Roy W. Dean Short Film Grant Accepting Submissions Deadline: April 29th

Posted on: Monday - Feb 28, 2022

Returning for its 2nd year, the Roy W. Dean Short Film Grant offers the winner $3,000 and thousands more in donated services to help them complete their film. 

Sponsored by the 501(c)3 non-profit From the Heart Productions, the grant seeks short films that are unique and that make a contribution to society. Grant is open to narrative fiction shorts, live action or animated, that are 40 minutes or less in length.  

In addition to the $3,000 cash prize, the winner will also receive $3,000.00 in music and audio services from well-known composer David Raiklen, $6,000.00 in animation from Emmy award winner Charlie Canfield, $1,400 value (4 hours of sound mix session) from Silver Sound, and more from other donors supporting indie filmmaking.

Deadline for the Roy W. Dean Grant for Short Films is April 29th 2022. 

All Filmmakers Who Apply Get a Free Consultation

Now in their 31st year of supporting indie filmmakers, all four Roy W. Dean Grants offer applicants the opportunity for a 15-minute consultation on their project with board member Carole Joyce.  Filmmakers can get advice on how to fund their film, build up a database of donors, market their film, and more. 

“Carole was absolutely amazing. She went through my grant with me and gave me very specific and helpful notes. She also helped me find other resources that would help me with my project. I knew that when she spoke with me, she really cared about giving me advice that was kind, clear, and helpful. It meant so much because this is my first time applying for grants and it can seem so daunting, but she made me feel a lot more comfortable!” Ella Rose

Filmmakers can apply for the grant at  

 For more information, please email or call 805-984-0098