Roy W. Dean Film Grants

The Roy W. Dean Grant funds independent feature, documentary, webisodes,and short films that are unique and make a contribution to society that, without its help, might otherwise never get made. 

There are 3 film grants available each year.  One for Spring, Summer, and Fall.

Below is listed what each grant awards and their deadlines.

Grant winners receive a cash award as well as goods and discounted services offered by film industry companies and professionals who care about getting good films produced.   See each grant below for specific information on awards for individual grants.

All grant applicants are entitled to a free 15 minute consultation.  

After the grant you’ve applied for has closed and your materials have been reviewed, you can schedule an appointment.  We can talk about your application, improving your project or chances for funding.  See each grant below for consultation availability.

 Now Accepting Applications – 2015 Fall Grant 

Deadline September 30th, 2015

Click below to apply

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Roy W. Dean Spring, Summer, and Fall Grant Information

 

2015 Spring Grant – Now Closed

Appointments for consultations for the Spring Grant will end July 31st.  Please make an appointment if you have not done so already.

Click Here to see the 2014 Spring Grant Finalists

Roy W. Dean Spring Grant Winners

2014 – Jen Senko for The Brainwashing of My Dad

2013 – Helen Hall for Pictures of Infinity

2012 – Suzanne Mitchell for Running Wild

2011 – Beth Harrington for The Winding Stream

2010 – Cathryne Czubek for A Girl & A Gun

2009 – Chad A. Stevens for Coal War

2008 – Melissa Montero for Our Women Our Struggle

2007 – Shawn Batey for The Changing Face of Harlem

2006 – Alice Hurwitz & Jeff Morgan for Lilly & Leander, A Legacy of Violence

2005 – Eric Gottlieb for Wakefield Convicted, Sentenced to Die

2004 – Muriel Stockdale for NYC Spirit

2003 – Rebecca Dreyfus for Stolen

Helen Hall Headshot

2013 – Helen Hall for Pictures of Infinity

Jen Senko

2014 – Jen Senko for The Brainwashing of My Dad


               Grant Donors

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The value of products and services from our generous Spring Grant sponsors are listed below.

Winner receives:

  • $3,500.00 from From the Heart Productions
  • 25% discount on Artbeat’s royalty-free stock footage company providing footage for unlimited use.
  • 2 days free mixing or sound design or music editing OR free sound design and mix for trailer from Carmen Borgia
  • $379.95 4TB G-Raid from G-Technology
  • $1200.00 For one monthly consultation with Carole Dean on financing your film
  • $500.00 free budgeting consultation with Norman C. Berns
  • 30% discount on your walkie-talkie, cell phones and equipment AAA Rentals
  • 30% discount in equipment rental from AbelCine Tech, Inc. NYC
  • 25% discount on Publicity services by David Magdael & Associates, Inc.
  • $2,700 in rentals including a light package from: Unilux Inc.
  • 50% discount off the hourly color grading rate from the folks at niceshoes.com
  • 40% discount from ANPTranscriptions.com translate any language to English
  • 40% off on online/color correction and deliverables creation/duplication rates from GlueEdit.com
  • 30% discount on Clearance from BZ Rights & Permissions, Inc. for copyrighted materials
  • 40% $3000 off standard music composition / scoring  package by Basil Moore. 30% off or possible contingency on live orchestral performance of the film score AND 35% off 2 x 1 hour sessions financing / production management consultation from the perspective of independent or studio deals AND 40% off feature length film editing and post production.
  • $1,600 value / sound mix session from Silver Sound.
  • $1295 Scholarships to Writers Boot Camp, applicable to Online or live Professional Membership sessions
  • $1,000 in voice over services from Claire Papin
  • $500 in tape stock from Edgewise Media
  • $500 new web site by Silke Mayer
  • $400.00 for a story structure consultation with Fernanda Rossi
  • $399 in Movie Magic Budgeting software as a gift from Entertainment Partners
  • 25% reduction in legal fees from Hal “Corky” Kessler, producer/attorney
  • 6 Months Free Membership in INDIE FILM INSIDERS Online Marketing Club.
  • 30% discount on digitizing services from dijifi.com for S8, photos, videos, etc
  • Up to 3 weeks of sound editing at $2,000 per week (33% discount) and 1 week of mixing at a 40% discount from Duart
  • 25% off a dialogue list and 10% off of transcription services from Alpha Dog Transcriptions

2015 Summer Grant – Now Closed

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You can get your consultation for the Summer Grant now by going to this page
on Genbook and booking a time.

http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30184015

Our consultations for this grant will be the entire month of August. We
will stop giving Summer Grant consultations on the 31st of August, 2015.

Click Here to see the 2014 Summer Grant Finalists

Roy W. Dean Summer Grant Winners

2014 – Rachel Elizabeth Seed for A Photographic Memory

2013 – Jason Grant Smith for I Voted? – A Non-Partisan Documentary

2012 – Alicia Brauns for The Mosaic of Life

2011 – Leslie Neale for Unlikely Friends

2010 – Jesse Deeter & Sara Maamouriis for Burned

2009 – Brad Kopenick, Lori Miller and Alex Rotaru for Shakespeare High

2008 – Karin Mac for Red Dust

2007 – Chelo Alvarez for Sold in America

Carole Dean and Leslie Neale

2011 – Leslie Neale for Unlikely Friends

with Carole Dean of From the Heart

Carole Joyce and Alicia Brauns2012 – Alicia Brauns for The Mosaic of Life

with Carole Joyce of From the Heart

 

The value of products and services from our generous Summer Grant sponsors are listed below.

Winner receives:


2015 Fall Grant – Now Accepting Applications

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Appointments for the Fall Grant will be accepted beginning November 1st.  Please do not schedule before that date.

Click Here to see the 2014 Fall Grant Finalists

Roy W. Dean Fall Grant Winners

2014 – Stephanie Seldin Howard for Not The Same: Families After War

2013 – Janice Engle for Raise Hell

2012 – Elizabeth Sher for Penny

2011 – Dulanie Ellis, Producer/Director and Raymond Singer, Co-Producer/Editor for Ground Operations

2010 – Donald Goldmacher, Producer and Frances Causey, Producer for Heist

2009 – Maria Ramas for Mia

2008 – Paula Ely, Producer & Stuart Harmon, Director for The Money Stone

2007 – Erma Elzy-Jones and Pam Bright-Moon for Colorblind or Blinded by Color?

2006 – Christie Davis and Dennis Davis for Women at War: Voices of Female Gulf War Veterans

Janice Engle2013 – Janice Engle for Raise Hell

Screen Shot 2014-10-31 at 5.10.57 PM2012 – Elizabeth Sher for Penny

The value of products and services from our generous Fall Grant sponsors are listed below.

Winner receives:

  • $3,000 cash from From The Heart Productions
  • 25% discount on Artbeat’s royalty-free stock footage company providing footage for unlimited use.
  • $379.95 4TB G-Raid from G-Technology
  • 35% off post production services from Solvent Dreams.  This includes color grading, creative edits, finishing, and deliverables
  • $15,000.00 theme music and score written by well-known composer David Raiklen.(Exclusive of recording costs)
  • $6,000.00 in animation from Emmy award winner Charlie Canfield. This is 1/3 off normal price for 6 weeks of animation
  • $1,620.00 in 12 personal consultations with Carole Dean, one a month for the year.
  • $700 one week DSLR camera package rental from Birns & Sawyer which includes Canon 5D Mark III camera body, a 24-70mm Canon EOS lens, 2 batteries, charger, carrying case, and two 32G Compact Flash media cards.
  • $1,000 in consultation, marketing material creation and design and marketing/strategizing for producer-writer-director team for solicitation of distribution from Smart Girls Productions
  • Free consultation on funding from Morrie Warshawski
  • $1,000 of advice from cinematographer Howard Wexler
  • Documentary story consulting services from Fernanda Rossi
  • $249 Final Draft Software the number one application for writing movie scripts
  • 40% discount from ANPTranscriptions.com translate any language to English
  • 50% Discount for linking services, cells, walkie-talkies & more from Linking Systems
  • 10% discount on the design of your marketing sheet by professional Dan Chapman
  • 30% Reduction of editing fees from Jeremy Scripter, highly talented LA editor
  • 25% discount on Publicity services by David Magdael & Associates, Inc.
  • 25% discount on conform and deliverables services from Light Iron
  • 30% Reduction on your Audio Sound editing costs by Alpha Dogs, Burbank, Ca.
  • $500 in film, tape or computer products from Edgewise Film & Video
  • $500 Value in still shots by Carole Joyce, Authentic Visions Consulting
  • $500 Access to Norman Berns‘ courses; Script Breakdown $100, Righting Rotten Resumes $50, Creating effective business plans $150, How to make a Budget $100; program budgeting $100
  • $500.00 Donation of 2 hour Social Media Marketing Assessment and Consultation for your current business or current entertainment project
  • 25% Discount on legal work from Mark Litwak
  • Conference call with Louie Levison on creating your business plan. Her info is invaluable.
  • 35% discount on Post Productions fees by Solvent Dreams
  • 40% discount on printed materials ( Postcards, Posters, Press kits, Business cards, etc.) from Copymat, Hollywood.
  • 25% off a dialogue list and 10% off of transcription services from Alpha Dog Transcriptions