Roy W. Dean Short Film Grant

Posted on: Saturday - Mar 25, 2023

Submissions for the Roy W. Dean Short Film Grant are due by April 29th, 2023.  Grant seeks short narrative fiction films that are unique and that make a contribution to society.  Winner of the grant gets $3,000 and thousands more in donated services to help them complete their film. 

Grant sponsor, 501(c)3 non-profit From the Heart Productions, offers each applicant to the grant 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. 

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.

For more information on the grant, please to go to

 For questions, please email or call 805-984-0098.