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Final Deadline is 3 weeks and 5 days from now
Oct 31st
Early
Nov 30th
Regular
Dec 31st
Final
ScreenCraft
ScreenCraft Film Fund
Spring 2023
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Active Since 2016
Receive up to $30k in finishing funds! Open to a wide range of projects including, treatments, screenplays, shorts, finished films, and more. Past winner's films have screened at Cannes, Sundance, & SXSW.
Accepting Features, TV Pilots, Shorts, Web Series, Treatments, Feature Documentaries, Short Documentaries, Series Bibles, Pitches, In Production Films, Articles, and Podcasts
Enter Now
Final Deadline is 3 weeks and 5 days from now

About

This unique grant program is designed to help fund your vision. We consider a range of projects, from treatments to standalone screenplays, to fully-packaged projects seeking finishing funds and will choose 1 - 4 projects to fund.


ScreenCraft will offer production grants to talented creators for narrative features, short films, TV pilot series scripts, and documentaries that display originality, vision & exceptional potential. Grant amounts will vary up to $30,000 depending on the scale and merit of each project.

Prices & Deadlines

Dec 31st
Final
Film Fund Standard Application
$59.50

Benefits

JURY
Finalists will be reviewed by our incredible industry jury.

BECKY CHALSEN
Creative Executive, Sunday Night Productions

Becky Chalsen is the creative executive in the film/TV development department at Sunday Night Productions, founded by John Krasinski of A QUIET PLACE. She is a novelist living in New York City and her debut novel KISMET will publish in summer 2023 by Dutton.

YVETTE YATES
Producer and Partner, Impossible Dream Entertainment

Yvette Yates is a partner at Impossible Dream Entertainment, which produced the popular film DAY SHIFT on Netflix.

MATTHEW HELDERMAN
CEO/ Co-founder, Bondit

BondIt Media Capital is a world renowned film, television and media financier founded in 2014. Based in Santa Monica, BondIt has completed over 250+ film and television financing transactions resulting in $60M+ of invested capital and over $200M+ of aggregate production spending. Credits include the Oscar nominated Loving Vincent, the Arnold Schwarzenegger starring Aftermath from Lionsgate, the Netflix original film To The Bone starring Lily Collins, and the cult hit horror film The Invitation.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER(S)
Between 1 and 4 projects will be selected, depending on the quality of applicants as determined by our judges, for grants up to $30,000 in finishing funds.

Winners will also have the opportunity to work with the ScreenCraft Writer Development Team for creative development and personalized guidance for the projects needs.

ScreenCraft has a proven track record for helping writers generate career changing success.

FINALISTS
Finalists will also be invited to an exclusive invitation to a ScreenCraft Finalist+ only workshop to position yourself and your writing to the industry.

Writer Success

Fall 2022 Winner on Coverfly

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Announcements

Feb 8th
Semifinalists
Mar 1st
Finalists
Mar 22nd
Grant Recipients

Rules

At the program's request, Coverfly will automatically remove your title page for you if you include one when submitting to this program.


  • Please submit with:
    • 1.  A Script or Treatment —  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. 
    • 2.  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.

  • Accepted formats for Film Fund include Narrative (Features, Series, Shorts), Documentaries (Features, Series, Shorts), and Unscripted (Features, Series)

    • For Narrative format submissions, screenplays must be submitted in industry-standard formatting as a PDF file, along with a Cover Letter. Because different formats are accepted, scripts and submissions may be any page count. However, any submission longer than 120 pages will incur a $1 per page overage fee for each page over 120.
    • For Documentaries, instead of a screenplay, a treatment about the project will be accepted, which can include links to video footage (YouTube, Vimeo, etc), along with the Cover Letter.
    • For Unscripted format submissions, please submit a treatment about the project and highlight any exclusive access to intellectual property or a public figure.  Links to video footage can be included, along with the Cover Letter.

  • 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.
  • When reviewing your submission we will consider your primary document (varies depending on your project format) and your cover letter. Additional optional materials, will be reviewed as needed.

  • Grants will range in size up to $30,000 per project. Grant amount will be determined by the jury consisting of executives from ScreenCraft.

  • Recipients will be announced within 12 weeks of the final deadline of each cycle. Please refer to the top of the page for announcement dates. 

  • Applications are accepted via electronic submission only.
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