Filmmakers First Fund

Project type: Organization
Founder: Martin Marquet
Founder: Rebecca Gang
Founder: Gale Harold

Film Independent’s Fiscal Sponsorship program opens the door to nonprofit funding for independent filmmakers and media artists.

Who We Are

Filmmakers First Fund is a Los Angeles-based film fund and studio space dedicated to artists with full-length narrative and documentary film projects in the early stages of development.

What We Do

Filmmakers First Fund prioritizes the art of film over the business of film. Our core ambition is to preserve the integrity of the artistic process through support of the auteur-driven impulse for the moving image.

At least two projects will be selected annually by a women-led board of readers for a grant of up to $50,000 each. Beyond grant-making, the fund is committed to providing grantees with access to an ecosystem of contacts, resources, development tools, and constructive feedback. This is a space to explore and advance the possibilities of storytelling.

Meet the Staff

Martin Marquet — Founder

Martin Marquet is an award-winning independent producer and former international publicist.

Rebecca Gang — Founder

Rebecca Gang is a Tony-winning theater producer-investor and film producer.

Gale Harold — Founder

Gale Harold is a producer and stage, film, and television actor.


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