SeriesFest and Shondaland are proud to partner to launch the Women Directing Mentorship -- a competition designed to discover aspiring female directors with a unique voice and provide a launchpad for their career. The Women Directing Mentorship Program is anchored with the prestigious opportunity to shadow a director for an episode of a Shondaland original series, and a $5,000 stipend to use during the duration of their mentorship

Please read Rules & Terms for details on how to apply!

The creator selected for the Grand Prize will shadow a director for an episode of a Shondaland production and will receive a $5,000 stipend to use during the duration of their mentorship.


**We suggest creating a new project specifically to apply for the Women Directing Mentorship Program**

Entry Materials:

1. Personal Introduction Video: 3-5 minute video introducing yourself, your unique voice and style, and why you think you're the right fit for the Women Directing Mentorship. Be creative!
- Please upload your personal introduction video as the main video prompt

2. Directing Reel: Reel under 15-minutes or short film showcasing your directing work. This reel can include student work.
- Please upload your directing reel under the Trailer prompt

3. CV/Resume
- Please upload your CV/Resume under Files & Attachments

4. FilmFreeway Entry Fee

To qualify, you must have three years professional experience (that can be in any professional role not just Director) and can have directed shorts and up to two features. If you have previously been a Director on a network series, you are ineligible to participate. Must be 21+ years of age.