Filmmakers Without Borders Accepting Entries for its Filmmaking Grants

Corey Boling, Executive Director, Filmmakers Without Borders (FWB)
Corey Boling, Executive Director, Filmmakers Without Borders (FWB)

Filmmakers Without Borders (FWB) is now accepting applications for it filmmaking grants to support emerging storytellers from around the world and other funding initiatives.

FWB Supported projects include narrative films, documentary films, and new media projects that align with themes of social justice, empowerment, and cultural exchange.

FWB is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that is dedicated to empowering the next generation of digital storytellers. FWB filmmaking grants provide funding and support for independent filmmakers to share their stories. Funds are available for narrative, documentary, experimental, and new media projects in various stages of production.

Interested applicants from any country are encouraged to apply. Applicants should be more than 18 years old and should be proficient in relevant digital technologies. Applicants should be able to provide samples of their work and have their supporting materials produced in English. Submitted films could be in any language.

The organisation seeks projects that address one of the following: social justice, women’s voices, youth voices, identity, cultural exchange and climate change. FWB will only consider projects that meet 100% of funds dedicated to the film project (not to salaries or large equipment purchases); scheduled for completion within 365 days of the application deadline and subtitled in English.

It encourages both novice and experienced filmmakers from around the world to apply for grant funding. The application process is designed to showcase each respective project’s alignment with FWB’s mission as well as to outline the filmmaker’s goals, implementation strategy, outcomes, and expected impact.

All applicants complete an online application and submit a variety of supporting materials including a video essay. The video essay is an opportunity for applicants to introduce themselves, describe the project, and explain how it will be successfully completed.

Applicants should prepare all supporting materials and submit an online application.

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Filmmakers Without Borders (FWB) is an educational nonprofit organization that is dedicated to empowering the next generation of digital storytellers. Through various grants, educational resources, and international fellowships, FWB provides youth from underserved communities with the technical training, media literacy skills, and digital tools to leverage the creative process as a means for interpreting their role in their society.