Film Grants United States 2021

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.

WIFV Fiscal Sponsorship

WIFV Fiscal Sponsorship

The WIFV Board of Directors is pleased to offer a fiscal sponsorship program to support the film and media projects of its members.

Deadline: 26 April

SFFILM Film Grants

SFFILM Film Grants

SFFILM Makers offers a wide range of funding and artist development services for fiction and documentary filmmakers all over the world.

Deadline: 30 April

NBC’s Writers on the Verge

NBC’s Writers on the Verge

Writers on the Verge is a 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.

GLAS Animation Grant Program

GLAS Animation Grant Program

For the GLAS Animation Grant cycle, two separate $2500 grants (made possible with the support of an Anonymous donor) are to be awarded to two individual filmmakers living and working in the United States to create independent short films.

Flies Collective Film Grant

Flies Collective Film Grant

Flies Collective is a production company and storytelling collaborative based in Brooklyn, NY. We make movies, produce branded content and provide grant funding for independent filmmakers.

CrossCurrents Doc Fund

CrossCurrents Doc Fund

Supporting interactive, short or feature-length doc projects made by filmmakers from, and telling the stories of, underrepresented and marginalized communities from around the world.

The Austin Film Society Grant

The Austin Film Society Grant

Every year, AFS awards grants to emerging film and video artists in the state of Texas through our AFS Grant. The Austin Film Society has now given out $1.97 million in cash and over $300K in goods and services to 500+ film and video projects since the program began in 1996.

Diversity Development Fund

Diversity Development Fund

We’re looking for exceptional stories by filmmakers from diverse backgrounds: stories that take creative risks, inspire dialogue, and are rarely seen on public media. We are committed to supporting producers of color and creating public media programming that is truly inclusive.

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.


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