Indie Grants is a one-of-a-kind training and professional development program for independent filmmakers where they fund and support independent short films by South Carolina filmmakers, bring in top-notch department heads and other collaborators, and have Trident Technical College film students work under union crews as real-world training.

This program is a joint effort between the South Carolina Film Commission and Trident Technical College, connecting South Carolina scriptwriters and their stories with top production professionals. Filmmakers and Indie Grants staff members will be on hand to answer questions about the grant application and the production process.


2019 Indie Grants Selections will be announced March 01.

2018 Indie Grants Selections

Blood Spook (WIP)

Steve Daniels | Columbia, SC | 17 mins

In this Southern Gothic road tale, a guilt-riddled man travels the haunted highways seeking forgiveness. But dark urges are at play when truck stop prostitutes are found murdered.

Sad Steve

Eric B. Shanks | Charleston, SC | 10 mins

A newly single man struggles to find some precious alone time after a recent breakup.