CinereachNot-for-profit film production company/foundation Cinereach awards $500,000 to feature films every year, and their Winter grant cycle comes to a close December 1st. In the past four years Cinereach has disbursed $4 million to more than 80 projects "at the intersection of engaging storytelling, visual artistry and vital subject matter." If you've got a project that fits the bill, here's how to apply.

From their release, here are the details:

Cinereach ( is now accepting applications for its Winter 2011 Grant Cycle.

Cinereach supports feature-length nonfiction and fiction films that are at the intersection of engaging storytelling, visual artistry, and vital subject matter. Grantees’ films often possess an independent spirit, depict underrepresented perspectives, and resonate across international boundaries. They favor story over message, character over agenda, and complexity over duality.

Grant amounts can range from $5,000 – $50,000 per project and can be awarded to support any stage of production including research and development, production and post-production.

Visit Cinereach’s How to Apply page to learn about our online application center, priorities & guidelines, FAQ and more. In preparation for applying, we also encourage you to peruse past Cinereach grant recipients, including the recently announced Summer 2010 grantees.

Letters of inquiry must be submitted by 11:59pm (EST) on December 1, 2010.

Cinereach strongly encourages applicants to submit sample work with letters of inquiry. All sample work mailed or shipped to Cinereach must be postmarked by December 1, 2010.

Link: Cinereach Grants