Filmmakers Without Borders - Filmmaking Grants Programme

Filmmakers Without Borders - Filmmaking Grants Programme


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.

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

  • Proposed projects should address one of the following themes:social justice
  • women’s voices
  • youth voices
  • identity
  • cultural exchange
  • climate change

    Types of Grant

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

  • 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

  • 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

    How to Apply

  • For more information and scholarships, fellowships or Internships application details, see; Filmmakers Without Borders - Filmmaking Grants Programme


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