July 23, 2010

San Francisco Film Society Invites Letters of Inquiry for Filmmaking Grants

The San Francisco Film Society, with support from the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, is accepting Letters of Inquiry for the Fall 2010 SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grants.

The grant program supports independent film projects that use plot, character, theme, or setting to explore human and civil rights, antidiscrimination, gender and sexual identity, and other urgent social justice issues. The program supports films that will have a significant economic or professional impact on the San Francisco Bay Area filmmaking community. The grants program, scheduled to run from 2009 to 2013, awards grants in the spring and fall of each year.

Films at all levels of production are eligible for a total of $225,000 in grant money through the fall 2010 cycle. Grant recipients are required to spend some or all funds in the Bay Area. In addition to the cash grant, recipients will receive various benefits through the Film Society's comprehensive filmmaker services programs.

Independent filmmakers who have a key creative role in the film project — screenwriter, producer, or director — are eligible to apply.

Applicants who are not SFFS members are required to pay a $35 application fee. The fee is waived for SFFS members.

Information is available at the SFFS Web site. Click on title.

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