Our Mission

The WAVE Grant is a $5,000 grant dedicated to helping women of color tell their own “great f**king story.” Whether you are a producer, director or a first-time filmmaker who does it all—we want your submission. Wavelength Productions is dedicated to cultivating diverse talent and supporting stories that highlight little-known or under-recognized communities. In addition to the grant, WLP is also providing 40 hours of mentorship to help with producing, directing and development of your story.

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The details

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  • As the recipient, you will receive a $5,000 grant for the production of your short film.

  • This is an opportunity to be involved with our company. You will benefit from 40 hours of mentorship with the Wavelength team to be coached on fundraising, pitch materials, production/post-production process and festival strategy.

  • As your film will be associated with Wavelength Productions, it will also benefit from the name recognition of our company – opening doors for credibility and future projects.


  • Wavelength’s WAVE Grant is for a short length documentary or narrative film in development. (A film with a running time of 6 to 40 minutes, including all credits)

  • Applicant must own the copyright of her production and have budgetary and editorial control of her project.

  • Applicant must be a woman of color.

  • Applicant must be 18+ years old.

  • Applicant must be based in the United States and will be required to provide proof of residency.

  • Student films, feature films, series and engagement/outreach campaigns will not be accepted.


The WAVE Grant is for a first-time female filmmaker of color directing and/or producing a short documentary or narrative. To apply, please submit the following by January 1, 2020. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

  • Treatment/outline of the project (3 paragraphs)
  • Proposed budget and schedule
  • CV/resume
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • 1-3 minute video introducing yourself and the project

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