BIPOC Filmmaker Grant, Presented by Machines for Freedom

 

Application and Guidelines

 

2022 Application Period is currently OPEN!

Program Info

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Who is Eligible to Apply

  • Black, Indigenous and all People of Color who are emerging filmmakers
  • Absolutely no experience required
  • No location restrictions – we invite our global community to apply
  • Projects must have a strong central theme of bicycles

2022 Schedule

  • June 15, 2022 – Applications are due
  • June 30, 2022 – All applications are notified via the email address provided in the application
  • Films must be completed by December 31, 2022

If You Are Awarded a Grant

  • Recipients will receive grants of $1,500-$2,000
  • Number of grants and amount awarded will be determined by financial contributions to the BIPOC Grant Program
  • Filmmakers have the option of being paired with an advisor for one-on-one support in bringing the film concept to the screen
  • Final films should be 25 minutes or shorter
  • Films created through this program will be presented in our Annual Filmed by Bike Festival in Portland, Oregon then go on tour around the world!

Application

Please note this is the 2022 application. You can see our 2021 awardees here!