Filmmakers Without Borders

Due Date: 1.1 2020. Grants available for novice and experienced independent filmmakers (ages 18 and up) around the world to share their unique stories through narrative, documentary, experimental, and new media projects.

Grants are available in the following amounts:

  • Development: USD $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

All applicants complete an online application and submit a variety of supporting materials including a video essay. Proposed projects should demonstrate a commitment to (1) cultural diversity, (2) cultural sustainability, and (3) empowerment. Completed films may be in any language.

FWB provides equal consideration for all qualified candidates. FWB does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.