Deadline to Apply for the Roy W. Dean Grant Coming Up March 31st!

Posted on: Sunday - Mar 24, 2024

The deadline to apply to the 2024 Spring Roy W. Dean Grant for indie filmmakers is almost here.  Submissions must be received by March 31st.  Through this grant awarded to films that are unique and that make a contribution to society, 501(c)3 non-profit sponsor From the Heart Productions has been able to help many talented filmmakers complete their exceptional films.

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 an OWC Mercury Pro U.2 SSD drive valued at $1,299.99, 25% off on online/color correction and deliverables creation/duplication rates from $500 in grip, lighting or expendables from Filmtools,  $600.00 for your Free Closed Captioning by Cineprosmedia, $1,600 value / sound mix session from Silver Sound, and more from many heartfelt donors.

Filmmakers can learn more and apply at

Every Filmmaker Gets Help for Their Project by Just Applying

Every filmmaker that applies for the grant has the opportunity to receive a 15-minute consultation on their submission with the Director of the Roy W. Dean Grants, Carole Joyce.  Filmmakers can get advice on how to find funding, build up a database of donors or investors, market their film, and more. 

“Carole was knowledgeable, caring, and suggested networks for me to connect with.  She gave me so many things to think about and some homework to complete for my project (self-paced, of course).  I appreciate the time attention given for my consultation” Alyscia C – Roy W. Dean Grant Applicant

More information on the grant can be found at .

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