Application Guidelines


MARCH 15, 2024 at 11:59pm ET (for the grant period beginning in January 2025)

You must submit your application on the Fluxx grant portal, which you can access by going to the Submission Form page (see link below). The online submission form will become available 6-8 weeks prior to the application deadlines.

If you have not previously applied for a grant or if you are applying with a new entity, you must register for Fluxx.  It is recommended that you complete your Fluxx registration at least 10 days prior to the application deadline. It can take up to three days to confirm your registration.

It is the production company or person that holds the rights in the film that should register with Fluxx and submit the application. If the rights in the film are held by a production company, please do not apply as an individual.

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Application Guidelines & Grant Policies

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Please carefully review the Application Guidelines & Grant Policies and List of Application Materials below prior to submitting an application.

Application Guidelines & Grant Policies

  1. Films must be about the Holocaust.
  2. Films must have wide distribution potential and/or educational value. Applications should include a strong distribution plan for non-educational platforms as well as a plan for educational distribution.
  3. All films, regardless of genre, will be evaluated based on historical accuracy as well as creativity, vision and planning. It is highly recommended that applicants work with historical consultants throughout the development and production of their films and allocate funds in their budget for such consultations.
  4. Your film will not be considered for funding unless a director is attached.
  5. Funding will generally not be considered for completed films and films that have already been publicly screened with the exception of work-in-progress screenings.
  6. You can request funding for only one of the following three project phases: 
    a) Development,
    b) Production, or
    c) Post-Production.
  7. For development grants, the Claims Conference will generally consider funding up to $25,000. For production and post-production, the Claims Conference will generally consider funding up to $100,000. However, in no case will the Claims Conference consider funding more than 60% of production or post-production. Development will be funded at up to 40% of the total development budget.
  8. The Claims Conference requires a match for all film grants. Proof of matching funds will be requested if you are awarded a grant.
  9. Your funding request must be for expenses which will be incurred no earlier than January 1st of the following year (this includes matching funds).
  10. The work on the phase for which you are applying cannot begin until January 1st of the following year.
  11. For countries other than the United States, all budgetary information, including your grant request amount, must be indicated in the local currency only if it is in AUD, CAD, GBP, EUR, or ILS. Otherwise, all budgetary information must be provided in USD. If your request is in a currency other than USD, the requested amount should be no more than the equivalent of 100,000 USD (production or post-production) or 25,000 USD (development).
  12. If you already submitted a film for funding consideration and your funding request was denied, you may re-apply once after a period of at least one year from the time of your first application.
  13. Previous grantees are eligible to apply for funding for the same film as long as the new application is for a different project stage than the prior request.
  14. Applying with a fiscal sponsor is optional. We do not require a fiscal sponsor or non-profit status for application or receipt of funds.
  15. Individual filmmakers, production companies and other non-Holocaust dedicated organizations shall generally be considered for only one project request per round. Fiscal sponsors may submit multiple film projects for consideration as long as each film is produced by a different entity and production team.
  16. Should a grant be awarded, funding is released in the form of reimbursement of expenses incurred. You must submit any paid receipts and/or paid invoices associated with the grant request in order to receive the funds. For production and post-production grants, the Claims Conference may withhold 10% of the grant amount until receipt of the completed film.
  17. All grantees must use the Claims Conference’s name and logo, as well as any other Claims Conference funding partners (if applicable), in the credits of the film and any relevant promotional material for the film. The Claims Conference will have the right to revoke permission for use of the Claims Conference’s name and logo at any time.
  18. The Claims Conference will receive a non-exclusive license to publicly exhibit the film in connection with its non-profit activities. However, the Claims Conference does not intend to compete with the grantee’s commercial exploitation of the film or the grantee’s ability to effectively exploit its rights on any platforms.
  19. Funded films in a language other than English must have English subtitles.
  20. If the film is not completed, copies of Holocaust-related research material for the film must be shared with a public institution designated by the Claims Conference.

These guidelines are for informational purposes only and are subject to change. 

List of Application Materials:


  1. Information about the applicant, fiscal sponsor (if any), director and producer.
  2. Information on project content & objectives, including but not limited to the logline, treatment, artistic statement, phase budget, total budget, fundraising plan and distribution plan.
  3. Names and email addresses of two recommenders, one of whom must be a film industry professional who can critically assess the potential of the film. The second recommender should be a scholar/expert who can evaluate the historical accuracy of your film or comment on its educational value. The recommenders should have no financial affiliation with the film. It is encouraged to obtain letters from independent recommenders who are able to address the significance of the film and the work of the filmmakers. When you enter the recommender’s name and email address in the applicable field and click “Save,” each recommender will immediately receive an email with a link to upload a recommendation letter within 14 days.
  4. Director’s work samples. You should submit at least one sample of the director’s prior work. It is preferable that you submit work created within the last five years. If you are a first-time director and do not have a co-director who can provide a prior work sample, you should include the prior work sample(s) of the producer, director of photography and/or editor. If you are applying for post-production, we strongly recommend that you submit a current work sample. All work samples should be in English or have English subtitles. Work samples must be submitted via an online streaming service, like Vimeo or YouTube. We do not accept links via file transfer sites such as Dropbox, WeTransfer, or Google Drive. Links can be password-protected and must be accessible for 1 year. No DVDs, Blu-Rays or hard drives will be accepted.


  1. Total project budget. This budget must include all estimated line items for development, production and post-production.
  2. Top sheet. The top sheet is a summary that breaks down the film’s total costs for above-the-line, development, production and post—production.
  3. Phase budget. This budget must include estimated expenses related to the phase you are requesting funding for. Please follow the instructions on the phase budget form, which is available for download on the submission form in Fluxx.
  4. Resumes for director and producer. You may attach up to three additional resumes for screenwriter, director of photography, editor or other collaborators.
  5. Proof of Rights. You must attach documentation showing who or which entity holds the rights to the screenplay and/or film.
  6. Screenplay or treatment. A screenplay is required only for narrative films requesting funding for production or post-production. A treatment is required for narrative films requesting funding for development. If your screenplay or treatment is in a language other than English, please submit an English translation.
  7. Signed Releases. Required only for documentary films. Copies of releases and/or contracts confirming the participation of subjects.
  8. Proof of Secured Funding. Required only if you have already secured funding.
  9. Proof of Distribution. Required only if you have already secured distribution.
  10. Certificate of Non-Profit Status / List of Board Members / Financial Statement / Annual ReportRequired only if your production company/organization has non-profit status.
  11. Fiscal Sponsor Letter / Fiscal Sponsor Certificate of Non-Profit Status / Fiscal Sponsor List of Board Members /Fiscal Sponsor Annual Budget / Fiscal Sponsor Annual Report. Required only if you are applying with a fiscal sponsor.