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2019 Funding Guide for Arab Producers

A comprehensive funding guide for Arab producers compiled by Irit Neidhardt.

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Actors Fund Entertainment Assistance Program

To help our community manage during this public health crisis The Actors Fund has partnered with several industry organizations to provide emergency financial assistance to those who have immediate financial needs. Please note, while some of the funds are for members of entertainment unions, you do not need to be a union member to receive help from The Actors Fund.

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Alfred P. Sloan Foundation New Media Grants

Advance public understanding and engagement with science through the support of innovative projects that use a range of media to reach a broad, cross-cultural audience.

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AMDOC Funds & Residencies

Through our broadcast, interactive and engagement programs, we've has nurtured generations of independent mediamakers with direct funding, mentorship, editorial support and national distribution and engagement strategies. In addition, we provide year-round support for the field through artist-centered programs that include filmmaker funds and talent incubation initiatives.

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Artist Relief Fund

Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists.

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Artist Relief Project

The Artist Relief Project funds raised will offer relief to artists in the immediate short term in the form of a one-time stipend ($200) and in the long term in the form of resources for alternative, sustainable economic opportunities.

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Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund

All money raised will be distributed to BIPOC individual artists/teaching artists who have meet the requirements as stated in the application form. At this time, the emergency fund is only for arts leaders of color based in the United States

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Behind the Scenes Grant

We will accept applications from anyone who has been hospitalized with Covid-19 and is in financial need. Your major source of income must be from your work in the entertainment technology industry, which includes being directly involved with production.

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Black Spatial Relics Micro Grant for Community Care and Collective Research

The 2020 Black Spatial Relics Micro Grants for Community Care and Collective Research will award 5 micro grants of $550.00 to support projects via digital gatherings or collective research.

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Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts

Deadline: March 1 / September 1, 2020 Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts offers time and space for artistic exploration through immersion in the extraordinary beauty of the West. We offer 3 week residencies for both sessions.

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CAAM: Mediamaker Support Opportunities

Explore all funding and support opportunities offered by the Center for Asian American Media.

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CBS Writers Mentoring Program

The focus of this eight month program is on opening doors: providing opportunities to build relationships with network executives and show runners; to support new and emerging writers in their efforts to improve their craft; and to develop the interpersonal skills necessary to break in and succeed.

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CERF+ Emergency Assistance

CERF+’s emergency relief grants provide immediate financial assistance to eligible artists working in craft disciplines (such as woodworkers, fiber artists, metalsmiths, glass artists, potters, and furniture makers) after career threatening emergencies. The emergency grants are available to established artists working in craft disciplines including folk and traditional artists.

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Cinereach Film Grants

Cinereach develops, produces, finances, and supports feature-length fiction, nonfiction and hybrid films crafted for the big screen. Cinereach looks for projects (at any stage) that create deep and lasting impressions through story, character, or cinematic approach.

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COVID-19 List of Emergency Funding for Artists

A curated list of available emergency funding for artists.

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Creative Capital's List of Artist Opportunities with Upcoming Deadlines in May and June, 2020

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Dramatists Guild Foundation

DGF will be processing Emergency Grants based on severity of need, especially as it relates to COVID-19. DGF is sensitive to the inherent economic challenges that will arise in relation to CDC recommendations for social distancing.

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Film Independent Fiscal Sponsorship

Fiscal sponsorship is an arrangement between an existing 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and an individual or entity lacking the legal status needed to receive grants from foundations, individual donors and government agencies.

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Film Independent Sloan Distribution Grant

The Sloan Distribution Grant is a $50,000 grant awarded by Film Independent to a film that is entering its distribution phase. Eligible films must depict themes, stories and characters grounded in real science, technology or economics.

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Firelight Media Documentary Lab 2020 Open Call

Deadline: June 22, 2020 The Firelight Media Documentary Lab is an 18-month fellowship program that supports filmmakers from racially and ethnically underrepresented communities working on their first or second feature length documentary film. The Lab provides filmmakers with customized mentorship from prominent leaders in the documentary world, funding, professional development workshops and networking opportunities.

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Foundation for Contemporary Arts: COVID-19 Relief Fund

Deadline: August 31, 2020 In light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the artist community, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts is creating a temporary fund to meet the needs of experimental artists who have been impacted by the economic fallout from postponed or canceled performances and exhibitions.

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Freelancers Affected by COVID Restrictions: Leveler Distribution of Wealth Database

Ongoing / No Deadline The leveler database was created to help out my friends in the creative community and service industry who are currently being hit hard by COVID health and safety restrictions (venue closures/tour cancellations/shifts lost/commissions canceled/etc and so on).

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Hubert Bals Fund

The Hubert Bals Fund is designed to help remarkable or urgent feature films by innovative and talented filmmakers from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and parts of Eastern Europe on their road to completion.

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IDFA Bertha Fund

Applications to the IDFA Bertha Fund can be made in a variety of different funding categories. In all categories, the Fund is looking for films that use strong visual treatments to tell compelling stories and have the potential to reach a global audience.

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If/Then Short Documentary Program

If/Then Shorts is a new filmmaking initiative that awards monetary grants and provides year-round distribution mentorship to filmmakers creating short documentaries.

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Impact Partners Launches New Development Fund

Impact Partners is now accepting applications on a rolling basis for its seven-figure development equity fund. Between 4-8 documentary features, series, or projects will be selected a year and given $10,000-$100,000 per project.

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ITVS Open Call

Open Call gives independent producers up to $350,000 to complete production for a standalone broadcast length documentary to air on public television.

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JustFilms Grants

We support artist-driven film and new media storytelling projects that explore aspects of inequality, as well as the organizations and networks that support these projects.

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KTQ Labs

Free, intimate feedback sessions for the critique and discussion of work-in-progress by an independent filmmaker. These intimate feedback sessions are open for incomplete projects at any stage of production, whether short fundraising demos or feature-length rough/fine cuts.

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Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) Media Fund

Deadline: July 17, 2020 The Media Fund is PIC's standing funding initiative, which provides funds for single non-fiction projects about the indigenous Pacific Islander experience for three critical phases of production: Research and Development (R&D), Production, and Post-production. Projects applying to the Media Fund must be intended for national public television broadcast, and therefore must be able to enter into a production agreement - this is not your typical grant.

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Pacific Islanders in Communications: Opportunities

Explore all filmmaker opportunities offered by Pacific Islanders in Communications.

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Points North Institute Artist Programs

Our Artist Programs are designed to bring together filmmakers, artists, industry leaders and local audiences, forming a creative community on the coast of Maine that nurtures the careers of diverse nonfiction storytellers and helps them develop a stronger artistic voice.

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Pop Culture Collaborative: Grants

Pop Culture Collaborative grants are awarded to organizations, companies and individuals working to drive mass audience experiences, cultural transformation, narrative shifts, and personal revelations through the power of modern media and entertainment.

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POV's Documentary Funding Calendar

Looking for funding for your documentary? Check out this list for U.S. and international funders.

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Redford Center Grants

Deadline: June 1, 2020 The 2020 Cycle of The Redford Center Grants program, funded by the New York Community Trust, invites applications from filmmakers working on feature-length environmental documentary films focused on issues and solutions that take place in, or are relevant to, the United States and U.S. territories.

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ScreenCraft Drama Screenplay Competition

Early Deadline: May 31, 2020 | Regular Deadline: June 30, 2020 | Final Deadline: July 31, 2020

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Screencraft Film Fund

Deadline: Rolling Every 6 months, up to two filmmakers will be awarded this production grant of up to $30,000 in production funds. We announce the recipient(s) of the grant approximately 10 weeks after each final deadline.

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ScreenCraft True Story & Public Domain Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: May 31, 2020

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Seattle Relief Fund - For Individual Artists and Creative Workers

Seattle Relief Fund is aimed at helping those in the greater Seattle arts community who have been financially impacted by cancellations due to COVID-19. Depending on funding levels and amount of requests, priority may be given to artists from communities that have been historically and systemically economically disadvantaged in the Seattle Area.

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SFFILM Grants

Our grants and fellowships provide financial support to independent filmmakers from across the country and throughout the world working on feature-length narrative and documentary projects.

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The Artists' Fellowship

The Arts Fellowship provides emergency aid from $2,500 to $5,000 for artists dealing with immediate medical needs and aftermaths.

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The Soze Foundation - Artist + Activist Relief Fund

This fund, created by The Soze Foundation, TaskForce and Invisible Hand, will support artists and activists whose work has been impacted by COVID-19. We will be making $250 grants to selected applicants on an on-going basis. We currently have $39,000 total for this first round of grants.

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TheWrap's ShortList Film Festival: Accepting Submissions

Deadline: June 19, 2020 The ShortList Film Festival is thrilled to announce the 9th annual ShortList Film Festival, the Wrap's online short film festival, featuring prizes and industry recognition. The Wrap's ShortList Film Festival is seeking submissions for short films for our Award Winning Shorts Competition: films up to 20 minutes in length that have have received an award. Twelve of the best award-winning short films that have premiered at a major festival in the past year will be selected, making this the most highly-competitive film festival of its kind.

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Tongal

Tongal, a creative client community, offers filmmakers the opportunity to pitch for open project briefs. Projects include short animated videos, branded content, and more.

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United Nations Global Call Out To Creatives - help stop the spread of COVID-19

The United Nations (UN) needs your help in translating critical public health messages, into work that will engage and inform people across different cultures, languages, communities and platforms. The shortlisted work will reach everyone, everywhere.

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Vision Maker Media Grants

Each year, Vision Maker Media awards over $500,000 in production contracts to independent producers and public television stations to produce programming by and about Native Americans for use by PBS stations.

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Women and Hollywood Special Crowdfunding Support Feature

Ongoing / No Deadline If your project has been affected by the cancellation of SXSW or another festival or event, Women and Hollywood wants to help you amplify your campaign. They’ll be publishing weekly crowdfunding features highlighting projects by and/or about women that have been impacted by a coronavirus-related cancellation.

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Women in Film/ReFrame Curbside Shorts Film Challenge

Deadline: May 26, 2020 Filmmakers: join the CURBSIDE SHORTS 2-minute film challenge from @ReFrameProject & @WomenInFilm for a chance to create and win cash prizes - plus, COVID-19 relief!

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Women Make Movies Fiscal Sponsorship Program

Our Fiscal Sponsorship is designed for women filmmakers who are actively fundraising for their film or video project and need 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt status.