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To foster diversity in the media and entertainment industry

Made in NY Fellowships

The Made in NY Fellowship Guidelines Administered by The Made in NY Media Center by IFP
30 John Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (t) 212. 465. 8200 x 230
QUESTIONS? Contact Michelle Carollo | Community Engagement Manager


DEADLINE: Wednesday, September 30 at 11:59 EST.


The Made in NY Media Center by IFP was developed through a unique partnership between Independent Filmmaker Project, The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment and the New York City Economic Development Corporation. The Made in NY Media Center by IFP is where storytellers from multiple disciplines, industries and platforms create, collaborate, connect and incubate across a spectrum of programs, events, and experiences. The Media Center brings together innovators in film, video, gaming, technology and more through education, mentorship, entrepreneurship, and content creation. Since opening its doors the Media Center has held more than 100 classes and 300 events serving more than 25,000 people in its classrooms, media gallery, theater, café, incubator and community member spaces.


Ten (10) one year Made in NY Fellowships awarded to New York City – based Individuals, small businesses, and Non-Profit Organizations in the Media and Technology sphere that recognize the importance of diversity in the industry. The Made in NY Fellowship Program seeks to foster a diverse media industry, recognizing that different experiences, perspectives, and cultures are critical to advancements in innovation and creativity. Made in NY Fellows will receive a 12 month Incubator Membership at the MINY Media Center by IFP, mentorship by industry leaders and knowledgeable IFP staff, access to IFP classes, networking events and facilities and more.

PROJECT TIMEFRAME: November 2, 2015 – November 2, 2016 (12 months)

SHORTLISTED REVIEW October 5-9, 2015
(shortlisted candidates invited for panel presentation)
FINALIST SELECTION: October 16th, 2015

Shana Dressler, Program Director, Google 30 Weeks |
Sabrina Dridje, Director, Made in NY Media Center by IFP |
Barin Nahvi Rovzar, Executive Director, R&D Strategy, Hearst |
Joana Vicente, Executive Director, IFP + Made in NY Media Center by IFP |

(in alphabetical order)

  • Animation
  • Documentary filmmaking
  • Gaming
  • Media Entrepreneurs and innovation
  • Multi-disciplinary projects across platforms
  • Narrative filmmaking
  • Post-production
  • Virtual Reality (VR)

    *(Please note all fellows should work at the space for a significant amount of time)

  • Projects MUST be in the Media and Technology industries
  • Individuals MUST be a New York City resident at time of the award
  • Non-Profit Organizations MUST be a NYS registered 501c3 with principal place of business in New York
  • Companies MUST have principal place of business in New York City
  • The Majority of the team MUST be New York City-based

    Diversity Fellowships are not awarded to the following

  • Public school districts and their affiliates
  • Public Universities and/or Colleges
  • Federal, state, or city agencies, departments and municipalities
  • Companies that are not New York City- based
  • Companies whose primary place of business is not in New York City
  • Majority of the team that is not New York City- based
  • Individuals that are not New York City residents at the time of the fellowship award

    Strength of applications will be judged on the following

  • Quality, strength and novelty of the project
  • Projects that fall within the program priorities
  • Evidence that the project has potential to be completed during tenancy
  • Feasibility of the project – fulfillment of estimated time frame and expectations
  • Professionalism of overall application
  • required proof of residency

    All fellowship awardees are required to adhere to the following

  • All fellows are required to adhere to a contract during the grant cycle with the Made In NY Media Center by IFP, which outlines the terms of their fellowship. Please note that The Media Center will include provisions that allow for cancellation of the fellowship for non-compliance
  • All fellows must print the following credit line in all programs or printed materials describing the funded project.
  • “This project _insert name_is incubating in the Made in NY Media Center by IFP”
  • Submit a Final Report no later than 30 days after completion of the fellowship
  • Professionalism of overall application and required proof of residency


    1.) All applications must be typed and submitted electronically via the Made in NY Media Center by IFP website. Applications cannot be saved on the application link. Once the submit button is pressed you cannot go back to change or edit your application. Application:
    2.) Use Code MINYFELLOW
    3.) Email proof of residency, either copy of license, ID card, utility bill, rental agreement, or registered NYS 501c3 to Michelle Carollo, Community Engagement Manager.

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