POSTED April 3​, 2018

Call for Applications - AMPAS Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting - DEADLINE April 10

The Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting is an international screenwriting competition established to identify and encourage talented new screenwriters. The 2018 competition is now open to entries. 

Deadline: April 10

POSTED April 3​, 2018


Applications are now being accepted to the sixth-annual Stowe Story Labs Fall Lab, held at the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe, Vermont. 

The Non-Profit Stowe Story Labs was founded in 2013 to help top emerging screenwriters, filmmakers and creative producers from around the world get work made and seen. The Annual Lab provides participants with four days of small group workshops with industry mentors; peer-to-peer group sessions; mentor in conversation interviews and Q&As; skill and craft workshops; conversations about production, financing, and distribution systems; structured networking and social time with peers and mentors. For more information and to apply, click here

The Fall Lab is the gateway to invitation-only writers’ retreats, on-going structured mentoring, and other industry-related programs. There are a number of fellowships to the Fall Lab, as well as partial scholarships available. You can learn more about the labs here. Feel free as well to write directly to the team at info@stowestorylabs.org

POSTED October 27​, 2017


For all of you burning to tell a story that hasn’t been told, this is your moment. The FUSION​ Creative Board is now accepting submissions for scripted and unscripted television projects. You don’t need to have an agent or a degree or even a full script. All you need is a captivating, original story that you think needs to be shared.

We want pitches that speak to the interests and issues that matter to America’s diverse and outspoken youth–reflecting their curiosity, sharpness, and passion. Interested writers, filmmakers, and producers should submit their pitches directly to FUSION.net/Submissions.

Winning pitches will be chosen by FUSION’s Creative Board, which is made up of some of the most dynamic artists and thinkers of our time. Led by Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., the board includes Viola Davis, Ezra Edelman, Jodie Foster, Meryl Streep, and Residente. These luminaries play a significant role in developing content for FUSION.

We want to hear from creators themselves, offering a chance to bypass the traditional studio system. It’s a way to level the playing field for storytellers at all stages who might otherwise not be heard. The primary goal is to open up opportunities for underrepresented talent (with or without agency representation) to showcase America’s vision, drive, and diversity.

Pitches should reflect FUSION’s commitment to producing enriching, compelling narratives for today’s America. A central part of FUSION’s mission is to provide resources and a platform to creators—those who span different ethnicities, races, sexual orientations, genders and religions—to tell authentic stories that represent the shared values and passions of America’s diverse youth.

All proposals will be reviewed closely with the creators of selected projects receiving development deals with FUSION.​



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Ford Foundation: JustFilms - If you have a social justice documentary at the rough cut stage, take a look at the JustFilms eligibility to see if you can apply. (A few topics of docs that are not eligible: health, sports, early childhood, advocacy, educational, scientific.) If you are located internationally, see if you are in one of the ten places where the Ford Foundation has regional offices. From the Ford Foundation: JustFilms focuses on film, video and digital works that show courageous people confronting difficult issues and actively pursuing a more just, secure and sustainable world...Beginning in 2011, we are investing $10 million a year over five years in documentary projects that address urgent social issues and help us understand our past, explore our present and build our future. Our goal is to expand the community of emerging and established filmmakers who often lack funding, and help them to realize their visions and reach audiences. Website: http://www.fordfoundation.org/issues/freedom-of-expression/justfilms/for-grant-seekers
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