Mississippi Film & Video Alliance

The Resource for Mississippi Filmmakers

The Mississippi Film and Video Alliance is dedicated to fostering film and television production in our state. We administer the Emerging Filmmaker Grant program as well as provide 501(c)(3) services to film makers wishing to apply under not-for-profit status for other grant funding. 


MFVA Emerging Mississippi Filmmakers Grant Program 2017


Application process begins June 1, 2017 and deadline is August 1, 2017. Grants will be issued on August 15, 2017. Films are due by August 1, 2018. 

Application deadline:  Applications and supporting material must be mailed to MFVA at the address below postmarked on or before August 1, 2017 or emailed to info@msfilmandvideoalliance.org with a Paypal payment. 

Applications received via e-mail will be accepted and are encouraged.

Funds available: The MFVA board of directors will offer a maximum of $2,500 for each project. Projects requiring less than $2,500 will also be considered. The first portion of the grant will be awarded no later than August 15.

NEW FOR 2017: Festival partners that provide waivers to grant recipients include: Oxford Film Festival, Crossroads Film Festival, AfterGlow Film Festival, Sun & Sand Film Festival, Rails to Reels Film Festival, Festival South Film Expo, Clarksdale Film Festival and It's About You Film Festival. 

Overall purpose:  To help develop emerging Mississippi film and video artists as the next generation of Mississippi’s legacy of storytelling.

Project deadline:  All funded projects must be completed by August 1, 2018 or an extension must be requested by July 1, 2018. The filmmaker must send three DVD copies of the completed project or a digital file by the deadline to MFVA as part of the project completion proof.

Contact and mailing address:

Mississippi Film and Video Alliance

22 PR 3151

Apt #10

Oxford, MS 38655


For the application, download the Word Document here


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