For the last nine years, WIF has been working to address the most challenging obstacles facing women filmmakers at structural and project-based levels. Accessing capital remains elusive even for seasoned creators, and our research has shown that women continue to deal with particular gendered biases that make it harder to secure financing.
Historically the annual WIF and Sundance Institute Financing Intensive is designed to help producers—fiction and documentary—build the skills and relationships necessary to advance a front-burner project to the next stage of financing success. Over two days, producers and their attached directors participate in small group workshops focused on both pitching and financing strategy, professional skills development, and one-on-one meetings with potential financiers and partners.
The goal of this Intensive is for producers who are actively seeking financing to walk away with stronger presentations as well as actionable, strategic steps to advance their projects to the next stage, and a chance to meet with potential supporters and new allies.
NEW for 2023: All selected WIF participants will be WIF Producer Fellows, receiving year-long support; click here to learn more about our new fellowships. Applications for the Financing Intensive will be open December 12, 2022 – February 13, 2023. For questions, please contact the WIF Programs Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.