The David Brower Grant for Alabama Filmmakers is a grant to support student, emerging, or established filmmakers currently residing in Alabama, who have a project in development. This grant, given in the spirit of mentoring and collaboration, in the amount of $1,500, is open to Alabama artists of all ages, ethnicities, genders and experience levels, to aid in a filmmaking endeavor, in any genre, at any stage of production. Weight will be given to passion and need, as well as aspirations for personal growth in the industry and the intent of the project. Applications are accepted until October 31, 2022.
Applications open September 1. Qualifications for interested filmmakers include:
• Artists must be 18 years of age or older
• Artists must be in development, pre-production, production, or post-production on a motion picture project
• Artists must be a resident of Alabama
Submitted projects can include feature-length films, short films, serialized/episodic work, web series, virtual or augmented reality, or other immersive/interactive work. All genres/types — including fiction, nonfiction, and hybrid — will be accepted.
The Grant recipient will be announced in December 2022.
What types of projects will be considered for the Black Lens Filmmaker Grant?
Submitted projects may include:
- Feature-length films
- Short films
- Serialized/episodic work
- Web series
- Virtual or augmented reality, or other immersive/interactive work
We accept all genres/types, including fiction, nonfiction, and hybrid.
Projects can be at any stage of production:
How do I know if it’s the right time to submit my project for this Grant?
Ultimately, that’s your decision. However, we welcome filmmakers at all levels of experience, and
projects at all stages of development.
When will I hear back from about the status of my submission?
You will receive a confirmation notification once the application is submitted. The winner will be announced in December.
Can I submit multiple film projects?
Each applicant may submit one application per grant cycle.
Does my application have to be in English?
Yes. While we will consider projects in any language, the application itself must be written in English.
What should I do if I have a technical question or problem with my application?
Email our Director of Education and Outreach Jessica Chriesman, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions