The Emerging Artist Film Grant

Launched in 2022, the OUT at the Movies Emerging Artist Film Grant is our festival’s latest initiative to support emerging artists who are dedicated to highlighting the queer experience through film.


About the Award


This grant program is intended to supplement the budget for an emerging LGBTQ+ 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 2024 OATM Film Festival, which will take place October 3rd – October 6th.

The first and second runners-up will also receive access to the mentorship, as well as passes to the 2024 OATM Film Festival. All three winners will be given the chance to screen their finished films at the 2025 OUT at the Movies International Film Festival.


Application Details


Application Deadline: August 1, 2024

Review of Applications: August 15 – September 15, 2024

Award Notification: By September 20, 2024

Link to Application: (PDF attached)

For any questions, and to submit your completed application, please email Director of Operations & Development: