This grant is now available for shorts and low budget independents as well as documentary filmmakers. We have expanded to further our goals of creating films that are "unique and make a contribution to society."
Just fill out the Application Form, print it out and send it along with your 2 to 6 page proposal, sample work on DVD and the suggested donation of $38.00 or $28.00 for students. If you have any questions regarding the application, you may contact Carole at: Caroleedean@att.net
Submit a written proposal. If you need help writing your proposal, look on this page for a chapter from Carole’s book The Art of Film Funding (make the Art of Film Funding a link to this page: http://fromtheheartproductions.com/interviews.shtml. For docs send us 2 to 6 pages on your proposal plus you can add your budget and your crew. For shorts and features we want a one page synopsis of the film and the first 10 pages of your script. Please be sure to tell us the following:
- Style, format and approach to the material, including any distinct visual or technical elements.
- What are your plans for distribution?
- Are you the producer, director, what?
- How is this project unique and how does this project benefit society?
- What is your relationship to the material?
- List name and position of proposed key production personnel (producer, director, cinematographer, editor, etc.) List their relevant experience or credits.
All proposals must be accompanied by a sample of applicant’s previously completed work on DVD. If you do not have a prior work, submit one from anyone on your crew. Please do not send original DVD, send us copies because we do not return DVDs.
$38.00 ($28.00 with proof you are a student)
Where to send everything
Mail all materials and DVD in one package to:
From the Heart Productions
Faxed applications will not be accepted.
Attn. Roy W. Dean Film Grant
1455 Mandalay Beach Road
Oxnard, California 93035-2845
From the Heart works as a fiscal sponsor for docs, features and shorts. If you are interested in being covered by our nonprofit, please state this in your cover letter with your application.
We are partners for Indiegogo and can help you mount a successful crowdfunding campaign. IGG has removed the penalty if you don't hit your goal. You get all of your money no matter what you raise. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for full information.
From the Heart Productions and/or the other grant sponsors are not responsible for any loss or damage to application materials due to shipping, storage, or presentation.
Click here to fill out an Application
How to Become a Sponsor of the Grants
Want to be part of a winning film?
The recipients of the Roy W. Dean Grants consistently produce winning films and projects. With the competition of applicants vying for the top spot for the Roy W. Dean Grants, we consistently get top films produced and we have distribution channels that anxiously await every Roy W. Dean Grant film to be finished.
When a person wins the Roy W. Dean Grants they also win the services of a very skilled winning team of sponsors. Our sponsors go through a competitive process and are judged by a panel of experienced successful industry professionals before they are accepted as part of the winning team.
What do you get as a sponsor?
We, at From the Heart Productions, are very aware that if it weren't for you and your generosity there would be no grants or winning films, which is why our slogan is always “The filmmaker’s most publicized, sought after grant…from heart-felt donors” We acknowledge this fact by putting the sponsors on our widely publicized press releases and media coverage. For details as to how great our exposure is please contact our publicist Carole Dean.