Shorts Lab

Combining WIF’s years of expertise in nurturing women and non-binary creatives with comprehensive support, the WIF Shorts Lab supported by Google will provide three filmmaking teams with the funds and support needed to produce a short film. Emerging writers, directors, creative producers, and line producers selected for the program will each be paired with a mentor to create a highly produced content piece to showcase their talent and advance their career opportunities.

The projects will be selected by a jury of industry leaders and veteran producers to include Stephanie Allain, Lake Bell, Margie Moreno, and Talitha Watkins. Fellows in the program will be provided with practical support and guidance throughout the prep, production, and post phases of their project. Resources and budget will also be provided to meet COVID-19 safety standards. Films will be completed in summer 2022 and will be owned by the filmmakers and eligible for festival submissions and award consideration.

Applications for the program will open on December 1, and will be accepted until early January 2022. Eligible scripts to be considered for the program should be set in the modern era and have occasion for characters to utilize the Google Assistant.