We support artist-driven film and new media storytelling projects that explore aspects of inequality, as well as the organizations and networks that support these projects.
JustFilms accepts letters of inquiry for grants year round, averaging between 800 and 1,000 inquiries. Our funds are limited, and we are able to support only a small percentage of these projects through direct grants. JustFilms strongly advises that you use the priorities and guiding application questions below to determine whether your project might be competitive in this process. Please note that JustFilms also makes partnership grants, which are allocated as JustFilms partners described here. We invite you to explore whether your project might be better suited for support through one of these partners.
All projects submitted for JustFilms grants will be judged on the basis of
- Artistic excellence
- Contemporary relevance
- Potential for strategic impact
- Alignment with Ford priorities
- Potential to transform stereotypes, beliefs, and value systems
- Creativity and innovation in form
- Focus on vulnerable population