2018 Roy W. Dean Film Grant


Roy w. dean grant for FALL 2017

Applications are now being accepted for the fall Roy W. Dean Film Grant.   Winner receives $3,000 cash, $30,000 in film services to shoot and finish their project, including a film score!  Grant seeks films that are unique and contribute to society.  Projects can be documentaries, short films, features, or web series.  Deadline for submission is September 30th, 2017.

Award winning composer David Raiklen will give the grant recipient $15,000 in theme music and score for their project.  David recently provided music for the Emmy award and Roy W. Dean Grant winning documentary “Mia: A Dancer’s Journey”.  Emmy award winner Charlie Canfield will donate $6,000 in animation services to the winner.

Other prizes include a hard drive from G-Technology, one week DSLR camera package rental from Birns & Sawyer, and 25% discount on conform and deliverables services from Light Iron, and much more from many heartfelt donors

Unique to this grant is each applicant for the grant receives a consultation on their project a member of From The Heart Productions which sponsors the grant. 

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

The Caucus

To assist worthy students in completing their student thesis film, TV program, video or interactive projects. The award will provide completion money after other means of fundraising have been exhausted. This program is intended to combat the lack of diversity in content and creative people in our industry. 


2017 The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program

Available for US students who are enrolled in graduating high school senior, undergraduate studies, college graduates and the applicants who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

The award amount is $37,500.

The application deadline is September 21, 2017.

Applicants can get more information through the given link:



"FilmWatch grants support curated screening programs at North America-based film festivals, film societies and other film-related organizations. Targeted programs include those that create culturally diverse viewing experiences, promote motion pictures as an art form, provide a platform for underrepresented artists, and cultivate new and dedicated audiences for theatrical film. Grants typically range from $5,000 to $25,000." 


"FilmCraft grants support high-quality educational programs that identify and empower future filmmakers from nontraditional backgrounds. Targeted programs include those that encourage an appreciation of film as both a vocation and an art form, and those that provide direct, hands-on opportunities for participants to gain the filmmaking skills they need to tell their stories. Grants typically range from $5,000 to $25,000."

Academy Film Scholars

"Academy Film Scholars grants are awarded to previously published individuals who are pursuing significant new works of film scholarship. These grants fund research as well as academic and scholarly projects that elevate both filmmaking and film scholarship. Projects must address cultural, educational, historical, theoretical or scientific aspects of theatrical motion pictures. Those examining elements of the film industry that have been underrepresented in the canon of film scholarship will be given priority. Two $25,000 grants are awarded each year."


Young Filmmakers Win an All-Expenses-Paid Trip to Sundance and Year-Long Mentorship

"Filmmakers aged 18-24 have the opportunity to submit short films for consideration. Are you a young filmmaker who's always dreamed of attending Sundance? Your wish could be granted no sooner than the 2018 Sundance Film Festival."

Link: http://nofilmschool.com/2017/09/sundance-ignite-challenge-2018-young-filmmakers