FILMMAKERS WITHOUT BORDERS (FWB) Filmmaking Grants – Spring 2019

FILMMAKERS WITHOUT BORDERS (FWB) Filmmaking Grants – Spring 2019

Deadline: January 1, 2019

FILMMAKERS WITHOUT BORDERS (FWB) Filmmaking Grants – Spring 2019 is now open for applications. FWB welcomes both novice and experienced filmmakers from around the world to apply for grant funding.

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.

The goals are

  • 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

Proposed projects should address one of the following themes:

  • social justice
  • women’s voices
  • youth voices
  • identity
  • cultural exchange
  • climate change

Grants

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

Eligibility

  • 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.
  • FWB encourages both novice and experienced filmmakers from around the world to apply for grant funding.

Proposed projects should be aligned with the following guidelines:

  • demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity
  • demonstrated commitment to cultural sustainability
  • demonstrated commitment to empowerment
  • adherence to the American Anthropological Association’s Code of Ethics

Proposed projects should meet the following requirements:

  • 100% of funds dedicated to the film project (not to salaries or large equipment purchases)
  • scheduled for completion within 365 days of application deadline
  • subtitled in English

Application

All applicants complete an online application and submit a variety of supporting materials including a video essay. The video essay is an opportunity for applicants to introduce themselves, describe the project, and explain how it will be successfully completed.

  1. Prepare all supporting materials
  2. Submit an online application

For more information, visit FWB Filmmaking Grant.

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