Netflix and Adobe Are Giving $10,000 Grants to Shoot Your Next 'Great Untold' Idea

Have a great idea for a film but no money to shoot it? Pitch it to Netflix and Adobe for a chance at $10,000 and some other cool perks. 

Netflix and Adobe have teamed up to bring new stories to life in "The Great Untold" contest. Storytellers can pitch their idea for a chance to win a $10,000 grant, access Adobe experts and Adobe tools, and be paired with a mentor during the creative process. 

"The Great Untold" is all about creativity. Participants can pitch their story through TikTok or by June 13, 2021, and three winners will be selected and made into short films. Besides the cash to jump-start your project, each participant will be paired with a mentor. Contest mentors include playwright, filmmaker, and author David Talbert, producer, author, and costume designer, Lyn Sisson-Talbert, and Ryan O’Connell, lead actor in the Netflix series, Special.

What's great about this contest is that Adobe and Netflix will provide access to the equipment, tools, and crew needed to start production, while local communities will be invited to participate as film set crew, wardrobe, extras, and more. 

In addition, the short films from the creators will feature alongside a behind-the-scenes style docu-series that will showcase the creative process, documented by Nadia Hallgren, director of the Netflix Michelle Obama documentary Becoming.

To learn all the details, head over to the official contest website here.      

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What if we have zero interest in adobe and its products and do not want to be affiliated with a degrading company? A ton of better programs and better business choices out there than adobe. But we do like Netflix, can we still apply?

May 23, 2021 at 4:28PM, Edited May 23, 4:28PM


WOW! $10,000 to shoot a movie for Netflix... where am I going to spend all of that money?

May 24, 2021 at 2:02AM

Jerry Roe
Indie filmmaker

WOW! $10,000

May 30, 2021 at 1:35PM


I have film Scripts I've written thats ready for creation. Thanks nofilm school for opportunity and advice you offer

June 17, 2021 at 11:48PM

George Hunter
Film Writer