‘Filmmakers without borders’ supports independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives | 01.06.20

FWB encourages both novice and experienced filmmakers from around the world to apply for grant funding. The application process is designed to showcase each respective project’s alignment with FWB’s mission as well as to outline the filmmaker’s goals, implementation strategy, outcomes, and expected impact.
All applicants complete an online application and submit a variety of supporting materials including a video essay. The video essay is an opportunity for applicants to introduce themselves, describe the project, and explain how it will be successfully completed.

How to Apply

Prepare all supporting materials
Submit an online application


Upon successful submission of 1. the online application and 2. all supporting materials, the candidate’s application will then be forwarded to the relevant committee for initial review. The review process can take between 6-8 weeks from the application deadline depending on the application cycle and number of applications being processed. 
Unsuccessful applicants are generally notified of their application status within 8 weeks of the application deadline.
Successful applicants generally receive formal offers about 2-3 months after the initial application deadline.

Application Deadlines

There are three grant cycles throughout each year (Spring/Summer/Fall).
Each cycle has its own unique application deadline:
Spring: January 1st
Summer: June 1st
Fall: August 1st

Completed online applications and supporting materials received by the corresponding deadline will be forwarded to the relevant selection committee for initial review. All grant cycles receive equal consideration.

More information: Filmmakers without borders