• Applications open Thursday, April 23rd
• Applications close on Friday, June 19th at Midnight
• Films will premiere Friday, October 23rd at the Tower Theatre in Fresno
What is The Big Tell?
The Big Tell is a regional filmmaking program offering grants for the
production of 5-minute minidocumentaries that feature stories from
California’s great Central Valley.
The Central Valley Community Foundation will award ten grants of
$5,000 each for the creation of short films about the amazing people,
places, and activities that make the Central Valley so remarkable and
This is the perfect opportunity to either get your start in filmmaking or
work on a passion project close to you. Winners will also be mentored by
Emmy-nominated documentarian Sascha Rice.
2019 The Big Tell Winners
2018 The Big Tell Winners
Last year, over 700 people came our to enjoy our showcase at the Tower Theatre. Below our last year’s winners of The Big Tell Showcase: