2017 TN Nashville Women in Film & Television Finishing Fund Award

Part of our mission is for Nashville WIFT to focuses on advocacy continuing education, provide scholarship awards, cash grants, film finishing fund awards, in-kind services and works to preserve the legacies of all women working in the entertainment community residing in the state of Tennessee.

The works-in-progress projects are viewed by a special jury of fellow professionals that will choose the winner from all the submissions meeting the criteria. Nashville WIFT  will be mentoring and assist throughout the finishing process.

To Qualify for the TN Entertainment Commission finishing fund Award, the project must already be in post-production at the time of submission and has at least 90% of the principal cinematography completed.

Submission opens August 1, 2017

Submission deadline January 31, 2018

Judging February 1-28, 2018

  • The project must credit a producer, writer, director and/or include a protagonist who identifies as a woman.
    We welcome submissions in any genre from animation, narrative, documentary, TV-series, experimental feature and/or short film.
  • Submissions from the state of Tennessee only are encouraged and accepted.
    The film must not play in public theaters (including film festivals), air on television, or stream publicly online prior to the announcement of grant winners.

With your submission include a link to your project; upload a budget, a cover letter of up to 150 words, about your artistic vision and the distribution plan for your project.

Award will be presented on March 17, 2018, at the SWIFT Summit.