The Adrienne Shelly Foundation provides awards and scholarships through various partnerships with some of the most prominent academic and filmmaking institutions in the country. We do not make direct awards to students and filmmakers. If you are interested in receiving funding from The Adrienne Shelly Foundation, please visit the websites of our current partners for further information:

American Film Institute’s Directing Workshop for Women

Boston University College of Communication, Film & Television

Columbia University School of the Arts Film Division

Horizon Award


Nantucket Film Festival

New York Women in Film & Television

Rooftop Films

Sundance Institute

Tribeca Film Institute