Fiscal Sponsorship Program Eligibility

Fiscal Sponsorship Program Eligibility

  • The applicant must be 18 years of age or older and an independent filmmaker or documentarian.
  • The project must be a film (documentary or narrative) or media project with the following characteristics, and in keeping with The Redford Center’s mission: high impact and focused on environmental and social justice issues, positive and solutions focused, have an innovative storytelling style, and have the potential to broaden the audience on an issue.
  • Applicant must be the content creator who owns the copyright of his/her work and has artistic, budgetary, and editorial control.
  • Proven Access: The applicant must be able to provided proof/documentation of access to the people, locations, or other specific subject matter of the film.
  • The project can be in any stage of development, production, post production or distribution.
  • Student films produced through universities or colleges are not eligible for sponsorship.
  • Projects where the applicant is not the owner and direct controller of the content are not eligible.
  • Projects that could be considered propaganda in support of a political campaign or candidate are not eligible.
  • As a fiscally sponsored project, the applicant is responsible for his/her own fundraising. Applicants should take some time to think about his/her development strategy, project identity and whom he/she will contact as potential sources of funding. Applicants will be expected to submit a fundraising plan along with our application.