Roy W. Dean Film Grants

The Roy W. Dean Film Grants funds independent feature films, documentaries, web series, and short films with budgets of $500,000 or less that are unique and make a contribution to society that, without its help, might otherwise never get made. 

Roy W. Dean Film Grants

Director/Producer Heather Lenz Won The Roy W. Dean Grant for “Kusama-Infinity” 

There are 3 Roy W. Dean Film Grants available each year.  One for Spring, Summer, and Fall. The awards for each grant are listed below.

Winners of the Roy W. Dean Film Grants 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.  

“Carole Joyce’s advice on how to improve and represent our project was very important and constructive. Also she recommended very useful books and documentaries connected with film industry and my film specifically. She also gave us contacts of consultants and distributors, who may stand next to our project. The consultation was very motivational and hope we will have chance to work with From The Heart Production one day.”   Inna Sahakyan – Filmmaker 

 

“In an industry where it can be hard to find supportive encouragement, our experience with From The Heart Productions has proved it can indeed exist. From the application process to our consultation we received clear and concrete suggestions to further our film. A very inspiring experience.”  Stacey Stone – Filmmaker

 

After the grant you’ve applied for has closed and your materials have been reviewed by the judges, you will receive an email with instructions on how you can schedule an appointment.  Topics that can be covered include your application, improving your project, or chances for funding.

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Carole Dean on “What You Need to Win the Roy W. Dean Grant”

 

 

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2020 Spring Grant Awards – Closed for Submissions

Deadline for Submissions is March 31st


2020 Summer Grant Awards – Closed for Submissions

Deadline for Submissions has been extended to July 7th

  • $3,500.00 cash from From The Heart Productions
    Roy W. Dean Film Grants

    Roy W. Dean Grant Winner – Mia, A Dancer’s Journey Went On to Win Golden Mike and Emmy Award

    $1295.00 Scholarships to Writers Boot Camp, applicable to Online or live Professional Membership sessions

  • A LaCie Rugged RAID Shuttle 8TB Portable Hard Drive from Lacie 
  • $500 in Expendables, Grip, or Lighting Equipment from Filmtools
  • Tom Malloy of Glass House Distribution donates an hour of consultation on distribution of your film
  • Jeff Alan from Alan Audio writes original music and gives sound mix at a major discount
  • $1200.00 for one consultation a month from Carole Dean on financing your film
  • Sam Dlugach, one of LA’s top colorists and donor to our grant for 15 years, donates: Free color correction for fundraising trailers; Free workflow consultation and camera tests. A 20% discount on final color correction services
  • Free consultation, marketing material creation, design, and marketing strategizing for solicitation of distribution from Smart Girls Productions.
  • 30% Discount by Jerry Deaton for Music Post Production Services at AudioKut
  • 35% discount for lighting services from PASKAL LIGHTING, HOLLYWOOD
  • Voice over services from Claire Papin
  • $600.00 for your Free Closed Captioning by NetCaptioning (elliot@netcaptioning.com)
  • $500 value in still shots by Carole Joyce
  • Special FTH rate of $400.00 fee for consultation with filmmakers covering everything from preproduction to marketing by Jason Smith, Producer/Director of I Voted!
  • $97.00 for Jason Brubaker’s step-by-step internet marketing system to build your audience.
  • 25% discount on legal work from Mark Litwak.
  • 6 months membership to Documentors with full access to fund raising materials
  • 40% discount on printed materials ( Postcards, Posters, Press kits, Business cards, etc.) from Copymat, Hollywood.
  • 10% discount on DCP conversion service and use facility for no charge. Chris@simpledcp.com.
  • $117.00 TriLens holder from Frii Designs
  • $110.00 Session for free from Breianne Pryse to clear and strengthen energy, get clarity and dissolve blocks
  • $200 for the Mary Pickford screening room at Raleigh Studios.

2020 Fall Grant Awards – Open for Submissions

Deadline for Submissions is October 31st

  • $3,000 cash from From The Heart Productions
  • $15,000.00 in original music 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
  • $500 in Expendables, Grip, or Lighting Equipment from Filmtools
  • $1,620.00 for one consultation a month with Carole Dean on financing your film
  • Tom Malloy of Glass House Distribution donates an hour of consultation on distribution of your film
  • $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.
  • Free 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
  • 20% discount on the design of your marketing sheet by professional Dan Chapman
  • 30% Reduction on your Audio Sound editing costs by Alpha Dogs, Burbank, Ca.
  • Skip SoRelle donates a generous discount for the entire audio post process of audio restoration, EQ, sound design and mix.
  • 35% Discount from 1st Imprint for all your printing needs
  • $600.00 for your Free Closed Captioning by NetCaptioning (elliot@netcaptioning.com)
  • $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
  • $200 for the Mary Pickford screening room at Raleigh Studios
  • Special FTH rate of $400.00 fee for consultation with filmmakers covering everything from preproduction to marketing by Jason Smith, Producer/Director of I Voted!
  • 25% Discount on legal work from Mark Litwak
  • 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
  • 10% discount on DCP conversion service and use facility for no charge. Chris@simpledcp.com.
  • $117.00 TriLens holder from Frii Designs
  • $110.00 Session for free from Breianne Pryse to clear and strengthen energy, get clarity and dissolve blocks

From the Heart Productions requests a rolling “Thank You” credit to all of the donors on the grant.  Your application, if chosen as a winner, may be published or used to educate other filmmakers by FTHP.

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