With the COVID-19 pandemic evolving over the month of March, a lot of people have pivoted to working from home. Creatives are some of the hardest hit by this pandemic, with many productions shutting down and leaving many without work.

In spite of this crisis, we want to encourage you to keep creating. There are still so many opportunities out there for creatives, and we want to bring as many of those opportunities to you.

This is your monthly compilation of fellowships, competitions, festivals, and grants that you can apply for. All the most pertinent information will be right here at your fingertips and in your inbox. We can bring the opportunity to you, but it is up to you to get that work in by those deadlines. Utilize this time of social distancing to hunker down and get your materials ready. You got this!

Writing Fellowships:

The Disruptors Fellowship

EXTENDED Deadline: April 3, 2020

Requirements: Identify as undocumented or formerly undocumented immigrant or trans and/or non-binary or disabled, letter of interest, bio, two 10 page samples | LINK

Slamdance Screenwriting Competition

Early Deadline: April 6, 2020

Requirements: Original writing sample | LINK

WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Screenwriting Lab

Final Deadline: April 15, 2020 | LINK

Launchpad Writing Competition

Regular Deadline: April 17, 2020

Requirements: Original pilot script under 70 pages, application | LINK

PAGE International Screenwriting Awards Competition

Final Deadline: April 20, 2020

Requirements: Original pilot or feature script, application | LINK

Cine Qua Non Lab

Deadline: April 20, 2020

Requirements: developing a narrative feature film, completed narrative feature scripts ready for the revision process | LINK

The Writers Lab

Final Deadline: April 22, 2020

Requirements: Script registered with the WGA, must be a woman over the age of 40, original script/writing sample | LINK

ViaCBS Writer Mentorship Program

Deadline: May 1, 2020

Requirements: Original+spec script, application | LINK

Youth Fellowships/Internships:

Made in Her Image Outreach/Web Development & Graphic Design/Production Intern

Requirements: 10-15 hours a week minimum for 12 weeks | LINK

Reimagining The Future Film Award

Deadline: April 6, 2020

Requirements: Video up to 3 minutes in length, based on the prompt: What if we solved the climate crisis? What storylines, characters and imagined worlds would help us to envision a future we want to live in? Sample(s) of director and/or cinematography work | LINK

Ghetto Film School Fellows Program

Deadline: April 30, 2020

Requirements: Between ages 14-18, enrolled in school | LINK

Directing Fellowships:

Realscreen Propelle Content Accelerator

Extended Deadline: April 3, 2020

Requirements: Pitch deck, sizzle reel, resume, essay | LINK

SHOOT New Directors Showcase

EXTENDED Deadline: June 30, 2020

Requirements: Directing professionally for less than three years. | LINK

Film Festivals:

Salute Your Shorts Festival | Regular Deadline: April 7, 2020 | LINK

NALIP Official Selection Showcase | Regular Deadline: April 10, 2020 | LINK

We Are Films Quarantine Film Festival | Deadline: April 15, 2020 | LINK

Machester International Womens Film Festival | Early Bird Deadline: April 30, 2020 | LINK

Cannes Lions | Regular Deadline: May 7, 2020 | LINK

Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival | Regular Deadline: May 19, 2020 | LINK

The Female Eye Film Festival | Early Deadline: May 31, 2020 | LINK

Film Grants:

Sloan Distribution Grant

Deadline: Rolling Basis | LINK

2021 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Filmmaking

Deadline: June 10, 2020

Requirements: Born outside the United States and have been living or working in the United States for at least five years, or have been granted DACA relief, under the age of 38, completed at least one short film that has been awarded a prize or selected for film festivals or one full-length film. | LINK

For other avenues to help you get through this pandemic, check out our master COVID-19 resource list and list of free creative resources to help get you hired.

If you know of any opportunities you’d like to put on our radar and share with our community, feel free to email us at [email protected]


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