Submissions Now Open


Contact: Erica Hampton

On November 28, 2016 The BUREAU of CREATIVE WORKS will once again open submissions for their grant program, providing a $1,500 grant to multiple filmmakers for the creation of an original short film. The Bureau is proud to support documentaries, narratives, VR and multi-media short films, with an emphasis on maintaining a diverse roster of filmmakers. Submissions are open from November 28, 2016 - February 09, 2017.

Recipients of The Bureau grant join a diverse team of award-winning independent filmmakers from around the world as well as connecting with one of the most engaged and enthusiastic film communities online today, helping to redefine the future of independent film. 

The Bureau’s core mission is to support filmmakers at the earliest stages of their creative work and continue the conversation around the importance of short film. The Bureau is seeking filmmakers with a body of work that demonstrates a solid storytelling ability and a knack for working with low budgets. 

Filmmakers can apply online here
Film enthusiasts can join The Bureau here


Mike Ambs

I love to film things, tell stories, and read on the subway. I'm pretty sure blue whales are my power animal.