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Resolution Rentals Student Film Grant
Resolution Rentals (www.ResolutionRentals.com) offers an annual Student Film Grant to U.S. and International Students. The 2016 deadline is September 1st, …
Conservation Media Group Action Grant
Conservation Media Group Action Grants range from $5,000-$10,000. DEADLINE: APRIL
NICHE: Our focus for these grants is on short films created to make …
Miller Packan Documentary Film Fund
The Miller / Packan Documentary Film Fund provides grants to feature-length non-fiction projects that address social issues and inspire others. The …
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
The Derek Freese Documentary Fund (DFDF) provides production support for feature-length documentary films that have both a strong narrative and a connection …
Princess Grace Awards Program
The Princess Grace Awards is a national program dedicated to identifying and assisting emerging theater, dance, and film artists who are at the outset …
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 …
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.
Canada Council for the Arts
In 2016-17 over 2,100 Canadian artists and 2,100 arts organizations received Canada Council grants.
The Canada Council for the Arts offers six unique …
Skillset Film Grant
It appears this grant no longer exists. Please check our other Film Grants for current grants and funds. Skillset manages a range of training funds contributed …
Film in Singapore Film Grant (FSC)
The SFC nurtures, supports and promotes Singapore talent in filmmaking and the production of films. Besides funding projects through our grant schemes, …
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Austin Film Society Film Grants
Once a year, Austin Film Society (AFS) awards grants to emerging film and video artists in the state of Texas through our AFS Grant. The Austin Film Society has now given out $1.97 million in cash and over $300K in goods and services to over 500 film and video projects since the program began in 1996. In addition to grants for production, post-production and distribution, they provide cash stipends to Texas filmmakers traveling to prestigious film festivals through its AFS Travel Grant program.
We award grants once a year to emerging film and video artists in the state of Texas through our Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund. Since 1996 the Austin Film Society has awarded 290 grants, totaling $940,000 in cash and $92,000 in goods and services to 272 film and video projects. Additionally, AFS has disbursed $14,500 in small stipends to Texas filmmakers traveling to prestigious film festivals through its Texas Filmmakers' Travel Grant program.
Awards are provided to artists whose work shows promise, skill, and creativity. Grant recipients have shown their films at renowned festivals like Sundance, Berlin, Cannes, Toronto, Tribeca, Venice, Rotterdam and SXSW and have been nominated for Gotham Awards, won Independent Spirit Awards and Student Academy Awards. The Austin Film Society is proud to support these Texas filmmakers making their mark in the world.
Every spring, AFS partners with local film organizations and festivals in major Texas cities to offer free informational workshops on how to apply to TFPF. Visited cities often include Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Fort Worth, Corpus Christi, Denton and Austin.
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JDC Archives Documentary Film Grant
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is pleased to announce the 2020 JDC Archives Documentary Film Grant. The JDC Archives will select one film, which will be awarded a grant of $10,000. Eligible films will focus on twentieth century Jewish history, humanitarian assistance, and related topics.
Topics can include issues, events and personalities related to overseas Jewish communities during the last century. Films that utilize the JDC archival collections (http://archives.jdc.org) will be given higher consideration. Applicants must have a proven track record as a filmmaker.
The grant is for post-production, distribution, and/or JDC Archives licensing costs for a film currently in production or in post-production. Applications are due by February 25, 2020.
More Info: JDC Archives Documentary Film Grant
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