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FilmGrantsNo FIlm School
Film / InteractiveGrants, Scholarships, and FellowshipsOpen Society
Short FilmGrantsFilm Daily Short Film Grants 2017
Documentary FilmGrantsFilm Daily Documentary Grants 2017
Feature FilmGrantsFilm Daily Feature Film Grants 2017
Film / InteractiveGrantNEH Media Projects: Production Grants 9, 2017noProduction grants support the production and distribution of films, television programs, and radio programs that promise to engage a broad public audience. Only to U.S. nonprofit, IRS tax-exempt organizations, state and local governmental agencies
FilmMarketUS in Progress Fundscompletion money, services and sales agentAugust 21, 2017noTwo market-type events take place first in Paris, France in June and then in Wrocław, Poland in October. US in Progress. US in Progress presents 4-6 independent American projects in final production stages looking for completion money, services and sales agent or European distribution should apply.
Film GrantMinnesota and New York City Film, Video and Digital Productions 23, 2017noProduction grant programs for individual film and video artists who reside within five boroughs of New York City and Minnesota. These programs serve artists who work in the genres of experimental, narrative, animation, and documentary production. It does not support installation, new media, or interactive work, which are subsidized in other Foundation programs. It also does not support commercial, industrial, informational, or educational work.
InteractiveCompetition Samsung Creators Awards $10,000September 30, 2017noShow us what you’re passionate about in 360, from travel to tech. No matter what you want to capture, there’s a category that’s right for your content.
WritingResidencySundance Screenwriters Lab NOOctober 10, 2017noa five-day writer's workshop that gives independent screenwriters the opportunity to work intensively on their feature film scripts with the support of established writers in an environment that encourages innovation and creative risk-taking.
Film / InteractiveGrantSoros Justice Media Fellowships up to $100,000October 12, 2017noThe Soros Justice Media Fellowships support writers, print and broadcast journalists, bloggers, filmmakers, and other individuals with distinctive voices proposing to complete media projects that engage and inform, spur debate and conversation, and catalyze change on important U.S. criminal justice issues.
InteractiveGrantIFP + Eko Present:
Interactive Series Production Grant$10,000October 25, 2017noEko, in collaboration with the Independent Filmmaker Project, is looking for you to submit your interactive series pitch.
FilmGrantRoy W. Dean Grant$3,500.00November, 2017noCash award as well as goods and discounted services offered by film industry companies and professionals who care about getting good films produced.
InteractiveResidency / GrantWarwick Stafford Research Fellowship £20,000November 14, 2017noFor early-mid career practitioners in fine art • A studio space in the BxNU Institute for Contemporary Art at BALTIC 39
• Technical support
• Access to and participation with an environment of postgraduate and PhD arts researchers
• Access to leading academics and internationally renowned artists
FilmResidency / GrantCulturehub Micro-Residency$1,500November 15, 2017noThe Micro-Residency is a week-long program that will be held between March 1st, 2017 to June 15th, 2017. The selected artists/teams will receive a $1000 stipend, $500 materials budget, dedicated studio space, and technical assistance from the CultureHub team.
InteractiveGrantStage 32 Short Film Script Contest $20,000November 15, 2017noStage 32 has partnered with St. Petersburg/Clearwater Film Commission to turn your short screenplay into a produced short film that will screen at 3 festivals.
Film / InteractiveResidencySchloss Solitude Fellowship 30, 2017noTime-based Media (including video, video installation, documentary and fiction film) and Web-based Media (web design, web development/coding, web art and digital journalism).
Film / InteractiveGrantMANUEL RIVERA-ORTIZ FOUNDATION film grant$5,000December 5, 2017noThe Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film will award a US$5,000 grant to a single completed “Short-Short” documentary film project.
Film / InteractiveGrantUNDEF project grant$300,000December 14, 2017no for funding for projects to advance and support democracy
Film / InteractiveGrantThe Puffin Foundation / Production $2,000December 15, 2017yesThe Puffin Foundation Ltd. has sought to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to artists and art organizations who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, gender, or social philosophy.
Film / InteractiveGrantAmerican Documentary Film Fund up to $50,000December 15, 2017noAmerican Documentary Film Fund lets independent American filmmakers participate and compete for financing for new projects as well as works in progress.
Film / InteractiveGrantCreative Capital Grant 1, 2018noCreative Capital helps artists realize specific projects while building their capacity to sustain their careers for the long-term.
FilmGrantNEH Media Projects: Development Grants NAJanuary 11, 2018noDevelopment grants enable media producers to collaborate with scholars to develop humanities content and to prepare programs for production. Grants should result in a script and may also yield a detailed plan for outreach and public engagement in collaboration with a partner organization or organizations.
Film / InteractiveGrantWave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund NAJanuary 15, 2018noprovides support for the distribution and exhibition of works in all genres of time-based and moving image media, including emergent technology.
Film / InteractiveGrantShore Scripts Short Film Fund$3,000Jan 15, 2018yesWriters with distinct and original voices. This can be any story in any genre. We will be looking at premise, structure, characters, dialogue, and how we see it fitting within the festival circuit, when making our decision.
WritingCompetition Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship$1,000January 15, 2018yesThe chosen recipients will receive ongoing professional support and a special trip to Los Angeles for meetings and introductions to key entertainment executives, producers and representatives. To apply, simply submit your feature film script or original television pilot script on this application page. Apply now and join a growing community of visionary screenwriters with meaningful connections to Hollywood mentors.
Film / InteractiveGrant2017 Hillman Prizes ?January 31, 2018noThe Sidney Hillman Foundation has honored journalists, writers and public figures that pursue investigative journalism and public policy in service of the common good.
FilmGrantSOCIAL JUSTICE FUND — GRANT 6, 2018noWe will make grants of up to $5,000 each over four cycles during 2016. We will support new, expanded, or ongoing projects, as well as capacity building, leadership development, and organizational sustainability.
Film / InteractiveGrantITVS Work in Progress Open Call to $350,000Feb 10, 2018noFunding for feature-length documentary works-in-progress and original web series pilots.
InteractivePriceVIRTUAL REALITY PITCHFEST 2017$300 event/class credit from IFP Made in NY Media center & $200 KitSplit Rental CertificateFeb 10, 2018yesCome pitch your project to the movers and shakers, and the decision makers and funders of Virtual Reality. Selected teams will have five minutes to pitch their project to investors and other VR leaders, followed by five minutes of questions and feedback from the panel and audience.
Film / InteractiveGrantNYSCA 2017 Electronic Media & Film Finishing Funds Grant$2,500February 13, 2018yesgrants support artists in the completion/post production of film, video, sound, new media, and Web-based work
TVGrantOpen Meadows Foundation Grant 15, 2018noIt is a grant seeking projects that promote gender/racial/economic justice. The projects must be led by and benefit women and girls.
FilmPriceWarnerbros Directors Workshophttps://directorsworkshop.warnerbros.comWorkshopworkshopFeb 16 2018noThe Warner Bros. Television Directors’ Workshop is an initiative that introduces up-and-coming directors to prime time television.
FilmGrantITVS Digital Open Call to $30,000Feb 17, 2018yesFor research and development funding to help you take your original digital content idea to the pilot stage for distribution on public
FilmGrantGucci Tribeca Documentary Fund up to $25,000February 27, 2018noFeature-length documentaries that highlight and humanize issues of social importance from around the world. More than half of the fund will support projects about women and under-served youth around the globe, and illuminate the ways they are working to improve their communities, their futures, and the world.
Film / InteractiveCompetition Women in Cinema International Screenplay Competition $1,000February 28, 2018noWe are looking for standout screenplays by women. The competition awards the writer who pushes the boundaries of cinema with her original, nuanced characters and dynamic storytelling and dialogue. There are no limitations on content or genre. The main character does not have to be female, but the screenwriter does.
FilmGrantOpen Society Fellowship up to $100,000March 1 2018yesThe Open Society Fellowship supports individuals seeking innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. The fellowship funds work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Foundations and in the world.
Film / InteractiveCompetition Scriptpipeline Screenwriting Contest$25,000March 1, 2018yescontinues a long tradition of discovering up-and-coming talent and connecting them with top producers, agencies, and managers across studio and independent markets.
WritingCompetition Creative World Award$3,000March 1, 2018noCWA is a leading international screenwriting contest well known for having the writer’s interest at heart when it comes to development and industry promotion.
WritingResidencyEdward F. Albee Foundation Residency 1, 2018yesThe Barn hosts an annual summer residency program designed to offer space to five creative persons for four and six week periods between June and the middle of October.
WritingGrantSØRFOND+ up to Euro 50,000March 1, 2018noSørfond+ is a new film fund that supperts co-productions between European film producers and producers from developing countries.
Film / InteractiveGrantWORLD CINEMA FUND up to €80,000March 2, 2018noThe World Cinema Fund supports exclusively the production and distribution of feature films and feature-length documentaries. The support is focused on the following regions and countries: Latin America, Central America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, the Caucasus as well as Bangladesh, Nepal, Mongolia and Sri Lanka. (Mexico)
WritingCompetition Nantucket Showtime Tony Cox Screenplay Competitions 3, 2018norecognize emerging writers in four unique categories as the best from the pool of submissions each year. Finalists in each competition are read by prestigious juries, receive top industry recognition, and participate in a Festival focused specifically on screenwriting that includes cash prizes for all competitions and a Mentors Brunch with a prominent screenwriter (past mentors include Oliver Stone, Robert Towne, David O. Russell, and Nancy Meyers).
WritingMentorshipIFP Filmmaker Labs 3, 2018noIFP’s unique year-long mentorship program supports first-time feature directors when they need it most: through the completion, marketing and distribution of their films. Focusing exclusively on low-budget features (<$1million)
WritingCompetition Academy Nicholl screenwriting competition$35,000March 7, 2018yesEach year, the Academy Nicholl screenwriting competition awards up to five $35,000 fellowships to amateur screenwriters. To enter, submit a feature length screenplay and entry fee via the online application when the competition is open for submissions. Fellowship winners are invited to participate in awards week ceremonies and seminars and expected to complete at least one original feature film screenplay during the Fellowship year.
Film Grant NEA Creative Writing Fellowships$25,000March 8, 2018noFellowships in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement.
WritingGrantDocu Work-In-Progress Lab FundslabMarch 12, 2018noDCTV’s Docu Work-In-Progress Lab is a triannual program that supports select filmmakers each with an independent documentary project in post-production that could highly benefit from dedicated feedback and crit-building germane to the editing process.
FilmCompetition FInal Draft Big Break Contest$10,000March 13, 2018yesOne Feature Grand Prize and one TV Grand Prize winner will be chosen from the 11 Feature Genre and TV Format award winners
FilmGrantSFFS / KRF FILMMAKING GRANT under $3 million dollarsMarch 14, 2018yesThe SF Film Society / KRF Filmmaking Grant supports feature narrative films that through plot, character, theme or setting explore human and civil rights, antidiscrimination, gender and sexual identity and other social issues of our time.
Film / TVResidencyDjerassi Resident Artists Program 15, 2018noThe mission of the Djerassi Resident Artists Program is to support and enhance the creativity of artists by providing uninterrupted time for work, reflection, and collegial interaction in a setting of great natural beauty, and to preserve the land on which the Program is situated.
WritingCompetition PAGE Awards competition$25,000March 17, 2018yesTo discover the most exciting new scripts by up-and-coming writers from across the country and around the world. And due to the success of our winning writers, the PAGE Awards contest has become one of the most highly respected sources for new screenwriting talent within the Hollywood community and worldwide.
WritingCompetition BlueCat Screenplay Competition$10,000March 20, 2018yesAlong with accepting feature screenplays and short scripts, BlueCat is very excited to announce we will now be accepting pilot scripts.
WritingLabSoho Gallery Residency Lab 25, 2018noSOHO20’s Residency Lab invites artists (or collaborative groups) to take over our gallery space for six weeks in the summer. During this time, the gallery will remain open for abbreviated hours and public events, fostering dialogue and providing a platform for residents to engage with the visiting public. This program is designed to support alternative practices and facilitate the creation of new work, while offering opportunities for artists to experiment, collaborate, and interact with visitors.
InteractiveCompetition Screencraft Sci-Fi & Fantasy Screenplay Contest$2,000March 30, 2018noWhether you’re writing a contained science fiction drama or an epic fantasy saga, we want to read your feature film script. The jury is out of this world — with judges who love sci-fi movies — from top companies including 20th Century Fox, Sony and Lionsgate! Don’t miss the industry’s #1 sci-fi & fantasy feature screenplay contest.
InteractiveMentorshipIFP No Borders 30, 2018noThe newly-revamped No Borders program offers both narrative feature filmmakers and series creators the opportunity to attend Film Week and meet with various members of industry in an effort to help move their projects forward, broaden their networks, and find a level of career sustainability.
WritingGrantNYSCA Grant 30, 2018noIndividuals and unincorporated groups may not apply, but an eligible nonprofit organization, known as a fiscal sponsor, may apply on behalf of an individual or unincorporated group.
WritingCompetition Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition 31, 2018noThis competition will accept both feature and teleplay submissions in an effort to find talented voices who can adapt their vision to emerging digital platforms.
FilmGrantWomen in Film FILM FINISHING FUND Fundsup to $25,000April 01, 2018noThe Film Finishing Fund provides cash grants and in-kind production services to complete films that fit the established criteria of being by, for or about women.
WritingCompetition CINESTORY Retreat 5, 2018no12-month fellowship program
WritingCompetition 2017 Slamdance Screenplay Competition N/AApril 10, 2018nowelcome screenplays in every genre, on any topic, from anywhere in the world. A unique feature of the competition is providing constructive feedback for every entrant.
Writing / TVCompetition NYTVF Scripts Competition workshop, festivalApril 11, 2018noNYTVF Scripts is accepting original comedy and drama series scripts for consideration by broadcast, cable, and digital platform buyers.
FilmGrantTalnexus The Liberty Lab for Film €10,000April 15, 2018yesThe Liberty Lab for Film (or LLF) is an advanced program for those who have filmmaking, screenwriting, producing experience and want an opportunity to work alongside like-minded creatives with the guidance of seasoned professionals
Film / InteractiveGrantMovies that Matter IMPACT GRANT€10,000April 17, 2018noThe project takes place in one of the countries as defined on the DAC List of ODA recipients and/ or countries where press freedom is seriously at stake, in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East or Eastern Europe. With respect to this DAC List of ODA recipients, Movies that Matter gives priority to projects in “Least Developed Countries”, “Other Low Income Countries” and “Lower Middle Income Countries”.
Film / InteractiveGrantMovies that Matter START-UP GRANT €7,500April 17, 2018noThe project takes place in one of the countries as defined on the DAC List of ODA recipients and/ or countries where press freedom is seriously at stake, in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East or Eastern Europe. With respect to this DAC List of ODA recipients, Movies that Matter gives priority to projects in “Least Developed Countries”, “Other Low Income Countries” and “Lower Middle Income Countries”.
Film / InteractiveGrantNew York City Film, Video, and Digital Production Grant Program ?May 1, 2018noThis program, now on an annual deadline, is open to emerging individual film, video, and digital production artists.
InteractiveGrantThe TFI New Media Fund$100,000May 5, 2018noprovides funding and support to non-fiction, social issue media projects which go beyond traditional screens – integrating film with content across media platforms, from video games and mobile apps to social networks and interactive
Film GrantRogovy Foundation Documentary Film Application to $25,000May 15, 2018noThe Miller / Packan Film Fund supports documentaries that Educate, Inspire and Enrich. The Fund is financed through the Rogovy Foundation. We believe in the transformational power that comes from enlightening narratives and inspiring
TVLabFilm Independent Episodic Lab 15, 2018yesDesigned to support writers with original long-form episodic projects, Film Independent’s inaugural Episodic Lab will take place in Los Angeles in September and October of 2017. The lab, which will meet several nights a week, will accept a diverse group of 6-8 writers or writing teams and provide them with critical support and mentorship. Through personalized feedback from experienced showrunners, creative producers and executives, fellows will gain the tools to revise and refine their pilots and navigate a changing industry landscape.
WritingCompetition Shore Feature Script Contest$4,000May 31, 2018yesecause of our affiliation with a number of award winning judges and production companies, not to mention our success stories, Shore Scripts is known throughout the industry. Placing highly will help open doors and get your work read by the people who can make a difference.
WritingCompetition Shore TV Pilot Script Contest$2,000May 31, 2018yesecause of our affiliation with a number of award winning judges and production companies, not to mention our success stories, Shore Scripts is known throughout the industry. Placing highly will help open doors and get your work read by the people who can make a difference.
Film / InteractiveGrantDerek Freese Documentary Fund Fundsup to $35,000June 12, 2018noprovides production support for feature-length documentary films that have both a strong narrative and compelling story, across a broad spectrum of subject matters.
FilmCompetition Screenplay Entries to the Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival $10,000June 15, 2018yesFlickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival is calling for Screenplay Entries for its 21st annual competition. The Festival is accepting screenplays in all genres. Screenplays must have been written after 2015.
FilmGrantNYWIFT Nancy Malone Marketing and Promotion Grant $5,000June 15, 2018noThis grant will award to a recently completed—or currently being completed—dramatic feature film directed by a woman. First-time, US-based dramatic feature filmmakers are eligible. Films co-directed by a woman and a man are not eligible.
FilmGrantNYWIFT In-Kind Post-Production Grants 15, 2018no1) Grants for an online session and/or a sound mix will be awarded to documentary films directed and produced by New York area-based women filmmakers. Films may be up to one and a half hours long. The Grants will be awarded to help complete a work-in-progress. Films must have completed principle photography and be at a rough cut or fine cut stage to be eligible.

2) Grants for a color grading session will be awarded to dramatic features by women directors.
FilmGrantNYWIFT Loreen Arbus Grant$7,500June 15, 2018noAwarded to a woman filmmaker for a film on physical or developmental disability issues. Directors and producers are eligible to apply. Films may be of any length or genre. The Grant will be awarded to help complete a work-in-progress. Films must have completed principal photography to be eligible. Finished films are not eligible. Filmmakers must be US-based.
WritingCompetition WeScreenplay Television Screenwriting Competition$3,350June 16, 2018yesThe WeScreenplay Television Screenwriting Competition's mission is to discover and expose new talent to the entertainment industry.
WritingCompetition American Zoetrope contest $5,000August 1, 2018noPresented by Francis Ford Coppola. The winner, along with the ten remaining finalists, will also receive consideration for representation from several major agencies and management companies including William Morris Endeavor, CAA, ICM, UTA and The Gersh Agency, to name a few. Over thirty production companies and studios will also consider optioning and developing the scripts of the winner and ten finalists, including American Zoetrope, Fox Searchlight, Sony Pictures Classics, Samuel Goldwyn Films, IFC Entertainment, Paramount Vantage and Lionsgate.
WritingPriceWescreenplay Diverse Voices €1,654April 15th, 2018noDiverse Voices strives to provide a contest that is purely focused on promoting and encouraging diverse voices and stories. The contest encourages stories that are told from perspectives – through the author and/or characters – that are often underrepresented in Hollywood today. The contest accepts Features, TV Pilots, Web Series, and Shorts – we’re looking for underrepresented perspectives in any format.
Film / InteractiveGrantGood Pitch ?check websitenoGood Pitch brings together documentary filmmakers with foundations, NGOs, campaigners, philanthropists, policymakers, brands and media around leading social and environmental issues - to forge coalitions and campaigns that are good for all these partners, good for the films and good for society. Over a year, the selected filmmaking teams receive sustained mentorship and professional development. This includes two campaign development workshops, taking place right after project selection and again on the eve of the live event.
FilmGrantITVS Diversity Development Fund to $15,000 check websitenoDiversity Development Fund is open only to pre-production projects. We’re looking for exceptional stories by filmmakers from diverse backgrounds: stories that take creative risks, inspire dialogue, and are rarely seen on public media.
FilmGrantMOME Women's Fund websiteyesFor the first time ever, a municipal agency will be launching five initiatives aimed at addressing gender inequity in the film, theatre and television world: (1) a $5 million fund that will provide grants to support film and theatre projects by, for and about women; (2) pitch workshops for women filmmakers and a film financing conference connecting women filmmakers with financing for their projects; (3) a screenwriting contest for NYC screenwriters to broadcast a six-episode series on New York City’s channel 25; (4) an inspiring new block of programming on channel 25 focused entirely on women and their perspectives; and (5) a report analyzing the gender inequity of directors in the film industry.
FilmGrantSFFS Documentary Film Fund ?check websitenoSupports riveting documentaries in postproduction distinguished by compelling stories, intriguing characters and an innovative visual approach.
Film GrantKnights Foundation News Challenge ?check websitenoAccelerates media innovation by funding the best breakthrough ideas in news and information.
Film / InteractivePitchGood Pitch check websitenoGood Pitch is an invitation-only event starting with an intensive two-day campaign development workshop, followed by the day-long live event. Connection to funders
FilmGrantCatapult Film Fund http://catapultfilmfund.orgDevelopmentup to $20,000ongoingnoCatapult Film Fund provides development funding to documentary filmmakers
who have a compelling story to tell, have secured access to their story and are ready to shoot and edit a piece for production fundraising purposes.
FilmGrantThe Fledgling Fund $25,000ongoingnoSupport for planning is for building the strategy for outreach and engagement and can be used before a project is complete to prepare for its launch. - See more at:
FIlm FundEmergency Funds – All Art Forms grants for artists in all disciplines needing help with rent, medical expenses, utility bills, fire damage, etc.
Film / InteractiveGrantSundance DOCUMENTARY FUND Sundance Documentary Film Program supports non-fiction filmmakers worldwide in the production of cinematic documentaries on contemporary themes.