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Film Grants Directory

What is a film grant

Apply to organizations that offer film grants to support independent filmmakers. Fund your film from development through to production and distribution. Frequently the money does not need to be repaid, but the funding organisation would expect recognition in the film's credits and media releases.

How to apply for a film grant

It is important to read the rules and requirements when you apply to a film grant, so make sure you meet the criteria. Have a look at their mission statement to see if your film aligns to their values. Research previous films the organisation has funded before to see what type of projects they select. A film business plan is usually required.

Are film grants available in my country

Yes! See the sections below, and also see film grants worldwide, available to filmmakers living anywhere in the world.

What I need to apply for a film grant

Each film grant is different, look at the categories that will suit your film then apply directly with your film business plan

Grants Categories


Short Film Worldwide

CineSpace is a collaboration between NASA and Houston Cinema Arts Society that offers filmmakers around the world a chance to share their works inspired by, and using, actual NASA imagery through “CineSpace”, a short film competition.

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Berlinale Talents Lab

Talent Development Program in Berlin

Berlinale Talents is aimed at emerging film actors, audience designers, composers, cinematographers, directors, distributors, editors, film critics, producers, production designers, sales agents, screenwriters, sound designers and digital set designers with an existing portfolio of work.

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