Action/Cut Seminars
American Gem Short Script Contest
Action Cut Home Study VHS/DVD



Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Sponsors grants and fellowships to encourage developing filmmakers, including: Nichols Fellowships in Screenwriting and Student Academy Awards.

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.

Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Society Foundation
Call (212) 226-0581
Provides funding for visual artists who incorporate video and film into their work. 

American Film Institute
Directing Workshop for women
Deadline: January 13
AFI's DWW is designed specifically for women who are working in the arts and are ready to seriously pursue narrative directing. Applicants must have a minimum of five years experience in the arts but may have no professional credits as a narrative director. If you have just completed film school, it is to your advantage to take some time and build up work experience before applying to the program.

Ann Arbor Film Festival
Gives out numerous awards to each year's winners. For more information, see FC Search.

Aperture Film Grant
Call (310) 772-8294 and ask for information.
For film and video projects costing $20,000 or less. A Funder FAQ posted by the Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers.

Arts Resource Network
Funding Opportunities for Individuals in Film, Video, and Media

Courtesy of the City of Seattle, Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs.

Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers
Offers a list of funders for its members, an open forum about fundraising, and links to other financial resources. Need to join association for full access.

Austin (Texas) Film Festival Competition
Check out the screenplay competition. This competition is open to writers who do not earn a living writing for film or TV with original, feature-length screenplays (90-120 pages). Cash prizes awarded in three feature-length categories: comedy ($1,000 prize), adult/mature ($4,000), children/family ($4,000). Winners also receive hotel accomodation and airfare reimbursement (up to $500) to/from the Heart of Film Festival and Screenwriters Conference (Oct. 12-19, 2000). Entry fee: $40.

Chesterfield Field Company Writer's Film Project
Offer a screenwriting fellowship.

Chez Jim: Financing Films
Reviews a wide variety of funding and other kinds of assistance available to film producers. Courtesy of Jim Chevallier, North Hollywood, California.

Creative Capital
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. For the 2004-05 grant round, Creative Capital will be awarding grants to individual artists in the fields of Visual Arts and Film/Video.  Also listed under Arts and Music.

Dance Films Association Grants for Post-Production Expenses

Echo Lake Productions: Production Company and Film Fund for Independents

Experimental Television Center
Provides grants and residencies to New York residents.


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