The Jerome Foundation offers production grants, for specific projects, of up to $30,000 for emerging/early-career film, digital production and video directors who reside in Minnesota and the five boroughs of New York City who work in the genres of experimental, narrative, animation or documentary.
Details are here: https://www.jeromefdn.org/apply/mn-nyc-film-video
The next deadline is August 24, 2017.
Another opportunity through Jerome Foundation is for a Travel and Study program open to filmmakers. These grants support periods of domestic and/or international travel for study, exploration and growth. Eligible activities include (but are not limited) to research informing or leading to the creation of new work, the development of collaborations (whether artistic or organizational), participation in specific non-academic training programs, time for reflection and individualized study, field investigation of work outside of the applicant’s home state, and opportunities to engage in dialogue on aesthetic or organizational issues.
That application is due December 7, 2017 (and the application opens September 1).