Applications are now being accepted for the Women In Film Foundation’s 2013 Film Finishing Fund grants, it was announced today by FFF Committee Co-Chairs Betsy Pollock and Nancy Rae Stone. The application period continues until April 29, 2013, and the winners will be announced in October, 2013. Since its inception 28 years ago, the Fund has awarded more than $2 million worth of grants to over 170 films from all over the world.
Women In Film will grant to each winning project up to $15,000 in cash, in-kind and consultation grants. To qualify for entry, submitted projects must be by, for or about women. Filmmakers must have completed at least 90% of principal photography, and have a rough cut at the time of application. The program funds both short and long formats in all genres: narrative, documentary, educational, animated and experimental. Entrants do not have to be Women In Film members to apply for a grant, and WIF encourages international applications. Detailed criteria for each category and a download of the application can be obtained at wif.org
The WIF Foundation is enormously proud of the Film Finishing Fund’s track record. Selected films that subsequently went on to win major awards, distribution and network deals, include:
• Cynthia Wade’s Freeheld, the 2008 Academy® Award-winner for Best Documentary Short Subject
• 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
• Maryam Keshavarz’s Circumstance, the 2011 Sundance Audience Award winner