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“The Future of Film is Female” project provides financial and promotional support to women filmmakers who are in pre/post-production of a short film. As part of the larger conversation happening in the film community about the lack of female filmmakers, this project has been initiated for positive change.

Because providing financial assistance is the first step to increasing the representation of women’s voices in the industry, this project awards individual grants from $500 – $1000 (quantity dependent on sales) on a quarterly basis. We will then continue to promote these films throughout production, theatrical or streaming release, to increase their exposure. All proceeds from “The Future of Film is Female” project go to female filmmakers with a short film in any stage of production. 

We are also an ongoing, seasonal film series at the Museum of Modern Art working with filmmakers like Shirin Neshat, Josephine Decker, Nia DaCosta, Catherine Fordham, and A.V. Rockwell along with short-form film organizations like NoBudge and The Eyeslicer. Check out the first two editions: THE FUTURE OF FILM IS FEMALE, PART 1 (July 2018) and THE FUTURE OF FILM IS FEMALE, PART 2 (February 2019).


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If you have a short film for consideration for our rolling and ongoing "submissions", please visit our Submit page. 

Caryn Coleman
Director of Programming/Special Projects, Nitehawk Cinema

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