Current Awards

We partner with some of the most prestigious academic and filmmaking institutions in the country to award an array of production grants to talented women from across the globe:

American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women
The Adrienne Shelly Foundation Production Grant is given each Spring to a participant at the Los Angeles-based AFI’s Directing Workshop for Women. The foundation also underwrites theAdrienne Shelly Master Class in Directing as part of this prestigious program.

Athena Film Festival
The Adrienne Shelly Foundation is a bronze level sponsor of the festival and networking reception held at Barnard College each February.

Boston University
The Adrienne Shelly Production Grant is awarded each Winter at the Redstone Film Festival to an undergraduate film student.

Columbia University School of the Arts Film Division
The Adrienne Shelly Award for Best Female Director is granted each Spring to a promising filmmaker.

Film Fatales
Annual grant in support of various female filmmaker initiatives

Horizon Award
The Adrienne Shelly Foundation Film Grant  is awarded in partnership with The Horizon Award  at The Sundance Film Festival each January.

IFP
The Adrienne Shelly Director’s Grant is awarded to a promising filmmaker each Fall.

Nantucket Film Festival
The Adrienne Shelley Excellence in Filmmaking Award is presented at the Festival each Spring to a female writer/director who shows outstanding achievement in the art of filmmaking.

New York Women in Film & Television
The Adrienne Shelly Foundation Finishing Funds Grant is awarded each Spring to a promising filmmaker.

Rooftop Films
The Adrienne Shelly Foundation Short Film Grant  is awarded each summer.

Sundance Institute

The Adrienne Shelly Foundation Women Filmmakers Grant is awarded each July to a filmmaker coming out of the Feature Film Program’s June Director’s Lab.

Tribeca Film Institute 
The Adrienne Shelly Screenwriting Fellowship is awarded each May at the annual Tribeca Film Festival.