Women Make Moviesí 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 tailored consultations, discounts to our workshops and webinars with
leading industry organizations, and various other resources. Since its
inception, the PA Program has assisted in the completion of hundreds of
projects, including Oscar winning documentary
CITIZENFOUR directed by Laura
Poitras, Oscar nominee STRONG ISLAND
by Yance Ford, and Sandi Tanís
SHIRKERS, which won the World Cinema Documentary Competition Award for
Best Directing at Sundance in 2018. The program has also supported
critically-acclaimed fiction features like Dee Reesí PARIAH
and Sundance 2016 selection THE
FITS by Anna Rose Holmer.
In addition to Sundance, films supported by our program like
WHOSE STREETS?, 93QUEEN, PEOPLEíS
REPUBLIC OF DESIRE, UNITED SKATES
and ATOMIC HOMEFRONT have
premiered at major festivals like Tribeca, Hot Docs, and SXSW. We are also
proud that 11 films from WMM filmmakers have been nominated for or won
Academy Awards over the last 13 years. In the last 5 years, WMMís PA Program
has helped 136 films reach completion and assisted filmmakers in raising
more than $28,000,000 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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