Roy W. Dean Grant for Fall 2023

From the Heart Productions, the top-rated 501(c) nonprofit, has two grants available this Fall. One for indie filmmakers and a new one specifically for student filmmakers.

Roy W. Dean Film Grant for Fall 2023

The Roy W. Dean Grant for indie filmmakers is now accepting applications for its Fall Grant. Awarded to a unique film that makes a contribution to society, the winner will receive $3,000 cash and thousands more in film services to help them complete their project.  Deadline for submissions is October 31st, 2023.

Now completing its 31st year, the Roy W. Dean Grant has awarded over $2,500,000 in cash and donated film products and services to dozens of filmmakers enabling them to finish work on their projects.  Documentaries, short films, narrative features, or web series are all eligible to be considered for this grant.  Students are welcome to apply.

In addition to the cash prize, the grant recipient will receive $15,000 in theme music for their project from award-winning composer David Raiklen, $6,000 in animation from Emmy winner Charlie Canfield, $500 in expendables, grip, or lighting from Filmtools, 20% discount on the design of your marketing sheet by professional Dan Chapman, and much more from many heartfelt donors.

Carole Dorothy Joyce Grant for Student Filmmakers

New this year is the Carole Dorothy Joyce Grant which is just for student filmmakers.  Winner of the grant will receive $3,000.  From the Heart will also be adding film production service donations to the grant.  Grant seeks short fiction films from students that are unique and that make a contribution to society.   Deadline for submitting projects to the Carole Dorothy Joyce Grant is November 30th 2023.

Every Filmmaker Gets Help for Their Project by Just Applying

A very unique feature of every grant offered by From the Heart Productions is that each applicant is offered a 15-minute consultation on their project.  Submitting filmmakers can get advice on how to find funding, build up a database of donors or investors, market their film, and more.

More information on the grant can be found at

For any questions, please email [email protected] or call 805-984-0098