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GRANTS: Apply for the Schreiner-NFB Production/Research Grant in Documentary – Deadline May 1

Updated: Oct 27, 2020

Henry P. and Thomas R. Schreiner National Film Board of Canada Production/Research Grant in Documentary

Call for Applications Deadline: May 1, 2017

A grant to encourage documentary film research and production by Concordia University cinema students is being offered once again, according to an agreement between Concordia and the National Film Board of Canada.

Generously funded by the legacy of two American brothers who admired the NFB, the Henry P and Thomas R. Schreiner-National Film Board of Canada Research/Production Grant in Documentary is open to students graduating from any BFA in the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema or students currently enrolled in either the MFA in Studio Arts (Film Production) or the MA in Film Studies. Grant funds are generated by the payout on the Schreiner endowment, and this year the award will be approximately $1000.

Application Procedure

If you are graduating with a BFA in Cinema in June 2017 or expect to graduate in November 2017; or if you are currently enrolled in the MFA (Film Production) or MA (Film Studies), you are eligible to apply for this competition.

The grant may be awarded for:

  1. the development of a documentary film (eg. research, pre-production); or

  2. a film studies research project on documentary.

Applicants are required to submit the following documentation, in English or in French, to the Cinema Office FB 319 by 1 May 2017:

  1. Statement of proposal, including objectives, project description,timetable, budget (maximum 5 pages)

  2. Letter of intent (1 page)

  3. Unofficial Concordia transcript

  4. Curriculum vitae

Note: applications may be submitted electronically to

Selection Procedure

The successful application will be selected by a three-member jury consisting of a representative of the National Film Board of Canada, a representative of the full-time faculty of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, and a representative of the Montreal film milieu.

For further information contact Sima Dantzigian, Department Administrator, Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, FB-319, (514) 848-2424 ext. 4667,

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