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 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)

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

 

 

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2018 Spring Grant Awards – Closed for Submissions

  • $3,500.00 from From the Heart Productions. This year sponsored by Sonny Fassoulis.
  • 40% deduction on color, editing, and sound & all production services… including our lighting truck. See complete list of equipment www.promedia.nyc
  • 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 consultation a month 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
  • 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.
  • $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
  • 10% discount on DCP conversion service and use facility for no charge.
  • $117.00 TriLens holder from Frii Designs

2018 Summer Grant Awards – Closed for Submissions

Deadline June 30th

Consultations for applicants begin Sept 1st

  • $3,500.00 cash from From The Heart Productions
  • $1295.00 Scholarships to Writers Boot Camp, applicable to Online or live Professional Membership sessions
  • $500 in Expendables, Grip, or Lighting Equipment from Filmtools
  • 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
  • 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
  • $1,000 in consultation, marketing material creation, design, and marketing strategizing for solicitation of distribution from Smart Girl Productions.
  • 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
  • $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 value in still shots by Carole Joyce
  • $500.00 for a one-year Tier 1 subscription of Show Starter Scheduling & Budgeting Plus software.
  • 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
  • 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
  • $117.00 TriLens holder from Frii Designs

2018 Fall Grant Awards – Now Accepting Submissions

Open for Submissions July 1st 

Consultations for applicants begin December 1st

  • $3,000 cash from From The Heart Productions
  • $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
  • $500 in Expendables, Grip, or Lighting Equipment from Filmtools
  • 1TB G-Drive ev Raw G-Drive from G-Technology
  • $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.
  • $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
  • Documentary story consulting services from Fernanda Rossi
  • 40% discount from ANPTranscriptions.com translate any language to English
  • 20% discount on the design of your marketing sheet by professional Dan Chapman
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 15% discount on camera, lenses, lights or audio rental from ResolutionRentals.com
  • $117.00 TriLens holder from Frii Designs

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.