Filmmakers for Tomorrow Foundation (FFTF)
How to Apply for Grants

FFTF is committed to providing grants to aspiring filmmakers ages 16-25, who are registered public high school, college and university students in the Washington, D.C. area.  Each year in the Fall and Spring, FFTF will award grants (as funding is available).

Aspiring filmmakers between the ages of 16-25 may apply for support for innovative film projects that reflect the diversity of American life or that of the Washington, DC metro area community. Applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 25, and must be a registered student at a public high school, college or university school in the Washington, DC metro area at the time of application. If the applicant is working through an organization or school to execute the film project, then the project must be led, designed, managed and implemented by the applicant. Only one application may be submitted per applicant.

Documentation verifying the applicant’s age and school, college, or graduate school registration may be requested upon application submission. Incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the Advisory Board for review.

FFTF's Grant Award Period and Notification
More information on the grant period and process for Fall 2016 will be posted in August.  Due to current economic conditions, we have delayed our grant program for Spring 2016.  We anticipate that there will be multiple awards totaling $2,500.00 to develop film projects that align with FFTF's mission for Fall 2016.

Please note that all grants are contingent upon the availability of funds.

Evaluation Criteria
Applications will be evaluated primarily on artistic merit, innovation, community advancement, feasibility of the film project request, and the extent to which the film project reflects diverse American life or that of the Washington, DC metro area community. 

FFTF grants will NOT be awarded to film projects of an R-rated nature (i.e., depictions of extreme violence, graphic nudity, etc.) or for film projects that glamorize the use of drugs, cigarettes, or alcohol.

Detailed information including FFTF 's grant application forms and instructions for Fall 2016 will be made available via our web site in the August. 

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