Can be found here.

Please access that site for information about Sarah, the grant, deadlines, and the application process. This site will no longer be updated. To reach Mikki Halpin, visit mikkipedia.net or her twitter page. Best of luck to all you filmmakers—follow your dreams and don’t let anyone stand in your way.


xoxomikki and the 2010-2013 grant team.

Here’s the info:

Sunday, June 30, 2013
8 pm
Spectacle Theater
124 South 3rd Street, Brooklyn, New York
(between Bedford Avenue and Berry Street)

Theater website

124 South 3rd, Brooklyn NY

2013 Grant Winners!

2013 Winners:
Gina Kelly: Super Natura
Talena Sanders: Liahona


Come back in the fall for the 2014 call for entries.

Sarah Jacobson Film Grant 

2013 Call for Entries

Check out the Grant Website for more info!

The Sarah Jacobson Film Grant supports women “whose work embodies some of the things that Sarah stood for: a fierce DIY approach to filmmaking, a radical social critique, and a thoroughly underground sensibility.” This year we plan to give out grants of $2,000 each to support film projects in any stage of completion, from pre-production through distribution.

We are open to films of any length and genre, from documentary to experimental to narrative. We’re looking for projects that in some way embody Sarah’s spirit and represent the values that she articulated in her work—powerful representations of women, a do-it-yourself approach to filmmaking and life, and a passionate commitment to advancing equality without sacrificing fun. Check out some of our past winners’ projects by scrolling through the blog a bit.

We award grants to projects at any stage of production, including post-production, but not for marketing or publicity. The grant is open to international applicants.

To apply for the grant, please email the following materials to The Sarah Jacobson Film Grant, sjfilmgrant@gmail.com, by midnight on January 15, 2013.

Winners will be announced in March 2013.

**The Free History Project is a small, volunteer-run organization, so we are unable to respond to telephone or email inquiries.**

Application details after the jump.

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Hello everyone and thank you for your patience. With our globe-trotting judges and some other issues, it took us (and by us, I mean me) a bit to get everything nailed down. A longer post will follow, but I just got off the phone from informing all the recipients. We’ll be awarding two $2,000 grants and two $1,000 grants.

$2,000 grant recipients:

Akosua Adoma Owusu

for her project Kwaku Ananse; this is Me Broni Ba (My White Baby), the piece she included in her application:

Heather Lenz

for her documentary Princess of Polka Dots, about artist Yayoi Kusama. Here’s the trailer:

 $1,000 grant recipients:

Mary Guzman

for her project Replaceable. Here is the work sample she sent in, Do the Math

Kate Marks

for her project, Miracle Maker, trailer below:

I’d like to once again thank our judges for the 2011 grant cycle: Andi Zeisler, Lee Jacobson, Natasha Mendonca (a previous recipient!), Marie Losier (also a previous recipient!), and Lori Barbero.

Thank you to everyone who entered this year! We’ll be in touch soon about the 2012 grant cycle.

Hang tight everyone, we are having trouble reaching some of the filmmakers, and it would be weird to publish before we speak with each of them, but we hope to announce very soon!

Hi everyone,

Through the heroic efforts of our new favorite person, filmmaker Nicole Teeny, all the applications have been logged in and we have a database going that will be the support for building this grant going forward.

The apps will be going to the judges next week and we hope to announce winners very early in March. The film festival with Permanent Wave has been postponed for a couple of months. We appreciate everyone’s patience.

Recco of the day: Follow http://feministfilm.tumblr.com/. They rule.

Thanks all,

Mikki/SGFG team

I’m thrilled to say that these amazing women will be reviewing the entries this year and awarding the grant:

Lee Jacobson, Sarah’s sister

Marie Losier,  director of The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye and a 2007 recipient of the grant

Andi Zeisler, editor-in-chief of Bitch Media

Natasha Mendonca, a 2009 recipient of the grant who is working on her first feature and has produced several acclaimed shorts

Lori Barbero, former drummer for Babes in Toyland, creator of the Spanish Fly record label and general ass-kicker

Don’t forget the deadline for entry is December 31! Click here for the guidelines.