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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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COVID-19 Financial Assistance & Resources

Artist Relief - Cycle III
To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States.
Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists.
  • Deadline: June 17th, 2020
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: 
    • Practicing artists able to demonstrate a sustained commitment to their work, careers, and a public audience
    • Experiencing dire financial emergencies due to the COVID-19 pandemic
    • 21 years of age or older
    • Provide a W9 and Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)—we will collect this information after you’ve been notified of your selection
    • Residing and working in the U.S. for the last two years
    • Not a full-time employee, board member, director, officer, or immediate family member of any of the coalition partners
    • Not previously awarded a relief grant from this fund
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: info@artistrelief.org
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
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/

Film Festivals

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: 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 the 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 on the Dark Side Film Festival
Women On The Dark Side began as a very popular panel at pop culture conventions including San Diego Comic-Con International, WonderCon, Long Beach Comic Con, Silicon Valley Comic con and many others. We are delighted to expand the brand into featuring female filmmakers (and those who identify as female) who create on the darker side.
Women are often discouraged from expressing their darker side. We think you should embrace it. Dark doesn't mean just horror. Thrillers, dramas and even comedies can be as dark as horror, if done right.
The festival will be held tentatively at Long Beach Comic Con September 2020.
  • When/Where: September 5th-6th, 2020 
  • Deadline: June 14th (Extended Deadline), July 30th (Notification Date) 
  • Application Fee: $63-$70
  • Eligibility: 
    • The festival is open to short films (under 20 minutes) and stand-alone episodes of web series (12 minutes or under), both live action and animated.
    • Entries must have a significant amount of women in above-the-line positions - producer, director, writer, cinematographer, lead actors, etc.
    • We encourage you to think outside of the usual tropes of women in darker-themed films and see if you can break those tropes.
    • Entrants who are selected will receive passes for the convention and will be featured on a panel during the convention. All Official Selections may receive a complimentary pass to Long Beach Comic Con. Participants are responsible for their travel expenses to Los Angeles.
    • Films will be judged by industry professionals, including Mette Norkjaer from Boom! Studios, Isabella Mastrodicasa from Heroes and Villains Entertainment, Bhavani Rao Bhavani Entertainment and FirstGlance Film Festivals.
  • Categories: Shorts, Documentary, Animation, Web Series
  • Address:
    • Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
      300 East Ocean Boulevard
      Long Beach, California 90802
      United States
  • Contact: wotdsff@gmail.com
Detroit Shetown Women’s Film Festival
Established in 2018, the Detroit Shetown Film Festival screens short films in the following genres: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Documentary, LGBTIQA+, Music Video, Short Episodic, and Thriller/Horror. Our emphasis is female-driven independent short form cinema in performances, stories and key filmmaking production positions.
We showcase important creative works of female directors and filmmakers from Michigan and around the world, using state-of-the-art digital projection provided by our host venue, Cinema Detroit in midtown Detroit, Michigan, with sold-out audience screenings all weekend long!
  • When/Where: October 17th-20th, 2020 
  • Deadline: June 16th (Extended Deadline), July 6th (Final Deadline), July 20th (Notification Date) 
  • Application Fee: $30-$40
  • Eligibility: 
    • All entries MUST have at least one of the following: a female lead actress/role, female-centric story/documentary issue, female director, female cinematographer, female screenwriter, female editor, female producer or co-producer
    • Running Lengths must be a Minimum of 2 Minutes ~ Maximum 25 Minutes, and have been completed after January 1st, 2018. 
    • All non-English language films must have legible English subtitles.
  • Categories: Shorts, Documentary, Comedy, Animation, Web Series
  • Address:
    • Cinema Detroit
      4126 3rd Avenue
      Detroit, Michigan 48201
      United States
  • Contact: detroitshetownff@gmail.com
Her International Film Festival
Her International Film Festival is Ireland's First and Largest Film Festival For Young Women In Film and TV Industry. It is a local, national and international celebration of cinema running the first year on-line In Killarney, County Kerry.
  • When/Where: October 10th-11th, 2020 
  • Deadline: June 18th (Regular Deadline), July 25th (Late Deadline), August 10th (Notification Date) 
  • Application Fee: $1.50-$4
  • Eligibility: 
    • Films are eligible if young women are in two or more of the following positions: director, writer, producer, director of photography, editor, or composer.
    • We have a category for a male director and/or producers to nominate an actress for the Best Actress award
    • All the images and soundtracks used in your film must be your own or you must have the permission of the copyright holder to use their music/images in your film. 
    • Films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English unless dialogue or commentary is unnecessary for comprehension and appreciation. 
    • Please make sure that your film will be downloadable on FilmFreeway.
    • Please submit two still images from your film, any poster artwork, and press materials that can be used for promotional purposes (Hi-resolution JPEG – no more than 3MB in size).  
    • Films submitted for consideration must be clearly marked with the film title, director/filmmaker name, age, running time, and a contact telephone number. Please ensure you have included everything requested in the pack and on the form. 
  • Categories: Shorts, Documentary, Animation
  • Address:
    • East Avenue Road
      Killarney, Kerry
  • Contact: ywifkyf@gmail.com
Atlanta Women’s Film Festival 
The Atlanta Women's Film Festival is a live screening of short films and table read events that takes place in Atlanta, GA. This event is an amazing opportunity to promote female filmmakers, directors, writers, producers, actors, and female centered storylines to our incredibly supportive film community. There will be live screening blocks of films with Q&As with the filmmakers, table reads for the screenplays in our competition, live panels with influential women in the film industry and networking events for anyone that would like to attend.
  • When/Where: October 3rd, 2020
  • Deadline:  June 30th (Late Deadline), July 31st (Extended Late Deadline), August 31st (Final Deadline)
  • Submission Fee: $45-$100
  • Eligibility: You DO NOT have to be a female to submit to this festival, however, all films entered must feature a female in at least one of the following: Director, Writer, Lead Actor, Producer, Female Focused Storyline. We currently project in 1080p, 23.976. (30 fps and 25 fps are also accepted, we will convert them) .mov or .mp4 formats are accepted.
  • Categories: Narrative Feature and Shorts, Documentary Feature and Shorts, Music Videos, Trailer, Web Series 
  • Contact: caroline@cinemalife.org
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
Fem.Cine.Anarchy Film Festival
Fem.Cine.Anarchy is a free admission, popup screening that celebrates diverse, intersectional, edgy films directed by women. Presented during the month of September, Fem.Cine.Anarchy was created to coincide with #Scalarama and #DirectedbyWomen's Worldwide Film Viewing Party.
  • When/Where: September 17th, 2020
  • Deadline: July 17th (Regular Deadline), August 7th (Late Deadline), August 14th (Notification Date)
  • Application Fee: $5-$10
  • Eligibility: 
    • Fem.Cine.Anarchy seeks provocative and edgy, *narrative short* films of no longer than 15 minutes, directed by female-identified persons and featuring female-identified main characters. No nonfiction or documentary films will be considered. Male protagonist-led films will not be considered. This event puts the focus squarely on narrative fiction films and female voices and vision.
    • You must be 18 years of age or older to submit a film.
    • Entries can be from any year as long as they are no longer than 15 minutes total running time (including credits). Entries should not be available online to the general public.
    • By submitting your work, you guarantee that your entry is your original work, and does not infringe on the copyright or other rights of other people. You further guarantee that all listed creators have authorized submission to Fem.Cine.Anarchy.
    • If selected, you agree to allow Fem.Cine.Anarchy to screen your film in public when the popup event is scheduled. Reminder: this is a popup event, generally held outdoors during September. Dates are changeable and dependent on venue availability and weather conditions.
    • By submitting your film, you also guarantee that you have no distribution agreements that would disallow us to screen your film as described.
    • Until dates and venues are confirmed on our website, please note that dates and venues are subject to change.
  • Categories: Shorts, Student Films
  • Address:
    • Slab
      25 Preble Street
      Portland, Maine 04101
      United States 
  • Contact: gitgoproductions@gmail.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: 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, Feature, Student Films
  • Address:
    • Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre
      117 North Park Square
      Marietta, Georgia 30060
      United States 
  • Contact: wihfilmfest@gmail.com
Black Muslim Girl Fly Film Festival
The Black Muslim Girl Fly Film Festival (BMFF) is an annual one-day event of film showcases that profile stories by Black Muslim Girl filmmakers and creative talent in the film, television and digital space. Originally founded in February 2018 with the purpose of creating a platform to showcase film content by Black Muslim women filmmakers, BMFF is also designed to create opportunities to network with industry professionals and cultivate community among Black Muslim Girls in film around the world.
  • When/Where: December 13th, 2020
  • Deadline: August 1st (Early Deadline), September 20th (Regular Deadline), October 20th (Late Deadline), November 20th (Extended Late Deadline), November 23rd (Notification Date)
  • Application Fee: $18.75-$55
  • Eligibility: You (or someone on the project's above-the-line OR below-the-line staff) must identify as female and Black, and/OR must identify as a Muslim from the Diaspora, (non-Arab, and/or South Asian.) OR, there must be a Muslim of Color, (non-Arab, and/or South Asian) representing the Diaspora, in the film.
  • Categories: Shorts, Feature, Student Films, Documentary, Animation
  • Address:
    • Regency West
      3339 West 43rd Street
      Leimert Park
      Los Angeles, California 90008
      United States
  • Contact: audaz.entertainment@gmail.com


Bompton Had a Dream: Sequel - Web Series
MoorVision Network is casting multiple roles for their series sequel to "Bompton Had a Dream".
  • Roles: 
    • Shauna (Black or LatinX;LGBT;Female;28-35;Supporting)
    • Shai (Black;Male;18-22;Supporting)
    • Janae (Black or LatinX or Ethnically Ambiguous;Female;18-24;Supporting)
    • Police Officers (All Genders;30-50;Day Player)
    • Ms. Spreewell (Female;37-51;Supporting)
  • Audition: Online Submissions
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Shoots in LA. Dates TBD.
  • Union: SAG-AFTRA
  • Pay: Paid
The Game - Thesis/Short Film
A City College thesis film is casting for two female golfers. Production states: "The film will be submitted to film festivals worldwide."
  • Roles: 
    • Katherine (Female Golfer;21-45;Lead)
    • “The Old Pro” (Female Golfer;50-85;Lead)
  • Audition: Online Submissions
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Shooting September/October, pending Covid-19
  • Union: SAG-AFTRA
  • Pay: Paid
For more OnScreen opportunities, visit Backstage.com; ActorsAccess.com; or Playbill.com. 


Associate Producer – Erin Burnett Outfront, CNN
WarnerMedia is looking to hire an Associate Producer for Erin Burnett Outfront. The AP works closely with show producers to find best video and elements for segments and packages within CNN systems and elsewhere. 
The AP’s responsibilities include: 1.) cutting soundbites and VOs, 2.) producing in-house packages, orders and creates graphics, 3.) being responsible for calling elements in the control room, 4.) pitching both package and guest ideas for the program and helping producers with research for guest segments, 5.) working closely with rights and clearances, affiliate desk and assignment desks to ensure best video is used and sourced properly, 6.) coding video and creating banners, 7.) working under extremely tight deadlines, 8.) working closely in the control room with writers, line producer and senior producers on best sound bites and VOs for live reads and teases.
  • Type: Full Time, Permanent
  • Eligibility: 
    • A bachelor's degree in journalism or related field of study is preferred, or equivalent experience.
    • Minimum of three years of experience in network television or major-market news production. Newsroom & live control room experience preferred.
    • Familiarity with CNN video databases such as Mediasource is very helpful.
    • Graphics production experience including experience with the "Viz Pilot" graphics device helpful.
    • Non-linear video editing experience is also important.
    • Must demonstrate strong research skills.
    • Must be team-oriented, able to take direction from producers and control room personnel, capable of meeting deadlines and functioning calmly in high-pressure situations including breaking news.
    •  Must be computer literate, have strong internet research skills, and the ability to learn internal digital video archives.
Video Producer - Prometheus Global Media
Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter 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.
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 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


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

Other Resources 

NOTE: For more resources, visit our pages of Resources - Funding, Submissions, and more.
NYFA SOURCE - The New York Foundation for the Arts maintains the most comprehensive national directory of awards, services and publications for artists in the NYFA Source section of their website.
backHer- Women specific grants for all fields
WITHOUTABOX - Film/Video artists can check Withoutabox at:

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