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APPLY: Awards in Moving Image & Visual Arts from Creative Capital


Creative Capital is currently accepting online Letters of Inquiry for awards in Moving Image (formerly Film/Video) and Visual Arts. 

Deadline: February 28

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APPLY: Tribeca All Access Grant for diverse filmmakers


Tribeca All Access (from Tribeca Film Institute)

Deadline: November 5 (no fee!)

Website: https://tribecafilminstitute.org/pages/taa_about

Tribeca All Access (TAA) seeks feature-length narrative and documentary submissions from established and emerging filmmakers whose team includes a director or screenwriter from a community that is traditionally under-represented in the film industry. Five narrative filmmakers and five documentary filmmakers will each receive a grant of $10,000 to use towards the development, production, post- production, or marketing of their film project.”

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APPLY: HBO/NALIP Documentary Filmmaker Award spotlights Latino experience


HBO/NALIP (National Association of Latino Independent Producers) Documentary Filmmaker Award

Deadline: September 27 ($20 fee for non-members)

Website: http://nalip.org/hbo-doc-grant.php

Social change has been the consistent undercurrent for HBO’s critically acclaimed and award-winning documentary programs, with a myriad of issues presented in uncompromising quality and honesty.  Through this cash award, HBO wants to focus its lens on the Latino experience and support the growth of social commentary by Latino documentarians. One Latino Filmmaker will win $10,000!

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So What’s The Deal With…Applying for Film Grants?

It suddenly dawned on me that although I’m always excited to post deadlines for film grant opportunities, it might be helpful for folks to hear from someone who’s actually won something. That someone is Darius Clark Monroe, a talented NYC filmmaker with Texas roots. He is currently in post-production on an autobiographical feature documentary titled “Evolution of a Criminal”. The project has received support from multiple organizations including Austin Film Society, Cinereach, Tribeca and IFP. A big thank you again to Darius for sharing his insight on navigating the world of film grants. — Christina B.


Official synopsis: “Deep in the heart of Texas, what begins as an innocent tale of family, sacrifice, and financial hardship quickly escalates into a true-crime thriller. Fusing together compelling interviews, striking re-enactments, and home video, we are forced to ask ourselves how a 16 year-old honor roll student evolved into a bank robber.”

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APPLY: Chicken & Egg Pictures Offers Support for Non-fiction Female Filmmakers

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Chicken & Egg Pictures’ 2013 Open Call


July 1 (first deadline w/ $20 fee)

July 15 (final deadline w/ $35)

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APPLY: Women In Film Wants Your Rough Cuts (4/29 deadline)


Women In Film Foundation’s Film Finishing Fund

Deadlines: April 15 (Early) and April 29 (Final)
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Unchained Resources: Cinereach Grants

Do you have a great idea for a feature film, but you’re only in the development stage? Then you should really look into Cinereach’s grant and awards program. Their website states:

Cinereach is a not-for-profit film production company and foundation that champions vital stories, artfully told. Created and led by young philanthropists, entrepreneurs and filmmakers, Cinereach empowers fiction and nonfiction filmmakers from all over the world through Grants & Awards, The Reach Film Fellowship, an internal Productions department, and through partnerships with the Sundance Institute and other organizations. Since 2006, Cinereach has disbursed close to $5 million in grant funds to more than 100 projects at the intersection of engaging storytelling, visual artistry and vital subject matter.

That sounds like my kind of production company. It’s one of the rare non-profit’s I’ve seen willing to help films in the early stages of it’s develop (it also funds films in production and post production). Cinereach produced Beasts of the Southern Wild and helped fund six other films that were at Sundance this year, including: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, Compliance, I Am Not A Hipster, Keep the Lights On, and The Queen of Versailles. After the jump is a lot more information about the grants. The deadline is September 4th, so get cracking! Continue reading

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Notes from the Gatekeepers: Tribeca All Access Grant

There is truly a reason I keep everything. Everything. I hold in my hands notes from a webinar hosted by Tamir Muhammad, Director of Feature Programming at Tribeca All Access last October. Now, I know, you’re thinking that was quite a while ago, but I know this information is as relevant as ever. Not just for those applying for TAA (2012 information is below), but for anyone in the process of applying for nonprofit grants. It can seem very intimidating at first since you really want the project funds and so does every other Joe and Jane out there. Organizations like Tribeca allot thousands of dollars specifically for independent filmmakers through programs like TAA and I hope this advice helps you get one step closer to completing your latest project.

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