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and WomenArts present

Submission opportunities for women in film/video.

##Opportunities with hashtags are for selected populations.
**Opportunities starred are for womxn only.

Special Opportunity 

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The Actor’s Fund
To help our community manage during this public health crisis The Actors Fund has partnered with several industry organizations to provide emergency financial assistance to those who have immediate financial needs. Please note, while some of the funds are for members of entertainment unions, you do not need to be a union member to receive help from The Actors Fund. Please know that we are experiencing an extremely high volume of requests and ask for your patience during this time.
Emergency financial assistance is available for people who are unable to pay their basic living expenses (food/housing/health care) over the next two months. We ask that if you have the resources to cover that period, please wait to apply. These are unprecedented times and we all must steward our resources very carefully.
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility:
    • Based on current financial need (inability to pay next two month’s bills)
    • A minimum of five years of recent entertainment industry employment with earnings of at least $6,500 for three out of the last five years OR a minimum of 20 years of industry employment with a minimum of 10 years of earnings of at least $5,000 (please note that income from teaching does not qualify)
    • Eligibility requirements for dancers—three years of recent dance earnings of at least $2,000 a year
  • Address:  
    • The Actor’s Fund National Headquarters
      729 7th Ave 10th floor
      New York, NY 10019
  • Contact:
    • New York City: 800.221.7303
    • Chicago: 312.372.0989
    • Los Angeles: 888.825.0911
Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund
The Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund is intended to help those pursuing careers as artists or arts administrators whose income has been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This fund is for those who self-identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). If you fit this description and you are in need of short-term, immediate financial assistance – we would like to help.
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: All BIPOC artists who need financial assistance during this crisis are encouraged to apply.
  • Address:  N/A
  • Contact: info@aacdmv.org
Emergency Survival Fund for LGBTQ2S Artists, Performers & Tip-Based Workers
Glad Day Bookshop has set up an emergency fund to help LGBTQ2S artists, performers & tip-based workers. This fund is not meant to help people recover lost income.
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: All LBBTQ2S artists, performers, & tip-based workers are encouraged to apply.
  • Address:
    • Glad Day Bookshop
      499 Church Street
      Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Contact: michael@gladday.ca
Foundations for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants
Created in 1993 to further FCA's mission to encourage, sponsor, and promote work of a contemporary, experimental nature, Emergency Grants provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists.
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: All artists in need are encouraged to apply.
  • Address:
    • Foundation for Contemporary Arts
      820 Greenwich Street
      New York, NY 10014
  • Contact: info@contemporary-arts.org
NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund
The NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund was created to aid nonprofit service providers struggling with the health and economic effects of the coronavirus. It will give grants and loans to NYC-based nonprofits that are trying to meet the new and urgent needs that are hitting the city. Priority will be given to nonprofits addressing essential healthcare and food insecurity as well as arts and culture.
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: All nonprofit service providers in need are encouraged to apply.
  • Address:
    • The New York Community Trust
      909 Third Avenue 22nd Floor
      New York, NY 10022
  • Contact: rps@nyct-cfi.org
NYC Employee Retention Grant
To help small businesses deal with the impact of COVID-19, the City has launched the Employee Retention Grant Program to help retain employees as businesses face decreased revenue. This program is available to New York City businesses with one to four employees that can demonstrate at least a 25% decrease in revenue as a result of COVID-19. Eligible businesses will receive a grant covering up to 40% of their payroll for two months. Businesses can access up to $27,000.
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: 
    • Must have their business located within the five boroughs of New York City.
    • Demonstrate that the COVID-19 outbreak caused at least a 25% decrease in revenue.
    • Employ 1-4 employees in total across all locations. 
    • Have been in operation for at least 6 months.
    • Have no outstanding tax liens or legal judgements.
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: https://www1.nyc.gov/nycbusiness/contactus
Rauschenberg Emergency Grants
Expected to roll out in late May or early June, these will provide visual artists, media artists, and choreographers up to $5,000 worth of assistance for medical emergencies. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: 
    • Artists must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
    • Applicants must demonstrate current and ongoing activity in artistic discipline/s.
    • Applicants cannot be enrolled in any degree-seeking program.
  • Address:
    • The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
      381 Lafayette Street
      New York, NY 10003
  • Contact: emergencyfunds@nyfa.org
SAG-AFTRA Disaster Relief Fund & SAG-AFTRA Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation and the SAG-AFTRA Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund (MPPWF) have a COVID-19 Disaster Fund to provide urgent financial support to SAG-AFTRA members and families affected by this global pandemic.
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: All SAG-AFTRA members in need are encouraged to apply.
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: https://sagaftra.foundation/emergency-assistance-contact/


Female Filmmakers Fuse Film Festival
We celebrate both emerging and established female filmmakers during a three day jammed pack festival in Los Angeles, California!
Films that will be selected will showcase the talents of what female filmmakers can and have done. But don’t let the name fool you! Men and all identifying individuals have submitted and have been official selections of the festival, and some have even won! We do not discriminate, we encourage diversity, equality and inclusion; which has been lacking in this industry. If you support that, WE support you!
  • When/Where: November 6th-8th, 2020
  • Deadline: June 30th, 2020 (Regular Deadline), July 31st, 2020 (Late Deadline), August 31st, 2020 (Extended Deadline), October 24th, 2020 (Notification Date)
  • Application Fee: $15-$65
  • Eligibility: The film must feature a female lead in the production aspect; producer, director, cinematographer and or writer. The film can have male roles in production, but the major key crew members must be female. We are currently only taking online submissions.
  • Categories: Shorts, Features, Web Series, Student Films
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: femalefilmmakersfuse@gmail.com
Toronto Feedback Female Film
Since 2016, the FEEDBACK Film Festival has been showcasing the best of Female Directors, Producers, Writers, and female lead talent. As of July 2018, we now will be showcasing a Film Festival every single month in the heart of downtown Toronto at the Carlton Cinemas.
NOTE: This festival is still taking place each week despite the COVID-19 virus. All festival dates have been relegated to private screenings with the same Audience FEEDBACK videos made for the short films, and recorded script readings performed by professional actors for the screenplays.
  • When/Where: July 30th, 2020
  • Deadline: April 18th, 2020 (Late Deadline)
  • Application Fee: $40-$55
  • Eligibility: 
    • All film submissions must have at least 3 out of the 4 major positions held by a female (director, producer, lead actor, writer).
    • One major exception is that if the film is directed by a female, then the submission is immediately valid..
    • OR, the film's major plot and lead characters are female driven.
    • All screenplay submissions must be written by a female writer.
  • Categories: Shorts, Scripts
  • Address:
    • Feedback Film Festival
      20 Carlton Street
      Toronto, ON M5B 2H5, Canada
  • Contact: torontofestival@femalefilmfestival.com
LA Women in Film Festival
The LA Women in Film Festival champions female identifying filmmakers and female driven storytelling. We will be accepting submissions from Female Identifying Directors, Writers, Majority Female Crew (at least 50%) and/or Female Driven Stories of any genre.
  • When/Where: July 23rd - July26th, 2020
  • Deadline: March 6th (Regular Deadline), April 10th (Late Deadline), May 15th (Extended Deadline), June 5th (Last Chance), June 17th (Notification Date)
  • Application Fee: $22.50-$50
  • Eligibility:
    • All Films must feature work produced by female identifying filmmakers and female driven storytelling. We will be accepting submissions from FEMALE IDENTIFYING DIRECTORS, WRITERS, MAJORITY FEMALE CREW (at least 50%) and/or FEMALE DRIVEN STORIES of ANY GENRE. 
    • All entries must be in English or - SUBTITLED, DUBBED, unless special arrangements have been made with festival. 
    • Film Entrants must submit online screeners through filmfreeway for consideration. 
  • Categories: Shorts
  • Address:
    • LA Women in Film Festival
      916 N. Formosa Ave.
      Los Angeles, CA 90046
      United States
  • Contact: info@lafilmfestivals.com
Women In Horror Film Festival
The Women in Horror Film Festival was founded in late 2016 by filmmakers Vanessa Ionta Wright and Samantha Kolesnik. We are a filmmaker and screenwriter focused festival dedicated to celebrating and showcasing women creatives in genre film, as well as promoting inclusion and diversity in order to foster an equal and level playing field. 
Winners in select categories will receive a truly one-of-a-kind "Lizzie" trophy. Each trophy is hand-painted ensuring that no two Lizzies are exactly alike. Winners in all categories will be awarded and announced live at the event.
ALL Finalists will receive 2 full weekend passes to the event which include all parties, screenings, workshops, and panels.
  • When/Where: February 25th-27th, 2021
  • Deadline: May 1st (Midterm Deadline), August 1st (Late Deadline), October 1st (Extended Deadline), December 1st (Notification Date)
  • Application Fee: $11.25-$40
  • Eligibility:
    • All films entered are required to have 3 or greater of the following different specified creative roles fulfilled by women: (Director(s), Writer(s), Cinematographer(s), Producer(s), Composer, SFX Artist, Editor, Production Designer and/or lead talent).
    • Any unproduced screenplay or TV pilot must be written by or co-written by a woman.
  • Categories: Shorts, Features, Student Films
  • Address:
    • Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre
      117 North Park Square
      Marietta, Georgia 30060
      United States
  • Contact: wihfilmfest@gmail.com
Female Voices Rock Film Festival
The Female Voices Rock Film Festival aims to celebrate women in the industry. Our goal is to put a spotlight on those filmmakers who are still underrepresented and give them the recognition they so rightly deserve.
The festival will take place in the beautiful and historic Village East Cinema in Manhattan.
  • When/Where: September 29th - October 3rd, 2020
  • Deadline: March 1st (Regular Deadline), June 1st (Late Deadline), September 1st (Extended Deadline), September 15th (Notification Date)
  • Application Fee: $15-$30
  • Eligibility: All films entered are required to have two or greater of the following different specified creative roles fulfilled by women: Director(s), Writer(s), Cinematographer(s), Producer(s), Composer, SFX Artist, Editor, Production Designer and/or lead talent). Any unproduced screenplay or TV pilot must be written by women.
  • Categories: Shorts
  • Address:
    • Village East Cinema
      181-189 2nd Avenue
      New York, New York 10003
  • Contact: mariana@femalevoicesrock.com
Manhattan Short Film Festival
During one week of the year over 100,000 film-lovers gather in over 400 Cinemas across 6 Continents to view and vote on the Finalists Films' in the 23rd Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival - MANHATTAN SHORT is more than just one of the largest short film festivals in the world....it's the World's First Global Film Festival.
  • When/Where: Sept 24th-October 4th, 2020
  • Deadline: July 31st, 2020
  • Application Fee: $35-$75
  • Eligibility:
    • Films Must Be 20 Minutes and Under in Length.
    • For pre screening selection purposes we ask for either:
      • Online Screeners 
      • DVDs or Blu Ray sent to our mailing address
    • If film is successful we ask for Apple Prores QT files at (23.98).
  • Categories: Shorts
  • Address:
    • Manhattan Short Film Festival
      319 Lafayette Street # 126
      New York, NY 10012
  • Contact: info@manhattanshort.com
The Valley Film Festival
Now in its 20th year, VFF supports local and international voices that advance storytelling, while furthering the education, production, and exhibition of film. In 2010, the City of Los Angeles recognized our cultural contributions with the city seal, and in 2018 the California State Senate stood with us #UnitedByFilm in our efforts to practice conscious programming to unite the international film community.
  • When/Where: September 5-13, 2020, North Hollywood, CA 
  • Deadline: April 5 (Last Chance)
  • Submission Fee: Yes, see submission
  • Eligibility:
    • The Valley Film Festival (VFF) screens on DCP (Digital Cinema Package). Our venue, Laemmle NoHo7, uses Christie 4K projectors. Please do not submit to VFF20 if you cannot provide the Festival with a DCP.
    • While we consider all genres, if you’re unsure if your film fits our programming, please review our archives.
    • Studios and Sales Agents: Please do not submit to VFF20 if you require a fee for screening at VFF. As a non-profit arts organization, it is not in our budget.
  • Categories: Narrative Feature, Shorts, Documentary, Feature, Shorts, Music Videos, Trailer, Web Series 
  • Contact: info@valleyfilmfest.com


Quinner - HBO Series
Quinner is a scripted/documentary show about the lives of the people in the world of trivia.
  • Roles:
    • Nicholas (White;Male;32-38;Lead)
    • Shelly (Female;27-33;Lead)
    • Karl (Black;Male;46-54;Lead)
    • Amy (White;Female;37-43;Lead)
  • Audition: Online Submissions
  • Shoot Dates/Location: TBD, summer of 2020, in NYC
  • Union: SAG-AFTRA
  • Pay: Paid
Dirty Rotten Tofu and the Gohan Girls - Short Film
In the Wild West, three Asian girls are forced to kick some major ass to defeat the Chinatown crime boss who wants them back dead or alive. Sushi, Mochi and Ume are on the run from Tofu, who imprisoned them as prostitutes. After the girls' escape, Tofu puts a bounty on their heads to hunt them down. The girls decide the only solution is to kill Tofu. Sushi, the leader, takes off on this mission and orders her two companions, Mochi and Ume, to flee to Canada. In a standoff at Tofu's Rising Sun Saloon, Tofu learns Sushi is not the same girl he once imprisoned. Sushi realizes it takes more than guts and extraordinary sharp shooting to defeat a gang of hired thugs and one dirty, rotten sonavabitch.
  • Roles:
    • Iris (Transgender Female;18-40;Supporting)
  • Audition: Online Submissions
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Shooting August 22nd-26th, in Denver, CO.
  • Union: SAG-AFTRA, Travel, food, and lodging will be provided.
  • Pay: Pays $100-125/day. Travel, food, and lodging will be provided.
Worst Day Ever - Short Film
“Worst Day Ever" is an emotional social awareness dramatic short film.
  • Roles: 
    • Ebony (Black/LatinX;Transgender Female;21-30;Lead)
    • Mark (White;Male;28-35;Lead)
    • Amari (Black;Male;18-19;Lead)
    • Latoya (Black/LatinX;Female;18-19;Lead)
    • Debra (Black;Female;38-45;Lead)
    • Ciara (White;Female;28-38;Supporting)
    • Randall (Black;Male;45-55;Supporting)
    • Silvia (Female;25-30;Supporting)
    • Coffee Barista (Black;Male;33-45;Supporting)
    • Travis (Black/LatinX;Gay;Male;25-30;Day Player)
  • Audition: Online Submissions
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Shoots Mid-April in NYC.
  • Union: SAG-AFTRA Short Film Agreement
  • Pay: Pays $125/day.
Meeting Ms. Leigh - Feature
A young writer in desperate need of inspiration begins an affair with an enchanting enigmatic older woman during a weekend in Santa Monica. It’s a weekend neither will ever forget.
  • Roles:
    • Amber Leigh (White;Female;29-40;Lead)
  • Audition: Online Submissions
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Two rehearsals TBD; shoots for ten days from July 13th-24th (weekdays only) in and around Santa Monica, CA.
  • Union: SAG-AFTRA
  • Pay: Pays $125/day, ten-day shoot (may not be needed every day).
For more OnScreen opportunities, visit Backstage.com; ActorsAccess.com; or Playbill.com. 


Video Producer - Prometheus Global Media
Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter and are premier media properties focused on covering the entertainment and music industries via leading digital destinations and original video programming (See samples at YouTube dot com /Billboard and /Hollywood Reporter.) We are looking for an experienced Video Producer based in New York who will be a key member of a growing production team working in a fast-paced entertainment news-based environment. 
The ideal candidate is someone enthusiastic about music, moving images and popular culture. He/she will produce and project manage a wide range of content including: behind-the-scenes docs., weekly music-themed series, multi-part features, special event coverage and more. 
The Producer will act as a liaison between internal departments, vendors, talent teams, and company creative leads. This is a full-time position located at our Midtown Manhattan office reporting to the Director of Production.
  • Type: Full Time
  • Eligibility: 
    • 4+ years of experience creating and managing the production of premium digital video.
    • Background in video entertainment, news or similarly related digital consumer media is required.
    • A track record of producing high visibility video for large-scale audiences.
    • The ability to work with high-end talent and their teams for participation in video projects.
    • A desire to work unconventional hours, multi-task and facilitate quick turn-a-rounds for a news-based entertainment organization.
    • Ability to think independently, strategically and efficiently across multiple events and platforms.
    • A track record of coming up with creative solutions for logistical challenges.
    • Ability to closely supervise post-production, maintaining editorial integrity and quality control.
    • Passion for creating engaging, non-fiction programming.
    • BA/BS required.
    • All applications must include a link to an online producing reel.
Video Producer – Buzzfeed
BuzzFeed Branded is looking for a resourceful, all-in-one, producer / editor to bring their production and post skills to the NY Office. We are looking for a smart, skilled, passionate self-starter that can work efficiently under tight deadlines and short production schedules. We are specifically looking for someone who also has an interest and knowledge of DIY, home and crafting digital video content.
This is a short term, project-based position based in BuzzFeed's headquarters in New York City.
  • Type: Full Time, Temporary, Contract
  • Eligibility: 
    • Must have 4 years of production experience.
    • Self-identified all around production master.
    • Has experience with Canon DSLRs, basic production sound equipment, Adobe Premiere.
    • Has extensive experience creating small scale, digital videos from ideation to delivery on short timelines.
    • Impeccable time management skills.
    • Ability to adapt to last-minute changes in schedules / plans.
    • Outstanding technical knowledge of video production.
    • This is a variable, freelance position.
Post Producer - JWALK
JWALK is looking for an experienced Post Producer to join the Post Production department. The candidate will be highly organized with 3-5 yrs experience in a Post Production facility or Creative Agency supporting simultaneous productions and teams as a Video / Motion producer. Experience with beauty and fashion brands is preferred.
  • Type: Full Time
  • Eligibility: 
    • 3-5 years of Post Production Video experience. 
    • Highly organized and detail oriented with a fantastic eye for color.
    • Ability to work independently and with teams, able to decipher problems and create solutions in a fast paced working environment.
    • Extensive knowledge of video production equipment, output and compressions required for cross platform deliverables.
    • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere, Media Encoder, After Effects) required; experience as an editor a plus.
    • Existing relationships with Post Houses, Editors, Colorists, etc is a plus.
Video Producer - Day’s Edge
Day’s Edge Productions is seeking a full-time Producer to create documentary stories that matter about people, places, organisms and ideas that make this world worth inhabiting and protecting. You will be developing, producing, co-producing, and writing broadcast television, web-series and shorts, advocacy films, media campaigns, branded stories and more. You will be based in San Diego, but will travel domestically and around the world. 
We are an award-winning media company dedicated to telling true stories about science, nature, and their intersections with human culture. We work around the world with broadcasters, NGOs, scientists, universities, and brands to tell stories with breathtaking visuals, compelling characters, and vital messages. Our projects include broadcast documentaries, web series, educational videos, advocacy films, promotional campaigns, and photo stories. Day’s Edge is committed to taking our audiences to the wildest places on earth and the frontiers of our scientific knowledge, while exploring our own histories and cultures in this rapidly-changing world. We want you to join us.
  • Type: Full Time
  • Eligibility: 
    • Experience as a documentary producer (Television experience is a plus). 
    • Passion for science, technology, natural history, and culture (science background a plus).
    • Willingness to travel extensively as needed.
    • Experience with the logistics of video / television production (visas, permits, transporting equipment, managing small production teams, etc.).
    • Experience writing documentary scripts.
    • Experience with development and research for nonfiction stories.
    • Positive, hard-working, can-do attitude.
    • Experience in the Adobe Creative Cloud, particularly in Premiere Pro. Experience in DaVinci Resolve and After Effects is a plus.
    • Aptitude for understanding the technical aspects of filmmaking.
    • Basic understanding of cameras and other filmmaking equipment.
Senior Multimedia Specialist - Leidos
Leidos is looking for a creative and experienced Multimedia Specialist for an exciting opportunity to support our Communications Services contract onsite at the Department of Justice’s Office of Public Affairs.
The Senior Multimedia Specialist serves as videographer, still photographer, script-writer video producer and multimedia expert to create a variety of digital communication products. Products include external communication videos, video news stories, videography, photography and livestreaming of special events, conferences, symposiums, community activities and producing Podcast episodes.
  • Type: Full Time, Temporary, Contract
  • Eligibility:
    • The Senior Multimedia Specialist must be able to travel locally (within 50 miles of D.C.), on relatively short notice, approximately once per month. 
    • Ability to obtain and/or maintain Public Trust Security Clearance. Must attain a DOJ Public Trust clearance before starting work—typically a 2 month process from the time paperwork gets submitted. 
    • Seven years of directly relevant multimedia experience involving frequent, high-level technical, and time-critical needs in the visual marketing, media, digital communication and public information service areas. 
    • Requires experience in managing projects with specific results and deadlines. 
    • Must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and superior oral and writing skills, as well as outstanding project management abilities. 
    • Must be responsible for consistently upgrading and maintaining technical skills and capabilities in the application of emerging media technologies and software. 
    • Must have experience using Adobe Creative Cloud. 
    • Must be proficient in motion graphics, dynamic and static infographics, video lighting and sound design. 
    • Must be proficient in operating audiovisual equipment and audiovisual editing. Visual communication will be in accordance with appropriate branding and editorial style guides. 
    • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
Associate Producer/Editor – SportsNet New York
NBC Universal is looking to hire an Associate Producer/Editor for SportsNet New York. The Associate Producer/Editor will report to the Director and Feature Programming, and will write, shoot, produce and edit short form and long form video/audio/visual content for SNY.
  • Type: Full Time, Permanent
  • Eligibility: 
    • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree.
    • Passionate sports fan with broad knowledge of the sports industry and New York market.
    • Strong editorial judgment.
    • Strong interpersonal skills as well as written and verbal communication skills.
    • Experience in post-production editing and knowledge of Avid Applications a must.
    • Ability to complete assigned tasks in a timely, efficient manner.


NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA)
The NYC DCLA is dedicated to supporting and strengthening New York City's vibrant cultural life. Among our primary missions is to ensure adequate public funding for non-profit cultural organizations, both large and small, throughout the five boroughs.
They have many grants tailored to the needs of artists living and working in the city throughout the year.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Free
  • Eligibility: Independent Artists and Groups
  • Contact: 212.513.9300
The Film Collaborative Fiscal Sponsorship
Fiscal Sponsorship is used when a non-profit film or film-related project or event wants to secure funding from individual, foundation, government or corporate sources that give only to nonprofit organizations with IRS tax-exempt status. To be considered exempt, an organization must hold a current 501(c)(3) certificate from the IRS.
To be considered for Fiscal Sponsorship projects must be consistent with the TFC’s charitable purposes, be creative, artistic and/or educational, not a work for hire and represent an imaginative contribution to the film or video art form.
TFC accepts applications from persons of any gender and ethnicity. The project may be in any stage of development, production and or post production or distribution.
  • Deadline: April 22nd, 2020
  • Application Free
  • Eligibility: 
    • Documentary feature & short films and other works of nonfiction.
    • Narrative feature & short films and other narrative works.
    • Transmedia/multi-media projects with film/video as a primary component of the work.
    • Film related events such as film festivals or screening series.
  • Contact: contactus@thefilmcollaborative.org
The Film Independent Camera Grant
The Film Independent Camera Grant is a program for Film Independent Fellows and alumni. Film Independent will select a qualified filmmaker, on a rolling basis, who will be loaned a digital camera body (based on availability) to use for their narrative or documentary short, feature film production or web series. The grant includes an ARRI Alexa SXT Plus camera body OR a Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K.
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: $65
  • Eligibility: 
    • Applicants must be the director, producer or cinematographer of a narrative or documentary short, feature film production or web series.
    • Applicants must be either: A) alumni of Film Independent’s Artist Development programs; B) alumni of the LA Film Festival; C) a past Film Independent Spirit Award Nominee; or D) solicited by Film Independent. Grant recipients must show proof of production insurance.
    • Camera body will be awarded for prep and principle photography. Dates must be provided in the application.
    • Project must be at least 75% financed when applying.
    • If the applicant is not the cinematographer, a cinematographer must be attached.
    • If awarded, grant winner(s) must be, or become, Film Independent Members.
  • Contact: info@cinereach.org
Sloan Distribution Grant
The Sloan Distribution Grant is a $50,000 grant awarded by Film Independent to a film that is entering its distribution phase. Eligible films must depict themes, stories and characters grounded in real science, technology or economics.
  • Deadline: Rollling
  • Application Fee: $65
  • Eligibility: 
    • Applicants must be the producer of a narrative fiction feature film.
    • The film should prominently feature science, mathematics and/or technology in the story and/or have a leading character that is a scientist, engineer or mathematician.
    • Films with innovative marketing and distribution plans are encouraged to apply.
    • All submitted films must be at least 70 minutes in length.
    • Applicants must be legal residents of the United States.
    • Film must be entering its distribution phase.
  • Contact: jkushner@filmindependent.org
Panavision New Filmmaker Program
Panavision believes in helping students and beginning filmmakers achieve their dreams. More than 25 years ago, Panavision launched the New Filmmaker Program, an ongoing grant program that loans camera packages to film schools, training programs, and independent filmmakers – at little or no charge. Panavision’s commitment to the industry's future provides student and beginning filmmakers the opportunity to work with professional grade equipment early in their careers.
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility:
    • Submit your proposals at least two months before you plan to shoot. Due to the high demand for Panavision cameras and equipment, it is essential that you plan ahead and contact us early.
    • Proposal materials will not be returned.
    • The New Filmmaker Program does not discriminate as to the nature of the project that can receive equipment grants. Any form, from experimental to documentary to musical to traditional narrative, is welcome.
    • Camera grants are available only for productions in the United States. Customs laws make transportation of cameras out of the US prohibitive. No exceptions.
    • The New Filmmaker Program will not allow cameras to be used on projects that perpetuate racial or sexual stereotypes and prejudices. Pornography is absolutely unacceptable.
    • Grant recipients must obtain insurance must from an outside insurance agent. Students can generally have the school issue the necessary policies. Plan ahead! This can take several weeks to implement. The process varies from school to school, so check with your film department. Productions that are not attached to a school must obtain the necessary insurance from an independent broker. Panavision must receive proof of insurance two weeks prior to prep dates. EQUIPMENT WILL NOT LEAVE THE BUILDING WITHOUT PROPER INSURANCE. NO EXCEPTIONS!
    • Approved proposals are subject to a service fee for equipment.
    • Anamorphic lenses are not available via the New Filmmaker Program
      All gear is requests are subject to availability
  • Contact: nfp@panavision.com
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 through story, character, or cinematic approach. We seek to work with both unknown and established filmmakers who may face creative, financial or systemic obstacles to realizing ambitious visions. Our films range widely in content and style. Please visit our Films page to review our recent work.
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Projects eligible for consideration must be feature-length (over 60 minutes), and intended for theatrical exhibition.We do not currently consider short films (under 60 minutes), serialized or episodic work, web series, virtual or augmented reality, or other immersive/interactive work.
  • Contact: info@cinereach.org
Catapult Film Fund
Catapult Film Fund provides development funding to documentary filmmakers who have a compelling story to tell, have secured access to their story, and are ready to shoot and edit a piece for production fundraising purposes. Our mission is to enable filmmakers to develop their films to the next level at a moment where funding is hard to find.
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Catapult does not fund student films.
    • Documentaries must be 28 minutes or longer in length. We do not fund series.
    • Animation is okay. Documentary/narrative hybrids will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
    • Development funds must specifically be used for the process of completing a fundraising piece, which may include writing, shooting and editing once story and characters are in place.
    • Applicants must own the copyright of their production, and have artistic, budgetary and editorial control over their project.
    • Applicants should preferably have previous film or television production experience in a principal role (director, co-director, producer, co-producer) as demonstrated by submitting previously completed work sample. -Applicants who have not yet produced or directed their own feature length documentary should demonstrate that they will be working with an experienced filmmaker in a principal role.
    • Catapult only makes grants to 501(c)(3) organizations. In most cases, this will mean getting a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor for the project. A film production company or individual, including applicants from outside the US, may submit an application without a fiscal sponsor in place. Please see the FAQ section for more details.
  • Contact: info@catapultfilmfund.org


Arts Letters & Numbers
Arts Letters & Numbers is a non profit arts, education, and publishing organization dedicated to creating creative exchanges across a wide range of disciplines including Architecture, Visual Arts, Theatre Arts, Film, Music, Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences. Arts, Letters & Numbers conducts workshops in educational and cultural institutions worldwide in collaboration with theatre companies, artists, writers, actors, musicians and filmmakers. It operates an ongoing series of educational workshops, performances and film productions at ‘The Mill’ located in Upstate, NY.
We are situated within an enthusiastic and supportive community that is highly active in the short term programming of Arts Letters & Numbers, including Events, Courses, and Workshops that run in parallel to and interweave with the Residency Program. To further expand the conversation and space of Arts Letters & Numbers – both within the Residency Program and the broader community – as an Artist in Residence you will be encouraged to participate in and host some of these features, as well as proposing your own events to foster and enrich this dialogue, i.e. lectures, exhibitions, performances, etc.
  • Deadline: April 14th, 2020
  • Application Fee: Free
  • When: Ongoing
  • Eligibility: All artists encouraged to apply.
  • Address: 
    • The Mill
      1525 Burden Lake Road
      Averill Park, NY
  • Contact: http://www.artslettersandnumbers.com/contact
The Fiore Center
The Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm is a program of Maine Farmland Trust (MFT) that actively connects the creative worlds of farming, conservation and the arts.
The purpose of the Fiore Art Center is to stimulate and advance the dialogue between human and environment within the context of agriculture and today’s culture at large. We hope to instill passion for preservation through the arts, create awareness and build community.
We do this through exhibitions and public educational events, through research and application of ecologically sustainable farming practices and by hosting residencies for artists on a historic farm.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: $15 if not from Maine
  • When: Ongoing
  • Eligibility: All residency positions are open to emerging, mid-career and established artists/writers.
  • Address:
    97 Main Street
    Maine Farmland Trust, attn. Anna Witholt Abaldo
    Belfast, Maine 04915
    United States
  • Contact: 207-338-6575
18th Street Arts Center
18th Street Arts Center values art making as an essential component of a vibrant, just, and healthy society. Its mission is “to provoke public dialogue through contemporary art making.” Founded in 1988, 18th Street Arts Center has fostered and supported the work of many of Los Angeles’ most engaging artists, and has built bridges to artist communities around the globe.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Yes
  • When: Ongoing
  • Eligibility: The Visiting Artist Residency Program accepts applications from working, professional artists who demonstrate a deep commitment to their practices. The program is open to artists of all generations, nationalities, and disciplines. Applicants are required to cover studio rental costs themselves. Although we primarily support visual artists, 18th Street Arts Center will consider applications from performing artists, writers, and filmmakers as well.
  • Address: 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
  • Contact: 310-453-3711

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