The Global Film Initiative is now inviting entries for the Summer 2012 cycle of its feature-film production grants program. Applications will be accepted from May 15, 2012 through July 16, 2012, and decisions will be announced in October 2012.
The Global Film Initiative’s Granting Program awards fifteen to twenty grants per year, of up to $10,000 each, to filmmakers whose work ‘exhibits artistic excellence, authentic self-representation and accomplished storytelling’.
Ashim Ahluwalia’s Miss Lovely which is the official selection at Un Certain Regard in Cannes Film Festival this year was awarded the GFI Grant in 2010.
Funds received from grants are used to support completion of film production and to subsidize post-production costs such as laboratory and sound mixing fees, and access to advanced editing systems.
These funds will be made available following the initiative’s evaluation of an applicant’s completed screenplay and early film-footage.
The Global Film Initiative accepts grant applications from countries in the following regions: Africa, Asia (excluding Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan), the Caribbean (excluding Cuba), Central and Eastern Europe (excluding European Union), Latin America, the Middle East (excluding Iran) and Oceania (excluding Australia and New Zealand).
Global Film Initiative production grants are awarded twice a year, in winter and summer. The Global Film Initiative is a U.S.-based not-for-profit organization, founded in 2002.
For Applications & Guidelines, click here.