Redford Center Grants

Redford Center Grants

The Redford Center Grants program celebrates and supports diversity in environmental filmmaking. Because not everyone has the same motivations for wanting to protect and restore the planet. That’s why we look to solutions—and to the people who are driving them—for inspiration and hope.

In 2018, we are launching our second cycle of Redford Center Grants supported by the New York Community Trust. We invite applications from filmmakers working on feature-length documentary films focused on environmental issues and solutions in the United States.

Each filmmaking team chosen will receive the following support:

  • A $20,000 development grant to create a short proof-of-concept film in a six month timeframe that can be used to support the fundraising, outreach and production of your feature film
  • A GoPro Camera and Tech Kit, along with expert support for their filmmaking
  • A travel and lodging grant to attend a Story Development Summit at the Sundance Mountain Resort October 25-28, 2018
  • Opportunities to meet issue experts and industry leaders who will help filmmaking teams refine their project narratives and impact goals.
  • All finalists receive fast-track consideration to be fiscally sponsored by The Redford Center
  • Consideration for a production grant in Year Two to support the feature film

Please take a look at our 2016 grantee cohort to get a sense for the types of projects we are looking to support. We also encourage you to review the guidelines and eligibility, the terms and conditions, and review the application questions by clicking the buttons below.

The application period opens soon...please check back!

We are excited to work with you to tell stories that protect the planet.