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Hedgebrook Women Screenwriters Lab

The Hedgebrook Women Screenwriters Lab supports five screenwriters in developing their projects over a week long residency, working in a master-class style format with two mentors from the film industry, while ...

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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.

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Big Vision Empty Wallet

Kickstart Diversity Program

Big Vision Empty Wallet's Kickstart Diversity Program supports projects directed, written, or produced by women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ community. The best time to submit is when you’...

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Lady Filmmakers Foundation

Mentoring Program

Lady Filmmakers Mentoring Program matches available working professionals in the entertainment industry willing and able to mentor one or more candidates and potentially facilitate shadowing opportunities as we...

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Lady Filmmakers Foundation

Script 2 Screen Program

The Script 2 Screen Program is designed to create opportunities for women writers, directors and cinematographers by providing production support, in-kind sponsorship, and partial funding of films.

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Lady Filmmakers Foundation

Lady Filmmakers Film Festival

The three day Lady Filmmakers Festival celebrates women filmmakers and the men who collaborate with them by screening films with women in one or more of the following leadership positions of writer, director, p...

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QWOCMAP - Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project

QWOCMAP Boutique Distribution

The Distribution Program builds audiences for QWOCMAP Films around the world by securing film festival, museum, university, neighborhood and church/temple/mosque screenings. It amplifies the visibility of our ...

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San Francisco International Queer Women of Color Film Festival

The free Queer Women of Color Film Festival bridges seemingly disparate populations through highly relevant films and profound audience engagement. It screens films by queer women of color (cis & trans*), ...

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Bentonville Film Festival

Bentonville Film Festival

The Bentonville Film Festival (BFF) champions women and diversity in media. The goal of the festival is to be a positive and proactive influence in media and to ensure viewer content represents diverse audience...

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The Wassaic Project

Wassaic Artist Residency for Screenwriters

The Wassaic Screenwriter Residency - an invitation only, month long artist residency - brings a screenwriter up to the Hudson Valley to live and work and includes: mentor-meetings, a dedicated studio space away...

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The Wassaic Project

Wassaic Project Summer Festival

Our founding program, "The Wassaic Project Summer Festival," takes place annually on the first weekend of August - presenting carefully curated, live, contemporary music, dance performances, film scre...

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X-Factor Films

Branding & Audience Building Platform

X-Factor Films is a direct-to-fan platform for curated creators (filmmakers) of badass female entertainment (content can be about or by females).

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X-Factor Films

Badass Female Entertainment Ambassador Program

If accepted, film students and up-and-coming filmmakers would get real-world experience and educational mentorship from a Hollywood 2.0 company and be introduced to a nationwide network of their up-and-coming p...

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Austin Film Society

Works-in-Progress screenings

Our Works-In-Progress series holds regular screenings of rough/fine cuts, followed by audience discussion and feedback (written and verbal). Sessions are moderated by experienced Austin filmmakers and audience ...

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Moviemaker Dialogues

Moviemaker Dialogues is designed to allow our members to engage experienced filmmakers about their work and the business of filmmaking.

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Artist Intensive

The Artist Intensive is a two-year old program at AFS that was originally funded by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. It is a 3-day intensive mentoring workshop for narrative feature filmmakers...

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Fiscal Sponsorship

AFS MAKE level members can submit their projects for fiscal sponsorship. If approved, the filmmaker can use AFS's 501 (c)(3) status as an "umbrella" when applying to government granting agencies ...

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AFS Travel Grant

AFS Travel Grant

The Austin Film Society sets aside $10,000 annually from the funds raised for the AFS Grant to establish a travel grant program for Texas filmmakers on a rolling, year-round basis.

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Austin Film Society

AFS Grant

Once a year, AFS awards grants to emerging film and video artists in the state of Texas through our AFS Grant (formerly known as the Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund, or TFPF).

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USC Annenberg

Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative

The Media, Diversity, & Social Change (MDSC) Initiative at USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, founded by Dr. Stacy Smith, is a leading think tank dedicated to addressing issues of...

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Digital Bolex

Women Cinematographers Grant

The Digital Bolex Grant for Women Cinematographers offers approximately $10,000 worth of gear and accessories loaned on a rolling basis to any narrative short, music video, or feature film project to be shot by...

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Citizen Jane Film Festival

Film Festival

The 8th annual Citizen Jane Film Festival takes place October 22-25th, 2015 beginning with the CJ Summit, a conference challenging the inequities facing women filmmakers followed by three days of workshops, com...

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Etheria Film Night

Etheria Film Night Showcase

Etheria Film Night screens an annual showcase of the best new horror, sci-fi, fantasy, action, and thriller films directed by women for an audience including producers, managers, show runners, distributors, and...

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From the Heart Productions, Inc.

Fiscal Sponsorship

From the Heart Fiscal Sponsorship Program assists independent filmmakers in getting their films funded and completed by providing tax deductible donations for donors, access to grants and funding requiring non-...

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Cinefemme

Fiscal Sponsorship

Cinefemme is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides fiscal sponsorship to non-commercial projects with a woman in a lead creative role (preferably director), and also provides mentoring, fundraising stra...

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Ms. In The Biz

#HireaMs

#HireaMs is an online database listing women in all areas of production and post-production, and well as female crew members.

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Ms. In The Biz

Blogging Platform and Community Building for Women In Entertainment

Ms. In The Biz not only houses blogs from women in all areas of entertainment, but also hosts many in-person networking events including panels and the #MsMovieMonday screening series. It also is the home of th...

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Film Powered

Film Powered

Film Powered is a free online tool for women in the film, tv & tech industries to empower them to take and offer courses to one another.

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The Director List

Female Director Database

Featuring over 850 female directors (and growing), The Director List database is a resource to help execs, producers, showrunners, etc. diversify the lists of directors they consider for projects.

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Jerome Foundation

Film, Video and Digital Production Program

The Jerome Foundation New York City and Minnesota Film, Video and Digital Production Programs support production and post-production of Narrative, Documentary, Experimental, Animated and Digital work (e.g., epi...

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Bluestocking Film Series

Best of Bluestocking Film Series On Tour

A curated selection of films from each year’s festival, our Best of Bluestocking Film Series is on tour to colleges and universities and as screening blocks to other festivals and independent venues, with a p...

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Bluestocking Film Series

Bluestocking Film Series

A one-of-a-kind annual festival, Bluestocking Film Series celebrates and promotes talented, emerging narrative filmmakers who take the creative risk of making women (or girls) the central characters, and introd...

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Producers Guild of America

Mentorship Program

The PGA Mentorship Program helps PGA members find mentors in their current field or a field they would like to transition into.

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Writers Guild of America, West

Feature Writer Access Project

This project seeks to identify outstanding diverse writers and make their scripts available to entertainment industry decision-makers, including producers, studio executives, agents and managers, in order to he...

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Sundance Institute

Women's Initiative Research

The Sundance Institute-Women in Film/LA published a comprehensive study, authored by Dr. Stacy Smith and her team at USC’s Annenberg School for Communications, seeking to understand the barriers and opportuni...

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Kartemquin Films

Diverse Voices in Documentary

Diverse Voices in Docs (#DVID) is a professional development and mentorship program for emerging documentary filmmakers of color that facilitates continued engagement throughout a six-month workshop program, co...

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IFP

IFP Membership

Our different levels of membership offer the ability to tailor all of IFP’s offerings to your needs and become a part of the nation’s largest community of independent filmmakers. All IFP memberships last 12...

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Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media Membership Program

Becoming a member provides a unique opportunity to engage with like-minded individuals, all passionate about improving gender imbalance for our children.

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NBC Universal

Directing Fellowship Program

NBC Universal's Directing Fellowship Program is a nomination only program where experienced women and ethnically diverse male directors are given the opportunity to shadow on an NBCU show with a play or pa...

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Made in NY Media Center by IFP

Media Center Incubator Membership

For those creatives and entrepreneurs with a dedicated project or company, Media Center Incubator Membership provides full-time deskspace to foster your growth. Support also includes mentorship, access to indus...

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Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television

Steed Symposium

SFTV’s annual Steed Symposium is about the "business of the business." Through informal conversations, case studies and traditional panels, experts examine the business side of the creative process,...

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Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television

Monday Night Series

On select Monday Nights, top creative talent including recent guests Casey Wilson & June Diane Raphael (Assbackwards), Andre & Maria Jacquemetton (Mad Men), Brian Helgeland (42), Phedon Papamichael (Ne...

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Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television

FilmCraft

FilmCraft features in-depth presentations by industry professionals who offer behind-the-scenes perspectives, frequently highlighting the technical considerations unique to visual storytelling, or guests provid...

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LA Femme International Film Festival

Women Filmmaker Festival: network, distribution, educational

The LA Femme International Film Festival is a four day festival event held annually for women Directing, Writing, Producing all forms of entertainment; we screen over 100 films, provided educational panels from...

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Kartemquin Films

KTQ Labs

KTQ Labs supports independent filmmakers through intimate rough cut screenings and critiques with Kartemquin producers and associates.

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ITVS

LINCS

LINCS (Linking Independents and Co-producing Stations) provides matching funds to producer-station partnerships. Up to $100,000 in matching funds is available for a single broadcast program.

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Diversity Development Fund

The Diversity Development Fund (DDF) provides up to $15,000 in research and development funding to producers of color to develop single documentary programs for public television.

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International Women's Film Festival Network

Map of All Women's Film Festivals

The International Women’s Film Festival Network (IWFFN) was created in 2012 to support and promote women’s voices, visions and leadership, both onscreen and behind the scenes. The Network strives to amplif...

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Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Research

The Institute has commissioned over 12 groundbreaking research studies, and has amassed the largest body of research on gender prevalence in family entertainment, spanning more than 20 years. Our research findi...

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New York Women in Film & TV

Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant

The film completion grant for $7,500 will be awarded to a woman filmmaker for a film on physical or developmental disability issues. Directors and producers are eligible to apply.

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New York Women in Film & TV

Internship/Mentorship 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...

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New York Women in Film & TV

In-Kind Post Production Grant

New York Women in Film and Television is offering grants of in-kind post-production services to documentary films directed and produced by New York area–based women filmmakers.

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New York Women in Film & TV

Fiscal Sponsorship

NYWIFT's fiscal sponsorship allows filmmakers to access foundation and government grant funding that may only be accessible to nonprofit organizations or fiscally sponsored projects in addition to providin...

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New York University

Fusion Film Festival

The FUSION FILM FESTIVAL at NYU celebrates women in film, TV, and new media with year round programming, culminating in a spring festival that features industry panels, pitch events, networking, master classes...

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Stony Brook Graduate Arts

SBK Filmmaking

Born out of an innovative public-private partnership between Stony Brook Graduate Arts and Killer Films, SBK Filmmaking program turns the traditional film school on its head with a project-driven and arts incub...

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Rocky Mountain Women's Film Institute

RMWFI Filmmakers Retreat

The Rocky Mountain Women's Film Institute Filmmakers Retreat hosts 8-12 female filmmakers for a 4-day mountain retreat in Divide, Colorado. Filmmakers are given the opportunity to present and workshop cur...

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Rocky Mountain Women's Film Institute

Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival

The Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival is dedicated to celebrating the drive, spirit and diversity of women during a 3-day November Festival, Festival in the Community Screenings, and a robust Youth Outr...

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Reel Image, Inc.

Reel Image Fiscal Sponsorship

The Reel Image, Inc. Fiscal Sponsorship program is designed to connect filmmakers with micro-budget projects to non-traditional film financiers. It also is meant to provide guidance on how best to pitch micro-...

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Reel Image, Inc.

Bella Award

The Bella Award is a thesis project completion fund grant for minority and women film students in their final year of study.

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Producers Guild of America

Women's Impact Network

PGA WIN was formed to promote gender equity as part of the Producers' Guild of America's larger vision of diversity in the realms of studio motion pictures, television, new media, and independent film...

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New York Women in Film & TV

Scholarship Fund

The NYWIFT Scholarship Fund was established in 1995 to provide financial assistance to women second-year graduate film students at the City College of New York, Columbia University, New York University and Scho...

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New York Women in Film & TV

Nancy Malone Directing Grant

The Nancy Malone Directing Award provides $1,000 to a New York area-based woman director for a narrative short or feature film.

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Sundance Institute

Music And Sound Design Labs at Skywalker Sound: Documentary

The Sundance Institute Music And Sound Design Lab at Skywalker Sound connects composers and directors, giving them first-hand experience of the collaborative process, with the goal of nurturing the development ...

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Music And Sound Design Lab: Feature Film

The Sundance Institute Music And Sound Design Lab at Skywalker Sound connects composers and directors, giving them first-hand experience of the collaborative process, with the goal of nurturing the development ...

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January Screenwriters Lab

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

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Sundance Institute

Documentary Fund

The Fund provides creative and financial support to cinematic, feature documentaries from independent filmmakers globally.

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Sundance Institute

Documentary Film Program, Creative Partnerships

Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program has spearheaded innovative partnerships, presentations, and convenings to provide funding and support for emerging independent documentary practices globally.

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Sundance Institute

Documentary Fellows Program at the Sundance Film Festival

The Documentary Fellows Program brings ten DFP-supported works-in-progress to attend a curated five-day program of private themed breakfasts, one-on-one meetings with international documentary industry, public ...

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Sundance Institute

Documentary Edit and Story Labs

The Documentary Edit and Story Labs pair director/editor teams with Creative Advisors and DFP staff to advance their works-in-progress by focusing on story editing, character development and dramatic structure.

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Sundance Institute

Directors Lab

The Directors Lab is held for four weeks each June at the Sundance Resort. Over the course of the Lab, eight Fellows work with an accomplished group of Creative Advisors, actors, and professional production cre...

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Creative Producing Lab: Documentary

The Creative Producing Lab: Documentary brings six invited projects to attend this five-day lab, conceived to develop and support the next generation of independent documentary producers.

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Sundance Institute

Creative Producing Fellowship

A year-long program designed to nurture emerging producers with project-specific support through Labs, grants, and long-term advisor relationships.

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Sundance Institute

Composers Lab: LA

Through a series of informative conversations, presentations, and networking opportunities with renowned composers and industry professionals, Composers Lab: L.A. will offer film composers and directors valuabl...

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Sundance Institute

Women's Initiative Collective Impact

The Women's Initiative is led by Sundance Institute and Women in Film/LA but includes other key organizations dedicated to gender equity in media. These organizations convene twice a year to discuss progr...

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Native Producers Fellowship

The Native Producers Fellowship identifies emerging Native producers and supports their professional development and the development of their projects.

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Sundance Institute

Native Shorts Production Fellowship

The Native Lab Production Fellowship will partially fund the production of two unproduced shorts and assign a Supervising Producer, a Producer Fellow, and a Directing Mentor to each project.

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Sundance Institute

New Frontier Flash lab

The Flash Lab is designed to share the learning New Frontier artist and advisors are gaining through experimentation in the art and form of story. By sharing this learning, we hope to inspire participants to ex...

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Sundance Institute

New Frontier Artist Residency Program

The New Frontier Artist Residency program is designed to match New Frontier alumni with sponsor organizations that are also working to pioneer the field by creating tools, providing platforms, congregating comm...

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Sundance Institute

New Frontier Story Lab

The Sundance Institute’s New Frontier Story Lab was created to identify and foster independent artists innovating in the art and form of storytelling at the convergence of film, art, media, live performance, ...

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Sundance Institute

Women's Initiative Financing Intensive Programs

The Women Filmmakers Initiative Financing Intensive is an invitation only, day long program held annually that provides lectures, panels, and workshops on negotiating styles, strategy, and film financing.

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Sundance Institute

Women's Initiative Mentorship

The Sundance Institute-Women in Film/LA Mentorship & Coaching Program supports US-based independent women film producers and directors in advancing their careers to the next level. Each fellow is matched wi...

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#ArtistServices

#ArtistServices allows independent filmmakers and producers to maintain creative control of their distribution, amplifying their reach and revenue in the process. Through an unprecedented collection of partners...

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Tangerine Entertainment

Production Company/Community Builder

Tangerine Entertainment produces narrative feature films by female directors, consults on various aspects of the filmmaking process, and works to create audience and community for work by women.

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The Fledgling Fund

Film and Creative Media Grants

Fledgling supports outreach and audience engagement for social issue documentaries, and grants range from smaller planning grants to implementation grants for projects that have a clear plan ready to launch.

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The Fledgling Fund

Providers Directory

Fledgling's Provider Directory is a working and searchable list of people and organizations that work in the field of outreach and audience engagement.

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The LZ Sunday Paper

The LZ Sunday Paper

The LZ Sunday Paper newsletter exposes and recirculates interesting content that is about, and very frequently by, women in business, along with a weekly dose of ultra-relevant pop culture.

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The Paley Center for Media

DocPitch

Each fall, the Paley Center hosts a DocPitch competition and workshop wherein 4-5 up-and-coming filmmakers pitch their films in front of a live audience to a panel of documentarians and media executives, who ev...

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Women's Film Institute

Women's Media Initiative

Women's Film Institute (WFI) supports its mission by presenting the best in women's cinema through the annual San Francisco International Women's Film Festival, and year-round educational program...

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Women's Film Institute

San Francisco International Women's Film Festival

The San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival has a long tradition of providing the community with some of the best films directed and co-directed by women from all over the world. The festival celebr...

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LUNAFEST

LUNAFEST

LUNAFEST is a traveling film festival of award-winning short films by, for and about women.

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Firelight Media, Inc.

Producers' Lab

The Firelight Media Producers' Lab is a 12-18 month fellowship that provides one-on-one mentorship, professional development, and funding opportunities in order to build the capacity of emerging independen...

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San Francisco Film Society

Project Development & Fiscal Sponsorship

The SFFS Project Development program is a full-service fiscal sponsorship department with more than 200 projects on its books that is designed to help filmmakers step-by-step through the process of getting thei...

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San Francisco Film Society

SFFS Doc Film Fund

The SFFS Documentary Film Fund is a grant that supports riveting documentaries in postproduction distinguished by compelling stories, intriguing characters and an innovative visual approach.

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Writers Guild of America, West

Writer Access Project

Writer Access Project is a WGA member, peer judging program designed to identify excellent, diverse writers with television experience, and to provide a resource for showrunners, industry executives, agents and...

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Women's Media Center

WMC SheSource

WMC SheSource - shesource.org - is a database of media experienced women experts who we connect with producers, bookers and journalists looking for sources to interview. If looking for an expert perspective on...

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Women's Media Center

Progressive Women's Voices

Progressive Women’s Voices is the premier media and leadership-training program for women in the country providing advanced, comprehensive training and tools to position themselves as media spokeswomen in the...

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Women Moving Millions

Women Moving Millions Membership

Women Moving Millions is a dynamic community of over 225 individuals who have collectively pledged over $500 million to organizations and/or initiatives promoting the empowerment of women and girls around the w...

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Women Make Movies

Production Assistance Program

The Women Make Movies Production Assistance Program was established in 1988 to develop and support women in independent production. The Program fulfills this mission by offering fiscal sponsorship to film and v...

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Women Make Movies

Distribution Program

Women Make Movies is the leading distributor of films by and about women, with over 500 films in the collection, working in all markets, primarily within North America.

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Women in Film & Video, DC

Weds One Workshop

The Weds One Workshop series occurs ten times throughout the year and is scheduled on the first Wednesday evening of each month. We select an expert panel to explore and address topics and trends most appealing...

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Women in Film & Video, DC

ScriptDC Writers/Producers/Directors Weekend

ScriptDC is the annual premier conference for Mid-Atlantic writers, producers and talent to achieve their creative dreams by connecting them with accomplished teachers, consultants and industry professionals. A...

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Women in Film & Video, DC

Screenwriters Roundtables

The Screenwriters Roundtables occur monthly and feature speakers who engage in a dialogue with attendees about various aspects of screenwriting, including character development and incorporating constructive fe...

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Screenplay Workshops

The Screenplay Workshops occur monthly, each focusing on a different aspect of screenplay writing.

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Media Job Fair

Both members and non-members meet with prospective employers to discuss media job options in the region.

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Documentary Roundtables

The Documentary Roundtable series is held monthly in partnership with Docs in Progress; events feature speakers, networking, and trailer feedback.

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Coffee with Members

The Coffee with Members series invites both members and potential members to various cafes and restaurants to talk to the executive director of WIFV in a casual, comfortable setting.

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The Paley Center for Media

Paley Center Membership

In an ever-changing media landscape, members of the Paley Center enjoy the benefits of access to our extensive 150,000 program collection and preferred access to our year-round public program screening and pane...

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The Paley Center for Media

Paley Collection

The Paley Center collection contains over 160,000 television and radio programs and advertisements, including many seminal documentaries and news programs, and is available for research and viewing at either Pa...

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The Paley Center for Media

PaleyDocs

Throughout the year, the Paley Center screens documentaries for the public followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers and other guests in order to bring films to wider audiences and create vital dialogu...

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The Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival (POWFest)

POWFest

The Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (POWFest) places a spotlight on women directors by showcasing their work and strengthening the community of women in film; we feature the work of today’s top women ...

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Tribeca Film Institute

Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund

The Kering Foundation has partnered with the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund to present the Spotlighting Women Documentary Award. The award provides grants to three film projects that the jury believes illuminat...

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Tribeca Film Institute

Tribeca All Access

Celebrating over ten years, TAA supports working filmmakers, based in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, who come from communities statistically underrepresented in the film industry and whose projects are in all stages...

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UCLA

ELEVATE

ELEVATE aims to give “voice and visibility to the diverse contributions of multicultural filmmakers, theater practitioners and scholars” by sponsoring film screenings, lectures, social gatherings and alumni...

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University of Texas at Austin

Flow Conference

The Flow Conference is a three-day biennial conference featuring roundtable conversations, screenings, and plenary sessions between scholars, members of the media industries, media activists, fans, and policyma...

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University of Texas at Austin

Women in Cinema

Austin Women in Cinema provides a professional network for student filmmakers at all levels of experience and the greater professional film community in Austin. We aim to provide both students and the community...

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USC Women of Cinematic Arts

Women of Cinematic Arts Blog

The Women of Cinematic Arts blog features candid accounts from women working in the industry.

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USC Women of Cinematic Arts (WCA)

WCA Event Series

USC Women of Cinematic Arts hosts several public panel discussions and networking events each year featuring candid discussions with highly successful women.

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USC Women of Cinematic Arts (WCA)

WCA Mailing List / Membership

Visit Women of Cinematic Arts' website and sign up for the "Friends of WCA" mailing list (open to men and women) to learn about public events.

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Warner Bros. Television

Directors' Workshop

The Warner Bros. Television Directors' Workshop is an innovative new program designed to prepare elite directing talent for the transition to episodic television.

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WGA

WGA Women's Initiative

WoWGAw is a subcommittee of the Women's Committee with the mission: To increase the visibility of WGA women writers in all phases of their careers to promote equitable hiring. Members must be part of the W...

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Women and Hollywood

Women and Hollywood

Women and Hollywood educates, advocates, and agitates for gender parity across the entertainment industry.

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Women In Film

WIF Membership

WIF Membership will increase your visibility and heighten your achievements in the industry as members can take advantage of scholarship opportunities, film finishing funds and a broad array of monthly events s...

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Women in Film & Video, DC

Ameriprise Personal Finance Workshops

The Ameriprise Personal Finance Workshops, run by financial experts, cover topics to provide freelancers, contractors, and small business owners the info they need to protect their assets, invest for the long t...

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Women In Film

Women In Film - Film Finishing Fund

The Women In Film Film Finishing Fund (WIF FFF) supports films by, for or about women by providing cash grants of up to $15,000 and in-kind services. Since the inception of the Fund in 1985, it has awarded more...

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Women In Film

Public Service Announcement Program

The PSA Program mentors while crafting public service announcements for local and national charities; members are guided through all stages of production and distribution.

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ITVS

Open Call

Open Call provides completion funds for single nonfiction public television programs on any subject, and from any viewpoint.

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International Documentary Association

Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund

The Pare Lorentz Documentary Fund provides up to 6 annual production grants totaling $95,000 to be used in the creation of original, independent documentary films that illuminate pressing issues in the United S...

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International Documentary Association

IDA Membership

Membership gives filmmakers access to the nonfiction film community through the IDA’s member directory, discounts on training and professional development, networking opportunities, and other valuable benefit...

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International Documentary Association

IDA Documentary Screening Series

The IDA Documentary Screening Series brings the year’s best documentary films to the IDA community and members of industry guilds and organizations.

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International Documentary Association

IDA Awards

The annual IDA Documentary Awards celebrates the best nonfiction films, programs and filmmakers of the year at the world’s most prestigious event dedicated solely to the documentary genre.

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International Documentary Association

Getting Real: Documentary Film Conference

The Documentary Film Conference is a three-day conference co-presented by the IDA and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, with a goal to provide filmmakers with a platform for critical discourse, a...

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International Documentary Association

IDA Fiscal Sponsorship

Fiscal Sponsorship enables documentary films in production to receive financial support from nonprofit funders and individual donors.

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International Documentary Association

DocuDay

DocuDay is the IDA’s annual screening of the year’s best documentary films, Oscar-nominated shorts and features.

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International Documentary Association

Doc U

Doc U is IDA’s acclaimed series of seminars and hands-on workshops led by artists and industry experts. IDA members around the world may view Doc U Online via streaming video at documentary.org.

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Impact Partners

Social Issue Documentary Financing

Impact Partners, a film fund committed to financing independent documentary cinema that addresses pressing social issues, supports feature-length documentaries in production, post-production and finishing stage...

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IFP

Spotlight on Documentaries

Spotlight on Documentaries connects 60 emerging and established documentary directors with work-in-progress (trailers through rough cut) non-fiction features with financiers, distributors, broadcasters and buye...

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IFP

RBC's Emerging Storytellers

The most selective of IFP’s Independent Film Week Project Forum programs, RBC’s Emerging Storytellers is the premiere US talent pool for new voices on the independent scene. The program introduces writers a...

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IFP

No Borders International Co-Production Market

The premiere co-production market in the U.S. for narrative projects, No Borders connects established narrative producers with partial financing in place with financiers, distributors, sales agents and internat...

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IFP

International Fellowships, Programs & Producer Training

Providing producers and storytellers access and opportunities at the most important international co-production markets, workshops, and festivals in the world.

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IFP

Independent Filmmaker Labs

IFP’s unique year-long mentorship program supports first-time feature directors when they need it most: through the completion, marketing and distribution of their films. Focusing exclusively on low-budget ...

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IFP

Fiscal Sponsorship

IFP Fiscal Sponsorship is a fundraising tool for filmmakers, allowing donors the incentive of a charitable deduction for income tax purposes, and the ability to access to foundation and government grant funding...

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IFP

Filmmaker Magazine

Through its four published issues a year and its regularly updated website, blog and newsletter, Filmmaker, a publication of the IFP, covers the world of independent film from the point of view of the working f...

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IFP

IFP Film Week

Taking place during IFP’s annual Independent Film Week – a one-of-a-kind event bringing the international film community together to celebrate, advocate, and introduce new voices on the independent scene ??...

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HBOAccess

Storyteller Program

The program selects diverse directors who have a working knowledge of camera and script to come onto the HBO campus in Santa Monica for a month of workshops about the creative process. Discussions will focus o...

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Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Education

The Institute and its programming arm, See Jane, work collaboratively with decision makers, content creators, and teaching institutions through our workshops, training sessions and research-backed content evalu...

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Gamechanger Films

Gamechanger Films

Gamechanger Films is the first for-profit film fund dedicated exclusively to financing narrative features directed by women. Our goal is to shift the gender disparity in the film marketplace by tapping into the...

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Ford Foundation

JustFilms

JustFilms provides financial, creative and community-building support to social justice-themed film and digital storytelling, and partners with key stakeholder institutions fostering this work worldwide.

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Film Independent

Screenwriting Lab

Designed to help screenwriters improve their craft and take their current scripts to the next level, the Screenwriting Lab is an intensive five-week program that runs in Los Angeles in late summer.

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Film Independent

Project Involve

Project Involve is Film Independent’s signature diversity program, dedicated to increasing diversity in the film industry by cultivating the careers of under-represented filmmakers. The program, which runs fr...

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Film Independent

Producing Lab

Designed to help filmmakers develop skills as creative independent producers, the Producing Lab is an intensive seven-week program that runs in Los Angeles each fall. Lab Fellows develop a strategy for bringing...

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Film Independent

Fast Track

Fast Track is a film financing market that takes place during the Los Angeles Film Festival designed to help narrative and documentary filmmakers move their current projects forward. During three days of intens...

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Film Independent

Documentary Lab

Designed to help filmmakers who are currently in production or post-production on their feature-length documentary films, the Documentary Lab is an intensive seven-week program that runs in Los Angeles during s...

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Film Independent

Directing Lab

Designed to help directors who are prepping their feature films, the Directing Lab is an intensive eight-week program that runs in Los Angeles each winter in which Lab Fellows workshop scenes from their feature...

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Film Fatales

Film Fatales

Film Fatales is a collective of female filmmakers based in New York who have written or directed at least one feature narrative or documentary film. Members meet the first week of every month, hosted at the hom...

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Creative Capital

Professional Development Program

Creative Capital's Professional Development Program provides career, community and confidence-building tools for artists across the nation in the form of workshops and webinars covering topics such as stra...

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Creative Capital

Award Program

The Creative Capital Award supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel and career development services. Our pioneering approach—inspired by venture-capital principl...

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Columbia University

Women Film Pioneers Project

The Women Film Pioneers Project is a freely accessible, collaborative online database that showcases the hundreds of women who worked behind-the-scenes in the silent film industry as directors, producers, edito...

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cléo

cléo journal

cléo is a journal of film and film culture, informed by feminist perspectives.

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Chicken & Egg Pictures

Open Call Grantmaking

Chicken & Egg Pictures’ Open Call Grantmaking process is open to women directors or co-directors (including transgender/gender-non-conforming individuals) at any stage of their careers working in document...

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Chicken & Egg Pictures

Grantee-Only Mentorship

Chicken & Egg Pictures’ Mentorship is offered to grantees and is driven by a community spirit of collaboration and peer-to-peer learning. Programs range from master classes to strategic one-on-one session...

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Chapman University, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

Women in Focus Conference

Women in Focus is an annual conference at Dodge College featuring a panel of the most prominent women in the film profession participating in an open discussion with students and the community regarding their e...

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CBS

CBS Directing Initiative

The Directing Initiative selects directing candidates for episodic network television and matches them with directors of CBS Television Network drama and comedy series. The goal is to bridge the gap for those t...

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Athena Film Festival

Athena List

The Athena Film Festival has created the Athena List, an annual slate of between 3-5 screenplays with female leaders or strong female protagonists that have yet to be made into films.

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Athena Film Festival

Works-in-Progress

The Works-in-Progress program at the Athena Film Festival is a moderated conversation with film professionals and advisors as they review clips of works-in-progress and help the filmmakers push their films to t...

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Athena Film Festival

MasterClass

Athena Film Festival's Master Classes are held during the Festival and feature leading film industry experts.

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Athena Film Festival

Athena Film Festival

The Athena Film Festival — a celebration of women and leadership — is an engaging four-day weekend of feature films, documentaries and shorts that highlight women’s leadership in real life and the fiction...

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American Film Institute

AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women (DWW)

The AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) is an intensive one-year tuition-free training program where artists study with master filmmakers, make a short film or series and develop a career path i...

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Alliance of Women Directors

AWD Shadowing Program

The AWD TV Shadowing program is an ongoing program created to help our members gain skills, access and opportunities as Directors for television.

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Alliance of Women Directors

AWD Seminars

AWD Workshops and Seminars are held year-round to empower female directors from development, financing, casting, production and post-production skills through distribution.

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Alliance of Women Directors

AWD Membership

The Alliance of Women Directors is an active community of professional women directors and hosts bi-weekly and monthly Mixers, Networking Events, Living Room Chats and Screenings for its members.

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