Grants & Fellowships

Westridge Grant

This grant is NOT currently accepting applications


REGULAR DEADLINE: Tuesday, July 10 at 5:00 pm PDT
LATE DEADLINE: Tuesday, July 31 at 5:00 pm PDT
Finalists will be notified by early September. Winners will selected in late October.

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. Learn more about the Westridge Foundation.