The Film Grant Where You Win Even If You Lose


The Roy W. Dean Summer Grant is now accepting applications.  Deadline is June 30th.  The winner receives $30,000 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 22nd year, the cash portion of the grant has increased to $2,500 this year.  New donor this year is G-technology.  Winner will receive a 4TB G-Drive.  Other donations include a $1,295 scholarship to Writer’s Boot Camp, $500 in tape stock from Edgewise Media, $1,000 in marketing materials and consultation from Smart Girl Productions.  

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.  

Application and guidelines at