Apply by July 23, 2021!

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