Berkeley FILM Foundation Invites Applications From Bay Area Filmmakers

The Berkeley FILM Foundation works to nurture, sustain, and preserve a thriving local film community.

To that end, the foundation invites applications for its 2021 film grant program from emerging and established independent filmmakers in the Bay Area. Through the program, BFF will provide grants of up to $12,000 in support of the production, post-production, and distribution of work(s) that combine intellectual clarity with creative use of the medium. (The program does not provide funding for pre-production.)

Eligible genres include short-form animation (30 minutes or less); short-form narratives (30 minutes or less); short documentary (40 minutes or less); and long documentary (over 40 minutes). 

To be eligible for a grant, applicants must live or work in the cities of Emeryville, Berkeley, Albany, El Cerrito, Richmond, or Oakland.

BFF will be accepting applications starting on April 5. Applications are due by May 17, 2021.

See the Berkeley Film Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

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Deadline: May 15, 2021