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Funding Opportunities for Documentaries, Books and Cultural Preservation

Whether you’re working on a book about California history, or a cultural preservation project, or a documentary film, check out these upcoming funding opportunities from our colleagues at the NEH, Latino Public Broadcasting, the California Historical Society, and the Berkeley Film Foundation.

BERKELEY FILM FOUNDATION GRANTS
DEADLINE:  MAY 15, 2015

Berkeley FILM Foundation (BFF) invites local filmmakers to apply for production, post-production and distribution funding. Average grants range from $10,000 to $12,000, with a Saul Zaentz Award of $25,000. BFF also offers student grants of up to $5,000. To apply – click HERE.

CALIFORNIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY 2015 BOOK AWARD
DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2015

The California Historical Society is accepting nominations from authors for the 2015 California Historical Society Book Award. A cash prize of $5,000 will be awarded to a book-length manuscript that increases public knowledge of the state’s history and deepens our understanding of California’s heritage. For complete details, please click HERE.

LATINO PUBLIC BROADCASTING PUBLIC MEDIA CONTENT FUND
DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2015

Latino Public Broadcasting’s Public Media Content Fund invites independent producers to submit proposals for a program, limited series or short web-based digital video any subject that relates to or is representative of Latino Americans. Funding averages between $5,000 and $100,000 for programs of most genres, including documentary, narrative, performance, mixed genre or new media. LPB will consider funding projects at the production and post-production stage. To apply – click HERE.

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES, COMMON HERITAGE
DEADLINE: JUNE 25, 2015

The NEH’s Common Heritage program aims to capture America’s cultural heritage that’s preserved not only in libraries, museums, archives, and other community organizations, but also in all of our homes, family histories, and life stories and to preserve it for future generations. Common Heritage will support both the digitization of cultural heritage materials and the organization of public programming at community events that explore these materials as a window on a community’s history and culture. The NEH especially welcomes applications from small and medium-sized institutions that have not previously received NEH support. For more details, please click HERE.

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