Grants & Fellowships

Through the SFFILM / Rainin Filmmaking Grants program, Documentary Film Fund, Sloan Science in Cinema Filmmaker Fellowship, and Djerassi Residency Award / SFFILM Screenwriting Fellowship, SFFILM Makers offers significant financial and creative resources to independent filmmakers.

Documentary Film Fund

The Documentary Film Fund, created in partnership with the Jenerosity Foundation, awards post-production grants to nonfiction films distinguished by compelling stories, intriguing characters, and innovative visual styles. Read More

SFFILM / Rainin Filmmaking Grants program

A partnership with the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, the SFFILM / Rainin Filmmaking Grants program is the largest granting program for narrative feature films in the US. Funding is awarded to narrative feature film projects that through plot, character, theme, or setting explore pressing social issues. Read More

Sloan Science in Cinema Filmmaker Fellowship

The Sloan Science in Cinema Filmmaker Fellowship is a joint effort by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and SFFILM to cultivate stories rooted in science and technology. Read More

Djerassi Fellowship

The Djerassi Residency Award / SFFILM Screenwriting Fellowship provides a one-month residency at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program for an emerging or established screenwriter. Read More