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Discover the comprehensive list of workshops, fellowships & mentorships aimed at women filmmakers and how to apply.
Only programs with open signups are currently listed, initiatives based on private co-option have been ignored.
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AFI Directing Workshop for Women
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Los AngelesJanuaryWorkshop: 3 Weeks in May
Production during summer
Short Film, Episodic, Web
FCTNM - WIF Montreal MentorshipMontreal, CanadaAugust7h of mentorship in 2 monthsProject of a female writer, director or producer
Horizon Award
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Sundance, UtahDecemberTrip to Sundance in January + MentorshipUnrepresented student filmmaker w/ film or clip less than 2 min
Natalie Miller FellowshipAustraliaSeptember$10,000 for a project started the next yearApplicant must be a woman who has demonstrated leadership in the Australian exhibition & distribution industry
WIFT NSW Screen Music MentorshipSydney, AustraliaApril4 monthsComposers members of WIFT NSW
Women in Film & TV UK Mentoring Scheme
London, UKJuly6 hrs with a mentor + meetings, seminar, workshops during 6 monthsOpen to any position with a +5 years industry experience
Women in Film L.A Mentoring Circles
Los AngelesJanuary6 Meetings during a yearOpen only to General Level WIF members
Women in Film L.A Speed Mentoring
Los AngelesSeptember7 MinutesShort Q&A with mentor, WIF General Level member
WIF Chicago Mentorship
ChicagoOpen Call6 Months4 Meetings
Women in Film Portland Vision Scholarship

Portland, OregonNovember$1,000 for the Winter Semester tuition at the NW Film CenterStudent at the Portland NW Film Center
WIFT Toronto - CBC Broadcasting Mentorship
Toronto, CanadaOpen Call1-week workshop at CBC TelevisionEmerging Canadian broadcasting professional
WIFT Deluxe Producer Internship
Toronto, CanadaOpen Call3-week internship at Deluxe Post-ProductionCanadian female producer w/ 0-5 years of experience
WIFT Ubisoft Producer Mentorship
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Toronto, CanadaJuly4 days of mentorship at UbisoftCanadian female producer w/ 2-5 years of media prod exp
WIFT William F. White Production Manager Mentorship
Toronto, CanadaOpen Call10 days w/ an experienced female production managerFemale production manage w/ 2-5 years of media prod exp
WIFT NZ Robin Laing ScholarshipWellington, New ZealandApril$2000 for a year scholarshipStudent at The New Zealand Film School, Wellington
WIFV Carolyn’s First Decade Fund
Washington, DCNovemberOne year of mentorship3-10 years out of school
WIFV Goldman Scholarship
Washington, DCOpen Call$2,50012 years in media
Women in Animation's Mentoring Program
Los AngelesAugust6 MonthsOne-on-one mentorships
Women in the Director's Chair Feature Film Award
Alberta, CanadaJanuaryMentorship + executive producing services valued at $120,000 in in-kind rentalsCanadian feature film directed by a woman
Women in the Director's Chair BANFF Fellowship
Alberta, CanadaAprilJune 7-10Allows to attend the Banff World Media Festival to pitch project & seek funds
Women in the Director's Chair Career Advancement Module
Vancouver, St John & Toronto, CanadaFebruary, May, AugustIntensitve worshops during the Vancouver Women In Film Festival, St John & Female Eye FestivalIdentify and practice the leadership styles of mid-career directors
Women in Film Dallas Suzanne Dooley Graduate Scholarship
North TexasJune$1,000 to female graduate studentStudent of Film/TV/Video in North Texas
Women in Film Dallas Undergraduate Scholarship
North TexasJune$1,000 to female undergraduate studentStudent of Film/TV/Video in North Texas
Women in Animation Phyllis Craig Scholarship
Los AngelesApril $1000 scholarshipAnimation student
From Our Dark Side WIF Vancouver Script Contest
VancouverJanuary$500 + Consultations with Directors/FX/Marketing Mentors3-5 page outline of a genre film (SF, thriller, fantasy, horror...)
Alliance of Women Directors Shadowing Program
Los AngelesDecemberFollow a TV director during the shooting of an episodeFemale director with AWD membership

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