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Statewide – 2022 Fall Roy W. Dean Film Grant is now accepting applications – Deadline 10/31/22 – Application Fee

The 2022 Fall Roy W. Dean Film Grant for indie filmmakers is now accepting applications.  The grant is awarded to a unique film that makes a contribution to society.  Recipient will receive $3,000 cash and thousands more in film services to help them complete their project.  Deadline for submissions is October 31st, 2022.


Link: https://fromtheheartproductions.com/roy-w-dean-film-grants-and-awards/

The Roy W. Dean Film Grant is offered by 501(c)3 non-profit From the Heart Productions. Since 1992, the grant has awarded over $2,500,000 to dozens of filmmakers to help them complete their projects.  Submissions can be documentaries, short films, narrative features, or web series.


Learn More: https://fromtheheartproductions.com/

Included in the long list of donated services awarded to the grant winner is $15,000 in theme music for their project from award winning composer David Raiklen, $6,000 in animation from Emmy winner  Charlie Canfield, $500 in expendables, grip, or lighting from Filmtools, a one week DSLR camera package rental from Birns & Sawyer, and much more from many heartfelt donors.

Britt Penrod Award
$500 will be awarded to grant applicant with a film that is unique but also makes an exceptional contribution to society. The grant is made possible by a generous donation by its namesake, Britt Penrod, who has been a great supporter of independent films.  Winner of this award does not need to be the Roy W. Dean Grant recipient.

Every Filmmaker Gets Help for Their Project by Just Applying

A unique feature of every Roy W. Dean Film Grant, each applicant is offered a 15-minute consultation on their project.  Submitting filmmakers can get advice on how to find funding, build up a database of donors or investors, market their film, and more.

More information on the grant can be found at


For any questions, please email info@fromtheheartproductions.com or call 805-984-0098.