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The George R.R. Martin Science Fiction/Fantasy Screenwriter Grant

The New Mexico Film Foundation is very proud and happy to be able to offer this grant for the fifth year through the generosity of screenwriter and executive producer of Game of Thrones: George R.R. Martin. This grant is meant to help aspiring screenwriters and should be used in such a way as to allow the screenwriter to write.

Deadline: September 30
To Submit: https://www.nmfilmfoundation.org/grants/grrm-grant/
 

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Roy W. Dean Film Grant

The Roy W. Dean Film Grants funds independent feature films, documentaries, web series, and short films with budgets of $500,000 or less that are unique and make a contribution to society that, without its help, might otherwise never get made. 

Winners of the Roy W. Dean Film Grants receive a cash award as well as goods and discounted services offered by film industry companies and professionals who care about getting good films produced.   See each grant below for specific information on awards for individual grants.

All grant applicants are entitled to a free 15 minute consultation.  

After the grant you’ve applied for has closed and your materials have been reviewed, you can schedule an appointment.  Topics that can be covered include your application, improving your project, or chances for funding.

Deadline: September 30
To Submit: https://fromtheheartproductions.com/roy-w-dean-film-grants-and-awards/

 

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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.

Deadine: Rolling
To Submit: http://www.thefledglingfund.org/apply/

 

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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.

Deadline: Rolling
To Submit: http://www.thefledglingfund.org/apply/

 

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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.

Deadline: Rolling
http://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/justfilms/

 

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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.

Deadline: Rolling
http://catapultfilmfund.org/

 

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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.

Deadline: Rolling
https://www.americandocumentaryfilmfestival.com/amdocs-film-fund

 

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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).

Deadline: Year-round
http://www.sundance.org/programs/documentary-film

 

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.

Deadline: Rolling
http://www.digitalbolex.com/grant/