“If you don’t see yourself in the culture, put yourself there because we need you.”

For more than a quarter-century, Project Involve has been Film Independent’s most vital and impactful program. We’re proud to be a leader in the ongoing fight to build a more inclusive and equitable industry by supporting emerging filmmakers from communities underrepresented in film and entertainment.

Each year, 30 filmmakers from diverse backgrounds are given the opportunity to hone skills, form creative partnerships, create short films and gain industry access needed to succeed as working artists.

This robust program pairs participants with mentors at the top of their respective field, provides hands-on filmmaking experience from pre-production through premiere and much more. If you’re passionate and focused with an original voice and commitment to collaboration, we encourage you to apply. Learn more below and…

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Running January through September, Project Involve offers career-changing opportunities and experiences.

Mentorship ? Working industry professionals share knowledge and give guidance on craft and career.
Conversations ? Ten master workshops offer insight on the art and business of filmmaking.
Short Films ? Fellows are given resources to produce short films that debut at a special premiere event.
Events ? Fellows attend Film Independent’s signature education programs, screenings, networking events and more.
Fellowships ? Fellows may be selected to receive cash grants from industry sponsors.

Learn more about Project Involve Fellowships.