Applications for the 2021-2022 Cycle will be open August 17 through September 16, 2020.
ELIGIBILITY & SELECTION
The DWW is open to female and nonbinary filmmakers regardless of gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, physical appearance, body, age, race, ethnicity, country of origin or religion. Each cycle, we seek a highly diverse class with unique viewpoints. We are committed to providing a safe, equitable and educational environment for our participants.
Up to eight projects are selected for each year’s cycle. On average, 5% of applicants who apply are selected to participate in the program. Applicants must have a minimum of five years professional experience working in the arts. This experience may not include credits earned within an academic program. Please note that applicants with professional credits as narrative directors — defined as a directing credit on a nationally broadcast or nationally distributed narrative non-documentary feature film or television program — are not eligible to apply.
Successful candidates have demonstrated collaborative skills and leadership ability in their professional careers. An affinity for identifying script material with a strong story (whether written by the applicant or another writer) is critical for consideration. Applicants must also possess a willingness and ability to fundraise and network in support of their productions.
Applications are reviewed in a three-round process.