Film Grants United States 2019

Creative Capital

Creative Capital

Creative Capital provides each funded project with up to $50,000 in direct funding and career development services valued at $45,000, for a total commitment of up to $95,000 per project.

Grant Deadline: 28 February

The Fledgling Fund

The Fledgling Fund

Fledgling sees storytelling as a lever to improve the lives of the most vulnerable. We know that a strong filmmaking vision and a beautifully crafted film are essential.

Grant Deadline: 1 March

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

The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation For Documentary Photography & Film

The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation For Documentary Photography & Film

Mirroring the mission of our foundation and themes covered in our still photography grants, we invite documentary film makers around the globe to share their human interest stories and submit their “Short-Short” documentary film projects highlighting human unrest, forgotten communities, over-expl

Grant Deadline: 21 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

The Film Collaborative Fiscal Sponsorship

The Film Collaborative Fiscal Sponsorship

Fiscal Sponsorship is used when a non-profit film or film-related project or event wants to secure funding from individual, foundation, government or corporate sources that give only to nonprofit organizations with IRS tax-exempt status.

Grant Deadline: 22 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

The Diversity Development Fund

The Diversity Development Fund

The Diversity Development Fund (DDF) provides up to $15,000 in research and development funding to producers of color to develop single documentary programs for public television.

Grant Deadline: 31 July

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