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2017 New Voices LGBTQ Filmmaker Grant
Overview of LGBTQ New Voices Filmmaker Grant
NewFest and American Eagle Outfitters are proud to announce the creation of the New Voices Filmmaker Grant and are currently accepting entries of short films--either narrative or documentary--that were directed by LGBTQ-identifying young filmmakers and/or feature LGBTQ individuals or characters. The short film must be made by a director within the ages of 15 - 24 within the past two years to be considered.

This nationwide search for talent focuses on discovering the next generation of LGBTQ content creators. The New Voices Filmmaker Grant, which includes a cash prize and a trip to NYC in June, contributes to the fostering of promising LGBTQ filmmakers, as well as provides direct support for the boundless imagination of young storytellers in the LGBT community. Two runner-up grants will also be awarded. The recipients will be announced at OutCinema, NewFest’s annual Pride event, on Monday, June 19th.

Please complete the FULL APPLICATION below, and submit your short film for consideration.

Deadline for submissions: May 12th, 2017

Grand Prize: $2,000 and a trip to NYC*
1st Runner up: $1,000
2nd Runner up: $500

--Applicants must be between ages 15 - 24
--Short films must between 2 - 10 minutes in length
--Film completion date must be between April 2015 - present


Contact Information
If submitting a group project (school/community) please provide contact details for the school or community group.
Phone number
Birth date (include day, month, and year)
Please indicate your race/ethnicity
Please indicate your gender identity
Please indicate your orientation
Filmmaker Background Information
Is the applicant the director of the submitted short film?
Short bio of Applicant (Two to three sentences)
Where do you currently reside? (Please include by City and State)
Short Film Submission
Streaming links are highly preferred. If mailing a DVD of the film, please send to: NewFest, 601 West 26th st, Suite 325-95, New York, NY 10001
Month and Year of Completion
Running Time
Type of film
Submission Format
Streaming Link (please include password if password protected)
SYNOPSIS: Please write a brief one-or-two-sentence summary of the film
How do you believe the short film reflects and contributes to the LGBTQ community?
PREVIOUS SCREENINGS: Where else has the film been screened, if any?
PREVIOUS AWARDS: Has the applicant received any awards related to filmmaking in the past? If so, which?
Please list the names of additional individuals who worked on the film and include their role and age
In submitting your film and by checking the below box you (or your parent/guardian) will have read and agreed to all the rules and regulations and confirm that all the information in the form is true and accurate.

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