9 Fall Film Grants Available in New England
If you’re a filmmaker looking for money for your fall project, look no further. We’ve gathered together our favorite film grants in the New England area. Each of these grants has a deadline this fall—from October through December—and covers multiple categories including documentaries and narratives.
So, if you’re ready to get started on your fall project and you’re looking for a fall film grant to help out, check out your options below. We’ve ordered the grants by their deadline, and have included a few options that aren’t located in New England but accept applications from all over the U.S.
Frameline Completion Fund
The Frameline Completion Fund is open to all filmmakers in the U.S. interested in making an LGBTQ+ project. Grants are provided to emerging and established filmmakers in documentary, narrative, experimental, animated, and episodic. The grant seeks to help struggling filmmakers looking to represent and reflect the LGBTQ+ life in all its complexity and richness.
Funding: $25,000 in grants ($5,000 each)
Deadline: October 31, 2018
Tribeca Film Institute All Access
Located in New York, the Tribeca Film Institute All Access grant is designed for scripted and documentary storytellers. In particular, the grant seeks to provide funding for communities underrepresented in the film industry. The grant will be awarded to both fiction and documentary projects that present a unique vision and perspective. They’re looking for groundbreaking films that challenge the status quo.
Deadline: November 6, 2018
American Zoetrope Coppola Shorts 2018
Open to anyone, the American Zoetrope Coppola Shorts 2018 film grant is looking for new and innovative voices in cinema. Films should be three to ten minutes in length and can cover anything you desire. The guest judge is Gus Van Sant.
Funding: $5,000 per grant
Deadline: November 15, 2018
The Roy Dean Grant/From the Heart Productions
The Roy Dean Grant/From the Heart Productions film grant is open to anyone in the U.S. focused on shorts, docs, and feature films. In particular, the grant seeks filmmakers that are looking to make a contribution to society in some way.
Funding: $3,000 per grant & $30,000 of in-kind services
Deadline: December 1, 2018
The Film Fund
The Film Fund grant is open to U.S. applicants who believe that they can produce a short film by writing one sentence. The grant is designed for independent filmmakers interested in both narrative and documentary projects. To apply, you write one sentence or film a thirty-second video. That’s it.
Funding: $10,000 per grant
Deadline: December 2, 2018
Glassbreaker Films Catalyst Short Film Grant
The Glassbreaker Films Catalyst Short Film Grant is looking for early-career visual journalists and documentary filmmakers with less than five years of experience. Filmmakers can live anywhere in the U.S. and its external territories. The grant is searching for short, innovative and original non-fiction projects that tell a compelling story, inspire social change, relate to a broad audience, and focus on stories that impact women.
Funding: $7,000 per grant
The Fledgling Fund
The Outreach and Engagement Fund is designed for social issue documentary film projects that have the potential to inspire social change. They’re looking for storytelling that improves lives by inspiring, educating, and mobilizing audiences.
The Raid Story Development Fund is looking for stories on immigration, racial justice, gender equality, health care, criminal justice, and climate change. These non-fiction stories should tell a compelling, authentic, and timely story that responds in real-time to U.S. social and political changes.
Funding: $10,000 – $25,000 per grant
Cinereach Film Grants
Located in New York, the Cinereach Film Grants are available to feature-length fiction, nonfiction, and hybrid films made for the big screen. The grant looks for projects that create a deep and lasting impression through story, character, or approach. Both unknown and established filmmakers can apply. Features must be at least 60 minutes long.
Funding: $5,000 – $50,000 per grant to 20 films each year
Big Vision Empty Wallet Incubator Fellowship
The Big Vision Empty Wallet Incubator Fellowship is designed for early-stage projects. To be eligible, the writer, director, or producer must be a woman, person of color, or member of the LGBTQ community. The grant looks for projects that use a unique POV to tell a story that both mainstream and indie audiences can enjoy.
There are dozens of opportunities available to grab a fall film grant for your latest project. Keep an eye out to see what grant fits you best!