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PLEASE NOTE: The New Jersey Motion Picture & Television Commission has moved to the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. As a result, our new general email address is . Similarly, the Film Ready email address is now . All staff members can be reached using their original email addresses with the new domain ending We look forward to assisting you from our new home.

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Only 2 Weeks Left to Apply for the Roy W. Dean Summer 2024 Filmmaking Grant

Time is running out! If you need funding and support to complete or start your film, the Roy W. Dean Film Grant for Summer 2024 is still accepting applications—but the deadline is fast approaching. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to bring your unique vision to life.

Application Deadline: June 30th, 2024

For over 32 years, From the Heart Productions, a top-rated 501(c)3 non-profit, has been awarding the Roy W. Dean Grant to films that make a meaningful contribution to society. We welcome documentaries, narrative features, short films, and web series with budgets of $500,000 or less, at any stage of production. Students are encouraged to apply!

Grant Winner Receives:

  • $3,500 in cash
  • $1,295 Scholarship to Writers Boot Camp
  • $500 in grip, lighting, or expendables from Filmtools
  • 30% discount on Music Post Production Services from Jerry Deaton at AudioKut
  • $750 in Grant Writing Services from Karen Everett of New Doc Editing
  • And many more valuable products and services from our heartfelt donors

Special Britt Penrod Award:

In addition to the main grant, we are excited to offer the Britt Penrod Award. This $500 prize will be given to a filmmaker with a project that stands out for its unique contribution to society. The recipient of this award does not need to be the Roy W. Dean Grant winner.

Every Applicant Benefits:

We believe in supporting all filmmakers who apply. Every applicant will have the chance to receive a 15-minute consultation on their submission. Get expert advice on finding funding, building a donor database, marketing your film, and more.

Apply Now: Visit Grant Application Form to submit your application today.

For more information, visit our Roy W. Dean Film Grants and Awards page.

If you have any questions, please email us at or call 805-984-0098.

Remember, the clock is ticking. Submit your application before June 30th, 2024, and join the legacy of filmmakers making a difference through their art.


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