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LABS / ​GRANTS / FUNDING

POSTED March 26, 2018

Applications are now being accepted for the Spring 2018 Roy W. Dean Film Grant.  Founded in 1993, the Roy W. Dean Grant is awarded to filmmakers with unique films that contribute to society.  The Spring grant winner will receive $3,500 cash and $30,000 in film services to shoot and finish their project.  Deadline for submission is April 30th, 2018.

Every filmmaker that applies receives a free consultation on their project. 

Sponsored by donor Sonny Fassoulis through top rated film funding non-profit From the Heart Productions, projects accepted can be documentaries, short films, features, or web series. It is open to students and indie filmmakers with projects budgeted under $500K. 

The $3,500 cash prize is supplemented by donations such as from 40% deduction on color, editing, and sound from ProMedia, and 30% discount in equipment rental from AbelCine Tech,Inc. NYC, camera lens holder from Frii Designs, and much more from many heartfelt donors. 


For more information, please email info@fromtheheartproductions.com or call 805-984-0098



POSTED October 27​, 2017

IF YOU HAVE A STORY TO TELL, FUSION WANTS TO HEAR FROM YOU

For all of you burning to tell a story that hasn’t been told, this is your moment. The FUSION​ Creative Board is now accepting submissions for scripted and unscripted television projects. You don’t need to have an agent or a degree or even a full script. All you need is a captivating, original story that you think needs to be shared.

We want pitches that speak to the interests and issues that matter to America’s diverse and outspoken youth–reflecting their curiosity, sharpness, and passion. Interested writers, filmmakers, and producers should submit their pitches directly to FUSION.net/Submissions.

Winning pitches will be chosen by FUSION’s Creative Board, which is made up of some of the most dynamic artists and thinkers of our time. Led by Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., the board includes Viola Davis, Ezra Edelman, Jodie Foster, Meryl Streep, and Residente. These luminaries play a significant role in developing content for FUSION.

We want to hear from creators themselves, offering a chance to bypass the traditional studio system. It’s a way to level the playing field for storytellers at all stages who might otherwise not be heard. The primary goal is to open up opportunities for underrepresented talent (with or without agency representation) to showcase America’s vision, drive, and diversity.

Pitches should reflect FUSION’s commitment to producing enriching, compelling narratives for today’s America. A central part of FUSION’s mission is to provide resources and a platform to creators—those who span different ethnicities, races, sexual orientations, genders and religions—to tell authentic stories that represent the shared values and passions of America’s diverse youth.

All proposals will be reviewed closely with the creators of selected projects receiving development deals with FUSION.


POSTED October 25, 2017

​Opportunity for Native American & First Nations of Canada filmmakers

The Native American Doc Challenge is in partnership with Big Sky Documentary Film Festival and asks Native American and First Nations of Canada filmmakers to submit their short documentaries. This challenge is awarding a share of $5,500 in cash/prizes. 
 
The goal of this challenge is to advance the careers of emerging and established Native American filmmakers. 

Click here for more information.



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