Film Grants & Fellowships
AXS Film Fund
Deadline: July 31st
Award: Awards are up to $10,000, depending on project need.
Powered by Bertha and with support from our many supporters and partners, AXS Lab provides funding to documentary filmmakers and nonfiction new media creators of color with disabilities. This program is for creators of color in documentary filmmaking or nonfiction new media who identify as having a disability. We will fund:
- Feature length documentary films (A run time of 45 mins or longer), led by a person of color who identifies as having a disability.
- Nonfiction new media projects led by a person of color who identifies as having a disability.
We seek to bring visibility to creators who are oftentimes overlooked. While we ask that a person of color with a disability is a key contributor to the project, we welcome diverse teams to apply. We will award up to five creators with grants of up to $10,000 each to assist them in finishing their projects in any stage of production.
Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Deadline: August 2nd
Award: Grand Prize Winners receive $10,000 in cash, an iPad, career coaching, meetings with renowned Hollywood screenwriters and literary managers, and much more.
Final Draft’s Big Break Screenwriting Contest is an annual, international feature film and television screenwriting contest designed to help launch the careers of aspiring writers. Writers who have entered Big Break have had their screenplays optioned, sold, and have secured high-profile representation.
As your partner on your screenwriting journey, Final Draft provides support, generous prize packages, and introduces you to a community of screenwriters in which you can begin to forge meaningful relationships and build your personal network.
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