As fiscal sponsor, DFA receives a sum equal to 7% of funds dedicated to the film project and DFA makes payments to fiscally sponsored projects on a monthly basis. For example, payments made to the film project through DFA for the period between Sept 15th and Oct 15th would be issued to the film project on Nov 15th. All artistic and proprietary rights, title and interest in and to the project belongs to the filmmaker and the filmmaker may copyright the project in their name. In return, we ask to receive appropriate credit and for DFA’s logo to be included in trailers and the final film. Projects should have a minimum budget of $5,000 to be fiscally sponsored.
NOTE: In order to support current projects, DFA’s rolling application process is on hiatus, to resume in July 2019. Current projects must have current membership status.
Applications for Fiscal Sponsorship are accepted year-round with a rolling deadline. Once you’ve submitted your application, you’ll receive an email requesting to schedule a phone call or meeting to review your application. Please note, if your project is accepted, Membership is required. The application requires a thorough budget with notes, descriptions of the project and team, and any visual supplemental material that is applicable.