Resources for Film and Video Artists

Quick links:

Festival Listings

The North Carolina Film Office's extensive listing.
Searchable international festival listing plus bulletin board and festival news source.
Searchable international festival listing and news. Also organized by screenwriter-friendly festivals.

Funding Sources

Supports projects that explore North Carolina’s cultural traditions and diversity. Visit their website for grant descriptions, deadlines, and contact information.
Supports documentary films made in or about North Carolina through our annual filmmaking grants. 

Funding-related books and references

Shaking the Money Tree: How to Get Grants and Donations for Film and Video by Morrie Warshawski. 2 nd ed. Studio City, CA: Michael Wiese Productions, 2003.
The Independent Film Producer’s Survival Guide: A Business and Legal Sourcebook by Gunnar Erickson, Harris Tulchin, and Mark Halloran. Schirmer Books, 2002.
Film and Video Financing by Michael Wiese. Studio City, CA: Michael Wiese Productions, 1999.
North Carolina Giving: The Directory of the State’s Foundations. 4th ed. Raleigh: Capital Development Services, 1999. Also available in an online version,
Foundation Grants to Individuals. 13th ed. New York: The Foundation Center. Also available in an online version at, along with other directories and assistance to grant seekers.

Other sources of information and assistance

(919) 733-9900; Promotes North Carolina as a site for motion picture, television, and commercial production activity and produces On Location: North Carolina: Official State Film and Video Directory.
The Media Arts Project in western North Carolina supports artists and performers who apply innovative approaches to technology, experiential formats and aesthetics.
National service organization for independent media and publisher of Independent Film & Video. Web site includes classified section.
National association of nonprofit organizations and individuals in the media arts. Publishes a newsletter, holds an annual conference, and disseminates information about job openings, funding opportunities, and upcoming events in the field.
Promotes documentary work about the American South by providing venues for public screenings, offering technical assistance to media artists, and serving as fiscal sponsor for media projects.
Tar Heel Films provides networking opportunities for filmmakers and film professionals and a clearinghouse for film-related information in the state.
Site is useful for the bibliography on fundraising and other film-related issues. (No recommendation or endorsement of other services offered is implied.)
A nonprofit organization committed to social change and justice that works with filmmakers to extend the reach and impact of films through community education and outreach. Offers free consultations to filmmakers to help create strategies for long-term connections between films and audiences.