List of Grants for Women Filmmakers & Screenwriters

By March 9, 2015Lists, Resources
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From pre-production to filming and post, discover our detailed list of active grants for women filmmakers.
Click on the name to discover the terms of the grant and apply, sort through criteria or search a specific query.

 
Browse our other lists: Festivals by Women Filmmakers | Fellowships & Workshops for Female Filmmakers
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NameAmountStatusDeadlineFormat
Chicken & Egg Open Call
$5,000 - $10,000 2nd time documentary directorJulyDocumentary Short, Feature or transmedia
NYWIFT Loreen Arbus Grant
$7,500Assembly, rough cut, fine cutJuneFilm on physical or developmental disability issues
NYWIFT In-Kind Post-Production Grants
Post production services Rough cut, fine cut JuneFilm
Nancy Malone Directing Award
$1,000 Completed principle photography JuneFilm
NYWIFT Women's Film Preservation Fund
$10,000Identification/preservation of films from key women creativesOctoberAmerican films
Nancy Malone Marketing and Promotion Grant
$5,000Completed dramatic feature AugustFeature Film
NYWIFT Ravenal Foundation Feature Film Grant
$7,5002nd-time film director over 40 yearsAugustFilm
Octavia Short Film Grant$300-$1000Post-ProductionOctoberShort Film
Adrienne Shelly Foundation Short Film Grant
$3,000Any statusAugustShort Film
Open Meadows Foundation Grant$2,000 Completed videoAugustFilm, Arts, Education
Women In Film Foundation’s Film Finishing Fund
$15,00090% of principal photographyJune, Winners in OctoberFilm
Short Film Finishing Fund Grant
500Existing projectMarchShort film by WIF Dallas member
Feature Film Finishing Fund Grant
$1,250 Existing projectMarchFeature film by WIF Dallas member
WIF Dallas High School Production Grant
$250Pre-ProductionMarchShort Film by North Texas student
Women in Film Portland Women’s Vision Grant
$4,500Female director or co-director, budget less than $300,000AugustShorts, Features, New Media
WIFV Carolyn’s First Decade Fund
$500Any statusNovemberFilm
WIFV Fiscal Sponsorship
Funding supportAny statusApril, FallFilm & Media projects
Digital Bolex Grant for Women Cinematographers$10,000 in gearPre-ProductionAnytimeShort, Music Video, Feature Film
Women in the Director's Chair Telefilm Nominee
$120,000Canadian Feature Film & Doc - Budget less than $250,000OctoberFeature Film
Women Make Movies Fiscal Sponsorship

Funding supportAny statusFebruary, June, OctoberFilm & Media projects
Sondra Kelly Award (Writers Guild of Canada)$5000Canadian female screenwriter in mid-career for research/development on self-initiated projectMarchTV, Shorts, Features, Digital, Animation

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