Winner to Receive Cash and Donated Production Services to Help Complete Their Film
Celebrating its 30th year, the first Roy W. Dean Film Grant for 2022 has chosen its finalists. From the Heart Productions, the 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to helping independent filmmakers get their films funded and grant sponsor, announced that twenty-six films will vie for the grant. Winner will receive $3,500 and thousands more in donated production goods and services.
“It is a joy and a privilege to be exposed these works by such amazing, talented filmmakers.” said Carole Dean, President of From the Heart Productions. “After three decades, the task of choosing this group continues to challenge us especially when we see such brilliant stories told with passion.”
The cash prized awarded by From the Heart Productions is accompanied donations from film industry professionals and companies. These include 40% deduction on color, editing, and sound & all production services from ProMedia , 30% discount in equipment rental from AbelCine Tech, Inc. NYC , $1,600 value in sound mix session from Silver Sound, and more from many heartfelt film industry donors.
The grant is open to documentaries, narrative features, short films, and web series. Grant is open to filmmakers around the world. Entries to the Roy W. Dean Film Grant for Spring were received from Iran, India, the United Kingdom and South Africa. Winner is expected to be announced in August 2022.
Finalists for the Roy W. Dean Film Grant for Spring 2022 are:
|Regina Doyle Silent Film Starlet||Documentary Feature||David Brown|
|Van Der Pals||Documentary Feature||Mauricino Gonzalez-Aranda|
|B-Side: For Taylor||Fiction Short||Christina YR Lim|
|A Different, Deadly Beast: The 1918 Flu Epidemic in Montana||Documentary Short||Dee Garceau|
|Ask For Help||Fiction Short||Gina DeAngelis|
|Blight||Fiction Short||Markus Hoeckner|
|Going Fine SInce 1889: The Magical Armstrongs||Documentary Feature||Jennifer Stoy|
|Hunger Surfaced: An American Recipe for Disaster||Documentary Feature||Justin Ross|
|Voice of Vanilla||Documentary Feature||Maureen Maloney|
|Chiraku||Documentary Feature||Neelu Bhuman|
|Acting Like Women||Documentary Feature||Cheri Gaulke|
|A Thousand Faces||Fiction Feature||Elton Loud|
|Open Air||Documentary Feature||Judit Sos|
|Lunchbox||Fiction Short||Anne Hu|
|Irish Cops Under Siege||Documentary Feature||Mike Houlihan|
|Viaticus||Documentary Short||Matt Nadel|
|Silver Screen Dreams||Fiction Feature||William Chen|
|My Letter to Bergman||Documentary Feature||Helen Beltrame-Linne|
|Somerset County||Documentary Feature||Katie Cook|
|Egypt, a Love Story||Documentary Feature||Iris Zaki|
|Only in Theaters||Documentary Feature||Raphael Sbarge|
|To Be Free||Documentary Feature||Birgit Gernboeck|
|Locally Grown Comedy||TV, Web or New Media||Brittany Parker|
|Catching the Light||Fiction Feature||Koura Linda|
|Nomads||Documentary Feature||Vanessa Carr|
|Searching for Onoda||Documentary Feature||Mia Stewart|
|Invisible Children of LA||Documentary Feature||Maryana Palmer|
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.
About the Roy W. Dean Grant
Since 1992, 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. Having recently expanded to four grants each year, 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 2021 Emmy winners Belly of the Beast and The Love Bugs , as well as Sundance Film Festival selection Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins, 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 their 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”