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Global Film Initiative Summer 2012 Feature Film Production Grants-Application deadline: July 16, 2012

Global Film Initiative Summer 2012 Feature Film Production Grants-Application deadline: July 16, 2012

In its continuing effort to promote original storytelling by individuals from around the world, the Global Film Initiative is pleased to announce a call for applications for the summer 2012 cycle of its narrative feature film production grants program.

Applications are accepted for feature-length, narrative film projects in all stages of production by directors from eligible nations of Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Oceania. Applications will be accepted until July 16, 2012, and granting decisions are announced in October 2012.*


*For Applications, Eligibility Requirements and Granting Guidelines, please visit: 

About the Granting Program

The Global Film Initiative’s Granting Program awards fifteen to twenty grants per year, of up to $10,000 each, to filmmakers whose work exhibits artistic excellence, authentic self-representation and accomplished storytelling. Funds received from grants are used to support completion of film production and to subsidize post-production costs such as laboratory and sound mixing fees, and access to advanced editing systems.

Since the Initiative’s founding in 2002, the Granting Program has awarded 122 grants to filmmakers worldwide. Grant recipients include:

  • BEATRIZ’S WAR (A GUERRA DA BEATRIZ), dir. Bety Reis, East Timor 

First locally produced and directed narrative feature film from East Timor. GFI grant awarded in 2011.

  • THE MIRROR NEVER LIES, dir. Kamila Andini, Indonesia

Awarded the FIPRESCI Prize at the 2012 Hong Kong International Film Festival. GFI honorable mention awarded in 2011.              

Official Selection of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard). GFI grant awarded in 2010.

  • LA RUTA DE LA LUNA, dir. Juan Sebastián Jácome, Panama

World Premiere at the 2012 International Film Festival Panama. GFI honorable mention awarded in 2011.

For more information about the Granting Program, please visit:

About the Global Film Initiative

The Global Film Initiative is a U.S.-based international arts organization specializing in the support of independent film from Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Founded in 2002 to promote cross-cultural understanding through the language of cinema, the Initiative awards numerous grants to deserving filmmakers from around the world each year, and supports a touring film series entitled Global Lens. For more information about the Global Lens film series and Global Film Initiative programs, please visit:

The Global Film Initiative is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. All proceeds from the Global Lens film series support international filmmaker grants, educational programming and resources, touring film exhibitions and other philanthropic initiatives and programs sponsored by the Global Film Initiative. 

The Global Film Initiative
145 Ninth Street, Suite 105
San Francisco, California 94103 USA
+(415) 934-9500 – phone

+(415) 934-9501 – fax


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