CHELSEA FILM FESTIVAL SCREENWRITING/FILMMAKING INCUBATOR

Chelsea Film Festival is looking for passionate, talented and driven filmmakers with diverse and creative voices to participate in the 2024 Chelsea Film Festival Incubator supported by TD Bank. The CFF Incubator is a highly selective initiative designed to nurture and provide support to 10 BIPOC emerging filmmakers from New York of all genres who have diverse voices, backgrounds and life experiences. Upon successful completion of their films, filmmakers will receive a cash grant towards post-production and a guaranteed slot for their project at the 12th Annual Chelsea Film Festival.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

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Applications will be accepted from December 21st, 2023 through January 15th, 2024. To apply, you will need the following:

  • One (1) original script in PDF format
  • Resume in PDF format
  • Bio
  • Personal statement
  • Script synopsis (750 words or less)
  • Script genre (drama, comedy, dramedy, documentary)
  • Logline (75 words or less)
  • 2 additional original loglines of unproduced material
  • 1 or 2 Producer(s) mandatory
  • Contact details for 2 references
  • Completed submission of material agreement
  • Completed cover letter

Candidates for the CFF Screenwriting Incubator should submit their materials no later than 11:59 PM PT on January 15th via FilmFreeway. If you have any questions, please email info@chelseafilm.org.

DISCLAIMER

Note: Participants will not be entitled to and will not receive any wages or financial benefits as compensation for their time spent as a participant in the program.

  • The Incubator is an educational program and selected participants will receive training similar to that which would be provided in a writing seminar or similar vocational program.
  • The Incubator is for the benefit of the selected participants.
  • Participants selected for the Incubator will not be entitled to and will not receive any wages, remuneration or financial benefits as compensation for their time spent as a participant in the Incubator.

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