Short Film Grants 2020

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.

Deadline: 24 January

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.

Deadline: 28 February

Film and Video Individual Project Funding Canada

Film and Video Individual Project Funding Canada

This funding provides up to $15,000 to support the development of individual Alberta artists, arts administrators, or an ensemble of artists by providing funding for a specific film and video arts projects in Canada.

Deadline: 2 March

The David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists

The David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists

This year there are two National Film Cash Grants of $5000, one sponsored by Dualist, one National Film Cash & Gear Grant for the use of gear valued at $10,000 provided by Film Exchange, and one Local Grant of $2500 sponsored by Proper Brewing Co.

Deadline: 14 March

The Roy Dean Grant/From the Heart Productions Grant

The Roy Dean Grant/From the Heart Productions Grant

The Roy Dean Summer Grant includes over $30k of in-kind services and products is open for shorts, docs, and features films with a budget under $500,000. We fund compelling stories about little known subjects, historical films, and films that touch hearts.

Deadline: 31 March

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.

Deadline: 30 May

Adobe Design Achievment Awards

Adobe Design Achievment Awards

With 6 comprehensive categories, this is a competition for young creators of all disciplines. Enter online using your Behance projects and get ready to launch your career! The Adobe Awards are open to all aspiring young creators who are over the age of 18.

Deadline: 4 June

Women In Film Finishing Fund

Women In Film Finishing Fund

The Women In Film Finishing Fund gives grants to filmmakers working in both short and long formats, in all genres — narrative, documentary, animated and experimental.

Deadline: 30 June

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.

Deadline: 1 September

Upcoming Film Grants in your Mailbox

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



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