By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood June 12, 2014 at 6:25PM
The application period for the next round of SFFS Documentary Film Fund grants opens November 10. Finalists will be announced in late January 2015; winners in early March. SFFS Documentary Film Fund grants are awarded once each year. Exact amounts of individual grants and the number of grants made are determined on an annual basis. As with all Film Society grants, in addition to the cash awards, recipients will gain access to numerous benefits through Filmmaker360, the Film Society’s comprehensive and dynamic filmmaker services program. Filmmaker360 is a leader in the field of nonprofit support of cinema and offers unparalleled assistance and opportunities designed to foster creativity and further the careers of independent filmmakers nationwide. Filmmaker360 oversees one of the largest film grant programs in the country, which disperses nearly $1 million annually to incubate and support innovative and exceptional films at every stage of production. Other elements of Filmmaker360 include project development consultation and fiscal sponsorship, FilmHouse residencies, Off the Page screenplay workshops, information resources and a membership program with various discounts and benefits. For information visit sffs.org/filmmaker360.