Are you a talented filmmaker or screenwriter? We can help you get funded today.
We are accepting applications from around the world (in English). Whether you have a screenplay or a short film that’s already in production, we want to consider your project. In partnership with ScreenCraft, a screenwriting consultancy and competition platform, BondIt is offering between four and ten production grants per year to talented filmmakers for short film and online series that display originality, vision & exceptional potential. Grant amounts will vary from $10,000 to $20,000 depending on the scale and merit of the project. We also offer matching funds for crowd-funding campaigns – see Application Guidelines for specific details.
This program includes creative development from the ScreenCraft team and production guidance and resources from BondIt and Buffalo 8 Productions.
Short Film Grant SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE June 30th!
ScreenCraft is a Los-Angeles based media company dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through competitions, events and educational content.
BondIt is a film and media fund with recent film credits including “Sharknado“, “Wild Horses” (starring James Franco and Robert Duvall) “31” (directed by Rob Zombie), “By Way of Helena” (starring Woody Harrelson, Liam Hemsworth and William Hurt) & “The Invitation” (SXSW winner).
Grants range in size from $5,000 to $20,000 per project. Grant amount will be determined by jury consisting of executives from ScreenCraft and BondIt.
Applications are accepted via electronic submission only.
Application admin fee for each project is $35 before the regular deadline and then $55 until the late / final deadline. Student price (with an active school email address) is $25 before the regular deadline and then $45 until the late / final deadline.
Application must include a screenplay and a project vision statement from the writer or director. You are welcome to include any and all relevant links to prior work in the cover letter.
There is no limit to the number of projects you may submit.
Applications must be received on or before the deadlines and application fee payment must be made in full at time of the submission.
All application fees are non-refundable
All submitted material must be original, and all rights must be wholly owned by the writer(s).
Material must be submitted by the author or owner of the material. Material written by writing teams must be submitted by one of the writers, with consent of the other(s). All writers must be credited on title page.
Substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of the entered material are not allowed. Please proofread your script very carefully before submitting.
Contact info may be included on the cover page of the screenplay, however it is not required.
Winner(s) of each quarterly funding cycle will be announced and notified approximately 4 weeks after the application deadline.
We welcome international applicants. All persons from anywhere in the world are eligible; however the material submitted must be in English.
If an applicant is younger than 18 years old, a verifiable parental consent form must also be submitted with application.
All material submitted to other competitions or contests are eligible for this production grant program.
There are no requirements as to when the material was written.
Screenplay must be owned and submitted by the writer or owner.
Material should be submitted in standard screenplay format, font, spacing and margin.
Adaptations are ineligible unless the underlying rights are owned by the writer or director or the work is in the public domain.
Screenplays must 2 pages minimum and they must be less than 40 pages for short films and less than 60 pages for online series. If you’re submitting an online series, you’re must submit the pilot episode and optionally you may submit subsequent episodes with the pilot. .
All material must be submitted electronically as a PDF or it will not be eligible.
The winners will be chosen quarterly based on the following criteria: (i) originality; (ii) story structure; (iii) characterization; (iv) visual inventiveness; and (v) overall viability for world-class film festivals and/or online distribution. The winners and top finalists may be contacted by interested industry representatives, such as managers, agents or producers. Entrants may be required to submit further information to assist in the judges’ verification of eligibility. Any entrant may be deemed ineligible at the sole discretion of ScreenCraft. The selected winner(s) will be notified by e-mail about 4 weeks after the quarterly deadline. Finalists may be required to sign and return within seven (7) business days of receipt a notarized Affidavit of Eligibility and a Release and Indemnification and proof of valid passport and any other documents that ScreenCraft or any other partner may require before receiving funding payment. Failure to respond to the initial notification within ten (10) days or return of notification will result in disqualification. We reserve the right to amend these rules at any time.