EFILM | Deluxe Feature Film Grant

The EFILM | Deluxe Feature Film Grant is a program for Film Independent Fellows, alumni of the LA Film Festival and Film Independent Spirit Award Nominees.

Film Independent will select a qualified filmmaker who will receive up to $50,000 in color correction and digital intermediate services for his or her narrative or documentary feature film.


  • Applicants must be the director, producer, cinematographer or editor of a narrative or documentary feature in post-production by the application deadline.
  • Applicants must be either: A) alumni of Film Independent’s Artist Development programs; B) alumni of the LA Film Festival; C) a past Film Independent Spirit Award Nominee; or D) solicited by Film Independent.
  • A rough edit of the film must be submitted with the application.
  • If awarded, grant winner(s) must be, or become, a current Film Independent Member.

For more information on the application deadline please visit our applications page.

How to Apply

To be considered for the EFILM | Deluxe Feature Film Grant, qualifying filmmakers must apply on the Film Independent website. Applicants must complete the online application form, which includes:

  • $65 application fee; $45 for current Film Independent Members
  • Cover letter explaining your interest in the award and why you feel an EFILM | Deluxe color finishing package is best suited to your production needs and artistic vision
  • Director’s statement
  • Cinematographer’s statement
  • Detailed written plan for project’s post-production timeline, financing and festival strategy
  • Project status and history, including any awards the project has received, artist development programs the project has participated in, etc.
  • Top-sheet of budget
  • Assembly edit of the full film
  • A copy of the script/transcript
  • Logline and synopsis
  • Bios of key cast and crew

Filmmaker understands that if selected, in order to receive the grant, he or she will be required to sign an agreement with EFILM | Deluxe and Film Independent allowing them access to assets and to capture testimonials (print, photo and video) in conjunction with this program for promotional purposes. EFILM | Deluxe and Film Independent will work with filmmakers to ensure public release of these materials is aligned with the film’s marketing and PR strategy.

Filmmakers will recognize EFILM | Deluxe and Film Independent in the end credits of the film with the official EFILM | Deluxe and Film Independent logos everywhere the film is exhibited.

Grant Includes:

  • Ingesting timeline of conformed project with a total runtime of up to 90 minutes
  • Data I/O management
  • Digital drop-ins VFX and re-delivered shots
  • 2D 2K color finishing process
  • Color and output to file or tape format
  • 2D Digital Cinema Package including DCDM and DCP
  • HD Quicktimes

Filmmaker will provide fully conformed project and EDL for color correction. Deluxe will color and output necessary deliverables. Delivery will be 1 x HDSR/File Format. Deluxe will convert film color to D-Cinema color space and output 1 x DCP.

Selection Process

Grant recipient will be chosen by EFILM | Deluxe and Film Independent.

If you have questions or need more information, please email us at artistdevelopment@filmindependent.org.