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Loreen Arbus 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. Directors and producers are eligible to apply.

Films may be of any length or genre. The Grant will be awarded to help complete a work-in-progress. Films must have completed principle photography to be eligible. Finished films are not eligible. Filmmakers must be US-based.

How to Apply

The next round of applications will become available in Spring 2015. Keep checking this page for updates.

Download the application form from the column on the upper-right of this page. Fill out the application form, and submit it with a two-to-four-page description of the project; a project budget, indicating amount raised to date; a list of key creative personnel with one-paragraph bios; and a DVD of the work-in-progress.

Applicants’ paperwork may be sent electronically, but works-in-progress must be mailed or delivered. DVDs must be labeled with the project name and name of person submitting the project. To submit paperwork electronically, email this form, the project description, the bios and the budget as separate attachments to grants@nywift.org.


Mail or deliver the DVD of the work-in-progress, with a copy of the application form, description, bios and budget, if you haven't sent it electronically to:

New York Women in Film & Television
Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant
6 East 39th Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10016


Contact Elizabeth Estrada at 212-679-0870, ext. 39, or grants@nywift.org.

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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts