Last Chance - Apply to the Vimeo Share the Screen Fellowship!

As you all know I was awarded the Indiegogo Fellowship from the NY Media Center last month and i have been working there this whole last month and love it. They are really great! They have now partnered with Vimeo and offer a similar fellowship. You should all apply and become my desk neighbor! Deadline is Thursday April 28th! Good luck!


The Made in NY Media Center by IFP has partnered up with Vimeo for the first Share the Screen Fellowship, a unique opportunity that will award one female content creator with a 6-month incubator membership to develop their project. This scholarship is part of Vimeo's ongoing efforts to help close the gender gap that prevails in the entertainment industry, fostering equality by supporting female-led video and film projects. 


Benefits include:

  • Dedicated desk space where the awarded fellow will be able to bring her project to life
  • Exclusive amenities, including conference room, library, kitchen and editing suite
  • Invitation to private networking and industry events, the fellow will connect with all the right people
  • 25% off select Media Center workshops, seminars, conferences and classes
  • Access to leading media and industry professionals with exclusive office hours and mentorship with experts-in-residence

Projects can include anything from a film to a narrative series, and can still be in its very early stages, or nearing completion. The fellow will be celebrated at a special presentation in early May entitled, "Share the Screen Staff Picks Cinema.


Check all the details and eligibility requirements here.



Application Deadline: April 28th, 2016

Fellowship starts: June 1st

This is going to be a good year for Female Filmmakers! Thanks Vimeo!

I feel extremely positive about how things are shifting for female filmmaker in Hollywood, but also in other areas of the industry. Vimeo has just come on board of the big wave of progress as well to support and foster content created by women. Check out the Wired article below!

Power to the filmmaker, no matter what gender or color!

Forget Hollywood: Vimeo Will Just Fund Female Filmmakers Itself

Vimeo is kicking off its female-filmmaker initiative with   Darby Forever  , an original short from  Saturday Night Live   cast member Aidy Bryant.

Vimeo is kicking off its female-filmmaker initiative with Darby Forever, an original short fromSaturday Night Live cast member Aidy Bryant.

THINGS AREN’T SO hot for women in Hollywood right now. We kind of always knew that, of course, but now that Jennifer Lawrence is writing letters about not getting paid as much as her male costars and The New York Times Magazine is writing huge features on how tough it is for women to get anywhere as filmmakers, it’s getting harder to ignore.

The thing is, it shouldn’t be ignored—it should be fixed. To help with that, Vimeo is launching Share the Screen, an initiative to help female filmmakers by funding their projects, teaching them the business, and promoting their movies.

“From its beginning Vimeo has always stood for the democratization of filmmaking, and of sharing videos, and of gaining access to audiences,” says Vimeo CEO Kerry Trainor. “When we see all of the information from the past couple years about just how wide the gender equality gap is in the entertainment industry, lending our support identifying and celebrating female voices made all the sense in the world.”

Under the initiative, announced today at the Sundance Film Festival, Vimeo will bankroll at least five projects from women filmmakers this year. It will identify burgeoning directors through its current acquisitions pipeline, the team behind its original series, and the in-house group that handles the platform’s Staff Picks. Staffers also will meet with female filmmakers during Sundance in a bid to find candidates.

Once Vimeo chooses the filmmakers, it will help promote the films  offer them for sale or rental. It’s similar to what the video streaming site has done with original programming like High Maintenance, but with a female focus. Trainor says the amount Vimeo is willing to invest in the programming—be it a series of episodes, a full-length feature, or a short film—is “uncapped,” and five the minimum number of projects it will fund this year.

The idea, of course, is to change the vicious cycle in Hollywood. A recent study, by the Center for the Study of Women in Film and Television at San Diego State University, found the number of women directors for top-grossing movies remained at 9 percent from 1998 to 2015. While it’s hard to say exactly why that number remained static, it might have a lot to do with studios’ low confidence in female filmmakers’ bankability—which will never change if women don’t get to make films and prove the studios wrong. That’s what Vimeo hopes to change.

Share the Screen kicks off with Darby Forever, a short fromSaturday Night Live cast member Aidy Bryant, on February 18. In case you’re wondering why the name doesn’t have the word “female,” “women,” or “lady” in it, it’s because future ventures will finance and support filmmakers of other backgrounds and minorities.

“The ability of the Internet, and Vimeo specifically, to put power in the hands of anyone who wishes to create great video,” Trainer says, “is something that we’re very excited to get behind.”