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Grants to USA Young Filmmakers
for the Production of Short Films

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Davey Foundation

Deadline Date:

05/15/18 - Deadline for Late Submissions; 05/31/18 - Extended Submission (for WAB members only)


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Grants of $5,000 and an in-kind grant valued at $10,000 to USA filmmakers and a grant of $2,500 to a Utah filmmaker for short films produced and completed before May 2019. Eligible directors and writers must be age 35 or under in order to apply for funding.

The goal of the Foundation is to foster talent and encourage artists to grow and connect with other filmmakers. The Davey Foundation supports and is passionate about helping others with their artistic endeavors, to push the art of filmmaking forward.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 152381

Number of Grants:

Two National Film Cash Grants; One National Film Gear Grant; One Local Grant.

Estimated Size of Grant:

National Film Cash Grant - $5,000
National Film Gear Grant - valued at $10,000
Local Grant - $2,500

Term of Contract:

Project must be completed for the May, 2019 Davey Foundation Showcase.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

For the National Grants: Eligible applicants must be 35 years old or less and living or studying in the US for a year or longer.

For Local Grants: The applicant must be 35-or-under and either domiciled in Utah or otherwise have a substantial connection to Utah.

Pre-Application Information:

- Early Submission runs through March 16
- Regular Submission runs through April 15
- Late Submission runs through May 15
- Extended Submission (for Withoutabox members only) runs through May 31

To apply to the National Narrative Short Film Grant or the Local Grant, the applicant must submit a script no longer than 16 pages in length.

Filmmakers are required to attend the screening of their film at the Davey Foundation Showcase in May 2019. There will be a travel and lodging stipend.

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