Cultural Competitive and Emerging Film Festivals


2022 Cultural Competitive and Emerging Film Festival Application is now available.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and the Suffolk County Office of Film and Cultural Affairs are pleased to announce the availability of the 2022 Cultural Competitive and Emerging Film Festival Grant Application.

The 2022 application and guidelines are available to applicants by clicking on these links:

2022 Grant Guidelines

2022 Grant Application

Applicants must review these documents in their entirety before beginning an application. Completed applications must be submitted electronically.

Application Deadline: Monday, December 20, 2021, for the 2022 calendar year programs.

For questions regarding the grant programs or the application process, please email

Workshop Information Session

All applicants are recommended to attend a Grant Writing Workshop for Suffolk County Office of Cultural Affairs (SCOCA) Cultural and Film funding programs. Due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus and social distancing all workshops or meetings will be held virtually. Once the workshop takes place it will be posted to this site for viewing at your leisure.

Workshop link (with code for extra point) at:

ZOOM Workshop 2022 Grant Cycle