Questions Checklist Production Grant

Grant Application Production Questions


Provide a brief, catchy summary of your story. (Approximately 2 to 3 sentences)

Story Summary

What is your documentary about? (Approximately 1 to 2 pages)

Connection To Story

What is your connection to the story?  In your answer, please discuss your relationship to the subject matter and characters.

What inspired you to make this film? (Approximately 1 to 2 paragraphs)

Artistic Approach

How are you going to tell this story? Describe your creative vision for the

project including its style, structure, and feel. (Approximately 2 to 3 paragraphs)

Key Collaborators

Provide brief biographies for key collaborators involved in your project.  For each additional creative team member, list information about the individual’s role in the project and relevant expertise. Additionally, list names and titles of any attached advisors and/or consultants in bullet point form. (Approximately 1 to 2 paragraphs)

Intended Audience

Who do you want this film to speak to and why? (Approximately 1 paragraph)


How do you plan to reach your intended audience? (Approximately 1 to 2 paragraphs)

Project Stage

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Funding to Date

Provide a list of all sources and amounts of funding raised to date, if any.  

What other sources of funding are you planning to pursue?  

Please include pro-bono, in-kind as well as donated services. Example:

Work Sample

Present us with a work sample(s) that best shows us who you are: as a filmmaker, as an artist, as a creative, or simply as a visionary.  

Work samples may include anything visual, including:

Films, trailers, animations, music videos, Instagram posts, look books, mood boards, drawings or paintings.  

Describe the sample(s) you are submitting for consideration, including its narrative, aesthetic, or communication intentions and why you chose to present it to us for this grant. (Approximately 1 paragraph)

Tell us about yourself

Is there a particular film or filmmaker that you see as a model for the kind of work you want to do and why?

What challenges do you face as a filmmaker in the South?

What does success look like for you as a filmmaker? (Approximately 3 to 4 sentences per answer)


Please upload a bio or resume.