Film grants come in all shapes and sizes, supporting filmmakers of many different backgrounds. When looking at the landscape of grants available to filmmakers, there’s a gap around one particular format: narrative short films.
However, that format is an important stepping stone in a filmmaker’s journey, which is why the SHIFT Creative Fund is dedicated to filmmakers specifically seeking funding for such projects.
You always need a Film Business Plan to get funding from investors.
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.