Filmmakers Without Borders: Seeking Applications for Filmmaking Grants Program


Deadline: 1 June 2019

Filmmakers Without Borders is seeking applications for its Filmmaking Grants which support independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives. Supported projects include narrative films, documentary films, and new media projects that align with themes of social justice, empowerment, and cultural exchange.

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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

Themes

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Proposed projects should address one of the following themes:

Types of Grant

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

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

Funding Information

Grants are available in the following amounts:

  • 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

Eligibility Requirements

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  • 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.

Eligible 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

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

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For more information, please visit http://filmmakerswithoutborders.org/grants/

  • Avatar tawanda ndawe says:

    a great initiative that could tell the real African story

  • Avatar Abel Odira ogola says:

    This is a noble project. In Africa we depend on hired cameras and facilities. I hope the budget accepts that. I also hope that the project allows us do some items with youth in school and colleges. This will promote communication through art

  • Avatar Manoj Manav says:

    I am Film Maker(Manoj Manav). I am Struggling to Finidh a short Film on Women Empowerment.

  • Avatar Adebiyi Kehinde Adekunle says:

    Let me start by thanking you for this innovation. I want to confirm whether you sponsor Christian film

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Adebiyi Kehinde Adekunle,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Lebohang Molelle says:

    I would very much like to apply for grants on the development of of my feature film.May i please be assisted on the applying procedure,ie,website.

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Lebohang Molelle,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • thanks for the initiative to help us tell our stories, i just hope is get throught to get a grant to tell my story. its story about health,culture diversity in Uganda though dance, with drama and the gheto life. hope this kind of film falls in the gaps of those you sponsor. thanks

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