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Old 07-15-2005, 05:22 PM   #1
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Grants for Filmmakers

Here's a list of grants organizations that maddogmike posted on another site. Thought they were worth looksee.


Roy W. Dean Film and Writing Grants
http://www.fromtheheartproductions.com/

Grants for Individuals : Film
http://www.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/3film.htm

Chez Jim: Financing Film
http://www.jimcheval.com/film/filmfin.html#warning

AIVF | association for independent video and filmmakers
Grants and FAQ'S
http://www.aivf.org/resources/tips/coefunding.html

Greg Pak's FilmHelp: Grants
How to apply for Grants with links
http://www.gregpak.com/filmhelp/archives/000045.html

National Endowment for the Humanities
http://www.neh.gov/whoweare/overview.html

Moxie Films
MoxieDocs Co-production Award
http://www.moxie-films.com/moxienew/...moxdocscontent

CPB -- corporation for public broadcasting
how to write grant proposals
http://www.cpb.org/grants/grantwriting.html

Film Arts Foundation Grants
http://www.filmarts.org/grants/index.php

NYFA Interactive
http://www.nyfa.org/opportunities.as...5&fid=1&sid=54

IFP fiscal sponsorship
http://www.ifp.org/common/page.php?ref=fiscalspon

Film Arts Foundation Grants
http://www.filmarts.org/grants/index.php

Solaris Completion Partners Fund
http://www.solarisentertainment.com/funds.html
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Wow - thanks for posting that list, Bird! Good resources.
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Old 07-16-2005, 02:18 AM   #3
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...okay, let's see if I can make a contribution to this subject, incidently EVERYTHING is worth looking at...

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Roy W. Dean Film and Writing Grants
http://www.fromtheheartproductions.com/
...this grant gives services like you wouldn't believe including some voice over work, some legal services, titles, film stock, lots of stuff and definitely worth going to the site to see if you can make use of it. There are about 5 grants available from this provider: 1. New York grant; 2. LA Film grant; 3. LA Video grant;4. Writer's grant; 5. Editing grant. Writers and Editing grants have deadlines coming up in Aug and Sept, so check 'em out quick.

I just got turned down by the video Dean grant, sad to say. However, here's the reason why I am not bummed...
I was contacted personally by a Ms. Dean who said she called because she had read my grant proposal. (now I don't know how normal this is to have someone contact you personally). She said that I had not made the finalists, however she loved my grant and enjoyed reading it and looking at my work sample. She went on to say that I should not be discouraged and to apply again next cycle. It seems like people like my idea so I hope that will translate into some funding...


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Grants for Individuals : Film
http://www.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/3film.htm
...being an MSU grad myself, I looked into this first. If you are a student this is a good place to look around.
But as grants often are, they are specific to certain things. I fell outside alot of the requirements but it is a big list and someone could really luck out there...



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AIVF | association for independent video and filmmakers
Grants and FAQ'S
http://www.aivf.org/resources/tips/coefunding.html
...lots of information, one of the first places I looked...


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National Endowment for the Humanities
http://www.neh.gov/whoweare/overview.html
...you may find that they will send you to the National Endowment for the Arts if you have a film to fund. Look around anyway. I am going back over the NEH site again myself...

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Moxie Films
MoxieDocs Co-production Award
http://www.moxie-films.com/moxienew/...moxdocscontent
...many services including a camera package, recording media, kits & expendables, post production sound,
postcards, posters, worth a look. (I will be applying) often looking for works in progress...

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Film Arts Foundation Grants
http://www.filmarts.org/grants/index.php
...you must be in the SanFrancisco area...

Look at IFP and also IDA. There is also Creative Capitol... google these...

...I cannot stress enough the fiscal sponsorship aspect. Alot of grants Will Not give to individuals.
I will also add the Anthony Radziwill fund for documentaries. This one you have to apply online. I have to admit that I flubbed this one, but it is hard to explain your idea when you only have so many words to do it in. And you can't go over so figure out how to explain your project and budget BRIEFLY.

...Born Into Brothels, the oscar winner last year, went through HBO for funding, there is the Sundance Institute who has a development fund and a works in progress fund...

...if I find anything else, I will post it

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Old 07-16-2005, 02:43 AM   #4
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I had a feeling Spinner would know a bit about some of these, first-hand.

That's a handy and informative list, Ms. Bird.

(and thanks too, Mad Dog)
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I was contacted personally by a Ms. Dean who said she called because she had read my grant proposal. (now I don't know how normal this is to have someone contact you personally). She said that I had not made the finalists, however she loved my grant and enjoyed reading it and looking at my work sample. She went on to say that I should not be discouraged and to apply again next cycle. It seems like people like my idea so I hope that will translate into some funding...
Spinner, I can speak from my experience applying for painting/mixed medium grants. I can say that it is EXTRAORDINARY for you to receive such a vote of confidence from, it seems, an originator of the program. It seems she is trying to encourage you to apply to every program you can. You have to remember that every panel is different, just because one doesn't fund you, it doesn't mean the next one you apply for won''t consider your project the grail they were looking for.
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...yeah, that's why even though I was turned down, I don't want to look at this as a bad thing across the board. I figure: they know film projects and they like my idea. So even though I think it has merit, its good to hear it from someone in the biz.

...the drawback is NO MONEY. Time's-a-wastin'! I gotta figure out how to get started in the fall because I don't really have the option of not connecting with my first subject in October. That's 10 weeks away! but I am DETERMINED to get started. I am not looking at the forest, I am concentrating on the trees. I don't want to think about how big the job is, I know how big it is...

...so, I don't have the luxury of dwelling on the size of the job, I just have to get going...
...how come popcorn can't be currency? I've got lots of that

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Thanks for posting these great links. I'll be looking into a few of them.
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