“Tell Your Story” Grant – Open for Submissions April 17 – May 31

Oregon Film, #OregonMade Creative Foundation and the Creative Opportunity Program are offering two $15,000 grants to Oregon-based creators, or creative teams. The Grant is designed to support a non-project specific virtual residency, allowing filmmakers to develop, explore, and/or shoot the stories they want to tell, in any format they choose. All filmmakers are welcome to apply, with a special emphasis on applicants from traditionally under-represented communities.

Tell Your Story Grant(s) Will:

  • Support early or mid-career filmmakers (not entry level) looking to move forward in the film, media, and entertainment fields in Oregon.
  • Offer a variety of resources to aid in career development, including connections, insights, and strategies from experienced contributing sponsors.
  • Provide access to physical office space at the Oregon Film Office, or Desert Island Studios.

These resources will be available to the grantees for the remaining 2024 calendar year, with continuing consultations available as needed beyond that.

Grant Requirements:

  • Regular progress updates (with the offer of a monthly phone, or in-person check-ins to ensure adequate support is given throughout the residency period).
  • If available and if requested, confidential viewing of trailers, sizzle reels, edited cuts or scripted material.
  • Final project report.

The Tell Your Story Grant(s) offers a valuable opportunity for grantee filmmakers to explore and develop their craft, build their careers, connect with resources and mentors, and move forward on their path in the film, media, and entertainment fields in Oregon.


  • Applications open 9 AM PST Wednesday, April 17, 2024
  • Deadline for applications: 5 PM PST Friday, May 31, 2024
  • Aiming to notify the winner by July 1, 2024

Find out more here.

This is a program of the Creative Opportunity Program and Oregon Film.

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