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Roy W. Dean Short Film Grant

From the Heart Productions is pleased to announce the inaugural Roy W. Dean Short Film Grant is now accepting applications.   The newest entry in their line up of Roy W. Dean Grants for independent filmmakers is specifically for fiction shorts, live action or animated, that are 15 minutes in length or less.  As with their other grants, the films need to be unique and make a contribution to society.

Winner of the Roy W. Dean Short Film Grant will receive $3,000 in cash.  From the Heart Productions is also expecting and seeking donors in the film industry to provide up to $15,000 in services and products for the recipient.  They hope to have this in place by March 1st.

Deadline for submission to the Roy W. Dean Short Film Grant is April 29th, 2021

Filmmakers can apply at http://fromtheheartproductions.com/grant-application-form/.  

Every Filmmaker Gets Help for Their Project by Just Applying

What sets apart the Roy W. Dean Film Grants from other grants is that every applicant has the opportunity to receive a 15-minute consultation on their film.  Filmmakers can get advice on how to find funding, build up a database of donors or investors, market their film, and more. 

For more information on the grant, please email info@fromtheheartproductions.com or call 805-984-0098


Fast Lane Longline Competition

Do you have an amazing film idea in the form of a logline? Submissions for the The Fast Lane Longline Competition is now open! This year they will host an array of network executives, producers and aggregators looking for compelling loglines to bring to life.

Early deadline is March 30, 2021. Submit now for a chance to get your logline turned into developed script, a chance to meet with industry experts and more sponsored prizes.

  • March 30, 2021 Earlybird Deadline
  • June 30, 2021 Regular Deadline
  • August 30, 2021 Late Deadline

Native American Virtual TV Writers Lab

The 6th Annual NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB call for applications is now open. The lab is sponsored by A+E Networks, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Kung Fu Monkey Productions.

The NATIVE AMERICAN TV WRITERS LAB is a five week intensive scriptwriters program that prepares Native Americans for writing careers at major television networks. The lab takes place mid – April through late May of 2021 and offers 7 Native American writers an opportunity to participate. Each participant will complete an original pilot during the five week program and receive feedback from peers and an experienced writing instructor.

Early Deadline is February 1st, 2021 11:59pm PST  $45
Regular Deadline is February 15th, 2021 11:59 pm PST  $55
Final Deadline March 1st, 2021 11:59 pm PST  $65


Roy W. Dean Film Grant

The Roy W. Dean Film Grant for Spring 2021 is now open for submissions. The grant is open to documentaries, narrative features, short films and web series.  Films must be unique, make a contribution to society, and be budgeted at $500,000 or less.  Students are welcome to apply.

Winner of the Roy W. Dean Film Grant for Spring will receive $3,500 in cash and thousands more in donated film products and services including 40% deduction on color, editing, and sound & all production services from ProMedia NYC, 30% discount in equipment rental from AbelCine Tech, Inc. NYC, $1,600 value / sound mix session from Silver Sound, and more from many heartfelt donors.

Filmmakers can apply at http://fromtheheartproductions.com/grant-application-form/.   Deadline for submission to the Roy W. Dean Film Grant for Spring is March 30th, 2021.

Every Filmmaker Gets Help for Their Project by Just Applying

Every filmmaker that applies for the grant  has the opportunity to receive a 15-minute consultation on their submission.  Filmmakers can get advice on how to find funding, build up a database of donors or investors, market their film, and more. 

More information on the grant can be found at https://fromtheheartproductions.com/roy-w-dean-film-grants-and-awards/

For any questions, please email info@fromtheheartproductions.com or call 805-984-0098


Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival submissions are open now through July 16th, 2021. For more information, visit santafeindependent.com, or contact SFiFF via contact@santafeindependent.com or call (505) 349-1414.


Holly Weird Film Festival

The call for entries for the 2021 Holly Weird Film Festival is now open!

The Holly Weird Film Festival (HWFF), founded by Festival Director Jack Truman, celebrates independent films of all genres that feature a distinct vision, a unique voice, or an avant-garde challenge to what is expected or accepted. HWFF provides a venue for narrative, documentary, experimental and avant-garde film and video. Holly Weird is dedicated to celebrating all types of creativity from the worldwide independent film community.
Deadline is February 15, 2021
Late Deadline is May 15, 2021
A special one-time discount code to submit your project: hollyweird2021


Haydenfilms 1.0 Screenwriting Competition for New Mexico Filmmakers

Haydenfilms Institute (HFI) Announces a Call for Submissions for the $10,000 Haydenfilms 1.0 Screenwriting Competition, featuring pilots and screenplays open to all genres! Plus: HFI will include a short film script competition also open to all genres and subject matter where the top four finalists will receive $1,000 each.

Apply via filmfreeway and use code ERICHFI2020 for %15 off the submission cost.