Film Grants & Fellowships
Fund for Investigative Journalism
Deadline: January 18, 2023
1) $5,000 but can be as high as $10,000. They cover out-of-pocket expenses such as travel, document collection, and equipment rental. The Fund also considers requests for small stipends.
The Fund for Investigative Journalism provides grants to journalists for investigative stories that break new ground – which means they uncover wrongdoing in the public and private sectors and reveal information that was previously unknown or hidden. The Fund provides grants for print and online articles, television and radio stories, documentaries, podcasts, and books.
To be considered, foreign-based story proposals must come from US-based reporters or have a strong US angle involving American citizens, government, or business; all stories must be published in English, in a media outlet in the United States.
Applications must include a brief summary (100 words or less), proposal (1,000 words or less), budget, resume, clips, references, and letter of commitment from a media outlet to publish the story.
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One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest
Deadline: June 23, 2023
1) Screening of their film at a special event in September, and possibly an additional screening at the One Earth Film Festival in March
2) Posting of their film on the One Earth Film Festival website. (Note: Sponsor reserves the right to utilize submitted films for any promotional materials and online media, at its sole discretion.)
3) Cash prize or scholarship: Each winner will receive a cash prize pertaining to the grade level category:
Senior Year + College (grade 12 or enrolled college students through age 25) live action: $1,000 college scholarship + $1,000 matching grant
Middle School + Post-Graduate (grade 6 through age 25) animation/stop-motion: $1,000 college scholarship or cash prize + $1,000 matching grant
Senior Year + Post-Graduate (grade 12 or enrolled college students or beyond through age 25) live action or animation/stop-motion, Planet Warrior Prize for Creativity, in honor of Sally Stovall, co-founder of Green Community Connections: $1,000 college scholarship or cash prize + $1,000 matching grant
Post-Graduate (recent college graduate through age 25) live action or animation/stop-motion: $1,000 college scholarship or cash prize + $1,000 matching grant
As a reminder, while a group of people (ex: a class or a group of friends) may submit an entry together, only one prize will be awarded to the group as a whole. Prizes are subject to change without notice.
4) Matching Grant: In addition to the cash prize or scholarship, each winner will receive the privilege of selecting the recipient of a matching grant. The grant will be donated to a non-profit organization or community sustainability project that the winner chooses, subject to Sponsor’s approval.
One Earth Young Filmmakers Contest (hereafter referred to as the “Contest”) is open to students from grade 3 through college and above, based on the student’s grade level (through age 25). Submissions should be environmental films that motivate viewers towards behavior change or activism. The film of no shorter than 3 minutes and no longer than 8 minutes.
For more information on The Young Filmmakers Contest click here
Oppenheimer New Filmmaker Grant Program
Loans film equipment
Deadline: Rolling, recommended 3 months prior to production
Alfred P. Sloan Distribution Grant
Feature scientific, mathematical or technological themes
Sundance Institute Documentary Fund
Deadline: Applications open Late Fall
The Podcasting, Seriously Awards Fund
Awards up to $200 in reimbursement requests per individual