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GRANT OPPORTUNITY: 2012 Berkeley FILM Foundation

The Berkeley FILM Foundation is a 501(c)3 grant program for independent filmmakers funded by the City of Berkeley, Wareham Development, and the Saul Zaentz Company with a mission to nurture, sustain and preserve the thriving Berkeley film community while attracting the next generation of filmmakers. The BFF focuses on supporting the ideals reflected in Berkeley culture: social, historical and innovative documentary and dramatic works. Many of our grant winners have gone on to screen at US and international film festivals, been recognized with prestigious awards, received television broadcasts and are making a difference around the world.


The Berkeley FILM Foundation is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for the 2012 film and video grant program. Now in its fourth year, BFF has gifted over $400,000 to projects in the production, post-production and distribution stages.


This year we have expanded our program to to include filmmakers that live or work in Berkeley, Emeryville, Albany, El Cerrito or Richmond. Student applicants must live in one of the qualified cities and be enrolled in an accredited school.

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