You might have thought of trying to locate some reasons while exploring the OUR STORIES platform. We’ve answered some of them below. If you can think of others that you would like us to address, email us at and we’ll do our best.


Women Make Movies Film Festival
For more than 45 years, Women Make Movies has helped elevate diverse women directors and producers and improved equity in the film industry. The largest distributor of films by and about women in the world, WMM also supports hundreds of independent filmmakers each year with our highly successful Production Assistance Program.

Sundance Collab
Courses, online events, resources geared towards filmmaking.

No Filmschool List of Grants 2020
A Massive List of Spring 2020 Grants All Filmmakers Should Know About

Free film and documentary streaming.

NFFTY Film Festival Submission
NFFTY (National Film Festival For Talented Youth) is one of the world’s largest and most influential festivals for emerging filmmakers.

Adobe Education Exchange
Free professional development and resources

Artist Relief Grants
Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists.

Free graphic design tools

MediaMKRS is a partnership between educators, employers, unions and The NYC Mayor’s Office to train, credential and prepare talented young New Yorkers for careers in media and entertainment. This 3-year pilot workforce program has been designed to provide more equitable access to opportunity and build a talent pipeline that reflects the diversity of New York City.

Facebook Private Group
Private group open to Our Stories Platform participants.

We Make Movies
We Make Movies is a diverse, synergistic, sustainable ecosystem for artists and content creators that is paving the way towards democratizing storytelling, and the industry as a whole. Gone are the days when excessive financing, unattainable tools of the trade, and permission from industry gatekeepers unnecessarily limit us from telling stories. We’re dedicated to empowering creatives of all ages by providing free weekly workshops, discounted resources and services, educational industry events, showcases, and film challenges.

Women of Color Unite
Women of Color Unite (WOCU) is a social action organization focusing on fair access, fair treatment and fair pay for women of color in all aspects of the entertainment and media industries.

Art 2 Work
Arts2Work is a paradigm-shifting creative workforce initiative sponsored by The Alliance for Media Arts + Culture. Arts2Work is the first federally-registered National Apprenticeship Program in Media Arts and Creative Technologies.



Breakthrough COVID Response/Current programs
Breakthrough’s response to the pandemic, and our current programming.

COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resource
The Freelance Artist Resource Producing Collective is an iterative, responsive project composed of five freelance producers and culture makers: Nicole Brewer, Hannah Fenlon, Ann Marie Lonsdale, Abigail Vega, and Amara Brady. Together, they manage this website and produce a series of webinars to provide resources to and raise the collective knowledge body of freelance, unaffiliated artists in the United States.

Applying for Federal Coronavirus Relief as a Filmmaker

Tips for Talking to Children About COVID-19

Emotional Support for the Sick and Dying During COVID-19




Better Help
Affordable and accessible therapy and counseling. 

Resources for Anti-Racism via Women’s Wire
An incredible resource guide with resources for Black Health, Wellness & Self-Love, Learning, Social Media etc.

One Future Fellowship 2020 Application
One Future Collective is a feminist youth led not for profit nurturing radical kindness in people, communities and organisations through the work we do on gender justice, feminist leadership and mental health. Our vision is a world built on social justice led by communities of care.

Global Resilience Fund for Girls and Young Women
The Global Resilience Fund supports girl, young women and gender non conforming, trans and intersex activists at this watershed moment, with fully flexible rapid response grants of up to $5,000.
We are prioritising applications from girls and young women with disabilities, girls and young women of colour, LGBTQIA2S youth, afro-descendant, indigenous and immigrant girls and young women, as well as those living in urban slum areas, rural areas, refugee camps, occupied territories and in conflict affected settings.

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