Film Grants United States 2017

ITVS Open Call

ITVS Open Call

Open Call provides completion funds for single nonfiction public television programs on any subject, and from any viewpoint. Projects must have begun production as evidenced by a work-in-progress video.

Grant Deadline: 12 February

San Francisco Film Society Filmmaking Grant

San Francisco Film Society Filmmaking Grant

The SFFS / KRF Filmmaking Grant supports feature narrative films that through plot, character, theme or setting explore human and civil rights, antidiscrimination, gender and sexual identity and other social issues of our time. This is NOT a documentary grant.

Grant Deadline: 14 February

The Jerome Foundation’s Film and Video Grant Program

The Jerome Foundation’s Film and Video Grant Program

The Jerome Foundation’s Film and Video Grant Program is a production grant program for individual film and video artists who work in the genres of experimental, narrative, animation, and documentary production.

Grant Deadline: 17 February

The David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists

The David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists

The film award consists of a grant of $5,000 to a U.S filmmaker 35 or under at the time of application for the production of a short film that will be shown as a private screening with the filmmaker in attendance at the annual foundation event in Salt Lake City the year the grant is awarded.

Grant Deadline: 14 March

Vision Maker Media - Public Media Content Fund

Vision Maker Media - Public Media Content Fund

Each year, Vision Maker Media awards over $500,000 in production contracts to independent producers and public television stations to produce programming by and about Native Americans for use by PBS stations. Funding can be for production, completion, or research & development.

Grant Deadline: 18 March

NVTVF’s Independent Pilot Competition

NVTVF’s Independent Pilot Competition

Every year, NVTVF accepts independently-produced television pilots and web series from around the world for exposure, awards and development deals with Lionsgate, NatGeo, the Travel Channel, and Sundance Channel, to name a few.

Grant Deadline: 6 April

NBC’s Writers on the Verge

NBC’s Writers on the Verge

Writers on the Verge is a 12-week program focused on polishing writers and readying them for a staff writer position on a television series. We are looking for writers who are "almost there" but need that final bit of preparation with their writing and personal presentation skills.

Grant Deadline: 7 April

San Francisco Society Documentary Film Fund

San Francisco Society Documentary Film Fund

The SFFS Documentary Film Fund (DFF) supports riveting documentaries in postproduction distinguished by compelling stories, intriguing characters and an innovative visual approach.

Grant Deadline: 22 April

Resolution Filmmakers Student Grant

Resolution Filmmakers Student Grant

It’s our goal to help bring your creative vision to fruition. This is a student grant. We will accept applications from the following: USA – High School Students, USA – University Students – Associates | BA | BFA and International High School or University Students.

Grant Deadline: 1 May

US in Progress

US in Progress

Its aim is to present US indie films in post-production to European buyers in order to foster the circulation and distribution of American indie films in Europe.

Grant Deadline: 4 June

Upcoming Film Grants in your Mailbox

Never miss the opportunity to find funding for your film. Once a month you will receive the upcoming film grants via email with lots of time to apply.

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