Saturday, October 1, 2022

Funding available for NC filmmakers’ upcoming projects, works-in-progress

Funding for projects with a budget for $250,000 or less is open through the 2022 Filmed in NC Fund. (Port City Daily/Alexandria Sands Williams)

WILMINGTON — Independent filmmakers in North Carolina looking for funding for new or ongoing projects can receive anywhere from $500 to $3,000 per film or video.

Applications are being accepted through the 2022 Filmed in NC Fund — an initiative of the Cucalorus Film Foundation and the NC Film Office, funded by Artless Media and The Magnifying Glass. Artists who are permanent residents of North Carolina or full-time students at statewide colleges or universities and are working on projects with a budget of $250,000 or less are eligible.

Prioritization will be given to female, African American and Latinx filmmakers. Narrative, documentary and experimental works are welcome in various stages of production. According to a press release from Cucalorus, the “projects should exhibit potential for generating meaningful community impact and substantial economic activity in North Carolina.”

“From celebrating emerging artists to building a sustainable film industry in our state, this program really has the potential to do great things for filmmakers in North Carolina starting from the ground up,” Cucalorus Executive Director Dan Brawley said in the release. “There are so many talented people making films in our state, we wish we could fund them all.”

The deadline is June 23. More information can be found here. Grant recipients will be announced in November 2022 during the Cucalorus Film Festival.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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