Foundation / Corporation
08/12/19 11:59 PM
Grants of $5,000 and in-kind services valued at up to $8,000 to Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas filmmakers in eligible counties for film production. Funding is available for production expenses for both documentary and narrative short film projects. Filming must take place in the Memphis area and its surrounding counties, specifically: Shelby, Tipton, and Fayette in Tennessee; Crittenden and Mississippi in Arkansas; DeSoto and Marshall in Mississippi.
Filmmakers may premiere the film anywhere outside of Memphis, but the regional premiere within the seven counties must be coordinated with an Indie Memphis event (festival or otherwise) within 1-year of first public screening.
GrantWatch ID#: 186216
One Documentary IndieGrant and two Narrative IndieGrants
Three $13,000 production grants ($5,000 Cash + $8,000 in-kind rentals and services) are available.
Firefly Grip & Electric is donating $2,500 per grant of cash-equivalent, no-strings-attached rentals of their lighting and grip equipment to be used exclusively for the three winning short film productions. Standard insurance and rental agreement required.
LensRentals.com is donating $1,500 per grant of in-kind rentals for lens and camera gear to be used exclusively for the three winning short film productions.
Music+Arts Studio is donating $1,000 per grant in-kind for post-production sound mix to be used exclusively for the three winning short film productions.
VIA Productions is providing a full coverage insurance package worth at least $2,500 to be used exclusively for the three winning short film productions.
Up to $500 in film festival submission waivers and discounts.
Principal photography must be completed by the end of December 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
USA: Arkansas: Crittenden and Mississippi Counties; Mississippi: DeSoto and Marshall Counties; Tennessee: Shelby, Tipton, and Fayette Counties