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Filmmaker’s Production Assistance Program

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February 21, 2020

DEADLINE: APRIL 15TH, ANNUALLY.
ELIGIBILITY:  FULL MEMBERS APPLYING FOR INDEPENDENT PROJECTS
Resources:
Production Assistance Grant Application – Online Form
Grant Guidelines – PDF
Application Checklist – PDF
Budget Template – Excel/Numbers/Google Sheets

Note: Once you start the grant application process, it must be finished in one sitting. It cannot be saved and returned to later.

Grant support is available annually to independent projects for one of three stages:
  1. Production
  2. Post-Production
  3. Distribution

Each year, the Filmpool distributes $10,000 among applicants as recommended by an independent jury of peers ratified by the Board of Directors. In addition, up to $10,000 in equipment & facility deferrals will be awarded under the same conditions.

Production grants will be applied for, as either an established or emerging filmmaker.

Post-production grants may apply for up to $2,500 in funding and $1,000 in facility deferral.
Distribution grants may apply for up to $1,000 in funding.

Examples of past successful grants:
Emerging Artist Narrative fiction grant
Emerging Artist Documentary grant
Emerging Artist Experimental grant