SCREENCRAFTIn partnership with BondIt, a film & media fund based in Beverly Hills, ScreenCraft is offering between four and ten production grants per year to talented filmmakers for short film and online series that display originality, vision & exceptional potential.

Grant amounts will vary from $10,000 to $20,000 depending on the scale and merit of the project. There will also be on offer matching funds for crowd-funding campaigns – see the Application Guidelines for specific details. This program includes creative development from the ScreenCraft team and production guidance and resources from BondIt and Buffalo 8 Productions.

Every 3 months, at least one filmmaker will win Screencraft’s production grant of up to $20,000 in production funds.

Applications from around the world (in English) will be accepted. Whether you have a simple screenplay or a short film that’s already in production, your short screenplay or in-production short film project will be considered.

If your aspirations are solely to become a produced screenwriter, you can rely on ScreenCraft and BondIt to package the winning short film screenplay with a talented director and in-house production resources with up to $20,000 in financing.

APPLICATION GUIDELINES:

  • Application periods are annual as follows: January 1 – March 31, April 1 – June 30, July 1 – September 30, October 1 – December 30.
  • Grants range in size from $10,000 to $20,000 per project. Grant amount will be determined by jury consisting of executives from ScreenCraft and BondIt.
  • Applications are accepted via electronic submission only.
  • Application admin fee for each project is $35 before the regular deadline and then $55 until the late / final deadline. Student price (with an active school email address) is $25 before the regular deadline and then $45 until the late / final deadline.
  • Application must include a screenplay and a project vision statement from the writer or director. You are welcome to include any and all relevant links to prior work in the cover letter.
  • There is no limit to the number of projects you may submit.
  • All submitted material must be original, and all rights must be wholly owned by the writer(s)

Read full rules and guidelines here: https://screencraft.org/fund/#rules

ELIGIBILITY:

  • All persons from anywhere in the world are eligible; however the material submitted must be in English.
  • Screenplays must be 2 pages minimum and they must be less than 40 pages for short films and less than 60 pages for online series. If you’re submitting an online series, you must submit the pilot episode and optionally you may submit subsequent episodes with the pilot.
  • All material must be submitted electronically as a PDF or it will not be eligible.

Read full eligibility here: https://screencraft.org/fund/#rules

COPYRIGHT AND OWNERSHIP

  • ScreenCraft and BondIt will request a total 30% ownership stake in the intellectual property (IP) of each funded project, per terms to be agreed upon at time of the award of the production funds.
  • Writer credit and director and producer credit will remain with the original filmmaking team.
  • All ownership and rights to the material submitted to this grant program remains with the original rights holders until and unless other agreements are made.
  • Should your project be awarded funding, you are not obligated to accept it until and unless other agreements are made.

DEADLINES

  •  Next Regular Deadline: February 29
  • Next Late Deadline: March 31
  • Next Regular Deadline: February 29
  • Next Late Deadline: March 31

 

Find out more: https://screencraft.org/fund/