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FILM 253 GRANT CATEGORIES
Film 253 Grants offers four categories to which filmmakers may apply. Find the one below that is right for you. You may only apply for one category.
CATEGORY 1: SEED FUNDING FOR PRE-PRODUCTION/DEVELOPMENT
1 - 4 awards between $1,000 - $2,500
Securing “first money in” for a project can be a significant challenge. Seed funding is essential and encourages additional investment. Funds will be restricted to the proposed project.
CATEGORY 2: FINISHING FUNDS FOR POST PRODUCTION
1 - 6 awards between $1,500 - $5,000
Post production represents some of filmmaking’s most expensive aspects. The costs, for example, of editing, music composition or licensing, sound sweetening, audio mastering, color correction, graphic design, and distribution, can be significant hurdles to completion. Applying projects would be need to be at or approaching fine cut as approved by the director, editor, and producer. Funds will be restricted to the proposed project.
CATEGORY 3: EQUIPMENT FUNDS
1 - 8 awards between $300 - $1,000
Often, a creator is held back from realizing their work due to technological and equipment constraints. This fund addresses a simple need; a project can more easily come together, and a business can go farther with the right equipment. Restricted for hardware, software, or subscription use, and is subject to panel approval.
CATEGORY 4: RISING FILMMAKER AWARD
1 - 2 awards for $500
We believe in investing in the future of local production, which means recognizing and rewarding young creators ages 16 - 24. For this award, adults may nominate a potential award recipient, and youth may also apply directly. Restricted to use for a film project or for education opportunities such as college tuition or the cost of a workshop.
WHO CAN APPLY FOR A 253 FILM GRANT?
Amateur and professional filmmakers and media creators who live or work in Pierce County. Film 253 Grants offer four categories of restricted funds. For categories 1 - 3, applicants must be 18 years old or older; for Category 4, the Rising Filmmaker Award, nominees must be between the ages of 16 and 24.
If you happen to not live or work in Pierce County but have a project that's investing significant resources in Pierce County (such as hiring Pierce County based cast and crew members, check in with Katy Evans
at and see if the project may be eligible.
HOW TO APPLY
The application process is entirely electronic: