GRANTS - INFO
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Sponsors grants and fellowships to encourage developing filmmakers, including: Nichols
Fellowships in Screenwriting and Student
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
College Television Awards
The College Television Awards is a major Academy competition which recognizes
excellence in college student film/video productions. It is national in scope,
accepting entries each year from scores of colleges and universities. The entire
program, including $24,500 in cash prizes, is sponsored by the Academy
Foundation. First place winners receive $2,000, second place winners receive
$1,000, and third place winners receive $500.
Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Society Foundation
Call (212) 226-0581
Provides funding for visual artists who incorporate video and film into their
American Film Institute
Directing Workshop for women
Deadline: January 13
AFI's DWW is designed specifically for women who are working in the arts and are
ready to seriously pursue narrative directing. Applicants must have a minimum of
five years experience in the arts but may have no professional credits as a
narrative director. If you have just completed film school, it is to your
advantage to take some time and build up work experience before applying to the
Ann Arbor Film Festival
Gives out numerous awards to each year's winners. For more information, see FC
Aperture Film Grant
Call (310) 772-8294 and ask for information.
For film and video projects costing $20,000 or less. A Funder FAQ posted by the
Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers.
Arts Resource Network
Funding Opportunities for Individuals in Film, Video, and Media
Courtesy of the City of Seattle, Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.
Association of Independent Video and
Offers a list of funders for its members, an open forum about fundraising, and
links to other financial resources. Need to join association for full access.
Austin (Texas) Film Festival Competition
Check out the screenplay competition. This competition is open to writers who do
not earn a living writing for film or TV with original, feature-length
screenplays (90-120 pages). Cash prizes awarded in three feature-length
categories: comedy ($1,000 prize), adult/mature ($4,000), children/family
($4,000). Winners also receive hotel accomodation and airfare reimbursement (up
to $500) to/from the Heart of Film Festival and Screenwriters Conference (Oct.
12-19, 2000). Entry fee: $40.
Chesterfield Field Company Writer's Film
Offer a screenwriting fellowship.
Chez Jim: Financing Films
Reviews a wide variety of funding and other kinds of assistance available to
film producers. Courtesy of Jim Chevallier, North Hollywood, California.
Creative Capital is a new, national organization supporting visual artists who
are pursuing innovative approaches to form and/or content in the visual,
performing, and media arts. Creative Capital will work closely with its funded
artists to provide audience development, marketing and other forms of assistance
tailored to individual projects. Artists will, in return, share a portion of
their proceeds with Creative Capital, enabling the fund to support more artists
in the future. Creative Capital funds artist projects in four disciplines:
visual arts (includes installation art, painting, fiber art, mixed media works,
public art, etc.), film/video arts, performing arts (includes music, dance,
theater, puppetry, performance art, etc.), and emerging art fields (includes all
forms of digital work, and experimental literature). Projects that transcend
traditional discipline boundaries are highly encouraged. Creative Capital
operates on a two-year grant cycle, funding alternative disciplines each year.
The first year of each cycle, we issue grants in visual and film/video arts; the
second year, performing and emerging arts. For the 2004-05 grant round, Creative
Capital will be awarding grants to individual artists in the fields of Visual
Arts and Film/Video. Also listed under Arts and Music.
Dance Films Association Grants for
Echo Lake Productions: Production Company and
Film Fund for Independents
Experimental Television Center
Provides grants and residencies to New York residents.