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Film Grants

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Television and film grants, which collectively add to millions of dollars in Film Money available to you, have a HUGE advantage...

You do not have to reimburse the funds, unlike film investors, who require their money back, plus a return on their investment. Most film grants require a specific type of proposal and you will really have to understand your film, niche, market and message to even be considered for a grant. If you are truly passionate about your project, and it delivers a message, more than likely, you can receive a film grant.

Do you HAVE or know of a film or television grant available? Please create your own Grant page on our site, or feel free to browse through all Independent Film Grants, Student Film Grants, Screenwriting Grants, Television Grants and more.


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Scott's Camera Package Film Grant 
Scott's Film Grant's mission is to help beginning filmmakers reach their dreams. Yearly, we loan out three camera packages to Independent filmmakers, film …

Chicago Digital Media Production Fund 
Independent digital media and film makers based in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs are invited to apply for the Chicago Digital Media Production Fund. …

The Derek Freese Documentary Fund 2013 
The Derek Freese Documentary Fund (DFDF) provides production support for feature-length documentary films that have both a strong narrative and a connection …

San Francisco Film Commission Film Space Grant 
San Francisco Film Commission Film Space (SFFCFS) grant is designed to provide financial assistance to nonprofit organizations that assist independent …

Roy Dean Film Grant Awarded by From the Heart Productions 
The Roy W. Dean Film Grant is now accepting applications. We give over $30,000.00 in goods and services from top people in our industry like DuArt, Silver …

FLANDERS AUDIOVISUAL FILM GRANT FUND 
The Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF) supports audiovisual production in, as well as international co-productions with Flanders. The Fund was set up by the …

Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) Film Grant 
All eligible Alberta artists and arts organizations are encouraged to apply for an Alberta Foundation for the Arts (AFA) Film Grant. We are proud of Alberta's …

The Independent Filmmakers Co-Operative of Ottawa (IFCO) Film Grants  
IFCO grants support the spirit of independent filmmaking by helping to fund filmmakers who use the medium of film and maintain complete creative and editorial …

Michigan Council for Arts, Culture And Film Affairs Regional Mini-grant  
The Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs Regional Regranting Program is geared towards employing Michigan artists for non-profit arts and cultural …

Creative Capital Film Video Grant 
Founded in 1999, Creative Capital is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing …

Rooftop Films Filmmaker Grants NYC 
The goal of the Rooftop Filmmakers Fund is to help our filmmakers make creative, intelligent, low-budget films. Since Rooftop Films inception in 1997, …

The Louisiana Philanthropy Film Award 
The Philanthropy Film Award includes a $5,000 prize to the film that best captures the impact of philanthropy on North Louisiana. The winning film will …

Tribeca Film Institute Latin America Media Arts Fund Film Grants 
The TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund supports innovative film and video artists working in documentary or mixed media forms and living and/or working …

Next Exposure: Suffolk County Low Budget Independent Film Completion Grant 
The Next Exposure: Suffolk County Low Budget Independent Film Completion Grant is a Suffolk County Film Commission initiative administered by the Cinema …

Texas Film and Video Grants (TFVG) 
It appears Texas Film & Video Grants no longer exists. Please check our other Film Grants for current grants and funds. http://www.texasfilmmakers.org/ …

Panavision’s New Filmmaker Program 
Panavision has always been a company that believes in helping students and beginning filmmakers achieve their dreams. Without Panavision’s generosity, …

Metro Screen First Break Film Funding Grant $22,000 
Metro Screen’s production support programs are unique. Participants receive a cash budget, production facilities, training, mentorship, script development …

Canada Council for the Arts 
The Canada Council for the Arts offers three unique ways to receive grants for independent film artists to assist them in their careers in the industry. …

The Film Fund Grant by British Film Institute £18 Million 
The Film Fund of the British Film Institute offers £18 million a year to invest across the development, production and completion of feature films. The …

Skillset Film Grant 
Skillset manages a range of training funds contributed to by industry and public sources. The aim of these funds is to help ensure the UK creative industries …

San Francisco Film Society Screenwriting Fellowship Film Grants 
San Francisco Film Society Announces Call for Submissions for 2012 Djerassi Residency Award / San Francisco Film Society Screenwriting Fellowship Film …

Pacific Pioneer Fund | Documentary Film Grant 
Pacific Pioneer Fund offers grants to support emerging documentary film makers. The term "emerging" is intended to denote a person committed to the craft …

MacArthur Foundation | Documentary Film Grant 
MacArthur Foundation offers grants to provide the public with high-quality, professionally-produced documentary films, deep and analytical journalism, …

Women In Film | Film Finishing Fund Grant (WIFF FFF) 
The Women In Film Foundation’s Film Finishing Fund (WIFF FFF), established in 1985 offers grants up to $15,000 and in-kind services to films by, for or …

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Film in Singapore! Scheme (FSS) Film Grant 
The Film in Singapore! Scheme (FSS) aims to facilitate international film-makers and broadcasters in the shooting, production and post-production of quality …

Canadian Short Screenplay Competition - Short Film Fund Win $1,500 
The Canadian Short Screenplay Competition is currently accepting submissions for production funding as part of their exclusive Short Film Fund. Successful …

UK Jewish Film Festival offers £10,000 in Film Grants 
Two film grants of up to £10,000 are made available by The Pears Foundation Short Film Fund at the UK Jewish Film Festival for the production of a short …

The Global Film Initiative Film Grants 
Global Film Initiative production grants are awarded twice a year, in winter and summer, to filmmakers whose work exhibits artistic excellence, authentic …

Austin Film Society Film Grants 
The Austin Film Society 2010 Texas Filmmakers’ Production Fund (TFPF) and Travel Grant programs gave away a total of $111,000 in cash and goods and services …

Film Independent Filmmaker Grants and Awards 
Each year, Film Independent awards a number of film grants and fellowships to help filmmakers with their current projects, as well as to recognize them …

Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media Film Grant 
UPDATE April, 2013: In the face of structural challenges and declining revenues, and after careful and extensive deliberation, the Board of Directors has …

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Film Festival Grants 
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Film Festival Grant program has awarded just under $4 million to film festivals since 1999. Grants totaling …

From the Heart Productions Roy W Dean Film Grants 
In the last decade, the Roy W. Dean Grants have grown into one the largest film grant competitions in the world. This year alone, we expect to have close …

Independent Television Service (ITVS) Film Grant, TV and Documentary Funding 
ITVS funds, distributes and promotes new programs primarily for public television. We work with independent producers to create and present programs that …

San Francisco Film Society Film Grant 
The San Francisco Film Society is dedicated to supporting emerging and established filmmakers. Their fiscal sponsorship program is designed to help you …

New York State Council of Arts Film Grants 
NYSCA accepts grant proposals each year from nonprofit organizations incorporated in New York State. NYSCA is organized into discipline programs, each …

New York Foundation for the Arts Film Grant 
New York Foundation for the Arts Fiscal Sponsorship is a critical way for individual artists, artists' collaborative projects, and emerging arts organizations …

Cinereach Film Grant 
Each year Cinereach grants over $500,000 to well-crafted films that depict underrepresented perspectives, resonate across international boundaries, and …

Independent Production Fund Film Grant 
The Independent Production Fund provides equity investments to encourage the production of prime-time dramatic series and dramatic children's series, …

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