For the GLAS Animation Grant cycle, two separate $2500 grants (made possible with the support of an Anonymous donor) are to be awarded to two individual filmmakers living and working in the United States to create independent short films.
At the third edition of GLAS Animation Festival we launched the GLAS Animation Grant. This program is designed to fund independent animation filmmakers living and able to work in the United States who are making films outside of academic institutions. As filmmakers ourselves, we had a keen understanding of the lack of opportunities for funds specifically geared towards independent animators working outside of a commercial context, making bold, artistic work. In fact, there were literally no national grants exclusively for animators in the United States. We wanted to change that, and support animation artists making groundbreaking and vital work.
You always need a Film Business Plan to get funding from investors.
Please take a moment to review the criteria and eligibility requirements for the GLAS Animation Grant.
Filmmaker must be living and legally able to work in the United States.
Proposed project must be for an independent short film.
Proposed projects must be able to be completed within 1 year.
Filmmaker may not be enrolled in an academic institution.
Filmmaker must have at least one completed film to show.
Filmmaker must be at least 18 years of age.
Please submit a PDF that contains the following information presented in the order in which it appears in this list:
Contact Information (email, phone number, physical address)
Date of Birth
Link to website/previous work
Runtime: How many minutes will this film be?
Medium: 2d/3d/Stop-motion/mixed media/live-action hybrid/etc.
Short Synopsis:Two to three sentences describing the project for which you are applying for.
Long Synopsis: 250-1000 words
Director biography: up to 250 words.
Key Creative personnel (optional): Include brief biographies of those working on the project in addition to the director. (e.g. sound designer, composer, additional animators etc.) Please provide links directing us to their previous work.
Production Stage: Briefly describe where you are currently in the production process. Be honest, we understand that if you’re working solo, the money might be spent on giving yourself time
Distribution/Marketing: Briefly explain the method in which you intend to distribute your film. Will this film be intended for festivals, curated screenings, broadcast, etc.
How will you make use of the GLAS Animation Grant? Describe how you intend to make use of the GLAS Animation Grant should it be awarded to you.
2 references: Please provide the Name, email address, phone number, and affiliation of a reference we are able to contact.