ScreeningRoom 2020 Follow Focus Grant | Short, Post-production

ScreeningRoom Documentary Film Grant

Short Film Grant

Intercept, ScreeningRoom and the Double Exposure Short Investigative Film Grant

Intercept, ScreeningRoom and the Double Exposure Short Investigative Film Grant.(by Micah Garen, NY, NY)

$10,000 finishing fund for a cinematic documentary short going into post-production. ScreeningRoom, the Points North Institute and Jigsaw Productions are excited to announce the 2020 Follow Focus Grant, a new grant opportunity for a short documentary film entering into post-production. Applications will open on March 1, 2020 and be accepted through June 1, 2020.

There is no fee to submit to the grant, however, you need a Basic, Premium or Pro ScreeningRoom account. If you don't have a ScreeningRoom Basic, Premium or Pro membership already, you can sign up on our Membership page, or upgrade your account. Good luck, and keep doing great work!

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2019 Grants

The Intercept, ScreeningRoom and the Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival are excited to announce a new grant for a short investigative documentary film. 

The selected documentary filmmaker or video journalist will receive $5,000 towards the creation of a short, investigative documentary film, a one year ScreeningRoom Pro account, mentoring, and, for filmmakers based in the US, in-kind use of a Canon C300 Mark I cinema camera for ten days. 

The selected documentary filmmaker will also have the potential for publication of the completed work on The Intercept, and the potential to screen their short film at the Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival in 2019. 

The Intercept is dedicated to publishing groundbreaking investigative work, which is more important than ever these days. We are looking for subject matter that is investigative and visually compelling. Topics of interest include civil liberties, national security, immigration, environment, politics and human rights.

ScreeningRoom is committed to supporting independent filmmakers by providing collaboration tools, community and grants to help address the challenging problem of sustainability for independent filmmakers and video journalists.

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