Deadline: 15th of each March, June, September and December
Open to: Indigenous and underrepresented minority-culture filmmakers, as well as filmmakers who can demonstrate that they have been designated by indigenous or minority communities to tell their story
Grant: ranging from $1,000 to $10,000
The Seed Grant Program funds film projects from indigenous and underrepresented minority-culture filmmakers year-round and from all reaches of the globe. The program awards up to 16 film projects annually with grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. Submission deadlines are quarterly on the 15th of each March, June, September and December. All applications must be received in the National Geographic All Roads office no later than midnight Eastern Standard Time on each of the quarterly due dates. If the due date falls on a Saturday or Sunday Eastern Standard Time, then applications are to be received in the National Geographic All Roads office no later than the Friday before the 15th of that particular quarterly due date.
All Roads Film Project Seed Grants range up to a maximum of $10,000. Grants granted subject to applicable U.S. law.
All Roads Seed Grant funds should be used toward the development and production of a feature film, long documentary, short documentary, shorts, animation or music video. These grants are intended to function as primary or secondary support for your film project. They may be used for equipment, travel for field research, editing time, etc. ENTRANTS MAY SEEK SUPPLEMENTARY FUNDS FROM OTHER ORGANIZATIONS.
As a condition of the grant, you are required to provide an accounting of moneys spent. Awardees must send updates to All Roads at least every three months.
This grant MAY NOT be used for indirect costs, overhead, and other expenses not directly related to the development and production of a film project. Funds MAY NOT be used for travel to film/media-related meetings or conferences, legal actions, land acquisition, endowments, fees or salaries. (For clarity, the monies may not be used for “above the line” costs). Further, the monies must be spent as specified in the budget form.
This grant is open to indigenous and underrepresented minority-culture filmmakers, as well as filmmakers who can demonstrate that they have been designated by indigenous or minority communities to tell their story.
To apply for an All Roads Film Project Seed Grant, you must complete and submit the Application Form (below) as well as the information and items listed under Application Requirements to, All Roads Seed Grants, National Geographic, 1145 17th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036; or submit your application with attachments via email to [email protected], Subject: All Roads Seed Grant Application.
For additional information, call 202.857.7660 or email at [email protected]