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The NYWIFT Ravenal Foundation Feature Film Grant

The NYWIFT Ravenal Foundation Grant will support a woman second-time feature film director who is over 40 years of age in the production of a dramatic feature film with $7500. Grant funds may be used for pre-production, production or post-production.


Grant-seekers must have previously directed a dramatic feature film or feature documentary that was released theatrically in the United States or included in a major film festival, or a feature-length television movie shown on a national TV platform. Women who have directed one dramatic feature (for theatrical or TV) or more than one feature documentary are eligible. Applicants must be US residents and the works must be primarily in English.

How to Apply 

The 2014 submission deadline has passed. Follow this page for a 2015 submission date.

Download the application form from the column on the upper-right of this page. Fill out the application form, and submit it with a 1 - 2 page description of the project; a project budget, indicating amount raised to date; a list of key creative personnel with one-paragraph bios; and a DVD of the work-in-progress. If there is no work in progress, a script may be submitted. 

Applicants’ paperwork may be sent electronically. Scripts may also be sent electronically. However DVDs of works-in-progress must be mailed or delivered. Downloads will not be accepted. DVDs must be labeled with the project name and name of person submitting the project. To submit paperwork electronically, email this form, the project description, the bios and the budget as separate attachments to grants@nywift.org.


Mail or deliver the DVD of the work-in-progress, or script, with a copy of the application form, description, bios and budget, if you haven't sent them electronically to:

New York Women in Film & Television
Ravenal Foundation Feature Film Grant
6 East 39th Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10016

The 2014 grant winner was announced at the NYWIFT Women's Brunch at the Hamptons International Film Festival on October 12, 2014 in East Hampton, Long Island.

Contact Elizabeth Estrada at 212-679-0870, ext. 39, or grants@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