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George R.R. Martin (GRRM) Grant

Grant to a New Mexico Individual to Write a Sci-Fi
or Fantasy Screenplay for Film or Television

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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New Mexico Film Foundation

Deadline Date:

08/31/17 11:59 MST


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Grant to a New Mexico screenwriter to enable him or her to write a screenplay in the science fiction or fantasy genre. The submitted script must be a complete story treatment, an original screenplay, the sole property of the applicant, and written in English. Submission must be for a feature length film or a pilot episode of an original television series.


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#:

GrantWatch ID#: 172919

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- 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

Pre-Application Information:

Submissions open July 1st, 2017.
The deadline for submission is 11:59 PM (MST) August 31, 2017.
The winner will be announced November 15, 2017.

The treatment and script sample must have a properly formatted filename ([treatment] by [Author First Name Last Name] and ([script] by author First Name Lastname]).

For example: treatment by Jane Doe and script by Jane Doe

Do not put your name on the treatment or sample script. You and your submission will be assigned a unique ID number so that the submissions to judges will be anonymous.

Only one submission per person.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit your application online at the RFP URL below after July 1, 2017.

Contact online:

The New Mexico Film Foundation
P.O.Box 32271
Santa Fe, NM 87594

418 Montezuma Suite 17
Santa Fe, NM 87501

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: New Mexico