(formerly Latino Lens: Narrative Short Film Incubator for Women of Color)

The National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) is proud to announce the third cycle of the Women of Color Film Incubator program sponsored by Netflix!

Filmmakers chosen for the program will be awarded a $30,000 grant for their short film project, along with guidance spanning from the initial stages of pre-production through the actual filming process, post-production, and the final exhibition. Following the program, these filmmakers will continue to be supported and mentored to ensure their achievements within the industry. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to take part in NALIP's signature events, which include:

  • NALIP Media Summit

  • LatinxConnect

  • Diverse Women in Media Forum



  • Nov 18: Open call / Application Open 

  • Dec 2nd:  Deadline to apply

  • Dec 9th: The final five filmmakers are selected and notified 

  • Dec 15th: Incubator Opens

  • Dec- Early January: Script Stage

  • Mid-January: Development and Prep

  • February:  Production

  • March:  Early Post - Editing

  • April: Late Post - Color + Sound 


All five films will be showcased at a special Diverse Women in Media Forum screening on April 18, 2024.



NALIP requests the following materials for first-round consideration:

  • NALIP membership. A valid NALIP membership is required in lieu of an entry fee. Become a Member

  • Applicant Info 

  • Role (Writer, Director, Writer/Director) 

  • Personal Bio (200 words max)

  • Logline (1-2 sentences) 

  • Previous Work Sample

  • Production Team Roster and Production Plan

  • Full Budget Outline ($30,000)  

  • Short Screenplay (15 pages max) 

  • Pitch Deck/Lookbook (i.e. highlights, visual references, tone, synopsis, team bios, character bios, director’s statement, etc.)


Applications Closed