Foundation / Corporation
Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany
Grants of up to $60,000 to USA, Canada, and International organizations for the development, production, and post-production of Holocaust-related films. Films should have an educational value and a broad distribution potential. Proposed films will be judged on historical accuracy, creativity, feasibility, and vision.
Applicants can request funding for only one of the following three project phases: a) Research and Development, b) Production or c) Post-Production.
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.
Applications should include a strong distribution plan for non-educational platforms as well as a plan for educational distribution and the creation of educational materials to accompany the film.
GrantWatch ID#: 174360
Research and Development: Generally up to $20,000.
Production and Post-Production: Generally up to $60,000.
Please note that the Claims Conference consider funding more than 50% of any project phase and requires a match for all film grants.
Additionally, your funding request must be for expenses which will be incurred no earlier than six months after the application deadline.
For example, if you submit a grant application for post-production on March 13, your funding request must be only for post-production expenses that will be incurred on and after October 1 of the same year. If you submit a grant application for production on September 29, your funding request must be only for production expenses that will be incurred on and after April 1 of the following year.
Organizations, production companies, and individual filmmakers may apply. 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. A fiscal sponsor or 501(c)(3) status is not required for application or receipt of funds.
Previous grantees are eligible to apply for funding for the same project as long as the new application is in a different category or project stage than the prior request. If you have already received production funds, it is rare that funding will be allocated for post-production as well.
It is strongly preferred that production and post-production funding applications for films over 40 minutes are submitted by production companies or similar entities. If you are an individual filmmaker seeking production or post-production funding for a film over 40 minutes without such an entity, please contact us before submitting an application.
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.
Submissions made for the April 1st deadline will receive a decision in the fall/winter, and submissions made for the October 1st deadline will receive a decision in the spring/summer.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact the Claims Conference by email before submitting an application.
The Claims Conference will not fund more than 50% of any project phase. Proof of matching funds will be requested if you are awarded a grant, although submission of such documentation is optional at the time of the application.
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.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Register and apply online:
P.O. Box 20064
Tel Aviv, Israel 6120001
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