Artist Development

Science in Cinema Filmmaker Fellowship

The Science in Cinema Filmmaker Fellowship is funded by The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as part of their support of programs that nurture, cultivate, and champion films that explore scientific or technological themes and characters. Under the auspices of its Artist Development program, the SF Film Society will award fellowships to filmmakers in the screenwriting phase developing a screenplay that tells a story related to science or technology. 

Winners of the Science in Cinema Filmmaker Fellowship will receive a $35,000 cash grant and a two-month residency at FilmHouse, the Film Society’s suite of production offices for local and visiting independent filmmakers. Fellows will gain free office space alongside access to weekly consulting services and professional development opportunities. The Film Society will connect each fellow to a science advisor with expertise in the scientific or technological subjects at the center of their screenplays, as well as leaders in the Bay Area’s science and technology communities. Film Society staff can also make introductions in the casting and financing worlds, assist filmmakers in finding producers, introduce fellows to creative executives, and point them in the direction of the many opportunities that Film Society offers—from the SF Film Society / KRF Filmmaking Grant to full-year FilmHouse residencies.

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