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*Please note: Granting suspended until further notice.

GRANTING GUIDELINES

GUIDELINES FOR FEATURE FILM PRODUCTION GRANT
GRANTING CYCLE

Definition of Grants
Pre-Sale Option
Application Instructions
Eligibility Requirements
Materials to be Submitted With Application
Timeline of the Global Film Initiative Granting Cycles


Definition of Grants:

  • The Global Film Initiative awards up to ten (10) Production and/or Honorable Mention grants per funding cycle (Winter and Summer).
  • Grants are awarded to film projects in pre-production, production and post-production
  • Each Production Grant is in the amount of USD $10,000 with a pre-sale option.
  • Each Honorable Mention award is in the amount of USD $1,000.
  • Grants are not awarded to documentary and short film projects.

 

Pre-Sale Option:

  • Each applicant may request to be considered for a pre-sale option for U.S. and Canadian distribution.
  • Applicants who elect the pre-sale option may be offered a distribution contract for all U.S. and Canadian distribution rights if awarded a grant; the finished film will be included in the Initiative's Global Lens film series for distribution.

Application Instructions

  1. Determine project eligibility
  2. If project is eligible, complete and send two (2) copies of application form with two (2) copies of all supporting materials to The Global Film Initiative before application deadline (projects submitted without required application and supporting materials will not be accepted)
  3. 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.

For a timeline of the Global Film Initiative granting cycles, please click here.


Eligibility Requirements
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

 

Materials to be Submitted With Application:
Two (2) copies of each of the following English-translated materials must be included (incomplete applications will not be processed):

  1. Completed application form
  2. Finished English-translated screenplay/script
  3. Rushes/dailies, selected scenes or rough cut/final cut (if available)
  4. Complete production budget
  5. Finance plan
  6. Copies of agreements with production financiers
  7. Complete production schedule
  8. Synopsis and logline
  9. Director’s statement
  10. Biographies of key production personnel
  11. Previous film(s) of filmmaker(s) (if available)

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.

Timeline of the Global Film Initiative Granting Cycles

*Please Note: The next Call for Applications is coming in October 2013. Watch for it then.

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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