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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Organizations, Filmmakers, and
Production Companies for Holocaust-Related Films

Claims Conference Film Grants

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Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany

Deadline Date:

10/01/21 11:59 PM EST


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Grants of up to $20,000 and grants of up to $60,000 to USA, Canada, and International organizations, filmmakers, and production companies for the creation of Holocaust-related films. Films should have an educational value and broad distribution potential. Funding may be requested for only one of the following three project phases: a) Development, b) Production or c) Post-Production.


  • Films must be about the Holocaust.
  • Films must have both wide distribution potential and educational value. Applications should include a strong distribution plan for non-educational platforms as well as a plan for educational distribution.
  • All films, regardless of genre, will be evaluated based on historical accuracy as well as creativity, vision and planning. It is highly recommended that applicants work with historical consultants throughout the development and production of their films and allocate funds in their budget for such consultations.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174360

Estimated Size of Grant:

For development grants, the Claims Conference will generally consider funding up to $20,000. For production and post-production, the Claims Conference will generally consider funding up to $60,000. However, in no case will the Claims Conference consider funding more than 50% of any project phase and up to 40% of the total film budget.

Term of Contract:

Your funding request must be for expenses which will be incurred no earlier than January of the following year if you are applying in April and no earlier than July of the following year if you are applying in October (this includes matching funds).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Individual filmmakers, production companies and other non-Holocaust dedicated organizations shall be considered for only one project request per round. Fiscal sponsors may submit multiple film projects for consideration as long as each film is produced by a different entity and production team.

Applying with a fiscal sponsor is optional. The Conference does not require a fiscal sponsor or non-profit status for application or receipt of funds.

Your film will not be considered for funding unless a director is attached.

Funding will not be considered for completed films and films that have already been publicly screened with the exception of work-in-progress screenings.

Funding will not be considered for completed films and films that have already been publicly screened, with the exception of work-in-progress screenings. Additionally, the grant cannot be used for fundraising activities.

Pre-Application Information:


- April 1, 2021 at 11:59pm EST (for the grant period beginning in December 2021)
- October 1, 2021 at 11:59pm EST (for the grant period beginning in July 2022)

The online submission form will become available 6-8 weeks prior to the application deadlines.

If you have not previously applied for a grant or if you are applying with a new entity, you must register for Fluxx. It is recommended that you complete your Fluxx registration at least 10 days prior to the application deadline. It can take up to three days to confirm your registration.

The Claims Conference requires a match for all film grants. Proof of matching funds will be requested if you are awarded a grant.

Should a grant be awarded, funding is typically released in the form of reimbursement of expenses incurred. You must submit any paid receipts and/or paid invoices associated with the grant request in order to receive the funds. For production and post-productions grants, the Claims Conference may withhold 10% of the grant amount until receipt of the completed film.

Please note: If the film is not completed, copies of Holocaust related research material for the film must be shared with a public institution designated by the Claims Conference.

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Claims Conference
P.O. Box 20064
Tel Aviv, Israel 6120001

P: +972-3-519-4400
F: +972-3-624-1056

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