There is no set time limit or deadline. Each topic opportunity remains open until we receive a winning proposal that we’ve deemed strong enough to fulfill our topic goals.
No. We will inform you of our decision within three months of your submission. If you have a query regarding your current application, please use the applicant login on our Website to access your submission status.
Periodically we’ll add new topics, typically one per quarter. When we select a winning proposal, the topic is removed, and the other applicants are notified that this grant has been fulfilled.
No, there is no guarantee that winning a Focus Grant will gain you additional funding under the Miller/ Packan Documentary Film Fund. Submissions that are awarded our Focus Grant will be invited to apply for further funding (up to $25,000) for additional development or production needs. At that point you will be competing with the other submissions during our bi-annual open calls.
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 greatly value factual data. In your Request for Proposal it is important for us to get a sense for the level and quality of the research you intend to use supporting your thesis.
We reject films that merely are preaching to the choir. We seek projects that bring together divergent points of view in order to arrive at solutions based upon common ground.
The project is owned entirely by the filmmaker. We only request that the finished film include an appropriate credit recognizing The Rogovy Foundation.
Yes, you can submit more than one proposal as long as they are for separate topics.
If a decision is still pending and you have more information that would make a material difference to our evaluation, you are welcome to send us the update and we will do our best to incorporate that information into our evaluation process.