Apply for Holocaust Film Competition

 Deadline Date: June 17, 2024

 Donor Name: Claims Conference

 Grant Size: Not Available

Recognizing the potential of movies to reach large numbers of people, educate and spark powerful discussions among audiences, the Claims Conference is holding a worldwide competition to invite talented, emerging filmmakers to make short films about the Holocaust.

With the last of the survivors aging rapidly, the Claims Conference encourages the creation of compelling projects that will educate and raise awareness about the Holocaust once these eyewitnesses are gone.

The Claims Conference also distributes grants to support and promote Holocaust education, documentation and research around the world, to ensure the memory and lessons of the Holocaust are preserved for current and future generations. This work was expanded in 2010 to include films about the Holocaust.

Who can enter?

  • “Short Film, Large Subject: Emerging Filmmaker Contest” invites emerging directors of age 18 and over, from any country, to submit a screenplay or documentary treatment for a short film about the Holocaust (the systematic persecution and murder of Jews by the Nazis and their collaborators between 1933 and 1945) and/or the experiences of Jewish Holocaust victims. While the film can tell a fictional story, information relating to the Holocaust must be historically accurate.
  • For the purpose of this contest, the Claims Conference defines emerging as filmmakers who have not completed more than one feature film and whose previous work has been publicly screened. The director must not have made more than one feature-length film, although there is no restriction on the number of previously directed short films.

For more information, visit Claims Conference.

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