The Chimaera Project’s TO.GET.HER Finishing Fund program awards funds to U.S. - based directors who identify as women and non-binary working in short and long formats, narrative and documentary.

We are looking for a wide range of films – from social commentary to action and sci-fi.

Up to $6,000 awarded to selected FEATURE (over 40 min) Narrative or Documentary Films
Up to $2,500 awarded to selected SHORT (max 40 min) Narrative or Documentary Films


● To apply for the TO.GET.HER Finishing Fund opportunity, the director must identify as a woman or non-binary filmmaker.
● Provide budget and intention for use of finishing funds, and anticipated project finish date.
● Provide number of women and non-binary people on crew and cast.
● Film project must have completed 90% of principal photography.
● Film project must have a rough cut at the time of THE TO.GET.HER application.
● Provide a secure link to the rough cut of the film project with the submission.
● All submissions must be made using FilmFreeway.
● Submission fee must be paid at the time of application submission

Note: The Chimaera Project program alumni (TO.GET.HER, SUPPORT.HER, IN HER DIRECTION, and Fiscal Sponsor Partners) are eligible for a free entry waiver. Email and request your waiver code.

We are proud to share that the TO.GET.HER Finishing Fund program is supported in part by the generous contributions of individuals, the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles, and EMINUTES Attorneys.

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  • Katie Sponseller

    The team that makes up The Chimaera Project is the real deal. Their independent, driven collaboration has made a huge difference in the making of my film. Their support opened doors that would have otherwise been nonexistent. I am grateful for this organization.

    June 2020
  • Paula Rhodes

    I couldn't review this group higher - they are all pros offering such amazing networking and career opportunities for women in film. I'm beyond thankful to be in their orbit.

    January 2020