Foundation / Corporation
New Mexico Film Foundation
09/30/18 5:00 PM Mountain Time
Grant to a New Mexico individual or team to support the development of original screenplays in the science fiction or fantasy genres. Consideration will be given to a script for a feature-length film or a pilot episode of an original TV series. All submissions must be in the science fiction or fantasy genre.
Science fiction film is a film genre that uses science fiction: speculative, fictional science-based depictions of phenomena that are not fully accepted by mainstream science, such as extraterrestrial life forms, alien worlds, extrasensory perception and time travel, along with futuristic elements such as spacecraft, robots, cyborgs, interstellar space travel or other technologies. Science fiction films have often been used to focus on political or social issues, and to explore philosophical issues like the human condition. In many cases, tropes derived from written science fiction may be used by filmmakers ignorant of or at best indifferent to the standards of scientific plausibility and plot logic to which written science fiction is traditionally held.
Fantasy films are films with fantastic themes, usually involving magic, supernatural events, make-believe creatures, or exotic fantasy worlds. The genre is considered to be distinct from science fiction film and horror film, although the genres do overlap. Fantasy films often have an element of magic, myth, wonder, escapism, and the extraordinary.
GrantWatch ID#: 172919
-You must be at least 18 years of age to enter.
-You must be a New Mexico resident to enter.
-Members of the WGA are not eligible.
-Submitted scripts must be original screenplays, and the sole property of the applicant(s).
All entries must be in English.
Submissions for the 2018 Grant will open on July 1, 2018
The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2018 at 5:00 PM Mountain time.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
The New Mexico Film Foundation
Santa Fe, NM 87594
418 Montezuma Suite 17
Santa Fe, NM 87501
USA: New Mexico