The 2016 Film Finishing Fund Application is Now Available!

Posted Tuesday 10 May 2016

WOMEN IN FILM, LOS ANGELES OPENS THE 2016 FILM FINISHING FUND FOR APPLICATIONS. Submissions accepted April 26 - June 30, 2016. In order to qualify, your film must be by and/or about women, and at the rough cut stage. We are excited to team up with Screening Room for this year's submissions.

Recipients will be announced in November. Interested filmmakers should go to the WIF website to find the application.

Now in its 31st year, Women In Film will give up to $25,000 cash, in-kind and consultation grants for films by and/or about women as represented in documentary, narrative, animated and/or experimental films, shorts or feature length.

Since its inception in 1985, the Fund has awarded more than $2 million worth of grants to over 220 films from all over the world.

This month alone, four past grant winners

(Deb Shoval's AWOL, Priscilla Anany's Children of the Mountain, Christine Turner's You Can Go, and Kristi Zea's Everybody Knows Elizabeth Murray) premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. The Finishing Fund has an impressive track record of selecting films for completion that have gone on to win major awards, including: �

Freida Mock's Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision, the 1994 Academy� Award-winner for Best Documentary � Esther Robinson's A Walk Into The Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory, 2007 Teddy Award Winner at the Berlin Film Festival �

Cynthia Wade's Freeheld, the 2008 Academy� Award-winner for Best Documentary Short Subject �

Maryam Keshavarz's Circumstance, the 2011 Sundance Audience Award winner �

Khadija Alsalami's I Am Nojoom, Age 10 and Divorced, winner of the 2014 Best Fiction Feature Award at the Dubai International Film Festival �

Grace Lee's American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, 2015 Peabody Award winner

Entrants do not have to be Women In Film members to apply for a grant, and WIF encourages international applications. WIF LA has posted interviews with its 2015 Finishing Fund winners at the Tribeca Film Festival, which you can access via this link:

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