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LGBT Student Film Grants



We're down to the final week of the campaign! Donations end on Wednesday, August 17--please share this page and help us reach our stretch goal of $4,000! 


Because we believe in the power of representation in media, The New Hollywood LGBT is raising funds to support the launch of the Emerging Voices Student Filmmaker Program, which provides small grants of $250- $1,000 to LGBT high school and college filmmakers working on short films with social justice themes. Students will be paired with mentors from The New Hollywood for guidance and support. Applications for the 2016 program will open July 13 and close September 1 at 

With your help, we know we can make an impact in LGBT student filmmakers' lives and help them create some amazing work. The value of mentorship cannot be understated, and by supporting and encouraging a handful of students we hope to create leaders and mentors that will in turn support and encourage their peers. 

What Happens to the Films

Finished projects will be showcased annually at Brooklyn Web Fest and Content Creator Conference , which is held in October at the Made in NY Media Center by IFP and fiscally sponsored by TNH.

TNH will adjudicate an additional award at the festival, recognizing professional work that serves underrepresented communities.

Because we are a volunteer-run organization ,100% of all donations to The New Hollywood go to support our programs and initiatives. Some funds raised will go to cover overhead costs such as meeting space, travel expenses and printed materials. These functional necessities will help us provide an institutional structure for our programs. 


The New Hollywood was founded in 2006 by Devious Maids and General Hospital actress Brianna Brown to create a philanthropic goal group to help women in the industry rise higher, shine brighter and give back.

In 2015 Mad Men actor and EastSiders creator Kit Williamson co-founded the LGBT branch of The New Hollywood with Brianna, and now serves as its Executive Director.

The New Hollywood LGBT is a 501c3 non-profit charity leadership group and think tank comprised of entertainment professionals dedicated to giving back to the community and helping shape the future of the industry. We are committed to supporting our members’ professional and personal goals through quarterly meetings and small groups focused on personal accountability, and will set annual outward facing goals to benefit the LGBT community and expand opportunities for LGBT artists in front of and behind the camera.

2016 TNH LGBT members include OUT100 Honoree actor Ben Bauer, Getting On actor Kasey Mahaffy, Life’s a Drag creator Ian Verdun, actress & producer Minnie Goode, blogger Christine Linnell, filmmaker James Mercel, screenwriter & actor James Francis, entertainment lawyer Steven Shaw, novelist Nancy Healy and actor & producer Devon Jones.



  • Alyssa Stine
    • $25 
    • 8 yrs


Kit Williamson
Los Angeles, CA
New Hollywood Women S Goal Group Inc

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