TweetShareSharePin0 SharesYou may want to start out by producing your own film if you are up to the task. It is a great burden to take on a project, especially when you are new to the business. If you can […]
You may want to start out by producing your own film if you are up to the task. It is a great burden to take on a project, especially when you are new to the business. If you can accomplish this, you will have a film you can show to display your commitment to a film making career.
Once you decide to produce your own film, you will need the resources to make your movie. A film grant is one way to get the funding for your film, but it can be difficult to get this type of grant. You will need to know how the process works when applying for a grant. There are different types of film grants, money, equipment, room, and board, film, music, producing, screenwriting, directing, or a combination of any or all of the above.
Each grant giver has certain guidelines you must meet to qualify for their grant. Quite a few of them want you to produce a documentary of some type. Many of these grant projects have been given awards and are shown on television because they are so inspiring.
The purpose of these grants is designed to help filmmakers who are unable to get other funding. Others do not have the money to get into a good film school, but they have the talent. These grants create great filmmakers as well as wonderful films. Some grants allow filmmakers to get regular funding in the future after they have shown what an excellent filmmaker they are.
When a grant funder is considering a project to give to, they look for the passion the filmmaker has for the project. This is the most important point of consideration when reading a grant application. The filmmaker will carry this passion and dedication throughout the film making process, no matter how long it takes to finish the film.
The Guerilla Filmmaking Grant was designed to encourage creative, resourceful filmmaking for artists working outside of the “Hollywood industry”. Twice a year they award $1000 to produce, shoot, and edit a feature-length film. The filmmaker has control over the look, feel, and content of the film. A DVD release of the movie is included. The filmmaker keeps all rights to distribution. They also include Marketing Advice to help the filmmaker distribute and sell the movie. All film rights are retained by the filmmaker. Anyone in the world that is thinking of producing an English language feature film may apply for this grant.
There are many places an independent filmmaker can apply for. Just type filmmaking grants into your favorite search engine and you will see what I mean