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Emerging Film Festival Grant

DEADLINE:  October 20, 2017 4:30pm

Prospective applicants may attend the following workshops to learn more information about the grant programs and application process.  Workshops are not required to apply for these grant opportunities.  Please RSVP 631-853-4800 

September 18, 2017
East End Arts Council, Carriage House, 133 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
Immediately following this workshop is “2018 Long Island Arts Grants Workshop” by the Huntington Arts Council. 

September 19, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Babylon Citizens Council on the Arts, Art Center, 149 North Wellwood, Lindenhurst, NY11757

September 20, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Walt Whitman Birthplace, 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station, NY11746

September 22, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Media Room, H. Lee Dennison Building, 100 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY 11788
Enter through the South Entrance.


Application documents are available at suffolkartsandfilm.com.  Applicants must review these documents before beginning an application.  Completed applications must be submitted online by 4:30 p.m. on the day of the deadline.  Requests of $5,000 and above are encouraged.

Application Guidelines!  Please read thoroughly and email us with any questions:

 Emerging Film Festival Guidelines

Suffolk County utilizes the FileZilla system for application submission.  Please read the following instructions:  Complete FTP Site Instructions.pdf


Please supply your recently completed audit OR your current year organizational budget.

FILM 2018 Application Guidelines final.pdf

Application link below, this is a writable application.  However, if your computer doesn't permit you to save pdf documents, you may want to consider writing all the answers in a word document and copying them over.

Emerging Film Festival Application

Good luck!

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting artists in New York State. NYFA Source is the organization's online database listing thousands of grants and sponsorship opportunities available to artists in a variety of fields, including film, theatre and broadcasting. 

NYFA also awards more than $11 million in grants to individual artists annually, and offers fiscal sponsorship to emerging media and artistic organizations. For more information, visit www.nyfa.org

New York State also awards grants to non-profit arts organizations. The program is administered by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and funded by the Governor, New York State Legislature and National Endowment for the Arts. For more information on these awards and on other resources available to artists in the State, visit www.nysca.org


The Huntington Arts Council administers the annual LI Arts Grants for the New York State Council on the Arts.  To apply for these grants, the same organization could not have applied to NYSCA directly in the same year.  For more information on these awards and other resources available to artists on Long Island, visit www.huntingtonarts.org



Screenwriters Lab

The Hamptons International Film Festival’s Screenwriters’ Lab, going into its 15th year, is an intimate gathering that takes place each Spring in East Hampton, New York (2015 dates: April 10- 12). The Lab develops emerging screenwriting talent by pairing established writers and creative producers with up-and-coming screenwriters (chosen by HIFF in collaboration with key industry contacts). Visit the website for more details. 



Diana J. Cherryholmes,
Film & Cultural Affairs
H. Lee Dennison Building
100 Veterans Memorial Highway,
2nd Floor
Hauppauge, NY 11788


P: 631-853-4800
F: 631-853-4888
E: Diana.Cherryholmes @suffolkcountyny.gov

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