The New Mexico Film Foundation invests in filmmakers, not films. We are a non-profit foundation, not a production company. We feel it is important to fund the arts in general and New Mexico independent filmmakers in particular. We will be offering a variety of grants to accomplish this. Currently we are engaged in a variety of  activities in order to fund these grant programs. If you are interested in providing a donation, you can click on the “Donate” page or contact us to learn more about our Grants program by going to our Contact Us page. The following is a list of grants we will offer once we get funded. 

Screenwriter grant –  It all begins with a story. This grant will be awarded to a person to develop a script

Seed Grant –  money for researching a project or creating a trailer

Production Grant – This grant is to realize a vision. Up to $20,000 to shoot the project

Post Production –  Gotta make it look and sound good.

Travel Stipend – A little bit of help for filmmakers whose films have been accepted to festivals outside of New Mexico.

Named Grants –  These are grants offered by Individuals or Corporations with specific requirements. We currently have three named grants

George R R Martin Screenwriting Grant

Beau McNicholas Post Production Grant

New Mexico Girls Make Movies Grant