Roy W. Dean Film Grant Applications Now Open


Apply now for the Roy W. Dean Grant!
Deadline to apply is October 31st, 2020

Created to help independent filmmakers get their films started or completed, the final Roy W. Dean Grant of 2020 is now open for applications. Grant winner will receive $3,000 cash as well as approximately $28,000 more in film goods and production services.

Founded in 1993 by Carole Dean, President of the top-rated non-profit From the Heart Productions, the Roy W. Dean Grant is awarded to filmmakers with a unique film that makes a contribution to society. It is open to documentaries, features, short films and web series budgeted under $500K. Students are welcome to apply.

Every filmmaker that applies receives a free consultation on their project.

The $3,000 cash prize is supplemented by donations from companies and individuals that support independent filmmakers. This includes:

  • $15,000 in original music written by well-known composer David Raiklen (Exclusive of recording costs)
  • $1,620 for one consultation a month from Carole Dean on financing your film
  • 30% Discount by Jerry Deaton for Music Post-Production Services at AudioKut
  • $600 in Closed Captioning from NetCaptioning
  • Much more from heartfelt donors.

You can apply for the grant at

For more information, please email [email protected] or call 805-984-0098