Inevitable Foundation Launches Netflix-Supported Visionary Fellowship for Disabled Filmmakers

Inevitable Foundation, a non-profit organization that invests in disabled writers and filmmakers, is launching its Visionary Fellowship for disabled filmmakers, supported exclusively by Netflix’s Fund for Creative Equity.

The fellowship is a year-long program that provides disabled filmmakers with funding, mentorship and community to make a short film and leverage it into their debut future. The program covers the transition between making a short and preparing and packaging a debut feature, ensuring that fellows have ample support to connect the dots between the two.

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$55,000 in funding for each fellow is included in the fellowship, including a production grant to produce their short film with an experienced crew, an unrestricted grant to support the fellow over the course of the program, as well as access to health insurance, marketing support and funds for travel and access needs. The program also includes mentorship and workshops from industry leaders, unique opportunities to collaborate with other filmmakers on-set, community building within the Fellowship cohort and an industry-focused short film showcase that will include creative executives, agents and managers.

Netflix’s Fund for Creative Equity is an effort to help train creatives for job opportunities on Netflix productions and set talent up for success in entertainment. Since its launch in 2021, Netflix has partnered with over 80 organizations in more than 35 countries.

Applications for the fellowship close on July 31. Fellows will be selected in the fall and the program will conclude with an industry showcase of the fellows’ short films next year. Prospective applicants can learn more and apply at

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