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, Sundance 2015 premiere
THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL and Sundance 2016 selection
THE FITS. Four films from the program premiered at
Sundance in 2017, including UNREST, WHOSE STREETS?,
MOTHERLAND and STRONG ISLAND. WMM
also supports cross platform projects: last year the bomb premiered 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 12
years. Over the last 5 years WMM has helped more than 130 films reach
completion and assisted filmmakers in raising more than $23,000,000 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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