Musicbed Film Initiative Brings Passion Projects to Life

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Our friends at Musicbed are inviting you to submit your passion project to their Musicbed Film Initiative which just launched. 

You could end up walking away with a chunk of the $50,000 they're offering!

So, what's a music company doing trying to help you make a film? Well, it maybe obvious to most of you, some of you may not realize just how important the music is to your project.

I've said it before, picking music is dang hard. I am constantly watching TV or Films and I'm listening to the sound (yes, I do focus on it at times)… and I realize just how perfect a particular piece of music is that fits the emotion of the scene perfectly. Amazing. And so dang hard to do!

Anyway, have a look – easy to get involved in this one…

Musicbed's promo video:

Winner – $40,000 package
$10,000 Cash 
One-week Red Camera Package from LensRentals
Freefly MoVi M10 
Sound Design Session with DeFacto Sound 
JetBlue Travel Credit ($1,500)
Zacuto Gratical X + $500 Rental Credit
Kessler Gear Credit ($2,500)
Westcott 2×2 LED Flex Panel
RØDE Microphone Package
Red Giant Magic Bullet Suite + PluralEyes4
Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 
Presonus E66 Studio Monitors
Musicbed License Credit ($1,000)
Filmsupply License Credit ($1,000)

Runner ups – $5,000 packages (2 chosen) 
Kessler Gear Credit ($1,000)
Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 
RODE Microphone Package
Zacuto Gear Rental Credit
Westcott LED Flex Panel
Musicbed License Credit ($250)
Filmsupply License Credit ($250)
Presonus E44 Studio Monitors 
Red Giant PluralEyes4
One year Free Account

Musicbed Film Initiative Brings Passion Projects to Life

$50,000 in grants support the dream projects of filmmakers


March 15th, 2016 – Musicbed today announced the launch of the Musicbed Film Initiative to inspire filmmakers, provide them with the resources they need to fund their dream films and bring their passion projects to life.

Musicbed’s mission is to help filmmakers tell better stories,” said Daniel McCarthy, CEO and Founder of Musicbed. “With the Musicbed Film Initiative, we’re committing to support the passions of filmmakers out of a desire to see their best work come to life. Our hope is that we inspire both established and emerging filmmakers to take risks and do more daring work.”


Open to filmmakers around the globe and now in it’s second year, the Initiative will give away more than $50,000 in grants, including cash, production gear and products from fellow sponsors, to eliminate some of the biggest barriers to filmmakers pursing their dream films. This year’s program will award one winner and two runners-up.

  • Winner: $40,000 in cash and production gear
  • Runners-Up: $5,000 in production gear

Running over the course of the next 3 weeks, the Musicbed Film Initiative calls on filmmakers to submit a story synopsis and mood board for their dream film. Musicbed staff will review each submission carefully and choose the award recipients on April 8th.

There is no fee to participate and the entry process is simple:

  • Write a 350 word synopsis describing your passion project
  • Collect a mood board of 15 images
  • Submit for free at

Filmmakers may submit their entries beginning today and through April 4th. Learn more at

(cover photo credit: snap from Musicbed)

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