For indie filmmakers needing funding and support to get their film completed or started, the  Roy W. Dean Film Grant []t for Summer 2024 is now accepting applications. Now in its 32nd year, the Roy W. Dean Grant is awarded by top-rated 501(c)3 non-profit From the Heart Productions [] to films that are unique films and that make a contribution to society.  Deadline for grant submissions is June 30th, 2024.

The grant is open to documentaries, narrative features, short films and web series budgeted at $500,000 or less.  Films can be at any stage of production.  Students are welcome to apply.

The grant winner will receive $3,500 and thousands more in donated film products and services including $1,295.00 Scholarship to Writers Boot Camp [], $500 in grip, lighting or expendables from Filmtools [],  a 30% Discount by Jerry Deaton for Music Post Production Services at AudioKut [] , $750 in Grant Writing Services from Karen Everett of New Doc Editing [], and more from many heartfelt donors [].

Filmmakers can apply at [].  

Britt Penrod Award

In addition to the grant, $500 will be awarded to grant applicant with a film that is unique but also makes an exceptional contribution to society. The grant is made possible by a generous donation by its namesake, Britt Penrod, who has been a great supporter of independent films.  Winner of this award does not need to be the Roy W. Dean Grant recipient. 

Every Filmmaker That Applies Can Get Help on Their Project

Since its inception, the Roy W. Dean Film Grant has offered something for applicants that is itself unique for a grant.  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 []

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

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