Film + Video Grants

Multi-Year Film + Video Projects

Grant Type
Film + Video

Maximum Award

Required Match

Application Deadline
Aug 1

On-Demand Informational Webinar

Organizations interested in applying for a Film + Video Grant this year can learn more by viewing our most recent informational webinar. Application deadline is August 1.

Humanities Montana’s Film + Video grants offer multiyear support or one-time-only funding for major projects in film and video that promote a deeper understanding of Montana history and culture as well as those that examine themes and subjects in the humanities relevant and important to Montana communities.

Film + Video grants support collaboration between media producers and scholars to develop content grounded in humanities scholarship and prepare documentary films or programs made for television that engage public audiences with humanities ideas in creative and appealing ways.

Film + Video Grants support:

Research & Script Writing
Editing & Distribution
Your Ideas


Private nonprofit organizations; accredited institutions of higher education; state, local, and federally recognized Tribal governments and agencies (schools, libraries, museums, etc.); groups of persons that form an association to carry out a project for approved nonprofit purposes.

Humanities Montana only awards Film + Video grants to eligible organizations, not to individuals or production companies instituted for for-profit purposes.

Independent filmmakers and fiscal sponsors must consult with Humanities Montana staff to assess substantive involvement and determine eligibility.

A Unique Entity ID (UEI) and Federal Tax ID (EIN) are required to apply.

Important Dates:

Consults and Letter of Interest Deadline
July 19, 2024

Application Deadline
August 1, 2024

Grant Term
For project activities starting on or after October 1 and activities ending no more than 12 months after the project start date.

Award Notification
October 15, 2024

How to Apply

Step 1

Review Film + Video Grant Application Guidelines and Other Grant Resources

Step 2

Consult with the Humanities Montana Grants Office

Schedule a 30-minute grant consultation with Humanities Montana staff.

Step 3

Access Grant Portal and Complete Letter of Interest (LOI)

Create an account or sign in to your organization’s existing account using our Online Grants & Program Portal to complete the Letter of Interest form.

Step 4

Complete Online Application


Megan J. Hill Sundy
Grants and Evaluation Director
(406) 243-6067