About RE:Focus

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 LGBTQ stories. Established through a lead gift from Martha McCain, the fund has distributed more than $50,000 in festival travel grants and professional development programs for filmmakers since its creation.

In 2019 Inside Out has extended the impact of the RE:Focus Fund by launching the Post-Production Grants to support the post-production and promotion of short and feature films.

AWARDS & PRIZES

Projects which meet the eligibility criteria will be considered for a cash grant ranging from $500 – $2500.

Completed projects that are accepted into the 2020 Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival will also be eligible for festival travel support through the RE:Focus travel bursary program.

RULES & TERMS

Applications will be accepted any time during the two submission rounds. Projects can submit only when they have reached the rough cut stage and will be notified as per the submission schedule.

Submission Period 1 – NOW CLOSED

September 23 – November 30
Notification Date: December 15

Submission Period 2

December 1 – January 31
Notification Date: February 15

Projects which meet the eligibility criteria will be considered for a cash grant ranging from $500 – $2500.

Completed projects that are accepted into the 2020 Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival will also be eligible for festival travel support through the RE:Focus travel bursary program.

CRITERIA FOR QUALIFICATION
  • Films must be written AND directed by women, non-binary, and/or trans creators and feature LGBTQ content. Projects that show a commitment to centering QTBIPOC stories and inclusion in the hiring of their cast and crew will be given priority
  • Shorts, features, and episodic projects are eligible
  • Narrative, documentary, and experimental projects will be considered
  • Canadian and International films are eligible, however, funds will be dispersed in Canadian dollars
  • All completed films will automatically be submitted for consideration for the 2020 Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival
ELIGIBLE EXPENSES
  • Costs related to post-production
APPLICATION
  • Logline
  • Synopsis (250 words max)
  • Filmmaker Statement (250 words max)
  • Rough Cut (Vimeo or other streaming link only)
  • Key Cast and Crew
  • Budget (Top Sheet only)
  • Funding Request ($500-$2,500)

For questions regarding your grant submission, or regarding other funding opportunities at Inside Out, contact:

Jenna Dufton
Programming Manager
jenna[at]insideout.ca

 

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

Deanna Bickford
Director of Development
deanna[at]insideout.ca

 

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