Filmmaking - Financing


SFFILM and Dolby Institute Launch A Fellowship, Which Will Go to Michael Tyburski and Ben Nabors’ Film Palimpsest

Michael Tyburski and Ben Nabors

Sound, sadly, is not an area of filmmaking most people think of first, if at all. A new program may change that. SFFILM and the Dolby Institute have teamed up to create a fellowship that will help filmmakers all the…  Read more

By Nov 9, 2018

Promise and The Pitch: A Bible-Themed Short Film Contest That Offers $40,000 in Production Financing

Neville Pierce on the set of Promise

Director and film critic Neville Pierce, who we interviewed several months ago around the online premiere of his shorts, has a new film, Promise, up on the interwebs, and it’s tied to the announcement of an unusual short film contest…  Read more

By Jul 23, 2018

In Partnership with Westridge Foundation, SFFILM Announces New Grant Program for Narrative Filmmakers

SFFILM FilmHouse (photo: Erin Lubin)

There’s long been an imbalance between grants available to fiction filmmakers as opposed to documentarians, and today SFFILM, the Bay Area-based nonprofit, has announced in partnership with the Westridge Foundation new biannual grants and other resources for narrative filmmakers based…  Read more

By Nov 16, 2017

Greenslate’s John Finn Talks Rebranding and How Technology Can Revolutionize the Payroll Industry

Greenslate's John Finn (r) and director Alex Harvey at IFP Film Week

John Finn, founder and CEO of Greenslate, remembers the good old days — and they weren’t that good. In 1995, when he first got into the independent film industry, he was a freelance production accountant, loaning himself out to productions where…  Read more

By Sep 27, 2017

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