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WiFT-Louisiana Members' Grants

Women In Film & Television Louisiana is dedicated to the empowerment and support of female filmmakers and artists. 

Calling all exceptional members of WiFT-Louisiana! We are thrilled to announce three grants designed exclusively for you, the visionary female storytellers of the film and television industry: The Performing Artist Grant, The Development Grant, and The Production Grant.  These grants are your pathway to turn your dreams into reality, with the support and backing of our esteemed organization. 

Apply today for the WiFT-Louisiana Film/TV Grants and embark on an extraordinary journey that will elevate your creative aspirations. With our support, your projects have the potential to captivate audiences, drive change, and make a lasting impact on the world.

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Performing Artist Grant

In an industry often plagued by stereotypes and overlooked talents, Performing Artists, including actors, stunt performers, journalists, radio personalities, recording artists, singers, and voice actors, bear the enduring weight of the financial burden required to invest in their craft. From extensive training to essential business necessities like headshots and reels, the financial costs can quickly escalate. WiFT-Louisiana recognizes and appreciates your dedication to your career. That's why we are committed to investing in you.

Apply for our Performing Artist Grant today and let WiFT-Louisiana invest in your talent, dedication, and artistic potential. Together, we can redefine the landscape of the performing arts and showcase the true power and brilliance of actors like you.

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Production Grant

Being a filmmaker comes with many hurdles. Being an independent filmmaker comes with hurdles on top of the hurdles that are already mounted. At WiFT-Louisiana, we understand the unique challenges that come with being an independent filmmaker. We recognize the immense dedication and personal investment you pour into your productions, often with limited external support. That's why as WiFT-Louisiana, we are committed to investing in you and your creative vision.

Join WiFT-Louisiana as we champion independent filmmakers like you. Apply for our Production Grant today and let WiFT-Louisiana invest in your talent, dedication, and artistic potential. Together, we can overcome the hurdles and unlock the true power of your storytelling on the big screen.

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Development Grant

Every successful endeavor begins with a spark of inspiration—an idea that holds immense potential. However, it is widely acknowledged that ideas alone are insufficient. As a filmmaker, you understand the complexity of the process. You possess a well-crafted script, a meticulously planned budget, carefully chosen locations, and a vision of the talented cast and crew who will bring your project to fruition. Yet, to transform this vision into reality, a crucial element is required: funding.

Apply to our Development Grant today. This grant serves as a vital resource that can be utilized for a variety of development needs. Furthermore, we require that the grant recipients produce a fundraising piece as the final deliverable. This requirement ensures that not only do you receive the necessary funding for your project's development but also have the opportunity to create a compelling and persuasive piece that can attract further support and investment.

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Performing Artists

To apply you need the following requirements:

  • Must be WIFTLA member in good standing.

  • Must be a working Performing Artist of at least three (3) years.

  • Submit your headshot.

  • Submit your resume.

  • Submit your reel

  • Submit a 15-30 second video about you.

  • Submit your bio/tell us about you.

Grant Amount: $500.00​

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Production

To apply you need the following requirements:

  • To be a WIFTLA member in good standing.

  • Must be a working producer of at least three (3) years.

  • Production name

  • Production synopsis

  • Most recent production budget.

  • Your IMDB or personal website link.

  • Production media.

Grant Amount:$1,000.00

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Development

To apply you need the following requirement:

  • Must be a WIFTLA member in good standing.

  • Must be have at least three (3) years of working experience in Development.

  • Submit your budget.

  • Submit cast, crew, and named actors that are confirmed.

  • Submit project media.

  • Submit film/tv series synopsis.

Grant Amount: $1,000.00

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