Grants are made for production, completion and promotion/marketing costs for exceptional projects of narrative, documentary, short and animated films with a distinctive tolerance theme.
CT accepts applications from filmmakers in the U.S. and from around the world. Projects may be submitted by filmmakers, project directors and sponsors, as well as by funding sources. Applicants must have creative and budgetary control over the proposed project.
There is no quota on the number of grants we give per year. Grants generally range from $10,000 to $50,000.
We require that applicants demonstrate that they not only have vision but also know the craft of making a film and they can see it through to the end. Each application should include a one-page synopsis of a project; a financing, production and distribution plan; full personal biography (1000 words maximum) citing applicant?s participation in the film industry, along with full titles of past films/videos that the applicant has worked on, including the length of the work, where exhibited, the specific role performed by the applicant, and the names and qualifications of people involved with the project. Of course, it should also include the project budget. We do expect proposals to be clearly written and word processed. All documents must be in English.
We accept applications on an on-going basis. In other words, we have no deadlines. The initial round of review is done within four to six weeks of receipt of a complete application. At that point, applicants will be notified whether their projects have been declined or accepted for review by our Selection Committee. The best projects are then presented to the Board of Trustees for final decision. The Board of Trustees meets four times a year.
The funds must be used within twelve months of our awarding the grant. There are also requirements on reporting on how monies are used?usually an interim report six months after the award date, and a final report one year after. CT may assign a curator to a particular project in order to assist a filmmaker.
Organizations and filmmakers may submit as many film and video projects as they wish, but a separate submission form must be completed for each project.
All projects should be properly copyrighted prior to submission. Submitted materials will not be returned to applicants. Do not submit original materials.
The Board of Trustees reserves the right to invite any filmmaker to submit a project.
We charge no submission fee and encourage filmmakers of all backgrounds, interests and obsessions to submit their work.
YOUR PROJECT SUBMISSION PACKAGE SHOULD INCLUDE:
One -page synopsis of a project;
Submission Release Form. This submission release must be signed and enclosed with your submission. Download here;
Financing, production and distribution plan;
Full personal biography (1000 words maximum) citing applicant?s participation in the film industry, along with full titles of past films/videos that the applicant has worked on, including the length of the work, where exhibited, the specific role performed by the applicant, and the names and qualifications of people involved with the project. In case the project is submitted by a group of people, or a corporate entity, full personal biography of each person involved and full corporate information, including certificate of good standing, current balance sheet and the most recent income tax return is required;
Applicant?s telephone, fax and e-mail address (required);
A Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope in order to receive an official response to your submission (USA only). All foreign applicants will be notified via e-mail, fax or phone.
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