Foundation / Corporation
FILMMAKERS WITHOUT BORDERS (FWB)
Grants to USA, Canada, and International independent filmmakers for film projects that align with the themes of empowerment, social justice, and cultural exchange. Funding is available to both novice and experienced filmmakers for all stages of development, including development, production, post-production, as well as film festival applications.
FWB is dedicated to empowering the next generation of digital storytellers. FWB filmmaking grants provide funding and support for independent filmmakers to share their stories. Funds are available for narrative, documentary, experimental, and new media projects in various stages of production.
Goals and Objectives
- To empower the next generation of digital storytellers
- To promote diverse communities and cultures
- To share unique perspectives and stories
- To support independent voices from around the world
Grants are available for all of the following stages of production:
- Film Festival Applications
Grants are available for all of the following types of projects:
Short Film Projects (6-40 minutes)
Feature Film Projects (90+ minutes)
New Media Projects (various)
Proposed projects should address one of the following themes:
- Social justice
- Women’s voices
- Youth voices
- Cultural exchange
- Climate change
Proposed projects should be aligned with the following guidelines:
- Demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity
- Demonstrated commitment to cultural sustainability
- Demonstrated commitment to empowerment
- Adherence to the American Anthropological Association’s Code of Ethics
Please note that additional specialized grants are also available for alumni of the following initiatives: Tribeca All Access, Women in Film Finishing Fund, Sundance Native Program, NYWIFT Disability Awareness Grant, National Geographic Explorer, and the Fulbright Scholars Program.
GrantWatch ID#: 182210
Development: $250, $500, $750, or $1000
Production: $500, $1000, $2500, or $5000
Post-production: $250, $500, $1000, or $2500
Film Festival Applications: $100, $250, $500, or $750
Films must be scheduled for completion within 365 days of application deadline.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online application: http://filmmakerswithoutborders.org/grants/apply/
576 Fifth Avenue, Suite 903
New York, NY 10036
Email: grants [at] filmmakerswithoutborders [dot] org
USA: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA) Guam (USA) Puerto Rico (USA) Virgin Islands (USA) Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA) Marshall Islands (USA) Republic of Palau (USA)
Canada: Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon
International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.