Applications

If you're ready to apply for one (or more!) of our labs or grants, you've come to the right place.

Applications are open for the CNN Original Series Docuseries Intensive, Fast Track, Fiscal Sponsorship, Producing Lab and the Sloan Distribution Grant.

Questions? Email us at artistdevelopment@filmindependent.org.


Documentary Lab 2022

Non-Member Deadline: January 28, 2022
Film Independent Member Extended Deadline: February 11, 2022
More Information • Applications currently closed


Episodic Lab 2022

Non-Member Deadline: February 11, 2022
Film Independent Member Extended Deadline: February 25, 2022
More Information • Applications currently closed


Fast Track 2022

Applications open: March 9, 2022
Non-Member Deadline: June 7, 2022
Film Independent Member Extended Deadline: June 21, 2022
More Information • Applications OPEN


Film Independent + CNN Original Series Docuseries Intensive 2022

Applications open: April 11, 2022
Member & Non-Member Deadline: June 23, 2022
More Information • Applications OPEN


Fiscal Sponsorship

Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
More Information • Applications OPEN


Picture Shop Feature Film Grant

Member & Non-Member Deadline: October 11, 2021
More Information • Applications currently closed


Producing Lab 2022

Applications open: March 8, 2022
Non-Member Deadline: May 6, 2022
Film Independent Member Extended Deadline: May 20, 2022
More Information • Applications OPEN


Project Involve 2022

Non-Member Deadline: August 16, 2021
Film Independent Member/LAIKA Animation Fellowship Deadline: August 30, 2021
More Information • Applications currently closed


Screenwriting Lab 2023

Applications open: July 19, 2022
Non-Member Deadline: September 1, 2022
Film Independent Member Extended Deadline: September 14, 2022
More Information • Applications currently closed


Sloan Distribution Grant

Applications accepted on a rolling basis.
More Information • Applications OPEN