Welcome to Artist Development at Film Independent! Below you will see all of our open applications.

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Program Questions?

Take a look at our Programs page for more details on timelines, application materials, and eligibility concerns. 

If you have any additional questions, please contact us at artistdevelopment@filmindependent.org.

Technical Questions?

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Before You Begin: 

Thank you for your interest in in Film Independent's Episodic Directing Intensive. The 2024 Episodic Directing Intensive is a virtual three-day program taking place in June designed for directors looking to break into episodic directing and learn foundational skills to build a sustainable career. 

Over the course of the program, Fellows will learn about directing scripted episodic content from industry veterans, working directors, showrunners and executives. Topics include how to make the most of general meetings, what it takes to land the first episode and building a life as a working TV director.  

Please complete and submit the following electronic application form. You will be able to save your application and add documents or information until the application deadline. Once you click "submit," the application will be considered final and no additional information will be accepted. If you do not click "submit," the application will not be considered.

Please be advised: the application may time out if you keep it open for a long time. It is recommended that you keep a backup of your answers in a separate document. Save early and often. You can verify that your application has saved by logging out and logging back in.   

Applicants will be notified 2-3 weeks before the start of the program. If you don't receive a notification, please check your spam folder

Applications Open: January 8, 2024

Regular Deadline: March 4, 2024

Extended Member Deadline: March 18, 2024

Program Questions? Please contact the Artist Development team at artistdevelopment@filmindependent.org.

Technical Questions? Check out the Submitter Resource Center or contact Submittable Customer Support

Before You Begin: 

Thank you for your interest in Film Independent's Episodic Lab. The 2024 Episodic Lab is a full-time, two-week program that will take place in August 2024. The program is designed to provide story and career development for emerging television writers with an original pilot script.  Please complete and submit the following electronic application form. You will be able to save your application and add documents or information until the application deadline. Once you click "submit," the application will be considered final and no additional information will be accepted. If you do not click "submit," the application will not be considered.  At the end of the submission form, you will be asked for your payment information. 

Please be advised: the application may time out if you keep it open for a long time. It is recommended that you keep a backup of your answers in a separate document. Save early and often. You can verify that your application has saved by logging out and logging back in.   

Applicants will be notified 2-3 weeks before the start of the program. If you don't receive a notification, please check your spam folder. 

Applications Open: December 18, 2023

Regular Deadline: February 26, 2024

Extended Member Deadline: March 11, 2024

Program Questions? Please contact the Artist Development team at artistdevelopment@filmindependent.org.

Technical Questions? Check out the Submitter Resource Center or contact Submittable Customer Support.

Film Independent Artist Development