August 8, 2012

Great Opportunity: Cinereach Awarding Grants of Up to $50K to Fiction and Documentary Film Projects

Cinereach, who we've covered previously, is a not-for-profit film organization that awards grants and fellowships to filmmakers in addition to producing a select few films (the most prominent current example of which is the terrific and touching Beasts of the Southern Wild). Documentary and fiction films from anywhere in the world are eligible for their grants, which range from $5,000 – $50,000 per project. Since 2006 they've awarded close to $5 million in total funds, and they've just opened their 2012 grant cycle; if you're interested in applying for such a great opportunity (as am I), you've got a month. Here are the details of how to apply:

We're very happy to announce that Cinereach is now accepting Letters of Inquiry for our 2012 Grant Cycle.

The submission deadline is Tuesday, September 4th at 7:00 PM (EST).

Cinereach will award grants of up to $50,000 to a selection of feature length fiction and nonfiction films at any stage of production, from development through post.

If you intend to apply, please visit the How to ApplyPriorities & Guidelines, and FAQ pages on our website.

Link: Cinereach How to Apply

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I'd just like to say: Great post Koo, like always!

August 8, 2012 at 7:51AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


I second that. I found this website a few months back and it's my number 2 visited site, Chrome tells me. Thanks Ryan.

August 8, 2012 at 8:17AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM

Travis Jones

Great post and yipee, for the links now open in a new tab :D thanks for listening NFS!

August 8, 2012 at 8:32AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


Thanks guys, glad to hear from you. Wapibibi, I don't know that this will be the default behavior forever but we're certainly experimenting!

August 8, 2012 at 10:53AM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM

Ryan Koo

Will be applying for this as soon as I get confirmation I can access the subject I think I can. If he's willing to talk to me, I have the most incredible pitch ever. I hope they give me all teh monies. Thanks Koo!

August 8, 2012 at 7:26PM, Edited September 4, 7:54AM


Just wondering if you guys are still awarding grants for projects. If so when is the next deadline for submission? Have a wonderful day!!


June 9, 2014 at 10:36PM, Edited September 4, 8:56AM