The 24th Annual WIF FIlm Finishing Fund Application is Now Available

Deadline April 24th

The Women In Film Foundation’s Film Finishing Fund (FFF) annually provides cash and in-kind production services to deserving filmmakers needing help to complete their film projects. The only program of its kind in the industry, the projects submitted have a broad range of subject matter and are judged by a committee of top industry professionals.

Since the inception of the Fund in 1985, the Foundation has awarded more than $2 million in cash and in-kind services to 170 films. Cash awards range from $1,500 to $5,000, with the number of grants varying from year to year. The in-kind grants include post services such as online editing, sound mixing, color correction, and closed captioning, among others. Film Finishing Fund recipients’ films have won many major awards including Emmy and Academy Awards and have screened at festivals worldwide including Sundance, Toronto, Vancouver, San Francisco, Montreal, Berlin, Avignon, and Chicago. They have aired nationally on PBS (“Frontline” and “POV”) and Showtime, and internationally on various European, Asian, and Australian television channels.

In order to apply for a FFF grant, a filmmaker must have completed principal photography and a rough cut at the time of application. The program funds filmmakers working in both short and long formats in all genres—narrative, documentary, educational, animated and experimental. You do not have to be a Women In Film member to apply for the FFF, and we encourage applications from around the world. Please note that student projects are not eligible to receive Film Finishing Funds.   Click here to view the Standard Grant Agreement.

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