There is no one right way to seek funding, as your approach will be
dictated by your material and the type/amount of funding required for
This means there is no magic list of funding
resources out there waiting to be discovered. However, we do find
ourselves recommending certain resources over and over, so we have
collected those here for your convenience.
Other Funding Resources
"43 Ways to Finance Your Feature Film: A Comprehensive Analysis of Film Finance"The Foundation Center
John W. Cones
"The AIVF Guide to Film & Video Distributors"
by Kathryn Bowser
Co-published by the Association of Independent Video & Filmmakers
and the Foundation for Independent Video & Film.
"Clearance and Copyright"
by Michael C. Donaldson.
"Creative Filmmaking from the Inside Out"
by Jed Dannenbaum, Carroll Hodge and Doe Mayer.
by Lynne S. Gross and Larry W. Ward
, www.fdncenter.orgThe Grantsmanship Center
, www.tgci.comHumanities Texas www.humanitiestexas.orgIndependent Television Service (ITVS)
, www.itvs.orgIndependent Feature Project
, www.ifp.orgNational Endowment for the Arts
, http://arts.endow.govNew York Foundation for the Arts
, www.pbs.org/povRebel Without a Crew: Or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker with $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player
by Robert Rodriguez Regional Foundation Collections:
13 libraries of funding resources (primarily for non-profits) are
located across the state of Texas. Call Austin's Hogg Foundation at
512/471-5041 for your local listing, or try www.hogg.lac.utexas.edu/RFL/default.html"Shaking the Money Tree: How to Get Grants and Donations for Film and Video
by Morrie Warshawski, www.warshawski.comTexas Commission on the Arts (TCA)
, www.arts.state.tx.us/Texas Film Commission
A comprehensive line of publications on practical issues of indie
production is available from Michael Wiese Productions. Check out FILM AND VIDEO BUDGETS
, and THE INDEPENDENT FILM AND VIDEOMAKERS GUIDE