ScreenCraft Film Fund

Fall 2018 season now open

About

In partnership with BondIt Media Capital, a film & media fund based in Beverly Hills, ScreenCraft is offering two production grants per year to talented filmmakers for narrative features, short films and TV pilot series scripts and documentaries that display originality, vision & exceptional potential.

Grant amounts will vary from $10,000 to $30,000 depending on the scale and merit of each project. This program includes creative development from the ScreenCraft team and production guidance and resources from BondIt Media Capital and Buffalo 8 Productions.

Winners will also be able to get advice and guidance from some incredible mentors. The Fall 2018 mentors will be announced very soon! 


Last cycle's mentors included:

Alice Kharoubi, Cannes Film Festival

Alice is the Head of Cannes Film Festival’s Court Métrage, an entity dedicated to Short Films developed by the Cannes Film Festival. She is also the short film programmer for the Abu Dhabi Film Festival since its creation, as well as the international shorts programmer for Festival Tous Ecrans in Geneva, Switzerland. She is continually a part of selection committees and has participated as a jury member at festivals all over the world.


Robert Ogden Barnum

Robert Barnum is one of the industry’s most sought-after independent producers. Rob is the award-winning producer of such celebrated independent films as LAWLESS (starring Shia Labeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain), MARGIN CALL (starring Kevin Spacey, Zachary Quinto), ALL IS LOST (starring Robert Redford) and THE BRITS ARE COMING (starring Sofia Vergara, Tim Roth, Uma Thurman).


Daniel Kasman MUBI Director of Content

Based in New York, Daniel Kasman is Director of Content of curated online cinema MUBI. Since 2007 Daniel has been working to increase audience awareness of, interest in, and access to great cinema by collaborating with filmmakers, distributors, international film festivals and institutions. As the founder and editor in chief of MUBI’s online cinema publication the Notebook, he has covered the Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Berlin, Rotterdam, Locarno and Toronto film festivals, among others. His criticism has been published in Cinema Scope, Cineaste, Senses of Cinema, Revolver, La Furia Umana, and Lumière.


To apply, there are two documents required:

A Script —  this doesn’t have to be a completed screenplay if you’re applying for a documentary or if your film is already in production. It can be a treatment, a PDF with links to footage, or any other pitch document that shows the project’s potential. 

A Cover Letter —  A letter that expresses your vision for your project. Help the judges get a sense of your creative vision and professional experience. Let us know if you’ve begun production and what you’d be able to use the funding for. We recommend 1-2 pages in length.

Optionally, you can include a PDF document that includes any other information. This can be anything from a full series bible to a line-item budget, to links to footage or a sizzle reel. We recommend only including information that gives a better sense of the specific project, but please include anything that will help our judges understand the creators and the project. 


Benefits

An unrestricted film grant from one to three projects for up to $30,000.