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Prince George’s Film Office Film Grant Program Round 2
The Prince George’s Film Office Film Grant Program is part of Prince George's County's American Recovery Act Program and its goal is to support and provide financial and technical assistance to filmmakers and other digital visual artists who plan to film in Prince George’s County using Prince George’s resources, workforce and businesses. The Prince George's Film Office is a division of the Prince George's Arts and Humanities Council, Inc.( PGAHC), and this grant program is part of the County's arts-centered economic recovery strategy.
The Prince George’s Film Grants Program will make awards up to $45,000 per production/project to support filmmakers and digital visual creatives in telling their stories, and support a variety of production projects. The program will provide technical assistance, capacity building and training support for grantees and applicants as part of this program.
Application Process and Dates: (Download PDF of guidelines)
Grant applications will be accepted twice a year via PGAHC's Submittable grant portal. Applicants must register to apply.
INFORMATION SESSION: October 4. To register please go to the Film Office Grants Webpage:
Round 1 (COMPLETED): Application Deadline is 11:59 PM, Monday, May 16, 2022
Round 2: Applications Deadline is 11:59 Friday, October 28, 2022
Grant Awards and Payments:
Grant Awards will be up to $45,000 per Film/Project payable in 3 installments with final payment upon completion of project as follows:
Production 50%--- Post Production 25%---Final Product 25%
This program is funded through the Prince George's County appropriation of the American Recovery Program Act and grantees are required to adhere to funding requirements. Grantees receiving Federal funds are subject to audit.
- Who Can Apply? Filmmakers, visual/digital media artists, and production companies must be based in Prince George’s County. Individuals must be 18 years old at the time of application.
- MUST be a business entity with EIN (sole proprietor, LLC, LLP, LP, Non-Profit) and have a business account structure
- Must submit a Maryland State Certificate of Good Standing with in 6 months of date of grant application deadline.
- Provide Proof or residence required (Business Licenses, Tax Returns) of at least 6 months prior to date of application.
- Must have a business or commercial bank account
- Must have a body of work, finished film projects, portfolio etc.
- Be in good standing with PGAHC. Applicants with incomplete or delinquent reports, in any funding program, as of the date of this application are ineligible to receive an additional award from PGAHC in FY2022.
- Production must film at least 75% of principle filming and production in Prince George’s County (It is critical to Contact the Prince George's Film Office if applicant may have a compelling and reasonable exception for this requirement)
- Must submit bios of key production personnel
- Production must utilize Prince Georges County crews, production resources and hotels.
- Production must begin within 60 days of the date of grant award.
- Production must be complete within the one year of the date of the Grant Award.
- Must provide final financial accounting and verification of how Grant Award was spent.
- Must provide internship/apprentice opportunities for college credit or pay
- Must secure required Certificate of Insurance to film in Prince George’s County
- Must provide final visual product within one year following Grant Award.
- Must include PGAHC and Film Office logos in credits.
- Must provide access to Film/Project for screenings and promotion on PGAHC & Prince George's Film Office websites and literature
- Host a premiere in Prince George’s County, if applicable.
Use of Grant Funds:
Funding for this program is for project support and cannot be used for general operations. Funds can be used for a variety of film/digital media production expenses including a percentage of salaries and related personnel costs for productions, equipment/service rental fees, set design/construction, travel, hotel/accommodations, and catering costs, etc. Applicants are strongly encouraged to utilize Prince George's County personnel and vendors as this will be part of the review criteria.
Unallowable Use of Grant Funds - Funds CANNOT be used for:
- General Operating Support
- Equipment purchases: Rentals are allowable.
- Personal Use
Estimated Revenue Spend in Prince George’s County (40%)
- Emphasis on utilizing Prince George’s County workforce and production resources and having an economic impact in the County.
Artistic Excellence – Quality of Project (30%)
- The professional and creative capabilities of the applicant, the artistic strength, quality, vision, originality and significance of the film and the applicants experience, and relevant training as demonstrated in their work samples, credits, trailer, pitch deck or script.
- Key Production Team and Talent - experience and diversity of production team
- Distribution Platform - How will project be distributed, exhibited etc. THIS is very important.
- Budget must align with the creative vision of proposed project
Artistic Merit – Importance of Project (15%)
- Impact and reach of grant on identified community(ties), discipline and impact on the applicant’s business, project and/or ability to accomplish stated goals and outcomes
- Ability to generate revenue and growth for County businesses and workforce
- Potential impact on the applicant's business development
Internship and Apprenticeship Opportunities (15%)
- · Demonstration to provide mentorship and training to Prince George’s County emerging talent.
For additional information and questions please contact Donna Foster-Dotson at email@example.com
The Prince George's Arts and Humanities Council looks to showcase the diverse artistic and scholarly disciplines active in Prince George's County, Maryland. While our physical programs are on hold in support and compliance with the State's efforts to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we turn to our screens for connection.
If you are interested in showcasing your work for dispersal on our social media platforms please complete the form below. Please note, all work must be family-friendly. There may be no suggestive or explicit content nor language.
Additionally, all programs must be prerecorded and go through a vetting process with the exception of our Studio Visits. Studio Visits will require a pre studio visit with PGAHC Senior Program Manager. Thereafter, we will determine the best platform to show your visual artworks with audience questions and feedback in real-time.
Types of Programs
Studio Visit: 30-minute program, artists tour their studio and discuss their practice, current references, show final works and works in progress for a live audience. Artists will respond to inquiries in real-time.
- 5-10 minute prerecording live performance of presentation (literary, craft, etc.) for display at PGAHC social media channels.
- 10-20 minute workshops are also encouraged. For the workshops, please be considerate of the use of simple, readily available materials. Please consider interactive instruction that may be feasible for varied learning styles and physical abilities.
- Short films of no longer than 15 minutes in length may submit content.
Lecture: 10-30 minute presentation of scholarly merit; to include research on exhibitions, historical trends, theoretic framing, and artist retrospectives as it pertains to the visual and literary arts. Additionally, space for essayists to present written or auditory works.
For inclusion in the weekly schedule, submissions must be shared by 11:59p the following Thursday. This is an ongoing program, so if you miss a week, please submit the following week.
Please forward all questions and concerns to Senior Program Manager, Maleke Glee. Mglee@pgahc.org
PGAHC is committed to supporting our creative community and providing high quality cultural experiences and engagement for our residents and communities across Prince George's County. We must keep records on our artists and vendors for its programs, to ensure compliance and make sure we inclusive in our engagement and contract obligations. This form must be completed and submitted for payment. Thank you very much for partnering with us!