The Women Make Movies Production Assistance Program was established in 1988
to develop and support women in independent production. The Program fulfills
this mission by offering fiscal sponsorship and other support services such as
consultations and a semi-annual workshop/webinar series to independent
filmmakers. Since its inception, the Program has assisted in the completion of
hundreds of projects, including Oscar winning CITIZENFOUR
directed by Laura Poitras, as well as fiction features like Dee Reesí
PARIAH and the Sundance 2015 premiere THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE
GIRL. Six films from the program premiered at Sundance in 2016,
including double award winner SONITA and the opening night
film, NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU. WMM also
supports cross platform projects: this year the bomb is
premiering at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. We also proud that films from
WMM filmmakers have been nominated or won Academy Awards in 10 of the last 11
years. Over the last 5 years WMM has helped more than 120 films reach
completion and assisted filmmakers in raising more than $17,000,000 from
government, foundation, corporate or individual and crowd-funded sources.
The workshop series, another benefit of the Production
Assistance Program, offers low cost workshops and webinars in the Fall and
Spring. These workshops are targeted at all levels of filmmakers, and
highly experienced and successful professionals from the independent film and video industry conduct the classes. They provide valuable and practical information about the business and financial aspects of video and filmmaking, as well as networking opportunities.
About Fiscal Sponsorship
helps selected film and video projects to completion by acting as a non-profit tax-exempt umbrella organization
for the project. One of the major hurdles for any film and video project is fundraising,
and the fiscal sponsorship program can expand your possibilities. Many public and private institutions, along with individual donors, require non-profit status to make tax-deductible donations. By providing fiscal sponsorship, WMM enables projects to receive funding from sources they were previously ineligible to receive.
For more details on the program and application process visit the
Fiscal Sponsorshop section of the site.
here for a complete
list of finished films from the Production Assistance Program.
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