Finishing Fund Program

The Chimaera Project’s TO.GET.HER Finishing Fund program awards funds to U.S. based directors who identify as women, non-binary and Two Spirit working in short and long formats, narrative and documentary. We are looking for a wide range of films – from social commentary to drama action, horror and sci-fi.

Awards & Prizes

  • Up to $6,000 awarded to selected FEATURE (over 40 minutes)Narrative or Documentary Films 
  • Up to $2,500 awarded to selected SHORT (40 minutes max) Narrative or Documentary Films 
  • Public Exhibition

Rules & Terms

  • To apply for the TO.GET.HER Finishing Fund opportunity, the director must identify as a woman or non-binary filmmaker.
  • Provide budget and intention for use of finishing funds, and anticipated project finish date.
  • Provide number of women and non-binary people on crew and cast.
  • Film project must have  completed 90% of principal photography.
  • Film project must have a rough cut at the time of THE TO.GET.HER application. 
  • Provide a  secure link to the rough cut of the film project with the submission.
  • All submissions must be made using FilmFreeway. 
  • Submission fee must be  paid at the time of application submission:

Feature: $25 regular deadline May 15, 2022 and $30 extended deadline June 15, 2022

Short: $20 regular deadline May 15, 2022 and $25 extended deadline June 15, 2022

Note: The Chimaera Project program alumni (TO.GET.HER, SUPPORT.HER, IN HER DIRECTION, and Fiscal Sponsor Partners) are eligible for a free entry waiver. Email tcpfilmsubmissions@gmail.com and request your waiver code.

We are proud to share that the TO.GET.HER Finishing Fund program is supported in part by the generous contributions of individuals, the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles, and EMINUTES Attorneys.

TO.GET.HER Finishing Fund Opportunity proudly accepts entries on FilmFreeway, the world’s #1 way to enter film festivals and creative contests.


2019 Finishing Fund Recipients


2018 Finishing Fund Recipients


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