Navajo Film-makers Grant Program
Navajo Nation TV and Film (NNTVF) and Division of Diné Education (DODE) are pleased to announce the establishment of the Navajo Nation Filmmakers’ Grant Program (NNFGP).
This grant will award $6,500 to 10 individual Navajo Filmmakers as part of NNTVF’s vision to stimulate economic opportunity and create avenues of accessibility for a burgeoning Navajo Film Industry. NNFGP also serves as an unprecedented Language Revitalization effort that seeks to facilitate the development of original scripts that are at least 80% in the Diné Language. Accompanying this endeavor is a yearlong undertaking by NNTVF to organize the First Annual Navajo Nation Film Festival in 2024 where the finished projects will premier.
Starting November 13, 2023 until December 13, 2023, applications will be accepted for submission. Applicants must be over the age of 18 and be a citizen or resident of the Navajo Nation. Both novice and experienced filmmakers are encouraged to apply.
Applications must be accompanied by a grant proposal that includes a Film Synopsis, Treatment, a Production Budget (including the $6,500 grant), and a Script that is at least 80% in the Navajo Language. It is recommended that scripts be between 10-20 pages.
With the Produced Content, NNTVF will inaugurate its 1st annual Navajo Nation Film Festival September 2024. The ten short films will premiere at the event, along with any other student projects.
For additional question, please call (928) 871-7826.