Roy W. Dean Film Grants

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

Roy W. Dean Film Grants Winner - Mia, A Dancer's Journey Went On to Win Golden Mike and Emmy Award

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

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.  

After the grant you’ve applied for has closed and your materials have been reviewed, you can schedule an appointment.  Topics that can be covered include your application, improving your project, or chances for funding.

“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 

 

(All applications must be POSTMARKED by the deadline.  It is alright for materials to be received after the deadline)

Deadline Extended to October 14th for Roy W. Dean Grant for Fall 2017

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      Carole Dean's Tips for Entering and Winning Grants - Carole Dean - President and Founder of From the Heart Productions

  

 


2017 Spring Grant Awards – Closed

  • $3,500.00 from From the Heart Productions
  • 40% deduction on color, editing, and sound & all production services… including our lighting truck. See complete list of equipment www.promedia.nyc
  • 25% discount on Artbeat’s royalty-free stock footage company providing footage for unlimited use.
  • $109.95 1TB G-Drive ev Raw G-Drive from G-Technology
  • Tom Malloy of Glass House Distribution donates an hour of consultation on distribution of your film
  • $1,200.00 For one monthly consultation with Carole Dean on financing your film
  • $500.00 free budgeting consultation with Norman C. Berns
  • 30% discount in equipment rental from AbelCine Tech, Inc. NYC
  • 25% discount on Publicity services by David Magdael & Associates, Inc.
  • 15% off legal services from Robert Seigel
  • 15% discount on camera, lenses, lights or audio rental from ResolutionRentals.com
  • 40% discount from ANPTranscriptions.com translate any language to English
  • 25% 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
  • $1,600 value / sound mix session from Silver Sound.
  • $1,000 in voice over services from Claire Papin
  • $600.00 for your Free Closed Captioning by NetCaptioning ()
  • donates a reduced rate of $600.00 a day for creating your story board.
  • $500 new web site by Silke Mayer
  • $489 in Movie Magic Budgeting software as a gift from Entertainment Partners
  • $400.00 for a story structure consultation with Fernanda Rossi
  • 30% discount on digitizing services from dijifi.com for S8, photos, videos, etc
  • 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.

2017 Summer Grant Awards – Closed

Consultations for applicants begin Sept 1st

  • $3,500.00 cash from From The Heart Productions
  • 25% discount on Artbeat’s royalty-free stock footage company providing footage for unlimited use.
  • $109.95 1TB G-Drive ev Raw G-Drive from G-Technology
  • $1295.00 Scholarships to Writers Boot Camp, applicable to Online or live Professional Membership sessions
  • 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 in one consultation a month from Carole Dean on your film
  • $1000 expert post-production consultation for both film and tape projects from colorist Sam Dlugach
  • $1,000 in consultation, marketing material creation, design, and marketing strategizing for solicitation of distribution from Smart Girl Productions.
  • 40% off for blu ray mastering. (Tape stock not included) www.flowmotioninc.com
  • 40% discount from ANPTranscriptions.com translate any language to English
  • 30% Discount by Jerry Deaton for Music Post Production Services at AudioKut
  • 25% discount on Publicity services by David Magdael & Associates, Inc.
  • 35% discount for lighting services from PASKAL LIGHTING, HOLLYWOOD
  • $1,000 Cinematography advice from Howard Wexler
  • $1000 in voice over services from Claire Papin
  • $600.00 for your Free Closed Captioning by NetCaptioning ()
  • donates a reduced rate of $600.00 a day for creating your story board.
  • $500 for the Mary Pickford screening room at Raleigh Studios
  • $500 in consultation from Louise Levison (Blair Witch Project) and www.moviemoney.com
  • $500 value in still shots by Carole Joyce
  • $500 in music by Pamela Royal, an instrumental or one of her brilliant original songs.
  • $500.00 for a one-year Tier 1 subscription of Show Starter Scheduling & Budgeting Plus software.
  • $300.00 personal consultation by Jason Brubaker on marketing your film.
  • $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
  • Skip SoRelle donates a generous discount for the entire audio post process of audio restoration, EQ, sound design and mix.
  • 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.
  • 15% discount on camera, lenses, lights or audio rental from ResolutionRentals.com

 

2017 Fall Grant Awards – Now Accepting Submissions

Deadline Extended to Oct 14th

Consultations for applicants begin December 1st

  • $3,000 cash from From The Heart Productions
  • 25% discount on Artbeat’s royalty-free stock footage company providing footage for unlimited use.
  • $109.95 1TB G-Drive ev Raw G-Drive from G-Technology
  • $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.
  • 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.
  • $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
  • Three days of directing and cinematographer services from DL Fairbanks (Fairbanks Moves, Inc.). DL Fairbanks is a content provider of New Media: Film, TV, Internet, VR, and Print. | (310) 993-3767.
  • 40% discount from ANPTranscriptions.com translate any language to English
  • 20% 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.
  • 35% Discount from 1st Imprint for all your printing needs
  • $600.00 for your Free Closed Captioning by NetCaptioning ()
  • donates a reduced rate of $600.00 a day for creating your story board.
  • $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
  • 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.
  • 15% discount on camera, lenses, lights or audio rental from ResolutionRentals.com

From the Heart Productions requests a Producer credit and 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.