Love is in the air. The love of hard work that is! February is in full swing, and we hope we send cupid’s arrow of inspiration to you so you get after those opportunities!

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. 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!

We don’t have a valentine this year, so we are using all our love to get you in the room where it happens.

Writing Fellowships:

Film Independent Episodic Lab | Deadline: February 18, 2020 Requirements: Original pilot, written proposal, cover letter | LINK

Screencraft Sci-fi & Fantasy Screenwriting Competition | Regular Deadline: February 26, 2020 | LINK

imagineNATIVE Telefilm Canada Talent to Watch Program | Deadline: February 28, 2020 | Requirements: First Nations,Métis, and Inuit filmmakers from Canada, participated in one of imagineNATIVE’s film- and web-based professional development programs between 2015 to 2020 | LINK

Sundance Episodic Lab | Application Open: February 12-March 11, 2020 | Requirements: Original pilot, bio, series logline/overview, personal statement, thematic statement, $40 fee | LINK

Youth Fellowships:

Made in Her Image Outreach/Web Development & Graphic Design/Production Intern | Requirements: 10-15 hours a week minimum for 12 weeks | LINK

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

Directing Fellowships:

Sheffield Doc/Fest Meetmarket Pitch Competition | Deadline: February 14, 2020 Requirements: Pitch document, production details & status, financing info, teaser | LINK

Sundance Ignite Short Program | Deadline: March 17, 2020 Requirements: Short film no longer than 15 minutes, between the ages of 18-25. | LINK

SHOOT New Directors Showcase | Deadline: March 31, 2020 Requirements: Directing professionally for less than three years. | LINK

Film Festivals:

Inside Out LGBTQIA+ Film Festival | Late Deadline: February 14, 2020 LINK

Rooftop Film Festival | Extended Deadline: February 14, 2020 | LINK

Frameline Film Festival | Late Deadline: February 15, 2020 | LINK

Salute Your Shorts Festival | Early Bird Deadline: February 17, 2020 LINK

Cannes Lions | Early Bird Deadline: March 12, 2020 | LINK

Producer Grants:

Breaking Through the Lens: Cannes Financing Grant

Deadline: February 10th, 2020 | LINK

Sundance Creative Producing Program (Fiction & Documentary) Deadline: February 11, 2020 | LINK

Film Grants:

Sloan Distribution Grant | Deadline: Rolling Basis | LINK

SFFILM Rainin Grant | Late Deadline: February 12, 2020 | LINK

Sundance Documentary Fund | Deadline: February 17, 2020 | LINK

Sharjah Short Film Production Grant | Deadline: March 15, 2020 | LINK

Career Opportunities:

Made in Her Image Community Organizer | 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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