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

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Program Questions?

Contact us 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 CNN DocuSeries Intensive. This three-day program will be held in late September, 2022. The program will be held virtually.

All applicants will be notified 3-4 weeks before the program start date.

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 is considered final and no additional information will be accepted. If you do not click "submit," the application will not be considered.

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.

For more information please contact artistdevelopment@filmindependent.org

Applications Open: April 11, 2022

Deadline: June 9, 2022

Before You Begin
Thank you for your interest in Film Independent's Producing Lab. The 2022 Producing Lab is a full-time virtual program that will take place for 2 weeks in October 2022. Selected Producers will workshop a fiction feature project in development or post-production.

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.


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 Fast Track Finance Market. This annual, four-day program will take place in November 2022.

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.

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 the Sloan Distribution Grant.

The applicant must be the producer of a narrative fiction feature film. The film should prominently feature science, mathematics, and/or technology in the story, and/or have a leading character that is a scientist, engineer, or mathematician. To be eligible for this particular grant, your film must be in post-production or about to enter its distribution phase.

Please complete the following electronic application form. 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. 

Once you click "submit," the application is considered final and no additional information will be accepted. If you do not click "submit," the application will not be considered. 

For more information please contact artistdevelopment@filmindependent.org

Submissions are rolling.

Thank you for your interest in Film Independent's Fiscal Sponsorship.

Please complete and submit the following electronic application form.  Note that applications take approximately 3 - 6 weeks to be assessed.

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.

It is recommended that you keep a backup of your answers in a separate document.

A $45 fee will be charged to submit this application unless you provide a valid waiver code.

For more information please contact fiscalsponsorship@filmindependent.org.

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Film Independent Artist Development