2017 NYWIFT Fund for Women Filmmakers Applications Available!
New York Women in Film & Television is seeking submissions for the 2017 grants cycle! There are four different grants for which women filmmakers can apply. See requirements and due dates for each grant below.
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.
Recipients of the Grant will also receive production support and voicing of the audio description for their film courtesy of Michele Spitz, Woman of Her Word. Her generous donation will allow for the film to be accessible to the blind or visually impaired. In addition, ReelAbilities Film Festival, the largest disabilities film festival in North America, will provide captioning service for the selected film as well as support of the film's outreach and distribution, through the ReelAbilities North American network of festivals and beyond.
Applications for the Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant are due June 15, 2017. Click here to apply!
In-Kind Post Production Grants (due June 15)
Our In-Kind Post Production Grants offers in-kind post-production services to films directed and produced by New York area–based women filmmakers.
Grants for an online session and/or a sound mix will be awarded to documentary films; grants for a color grading session will be awarded to a narrative film. Films may be up to one and a half hours long. The Grants will be awarded to help complete a work-in-progress. Films must have completed principle photography and be at a rough cut or fine cut stage to be eligible. Grants are made possible by Park Avenue Post, Bridge Multimedia, and Nice Shoes.
Applications for the In-Kind Post-Production Grants are due June 15, 2017. Click here to apply!
The Nancy Malone Marketing & Promotion Grant (due June 15)
This grant will award $5,000 to a recently completed—or currently being completed—dramatic feature film directed by a woman. First or second-time, US-based feature filmmakers are eligible. Films co-directed by a woman and a man are not eligible.
Applications for the Nancy Malone Marketing & Promotion Grant are due June 15, 2017. Click here to apply!
The Ravenal Foundation Feature Film Grant (due July 15)
The NYWIFT Ravenal Foundation Grant will support a woman second-time feature film director who is over 40 years of age in the production of a dramatic feature film with $7500. Grant funds may be used for pre-production, production or post-production.Requirements
Grant-seekers must have previously directed a dramatic feature film or feature documentary that was released theatrically in the United States or included in a major film festival, or a feature-length television movie shown on a national TV platform. Women who have directed one dramatic feature (for theatrical or TV) or more than one feature documentary are eligible. Applicants must be US residents and the works must be primarily in English.
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.
Last updated: May. 15, 2017