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by Frank Arthur on September 3, 2020

in Extras,Film


Leading screenplay discovery and development organization, ScreenCraft, and Santa Monica-based media financier BondIt Media Capital, announced that submissions for the 2020 ScreenCraft Film Fund program are now open. The fifth annual fund supports emerging filmmakers worldwide with production grants to help complete their film projects. The program considers a range of projects, from standalone screenplays to fully packaged projects seeking up to $30,000 in finishing funds.

Added to this year’s program is the inaugural Diversity Award, which guarantees at least one of the recipients selected will be from an underrepresented background as defined by the WGA Diversity Report.

The 2020 ScreenCraft Film Fund will open for submissions today, September 3, 2020. Applications should be submitted here.

In its fifth year, the ScreenCraft Film Fund’s objective is to help emerging filmmakers achieve their goal, whether it is to produce a short screenplay or finish a feature film already in production and seeks finishing funds completion. Since its inception in 2016, over $100,000 has been given to support emerging filmmakers and screenwriters. BondIt’s sister company, Buffalo 8 Productions, provides ongoing creative development.

Sola Fasehun, Producer and Literary Agent joins the Spring 2020 Film Fund program as a special mentor and strategic advisor for fund recipients. Fasehun previously worked under Academy Award-winning producer Michael Phillips (Taxi Driver, The Sting), has her own independent film company: Fasehun Films, among her many accomplishments. She is also the founder of The Distribution Collective (TDC) that brings mentorship to the community by supporting diversity and inclusion in entertainment. Fasehun will also invite the Diversity Award winner to screen at the Diversity and Inclusion Film Festival which will be held in partnership with the Lincoln Center in New York City in 2021.

Previous ScreenCraft Fund recipients include filmmakers Kevin Kai and Ming Wang, whose film was selected for the 2020 Cannes Film Festival; Samira Shackle and Owen Kean, whose film was acquired by VICE; and Danny Madden, who has subsequently gone on to debut two films at the Sundance Film Festival.

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