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Loreen Arbus Grant

Through the generosity of Loreen Arbus, New York Women in Film and Television has established the Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant. The film completion grant for $7,500 will be awarded to a woman filmmaker for a film on physical or developmental disability issues. Directors and producers are eligible to apply.

Films may be of any length or genre. The Grant will be awarded to help complete a work-in-progress. Films must have completed principle photography to be eligible. Finished films are not eligible. Filmmakers must be US-based.

Women of Her Word Grant
Recipients of the Grant will also receive production support and voicing of the audio description for their film courtesy of Michele Spitz, Woman of Her Word. Her generous donation will allow for the film to be accessible to the blind or visually impaired. Learn more.

Reel Abilities Film Festival Grant
ReelAbilities Film Festival, the largest disabilities film festival in North America, will provide captioning service for the selected film as well as support of the film's outreach and distribution, through the ReelAbilities North American network of festivals and beyond.

How to Apply

Please fill out the application available on the right column of this page, and send that with the following supplemental information as separate PDFs to emichel@nywift.org, Subject title: Loreen Arbus Grant 2018:

1. Application form
2. 2 - 4 page description of the project
3. Project budget, indicating amount raised to date
4. List of key creative personnel with one-paragraph bios
5. Online link of the work-in-progress (please make sure links remain live through 12/18)

Applications must be received by June 15, 2018 at 11:59pm EST. There will be no exceptions.


Contact Easmanie Michel at 212-679-0870, ext. 39, or emichel@nywift.org.

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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts