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Creative Culture Network

Creative Culture Network is an online resource hub for emerging filmmakers. We currently offer a monthly newsletter and this page aggregating resources and opportunities.

All Creative Culture programs are guided by an ethic of collaboration and care. By practicing mutual support, we believe we can combat a culture of competition that pervades our industry, and foster a more inclusive and supportive filmmaking community.


Business, Legal, and Tax Resources

Cardozo Law Filmmakers Legal Clinic

Field of Vision & Lawyers for Reporters Legal Clinic

Master Class: Tax Basics for Creatives (Sundance Collab – recording)


Distribution Opportunities

Exquisite Shorts

Le Cinéma Club



Short of the Week


Education and Professional Development

Crowdfunding Your Short with Kickstarter (Sundance Collab – recording)

Digital Security Clinic for Filmmakers (Freedom of the Press Foundation & Field of Vision, through Nov. 6)

Digital Security for Filmmakers (Freedom of the Press Foundation & Field of Vision)

Distribution Advocates: A Cheat Sheet For Approaching Distribution

HUDSY Apprentice Program (due Oct. 22)

Seed & Spark Ethical Set Series

What I Wish I Would Have Learned in Film School (Dear Producer– recording)


Film Labs, Residencies, and Fellowships

Film Independent Documentary Lab (opens Oct. 5, due Dec. 22)

Inevitable Foundation Screenwriting Fellowship

Pacific Islanders in Communications Special Projects

Squeaky Wheel’s Workspace Residency (due Oct. 15)


Funding and Grants

Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund

CAAM Documentary Fund (due Oct. 20)

California Documentary Project Grants (California Humanities, due Nov. 1)

Catapult Development Grant

Film Independent Sloan Distribution Grant

It’s Funny Because It’s True (Hot Docs & Netflix, due Nov. 3)

Mala Forever Day Rate Micro Grant

NFFTY Pitch Competition (due Oct. 7)

Panavision New Filmmaker Program

Perspective Fund

Roy W. Dean Film Grant (From The Heart Productions, due Oct. 31)

Screencraft Film Fund (due. Nov. 30)

Southern Documentary Fund Production Grant (due Oct. 15)

The Future of Film is Female Grant (due Oct. 15)



Networking and Connecting with Peers

A-Doc Asian American Documentary Network (for self-identified Asian-American documentary folx)

Black Film Space

Blue Collar Post Collective (for post-production professionals)

Brown Girls Doc Mafia (for nonbinary & women filmmakers of color)

Doculink (documentary focused)

FWD-Doc (for filmmakers with disabilities)

Ghetto Film School Roster

How Are You Doing? Mental Health Support for Post Production Pros by BCPC

Hue You Know (for BIPOC in media)

Local Zero Heroes (for production assistants)

Media Mavens (for women & nonbinary media folx; requires referral)

Queer Producers Network (for LGBTQ+ documentary folx)

Sundance Collab Writer’s Café

The Future of Film is Female Membership

Video Consortium (documentary/media journalism focused)


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