Grants for South Florida Filmmakers Extended to June 30

  • Miami Film Month
  • June 1 - June 30
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The Miami Film Development Project (MFDP), focused on supporting homegrown South Florida filmmakers, extends its film grant deadline to June 30, 2016. Grants are available for several initiatives and amounts to over $10K.

These various MFDP grant initiatives are aimed towards supporting the diverse filmmaking community of South Florida. These include the South Florida Film Fund, the Afro-Diasporic Film Fund, the Women's Film Fund, as well as the Filmmaker Fellowship Program and the AIR (Artist-In-Residence) Program.

For more information on these individual initiatives as well as the program's grant details and winners, please read below and visit http://www.filmprojectmiami.com/2016-grant-winners.

Granting Initiatives

South Florida Film Fund

A granting program created to support filmmakers based out of South Florida. The South Florida Film Fund provides a single $2,500 grant as well as In-Kind Sponsorship equal to $25K worth of film production equipment, this program is designed to assist S. Florida filmmakers of every stripe with their short film productions.

Women's Film Fund

A granting program created to support female filmmakers based out of South Florida. The Women's Film Fund supports female screenwriters, producers, directors and cinematographers in an effort to create opportunities for female-driven storytelling in film and media arts. This fund provides for a single $2,500 grant, In-Kind Sponsorship equal to $25K of film/video production equipment, and Fiscal Sponsorship allowing projects to further seek tax-deductible donations, public and private grants and foundation dollars available exclusively to nonprofit organizations.

Afro-Diasporic Film Fund

A granting program created to address the underrepresentation of stories and artists from the African diaspora in the film industry. The Afro-Diasporic Film Fund supports filmmakers and media artists based in S. Florida who are part of the global African Diaspora. This fund provides a single $2,500 grant, In-Kind Sponsorship equal to $25K of film/video production equipment, and Fiscal Sponsorship allowing projects to further seek tax-deductible donations, public and private grants and foundation dollars available exclusively to nonprofit organizations.

AIR (Artist-In-Residence) Program

The heart of MFDP is the Artist-In-Residence (AIR) Program. Seeking to engage and inspire renowned artists in various capacities, AIR invites artists from all over the world to South Florida to lead artistic exchanges as well as work on their own creative ambitions. This program provides a single $2,500 grant as well as In-Kind Sponsorship equal to $25K of film/video production equipment.

Filmmaker Fellowship Program

The Filmmaker Fellowship Program is an inclusive, highly intensive fellowship opportunity awarded to talented artists identified for the high potential of their ongoing works. The crown jewel of MFDP, this Fellowship opportunity seeks to fully engage and support South Florida filmmakers in creating thoughtful, provoking works throughout the production process; from development to festival submission and exhibition. This program provides a single $3,000 grant, In-Kind Sponsorship equal to $25K of film/video production equipment, and Fiscal Sponsorship allowing the project to further seek tax-deductible donations, public and private grants and foundation dollars available exclusively to nonprofit organizations.

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