As many continue to work from home during this period of quarantine, we want to encourage you to keep creating. These are difficult times but supporting and inspiring each other to create safely while social distancing could be the glue to hold us together. 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. Stay safe. You got this!

Writing Fellowships:

National Hispanic Media Coalition TV Writers Program

Deadline: July 20th, 2020

Requirements: Complete an online application, submit one writing sample of any type to include, plays, pilots, specs and books in PDF format. Television scripts are preferred. Please note that writing teams are ineligible. You must be able to show proof of U.S. employment eligibility at the time the program begins. You must be 18 or over to apply. | LINK

Nick Writing Program

Deadline: August 1st, 2020

Requirements: 18+, original pilot & spec script | LINK

Film Independent’s Screenwriting Lab 2021

Deadline: August 19th, 2020

Requirements: Cover Letter, One Complete Feature-Length Screenplay, Artist Statement, Logline, Bios, Narrative Directing Sample, Updating Project Status | LINK

Youth Fellowships/Internships:

Soze Agency’s Internship + Fellowship Fall Program

Deadline: July 15th, 2020

Requirements: Currently be a student or have equivalent professional experience, be able to commit to a three-month program, reside in, or be able to commute regularly to, Brooklyn, NY (location of our home office), have a strong desire to work in one or two of the departments offered for the internship and express this interest in the application, carefully read through the instructions and submit a thoughtfully completed application | LINK

Directing Fellowships:

Women of Color Commercial Directing Initiative

Deadline: July 14, 2020

Requirements: Subaru Spec Commercial script and pitch deck with zero past work required | LINK

Producing/Directing Fellowships:

Film Independent’s Fast Track | Non-Member Deadline: July 15, 2020

Requirements: Open to any producing and directing team attached to a full-length fiction or nonfiction film. Fiction films must be in the development or pre-production stage at the time of application, while documentaries may be in principal photography or post-production. The program is open to both experienced and first-time filmmakers, as long as they are actively seeking financing for their project. Writers seeking script sales or representation, or working without a directing/producing team, will not be considered. At this time, short film and episodic projects are not eligible to apply. | LINK

Film Festivals:

Slamdance Film Festival | Early Deadline: July 13, 2020 | LINK

Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival | Final Deadline: July 15, 2020 | LINK

San Francisco Transgender Film Festival | Regular Deadline: July 15, 2020 | LINK

Making Our Movies (MOM) Film Festival | Regular Deadline: July 17, 2020 | LINK

San Antonio International Black Film Festival | Late Deadline: July 20, 2020 | LINK

Leeds International Film Festival | Regular Deadline: July 31, 2020 | LINK

Sundance Film Festival 2021 | Regular Deadline: August 24, 2020 | LINK

Atlanta Film Festival | Regular Deadline: September 24, 2020 | LINK

Manchester International Women's Film Festival | Regular Deadline: September 30, 2020 | LINK

Santa Barbara Film Festival | Regular Deadline: October 16, 2020 | LINK

Film Grants:

Sloan Science in Cinema Filmmaker Fellowship | Deadline: July 8, 2020 | LINK

Swiss fund visions sud est | Deadline: July 30, 2020 | LINK

POV Call for Entries | Deadline: July 31, 2020 | LINK

Glassbreaker Films Catalyst Grants | Deadline: Rolling Basis | LINK

OSVR Developer Fund | Deadline: Rolling Basis | LINK

JustFilms Grant | Deadline: Rolling Basis | LINK

Catapult Film Fund | Deadline: Rolling Basis | LINK

Sloan Distribution Grant | Deadline: Rolling Basis | LINK

Career Opportunities:

No Trace | 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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