Dawn Hudson, Greta Gerwig, Laura Dern, Nadja Swarovski

The Academy Talent Development & Inclusion Initiative is pleased to offer the Academy Gold Fellowship for Women designed for emerging female filmmakers. The fellowship combines direct financial support with personalized mentorship, access to once-in-a-lifetime networking opportunities, and lifelong career advancement support via the Gold Alumni Program. 

Currently, alumni of Academy Gold programs who identify as women, as well as Gold Rising partner company nominees, are eligible to apply. Please check this page for any future changes or updates.

The Academy currently awards two Fellowships annually, one in the U.S. and one internationally. For more information about the Fellowship, please contact