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Funding Resources

Tourist Development Council Grants Program
Quarterly program which provides support to significant cultural and/or special events, including sports activities and television/film origination projects that promote Miami-Dade County’s appeal as a tourist destination.


Latino Public Broadcasting  (LPB) OPEN CALL Funding Initiative
Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB), a non-profit organization funded by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting offers Open Call a funding initiative that invites independent producers to submit proposals for funding on Latino-themed programs or series.

Every year LPB invites independent filmmakers to submit proposals in various stages, from research and development, to production, post-production and outreach.  All proposals are reviewed by a selected group of public television professionals, local stations programmers, independent filmmakers, academics and executives from other funding organizations.

For more information on Open Call visit

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) -  P.O.V. for documentaries
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a private, non-profit corporation whose members are America's non-commercial public television stations. PBS provides quality TV programming and related services to 347 stations serving all 50 states. For over three decades, PBS has set the standard of excellence in U.S. television programming, with more viewers turning to PBS than any other TV resource for engaging, accessible and intellectually satisfying programs. Proposals are evaluated on an ongoing basis. Guidelines regarding submissions are available at

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
1320 Braddock Place, Alexandria, VA 22314-1698
(703) 739-5000; (703) 739-0775 fax
Find out more about the variety of funding and broadcasting opportunities available to independent producers at PBS.


The Sundance/Sloan Commissioning Grant includes a cash grant and creative support to a filmmaker developing a science- or technology-themed screenplay.

Work-in-Progress projects must be in production or post-production. These submissions are eligible for the maximum grant award of $75,000.


The WIFF Film Finishing Fund...
The WIFF Film Finishing Fund supports filmmakers who make thoughtful and provocative films by or about women. The program was created to assist filmmakers seeking completion funds for works which demonstrate advanced, innovative skills and which relate to the goals of Women In Film. The funding cycle begins in December of each year, so please visit the Women In Film homepage ( on or after December 1st to review and download the application. The application gives complete information about the eligibility requirements and procedures.


The Women Make Movies Production Assistance Program
The Women Make Movies Production Assistance Program was established in 1988 to develop and support women in independent production. The Program fulfills this mission by offering fiscal sponsorship to film and video projects and by providing independent filmmakers with valuable information and guidance through our semi-annual workshops. Together these programs reflect Women Make Movies commitment to outreach and development of both emerging and established women film and video makers.


For more funding options please visit the Governor's Office of Film & Entertainments website:



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