The Berkeley FILM Foundation is a 501(c)3 grant program for independent filmmakers funded by the City of Berkeley, Wareham Development, and the Saul Zaentz Company with a mission to nurture, sustain and preserve the thriving Berkeley film community while attracting the next generation of filmmakers. The BFF focuses on supporting the ideals reflected in Berkeley culture: social, historical and innovative documentary and dramatic works. Many of our grant winners have gone on to screen at US and international film festivals, been recognized with prestigious awards, received television broadcasts and are making a difference around the world.
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 2013 BFF Grant Guidelines and Applications are now available. Please go to the Berkeley FILM Foundation website , www.berkeleyfilmfoundation.org and click on the APPLY tab. There you will find the Guidelines and Applications in a word document. You will need Adobe Reader to open and complete the applications. Please follow the instructions carefully.
Please browse our BFF website often for news and announcements on our events and updates on grant winners and their films.
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President: Abby Ginzberg, Social Action Media
Vice President: David Bergad, The Saul Zaentz Company
Secretary: Richard K. Robbins, Wareham Development
Treasurer: Barbara Hillman, Visit Berkeley & Berkeley Film Office
Al Bendich, The Saul Zaentz Company
John Gooding, Quadric Group, Inc.
Julia Robertson, Pinch Me Films
Mayor Tom Bates, City of Berkeley
Chris Barlow, Wareham Development
Darryl Moore, Councilmember District 2, City of Berkeley
Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Barbara Hillman, Film Commissioner
Berkeley Film Office
2030 Addison St., Ste.102
Berkeley, CA 94704