The Oregon Media Arts Fellowship(s) provides financial and other support for production expenses to enable Oregon film or video artists to create or complete new work or works in progress. The Media Arts Fellowship recognizes and assists media artists whose work shows exceptional promise and who have demonstrated a commitment to film or video art. The Oregon Arts Commission, the Gordon D. Sondland and Katherine J. Durant Foundation, and Oregon Public Broadcasting fund the program. The Media Arts Fellowship program is administered by the Northwest Film Center/Portland Art Museum. Additional support is provided by the Oregon Governor's Office of Film & Television and Chambers Communications.
In addition to the cash fellowship(s) to be awarded, Chambers Communications has contributed a studio package to the Oregon Media Arts Fellowship program. The studio award consists of a one week use of Chambers’ video, audio, or stage facilities. The stage is a 14,400 sq.ft stage with AC, wood floor for set construction, and grid.
Post-production facilities include use of an Avid Nitris HD suite with editor. The audio portion consists of a new 5.1 Surround mixing suite with Pro Tools HD, audio engineer, and tracking room with foley. The winner may choose to use 2 weeks of stage and one week of either audio or video post, or three weeks of stage, but no more than one week in audio or video post.
Application information for 2012 TBA.
Sponsors grants and fellowships to encourage developing filmmakers.
In the past, Cinereach has awarded grants from $5,000 to $50,000 per project.
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CPB is a major source of funding for innovative, educational and informational public television programming. Documentary programs and series like Africa: Land of the Sun and Accordion Dreams, children’s series like Arthur and Dragon Tales, and Web sites for programs like People Like Us: Class in America and Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey, to name just a few from this season’s PBS National Program Service, all received CPB production funding. In addition to the targeted initiatives described below, CPB is always interested in reviewing proposals for high impact, prime-time programming projects that help viewers better understand the complex and volatile world we live in.
Creative Capital Offers film grants of up to $10,000.www.creative-capital.org
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Documentary Educational Resources will offer their support as a non-profit, fiscal sponsor for independent documentary filmmakers seeking grants. Interested filmmakers should send a letter of inquiry with a brief description and one page budget of their project to:
Cynthia Close, Exec. Dir. Documentary Educational Resources 101 Morse Street Watertown, MA 02472 FAX: 617-926-9519 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grants from the fund, which generally range in size from $15,000 to $35,000, are awarded to up to six filmmakers annually for post-production support.
The Foundation is currently accepting applications for the Lynn and Jules Kroll Fund for Jewish Documentary Film.
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For more information contact the MRG Foundation at (503) 289-1517 or email@example.com
For more information contact Film Action Oregon, Women's Vision Film Grants at (503) 493-1128 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information contact the Agape Foundation at (415) 701-8707 or email@example.com
For more information contact the Pacific Pioneer Fund at (650) 996-3122 or firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Apply:
Send proposal to:
Hartley Film Foundation, Inc.
49 Richmondville Avenue, Suite 204
Westport, CT 06880
Attn: Sarah Masters
For additional information contact (800) 937-1819 or visit http://hartleyfoundation.org/grants
For more information on ITVS' various funding programs click here
Schlessinger Media is interested in licensing video rights for the U.S. and Canada
to educationally-oriented programs. In particular they are looking for new series on literature,
world cultures, science, geography, history and math. Any producers with completed educational
programs for which non-theatric rights are available should contact:
Shveta Berry, Acquisitions Coordinator Schlessinger Media
A Division of Library Video Company
7 East Wynnewood Road
Wynnewood, PA 19096
610-645-4000 x 232
The National Alliance for Media Arts & Culture provides an updated list of available grants and has some grant programs of their own.
For information on the various grants available for arts projects including arts on the radio and television and grants for preservation/conservation click here
NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.
The National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF) was created by the U.S. Congress to save America’s film heritage. Working with archives and others who appreciate film, the NFPF supports preservation activities nationwide that ensure the physical survival of film and improve access to film for study, education and exhibition. The foundation provides grants of $4,000 to $10,000 to nonprofit and public archives for laboratory work to preserve culturally and historically significant film material. Nonprofit funding only.
The OMPA Media Arts Education Fund provides scholarships of $300-$1,000 to further opportunities in the following fields: journalism, film, video, audio, photography, and multi-media. Project- or program-based awards may include both cash and in-kind contributions of goods and or services. Scholarships are awarded in three classes: Individual Education Scholarship, Project-Based Scholarship, and Scholastic Program Scholarship.
View information on the various grants here: www.oregonartscommission.org.
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James D. Phelan Art award in Film of $7,500 is available to a California-born
filmmaker whose body of work exhibits high artistic achievement and creativity. Filmmakers born
in California, regardless of current residency, are eligible to apply.
Roy W. Dean Film and Video Grants offers writing and editing grants.
The Film Grant Where You Win Even If You Lose
The Roy W. Dean Spring Grant is now accepting applications. Deadline is April 30th. The winner receives $25,000 in film goods, services, and funds to get their film started or completed. The grant seeks short films, documentaries, features, or series that are unique and make a contribution to society.
Now, in its 23rd year, the cash portion of the grant has increased to $3,500. Winner will receive about $25,000 in goods and services from Edgewise, Silver Sound, Edgewise, Nice shoes, Carmen Borgia and many more wonderful organizations who give back to filmmakers through our grant.
But, if you don’t win, you still end up ahead. Each applicant gets a consultation from Carole Dean, president of From The Heart Productions, author of the bestselling- book, “The Art of Film Funding”. With over 20 years’ experience judging films, mentoring filmmakers, and helping films get funded, she will give the applicants advice on improving their story, their pitch, and their project.
Application and guidelines are on our website: fromtheheartproductions.com.
Contact: (805) 984-0098
Standby offers low cost sound design and editing assistance to filmmakers.
The Sundance documentary fund supports international documentary films & videos on current & significant issues in human rights, freedom of expression, social justice & civil liberties. Development funds for research & pre-production awarded up to $20,000; works-in-progress funds for production and post-production up to $100,000.
Sundance Documentary Fund
In 2010, the TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund will provide up to $140,000 in support of innovative and compelling filmmaking that explores scientific, mathematical, and technological themes and storylines, or a leading character who is a scientist, engineer, innovator or mathematician in fresh ways.
We are seeking exceptional narrative work of all genres (except science fiction or fantasy) with scientifically accurate themes or characters.
Past projects that have received funding for screenplay development through the TFI/Sloan Partnership include outstanding screenplays about Rosalind Franklin, Hedy Lamarr, Richard Feynman, Edwin Hubble, Ramanujan, Stanley Milgram, Muhammad Yunus, the boy who built a nuclear reactor in his backyard, as well as many comedies.
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(212) 274-8080 ext 22.