New Filmmaker Program

**Updated Nov 17th 2020**

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not currently accepting applications for the New Filmmaker Program equipment grant. It is our goal to reinstate the grant program as soon as possible, so please check back, and/or email the NFP team at with any questions. Even during these difficult times, we are committed to supporting up and coming filmmakers however we are able.

We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your interest in the Panavision New Filmmaker Program.

Panavision believes in helping students and beginning filmmakers achieve their dreams. More than 25 years ago, Panavision launched the New Filmmaker Program, an ongoing grant program that loans camera packages to film schools, training programs, and independent filmmakers – at little or no charge. Panavision’s commitment to the industry's future provides student and beginning filmmakers the opportunity to work with professional grade equipment early in their careers.

The New Filmmaker Program loans film or digital camera packages (based on availability) to filmmakers for student thesis films, “low-budget” independent features, showcase reels, Public Service Announcements, or any other type of short not-for-profit project. The New Filmmaker Program has served hundreds of aspiring filmmakers, many of them eventually becoming regular Panavision customers.