Eligibility/Application Process

General membership is open to any filmmaker or media industry professional who wishes to be part of the FC community. By paying annual dues of $150/year (or $50/year for students), general members are listed on the FC website, have access to other members through our FC Google Group, receive the annual password to our Foundation Directory Online account, receive our newsletter and other informational emails, and get discounts at workshops and conferences that we sponsor.

To become a general member, click here.

Sponsored membership refers to all filmmakers (whether general members are not) who have applied to us for fiscal sponsorship and have been accepted. They should have a project for which they are seeking funding, and a well though out treatment or proposal plus a budget. Filmmakers who are granted fiscal sponsorship for their project pay dues of $200/year for the first year and $150/year for each subsequent year of membership.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed by FC staff. Decisions are made within 2-3 weeks after acceptance of all necessary materials.

To be considered, your project can fall into any of the following categories:

a) documentaries and other works of nonfiction;
b) narrative, experimental, and animated features;
c) websites and other digital projects.


Please e-mail the following materials to laura@filmmakerscollab.org:

1. A thoughtful, clearly written treatment or proposal (2-5 pp) with an introductory paragraph that concisely explains the stage of your project and the amount of money you hope to raise.

2. A fundraising strategy (1-2 pp).

3. A budget and timeline

4. CV’s or bios of principle production personnel (Producer, Director, Writer, Cinematographer, Editor. (generally, 1 paragraph per person).

5. A video sample of either the project for which you are applying or of past project that indicates your work, via Vimeo or YouTube.

Please call 781-647-1102 or e-mail laura@filmmakerscollab.org if you have any questions or need clarification.
Thanks for your interest in FC!