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 Episodic Lab. The 2023 Episodic Lab is a full-time, two-week program that will take place in September 2023. 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 14, 2022

Regular Deadline: February 10, 2023

Extended Member Deadline: February 24, 2023


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.

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.

You must be a current Film Independent Member to apply for fiscal sponsorship.

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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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.

Before You Begin

Thank you for your interest in Film Independent's Documentary Lab.

This two week program will take place in from Monday, May 1 to Thursday, May 11, 2023.  The program will be held virtually.

Applicants must submit a work sample which should include a minimum of a polished trailer and scene selects, all the way up to a rough cut. 

Filmmakers that have yet to complete the majority of principal photography and those that do not yet have any footage assembled are not eligible to apply.

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.  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.

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

Applications Open: October 6, 2022

Regular Deadline: January 27, 2023

Extended Member Deadline: February 10, 2023

Film Independent Artist Development