2020 FOLLOW FOCUS SHORT FILM GRANT - postponed due to COVID-19, will post an update as soon as we know when we can launch


$10,000 finishing fund for a cinematic documentary short going into post-production

ScreeningRoom, the Points North Institute and Jigsaw Productions are excited to announce the 2020 Follow Focus Grant, a new grant opportunity for a short documentary film entering into post-production. In 2019 we launched the first Follow Focus Grant and awarded $14,000 in grants and travel stipends.

For the 2020 Follow Focus Grant, one documentary filmmaker will receive:

  • a $10,000 grant to finish their short film
  • acceptance to the Points North Institute edit lab in September 2020
  • mentoring from the Points North Institute, ScreeningRoom, and Jigsaw Productions
  • a one year ScreeningRoom Pro account

Applications will open on March 1, 2020 and be accepted through June 1, 2020

Applicants will need an annual ScreeningRoom membership to apply. If you don’t have a ScreeningRoom membership already, you can sign up before the end of the year with a 25% discount code FOLLOWFOCUS2020 at

Thanks and we look forward to seeing your films!