Daylight Savings Time is about to begin, which means you can use the extra sunlight to get that work done! Workshop and Lab season is officially in full swing!

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!

Writing Fellowships

The Writers Lab | Deadline: March 10, 2020

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

Sundance Episodic Lab | Deadline: March 11, 2020

Requirements: Original pilot, bio, series logline/overview, personal statement, thematic statement | LINK

WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Screenwriting Lab

Regular Deadline: March 15, 2020 | LINK

PAGE International Screenwriting Awards Competition

Late Deadline: March 20, 2020 | Requirements: Original pilot or feature script, application | LINK

Launchpad Writing Competition

Regular Deadline: March 27, 2020 | Requirements: Original pilot script under 70 pages, application | LINK

Screencraft Sci-fi & Fantasy Screenwriting Competition

Final Deadline: March 31, 2020 | LINK

Slamdance Screenwriting Competition

Early Deadline: April 6, 2020 | Requirements: Original writing sample LINK

Cine Qua Non Lab

Deadline: April 20th, 2020 | Requirements: developing a narrative feature film, completed narrative feature scripts ready for the revision process | LINK

ViaCBS Writer Mentorship Program

Deadline: May 1, 2020 | Requirements: Original+spec script, application | LINK

Youth Fellowships/Internships

Translation Come Up 2020 Internship

Deadline: March 6, 2020 | Requirements: Application, work sample, essay questions | LINK

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

Sundance Ignite Short Program

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

Realscreen Propelle Content Accelerator

Deadline: March 27, 2020 | Requirements: Pitch deck, sizzle reel, resume, essay | LINK

SHOOT New Directors Showcase

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

Editing Fellowships

The Karen Schmeer Editing Fellowship

Deadline: March 20, 2020 | Requirements: Applicants must have edited at least one feature-length documentary but no more than three feature-length films (fiction and/or documentary) | LINK

Film Festivals

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

Salute Your Shorts Festival | Early Deadline: March 13, 2020 | LINK

NALIP Official Selection Showcase | Regular Deadline: March 31, 2020 | LINK

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

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

Film Grants

Sloan Distribution Grant | Deadline: Rolling Basis | LINK

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