August Opportunities


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The AFI Conservatory Online Theater is an archive of the final short films made by alumni of the AFI Conservatory and the AFI Directing Workshop for Women. Films are now available for download ($1.99) and weeklong rentals ($0.99) on


Additional Opportunities


LOOKING FOR EDITORS: We’re an LA/London based production company looking for an editor to work with us on cutting together a pop star’s concert/tour documentary. This is a paid position that is short term, but we have a lot of projects slated, so this has potential to turn into a longer-term position. You’d be working remote, and ideally would have your own editing set up. If you’re at all interested, please email with any reels or relevant information. This is an ideal position if you have a background in music and narrative!


HIP Sound Stages located near Downtown Los Angeles and Dodger Stadium is offering a 15% discount to any AFI alumni or current fellows. 
Please contact or (323) 833 – 5920 for further information 

Support the voices of teens in Los Angeles! Volunteer as a writing mentor OR help behind-the scenes in supporting the work that WriteGirl and Bold Ink Writers is doing to inspire teens to develop their creativity and writing skills!
WriteGirl ( is a creative writing and mentoring organization that empowers underserved teen girls in Los Angeles through mentoring relationships with women writers, hosting large-scale writing workshops at such places as the Huntington Gardens, The Autry and LACMA. Since 2001, WriteGirl has maintained a 100% success rate in guiding girls to not only graduate from high school but also enroll in college.
WriteGirl is seeking women writers in all genres including novelists, poets, journalists, songwriters, copywriters, legal writers and more to help mentor teen girls, lead workshops and inspire girls to express their creative ideas. Weekly and monthly mentoring opportunities available.
WriteGirl is also seeking women professionals to volunteer behind-the-scenes with events, public relations, fundraising and partnerships. (Strong communication skills required.)
WriteGirl’s Bold Ink Writers Program is seeking men with creative writing skills to lead writing workshops for teen boys and co-ed groups during the school day. 
Workshops will take place throughout Los Angeles, from alternative schools to detention camps, for teens of diverse backgrounds. Daytime/weekday availability required. Apply here:
Apply by Aug. 9, 2019
For more information, sign up for the WriteGirl newsletter at 
For questions, contact WriteGirl or call 213-253-2655.

A new co-writing space in the heart of the Culver City Arts District, Writers Blok provides structure, support, and community for writers. Modeled after a gym or a yoga studio, their dedicated writing space is available for writing sessions seven days a week.  If you’re looking for a place to get work done where you’ll also find a great community of writers: you’re in luck. Writers Blok is offering a free session to AFI alumni. offers AFI alumni a promo code for FREE use of their casting services. Visit, click “Post a Job” to add a casting notice, then use the promo code AFIALUM during checkout.

Need to find film-friendly locations in the Los Angeles area? Visit to search and book diverse commercial, residential and studio locations.

Kitsplit is a community of tens of thousands of vetted filmmakers and production companies renting gear to and from each other. It has been called “the AirBNB for creative equipment” by Forbes and Fast Company. Kitsplit invites AFI alumni to join as LA Founding Members and list gear with exclusive benefits. Those who reach out in August will receive free concierge service — email your gear list to and mention AFI. To receive 20% off your first rental, sign up for KitSplit and use exclusive code AFI15 at checkout.


Looking for studio space and equipment rentals? Loyal Studios in Burbank offers 10% discounts to the AFI community. Contact Sadie Dean (AFI Class of 2011) at


Sundance Creative Distribution Fellowship — open until full

Bertha BRITDOC Documentary Journalism Fund — ongoing

Big Vision Empty Wallet Kickstart Diversity Program — ongoing

Catapult Film Fund — ongoing

Cinereach Grants — ongoing

Digital Bolex Grant for Women Cinematographers — rolling

Film Independent AbelCine Camera Grant — rolling

Film Independent Fiscal Sponsorship — rolling

Film Independent Sloan Distribution Grant — rolling

Firelight Media Producers’ Lab — rolling

The Fledgling Fund — ongoing

Ford Foundation: JustFilms — ongoing

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund — rolling

ITVS Open Call — ongoing

Jerome Foundation Grant Programs — ongoing

Kaleidoscope — rolling

Merge AR VR Developer Fund — rolling

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles — ongoing

nextPix/firstPix Crowd Funding Grants — ongoing

OSVR Developer Fund — rolling

Panavision New Filmmaker Program — ongoing

Roadmap Writers Diversity Initiative Program — ongoing

San Francisco Film Society’s Narrative Grants & Programs — ongoing

Scottish Documentary Institute Consultancies — ongoing

Screen Australia: Feature Film Production Program — ongoing

Screen Australia: Documentary Producer Equity Program — ongoing

Sundance Documentary Fund — ongoing

Visions Sud Est Fund — ongoing

World Cinema Fund: Distribution — ongoing

YouPix Competition (Directors and Writers) — ongoing


Did you know that, as an alumnus, you receive lifetime borrowing privileges from the Louis B. Mayer Library? Library accounts for AFI Conservatory Alumni and DWW Alumnae are complimentary and include the following services based on availability:

  • Facility access to the Louis B. Mayer Library and the Computer Lab
  • Borrowing of circulating material, up to three (3) items at a time regardless of format
  • Use of non-circulating Library materials
  • On-site access to Thesis, Cycle, and DWW films
  • Remote access to the Library online catalog, LibraryWorld
  • Use of Library and Computer Lab hardware and software
    • Access can be requested from Library or Computer Lab Staff
    • Priority will be given to current Fellows
  • In-person reference assistance
  • Access to electronic resources (only available on Library computers)

Important note: Photo identification must be presented when borrowing Library materials. Use of printers in the Library and the Computer Lab is prohibited.


Alumni also receive discounted rental rates for screening rooms on the AFI Campus. Learn more about all of the exclusive benefits and special discounts that come with being an AFI alumnus.


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