That end of the year burn-out may try to keep you from taking that next step in your career, but WE will NOT allow it!

At FREE THE WORK we are here to do all the laborious work for you. We are back with “Seize the Work”! 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. Polish up that pilot you’ve been working on, get that short film private link ready to go, and hunker down to dive into these grants. You got this!

You can thank us by submitting your incredible work and kickstarting your career. And maybe that instant pot that has been sitting in our Amazon cart…

Writing Fellowships:

Fenix Studios x The Black List | Deadline: February 1, 2020 Requirements: Evaluation on The Black List, feature script | LINK

Youth Fellowships:

Ghetto Film School Fellows Program | Deadline: April 1, 2020 Requirements: Between ages 14-18, enrolled in school | LINK

Directing Fellowships:

Commercial Directors Diversity Program| Deadline: December 31, 2019 Requirements: Reel, bio/resume, letter of recommendation, photo and video statement | LINK

Film Festivals:

Frameline Film Festival | Early Bird Deadline: December 10, 2019| LINK

Cleveland Int’l Film Festival | Deadline: December 20, 2019 | LINK

American Black Film Festival | Early Bird Deadline: December 31, 2019 LINK

Human Rights Arts & Film Festival | Deadline: December 31, 2019 LINK

Rooftop Film Festival | Deadline: January 1, 2020 | LINK

Tribeca X Film Festival | Late Deadline: January 17, 2020 | LINK

Inside Out LGBTQIA+ Film Festival | Regular Deadline: January 20, 2020 | LINK

Seattle International Film Festival | Final Deadline: January 31, 2020 LINK

Film Grants:

Wavelength Productions WAVE Grant | Deadline: January 1, 2020 LINK

Filmmakers Without Borders Grant | Deadline: January 1, 2020 | LINK

Sloan Distribution Grant | Deadline: Rolling Basis | LINK

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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