2022 Cultural Competitive and Emerging Film Festival Awardees

Your award will be administered by the Suffolk County Department of Economic Development and Planning. In order for us to prepare a contract, we must receive and approve the following documentation:

  • Summary and Explanation of Costs Project (click for writable pdf) is due to our office by April 29, 2022.
  • IRS Tax Exempt designation letter
  • Certification of Insurance and Declaration Page

The contracting and the completion of the project, known as the Final Report is complicated. To help you learn how to submit correct materials, you are invited to a ZOOM workshop on TBD.

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 (Updated 12/10/21)

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 SCOCA@suffolkcountyny.gov

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

Contract Training Zoom Recording

Topic: Contract Seminar

Date: Apr 19, 2022 09:56 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Meeting Recording:


Access Passcode: 7.%cj.yt






Diana J. Cherryholmes

Erin Reyes

Film & Cultural Affairs

H. Lee Dennison Building
11th Floor
100 Veterans Memorial Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Phone: 631-853-4800

Fax: 631-853-4767