Apply Now: WIF Programs for Writers, Directors, & Cinematographers

Listen up, writer, director, and cinematographer! Women in Film (WIF) is now accepting applicants for four of its filmmaking programs to uplift women and newcomers to the non-binary industry. The organization announced in a press release that applications are open for its four career acceleration programs for the year 2023: Episodic Lab, Feature Residency, Directors Fellowship, and Cinematographer Fellowship.

WIF accepts That “Achieving equal cultural representation within our media narratives requires a representative number of skilled storytellers.” To this end, the collective has collaborated with The Blacklist, a platform where scribes can showcase and evaluate their writing, to create WIF Writing Labs, which includes Episodic Labs and Feature Residencies.

episodic lab Selects “Six to Eight” Promising non-professional television writer “underrepresented genders” for their four-week individual program with sessions on script development and pitching. The lab also includes a mock writers’ room and roundtables with experienced writers and industry executives. Mentors and masterclass instructors have included authors of series such as “The Watchmen,” “Agents of the Shield,” and “Parents.”

Applicants may submit up to three TV pilot scripts for consideration, for which they are the sole and exclusive author. The applicant must receive no more than $25,000 in total as compensation for TV writing work.

in-person recipient Feature Residency Receive face-to-face mentorship with screenwriters, peer workshop sessions and industry advice. During the 12-month program, “writers will be supported through additional programs as well as organized meetings with representation, production companies and fellow writers to elevate their projects and career trajectories,” per program description, Residency mentors have enlisted screenwriters for films such as “Legally Blonde,” “Bring It On,” and “Wajda.”

Applicants may submit up to three feature screenplays for which they are the sole and exclusive author. The applicant must have received no more than $100,000 in total as compensation for film or TV writing work.

By 2023, all participants of WIF’s discipline-specific career programs, including Episodic Lab and Feature Residency, will also be WIF Fellows in their respective specialties.

Director Fellowship and Cinematographer Fellowship are part of the series of WIF fellowship program, Providing annual executive counseling, community building and networking support, WIF Fellowships are “committed to advancing the careers of women and all those who are underrepresented.” Fellows from all events will also have access to industry experts and special events. All fellowships will be held virtually until further notice.

Submissions must include a statement that explains a clear career focus. Applicant must be local to the Los Angeles area.

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The last date to apply for all these programs is November 7, 2022. All applications require a fee of $40 for non-members while WIF members can apply for membership rates.

Applications for WIF programs supporting producers, commercial roles, crafts, and other positions in entertainment, including roles below, will open on December 12.