Carole Fielding Student Grants

For over two decades, the Carole Fielding Student Grants have supported work by undergraduate and graduate students in film and video. Each year, more than $5000 is competitively awarded for production/research proposals in five categories. Every year, the UFVA allocates money from dues and scholarship donations to fund the entire budget of the Carole Fielding Student Grants.


Applicant must be sponsored by a faculty member who is an active member of the University Film and Video Association. Applicant must submit a one-page project description, one-page resume, statement by sponsoring UFVA member, and budget.

Production applicants must submit a script for narrative projects, (up to 30 minutes); a detailed treatment for documentary (up to 45 minutes); or a treatment, storyboard/script for experimental/animation/multimedia projects.

Research applicants must submit a description of methodology and a statement indicating the relationship of the proposed study to previous research in the field.


An applicant must be a student (undergraduate/graduate) at the time the application is made. A faculty member who is an active member of the University Film & Video Association or staff at a UFVA member institution must sponsor the applicant. The sponsor must submit a written letter of support with the application materials.


*Grantees agree to grant University Film and Video Assn. the right to use your name, likeness and biographical material in connection with the promotion, advertisement or demonstration of the organization’s programs and for any other related purpose. You acknowledge that the use thereof shall be determined by the UFVA.
*Grantees agree to place the following acknowledgement in the end title sequence of your film, and include in all press materials including film’s production notes: This film was supported by a grant from University Film and Video Association/University Film and Video Foundation.
*Grantees agree to present the completed work at a UFVA Conference if their work is included in the program.
*Grantees agree to submit to the Institute, a copy of the material produced in connection with this Grant once the film is completed as follows: An HD Quicktime File, production stills and a DVD.
*Grantees hereby grant UFVA a perpetual royalty free license to use and / or exhibit the project at such programs of the organization as it may desire.
The judges reserve the right to refrain from awarding grants, or to fund more than one project per year, if quality or quantity of submissions so justify. Recipients receive 50% of funding at completion of project. Additional materials may be requested from applicants prior to final judging. Judges will not comment on the results of their deliberations except to announce the awards.

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Download Grant Application and follow the submission guidelines

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