2018 Women In Film Finishing Fund
The Women In Film Finishing Fund gives grants to filmmakers working in both short and long formats, in all genres — narrative, documentary, animated and experimental. To apply for the Finishing Fund, the filmmaker must have completed 90% of principal photography and have a rough cut at the time of application (rough cuts must be uploaded at time of submission). You do not have to be a Women In Film member to apply. Please note that student projects are not eligible to receive Finishing Funds for their film.
Stella Artois is proud to continue their support of female filmmakers with the announcement of $100,000 in new grant money for the Women In Film Finishing Fund. Stella Artois will provide four $25,000 grants for fiction and documentary films that inspire social change, with particular consideration given to films with a water theme.
Film Finishing Fund grants are given out annually.
Deadline: June 15
To Submit: https://screeningroom.org/festivals/public/women-in-film-finishing-fund-2018
Screencraft Horror Screenplay Contest
Horror is one of the proven genres for newcomers to the craft – and we are looking for talented new writers. Our Hollywood judges have produced some of the most iconic horror and dark-genre films of the last decade. Get your screenplay to these killer producers and launch your screenwriting career.
Deadline: June 29
To Submit: https://screencraft.org/horror/
Vancouver International Women in Film Festival Screenplay Competition
The Vancouver International Women in Film Festival Screenplay Competition accepts English-language feature screenplays written by women. The festival is a forum for collaboration and networking with other screenwriters and filmmakers who contribute to the visibility of women through the ongoing practice of their craft. We encourage you to submit a feature film script of any genre, challenging the perceptions of what stories women write, and what we want to see. We welcome a diversity of women’s interests and stories. VIWIFF is committed to highlighting the best stories the world has to offer that are written by women. Women tell amazing, dynamic, interesting, thought-provoking, affecting, inspiring, funny and down-right exciting stories. We want to read them all!
Deadline: July 30th
To Submit: https://filmfreeway.com/VIWIFFScreenplayCompetition
Fund for Documentary Film Outreach and Engagement
The Fund for Documentary Film Outreach and Engagement offers grants to support outreach and engagement for social issue documentary film projects that have the potential to inspire positive social change around issues that affect the most vulnerable. We review proposals on a rolling basis and you will be notified of our decision within three months. Grants typically range from $10K - $25K and support audience engagement planning and implementation. Grants are NOT available to support production or post-production through this Fund.
To Submit: http://www.thefledglingfund.org/apply/
Special Fund for Rapid Story Deployment
The Special Fund for Rapid Story Deployment provides grants ranging from $2,500-$10,000 to support short films and/or other visual stories that can be completed and distributed quickly. Priority will be given to projects that have a plan to distribute the work in ways that deepen the current debate around our most critical social issues. We are open to funding at all stages (production, post-production, distribution and outreach) but will give priority to projects that are well positioned to make an impact quickly. We are committed to an expedited review process and will notify applicants of proposal's status within 2 - 3 weeks of submission.
To Submit: http://www.thefledglingfund.org/apply/
JustFilm/Ford Foundation Grants
The Ford Foundation seeks to reduce inequality in all of its forms, and artist-driven documentary and emerging media projects are crucial to this effort. As part of the Creativity and Free Expression program, JustFilms funds social justice storytelling and the 21st-century arts infrastructure that supports it. The projects and people we support inspire imaginations, disrupt stereotypes, and help transform the conditions that perpetuate injustice and inequality.
Catapult Film Fund
Catapult 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. Our mission is to enable filmmakers to develop their film projects to the next level at a moment where funding is hard to find. We support powerful stories, and moving storytelling, across a broad spectrum of issues and perspectives.
American Documentary Film Fund
The American Documentary Film Fund is an adjunct event related to the American Documentary Film Festival. The Film Fund submitters are not in any way required to submit a film to the festival- this is a separate event within the confines of the festival. We encourage first-time and established filmmakers to submit to the Film Fund competition where upwards of $50,000 may be distributed each year to winning project(s). The Fund's participants are able to compete for financing for new projects as well as works in progress.
Sundance Documentary Film Program
The Sundance Documentary Film Program supports non-fiction filmmakers worldwide in the production of cinematic documentaries on contemporary themes. Established in 2002 with founding support from Open Society Foundations, the Program is a vibrant global resource for independent non-fiction storytelling. The Sundance Documentary Film Program offers funding in development (up to $20,000), production/post-production (up to $40,000), audience engagement (up to $20,000), and additional opportunities (by nomination).
Digital Bolex Grant for Women Cinematographers
The Digital Bolex Grant for Women Cinematographers offers approximately $10,000 worth of gear and accessories loaned on a rolling basis to any narrative short, music video, or feature film project to be shot by a female cinematographer. Recipients of the grant receive a loaned camera package for up to 21 production days.