Grants & Fellowships

Westridge Grant

This grant IS currently accepting applications


We have a new easy-to-use application system! When you click "Apply Now" above, you'll be prompted to create an account with Award Force, where you can submit your application. Choose "Westridge Grant Spring 2019" from the pull-down menu to get started.

REGULAR DEADLINE: Wednesday, February 6 at 5:00 pm PT

LATE DEADLINE: Wednesday, February 20 at 5:00 pm PT

Finalists will be notified by late March. Winners will selected in early May.

The SFFILM Westridge Grant is a new fund that supports US-based, independent narrative feature films in the screenwriting or development phase. Grants are awarded twice annually to projects that address social issues and pressing questions of our time through creative and original storytelling.

A total of $200,000 will be granted annually through this program, with four to five $20,000–$25,000 grants awarded in each spring and fall.

In addition to financial support, recipients receive a range of benefits through SFFILM's comprehensive and dynamic artist development programs, as well as support and feedback from SFFILM and Westridge Foundation staff. The SFFILM Westridge Grant is open to US-based filmmakers whose stories take place in the United States. 

The Westridge Foundation seeks to support individuals, organizations, institutions, and programs dedicated to promoting community and/or national social good.