Indie Grants 2023 Funding is Open

The South Carolina Film Commission and Trident Technical College invite South Carolina filmmakers to apply for INDIE GRANTS, production grants for narrative short film projects.

INDIE GRANTS produces high-quality short films with a reputation for professionalism, practicality, and inventive storytelling. Past projects have been official selections of top film festivals like Sundance, Tribeca, American Black Film Festival, Palm Springs, Austin Film Festival, FantasticFest, Cucalorus, Tall Grass, Slamdance, Stiges, Oxford, Nashville Film Festival, Atlanta Film Festival, Indie Memphis, LA Film Festival, DragonCon, and hundreds more.  

Recent collaborators include Oscar-winning Cinematographer Russell Carpenter (Avatar: The Way of Water, Titanic), Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect, Perfect Harmony), Madeleine McGraw (Black Phone, Outcast), Jackie Hoffman (Glass Onion, Only Murders In The Building), AJ Bowen (You’re Next, The Sacrament), Peter Simonite (The Perfect Guy, Tree of Life), and writer Brad Land (Goat).   

The 2023 funding cycle is now open. Submission requirements and link to application are below.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY 11:59 pm ET on JULY 31, 2023

Please thoroughly review all info here, the INDIE GRANTS FAQ page, and the APPLICATION/TERMS & CONDITIONS before applying.

INDIE GRANTS funding can range from $20,000 to $35,000 to cover the full production of short film projects, including post. INDIE GRANTS projects are expected to manage their productions with a high level of professionalism and production value throughout. Creative thinking, cost-efficiency, smart management of funds, and pooling of resources are key.

Exact funding amounts are based on the needs of the selected projects, amount of funding available through the INDIE GRANTS program, and other factors solely at the discretion of INDIE GRANTS, the South Carolina Film Commission, Trident Technical College, and their panel of independent industry evaluators.