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Film & Video
Atlanta, GA

Spring 2020 Filmmaker Grant

Film Impact Georgia

Thank you for your interest in our Filmmaker Grant! The Spring 2020 Grant is a no strings-attached (sort of) grant to support Georgia based filmmakers in producing short film content to practice their craft and further their skills as filmmakers.

To qualify, you must be a Georgia based filmmaker and have plans to shoot the film in the next year in Georgia. This grant is for *SHORT FILMS ONLY.

If selected, Filmmakers will receive $5,000 and a mentor to help throughout the process completing the film. See past finalists and their projects here.

Spring 2020 Grant Timeline:

Applications open: October 1st, 2019

Deadline for applications: November 15th, 2019

Finalists announced: December 1st, 2019

Winner announced: January 15th, 2020


Grant Finalization Process:

The application will open on October 1st, and then close on November 15th. We will narrow down the applicants to ten finalists that will be announced on December 1st. The finalists will be interviewed, and then guest mentors will review the ten projects and the final grant recipient will be announced on January 15th, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

The link to the application form is at the bottom of the Rules and Regulation page.


* This grant is for short films only (i.e. less than 40 minutes). The reasoning behind this is that typically there is no return on investment for short films, thus making it harder to find funding. Short films are an important part of independent filmmaking as it is where filmmakers learn their craft and figure out who they are as artists.

Full application details available online here.