Submissions are currently closed.

Applications are now open! Visit FilmFreeway to find out more.

Please submit your rough cut via FilmFreeway and email the following information in one document to

  • Logline
  • Synopsis (250 words max)
  • Filmmaker Statement (250 words max)
  • Link to Rough Cut (Vimeo or other streaming link only)
  • Key Cast and Crew
  • Budget, including Post-Production (Top Sheet only)
  • Funding Request ($500-$2,500)

Established in 2018, Inside Out’s RE:Focus Fund aims to address industry inequities through providing direct financial support to women, non-binary, and / or trans filmmakers telling 2SLGBTQ+ stories. Founded through a lead gift from Martha McCain, the fund has distributed more than $150,000 in festival travel grants and professional development programs for filmmakers since its creation.

In 2019, Inside Out expanded the fund with the launch of the RE:Focus Fund Post-Production Grants to support post-production and promotion of short and feature films. In 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our industry, Inside Out is launched an emergency relief arm of the fund.

For more information on donating to the RE:Focus Fund, and how you can support 2SLGBTQ+ women and non-binary filmmakers through Inside Out, contact:

Lauren Howes
Executive Director

Rainbow Art