Winner to Receive $3,500 and Thousands More in Production Services
Twenty finalists were chosen for the 2021 Roy W. Dean Film Grant for Summer 2021. Offered by the non-profit From The Heart Productions , the grant is awarded to a unique film and the makes a contribution to society. The winner will receive $3,500 cash and thousands more in donated production services from film industry professionals and companies.
“These films are all excellent and deserve to be completed and shown to the public.” said Carole Dean, President of From the Heart Productions. “It is a great pleasure and honor to be able to be exposed to all this incredible work for very talented filmmakers.”
The Roy W. Dean Film Grant for Summer is the penultimate Roy W. Dean Film Grant for 2021. Now in its 30th year, the grant seeks to help filmmakers get their films completed. All applicants to the grant are offered a free consultation on their project. They can discuss their proposals, search for funding, distribution, or whatever they feel is needed to move their film forward.
Winner of the grant is expected to be named at end of October.
The finalists are:
|Ellis||Documentary Feature||Sascha Just|
|The Bridge Ministry (wt)||Documentary Feature||Christopher Farina|
|I Was Born This Way||Documentary Short||Daniel Junge|
|An Extraordinary Woman||Documentary Short||Tara Price|
|Mujeres Gobernando||Documentary Feature||Timothy Moran|
|Discharge||Short Fiction||Ken Schwartz|
|Finding the Money||Documentary Feature||Maren Poitras|
|Broken Toy||Short Fiction||Oliver Woodward|
|The Legend of Princess Ronkonkoma||Feature Fiction||Maria Capp|
|Impossible Town||Documentary Feature||Meg Griffiths|
|Simulating Religious Violence||Documentary Feature||Jenn Lindsay|
|Hangtown||Documentary Feature||Stuart Harmon|
|On Board||Documentary Feature||Muriel Cravatte|
|The Missing||Documentary Feature||Fahrinisa Oswald|
|Stopping Traffic 2||Documentary Feature||Siddhali Shree|
|Not Soft||Short Fiction||Robert Macfarlane|
|The Portrait||Feature Fiction||Vinicius de La Rocha|
|Prodigal Daughter||Documentary Feature||Mabel Valdiviezo|
|Afghan Dreamers||Documentary Feature||Beth Murphy|
|The Science of Ink||Documentary Feature||Cary Weldy|
|Watering the West||Web Series||Shari Due|
|Coming Home: Fight for a Legacy||Documentary Feature||Matia Karrell|
|A Family of Stories||Documentary Feature||Alexandra Hidalgo|
Each finalist is given the opportunity to post information on their contending film on the From the Heart Productions website. Filmmakers can include an image from the film, filmmaker info, and loglines. If they have available, filmmakers can include a link to their film’s website, Facebook page, or relevant social media connection.
In addition to the $3,500 in cash provided by From the Heart Productions the winner will also receive $1295.00 Scholarship to Writers Boot Camp, applicable to Online or live Professional Membership sessions, $429.00 OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dock hard drive from OWC , a major discount on sound mix from Jeff Alan of Alan Audio Works, and more from film industry companies and individuals.
Roy W. Dean Grant for Fall 2021 Now Accepting Applications
The final Roy W. Dean Grant of the year is open for submissions until Oct 31st. Winner will receive $3,000 and thousands more in donated services including a film score, animation, camera rental, and more to help them complete their film.
For more information and to apply, go to: https://fromtheheartproductions.com/roy-w-dean-film-grants-and-awards/
About the Roy W. Dean Grant
Now celebrating its 30th year, the Roy W. Dean Grant has awarded over $2,000,000 in cash and donated film services to independent films. The grant is awarded to films budgeted under $500,000 that are unique and make a contribution to society. It has been an important lifeline for independent filmmakers that help to get their projects started or finished. Without assistance from the grant, many excellent and important films may never have been made.
Past winners of the grant include the Emmy winning Mia: A Dancer’s Journey, 2019 Sundance Film Festival selection Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins, Peabody Award nominee Belly of the Beast, and acclaimed documentary Kusama-Infinity.
About From The Heart Productions
From The Heart Productions is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to helping filmmakers get their projects funded and made. Besides providing funding through the grant, they offer film fiscal sponsorship to filmmakers. This allows donations made to films they sponsor to be tax deductible. From The Heart has helped independent filmmakers raise over $30 million through its fiscal sponsorship program. President Carole Dean is the best-selling author of The Art of Film Funding: 2nd Edition, Alternative Financing Concepts and the new online class “How to Fund Your Film”.