Film Grants Women 2020

Chicken and Egg Grant for Female Filmmakers

Chicken and Egg Grant for Female Filmmakers

We support female filmmakers from diverse backgrounds who are both committed to social change and to the art and craft of documentary filmmaking. When we choose a project, it is because we believe the film needs to be made–and that the particular filmmaker is the one to make it.

Deadline: 29 December

Filmmakers Without Borders

Filmmakers Without Borders

Filmmakers Without Borders supports independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives. Supported projects include narrative films, documentary films, and new media projects that align with themes of social justice, empowerment, and cultural exchange.

Deadline: 1 January

Carolyn’s First Decade Fund

Carolyn’s First Decade Fund

Carolyn’s First Decade Fund is a professional development grant designed to help advance the careers of individuals in their first decade of working as media professionals and provide them with access to continuing skills development and to the larger film community.

Deadline: 1 February

Women Make Movies Fiscal Sponsorship

Women Make Movies Fiscal Sponsorship

Fiscal Sponsorship is designed for women filmmakers who are actively fundraising for their film project and need 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt status. Your project must be a non-commercial film, VR, or multimedia project. The project director must be a woman.

Deadline: 7 May

Women In Film Finishing Fund

Women In Film Finishing Fund

The Women In Film Finishing Fund gives grants to filmmakers working in both short and long formats, in all genres — narrative, documentary, animated and experimental.

Deadline: 30 June

Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant

Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant

Through the generosity of Loreen Arbus, New York Women in Film and Television has established the 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.

Deadline: 27 September

Nancy Malone Marketing and Promotions Grant

Nancy Malone Marketing and Promotions Grant

The New York Women in Film & Television Nancy Malone Marketing and Promotion (MAP) Grant will provide resources to help an emerging woman director get her film recognized and ready for distribution.

Deadline: 27 September

WIFV Fiscal Sponsorship

WIFV Fiscal Sponsorship

The WIFV Board of Directors is pleased to offer a fiscal sponsorship program to support the film and media projects of its members.

Deadline: 21 October

WIFD ARRI Camera Course Grant

WIFD ARRI Camera Course Grant

Women In Film Dallas (WIFD) Scholastic Grant Fund is a non-profit organization and is part of a global community that empowers, promotes and mentors women in film, television and the digital media industry through networking, recognition and educational opportunities.

Deadline: 7 November

Upcoming Film Grants in your Mailbox

Never miss the opportunity to find funding for your film. Once a month you will receive the Film Grants with upcoming deadlines via email with lots of time to apply.



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