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