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Emerging Mississippi Filmmakers Grant

Grants to Mississippi Artists
to Support Film Projects

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Mississippi Film Alliance (MFA)

Deadline Date:

08/01/20 Postmarked or Emailed


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Grants of up to $2,500 to Mississippi individual artists to support video and film projects. Eligible applicants are early-career filmmakers. Funding is intended to support the local film industry. The purpose of this grant program is to support the development of video and film artists as the next generation of Mississippi’s legacy of storytelling.

MFA requires the filmmaker to fill 50% of their cast and crew positions with Mississippi residents and to produce their project in Mississippi.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181869

Estimated Size of Grant:

The MFA board of directors will offer a maximum of $2,500 for each project. Projects requiring less than $2,500 will also be considered.

Term of Contract:

All funded projects must be completed by August 1, 2021 or an extension must be requested by July 1, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- The grant is offered to working and emerging Mississippi filmmakers.
- Filmmaker must be a permanent legal resident of the state of Mississippi, having lived in the state at least one full year.
- Filmmaker must be at least 16 years of age.

Project may not be considered lobbying or influencing politics in any way.

Funds may not be used to reimburse expenses already incurred prior to the issuing of the grant. In other words, films completed prior to the issuance of grant funds are ineligible.

Pre-Application Information:

Application process begins June 1, 2020, and the deadline is August 1, 2020. Grants will be issued on August 15, 2020. Applications and supporting material must be provided digitally by August 1, 2020. Due to COVID-19, applications via mail are not accepted other than payments if unable to pay digitally.

Applicants must submit an application fee of $35 or $30 if a student.

The filmmakers receiving funding are required to match, dollar-for-dollar, the amount of the grant funds in either cash or in- kind contributions. All funding and/or in-kind services secured to complete the film must be from sources such as foundations, individual donors, businesses, and corporations who expect nothing in return. Funding and/or in-kind services provided by “investors” is not eligible for consideration.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Mississippi Film Alliance
25 CR 302
Oxford, MS 38655 - for contact only - For PayPal only

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USA: Mississippi

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