The Future of Film is Female amplifies the work of all women filmmakers through its funding, exhibition, and promotion programs.
Our mission to amplify female driven work encompasses supporting filmmakers early in their career through our grant program for short films, our unique programming commitment to theatrical representation of films by women, our community building with women in the industry to facilitate necessary culture change, and through ensuring equal representation of BIWOC within all of our programs. We are committed to creating industry-wide partnerships to work in solidarity towards an equitable future of film.
The FOFIF's funding initiative began in February 2018 and we've been able to award over 20 filmmakers grants. We award individual grants from $500 – $1000, three times a year. We continue to promote these films throughout production, theatrical or streaming release, to increase their exposure. All proceeds from The Future of Film is Female t-shirt sales go to all female filmmakers with a short film in any stage of production.
Each grant cycle includes:
1) Individual grants of $500 – $1000 for one-to-three filmmaker project(s)
2) Post-production sound services from Heard City for one filmmaker project
3) Post-production color services from Nice Shoes for one filmmaker project
All FOFIF Fund Recipients will receive continuous promotion and assistance throughout production, theatrical or streaming release, including potential placement on The Future of Film is Female STREAMING.
We look at short films (in pre or post-production) directed by women. Other than that, here aren't many rules but here are our guidelines:
1) Preferred length is no more than 20 minutes.
2) We do not provide funding for student films, episodic works, or festival submissions at this time.
3) International films are eligible.
4) If you're applying for research of a new project or only submitting a script, you MUST include links to previous work.
5) You must include your bio
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