To obtain a grant in filmmaking: that’s no small feat! Yet, there’s always a chance. Especially that the programmes we’re suggesting have rolling deadlines

The Jerome Foundation’s Film and Video Grant Program

The Jerome Foundation has a good track record of supporting innovative filmmakers who work in the genres of experimental, narrative, animation, and documentary production. Applicants must reside in one of the five boroughs covered by the programme and must be emerging artists whose work shows promise of excellence.

Deadline: Rolling

Nextpix/Firstpix Crowdfunding Grant

An interesting take on granting, Nextpix/Firstpix will fund films that are the first or second film by a director and are already being crowdfunded as part of budget. Once the application received, they will respond in 30 days. The film should have a positive humanitarian message.

Deadline: Rolling

Creative District

A new start-up aimed at making a LinkedIn type of networking platform specifically for filmmakers. They are giving away $5k each month to selected features or shorts. Projects can be at any stage.

Deadline: Rolling

Panavision’s New Filmmaker Program

If you are a student or a low-budget indie, Panavision might supply you with free equipment. The programme is developed for student thesis films, “low-budget” independent features, Public Service Announcements, or any other type of short not-for-profit project.

Deadline: Rolling


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