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THE GLOBAL FILM INITIATIVE
APPLICATION FOR FEATURE FILM PRODUCTION GRANT

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ELIGIBILITY CHECKLIST
In order to be considered for a Global Film Initiative grant, a project must meet all of the eligibility criteria outlined below:
___ Application is for narrative, feature-length film project from DAC nation (more than 65 min.; no documentary or short films accepted)
___ Project is in pre-production, production or post-production stage (no projects in development accepted)
___ Production occurs in same nation of application (DAC nation)
___ Director was born in and is citizen of same nation of application (DAC nation)*
___ 50% or more of project’s total production funding secured/received
___ International, world and/or regional premiere(s) scheduled to occur after September 30, 2013
*exceptions regarding citizenship may apply to applications from territories and/or regions without recognized sovereign governments

APPLICATION CHECKLIST
Two (2) copies of each of the following English-translated materials must be included (incomplete applications will not be processed):
___ Completed application form
___ Finished English-translated screenplay/script
___ Rushes/dailies, selected scenes or rough cut/final cut (if available)
___ Complete production budget
___ Finance plan
___ Copies of agreements with production financiers
___ Complete production schedule
___ Synopsis and logline
___ Director’s statement
___ Biographies of key production personnel
___ Previous film(s) of filmmaker(s) (if available)

For examples and instructions regarding these materials, please visit our Granting Guidelines: http://globalfilm.org/guidelines_en.htm

Send your application and supporting materials via mail to:
The Global Film Initiative
3701 Sacramento Street, #401
San Francisco, CA 94118
Email: gfi-info@globalfilm.org
Website: www.globalfilm.org

***Please note: all applications must be postmarked by the deadline, and received within five (5) business days of the deadline. The Global Film Initiative will confirm via email receipt of all projects received, but will not track shipments of individual projects.***





THE GLOBAL FILM INITIATIVE
APPLICATION FOR FEATURE FILM PRODUCTION GRANT

Please read our guidelines before completing this form. Please print clearly or type.

Application for (please check all that apply):
___ USD 10,000 Grant ___ Pre-Sale Option for U.S. Distribution

PROJECT
English Title _____________________________________________________
Original Title _______________________________________________________
Country of Production/Film’s Setting _________________________________________
Name of Applicant _________________________________________________
Applicant is: PRODUCER DIRECTOR WRITER

Have you previously applied to the Global Film Initiative’s Granting Program with this project?
___Yes                        ___No
If yes, please indicate the cycle(s) submitted:
Winter / Summer 20___
Winter / Summer 20___
Winter / Summer 20___

STATUS OF PRODUCTION
____ Pre-Production
____ Production
____ Post-Production

Expected date of completion __________________________
Expected date of international, world and/or regional premiere(s) ______________________

KEY PRODUCTION PERSONNEL
Director:
____ Mr ____ Mrs ____ Ms
Name __________________________________________________________
Address _________________________________________________________
City _____________________________________________________________
Postal Code ______________________________________________________
Country __________________________________________________________
Phone One _______________________________________________________
Phone Two _______________________________________________________
Fax _____________________________________________________________
Email ___________________________________________________________
Country of Birth_________________________________________________
Country/Countries of Citizenship ___________________________________________________
Country of current residence_____________________________________________
Country of permanent residence__________________________________________

Writer:
____ Mr ____ Mrs ____ Ms
Name __________________________________________________________
Address _________________________________________________________
City _____________________________________________________________
Postal Code ______________________________________________________
Country __________________________________________________________
Phone One _______________________________________________________
Phone Two _______________________________________________________
Fax _____________________________________________________________
Email ___________________________________________________________
Country of Birth _________________________________________________
Country/Countries of Citizenship ___________________________________________________
Country of current residence_____________________________________________
Country of permanent residence__________________________________________

Producer:
____ Mr ____ Mrs ____ Ms
Name __________________________________________________________
Address _________________________________________________________
City _____________________________________________________________
Postal Code ______________________________________________________
Country __________________________________________________________
Phone One _______________________________________________________
Phone Two _______________________________________________________
Fax _____________________________________________________________
Email ___________________________________________________________
Country of Birth _____________________________
Country/Countries of Citizenship ___________________________________________________

OTHER KEY PRODUCTION PERSONNEL
Please list name and nationality. Attach additional pages, if necessary.
Producers __________________________
Director of Photography __________________________
Editor __________________________
Production Designer __________________________
Music __________________________
Cast __________________________
Other __________________________

FILM TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Please check appropriate information.
Shooting Format
____ 35mm
____ 16mm
____ HD
____ Digital (describe) __________________________
____ Other (describe) __________________________

Is your film shot in Color and/or B&W and does it include any animation and/or non-traditional live-action features?  If yes, please explain ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

FINANCING
Attach additional pages, if necessary. Please note that at least 50%-60% of total budget’s funding must be in place to carry film through substantial amount of production.
Financing Secured/Received
Funding Source __________________________
Country __________________________
Amount in USD $ __________________________
Date awarded/received __________________________
Financing agreements included with application?__________
Funding Source __________________________
Country __________________________
Amount in USD $ __________________________
Date awarded/received __________________________
Financing agreements included with application?__________
Funding Source __________________________
Country __________________________
Amount in USD $ __________________________
Date awarded/received __________________________
Financing agreements included with application?__________

Financing Pending/Not Yet Confirmed
Funding Source __________________________
Country __________________________
Amount in USD $ __________________________
Date expected __________________________
Funding Source __________________________
Country __________________________
Amount in USD $ __________________________
Date expected __________________________
Funding Source __________________________
Country __________________________
Amount in USD $ __________________________
Date expected __________________________

Note:

  • The Global Film Initiative does not fund documentary or short films.
  • Applications must be submitted by mail or courier — electronic or faxed applications will not be accepted.
  • Submission materials will not be returned to applicant.
  • All grant amounts are at the sole discretion of the Global Film Initiative.
  • Applications can be rejected at the sole discretion of the Global Film Initiative.

Questions about our Granting Program? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page or e-mail granting@globalfilm.org (no phone calls please).

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