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Greenlight Grant

Greenlight Grants support entrepreneurial and collaborative Iowa filmmakers who are ready to produce a film and media project that can take them to the next level in their career and contribute to a more robust, diverse and sustainable creative ecosystem in Iowa.

Applicants that can demonstrate an important story that needs to be told to a larger audience and show a significant return on investment with public funds will receive priority for funding.

The Greenlight Grant is administered by the Iowa Arts Council on behalf of Produce Iowa – State Office of Film and Media, both of which exist within the Iowa Economic Development Authority. The program is funded through an annual appropriation by the Iowa Legislature.

Who Qualifies?

  • Individual filmmakers 18 years of age or older who are current, full-time Iowa residents.
  • Applicants must be currently registered in the Produce Iowa Production Directory.

How Do I Apply?

  • Applicants must complete an online application by June 3, 2024, on
  • Please review the Grant Guidelines found in the resources section below for additional information on application requirements, the review process and scoring rubric


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