Re:Focus Fund

9 August 2024

Inside Out

Established in 2018, Inside Out’s RE:Focus Fund aims to address industry inequities through providing direct financial support to women, non-binary, and / or trans filmmakers telling 2SLGBTQ+ stories. Founded through a lead gift from Martha McCain, the fund has distributed more than $250,000 in festival travel grants and professional development programs for filmmakers since its creation. In 2019, Inside Out expanded the fund with the launch of the RE:Focus Fund Post-Production Grants to support post-production and promotion of short and feature films.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Grants are given ONLY to projects in the post-production stage. Applicants are required to submit a rough cut when applying. Projects will be automatically disqualified if a rough cut is not provided.
  • Projects in development, script development, pre-production, or production will NOT be considered.
  • Films must be written AND directed by women, non-binary, and/or trans creators and feature 2SLGBTQ+ content. Projects that show a commitment to centering QTBIPOC stories and inclusion in the hiring of their cast and crew will be given priority.
  • Grants will be given to narrative, documentary, and experimental films of any length or genre.
  • Canadian and International films are eligible; however, please be aware that funds will be dispersed in Canadian dollars.
  • Selected films are required to include the RE:Focus logo in the credits.
  • All completed films should be submitted for consideration for the 2025 Inside Out Toronto 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival.

What are the submission requirements?

  • A rough cut of the project you’d like to receive funding for post-production.
  • A PDF document outlining the following:
    Synopsis (250 words max)
    Filmmaker Statement (250 words max)
    Link to Rough Cut (Vimeo or other streaming link only)
    Key Cast and Crew
    Budget, including Post-Production (Top Sheet only)
    Funding Request ($500-$1,500 CAD for short films, $500-$2,500 CAD for feature films)
Apply here
  • Inside Out
  • Amount: $500-$1,500 CAD for short films, $500-$2,500 CAD for feature films
  • Application deadline: 08/09/2024
  • LGBTI
  • Global
Apply here
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