NewFest’s New Voices Filmmaker Grant, in partnership with Netflix, supports emerging LGBTQ+ directors by providing funding to make new work, assisting in getting their work shared, and propelling their careers forward, through mentorship, networking, and professional development opportunities. The New Voices Filmmaker Grant will provide $25,000 grants to four emerging LGBTQ+ directors who are telling stories inclusive of the LGBTQ+ community.
Submissions are limited to one application per director. Submissions are accepted for documentary, narrative, animated, or episodic projects by and about the LGBTQ+ community. Applicants will be evaluated on the quality of their previous work, the submitted artist’s statement, and the unique perspective and point of view they bring to the LGBTQ+ community and the world at large.
Only directors who have not yet made a feature film or received distribution for their previous work are eligible. Before applying please read the Eligibility Requirements: http://newfest.org/new-voices-grant Applications must be received by 11:59 pm EST on February 28th, 2023. All applicants will be notified no later than June 15th, 2023.