Catapult Development Grant 2022

Catapult Development Grant

Opportunities Circle is here with Catapult Development Grant 2022. It is an excellent opportunity for filmmakers who need early support to advance their projects. Filmmakers worldwide over 18 years of age who have a solid story to tell can apply for this international grant program. Catapult film fund provides development funding to documentary filmmakers.

Furthermore, the international grant seeks filmmakers at the early stage of their career who have secured access and are ready to make a fundraising piece to help unlock critical production funding. They assist filmmakers in developing their projects without any hurdles. The selected project will receive a grant worth $20,000. The last date to apply for this opportunity is 31 August 2022. Moreover, this program requires powerful and moving storytelling by filmmakers with a strong voice covering a broad spectrum of subject matter.

Here are more details about the Catapult Development Grant

Deadline is August 31, 2022

  • Country: USA
  • Financial coverage: Fully Funded
  • Deadline: August 31, 2022
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    Eligibility Criteria :

    The eligibility Criteria for the Catapult Development Grant 2022 are:

    • Interested candidates must be 18 years or older as they do not provide funding to students.
    • The time duration of the documentary must be 28 minutes or longer. They do not fund series.
    • Candidates can add animations to the documentary. They will observe documentary/narrative hybrids on a case-by-case basis.
    • Development Grant should be only used for the process of completing a fundraising piece, which may include writing, shooting, and editing. (once the story and characters are in the place).
    • Furthermore, candidates should own the copyright of their production.
    • Also, they should have artistic, budgetary, and editorial control over their project.
    • Candidates with previous film or television production experience in a principal role (Director, co-director, producer, and co-producer) are encouraged to apply. They should submit their previously completed project sample.
    • Candidates with no previous experience will have to demonstrate that they will be working with an experienced filmmaker in a principal role.
    • Catapult provides grants to only 501(c)(3) organizations. It means there should be a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor for the project. Film production companies or individuals from outside the US can apply without a fiscal sponsor.

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    Benefits :

    • The selected project will receive a grant worth $20,000.

    Selection Criteria

    • Powerful story narrative at the core of the film.
    • Contemporary relevance.
    • Storytelling techniques should be unique, creative, and innovative.
    • Feasibility of the project for its budget, financing, schedule, and scope.
    • Evidence of the creative team’s capacity to carry out past projects.
    • Priority to the story, not the lesson or plan of the filmmaker.
    • Grant should have a significant influence on the development stage of the project.
    • Also, there should be a unique approach.
    • The use of humor is a plus.
    • Filmmakers should demonstrate credible access and rapport with the proposed subjects of the story.
    • There should be originality of form, approach, or content.
    • The project’s potential should be to create public discourse and social engagement.

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    Application Process:

    • Candidates can apply online through the apply now link provided below.
    • Register yourself for the Catapult film fund and apply before the deadline.
    • The deadline to apply for the grant is 31 August 2022.

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