Filmmakers Without Borders is seeking applications for its Filmmaking Grants to support independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives. Supported projects include narrative films, documentary films, and new media projects that align with themes of social justice, empowerment, and cultural exchange.
Filmmakers Without Borders (FWB) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that 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 & 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
Proposed projects should address one of the following themes:
Types of Grant
Grants are available for all of the following stages of production:
Film Festival Applications
Grants are available in the following amounts:
Development: $250, $500, or $1000
Production: $500, $1000, $2500, or $5000
Post-production: $250, $500, $1000, or $2500
Film Festival Applications: $100, $250, or $500
Applicants from any country are encouraged to apply.
Applicants should be 18+ years old.
Applicants should be proficient in relevant digital technologies.
Applicants should be able to provide samples of their work.
Applications and supporting materials must be produced in English.
NOTE: Completed films may be in any language.
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)
How to Apply
Applicants can apply online here.
For more information, please visit Filmmakers Without Borders.