WIF-PDX Women’s Vision Grant – Applications Open!!

The Women’s Vision Grant provides financial support ($5,000) to women and non-binary media creators in Oregon and SW Washington (Clark County). This project-based grant aids in a current production, while fostering the artists’ professional and personal development. Only current WIF-PDX members are eligible to apply. Join Women in Film Portland now at www.wifpdx.org  Final candidates will participate in a pitch session with professionals. One grantee will be awarded $5,000 and the opportunity for mentorship. 

ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY:

  • WIF-PDX ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP
  • 50% WOMEN AND NON-BINARY CREW
  • CURRENT RESIDENT OF OREGON OR SW WASHINGTON
  • PRODUCTION AND POST-PRODUCTION TAKES PLACE PRIMARILY IN OREGON
  • DEADLINE TO APPLY IS AUGUST 15TH, 2021
  • FINALISTS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY OCTOBER 2021

Apply here

Congratulations to our 2019 funding recipients!

Grant

Photo of Lindsay Trapnell with Grant funder Catherine Blanksby
Lindsay Trapnell (left) with grant funder Catherine Blanksby

We’re proud to announce Lindsay Trapnell as the winner of our $5,000 Vision Grant award for her documentary film in progress called “Riveted.” The film is about the Rose City Riveters, a fan club for the Portland Thorns women’s soccer team. It is one of the largest and most avid groups of supporters in all of professional women’s sports. She hopes to finish the film before the 2020 Summer Olympics and is raising funding. “The U.S. women’s soccer team has done a lot to drive the conversation about equal pay, so I think that would be a great time to get the film out,” she added. The teaser for “Riveted” can be viewed on her website, along with many of her other film and photography projects.

 

Scholarship

Scholarship awardee Katy Strutz at the annual holiday party
Katy Strutz (left) at the annual holiday party

The recipient of our scholarship is Katy Strutz, a young woman working in the PDX animation industry who ultimately wants to write and direct her own films. She is intrigued by stories about strong characters and the complexity of human connection. “I couldn’t be prouder or more confident in the unique voice I have developed as a visual artist and my hard earned self-sufficiency as a filmmaker.” She will be using the scholarship funding to build her storytelling skills as she works on the script to her first feature film. You can find samples of her work in images, animation, and fabrication on her website.