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Filming in Florida

A guide to filming in Florida resources at the FIU Libraries


Other funding

TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund
Tribeca Film Institute is awarding over $500,000 and submissions are open! The TFI SLOAN FILMMAKER FUND seeks narrative features with science, technology and math themes and storylines at any stage from treatment to completed film, and offers financial support, guidance, mentorship and networking opportunities. The newly expanded Tribeca All Access program provides grants and extended mentorship to filmmakers from traditionally underrepresented communities with exciting narrative and documentary projects. All TFI Artist Support Programs: TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund, TAA, Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund, TFI Documentary Fund and TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund are open for submissions through December 8!

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
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 visit LPB's Open Call web page.

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 the PBS website.

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

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

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

Miami Beach Cultural Tourism Grant Program
Each year the City of Miami Beach and the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (VCA) share in funding the Cultural Tourism Grant Program. The objective of the program is to provide funding for activities, events with yearlong cultural tourism promotion and programming that supports and advances the missions of the VCA and the Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council (CAC).

Funding for the Cultural Tourism Grants is determined by a combined panel of VCA and the CAC members. The panel meets once a year to review grant applications.  For more information visit the Miami Beach VCA website.

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  Women In Film on or after December 1st to review and download the application. The application gives complete information about the eligibility requirements and procedures.

The Woman 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 & Entertainment website.