MARYLAND FILM OFFICE BULLETIN BOARD - GRANTS/FUNDING
Posted April 16, 2014
Now Accepting Submissions: POV Digital Documentaries
POV is seeking digital documentaries from independent media creators and technologists that push the boundaries of nonfiction media for co-production. Co-productions will be funded in the range of $15,000-$50,000 and producers do not necessarily need to be based on the United States. Funded projects are more likely to be focused on mobile and emerging technologies.
POV is also seeking to license short web-native documentaries or chapters of web-native documentaries. These productions must be based in the United States, and will be funded in the range of $2,500 to $10,000.
Submit and find out more at pov.org/submit.
FELLOWSHIP: $50K to Research Digital Media & Policy at The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop
The Joan Ganz Cooney Center is now accepting applications for its Cooney Fellowship Program. For a period of one year beginning in Fall 2014, the fellow will work in residence at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, which is located in New York City.
Fellows participate in a wide range of projects and, in doing so, develop broad exposure to scholarship, policy, and practice in the field of digital media and learning. This professional development program offers opportunities to:
- Conduct research on digital media use among elementary school-age children and families;
- Publish research that responds to practical industry and practitioner needs;
- Expand the influence research has in government, education, philanthropy, and industry decision making; and
- Develop new skills and perspectives that are critical to becoming a leader in the field of digital media and learning.
The fellow will receive a stipend of up to $50,000 for the period of one year. He/She may also pursue financial support through outside contracts as long as they do not conflict with the fellowship residency requirements.
The application deadline is April 30, 2014. Click here for more information about how to apply.
THANKS to www.thecreatedaily.com for this posting.
WIFF Film Finishing Fund early deadline May 23
The Women In Film Foundation’s Film Finishing Fund (WIFF FFF) supports films by, for or about women by providing cash grants of up to $15,000 and in-kind services.
THE 2014 FUNDING CYCLE IS NOW OPEN!
2014 Appllications must be received (not postmarked) by June 6, 2014
EARLY APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, May 23, 2014
(Application Fee for WIF members: $50; for non-members: $75)
FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, June 6, 2014
(Application Fee for all applicants: $100)
Winners will be announced in October 2014
CLICK HEREfor the 2014 Application.
CLICK HERE for the 2014 Guidelines.
CLICK HERE for the 2014 Grant Agreement.
CLICK HERE for more information on the FFF Program.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON LAST YEAR'S WINNERS
CLICK HERE FOR INTERVIEWS WITH LAST YEAR'S WINNERS
The Foundation sincerely thanks our amazing panel of judges for their invaluable support.
CLICK HERE for the 2014 press release.
For more information, contact the Women In Film Foundation coordinator at email@example.com .
GRANT & EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES - Upcoming Deadline
PACIFIC PIONEER FUND
The Pacific Pioneer Fund supports emerging documentary filmmakers who have demonstrated a commitment to the craft of making documentaries for at least several years—but no more than ten. Limited to organizations anywhere in the US, certified by the IRS as "public charities", which undertake to supervise any project for which individuals receive funds, and to control the selection of individual recipients of funds.
Deadline: May 1, 2014
GRANTS WITH ROLLING DEADLINES
BRITDOC funds international and region specific documentary films through various awards and grant opportunties. Be sure to review each one to see if you are eligible:
- PUMA Catalyst Awards
- Channel 4 BRITDOC Fund
- Bertha BRITDOC Fund for Journalism and the Bertha BRITDOC Connect Fund
THE HUMANE SOCIETY’S ACE DOCUMENTARY FILM GRANT
A $20,000 prize is awarded to the filmmaker who best succeeds in merging animal issues with a compelling narrative. Film projects must contain an animal welfare or animal protection issue.
Works produced by animal-protection groups are not eligible. The applicant must be a producer and/or director of the submitted work. Projects in pre-production will not be considered.
NEXTPIX/FIRSTPIX CROWDFUNDING GRANTS
nextPIX/firstPIX now accepts queries from any film that is being crowfunded at any point during the year. The criteria for a firstPix crowdfunded project are: must be the first or second feature DV or film project of the director(s), the projected budget cannot exceed $250,000.00 and the DV/film should have a positive humanitarian message. Projects are selected based in part on the criteria that they have a positive humanitarian message.
NPBC - AFROPOP: The Ultimate Culture Exchange Submissions (U.S. Public Media)
Afro:PoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange is a US based public television show featuring independent documentaries and short films about life, art, and culture from the contemporary African Diaspora. NBPC is looking to support and broadcast strong stories that will capture the breadth and scope of the diversity of experiences of contemporary African peoples.
Funding/Grant Information - Links
- The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Society Foundation
Offers grants to individual visual artists through two programs: an annual Individual Support Grant and a separate program to assist visual artists in cases of catastrophic events through an Emergency Grant program.
- Alabama Humanities Foundation - Grants Program
Non-profit organizations are applicable for grants from this foundation, this site provides the guidelines for the application process.
- American Antiquarian Society (AAS)
Call for applications for visiting fellowships for historical research by creative and performing artists, writers, film makers, journalists, and other persons whose goals are to produce imaginative, non-formulaic works dealing with pre-twentieth-century American history.
- Animating Democracy Initiative
Read about grants offered by this arts advocacy program sponsored by Americans for the Arts.
- Arthur Vining Davis Foundations
Arthur Vining Davis Foundations are dedicated to strengthening America through education.
- Astrea National Lesbian Action Foundation
Grants and philanthropic advocacy programs help lesbians and allied community challenging oppression and claim human rights.
- Ben and Jerry's Foundation
The Ben & Jerry's Foundation offers competitive grants to not-for-profit, grassroots organizations throughout the United States which facilitate progressive social change by addressing the underlying conditions of societal and environmental problems.
- The Boeing Company
U.S. contributions program welcomes applications in five U.S. Focus Areas: education; health and human services; arts and culture; civic; and the environment.
- Carnegie Corporation
Many areas of funding includes: education, international peace and security, international development, United States democracy.
- Center For Independent Documentaries
CID is a non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to collaborating with independent filmmakers, offering assistance and support in bringing their films to completion.
- Chicken and Egg Pictures
Chicken and Egg Pictures are a “hybrid film fund and non-profit production company dedicated to supporting women filmmakers who are as passionate about the craft of storytelling as they are about the social justice, environmental and human rights issues they’re embracing, translating and exploring on film.”
Chicken and Egg Pictures has given our over 1 million dollars to filmmakers in the last five years.
- Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Grants open to individuals or institutions in television, research and consulting.
- Center for Asian American Media (CAAM)
Asian films, articles and filmmaker resources - A non-profit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible by funding, producing, distributing and exhibiting works in film, television and digital media.
- Creative Capital Foundation
Organization provides grants to film, video, and new media artists. Learn how to apply and get profiles of grantees.
- Fleischhacker Foundation
The Foundation has two grant making programs: Arts & Culture and Precollegiate (K-12) Education.
- Ford Foundation
Broad grants database includes asset building, community development, knowledge, creativity, freedom, peace and social justice areas.
- The Foundation Center
Grantseekers, funding research, training and tutorials.
Frameline's Filmmaker Support Program seeks to provide grants, awards and training to insure that new LGBT films make it to the screen.
- The Fund for Jewish Documentary Filmmaking
The Fund is designed to support the creation of original documentary films and videos that promote thoughtful consideration of Jewish history, culture, identity, and contemporary issues among diverse public audiences
- Funding Exchange/Paul Robeson Fund
Funding Exchange (FEX) is a leader in the social justice movements. The Activist-Advised Funds of the Funding Exchange directly involve community activists and leaders in philanthropic decision-making.
- Greenhouse Fund
The Greenhouse Fund competitively awards grants for industry training and professional development projects for public television professionals.
- Independent Television Services (ITVS)
ITVS is looking for proposals that increase diversity on public television and present a range of subjects, viewpoints and forms that complement and challenge existing public television offerings.
- International Film Seminars - Scholarships
Organization sponsors several grants and fellowships for filmmakers interested in the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar. Download applications.
Investrum Ltd. specializes in sourcing appropriate finance for independent feature films.
- John D, and Catherine Mac Arthur Foundation
Foundation fosters the development of knowledge, nurtures individual creativity, strengthens institutions, helps improve public policy, and provides information to the public, primarily through support for public interest media.
- Latino Public Broadcasting
Latino Public Broadcasting supports the development, production, acquisition, and distribution of non-commercial educational and cultural television that is representative of Latino people, or addresses issues of particular interest to Latino Americans.
- Native American Public Telecommunications
NAPT fosters the creation of authentic Native American programming for public television.
- National Black Programming Consortium
NBPC seeks projects from producers and directors whose work have the potential for airing on the national or regional public television schedule.
- National Endowment for the Arts
The National Endowment for the Arts is committed to encouraging the artists and organizations that participate in advancing and preserving the media arts, and to supporting the production of media art works that celebrate the arts -- visual arts, music, dance, literature, design, theater, musical theater, opera, folk & traditional arts, etc. -- in an engaging and creative manner
- National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation promotes and advances scientific progress in the United States by competitively awarding grants and cooperative agreements for research and education in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering.
Funding opportunities and links.
- New York Foundation for the Arts
Offers financial and informational support to the artists in New York State and throughout the United States.
Mission: produce and distribute quality media content in both traditional and digital formats for theatrical, video/DVD and Internet release.
- The Open Society Institute's Youth
The Open Society Institute (OSI), a private operating and grant making foundation, aims to shape public policy to promote democratic governance, human rights, and economic, legal, and social reform including youth initiatives.
- Oppenheimer Camera New Filmmaker Equipment Grant Program
The Oppenheimer Cine Rental New Filmmaker Equipment Grant Program is a grant to support new filmmakers in producing their first serious film project.
- POV American Documentary
Point of View is filmmaker-focused; intent on supporting and presenting the work of today's best contemporary storytellers.
- Roy W. Dean Film and Video Grants
From the Heart Productions is dedicated to funding films that are "unique and make a contribution to society".
- Solaris Entertainment
Solaris offers a "Finishing Fund" to support fellow indie filmmakers who seek the resources necessary to complete their films. In addition to financing the completion of these films, Solaris offers the expertise necessary to help navigate the post-production waters, enabling filmmakers to get the film they envision to the market in the most effective way. They will assist in the films' promotion, festival strategy, and sales strategy.
- Sundance Institute Documentary Fund
The Sundance Institute Documentary Fund is made possible by Open Society Institute. Films supported by the Fund have received widespread distribution to their intended audiences via broadcast and theatrical release.
- Cinereach Grants
Cinereach’s ethos favors good storytelling over didacticism and complexity over duality. It supports films that demonstrate creativity, visual artistry and take a character-based approach. Grants range from $5,000 – $50,000 and are awarded to films at any stage, including development, production, post-production, audience building and distribution.