The SC Film Production Fund was created to develop collaborative projects in film, video and multimedia between professionals in motion picture and related industries, and South Carolina institutions of higher learning. Independent producers and other professionals in motion picture-related fields partner with South Carolina colleges, working with their students to help South Carolina build its knowledge pool and improve the skills of those already involved in the industry. Each school has been awarded one hundred thousand ($100,000.00) dollars to collaborate with South Carolina independent producers and media professionals. Mini-Grants are also available.
USC students on location in the Upstate set up a shot for the short film, "Civil."