Introducing the Emerging Artist Film Grant

OUT at the Movies is excited to announce its inaugural Emerging Artist Film Grant. This is our festival’s latest initiative to support emerging artists dedicated to highlighting the queer experience in film.


About the Award


The Emerging Artist Film Grant from the OUT at the Movies International Film Festival is intended to supplement the budget for an emerging LGBTQIA+ filmmaker in the creation of their film.

The winner will receive a $5000 monetary award, along with access to a group of mentors from various disciplines within the film production world. Additionally, they will receive an all-access pass to attend the 2023 OATM Film Festival, which will take place September 28th – October 1st.

The first and second runners-up will also receive access to the mentorship, as well as passes to the 2023 OATM Film Festival. All three winners will be given the chance to screen their finished films at the 2024 OUT at the Movies International Film Festival.


Application Details


Application Deadline: August 1, 2023

Review of Applications: August 15 – September 15, 2023

Award Notification: By September 20, 2023

Link to Application: (PDF attached)

For any questions, and to submit your completed application, please email: