The GreenLight Women Filmmaker Grants Program provides financial support for artists, filmmakers, writers and producers. Chaired by Lucy Webb, this “gift aid” enables women artists over 40 to launch or complete a project. Grants are presented to recipients after careful consideration and review by the Filmmaker Grant Program jury.

We’re pleased to share our past recipients’ success.

  • Writer/Director/Producer Tchaiko Omawale directed Queen Sugar for Ava DuVernay’s company and was included in Vanity Fair’s ‘African American Up and Coming Women Directors to Watch’
  • Academy Award Winner Alice Doyard (2021 Best Documentary Short, Colette) is working on two projects, War In Ukraine: The Missing Men Of Bucha and I Call Him By His Name, winner of the TV Documentary/Feature Story of the Year at the 2022 FPA Media Awards.
  • Director Melissa Haizlip won the 2022 Peabody Award ® for Best Documentary for SOUL! and is working with award-winning director Antoine Fuqua and Academy Award winner Will Smith on Emancipation. Haizlip completed a four-part documentary series, Black Pop, with Stephen Curry, the superstar point guard for the Golden State Warriors.