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Emerging Mississippi Filmmakers Grant

Grants to Mississippi Film and Video Artists to
Produce Independent Films and Television Productions

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Mississippi Film and Video Alliance (MFVA)

Deadline Date:

08/01/17 Postmarked or electronic submission


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Grants of up to $2,500 to Mississippi emerging film and video artists to produce independent film and television productions. Artists must be currently working. Funding is intended to help develop the next generation of the state's rich legacy of storytelling and foster the art of film production.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181869

Estimated Size of Grant:

The MFVA board of directors will offer a maximum of $2,500 for each project. Projects requiring less than $2,500 will also be considered.

Term of Contract:

The first portion of the grant will be awarded no later than August 15, 2017. All funded projects must be completed by August 1, 2018 or an extension must be requested by July 1, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Filmmaker must be at least 18 years of age and a permanent legal resident of the state of Mississippi, having lived in the state at least one full year.

All funding and/or in-kind services secured to complete the film must be from sources such as foundations, individual donors, businesses, and corporations who expect nothing in return. Funding and/or in-kind services provided by “investors” is not eligible for consideration.

Project may not be considered lobbying or influencing politics in any way.

Funds may not be used to reimburse expenses already incurred prior to the issuing of the grant. In other words, films completed prior to the issuance of grant funds are ineligible.

Filmmakers must be willing to serve as mentors to future grant recipients.

MFVA requires the filmmaker to fill 50% of their cast and crew positions with Mississippi residents and to produce their project in Mississippi.

Pre-Application Information:

Application process begins June 1, 2017 and deadline is August 1, 2017. Grants will be issued on August 15, 2017.

Applications received via e-mail will be accepted and are encouraged.

The filmmakers receiving funding are required to match, dollar-for-dollar, the amount of the grant funds in either cash or in- kind contributions.

Filmmakers must submit an application fee of $35 or $30 if a student (with valid ID included).

Filmmakers may submit only one application per grant cycle. Awarded applicants may not apply for funding during the next grant year cycle.

The filmmakers receiving funding will receive half of the awarded amount upon announcement and the remaining half once finished projects are submitted to MFVA on DVD or digital file.

Contact Information:

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

Mississippi Film and Video Alliance
22 PR 3151, Apt #10
Oxford, MS 38655

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Mississippi