Apply Now | “Made in NY” Women’s Film, TV and Theatre Fund
New initiative by the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment will provide finishing grants for film, television, digital projects and theatre productions.
Applications for the “Made in NY” Women’s Film, TV and Theatre Fund are now live. To be eligible, projects must be made by, for, or about all who identify as women.
The Women’s Film, TV and Theatre Fund is a centerpiece of a groundbreaking series of initiatives by the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) to address the underrepresentation of those who identify as women in film, television and theatre. Administered by The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), the program will provide finishing grants for film, television, digital projects and theatre productions. All projects must be completed by March 31, 2020.
Recipients will be selected from the following categories (amounts listed are the maximum potential grant):
● Fiction Feature (running time of 60 minutes or more) – $50,000
● Fiction Short (running time of 59 minutes or less) – $25,000
● Fiction Webisode/Webseries (all forms) – $20,000
● Documentary Feature (running time of 60 minutes or more) – $50,000
● Documentary Short (running time of 59 minutes or less) – $25,000
● Documentary Webisodes/Webseries (all lengths and forms) – $20,000
● Theatre Production – $50,000
In addition to being made by, for, or about all who identify as women, projects are eligible if they feature a strong female perspective; and/or include a female director; and/or include a meaningful female producer credit; and/or include a meaningful female writing credit; and/or include a female protagonist(s). Projects must also meet the “Made in NY” criteria as described in the program guidelines.
NYFA recently held a Women’s Film, TV and Theatre Fund information session on Facebook for those interested in learning more. Gabriella Calandro, Senior Program Officer, NYFA Grants talked through the initiative, touched on what projects are eligible for funding, and looked closely at the application form and process. Following, Calandro answer questions from the audience. Miss the presentation? You can watch the recorded version here.
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The application and eligibility guidelines are now available and will be accepted through Tuesday, October 16, 11:59 PM EST. Recipients will be notified in February 2019. Please note: emails to the questions line will not be answered after 7:00 PM EST on Tuesday, October 16.
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Funding for this program provided by the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.
Image: Courtesy City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME)