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Filmmakers Grants from Filmmakers Without Borders (FWB)
Filmmakers Without Borders (FWB) supports 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.
FWB is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to empowering the next generation of digital storytellers. FWB film making 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.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
- Film making
Grants are available for all of the following stages of production:
- Film Festival Applications
Grants are available for all of the following types of projects:
- Short Film Projects (6-40 minutes)
- Feature Film Projects (90+ minutes)
- New Media Projects (various)
English or any language
ALL WORLD COUNTRIES
- Upon successful submission of the online application and all supporting materials, the candidate’s application will then be forwarded to the relevant committee for initial review. The review process can take between 6-8 weeks from the application deadline depending on the application cycle and number of applications being processed.
- Unsuccessful applicants are generally notified of their application status within 8 weeks of the application deadline.
- Successful applicants generally receive formal offers about 2-3 months after the initial application deadline.
Proposed projects should complete within 365 days of application deadline
- 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 but should provide subtitle in English.
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
- Please note that additional specialized grants are also available for alumni of the following initiatives: Tribeca All Access, Women in Film Finishing Fund, Sundance Native Program, NYWIFT Disability Awareness Grant, National Geographic Explorer, & the Fulbright Scholars Program.
Note: 100% of funds dedicated to the film project (not to salaries or large equipment purchases)
First Step: Prepare all supporting materials
- Submit an updated CV/resume
- Submit a link to work samples, previous projects, or a portfolio
- Submit a 5-10 page treatment/outline of your proposed project
- Submit a reference letter from a mentor, community leader, employer, or teacher in support of your specific film project.
- Submit a 3-5 minute video essay outlining your background and proposed project. This video is intended to be creative and to showcase your personality and technical skills. It may be filmed on a DSLR, pocket camera, or other comparable camera but should include an edited combination of all of the following:
- the applicant speaking directly to camera
- voice over narration
- b-roll footage
- text elements
- Submit three short-answer essays responding to the following questions:
- How does your film project demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity? (1-2 pages)
- Why does this specific story need to be told and why are you the best person to tell it? (1-2 pages)
- How does your film project address your chosen theme? Include a minimum of 5 examples. (2+ pages)
- Submit an estimated budget for each of the following:
- an estimated budget for the highest amount of funding available for your project’s stage (e.g. production: $5,000). This budget should clearly itemize all anticipated costs.
- an estimated budget for the lowest amount of funding available for your project’s stage (e.g. production: $500). This budget should clearly itemize all anticipated costs.
Second Step: Submit an online application
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This Scholarship Published by:
” Toqa Abdelsalam/ Egypt “
Reviewed by” Shrouk Saleh/ Egypt ”
MARJ3 Scholarships team