Roy W. Dean Summer Grant: The Film Grant Where You Win Even If You Lose


The Roy W. Dean Summer grant is now accepting applications.  Deadline to submit is June 30th.  The winner receives $25,000 in film goods, services, and funds to get their film started or completed.  The grant seeks short films, documentaries, features, or series that are unique and make a contribution to society.

Now, in its 23rd year, the cash portion of the grant has increased to $3,500. Winner will receive about $25,000.00 in goods and services from Edgewise, Silver Sound, Edgewise, Nice shoes, Carmen Borgia and many more wonderful organizations who give back to filmmakers through our grant.  

But, if you don’t win, you still end up ahead.  Each applicant gets a consultation from Carole Dean, president of From The Heart Productions, author of the bestselling- book, “The Art of Film Funding”.  With over 20 years’ experience judging films, mentoring filmmakers, and helping films get funded, she will give the applicants advice on improving their story, their pitch, and their project. 

 Visit for application and guidelines.