Keeping your finger on the pulse of what the up and coming competitions, workshops and fellowships are can be difficult. There are so many new opportunities arising each month, and let’s be real, adding yet another link to your bookmarks just so you can forget about it in five minutes is not bringing you any closer to getting into that fellowship. Are you exhausted by just the thought of compiling yet another spreadsheet? Say less!

At FREE THE WORK we are here to do all the laborious work for you. Welcome to “Seize the Work!" Moving forward, we’ll be putting together a 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. Also, chocolate chip cookies.

Writing Fellowships:

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

Requirements: Application, completed feature or pilot | LINK

Directing Fellowships:

Film Independent Director Lab | Deadline: October 22, 2019

Requirements: Cover letter, samples, essay, artist statement, treatment | LINK

Film Festivals:

Tribeca Film Festival | Regular Deadline: October 30, 2019 | LINK

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

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

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

Film Grants:

Screencraft Film Fund | Deadline: October 31, 2019 | 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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