The holiday season is upon us! Between stuffing our faces with food, searching for gifts, and trying to stay warm, it can be easy to forget about that upcoming fellowship or festival deadline.

At FREE THE WORK we are here to do all the laborious work for you. Welcome back to “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 your grandma’s secret apple pie recipe. You know…for research.

Writing Fellowships:

The Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment New Writers Fellowship | Deadline: December 2, 2019

Requirements: Application, completed feature or pilot | LINK

Fenix Studios x The Black List | Deadline: February 1, 2020

Requirements: Evaluation on The Black List, feature script | LINK

Directing Fellowships:

DGA Assistant Director Program | Deadline: December 4, 2019

Requirements: Resume, two letters of recommendation, essay | LINK

Commercial Directors Diversity Program | Deadline: December 31, 2019

Requirements: Reel, bio/resume, letter of recommendation, photo and video statement | LINK

Film Festivals:

Inside Out LGBTQIA+ Film Festival | Early Bird Deadline: November 15, 2019 | LINK

Tribeca Film Festival | Late Deadline: December 2, 2019 | LINK

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

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

Rooftop Film Festival | Deadline: January 1, 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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