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Adobe Inc.

Adobe Creative Residency

The Adobe Creative Residency empowers talented individuals to spend a year focusing on a personal creative project, while sharing their experience and process with the creative community. Meet Adobe's 2019...

AFAC - The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture

AFAC Documentary Program

The AFAC Documentary Program supports creative documentary films in the Arab region. The program welcomes submissions of short, medium-length and feature documentary film projects that are in development, produ...

AFAC - The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture

Cinema

The Cinema grant is open to all kinds of fiction film projects – short, medium and feature narratives, animation and experimental film projects that are in development/scripting, production or post-production...

AFAC - The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture

Performing Arts

The Performing Arts grant is open to classical, folk, and experimental theatre for all age groups including children and youth; dance performances, including but not restricted to contemporary dance; public int...

Alliance for Women Film Composers

Professional Development Organization

We are a community of composers and colleagues who strive to support and celebrate the work of women composers through advocacy and education. This visibility is important to herald in equality amongst our indu...

Alliance of Women Directors

Education, Advocacy, and Support for Women Directors

Alliance of Women Directors provides professional, career building training as well as support in the form of workshops, shadowing, and mentorship for women-identifying directors.

Allied Media Projects

AMP Sponsored Projects Program

Through our Sponsored Projects program, Allied Media Projects (AMP) offers a range of shared services to social justice art, media, and technology projects. AMP provides fiscal sponsorship and financial managem...

Amazon Prime Video

All Voices Film Festival

Prime Video will host the first annual All Voices Film Festival, celebrating underrepresented communities. This digital short film festival is seeking entries from filmmakers in the U.S. from all backgrounds, w...

American Documentary And Animation Film Festival

American Documentary Film Fund

Each year during its festival, the American Documentary And Animation Film Festival (AmDocs) hosts the American Documentary Film Fund, a pitch competition for American resident filmmakers where up to $50,000 ma...

American Film Institute

Directing Workshop for Women

The AFI Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) is a hands-on training program committed to increasing the number of women working professionally as narrative screen directors. Since its inception in 1974, the DWW h...

amwa

amwa film series

amwa is a collective of femme and non-binary pan-asian art workers that envisions art and design as tools to build radical, inclusive spaces of solidarity for pan-asians and peoples of color.

amw...

Annenberg Inclusion Initiative

Annenberg Inclusion Initiative

The Annenberg Inclusion Initiative is the leading think tank in the world studying diversity and inclusion in entertainment through original research and sponsored projects. Beyond research, the Annenberg Inclu...

ARRAY Alliance

ARRAY 360 Film Series

ARRAY's inaugural film series, ARRAY 360 is dedicated to amplifying work made by filmmakers of color and women filmmakers of all kinds. We showcase a spectrum of artists from local to global perspectives, ...

Asian American Documentary Network

A-Doc Databases

A-Doc is a national network that works to increase the visibility and support of Asian Americans in the documentary field. A-Doc welcomes and includes filmmakers who self-identify as Asian American, recognizing...

Asian American Film Lab, Inc.

72 Hour Shootout

"For almost two decades, the Film Lab and the Shootout have provided a platform for faces, voices and stories too often marginalized, whitewashed or silenced by mainstream media. Registrants can obtain sc...

Asian American Film Lab, Inc.

"Unfinished Works" Screenplay Reading & Workshop Program

Film Lab's longest running program, Unfinished Works, has assisted screenwriters for 21+ years. Unfinished Works constitutes an avenue for filmmakers, screenwriters, and actors to share and workshop their...

Asian American Women Artists Association

AAWAA Membership Program

"Membership is open for all Asian American-identified women artists working in all disciplines: visual art, video/film, literary arts, performing arts, etc. Help us ensure the documentation of your art for...

Asian Arts Initiative

Artist Town Hall

Part pitch-session, part performance, part happy hour, Asian American Artist Town Hall is a networking event held in the Fall, Winter, and Summer, where artists, organizers, and organizations come together to s...

Athena Film Festival

The Athena List

A signature program of the Athena Film Festival is the Athena List. An annual slate of between 3-5 screenplays with female leaders that have yet to be made into films. Now in its 7th year, several Athena List s...

Athena Film Festival

The Lab at the Athena Film Festival

This two-day program targets emerging self-identified female writers in film. The program will include mentoring sessions, in which the participants are paired with established writers, opportunities for peer-t...

Athena Film Festival

The Lab at Athena Film Festival – LA TV and Screenwriting Labs

The Athena Film Festival at Barnard College, in partnership with the Stephens College Master of Fine Arts in Television and Screenwriting and WIST, (Women in the Script Trade, formerly IRIS) hosts a television ...

Athena Film Festival

Athena Film Festival

The Athena Film Festival at Barnard College in New York City is a weekend of inspiring films that tell the extraordinary stories of fierce and fearless women leaders. Over the last ten years, the Festival has w...

Audience Awards

"She Directed" Filmmaker Contest

Women In Film, in partnership with Chloe Wine Collection, seeks to recognize and reward five female filmmakers who are putting women at the center of the story.

Austin Film Society

Austin Film Society Works-In-Progress

AFS Works-In-Progress is a program for documentary, narrative, and experimental feature films, which includes regular screenings of rough/fine cuts, followed by audience discussion and feedback (written and ver...

Austin Film Society

Austin Film Society Short Works-In-Progress

AFS Short Works-In-Progress is a program for documentary, narrative, and experimental short films (30 minutes and under), which includes screenings of working cuts, followed by audience discussion and feedback ...

Austin Film Society

AFS Grant

AFS awards grants to emerging film and video artists in the state of Texas through our AFS Grant. The Austin Film Society has now given out $1.77 million in cash and $332K in goods and services to over 495 film...

Austin Film Society

Fiscal Sponsorship

AFS supports non-commercial member projects through fiscal sponsorship. If approved, the filmmaker can use AFS’s 501 (c)(3) status as an “umbrella” when applying to government granting agencies and founda...

Austin Film Society

AFS Doc Intensive

The AFS Doc Intensive is a multi-day, invitational workshop that takes place annually in the spring and is filled with work, focus, and mentorship for emerging Texas documentary feature filmmakers poised for ca...

BAVC (Bay Area Video Coalition)

MediaMaker Fellowship (+ more)

Since 1991, BAVC's MediaMaker Fellowship has provided in-kind training and support for independent artists at work on social-issue nonfiction film and multimedia projects, with a particular focus on suppor...

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

Artist-in-Residence Program

For nearly four decades, Bemis Center’s core mission has been to provide artists from around the world dedicated time, space, and resources to conduct research and to create new work across conceptual, materi...

Big Vision Empty Wallet

Big Vision Empty Wallet 2019 Film Incubator

Presented in partnership with the Writers Guild of America East, Big Vision Empty Wallet's 2019 Incubator will focus on bold stories, unique perspectives, and interesting worlds. This Spring, we’ll choos...

Black Public Media

AfroPop

AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange is an award-winning anthology series featuring independent documentaries about the contemporary global black experience.

Black Public Media is committed t...

Black Public Media

360+ Incubator

360 Incubator + provides independent producers training, resources, networking and funding to support project and professional development.

Black Women Film Collective

New Negress Film Soceity

The New Negress Film Society is a core collective of black women filmmakers whose priority is to create community and spaces for support, exhibition and consciousness-raising. The group is formed by Chanelle Ap...

Borscht Corporation

No Bro Zone, Borscht Film Festival, Borscht Fellowships

"While it's not an explicit part of our mission, as a female-led organization that supports many female filmmakers (for instance, 40 percent of the narrative shorts directed by women at SXSW 2013 were...

Bronx Documentary Center

BDC Films

The Bronx Documentary Center (BDC) created BDC Films in response to the lack of support for traditionally underrepresented documentary filmmakers in the Bronx, as well as the changes in storytelling professions...

Brooklyn Academy of Music

BAMcinemaFest

BAM's annual festival showcase of emerging voices in American independent cinema.

Film submissions must be US-based, and qualify for New York premiere status.

California Humanities

California Documentary Project

The California Documentary Project (CDP) is a competitive grant program that supports experienced and emerging media makers working in documentary film, audio, or interactive media. CDP supports the research an...

Catapult Film Fund

Development Grant

Catapult Film Fund provides development funding to help story-driven and cinematic documentary films get off the ground. Catapult gives early support to propel projects forward that hold the promise of a story ...

Center for Asian American Media (CAAM)

CAAM Talent Development

Since CAAM’s birth in 1980, our vision has always been to support a community of media makers to nurture careers and creativity in the field of documentary film. CAAM strategically works to move filmmakers�...

Centrum Foundation

Centrum Artist Residencies

Creative professionals from all disciplines and backgrounds can take advantage of charming cabins, studio spaces, and a rich array of resources including Corvidae Press and Rainshadow recording studio. These se...

Charlotte Black Film Festival

10th Annual Charlotte Black Film Festival

Our mission is to create economic empowerment for, heighten awareness of, promote the significance and need for African American cinema as an art form. Promote diversity through cultural expressions, dialogue, ...

Chelsea Film Festival

Women in Power

The “Women in Power” Luncheon presented by CFF is an annual celebration of Women in the Entertainment Industry that takes place a day prior to their Opening Night Ceremony. Past speakers: Gigi Gorgeous, Sim...

Chelsea Film Festival

Reel Magic Hour

Reel Magic Hour® is a day-long program that provides one-hour panels designed for our Chelsea Film Festival filmmakers to meet and network.

Chicken & Egg Pictures

Chicken & Egg Pictures (Egg)celerator Lab

The Chicken & Egg Pictures (Egg)celerator Lab is focused on identifying and supporting women and gender nonconforming nonfiction directors working on their first or second feature-length documentary. This p...

Chicken & Egg Pictures

Project: Hatched

Project: Hatched is Chicken & Egg Pictures’ completion fund, designed to support nonfiction directors as they prepare for the world premiere of a feature-length documentary film and develop a strategic im...

Cinefemme

Fiscal Sponsor / Membership & Community / Mentorship

Cinefemme is a 501-(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that provides fiscal sponsorship, real project support, mentorship, community, and other programs empowering diverse female-identified and non-binary...

Cinereach

Cinereach Open Submissions

Cinereach develops, produces, finances, and supports feature-length fiction, nonfiction, and hybrid films crafted for the big screen. We look for projects (at any stage) that create deep and lasting impressions...

Common Thread Strategies

Political and Social Impact Advising

Former Obama White House speechwriter and director of entertainment industry engagement provides script advising and social impact support to filmmakers aiming to properly capture the political sphere, a policy...

Composers Diversity Collective

Composers Diversity Collective - Database

We exist to eliminate the industry’s challenge to find culturally diverse music creators, composers, music supervisors, sound engineers, and musicians, to increase our own awareness of each other, and to disp...

COUSIN

COUSIN

"Founded in 2018 by Sky Hopinka, Adam Khalil, Alexandra Lazarowich and Adam Piron, COUSIN was created to provide support for Indignious artists expanding traditional definitions and understandings of the m...

Creative Capital

Creative Capital Award

Our pioneering venture philanthropy approach helps artists working in all creative disciplines realize their visions and build sustainable practices. Creative Capital provides each funded project with up to $50...

Creative Cypher

New Breed Film Showcase

Twice a year, Creative Cypher partners with the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago to host the New Breed Film Showcase. The experince begins with a mixer, music, and food in the gallery overlooking historic sta...

Creative Cypher

Chicago Film XLerator

Twice a year Creative Cypher opens submissions for the film program and brings over 10 contributing organizations on board. 3 creators are selcted from submissions to pitch their projects in front of panel of j...

Creative Visions

The Women Excel Project

Every year, Creative Visions looks for emerging, diverse & student female filmmakers who are interested in creating short-form narratives for local LA women & girls social justice nonprofits.

Crosstown Arts

Crosstown Arts Residency Program

Crosstown Arts offers multidisciplinary residencies in Memphis, TN, to visiting and Memphis-based artists and curators, working in any creative discipline including visual and performing arts, music, film, and ...

Cucalorus Film Foundation

Cucalorus Festival Works-in-Progress Lab

The Works-in-Progress lab supports social justice documentaries by African American filmmakers. Filmmakers explore audience engagement strategies through workshops, consultations, and screenings. The Works-in-P...

Cucalorus Film Foundation

Lumbee Film Festival

The Lumbee Film Festival takes place at the UNC Pembroke Entrepreneurship Incubator in Pembroke, NC. The non-competitive festival showcases bold, original new films made by American Indians, especially members ...

Cucalorus Film Foundation

Filmed in NC Fund

The Filmed in NC Fund supports the production of indie film and video projects by artists who are permanent residents of North Carolina, or who are full-time students at colleges or universities in North Caroli...

CultureSource

Creators of Culture Grant

A new grant opportunity for artists and collectives living and working in Wayne, Oakland, or Macomb counties to receive $3,000 to support any creative or artistic project, program, or work.

CultureSource

Professional Development Workshops

Every year, we offer multiple series of professional development workshops to hone in on and develop skills to build and maintain a successful arts practice, either at an organization, as a part of a collective...

Cuttyhunk Island Writers' Residency

Writers Workshop

The Cuttyhunk Island Writers' Residency is a seven-day workshop and residency for fourteen writers on Cuttyhunk Island, off the coast of Cape Cod.

David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists (The Davey Foundation)

Davey Fest

The Davey Foundation provides $5,000 grants and mentoring from the network of Davey grantees that includes Sundance, Tribeca, & Cannes filmmakers, to help in the production of short films. Those films, alon...

Decentralized Pictures Foundation

Funding and Film Resources Organization

Film talent and creative curation platform for film resources and funding.

DCP is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support independent filmmaking and provide financial and filmmaking ...

Detroit Narrative Agency

Film and Media Making Fellowship Program

Detroit Narrative Agency (DNA) is a community organization that supports the creation of film and media projects to shift harmful narratives about Detroit towards liberation and justice. DNA cultivates a collab...

Directing Change

Directing Change Program & Student Film Contest

The Directing Change Program & Film Contest is a public health program and film contest that engages youth around the topics of mental health and suicide prevention through the creation of short films. Cali...

Directors Lab Chicago

Directors Lab Chicago

Directors Lab Chicago offers environments in which emerging and established stage directors from Chicago and around the world are able to consider, challenge, and engage in both the traditional and contemporary...

Disney

Disney Launchpad Shorts Incubator

With a focus on building a more inclusive entertainment industry, Walt Disney Pictures will give up to six (6) experienced directors from underrepresented backgrounds with diverse and varied perspectives, inclu...

Doc Society

Good Pitch Local

Good Pitch Local is a pitching and networking program aimed at generating support for media projects that raise awareness and propose solutions for challenging problems facing our islands. The curated pitches a...

East West Players

Actors' Conservatory

The East West Players Actors’ Conservatory Program offers a comprehensive theatre arts curriculum for those who are honing their craft as professional actors as well as those seeking personal expression. Stud...

East West Players

Counter Culture Series

Presented in its 53rd Anniversary Season, Culture Shock, East West Players introduces a new series of community conversations and readings. The Counter-Culture Series will explore themes that vary from immigrat...

East West Players

David Henry Hwang Writer's Institute

Named after Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang (FOB, The Dance and the Railroad, M. Butterfly), the David Henry Hwang Writer's Institute is the most active Asian Pacific American playwright de...

Easterseals Southern California

The Easterseals Disability Film Challenge

Founded by actor Nic Novicki, The Easterseals Disability Film Challenge is a 55-hour filmmaking competition where at least one member of every team must have a disability. The competition gives filmmakers—wit...

Easterseals Southern California

The Media Access Awards

The Media Access Awards is an annual awards celebration to recognize accurate, inclusive and multifaceted depictions of people with disabilities in entertainment. With backing from all the guilds, awards are gi...

Echo Park Film Center

EPFC LA Artist in Residence

LA AIR invites local artists to utilize EPFC resources in creating and premiering new, experimental, documentary, and personal work over a two-month period. Artists in residence also engage with the greater EPF...

EIN SOF Communications

Lights! Camera! Access!

Lights! Camera! Access! (LCA) is a liaison between media and the authentic disability community. Objectives: 1) increase disability employment in front of and behind the camera/keyboard across genres (TV, movie...

Etheria Film Festival

Etheria Film Festival

Etheria is the world's most respected showcase of new short horror, science fiction, fantasy, action, and thriller films from emerging women directors. The main showcase takes place every June in Hollywood...

Film Fatales

Film Fatales Directory

Film Fatales is a non-profit that advocates for parity in the film industry and supports an inclusive community of hundreds of women and non-binary feature film and television directors nationwide. Film Fatale...

Film Fatales

Parity Pipeline

Parity Pipeline is a programming initiative from Film Fatales that provides a direct pipeline for film festival programmers, production companies, and other film industry organizations to connect with filmmaker...

Film Festival Database

Film Festival Database

A comprehensive database of established American film festivals, the Film Festival Database provides filmmakers, festival organizers, and industry with tools to more easily navigate the film festival landscape....

Film Independent

Film Independent Artist Development Programs

Film Independent Artist Development programs promote unique independent voices by helping filmmakers create and advance new work through Project Involve, Filmmaker Labs (Directing, Documentary, Episodic, Produc...

Film Lab, Inc.

Unfinished Works Screenplay Workshop and AAFL TV Content Creation Lab

Every year, the Film Lab runs three programs that nurture, promote and support diverse filmmakers and filmmakers creating diverse content: the 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition, the Unfinished Works scree...

FilmGate Miami

FilmGate Miami Artist Opportunities

Opportunities include: Interactive Media Festival/Filmmaker Bootcamp/XR Lab for Women Creators/The Mighty Screenwriter Bootcamp/I'm Not Gonna Move to L.A. Hyper Local Short Film Festival.

FI...

FILMMAKERS WITHOUT BORDERS

FWB Global Fellowship

The FILMMAKERS WITHOUT BORDERS (FWB) fellowship program sends experienced filmmakers and educators around the world to teach filmmaking, media literacy, and technology skills to students from underserved commun...

FILMMAKERS WITHOUT BORDERS

FWB Filmmaking Grants

FILMMAKERS WITHOUT BORDERS (FWB) supports independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives. Supported projects include narrative films, documentary films, and new media projects ...

FilmNorth

JuiceMedia

JuiceMedia is FilmNorth’s after school, youth-led filmmaking collective. The program meets 3:30 to 5:30 pm every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday when Saint Paul Public Schools are in session. The program is f...

FilmNorth

FilmNorth Academy

FilmNorth Academy is a summer program for older teens and college students (age 17-24) currently studying film or interested in a career in film. The Academy provides a film school experience that combines film...

FilmNorth

Young Filmmakers Coalition

Young Filmmakers Coalition is building a community for upstart filmmakers in the Twin Cities. We host networking events, workshops, and get-togethers for people who want to meet other filmmakers and create a st...

Filmshop

Filmshop

Twice a year, Filmshop offers a series of works-in-progress workshops at which members present and get feedback on a current project. There are four chapters in New York City, and one in New Orleans; filmmakers...

Final Girls

Final Girls

Professional Women in Film Support Group

Firelight Media

Firelight Documentary Lab

During an 18-month fellowship, filmmakers from diverse communities receive one-on-one mentorship, funding, professional development workshops, and networking opportunities. Firelight started the Documentary Lab...

Firelight Media

Groundwork Lab

Groundwork is a regional day lab initiative to support diverse, early career, documentary filmmakers living and working in underrepresented regions of the U.S. The day labs are co-produced with local partners a...

Flies Collective

The Flies Collective Film Grant

FLIES COLLECTIVE is a production company and storytelling collaborative based in Brooklyn, NY. Our annual grant is not limited to a specific type of film or filmmaker, but is open to all - both established film...

Frameline

Frameline Completion Fund

The Frameline Completion Fund provides grants to emerging and established filmmakers. This program seeks to provide a much-needed source of financial contributions to artists who often struggle to secure fundin...

Freelancers Union

Freelancers Hub

Located in the heart of DUMBO, Brooklyn, Freelancers Hub is a community space designed to help New York City's freelancers thrive! Join us for free coworking, educational workshops, legal and financial cli...

Fusion Film Festival at NYU

Fusion Film Festival

Celebrating women behind the camera with programming throughout the academic year, culminating in a three day festival in the spring.

Competitions are exclusive to NYU students & alumni. Fest...

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

SeeJane Membership Program

Membership provides a unique opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of like-minded individuals, all passionate and committed to eliminating unconscious bias and ensuring gender equality for our child...

Ghetto Film School

Roster

Ghetto Film School (GFS) Roster specializes in identifying the next generation (18 - 34 years old) of writer/directors, below the line talent and executives throughout New York and Los Angeles. Roster provides ...

Gitgo Productions

Fem.Cine.Anarchy Popup Screening

Fem.Cine.Anarchy is a free popup screening event that celebrates diverse, intersectional, edgy films directed by women. Presented during the month of September, Fem.Cine.Anarchy was created to coincide with #Sc...

GLAS Animation

GLAS Animation Grant

The GLAS Animation Grant Program is designed to fund independent animation filmmakers living and able to work in the United States who are making films outside of academic institutions. As filmmakers ourselves,...

Glass Elevator (formerly Film Powered)

Glass Elevator

Glass Elevator is the free, membership-based international community of over 3,000 vetted, professional women in film & TV offering career advancement classes, social events, job postings, a searchable memb...

Hawaiʻi Women in Filmmaking

Making Media That Matters and More

Making Media That Matters-
Making Media That Matters is a filmmaking program for young women to develop filmmaking and critical-thinking skills by examining issues in their communities. The program provi...

Hedgebrook

Screenwriters Lab

Five screenwriters develop their scripts for a ten-day residency, led by two mentors from the film industry. Workshops on topics ranging from story structure and character development to pitching your project r...

Hedgebrook

Documentary Filmmakers Lab

For ten days, five women documentary filmmakers, chosen from a competitive process, convene with three seasoned lab leaders to develop their projects in the rough cut stage. Selection is based on nomination.

Horizon Award

College Age Female Director Incentive / Mentorship

The Annual Horizon Award is given to two female directors who will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the Sundance Film Festival where they will meet with producers, filmmakers, festival programmers and other...

Hypatia-in-the-Woods

Residencies for Women in the Arts, Academia, + More

Women who need uninterrupted time and space to work on a film or other project can apply for residencies of one to three weeks in our self-catering cottage. Holly House is located five miles from Shelton in dee...

IFP (Independent Filmmaker Project)

Documentary Lab

The IFP Documentary Lab annually selects 10 nonfiction features—all in post-production and directed by first-time feature filmmakers—and provides the creative teams behind these films with key support throu...

IFP (Independent Filmmaker Project)

IFP Week

IFP’s Project Forum is the only international co-production market in the U.S. featuring stories for multiple platforms and hosting over 3,000 pre-scheduled artist & industry meetings dedicated to moving ...

Impact Partners

Impact Partners

Impact Partners is dedicated to funding independent documentary storytelling that entertains audiences, engages with pressing social issues, and propels the art of cinema forward. Since its inception in 2007, I...

In Progress

Nexus

NEXUS is dedicated to increasing the professional expertise and viability of emerging artists from underrepresented communities. The program includes professional skill training, mentorship, portfolio developme...

Indie Grants

Indie Grants Short Film Funding

The South Carolina Film Commission and TTC invite filmmakers to apply for INDIE GRANTS, annually gifted production grants for narrative short film projects. At least (1) member on the team must be of SC roots. ...

International Documentary Association

Getting Real Conference

The Getting Real Conference is IDA's biennial 3-day conference in Los Angeles that is all about documentary media. The conference features keynotes with prominent documentary film professionals, as well as...

International Documentary Association

Educational Seminars

Our year-round series of seminars, panels, and workshops focusing on the art, craft, and business of documentary filmmaking. Become an IDA member to access previous seminars online.

Islamic Scholarship Fund

Islamic Scholarship Fund National Film Grant

The Islamic Scholarship Fund Film Grant specifically aims to facilitate and support Muslims entering the world of film, who intend to create artistic, engaging and positive stories about Muslims. The chosen re...

ITVS

Diversity Development Fund

ITVS's Diversity Development Fund gives producers of color up to $25,000 in research and development funding to develop their documentary for public media.

30 minute short films are also co...

Jacob Burns Film Center

Creative Culture

Jacob Burns Film Center developed Creative Culture to champion diverse voices and foster a thriving artistic community from the region, across the country, and around the world. Donor-funded fellowships and res...

Jerome Foundation

Film, Video and Digital Production Grants

Production grants of up to $30,000 to early-career film, video and digital production directors from Minnesota or New York City.

Jewish Film Institute

JFI Filmmaker Residency

"The JFI Filmmaker Residency program is an independent program of the Jewish Film Institute located at the Ninth Street Independent Film Center, which offers access to workspace, knowledge sharing, outrea...

Jewish Film Institute | presenters of the san francisco jewish film festival

JFI Completion Grants

The JFI Completion Grants Program provides finishing funds to emerging and established filmmakers for original stories that promote thoughtful consideration of Jewish history, life, culture, and identity. Proje...

Kala Art Institute

Artist In Residence Program

Artists working in various printmaking techniques, photo-processes, book arts and digital media including video production can apply to become an Artist-in-Residence. Residency applications are accepted online ...

Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

At Kaleidoscope our mission is to give independent artists and studios the resources they need to do great work. A professional network for the immersive industry, we bring together creators, investors, and ind...

Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship

Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship

The Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship’s mission is to support an inclusive group of documentary film editors through programs that help them grow as artists and build their community.

Our K...

Lady Filmmakers

Script 2 Screen

We provide grip & electric resources and camera packages for short films.

Lady Filmmakers

Lady Filmmakers Festival

A 4-day festival celebrating women filmmakers and the men who collaborate with them. Films, Script Table Reads, Staged Readings, Networking Events, Workshops. Additional events throughout the year.

Latino Public Broadcasting

Latino Public Broadcasting Funding Cycle

Latino Public Broadcasting is the leader of the development, production, acquisition, and distribution of non-commercial educational and cultural media that is representative of Latino people, or addresses issu...

Leeway Foundation

Art and Change Grant and Leeway Transformation Award

The Art and Change Grant (ACG) provides project-based grants of up to $2,500 to women and trans* artists and cultural producers in Greater Philadelphia to fund art for social change projects.

The...

LEF Foundation

LEF Moving Image Fund

The goal of LEF New England is to fund the work of independent documentary film and video artists in the region, and to broaden recognition and support for their work, both locally and nationally. The Moving Im...

LEF Foundation

The DocYard

Established in 2010, the DocYard celebrates what is innovative and inspiring in documentary and brings filmmakers and audiences together to explore the craft of non-fiction storytelling. Building on Boston’s ...

LEF Foundation

Harvard Film Study Center - LEF Foundation Fellowship

The Film Study Center - LEF Foundation Fellowship is open to Boston-area nonfiction filmmakers who are not currently affiliated with Harvard. One filmmaker over the academic year will receive a $10,000 grant (j...

Level Forward

Level Forward

Level Forward develops, produces and finances high-quality entertainment with Oscar, Emmy and Tony-winning producers. We work to extend the influence and opportunity of creative excellence and support new voice...

Light Work

Photography Artist-in-Residence Program

Each year Light Work invites 12-15 artists to participate in its residency program, including one artist co-sponsored by Autograph ABP and one artist commission for Urban Video Project (UVP). Artists selected f...

Longhouse Media

4th World Media Lab

4th World Media Lab is an annual training for talented emerging and mid-career Indigenous filmmakers, to develop their skills through industry master classes and hands-on trainings during the Seattle Internatio...

MACRO

MACRO

MACRO is a leading media brand representing the voices and perspectives of persons of color (“POC”). We create and finance film, television, digital content, technologies, and brands that are driven by peop...

Made In Her Image

Made In Her Image Camps & Summit

Founded in 2018, Made In Her Image is a non-profit movement striving towards social equity in the film, media and entertainment industry. We serve youths aged 8 to 18 by curating engaging programming to foster ...

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA)

The Studios at MASS MoCA

An artist residency hosted by MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists program, selected artists receive private studio space on MASS MoCA’s campus, newly renovated housing, free access to the museum’s galleries th...

Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA)

Assets for Artists: Workshops and Matched Savings Program

Our matched savings program is an innovative support model that helps artists strengthen their creative practice and grow their long-term sustainability. Since 2008, Assets for Artists has provided financial an...

Mountainfilm

Mountainfilm Commitment Grant

Mountainfilm is committed to helping creative individuals tell stories that support our mission. Each year, we award a total of $30,000 in grants to filmmakers, photographers, artists, and adventurers whose pro...

Ms. In The Biz

Ms. In The Biz - Blog and Community

Ms. In The Biz is the go-to resource for female entrepreneurs in the entertainment industry, focusing on creating career success while living a purpose-filled, passionate life.

With a readership ...

Muslim Public Affairs Council's Hollywood Bureau

MPAC's Screenwriting Labs

In an effort to discover and nurture talented writers with unique voices and diverse backgrounds, MPAC’s Hollywood Bureau is partnering with major entertainment studios/production companies to develop a serie...

NALIP

Latino Media Market

Opportunity to submit projects and, if selected, pitch to executives from various organizations, studios, networks and agencies for an opportunity to get feedback, be tracked or even receive finishing funds.

National Arts and Disability Center

National Arts and Disability Center

The mission of the National Arts and Disability Center (NADC) is to promote the full inclusion of audiences and artists with disabilities into all facets of the arts community. The NADC is a project of the Tarj...

National Association of Latino Arts & Cultures

Adán Medrano Legacy Award in Film

Open to emerging Latinx video/filmmakers based in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The award aims to further impel dynamic Latinx cinema production by supporting new productions by emerging filmmakers that contribute ...

National YoungArts Foundation

National YoungArts Competition

YoungArts’ signature program is an application-based award for emerging artists ages 15–18 or in grades 10–12 from across the United States. Selected through a blind adjudication process conducted by an i...

NBC Entertainment

Emerging Director Program

The selected directors will foster relationships and fine-tune their art to fit the episodic television format. The chosen directors will shadow up to two episodes on an NBCU show, from prep to post-production....

NBC Entertainment

Female Forward

Female Forward aims to increase female representation in the director’s chair by providing talented female directors with the experience and connections they need to launch and sustain their careers. Finalist...

NBC Entertainment

Alternative Directors Program

The Alternative Directors Program is NBC’s new annual directors’ initiative that addresses the need for more representation behind the camera in unscripted programming. Intended for female and ethnically di...

NBC Entertainment

StandUp NBC

StandUp NBC is a nationwide search for stand-up comedians of diverse backgrounds, which started in 2003. This initiative allows comedians from across the country to showcase for key players at NBCUniversal and ...

NBC Entertainment

Late Night Writers Workshop

NBCUniversal Late Night Writers Workshop is a multi-day program focused on exposing talented sketch and comedy writers to NBCUniversal’s late-night & alternative line-up and readying them for a staff writ...

NBCUniversal

Casting Apprentice Program

The NBC Universal Casting Apprentice Program is a career development opportunity for individuals pursuing a career in casting. This program is designed for individuals with diverse backgrounds who aspire to bec...

NBCUniversal

Writers on the Verge

Writers on the Verge is a program focused on polishing writers and readying them for a staff writer position on a television series. We are looking for writers who are “almost there” but need that final bit...

New Day Films

Educational Distribution Cooperative

New Day Films is committed to welcoming new films and filmmakers into our coop that reflect the diverse, multicultural, ever-changing world around us. A curatorial team, made up of New Day members, reviews all ...

New Orleans Film Society

Southern Producers Lab

The Southern Producers Lab, produced and presented by the New Orleans Film Society, is a three-day event designed to bring together emerging, diverse producers from around the South for an intensive series of w...

New Orleans Film Society

New Orleans Film Society South Pitch

Since 2011, South Pitch has provided a unique opportunity for filmmakers living and working in the American South to practice the art of pitching. South Pitch consists of three pitching competitions: If/Then is...

New Orleans Film Society

Emerging Voices

The Emerging Voices Mentorship Program, an initiative of the New Orleans Film Society, was created in 2014 and founded on the principle that to create a more diverse storytelling landscape, filmmakers of color ...

New York Foundation for the Arts

NYC Women's Fund for Media, Music and Theatre

The NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre provides grants to encourage and support the creation of digital, film, music, television, and live theatre content that reflects the voices and perspectives ...

New York Women in Film & Television

New York Women in Film & Television Membership

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) advocates for equality in the moving image industry and supports women in every stage of their careers. As the preeminent entertainment industry association for ...

New York Women in Film & Television

New York Women in Film & Television Programs

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) advocates for equality in the moving image industry and supports women in every stage of their careers. As the preeminent entertainment industry association for ...

New York Women in Film & Television

Nancy Malone Intern/Mentor Program

The New York Women in Film & Television Intern/Mentor Program provides a rare opportunity for people with film/communications degrees and those with entry-level knowledge of the film industry to interact wi...

New York Women in Film & Television

NYWIFT Fiscal Sponsorship Program

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) accepts tax-deductible contributions for nonprofit film and video projects produced by NYWIFT members. The primary requirement from projects sponsored through NY...

New York Women in Film & Television

NYWIFT Women's Film Preservation Fund

The Women’s Film Preservation Fund (WFPF) is the only program in the world dedicated to preserving the cultural legacy of women in the industry by preserving films made by women. It was founded in 1995 by NYW...

New York Women in Film & Television

NYWIFT Fund for Women Filmmakers

NYWIFT solicits donations annually to provide funding to women filmmakers. Funds are used to match grants made through our funding programs: the Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant, In-Kind Post-Production ...

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA)

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles InFocus

Each month throughout the year, NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) presents a special InFocus program as part of our Monthly Film Festival. The program highlights global, diverse storytellers including but not l...

OTV | Open Television

OTV

OTV is a platform for intersectional television, empowering queer, trans, cis-women, and artists of color to produce and distribute indie series, pilots, and video art.

Outfest

OutSet: The Young Filmmakers Project

OutSet: The Young Filmmakers Project from the Los Angeles LGBT Center and Outfest empower LGBTQ youth ages 16-24 to share their stories through film. This program selects 15 diverse fellows to participate over ...

Outfest

Outfest Screenwriting Lab

The Outfest Screenwriting Lab started as a screenwriting contest in 1997 and became the cornerstone of our education and mentoring program, Outfest Forward. Twenty years later, this program has become an intens...

Oxford Film Festival

Female Filmmaker Retreat

"Female Filmmaker Retreat is an opportunity for female-identifying filmmakers who have at least one previous feature under their belt or several short films and with a current work in progress film to gath...

Pacific Arts Movement

San Diego Asian Film Festival Spring Showcase

Since 2011, the SDAFF Spring Showcase has brought a dozen or so of the best of Asian and Asian American cinema to the other side of the calendar year. For the die-hard fans, it means more Asian cinema throughou...

Pacific Arts Movement

San Diego Asian Film Festival

The festival is dedicated to highlighting the diversity and breadth of Asian Pacific Islander and Asian international images, from impassioned independent voices and provocative documentary subjects, to the top...

Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC)

Media Fund

The Media Fund is PIC's standing funding initiative, which provides funds for single non-fiction programs for three critical phases of production: Research and Development (R&D), Production, and Comple...

Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC)

Digital Shorts Fund

The Digital Shorts Fund is PIC's newest funding initiative, which provides funding of up to $25,000 for the completion of fiction and non-fiction short content of untold stories and fresh perspectives on t...

Panavision

Panavision New Filmmaker Program

The Panavision New Filmmaker Program is an ongoing grant program that loans camera packages to film schools, training programs, and independent filmmakers – at little or no charge. Panavision’s commitment t...

Parent Artist Advocacy League for the Performing Arts (PAAL)

Childcare Grants and Parent Artist Resource Database

Parent Artist Advocacy League awards the only national all-discipline childcare grants to individuals and institutions throughout the United States. PAAL also hosts forums on caregivers in the performing arts t...

Phamaly Theatre Company

Phamaly Productions

Phamaly Theatre Company was formed in 1989 by five artists with varying disabilities who wanted to perform in theatre but felt excluded from opportunities due to environmental and attitudinal barriers. Phamaly ...

PhillyCAM

PhillyCAM workshops & artist opportunities

PhillyCAM is a community media center, which provides people with access to equipment and training to make and broadcast their own non-commercial programs, publicize their activities or get their message out wi...

PLAYA | Art + Science Residencies

Residency Program | Master Classes

Playa offers residencies of soul-expanding space, solitude, and community to artists and scientists whose creative inquiry and innovative dialogue help bring positive change to our environment and world. We of...

Playwrights Realm

Scratchpad Series

Scratchpad Series opens The Realm’s doors to early-career playwrights from around the country. Participants will spend a week in New York City for a developmental reading of their play with top-notch professi...

Playwrights Realm

The Writing Fellowship

Four early-career playwrights receive nine months of resources, readings and feedback designed to help them reach their professional and artistic goals. The culminating event of the program is our INK'D Fe...

Points North Institute

North Star Fellowship

The North Star Fellowship brings together five young (age 21-29) boundary-pushing non-fiction filmmakers of color in a shared house in mid-September on the coast of Maine. In this intimate, focused environment,...

Points North Institute

Camden / TFI Retreat

An educational program dedicated to discovering and nurturing a new generation of U.S.-based filmmakers, the Camden / TFI Retreat is focused on creative, cinematic, character-driven documentary. Over the course...

Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival (POW Film Fest)

POW Film Fest

POW Film Fest is Portland’s premiere film festival showcasing films directed by women. Now in its 12th year, the festival features the work of some of today’s top women directors, while honoring the true pi...

Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival (POW Film Fest)

POWGirls Media Education Program

POWGirls offers workshops in video production, cinematography, audio recording, set lighting, digital editing and media literacy for girls and non-binary youth ages 15-19. Our instructors are working media prod...

POV Spark | American Documentary

African Interactive Art Residency

POV Spark's African Interactive Art Residency is an opportunity to experiment with digital and emerging media in New York City and Washington, D.C. The three-month residency supports artists from Africa an...

POV Spark | American Documentary

Otherly

We’re looking for women, non-binary, and genderqueer storytellers to explore the theme of belonging, through Otherly, a series of short documentaries made for Instagram Stories. You'll create these creat...

Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project - QWOCMAP

Film & Freedom Academy

The 4-day Film & Freedom Academy travels the world to provide artistically rigorous, professional instruction, and coaching, equipment, and resources to equip queer women of color (both cisgender and transg...

Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project - QWOCMAP

QWOCMAP Productions

QWOCMAP Productions is the service arm of the Filmmaker Training Program, which offers production, editing, and consultation services to nonprofit, foundation, and artist partners and clients.

Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project - QWOCMAP

Queer Women of Color Film Festival

QWOCMAP presents its free annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival in San Francisco every June. The largest event of its kind, it has world-premiered 500+ films by queer women of color (cisgender and transgend...

Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project - QWOCMAP

Filmmaker Training Program

The award-winning Filmmaker Training Program aims to promote diversity and encourage filmmaking as a vocation for queer women of color (cisgender and transgender), and gender nonbinary and transgender people of...

Re-Present Media

Re-Take Oakland

Re-Take Oakland is a two-year public education and filmmaker mentoring program. Documentary filmmakers of color will work with community advocates to create short personal films featuring stories of individuals...

Refinery29

Shatterbox

Shatterbox is an award-winning short-film series dedicated to spotlighting the voices of female filmmakers, and providing emerging and established talent the support and opportunity to realize their vision and ...

ReFrame™ Project

ReFrame™ Culture Change Handbook & Production Roadmap

ReFrame™ has developed a Production Roadmap to mitigate bias from corporate practice and creative decisions that will yield more balanced hiring of women from all backgrounds in film, TV, and media. The Roadm...

ReFrame™ Project

ReFrame™ Rise Program

The ReFrame™ Rise Directors Program is an industry-wide, comprehensive, and multidimensional two-year sponsorship that will identify and provide high-level endorsement and support for top-notch female directo...

RespectAbility

RespectAbility LA Summer Lab

RespectAbility is thrilled to offer an innovative Lab series for emerging entertainment talent, as well as a track for mid-level career professionals, with disabilities, including those that are not visible. Th...

RespectAbility

National Leadership Program: Fellowship

RespectAbility’s stigma-busting Communications Fellowship, for college and graduate students and recent graduates, is on the frontline of fighting prejudice, misinformation, and low expectations of people wit...

Rockland Residency

Rockland Artist Residency

Rockland offers artists free accommodations and studios during its 3-week residency programs, whether in the city of Seattle or rural rainforest on the Kitsap Peninsula. Artists use their time to focus on their...

Rocky Mountain Women's Film

Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival

The Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival is the longest-running women's film festival in North America. Featuring primarily (but not exclusively) documentaries as well as short films, this three-day f...

Saint Paul Neighborhood Network

New Angle Fellows

New Angle Fellows is a seven-month program that supports emerging documentary filmmakers hoping to get to the next step in their filmmaking journey. This cohort of six members will get the opportunity to learn ...

ScreenCraft

ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship

The ScreenCraft Fellowship is dedicated to discovering and developing emerging, talented screenwriters, from diverse backgrounds and with unique voices and perspectives. Chosen recipients will receive ongoing p...

Scribe Video Center

Fiscal Sponsorship

Fiscal Sponsorship allows your non-commercial project to apply for funding from organizations that require non-profit status. Non-profit tax-exempt status is required by many foundations, corporations and gover...

Scribe Video Center

Film Scholars Program

Interested in developing the skills to plan, produce and edit new documentary media works? Then apply for Scribe’s Film Scholars program, a series of courses designed to guide emerging documentary filmmakers ...

Scriptapalooza Inc.

Scriptapalooza Screenplay Competition

From choosing our judges to creating opportunities, our top priority has always been the writer. We surround ourselves with reputable and successful companies, including the many producers, literary agents, and...

Seed&Spark

Seed&Spark Streaming Platform

Seed&Spark is a streaming, crowdfunding, and education platform focused on actively increasing representation in all aspects of production and distribution, while simultaneously helping independent creators...

SFFILM

SFFILM Catapult Documentary Fellowship

SFFILM and the Catapult Film Fund support filmmakers in the early stages of development on compelling, story-driven, feature-length documentary films. The fellowship is geared towards emerging filmmakers who ha...

SFFILM

SFFILM Documentary Film Fund

The SFFILM Documentary Film Fund (DFF) supports engaging documentaries in post-production which exhibit compelling stories, intriguing characters, and an innovative visual approach. Since its launch in 2011, th...

SFFILM

SFFILM New American Fellowship

Through the SFFILM New American Fellowship, created in partnership with the Flora Family Foundation, SFFILM will award six-month fellowships to narrative or documentary directors and producers who have arrived ...

SFFILM

SFFILM Rainin Grant

The SFFILM Rainin Grant program is the largest granting body for independent narrative feature films in the US. Grants support films that address social justice issues - the distribution of wealth, opportunitie...

SFFILM

Sloan Science in Cinema Filmmaker Fellowship

The Science in Cinema Filmmaker Fellowship is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as part of its mission to champion films that explore scientific or technological themes or characters. SFFILM will award f...

SFFILM

SFFILM Westridge Grant

The SFFILM Westridge Grant is a fund that supports US-based, independent narrative feature films in the screenwriting or development phase. Grants are awarded twice annually to projects that address social issu...

SFFILM

SFFILM Vulcan Productions Environmental Fellowship

The SFFILM Vulcan Productions Environmental Fellowship supports documentary filmmakers telling powerful stories about the environment and/or conservation. The fellowship, originally launched in 2018, includes a...

Short and Sweet

Short and Sweet Festival

Short+Sweet is a global festival brand, presenting highly successful Theatre, Dance, Cabaret, and Song Festivals around the world. We provide audiences with exciting and contemporary works that challenge and en...

Southern Documentary Fund

Southern Documentary Fund Grants

Each year, SDF is proud to award 20 cash grants to filmmakers telling stories they are connected to, that fully represent the complexity and nuance of the American South.

This program specifica...

Southern Documentary Fund

Fiscal Sponsorship

The Southern Documentary Fund offers fiscal sponsorship for documentary projects made in or about the American South.

Southern Documentary Fund

Annual Artists Convening

The SDF Artists Convening takes place each summer in Durham, NC. Filmmakers from around the South and beyond are invited for a weekend of enlightening workshops, panels, and mentoring sessions, combined with a ...

Southern Documentary Fund

Fresh Docs

Fresh Docs is SDF’s free work-in-progress screening series. These screenings give SDF filmmakers an opportunity to show their work fresh from the edit suite and receive constructive feedback on story, structu...

SPACE on Ryder Farm

The Working Farm

The Working Farm, SPACE on Ryder Farm's resident writers’ group, offers eight playwrights, composers, lyricists and/or librettists five fully-subsidized residency weeks on Ryder Farm during the course of...

SPACE on Ryder Farm

Family Residency

SPACE on Ryder Farm’s Family Residency, founded in association with The Lilly Awards Foundation (spearheaded by Julia Jordan, Marsha Norman, and Pia Scala-Zankel), provides a weeklong residency on the farm fo...

SPACE on Ryder Farm

Creative Residency

Creative Residencies at SPACE on Ryder Farm provide individual artists, activists, organizers, and small groups (up to 4 people) the opportunity to create and ideate away from the stress and noise of everyday l...

SPACE on Ryder Farm

Institutional Residency

SPACE on Ryder Farm’s Institutional Residencies offers 501c(3) organizations and incorporated ensembles time and space for strategic planning, retreat opportunities, and the writing and workshopping of commis...

SPACE on Ryder Farm

Film Lab

Launched in 2017, the Film Lab at SPACE on Ryder Farm brings together a diverse cohort of early and mid-career filmmakers for a fully-subsidized week-long residency at Ryder Farm. The residency provides filmmak...

SPACE on Ryder Farm

Season Extension Residency

The Season Extension Residency offers artists and activists who are SPACE on Ryder Farm alumni the opportunity to return to Ryder Farm for a two-week or month-long residency in February to work on a project. Th...

Stony Brook Manhattan

MFA in Film

Located at the Manhattan Center for Creative Writing & Film, the Stony Brook/Killer MFA in Film (with a comprehensive concentration in TV Writing) draws upon a one-of-a-kind community of filmmakers, TV writ...

Sundance Institute

Sundance Documentary Fund

The Sundance Documentary Fund is the entry point into the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program. It accepts submissions and makes grant awards year-round through a rolling Open Call. The Program gives $1-...

Sundance Institute

Sundance Institute Theatre Lab

The Sundance Institute Theatre Lab is a three-week residency where playwrights from around the world get a chance to develop their new play with a director and a group of actors, under the guidance of experienc...

Sundance Institute

BBC World Service/Sundance Nonfiction Audio Collaboration

The BBC World Service and Sundance Institute collaborate on a nonfiction radio broadcast and podcast series allowing filmmakers to tell stories in audio. Up to six projects receive funding for an audio document...

Sundance Institute

Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab

The Screenwriters Lab is a five-day writers’ workshop that gives independent screenwriters the opportunity to work intensively on their feature film scripts with the support of established writers in an envir...

Sundance Institute

Sundance Institute Screenwriters Intensive

Part of our Inclusion and Outreach Initiative, the Screenwriters Intensive provides emerging screenwriters with the opportunity to hone their craft in a two-day concentrated workshop. The program supports 10 to...

Sundance Institute

Sundance Institute FilmTwo

FilmTwo is a specialized artist development program dedicated to supporting filmmakers who are developing their second fiction features. The program supports 10 to 12 writer/directors or writer/director teams, ...