Once you submit your application on our Submittable platform you will receive a confirmation email. If we have follow-up questions or need more information or materials we will contact you.
We look for powerful stories with character-driven storytelling, a fact-based exposé or an informational point-of-view upon a controversial subject. We look for quality filmmaking comprised of inspiring characters, a fascinating story, a strong visual style, tight editing and generally high production values. We’re looking for a collective story that may be told through individuals, not stories primarily […]
Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. The Summer Open Call has now closed. To be considered for the Winter Awards, please submit your application by 23:59 EST on November 15th 2020. If you fail to meet the deadline, please apply before May 15th 2021 to be considered for the next awards in June 2021.
No, we do not accept materials sent by mail. All submission material must be sent via our online application system.
The awards are announced bi-annually, in June and January.
We do consider both first-time and accomplished filmmakers. However bear in mind our selection criteria includes strength of proposal. Your experience will be a factor in our evaluation.
No we do not fund outreach or audience engagement activities. Nor do we fund expenses related to fund-raising, distribution, publicity or marketing.
Yes. We want to best match the grant to your requirements.
Yes we do consider animated films for awards.
Yes, we accept International productions as long as the film is either in English or includes English subtitles. The project must have global audience appeal, extending beyond the film’s location. If you are based internationally and do not have IRS 501(c) (3) status, you will need to work with a Fiscal Sponsor who does. We […]