Australia’s Feature Film Production Program : For Australian filmmakers only. Government funds for low-budget features, documentaries, and large format programs, including up to 65% of your feature film budget if it meets the criteria. Deadline: December 1 (March decision), January 22 (April decision)
  • Doha Film Institute Grants Programme : Grants for Qatar-based filmmakers are rolling, and the international applicant deadline is below.Deadline: Opens January 10, closes January 28
  • Bureau of Creative Works Short Film Grant : 12 short films from $1,000 to $3,000. Deadline: March 1
  • Panavision’s New Filmmaker Program : If you are a student or a low-budget indie maker, Panavision might supply you with free camera packages. Deadline: Rolling

Screenwriting Film Grants

New Media Film Grants

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I hope this information will help you and may you get film grant for your project. If you like this post please share it with your friends so that they can also get a chance to make their films also. Thank you very much for reading this post.

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