Film Grants 2018 / 2019

Nickelodeon Writing Program

Nickelodeon Writing Program

Consider the facts: alum have gone on to create their own Nickelodeon shows and write for all sorts of TV series and films. While in the Program, writers meet our series creators, work in writers’ rooms, attend storyboard pitches, show tapings and more.

Grant Deadline: 1 January

Filmmakers Without Borders

Filmmakers Without Borders

Filmmakers Without Borders supports independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives. Supported projects include narrative films, documentary films, and new media projects that align with themes of social justice, empowerment, and cultural exchange.

Grant Deadline: 1 January

Pacific Pioneer Fund

Pacific Pioneer Fund

To support emerging documentary filmmakers committed to the craft of making documentaries, who has demonstrated that commitment by several years, but no more than ten of practical film or video experience. Applicants must live and work in California, Oregon, or Washington.

Grant Deadline: 10 January

Whickers World Foundation

Whickers World Foundation

Each year £80,000 will be awarded to a new director with the most promising pitch for an authored documentary which fulfils the core criteria of the foundation and can be completed for screening with this award.

Grant Deadline: 13 January

Moving Image Grant Funds LEF Foundation

Moving Image Grant Funds LEF Foundation

LEF invests in documentary film and video projects that demonstrate excellence in technique, originality of vision and voice, and creativity in form.

Grant Deadline: 14 January

Slamdance Writing Competition

Slamdance Writing Competition

The Slamdance Screenplay Competition is dedicated to discovering and supporting emerging writing talent. We welcome screenplays in every genre, on any topic, from anywhere in the world. A unique feature of the competition is providing constructive feedback for every entrant.

Grant Deadline: 18 January

BBC Scriptroom

BBC Scriptroom

If you are a UK-based writer looking for some recognition, the BBC seeks out the best new writing talent, offering writers without a track record, representation, or contacts the opportunity to have their work considered by the BBC.

Grant Deadline: 3 February

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: 9 February

Sundance/Sloan Commissioning Grant & Fellowship

Sundance/Sloan Commissioning Grant & Fellowship

The Sundance Institute Feature Film Program has supported and championed many of the leading independent filmmakers of the past 30 years whose distinctive, singular films have engaged audiences worldwide.

Grant Deadline: 10 February

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