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Create Original Video Content - TV Ads, YouTube, Branded & Social Videos. Short Film Production Fund. Information on Membership - Media tech incubator. Sundance Institute. The Black List - Find scripts. Get found by industry professionals. How Not to Pitch a Movie: Production Execs Tell All. There’s no delicate way to say it: If you’re trying to get your first script made, the odds are stacked against you.

How Not to Pitch a Movie: Production Execs Tell All

Last year, Shaked Berenson's company got 28 scripts from agents, double that number from managers, and slightly more from producers. About ten times that number were unsolicited. Epic Pictures Group made five films that year. The Highest Grossing Movie Franchises. Welcome Back. The Realities of Producing a $1 Million (and Below) Feature Film. Say hello to shrinking budgets & rising expected production values.

The Realities of Producing a $1 Million (and Below) Feature Film

Rooftop Films 2014 Summer Series. Rooftop Films sets aside $1 from every ticket sold and every submission fee received and gives it to alumni filmmakers in the form of grants for their film productions.

Rooftop Films 2014 Summer Series

Only filmmakers who have screened a movie at Rooftop Films' festival are eligible for grants. We also grant additional cash in partnership with The Adrienne Shelly Foundation, and production, equipment, and educational services courtesy of our partner Downtown Community Television. Academy Nicholl Fellowships. A Massive List of Upcoming Grants All Filmmakers Should Know About. It seems like every week a grant deadline flies by, and you find yourself looking forlornly at the expired application for free money, mumbling "coulda been a contender.

A Massive List of Upcoming Grants All Filmmakers Should Know About

" To give everyone more time to work on your films and scripts -- and a little less time researching how to fund them -- scroll through the list below to find relevant opportunities for your narrative films, documentaries, and screenplays with upcoming deadlines. It's hard enough to find grants, let alone decipher which ones might be relevant to your current project. Film Grant - The David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists.

The film award consists of a grant of $5000 to a U.S. filmmaker 35 or under at the time of application for the production of a short film that will be shown as a private screening with the filmmaker in attendance at the annual Davey Foundation Film Showcase at the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City in December of the grant year.

Film Grant - The David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists

Congratulations to the recipient of the 2014 Davey Foundation Film Grant: Ben Kegan. Ben is a New York-based filmmaker, currently studying in the MFA Film program at Columbia University. His script, “The First Men,” is the culmination of Ben’s and producer- student Chandra Silver’s work in the MFA Film program at Columbia University. List of Grants for Women Filmmakers & Screenwriters - Hollywomen. Film/Video – General. Cinereach Grants Large granting program for emerging and established filmmakers.

Film/Video – General

Grants range from $5,000 – $50,000 for feature and documentary films in all stages of production. Sign up to receive their newsletter (on website) to be informed of upcoming deadlines. Cinereach also offers The Reach Film Fellowship, which is currently being re-designed; check the website for details. Independent Television Service (ITVS) ITVS seeks proposals for public TV programs that take creative risks, serve underrepresented audiences and express points of view seldom seen on commercial or public TV. Open Call provides finishing funds for single non-fiction public television programs on any subject, from any viewpoint. International Initiative provides production funds for single documentaries that bring international perspectives, ideas, stories and people to television and other media platforms. National Endowment for the Arts National Endowment for the Humanities The Roy W. Creative Capital. Grants - Asian American Arts Alliance. The Alliance works in partnership with funding agencies to regrant funds to artists and art organizations.

Grants - Asian American Arts Alliance

Each grant program has guidelines and an application process, and grants are awarded by independent panels of artists, arts administrators and community leaders. Each year, we invite new panelists to review applications. See below for a list of grant opportunities. The Urban Artist Initiative/NYC (UAI/NYC) is a grants program for NYC artists of all disciplines who self-define as artists of color. In the past two grant cycles, the program has given over $200,000 to over 100 talented individual artists living in New York City. UAI is spearheaded by a steering committee made up of representatives of 6 organizations: Asian American Arts Alliance, Amerinda, Bronx Council on the Arts, Harlem Arts Alliance, New York Foundation for the Arts and Queens Council on the Arts. October 29th, 2009 was the most recent UAI/NYC Grants Deadline - Third Grant Cycle for Support for NYC Artists of Color. IDFA Bertha Fund. Pare Lorentz Doc Fund. Independent Filmmaker Project. Application for the 2016 IFP Filmmaker Labs will open in mid-January 2016.

Independent Filmmaker Project

About the Program IFP’s unique year-long mentorship program supports first-time feature directors when they need it most: through the completion, marketing and distribution of their films. Focusing exclusively on low-budget features (<$1million), this highly immersive program provides filmmakers with the technical, creative and strategic tools necessary to launch their films – and their careers. Through the Labs, IFP works to ensure that talented emerging voices receive the support, resources, and industry exposure necessary to reach audiences. » The WIF Scholarship Program. The WIF Scholarship Program offers women of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to launch careers in film, television, communications, and new media, by awarding scholarships to female students at major film schools in the Los Angeles area and other parts of the country.

» The WIF Scholarship Program

The scholarship program strengthens Women In Film’s mission to ensure that female voices are heard and to provide a dynamic, vital link to the bold voices of the future. Women In Film/Loreen Arbus Endowment Thanks to the generosity of WIF supporter Loreen Arbus, we endow a $2,000 annual scholarship to a student studying cinematography in the MFA program at UCLA. Women In Film/Tichi Wilkerson Kassel Endowment We endow a $2,000 scholarship in the name of WIF’s founder, Tichi Wilkerson Kassel. This is given to an undergraduate female student studying film at AFI. Funding for film/videomakers. To get an overview of funding information and resources available to artists of all types, start by reading our Knowledge Base article: Where can I find grants for individual artists?

Funding for film/videomakers

Recently, award-winning San Francisco-based filmmaker Banker White spoke with the Foundation Center about when filmmakers should begin applying to foundations for funding, and how to get funding for a project at different stages. Funding Alert: Religion. Media Project Funding. Catholic Communication Campaign Grant Criteria. Grant proposals that meet the criteria of the Catholic Communication Campaign are welcome. Deadline for next grant cycle is March 2, 2015. The CCC funds media projects – print, television, radio and Internet – that further the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' religious, charitable and educational purposes. Proposals funded by the CCC must meet four criteria: In its 2013-2016 strategic pastoral plan, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has designated four conference-wide priority initiatives in support of the New Evangelization.