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Statewide – Roy W Dean Film Grant – June 30 deadline – Fee

Created to help independent filmmakers get their films started or completed, the 2nd Roy W. Dean Grant of 2020 is now open for applications.  Grant winner will receive $3,500 cash as well as $20,000 more in film goods and production services.


Founded in 1993 by  Carole Dean, President of top rated non-profit  From the Heart Productions, the Roy W. Dean Grant is awarded to filmmakers with a unique film that makes a contribution to society.  It is open to documentaries, features, short films and web series budgeted under $500K.  Students are welcome to apply.


Every filmmaker that applies receives a free consultation on their project.


The $3,500 cash prize is supplemented by donations from companies and individuals that support independent filmmakers.  This includes a $1,295.00 scholarship to Writers Boot Camp, a LaCie Rugged RAID Shuttle 8TB from Lacie, $600 in closed captioning from NetCaptioning, $500 in expendables from Filmtools, and much more from heartfelt donors.


You can apply for the grant at http://fromtheheartproductions.com/grant-application-form/.


The deadline for the Roy W. Dean Summer Grant is June 30, 2020.


For more information, please email info@fromtheheartproductions.com or call 805-984-0098