150 – NewNarratives 2021


NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA), supported by WarnerMedia 150, created NewNarratives to identify exciting new global storytellers with accessing NFMLA’s extensive pool of artistic talent, this collaboration will advance, fund and amplify unique new voices whose narratives, stories and characters transcend borders and dismantle convention.

The program will award an annual artist grant to support the early development of an episodic or feature film project.


Submissions Open
July 19th, 2021 at 12:00am PT*

Submissions Deadline
August 27th, 2021 at 11:59pm PT*

Award Announcement
October 28th, 2021 at 11:00am PT*


  • Applicant must have written, directed or produced at least one short film that has been accepted into a film festival
  • Proposed project must be in the development stage (treatment, script or visual proof of concept)
  • Content must be written by applicant
  • Application’s proposed project must be original and unreleased
  • Application’s content must be written in English
  • Applicant must be available and willing to commit to a one-year development cycle
  • Applicant must be willing to sign project submission release
  • Applicant must be or become a member of NewFilmmakers Los Angeles


  • Work sample of previously completed, narrative, experimental or documentary feature, short or episodic project
  • Work samples must include English subtitles for any content not in English language
  • Treatment (no longer than 2 pages)
  • Concept deck (no longer than 12 pages)
  • Logline (one sentence)
  • Synopsis of project (no longer than one paragraph)
  • Working title
  • Submitter biography
  • Submitter statement
  • All items must adhere to applicable character count limits
  • One project will be selected through this worldwide open call for submissions


If you have any questions, please contact emma@nfmla.org

*Dates are subject to change, all revised dates will be updated on this page

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