women in film seattle: professional grant

In keeping with our goals, Women in Film Seattle offers an annual project grant to its Professional Members. The grant provides $1,000 cash to support the grant winner's project, and when possible provides in-kind contributions from participating industry sponsors.


April 4, 2016 – Application submission deadline

May 2, 2016 – Grant recipient is informed and contract is signed

May 10, 2016 – Grant recipient is announced at The Second Tuesday; 50% of funds are released

May 9, 2017 – Project is completed and balance of funds will be awarded at The Second Tuesday

THE FINE PRINT: Women in Film Seattle marshals support via its connections with the film and video community to acquire services, equipment, and/or consultation for the grant recipient. However, the needs of the filmmaker cannot always be fulfilled; sometimes the magic wand runs out of juice. We do our best but timing and availability of services do not always coincide with the recipient's production. Opportunities also depend on what the recipient is able to utilize during production and sometimes the services are not available pro bono.


Work sample judged on:

  • originality
  • thematic relevance
  • entertainment value
  • technical execution
  • production value

Subject matter
Value of grant contributions to budget
Career strategy
Schedule for completion


Submissions will be scored on a 1-10 scale with 10 being excellent and 1 being poor. Applicants with the top three scores will become finalists. The first round of judging will be a review by committee of three peer panelists. The final round of judging will be completed by judges from within and/or outside the Northwest film community.


50% for the quality of the applicant's work sample. Factors considered:

  • Creativity and originality
  • Technical quality and production values
  • Marketability (niche filled)
  • Social relevance
  • Viewer engagement/entertainment

10% for applicant's resume
10% rests on how well the subject matter supports women in film
10% for leveraging of WIF resources to meet you budget goals
10% for career strategy
10% for completion schedule

To enter, read through the rules and regulations, mail a completed application form with work samples of no fewer than two minutes and no more than five minutes to:

Women in Film Seattle
1216 10th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122



For questions please call the Women in Film office at (206) 447-1537 or contact: : Susan LaSalle susanlasalle@hotmail.com or Virginia Bogert virginia@laughingdogpictures.com