The Global Film Initiative awards up to ten (10) grants per funding cycle (cycle deadlines in January and July). Each production will receive a USD $10,000 grant with a pre–sale option. Each Honorable Mention have a USD $1,000 award. Grants are awarded to assist filmmakers with the production and post-production of their film. Projects by first-time filmmakers are eligible; documentary and short films are not eligible.
Pre-Sale Option: Each applicant may request to be considered for a pre-sale option for U.S. and Canadian distribution. Grant-recipients who choose the pre-sale option will be offered a distribution contract for all U.S. and Canadian distribution rights. The film will be included in the Initiative’s Global Lens film series upon completion, for complete U.S. and Canadian distribution.
Who may apply?
Important dates of the Summer Cycle:
Find more information about the granting guidelines here.
Download the application form here.