Filmmakers will be asked to submit a top-line production budget along with their application, outlining how much funding is needed to carry their project from concept through post-production. SHIFT is dedicated to supporting as many films as possible within our available grant pool. While there are no official limits, we encourage you to submit a project budget totalling between $5,000 and $40,000.
Grant applications open September 1st and remain open until September 30th. Applicants will be asked to submit a completed script, visual treatment, top-line budget, preliminary production schedule, and samples of previous work as part of their full grant application. Applicants will use an online portal as well as a free SHIFT for Creators account to submit all needed materials during the September application window.