The Footcandle Film Society provides film screening and educational opportunities to residents of Catawba County, North Carolina. The society holds an annual film festival to showcase local, national & international filmmakers and partners with local schools and nonprofit groups for special events and film screenings. The Footcandle Film Society strives to provide exposure to these films and foster discussion about the film’s content, messages, and use of technical skills.

The Footcandle Film Society, through the Filmmaker Grant Program, provides financial support to projects that help to further the use of film as a story-telling medium and have a majority of their production work take place in North Carolina. The grant money is intended to help a filmmaker move towards their goal of completing their project so that it can be submitted to national film festivals or secure a distribution arrangement.

We provide development funding, up to $10,000, to filmmakers who have a project where they are ready to start work, have secured proper rights and access, and are either in the midst or ready to start fundraising to help support critical production.

Click this link to view and complete the online application.

The 2018 grant applications must be completed by June 30th, 2018, and the award recipients will be notified no later than September 1st 2018. The award(s) will be publicly presented at the 2018 Footcandle Film Festival the weekend of September 28-30.