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Film and TV 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 to be qualified for supported projects. If you are truly passionate about your project, and it delivers a message, more than likely, you can receive a film grant.

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JDC Archives Documentary Film Grant 
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is pleased to announce the 2018 JDC Archives Documentary Film Grant. The JDC Archives will select …

SIFF + True Productions $100,000 Documentary Grant 
For the second consecutive year, SIFF and True Productions have partnered to underwrite two $50,000 documentary grants for filmmakers. The sole purpose …

The Dan O'Bannon Film Grant 
OTHER WORLDS AUSTIN DAN O'BANNON FILMMAKING AWARD At Other Worlds Austin, our passion for Science Fiction extends beyond our film festival. Beginning …

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 Filmmaker-In-Residence Grant 
Conservation Media Group Filmmaker-In-Residence Grant. Each year, CMG selects two emerging or established conservation communicators as Filmmakers-in-Residence …

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 …

Upside Down Grants Disability Shorts 
Do you want to 'Turn perception of disability upside down?' One Revolution Foundation will award 4 $5,000 grants to fund short films (3-7 minutes) that …

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 …

Made in NY Entrepreneur Innovation Grants 
The new "Made in NY Entrepreneur Innovation Grants" for New York City-based projects will award several grants ranging from $5,000 - $10,000 each to to …

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 …

San Francisco Film Commission Film Space Grant 
San Francisco Film Commission Film Space Grant FY2017- 2019 (SFFCFS) is designed to provide financial assistance to nonprofit organizations that assist …

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 …

Chicken & Egg Pictures Which Came First Fund 
Chicken & Egg Pictures is a hybrid film fund and non-profit production company dedicated to supporting women filmmakers who are as passionate about the …

Oppenheimer New Filmmaker Grant Program 
The Oppenheimer Cine Rental New Filmmaker Equipment Grant Program (Seattle, WA) supports new filmmakers in producing their first serious film project. …

Pacific Islanders in Communications Grant 
The mission of Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) is to support, advance and develop programming that enhances public recognition of and appreciation …

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 …

Michigan Council for Arts, Culture And Film Affairs Regional Mini-grant  
The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) strengthens arts and culture in Michigan by increasing its visibility; supporting arts education; …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

Suffolk County Emerging Film Festival Grant 
EMERGING FILM FESTIVAL GRANT APPLICATION Deadline: October Grant awards are available for film exhibition programs that provide opportunities for local, …

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, …

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 …

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

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 …

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

Pacific Pioneer Fund | Documentary Film Grant 
It appears this grant no longer exists. Please check our other Film Grants for current grants and funds. Updated 2018: "The board of the Pacific …

MacArthur Foundation | Documentary Film Grant 
The Foundation no longer accepts applications for individual documentary projects. Today, the Journalism and Media program supports documentary filmmakers …

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 …

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, …

Canadian Short Screenplay Competition - Short Film Fund Win $1,500 
It appears this grant no longer exists. Please check our other Film Grants for current grants and funds. The Canadian Short Screenplay Competition …

UK Jewish Film Festival offers £10,000 in Film Grants 
Two grants of £10,000 are available for the production of a short film - drama, animation or factual with a Jewish theme of significance to both Jewish …

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 …

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 
It appears this grant no longer exists. Please check our other Film Grants for current grants and funds. UPDATE April, 2013: In the face of structural …

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. The Academy …

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’s Individual Artists (IND) Program venerates the power of the individual by supporting composers, choreographers, theatre artists and film and media …

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 awards 20-30 grants - comprising over $1 million - to new and existing grantees. Grants amounts ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 can …

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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