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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting
The Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting program is an international competition open to screenwriters who have not earned more than $5,000 writing for film or television. Entry scripts must be the original work of a sole author or of exactly two collaborative authors. Entries must have been written originally in English. Adaptations and translated scripts are not eligible. Up to five $30,000 fellowships are awarded each year.
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Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation
College Television Awards
The College Television Awards is a major Academy competition which recognizes excellence in college student film/video productions. It is national in scope, accepting entries each year from scores of colleges and universities. The entire program, including $24,500 in cash prizes, is sponsored by the Academy Foundation. First place winners receive $2,000, second place winners receive $1,000, and third place winners receive $500.
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Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Society Foundation
Provides funding for visual artists who incorporate video and film into their work.
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The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)
Archives Documentary Film Grant
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is pleased to announce the 2018 JDC Archives Documentary Film Grant. The JDC Archives will select one film, which will be awarded a grant of $10,000. Eligible films will focus on twentieth century Jewish history, humanitarian assistance, and related topics. Topics can include issues, events and personalities related to overseas Jewish communities during the last century. Films that utilize the JDC archival collections (http://archives.jdc.org) will be given higher consideration. Applicants must have a proven track record as a filmmaker. The grant is for post-production and/or distribution costs of a documentary film currently in production or in post-production. Applications are due by February 15, 2018.
Please visit website to apply and for further information
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Ann Arbor Film Festival
Gives out $20,000 via various awards to each year's winners.
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Austin (Texas) Film Festival Competition
The Austin Film Festival offers numerous awards, but a registration fee is required for the various competitions.
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Center for Asian American Media
Documentary Fund
With support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), CAAM provides production funding to independent producers for national public television. Documentaries are eligible for production or post-production funding and must be intended for public television broadcast. Awards typically range between $15,000 and $50,000. We are now accepting proposals twice a year. Please visit our SlideRoom page to submit your Documentary Fund application starting Friday, February 12, 2016 and ending Monday, March 21, 2016.
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Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation
Undergraduate scholarships of up to $3,500 per academic year are awarded to juniors and seniors studying television and film production at accredited 4-year, degree-granting U.S. colleges and universities. Applications and all support materials must be received no later than March 15 for the following academic year.
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Creative Capital Foundation
Creative Capital is a new, national organization supporting visual artists who are pursuing innovative approaches to form and/or content in the visual, performing, and media arts. Creative Capital will work closely with its funded artists to provide audience development, marketing and other forms of assistance tailored to individual projects. Artists will, in return, share a portion of their proceeds with Creative Capital, enabling the fund to support more artists in the future. Creative Capital funds artist projects in four disciplines: visual arts (includes installation art, painting, fiber art, mixed media works, public art, etc.), film/video arts, performing arts (includes music, dance, theater, puppetry, performance art, etc.), and emerging art fields (includes all forms of digital work, and experimental literature). Projects that transcend traditional discipline boundaries are highly encouraged. Creative Capital operates on a two-year grant cycle, funding alternative disciplines each year. The first year of each cycle, we issue grants in visual and film/video arts; the second year, performing and emerging arts.
2008 Grants Focus : Emerging Fields, Innovative Literature and Performing Arts. Emerging Fields may include all forms of digital arts, audio work, multidisciplinary projects and new genres. Innovative Literature may include poetry, fiction, nonfiction, as well as genre-defying work by writers who demonstrate exceptional stylistic, linguistic, and formal originality. Performing Arts may include dance, music, theater, experimental music performance, experimental opera, spoken word, theater/performance art and interdisciplinary projects.
Also listed under Arts and Music.
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Databazaar Scholarship Fund
A funding opportunity for undergraduate students in the fields of visual communication, broadcast journalism, filmmaking and photography. 2 annual grants of $2,500 each are available to support excellence in the visual fields and promote understanding between the USA and South Asia.
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Dean Film and Video Grants (Roy W.)
Application deadline: Sept. 30
The Roy W. Dean Grants support film and video projects that are unique and benefit society. The grants primarily provide goods and services donated by companies in the film and video industry. These grants are available for shorts and low budget independents as well as documentary filmmakers.
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Documentary Film Funding
Looking for funding for your documentary? Check out the list below for U.S. and international funders. Note that some funders only give grants to organizations and others only to individual artists.
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Echo Lake Productions: Production Company and Film Fund for Independents
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Experimental Television Center
Provides grants and residencies to New York residents.
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FilmMakers International Screenwriting Competition
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Financial Aid, Scholarships, Fellowships and Postdoctoral Awards in Media Communications
Covers Advertising, Communications, Filmmaking, Journalism, Marketing, Motion Pictures, Print, Radio, Television, Writing. A compilation of resources by Francisco Alberto Tomei Torres, Ph.D. Covers Advertising, Communications, Filmmaking, Journalism, Marketing, Motion Pictures, Print, Radio, Television, Writing.
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Foundation Center
Reference Guide for Film and Videomakers
If you are an individual looking for financial support to make a film or to work on a video project, this user aid will help you in your search. We have selected a few of the most important print and electronic resources for you to begin your search.
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Frameline Film & Video Completion Fund
Filmmaker Support
Grants in a range of $2,000 to $3,000 are available for projects in the final stages of production. Submissions are being accepted for documentary, educational, narrative, animated or experimental projects about or of interest to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their communities. The fund also seeks to bring new work to underserved audiences; with this in mind, we especially encourage applications by women and people of color.
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The Fund for Women Artists
Funding Resources
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Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund
Deadline : December 8
Administered by the Tribeca Film Institute with funding from Gucci, the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund provides finishing funds to feature-length documentaries that highlight and humanize issues of social importance from around the world. The fund is seeking feature-length documentaries in production or post-production with the intended premiere exhibition in late 2011 or 2012. Films should be commercially viable and resonate with a mainstream U.S. audience. The fund seeks to support films that highlight and humanize issues of social importance from around the world through complete, thoughtful, and dynamic storytelling; films that focus on issues that may not be extensively covered by the mainstream media or well understood by the general public; and films that focus on people who are ignored, ostracized, or otherwise marginalized or people fighting for political or social justice. The fund does not support Short films or student projects; films that choose advocacy over story and craft; or films completed before January 1, 2011. Grant amounts range from $10,000 to $25,000.
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Independent Television Service (ITVS)
Each year ITVS funds, distributes and promotes new programs produced by independent producers primarily for public television and beyond. ITVS is looking for proposals which increase diversity on public television and present a range of subjects, viewpoints and forms that complement and challenge existing public television offerings. All production funding requests must be submitted in accordance with ITVS guidelines.
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International Documentary Association
Fiscal Sponsorship Program
Fiscal sponsorship is a legal and financial arrangement which allows a 501(c )(3) tax-exempt nonprofit corporation, such as the International Documentary Association (IDA) to provide it's nonprofit status and limited financial oversight to a project by an individual or organization that does not have nonprofit status. IDA can provide this service to a variety of projects if they meet the fiscal sponsorship admissions criteria and their project is in line with our mission statement. This arrangement is a well-accepted model of nonprofit arts funding for individuals and organizations who do not have legal nonprofit status, but would like to take advantage of funding offered to 501(c)(3) organizations.
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International Documentary Association
Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund
The Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund supports full-length documentary films that reflect the spirit and nature of legendary documentary filmmaker Pare Lorentz's work. The Fund provides annual production grants totaling $195,000 to be used in the creation of original, independent documentary films that illuminate pressing issues in the United States and focus on one of Pare Lorentz's central concerns -- the appropriate use of the natural environment, justice for all or the illumination of pressing social problems.
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Kickstarter : A New Way to Fund and Follow Creativity
A funding platform for artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs. Post a description of a project you want funded, how much money you need, and a deadline. If enough people pledge the money that you need, everyone is billed. For funding goals that aren't reached, no one is charged. Since its inception in April 2009, more than 1,000 projects have been funded. Not a grant program! If anyone has used this program successfully, send a note to the web page editor.
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Latino Public Broadcasting
Funding for Independent Producers
Deadline: June 1
An open invitation to independent producers to submit proposals for a public television program or series on any subject that relates to or is representative of Latino Americans. LPB funding will average between $5,000 and $100,000 for programs of most genres, including drama, comedy, animation, documentary, or mixed genre. LPB will consider funding projects at any production stage. LPB Funding for each stage ranges as follows:
(1) Research and Development $5,000 - $20,000
(2) Production $25,000 - $100,000
(3) Post-Production $25,000 - $100,000
(4) Outreach $10,000-$25,000
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List of Grants for Women Filmmakers & Screenwriters
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Media Impact Funders
Consider adding your project to the GFEM Media Database, a searchable database of media projects-in-progress so that others can consider funding it.
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Michigan Film and Digital Media Office
Beginning in 2008, tax credits were used to lure production companies to the state, and then in 2012, a cash-rebate incentive program was instituted. The incentive program was eliminated on July 10, 2015 through legislative action.
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Morrie Warshawski's Home Page
Morrie Warshawski, author of "Shaking the Money Tree: How to Get Grants and Donations for Film and Video" recently announced the launch of a new Web site with an extensive bibliography on fundraising for independent film and video projects. The site also includes a RealAudio clip on "How to Throw a Fundraising House Party" taken from an appearance on Marketplace Radio. For more information, Warshawski can be contacted at MorrieWar@aol.com.
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National Endowment for the Humanities
Grant Programs and Deadlines
Have provided funding for documentaries.
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National Film Preservation Foundation
Deadline : March 1
The National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF) was created by the U.S. Congress to save America's film heritage. Working with archives and others who appreciate film, the NFPF supports preservation activities nationwide that ensure the physical survival of film and improve access to film for study, education and exhibition. The foundation provides Basic Preservation grants of $1,000 to $15,000 to nonprofit and public archives for laboratory work to preserve culturally and historically significant film material. Matching grants up to $50,000 are also available for larger projects. Nonprofit funding only. Other programs include : Partnership Grants and Avant-Garde Masters Grants.
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National Historical Publications and Records Commission
Historical Documentary Editing Fellowships
The National Historical Publications and Records Commission supports projects that promote the preservation and use of America's documentary heritage essential to understanding our democracy, history, and culture.
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National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation
Journalism Grant Program
NIHCM Foundation supports timely health care journalism that informs efforts to improve the health of Americans, and that examines emerging health issues and their implications for cost, quality and access. Grants will provide funding for health reporting, educational opportunities for health care reporters, and/or support for documentary films and their public engagement campaigns.
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Native American Public Telecommunications
The NAPT Public Television Program Fund supports program ideas that bring new perspectives on Native American cultures to public television audiences, increasing the quality and quantity of Native American television programming on a national and international scale.
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NYFA Source : A Directory for Artists
A database of some 6,000 grant, award, publication, and other opportunities for artists in all disciplines nationwide. These listings are supplemented by weekly jobs and opportunity listings that are part of NYFA Current. New postings appear every Sunday. NYFA's grants and other programs for New York State residents are also described on the site.
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Oppenheimer New Filmmaker Equipment Grant Program
Supports new filmmakers in producing their first serious film project. The grant awards the use of their Grant Program Arriflex 16SR camera package to senior and graduate thesis students and to independent filmmakers for a scheduled period of time. Proposed projects may be of any non-commercial nature: dramatic, narrative, documentary, experimental, etc.
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Pacific Islanders in Communication (PIC)
The mission of Pacific Islanders in Communications is to support, advance, and develop Pacific Island media content and talent that results in a deeper understanding of Pacific Island history, culture, and contemporary challenges. Media Fund open call is seeking public television projects at the research & development, production or completion stage. PIC funds up to $15,000 for Research & Development. Production and Completion funding ranges from $20,000 to $50,000. Independent producers or independent entities producing television, film or video programming are encouraged to apply.
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Pacific Pioneer Fund Awards Grants to Filmmakers in California, Oregon, and Washington
Deadlines: February 1, May 15, October 1, annually
The Pacific Pioneer Fund awards grants to support emerging documentary filmmakers in California, Oregon, and Washington. Grants are limited to public charities that agree to supervise any project for which an individual receives funds. The Fund does not provide support for endowments, building campaigns, accumulated deficits, or operating budgets, nor does it support instructional or performance documentaries, student film projects, or make grants to individuals. In addition, filmmakers are eligible for only one grant from the Fund during their careers. Grants range from $1,000 to $10,000. Applications available online. Contact: Armin Rosencranz, Executive Director; Tel: (650) 497-1133
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Princess Grace Awards for Aspiring Young Theater, Dance, and Film Artists in America
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Rogovy Foundation
Miller / Packan Film Fund
The Rogovy Foundation invests in inspired people and nonprofit organizations that are working to help build a more enlightened and harmonious planet. We are pleased to announce the Miller / Packan Film Fund, a new grant-making facility for documentary filmmakers. The Foundation sees documentary film as a potent medium to disseminate information and relate stories which broaden our vision and change our perspectives. We provide grants to filmmakers who open our eyes.
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Sundance Documentary Fund
The Sundance Documentary Fund provides grants to filmmakers worldwide for projects that display: artful film language, effective storytelling, originality and feasibility, contemporary cultural relevance, and potential to reach and connect with its intended audience. Preference is given to projects that convey clear story structure, higher stakes and contemporary relevance, forward going action or questions, demonstrated access to subjects, and quality use of film craft. Categories of granting include:
(1) Development (up to $20,000):There is no reel required with an application, but clips, teasers, trailers, or images are highly encouraged. A previous work sample is required.
(2) Production/Post-Production (up to $50,000): Production/post-production grants provide funds to projects offering 10+ minutes of edited material for the project being proposed. The reel should convey the narrative and aesthetic approach for the final film. A previous sample work must also be included with the application.
(3) Audience Engagement (up to $20,000):Audience Engagement grants provide previously granted projects funding for strategic audience and community engagement campaigns.
(4)Additional Opportunities by Nomination
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University Film and Video Association (UFVA)
Offers a variety of grant programs, including Carole Fielding Student Grants.
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Vision Maker Media
Public Media Content Fund
Deadline : March 18
With funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the Vision Maker Media Public Media Content Fund awards support to video projects with significant Native involvement -- particularly projects that profile Native American leaders, activists, and artists -- and help bring the projects to national broadcast on Public Television. Submitted proposals must be postmarked by March 15. Projects in any phase of production are eligible to apply for funding with Vision Maker Media. Awards for research and development range from $5,000 to $20,000; awards for production or completion can be up to $100,000; and, new media awards range from $5,000 to $20,000. Vision Maker Media does not fully fund programs, and awardees are required to seek additional funding from other sources. Programs selected for funding will be offered additional distribution opportunities including educational and home DVD distribution through http://www.visionmakermedia.org . Theatrical, non-theatrical, television (free, pay syndicated, and video-on-demand), multimedia, and Internet broadcasting (i.e. podcasting and streaming) rights are included in this distribution opportunity. Vision Maker Media convenes a panel of Public Television professionals, independent producers, and Native resource experts to review submissions and recommend proposals for funding. Additionally, Vision Maker Media assists producers with fund raising, navigating the Public Television system for national broadcast, educational resource development, community engagement, and marketing efforts.
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Women in Film Foundation
WIF's purpose is to empower, promote, nurture, and mentor women in the industry through a network of valuable contacts, events, and programs including the Women In Film Mentor Program, the award-winning Public Service Announcement Production Program, and the Internship Program in association with the Fulfillment Fund. Additionally, we provide film finishing funds, scholarships, grants, advocacy, community outreach programs, monthly networking breakfasts, seminars, workshops, and a screening series with filmmakers.
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Women Make Movies Production Assistance
Major distributor of film and videos by women. Also offers a fiscal sponsorship program with accompanying services, such as lists of funding sources, one individualized fundraising consultation, fundraising or proposal writing workshops, networking opportunities with other women media makers, and discounts at labs and equipment facilities.
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Many state arts councils also provide grants for film/video and/or fellowships for individual media artists.

Likewise, state humanities councils provide support for public programming that interprets the arts and humanities.


Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
Find information about 10,000 foundation profiles at your fingertips, including foundation and public charity programs that have funded individual grantseekers for everything from scholarship opportunities to research needs. Updated weekly.
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An extensive online grants database owned and operated by Schoolhouse Partners, and it contains more than 16,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 5,100 unique sponsoring organizations. Also provides a selection of funding news.
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MSU Scholarships
Michigan State University has hundreds of scholarship opportunities available. Opportunities can be a combination of general scholarships (open to all students) and departmental scholarships (restricted to students within a specific major or field of study). Scholarships may be recommended to you at different times throughout the year as applications become available, so we suggest visiting MSU Scholarships often. Please keep in mind this section lists scholarships available regardless if you are eligible or not. Please note that some scholarships utilize an "Auto-Match" feature which will not require you to apply directly for the scholarship to be considered eligible. These scholarships will be indicated by the word "None" in the Action column. For scholarships for which you need to apply, please make a note of the deadline, as late submissions will not be accepted. Admitted students who have paid their deposit and currently enrolled students: Sign in using your MSU NetID and password to begin the scholarship application process. Once logged in, the system will automatically direct you to required applications.
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Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowships Database
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If you have access to the world wide web and are willing to fill in the online forms, this service promises a free customized list of financial aid sources. FastWeb is actually a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from more than 3,000 sources for all levels of higher education. First-time visitors have to register (first and last name and a user ID), then complete a profile, including background and fields of study. Registrants then receive a list of all currently relevant funding sources. The registration information is stored and can be used on subsequent visits. The entire sign-up process, and delivery of available funding sources, can be a bit tedious: about five to twenty minutes, depending on the connection speed. Approximately 500 new scholarships are added to the database daily, so registrants can stay current. Provided courtesy of Financial Aid Information Page and Student Services, Inc. created by Mark Kantrowitz and sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
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The books mentioned on this page are available for public use in the Michigan State University Libraries. If you are unable to visit our library, consider visiting a Foundation Center Funding Information Network Partner in your home state or a local public library in your home town. If the books are not available there, ask about interlibrary loan or visit a local bookstore to find out whether they can be purchased.

Also check out Fundraising for Filmmakers: Dreamers Need Deadlines, Research, and a Good Pitch, from the Philanthropy Front and Center - New York Blog, August 9, 2010.

Art of Film Funding : Alternative Financing Concepts. Carole Lee Dean. Studio City, CA : Mihael Wiese Productions, 2007. 251pp. Funding Center (1 East) PN1993.5.U6 D35 2007
This book is your reference guide for creating the perfect pitch, inspiring your winning application, finding and connecting with funding organizations, making a successful "ask," and landing the money to make your film.

The Art of Funding your Film : Alternative Financing Concepts. Heart Production, 2006. 256pp. Funding Center (1 East) PN1993.5.U6 D35 2003
Pitching your project to an investor is very important. The film pitch is like the baseball pitch in that it is critical to the outcome of the game, writes Dean. Practice your pitch and your answers until your delivery is smooth and convincing. It's a good pitch if it's entertaining, if the pitcher enjoys and believes it, and if it makes the project sound exciting and communicates how it will make a difference.

Crowdfunding for Filmmakers: The Way to a Successful Film Campaign. John T. Trigonis. Michael Wiese Productions, 2013. 250pp. on order
Offers practical information, tips, and tactics for launching a successful film campaign by detailing traditional models of fundraising, utilizing today's technological and social innovations, and augmenting each step with an added personal touch. The book examines various ways to meet and exceed one's crowdfunding goal through chapters on team building, audience outreach, and crowdfunder etiquette, along with a section containing case studies from successful film campaigns.

Directory of Grants in the Humanities. Phoenix, Ariz. : Oryx Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) AZ188 .U5 D57
Describes thousands of current funding programs that support research and performance in literature, language, linguistics, history, anthropology, philosophy, ethics, religion, and the fine and performing arts including painting, dance, film, photography, sculpture, music, drama, crafts, folklore, and mime. Also includes A Guide to Proposal Planning and Writing by Jeremy T. Miner and Lynn E. Miner. Latest edition [19th or 2005/6].

Film Finance Handbook: How to Fund Your Film : New Global Edition (Paperback). Adam P. Davies and Nicol Wistreich, eds. Netribution, 2007. 468pp. Funding Center (1 East) PN1995.9.P7 D38 2007
From low budget short film schemes to multi-million dollar international co-productions, this is a vital reference guide for producers, filmmakers, financiers, and their advisors, now fully updated by 40 experts from across the globe. The practice of raising finance is addressed from the basic details to broader concepts and approaches, and information on the incentives and tax breaks offered by 50 countries is included. This resource is packed with invaluable information including details on more than 1,000 funding awards, a glossary of 400 entry film business terms, and a table of co-production treaties. Dozens of original case studies are provided as examples of successful fundraising approaches, as are interviews with such noted film personnel as Oscar-winning producer Jeremy Thomas, Paul Haggis -- writer for Crash and Million Dollar Baby -- and Jim Gilliam, who raised $300,000 via the web. Packed with valuable contacts, helpful ideas, and decades of experience, this is the complete guide to funding your next big hit.

Fact File #12 -- Film/Television: Grants, Scholarships, Special Programs. Los Angeles, Calif. : The American Film Institute, 1984. 21pp. Funding Center (1 East) Vertical File under "film".

"Filmmakers Say the Search for Money May Be Harder than Ever." Article by Debra Blum appearing in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Vol. 11, 6 May 1999. (Available electronically via the Chroncile of Philanthropy online).
Suggests novel ways that filmmakers use to finance their art.

Gadney's Guide to 1800 International Contests, Festivals and Grants in Film and Video, Photography, TV-Radio Broadcasting, Writing, Poetry, Playwriting, and Journalism. Alan Gadney. Glendale, Calif. : Festival Publications, 1978. 578pp. Main Library Stacks PN 1993.4 .G3
Includes national and international contests, festivals, competitions, exhibitions, markets, and award/sales events, as well as grants, loans, scholarships, fellowships, residencies, apprenticeships, internships, and training programs. Indexed by event, sponsor, award and subject area.

Get the Money and Shoot: The DRI Guide to Funding Documentary Films. Bruce Jackson and Diane Christian. Buffalo, N.Y. : Documentary Research, Inc., 1987. 161pp. Funding Center (1 East) PN1995.9 .D6 J28 1987
This volume, aimed at filmmakers, covers how to find out about money, getting a sponsor, and preparing your budget and proposal.

How to Get Grants to Make Films and Video: A Guide to Media Grants. Steve Penny. Santa Barbara, Calif. : Film Grants Research, 1978. 128pp. Funding Center (1 East) PN1993.5 .U6 P46
Includes a section on academic scholarships, fellowships, and media research grants.

The Independent Film & Videomaker's Guide. Michael Wiese. Studio City, Calif. : Michael Wiese, c1998. 2nd edition, 488pp. Main Library Stacks PN1995.9.P7 W5 1998
Chapters cover developing, distributing, financing, and marketing of independent film and television works.

Making Films Your Business. Mollie Gregory. New York, N.Y. : Schocken Books, 1979. 256pp. Main Library Stacks PN1995.9 .P75 G7 1979
Briefly covers writing proposals to foundations, foundations as sources of support, and the appendix mentions foundations which have an interest in funding films.

Money for Film and Video Artists. Douglas Oxenhorn, ed. New York, N.Y. : American Council for the Arts; Allworth Press, 1993. New expanded 2nd ed., 309pp. Funding Center (1 East) PN1998.A1 M56 1993
Profiles over 220 organizations that provide a variety of support opportunities for filmmakers and videographers, including: artists' colonies, emergency assistance, equipment access, fellowships/awards, fiscal sponsorship, health, career development, legal assistance, project support, and study and travel grants. Indexed by organization, geographic area, medium and format, and type of support. Bibliography. [Motion pictures -- Scholarships, fellowships, etc. -- United States -- Directories; Video art -- Scholarships, fellowships, etc. -- United States -- Directories]

Shaking the Money Tree : How to Get Grants and Donations for Film and Video Projects. Morrie Warshawski. Studio City, CA : Michael Wiese Productions, 2003. 2nd edition. Funding Center (1 East) PN1993.5.U6 W33 2003
Dazed and confused by the frustrating world of grants and donations? This classic text, now completely revised, demystifies the entire maze of grant hustling with easy-to-follow guidelines. Find out how to: Prepare Yourself for Fundraising; Prepare Your Project for Raising Money; Conduct Effective Research; Make a Personal Ask; Write the Perfect Grant Proposal; and more.
[Motion picture industry--United States--finance]
[Video recording--United States--finance]

Shaking the Money Tree : The Art of Getting Grants and Donations For Film and Video Projects Morrie Warshawski. Studio City, CA : Michael Wiese Productions, c2010. 3rd edition, 171pp. Funding Center (1 East) PN1993.5.U6 W33 2010
Completely demystifies the art of fundraising for independent film and video projects for students, emerging, and seasoned media makers

The Shut Up and Shoot Documentary Guide : A Down & Dirty DV Production Anthony G. Artis. Amsterdam : Elsevier, 2008. 269pp. Main Library PN1995.9.D6 A78 2008; DVD located in DMC
So you want to make a documentary, but think you don't have a lot of time, money, or experience? It's time to get down and dirty! Down and dirty is a filmmaking mindset. It's the mentality that forces you to be creative with your resources. It's about doing more with less. Get started NOW with this book and DVD set, a one-stop shop written by a guerrilla filmmaker, for guerrilla filmmakers. You will learn how to make your project better, faster, and cheaper. The pages are crammed with 500 full-color pictures, tips from the pros, resources, checklists and charts, making it easy to find what you need fast. Also includes DVD with additional resources.

The Whole Film Sourcebook. Leonard Maltin, ed. New York, N.Y. : New American Library, 1983. 454pp. Main Library Stacks. PN1993.5 .U6 W47 1983
Contains chapter on supporting filmmaking activities: grants, grantsmanship, loans, resources.

Annual Register of Grant Support
Wilmette, Ill. : National Register Publishing Co., annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .A7
Includes information on programs sponsored by government agencies, public and private foundations, educational and professional associations, special interest organizations and corporations. Covers a broad range of interests including academic and scientific research, publication support, equipment and construction support, in-service training, competitions and prizes, and travel and exchange programs. Organized by broad subject areas with four indexes: subject, organization and program, geographic and personnel.

Directory of Research Grants
Phoenix, Ariz. : The Oryx Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .D5
An annual print version of the Grants Database. Contains information about grants and fellowships available for research projects from federal and state governments, private foundations, professional organizations, and corporations. List grants programs by specific funding areas; indexed by sponsoring organization and grant name.

Foundation Grants to Individuals
New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .F6
The most comprehensive listing available of private foundations which provide financial assistance to individuals. The foundations described have made grants to students, artists, schalors, foreign individuals, minorities, musicians, scientists and writers for scholarships, fellowships, student loans, internships, residencies, arts and cultural projects, medical and emergency assistance, residencies and travel programs.

The Grants Register
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .G7
The complete guide to postgraduate funding worldwide.


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