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Announcing: The 2018 Indie Grants Funding Cycle is OPEN!

The South Carolina Film Commission & Trident Technical College invite filmmakers to apply for INDIE GRANTS, production grants for short film projects. We are accepting applications through June 29, 2018. Any filmmaking individual or team is eligible, including writer-only, writer/director, writer and director, producer and director, etc. In order to be considered, at least one submitting applicant must be a South Carolina resident with legal address and agree to 75% of the film being shot in South Carolina. Typical grants range around $25,000-$35,000. Supporting funds may also be applied for ranging from $1,500- $7,500. All movie genres & POV's are encouraged to apply. This is the only film funding program of its kind in the country! INDIE GRANTS has funded and produced 30 short films since 2010. These projects have been official selections of international film festivals like Sundance, Palm Springs, Austin Film Festival, FantasticFest, Cucalorus, Tall Grass, Slamdance, Stiges, Oxford, Nashville Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, Indie Memphis, LA Film Festival, DragonCon, and many more. Recent collaborators include Oscar-winning DP Russell Carpenter (Titanic, Ant-Man), actor AJ Bowen (You’re Next, The Sacrament), DP Peter Simonite (The Perfect Guy, 2nd Unit DP on Tree of Life), and writer Brad Land (Goat). Please see www.indiegrants.org for further info.

Grants for S.C. filmmakers: the Indie Grants program

Application deadline May 31 The South Carolina Film Commission and Trident Technical College invite South Carolina filmmakers to apply for Indie Grants. The program provides funding up to $12,500 for short films to create training opportunities for South Carolina media professionals and students. The program is accepting applications until May 31 at www.indiegrants.org. Part of the South Carolina Film Production Fund, the program awards grants for small production projects based on training potential, story, merit and prospective contributions to the cultural and historical fabric of South Carolina. All funded filmmakers are required to use Trident Technical College film students in their crews. Other resources provided to Indie Grant filmmakers include equipment, mentoring, professional script consulting, professional crew calls, collaborative critiques and film festival consulting. The public can find out more about the program at any of three meetings scheduled for April 2 (Columbia), April 3 (Greenville) and April 17 (Charleston). Read about the meeting details. Visit the Indie Grants website to find out more about the grant application process and to see film clips from past grant projects. In this brief video, previous Indie Grants participants talk about the benefits of filming in S.C. and having students on the crew:

  Via: South Carolina Film Commission