Picture Shop Feature Film Grant

The Picture Shop 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 their 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 Picture Shop Feature Film Grant, qualifying filmmakers must apply on the Film Independent website. Applicants must complete the online application form, which includes:

  • $25 application fee
  • Cover letter explaining your interest in the award and why you feel a Picture Shop color finishing package is best suited to your production needs and artistic vision
  • Artistic statement
  • Cinematographer’s statement
  • 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, they will be required to sign an agreement with Picture Shop and Film Independent allowing them access to assets and to capture testimonials (print, photo and video) in conjunction with this program for promotional purposes. Picture Shop 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 Picture Shop, part of the Streamland Media community, and Film Independent in the end credits of the film with the official Picture Shop 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. Picture Shop will color and output necessary deliverables. Delivery will be 1 x HDSR/File Format. Picture Shop will convert film color to D-Cinema color space and output 1 x DCP.

Selection Process

Grant recipient will be chosen by Picture Shop and Film Independent.

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

Picture Shop is part of the Streamland Media community.