|The LEF Foundation
Application Deadline: 6/8
LEF is a private family foundation that seeks to identify and promote creative ventures and to sponsor work that challenges its audience with new ways of perceiving the world. LEF New England launched the Moving Image Fund (MIF) in 2002 to support independent film and video artists creating new work. In its transition from a broader to a more defined funding strategy, LEF is currently focusing MIF support on documentary filmmaking. Eligible applicants may submit a proposal for a grant of up to $5,000 for pre-production activities. Pre-production funds may be used for research, travel, location scouting, script or storyboard development, experimentation with shooting picture and sound, distribution planning, fundraising, creating a trailer and schedule and budget development. Applicants may not be enrolled in a degree-granting program.
|Dance Films Association
New York, NY
Application Deadline: 7/1
Dance Films Association is dedicated to connecting artists and organizations, fostering new works for new audiences, and sharing essential resources. DFA seeks to be a catalyst for innovation in and preservation of dance on camera. The Association is now accepting applications for a Post-Production Grant up to $2,500. To be considered, applicants must submit a cut of the proposed project that is five minutes or under in length that expresses the project’s intent, scope, and aesthetic to the best of their ability at this stage. Only films that have completed shooting and are in post-production will be considered.
Call for Entry
Application Deadline: 7/6
Founded in 1984, the biennial Videonale is one of the oldest and most renowned festivals of national and international video art for both emerging and established artists. The 14th Videonale will include between 40 and 50 works to be presented during a seven-week exhibition in the Kunstmuseum Bonn. In addition to the three-day opening program, a large number of lectures, discussions with artists, screenings, performances, workshops and special presentations about artistic positions will take place during the seven weeks of the exhibition. Videonale invites all artists working with single- or multi-channel video to apply; there are no restrictions on subject matter, but the works submitted must be not more than 2 years old.
|Independent Television Service
San Francisco, CA
Application Deadline: Ongoing
The Independent Television Service (ITVS) funds, presents, and promotes award-winning documentaries and dramas on public television and cable as well as innovative new media projects on the Web. For this extremely competitive fund, a program must feature content that matches the ITVS mission and excels in the art of storytelling. Commissioned Funding is not a grant; applicants receive funding in the form of a development agreement or production agreement that assigns ITVS certain important rights over the project during the term of the contract. The review process for commissioned funding is by ITVS staff only, but they still looking for projects that fit their mission and regular evaluation criteria. Applicants must be legal residents of the United States who meet the ITVS definition of an “independent producer,” and must demonstrate previous film or television production experience in a principal role by submitting a previously completed work sample.