FWB invites applications for Grants from Independent Filmmakers


Organisation:  Filmmakers Without Borders

Apply By:  01 Jan . 2019


FWB invites applications for Grants from Independent Filmmakers
 

Description

FILMMAKERS WITHOUT BORDERS (FWB) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that is dedicated to empowering the next generation of digital storytellers. FWB filmmaking grants provide funding and support for independent filmmakers to share their stories. Funds are available for narrative, documentary, experimental, and new media projects in various stages of production.

Goals & Objectives

  • to empower the next generation of digital storytellers
  • to promote diverse communities and cultures
  • to share unique perspectives and stories
  • to support independent voices from around the world

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants from any country are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants should be 18+ years old.
  • Applicants should be proficient in relevant digital technologies.
  • Applicants should be able to provide samples of their work.
  • Applications and supporting materials must be produced in English.

Note: Completed films may be in any language.

FWB is committed to diversity and equality.

FWB provides equal consideration for all qualified candidates. FWB does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.

Proposed projects should address one of the following themes:

social justice

  • women’s voices
  • youth voices
  • identity
  • cultural exchange
  • climate change

Proposed projects should be aligned with the following guidelines:

  • demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity
  • demonstrated commitment to cultural sustainability
  • demonstrated commitment to empowerment
  • adherence to the American Anthropological Association’s Code of Ethics

Proposed projects should meet the following requirements:

  • 100% of funds dedicated to the film project (not to salaries or large equipment purchases)
  • scheduled for completion within 365 days of application deadline
  • subtitled in English

Grants are available for all of the following stages of production:

  • Development
  • Production
  • Post-production
  • Film Festival Applications

Grants are available for all of the following types of projects:

Short Film Projects (6-40 minutes)

  • Narrative
  • Documentary
  • Animation
  • Experimental

Feature Film Projects (90+ minutes)

  • Narrative
  • Documentary

New Media Projects (various)

  • Narrative
  • Documentary
  • Experimental

Grants are available in the following amounts (Tier 1 – Tier 4):

  • Development: $250, $500, $750, or $1000
  • Production: $500, $1000, $2500, or $5000
  • Post-production: $250, $500, $1000, or $2500
  • Film Festival Applications: $100, $250, $500, or $750

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