Roy W. Dean Grant Accepting Filmmaker Submissions for Spring 2024

Posted on: Monday - Jan 29, 2024

The Roy W. Dean Grant is accepting submissions from indie filmmakers for its Spring 2024 Grant.  For over 30 years, the Roy W. Dean Grants have awarded funding and production services to independent filmmakers with unique films that make a contribution to society.  From the Heart Productions, the 501(c)3 non-profit sponsoring the grant, is proud to having helped these filmmakers complete these amazing films and bring them to the public.

The grant is open to documentaries, narrative features, short films and web series.  In addition to being unique and making a contribution to society, projects should be budgeted at $500,000 or less.  Students are welcome to apply.

Winner of the Roy W. Dean Grant for Spring will receive $3,500 in cash and thousands more in donated film products and services including 40% deduction on color, editing, and sound & all production services from ProMedia NYC, $500 in grip, lighting or expendables from Filmtools, 30% discount in equipment rental from AbelCine Tech, Inc. NYC, $1,600 value / sound mix session from Silver Sound, and more from many heartfelt donors.

Filmmakers can apply at   Deadline for submission to the Roy W. Dean Grant for Spring is March 31st, 2024.

Every Filmmaker Gets Help for Their Project by Just Applying

Since its inception, the Roy W. Dean Grant has offered something for applicants that is itself unique for a grant.  Every filmmaker that applies for the grant has the opportunity to receive a 15-minute consultation on their submission.  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 or call 805-984-0098