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New Filmmaker Program – Equipment Grant & Post Production Grant

 

IMPORTANT!  Before reading any further, or applying for an NFP grant, please review our submission agreement carefully, which outlines important terms and conditions.  Among those, please note:

  • NFP grants are available only for productions within the United States
  • Applications must be received a minimum of two months prior to your first locked shoot date
  • Please allow three weeks for an initial response to your application  
  • As outlined in our submission agreement, please note that payment of a service fee is required with acceptance of an equipment or post production grant, the amount of which will be determined and based on the specifics of the project.

 

To submit your project for consideration for the NFP Equipment Grant, please submit a proposal via email to nfp@panavision.com, which includes the following:

All items must be received as an attachment in PDF format. The NFP will not download materials from Google or other shared drives.

  • Signed Submission Agreement, which can be downloaded HERE.  Please note that without a signed Submission Agreement, we will not open, review, or consider any other materials provided. 
  • Cover letter describing the status of your production, desired camera system & format, and any other information you wish to tell us about your project.
  • Shooting schedule with locked shoot dates.  Please note that we cannot consider applications without locked shoot dates.
  • Project synopsis and logline
  • Copy of your script
  • Copy of your budget
  • Resumes and/or bios of all key people involved
  • Contact information (email / phone number) for all key people involved.
  • For school projects - please include a letter of good standing on school letterhead.  For thesis projects, you must also submit a letter of reference from your professor on school letterhead.
  • Any other materials you would like to include which you think will support your proposal (look book, storyboards, location photos, past work, etc.)

 

To submit your project for consideration for the NFP Post Production Grant, please submit a proposal via email to nfp@panavision.com, which includes the following: 

All items must be received as an attachment in PDF format. The NFP will not download materials from Google or other shared drives.

  • Signed Submission Agreement, which can be downloaded HERE. Please note that without a signed Submission Agreement, we will not open, review, or consider any other materials provided. Please review the grant parameters carefully, as the services offered are not appropriate for all projects.  For example, the post grant offers a maximum of 12 hours of color correction, which is not sufficient for long form / feature projects.
  • Cover letter describing the status of your post production, and any other information you wish to tell us about your project. 
  • Link to a rough cut of your film. Please note that we cannot consider applications without a rough cut of some kind. Reminder that we cannot download materials from any shared drives or servers.  This must be a viewing link (Vimeo, YouTube, etc) and not a download link.
  • Estimated completion date 
  • Estimated total running time 
  • Acquisition format (e.g. RED Helium Raw 7k full frame) 
  • Resolution, Aspect Ratio, Frame Rate (e.g. 2K, 2.40, 23.98fps) 
  • Project synopsis and logline 
  • Copy of your script 
  • Copy of your budget 
  • Resumes and/or bios of all key people involved, including editor 
  • Contact information (email / phone number) for all key people involved, including editor 
  • For school projects - please include a letter of good standing on school letterhead. For thesis projects, you must also submit a letter of reference from your professor on school letterhead. 
  • Any other materials you would like to include which you think will support your proposal (look book, reference materials, past work, etc.)