GRANTING: The World is Our Oyster

Thirty-nine nations in the Winter 2013 grant-cycle comprise what could very well be our most diverse group of applicants (and undiscovered cinematic pearls), to date…

We’re at it again, folks; the Global Film Initiative is diving through our first batch of Granting Program applications for the Winter 2013 Granting Cycle for feature film productions, and what an array of projects to behold during this, our tenth year of granting…

This cycle could very well be our most diverse applicant pools, as Asia is now the leader of the pack, taking Latin America’s long-time lead. At the same time, Africa and the Middle East have increased their representation in our Granting Cycle, proving that our applicant pool is becoming more and more regionally diverse!

While we can’t share too many details until grant awards are announced in April, here are a few highlights to wet your appetite:


Winter 2013 Granting Cycle Highlights:

Total countries represented: 39
Country with most submissions: India & Turkey
Country from which we’re most excited to receive an application: Mauritius

Regional representation of all applicants:
31% from Asia
29% from Latin America
17% from Africa
13% from Middle East
8% from Central & Eastern Europe
1% from Caribbean

It’s proving to be a great start to our tenth year of granting! We wish the best of luck to all the applicants of the Winter 2013 Granting Cycle, and look forward to announcing grant-awards in just a few short months!

The Granting Program awards fifteen to twenty grants per year, of up to $10,000 each, to filmmakers whose work exhibits artistic excellence, accomplished storytelling and cultural perspective on daily life. Funds received from grants are used to subsidize post-production costs such as laboratory and sound mixing fees, and access to advanced editing systems.

The Global Film Initiative’s next granting cycle is Summer 2013. Applications may be submitted from May 15, 2013 until the submission deadline on July 15, 2013. For more information on applications, eligibility and guidelines, please visit the Global Film Initiative’s website:

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