OVERVIEW: Women in Film offers scholarships, grants, and film finishing funds to female filmmakers around the country.
IP TAKE: This funder supports long and short film formats in many genres including narrative, documentary, animated and experimental.
PROFILE: Tichi Wilkeson Kassell, former publisher and editor-in-chief of the Hollywood Reporter, founded Women in Film (WIF) in 1973 to promote gender equality not only the film industry but in all forms of media around the globe. The foundation offers scholarships, grants and film finishing funds to women filmmakers, and “advocates for and advances the careers of women working in the screen industries to achieve parity and transform culture.”
The WIF Scholarship Program offers women of all ages, backgrounds, and career stages to launch their media careers. WIF awards scholarships to students attending major film schools around the country with a focus on those located in Los Angeles. Click here to learn about past scholars.
The Film Finishing Fund (FFF) supports long and short formats in all genres including narrative, documentary, animated and experimental. Student projects are not eligible for this grant. Filmmakers must have 90 percent of principal photography completed and a rough cut of the film to be eligible for this grant. WIF announces an open call for FFF submissions via its website. FFF grants amounts are for up to $25,000. Click here to learn more about past winners.
The fund offers fewer than 10 small scholarships through other endowments and scholarship funds.
- Kirsten Schaffer, Executive Director
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