Couch Film Collective aims to redefine narrative filmmaking by changing the types of stories told about underrepresented communities in film and by working to get members of these communities behind the camera at all levels of production.
We are an intersectional group that produces and supports equitable and inclusive projects that hire at least 51% self-identifying women/non-binary folx, 30% people of color, and are LGBTQIA+ inclusive.
Their revolutionary idea? Instead of wasting energy vilifying the lack luster status quo, what if we create a new paradigm of our own? What if we changed the rules of the game?
By combining our time, money, energy, stories, gear, expertise, network equity, and ingenuity the Collective seeks to reclaim power and create our own work on our own terms.
What We Do
Script to Screen Grant
Our annual screenplay competition gives members a chance to win a $4000 production grant, support from our collective, in-kind donations, and an Executive Producer. All applicants receive feedback from a panel of professional screenwriters. Deadline to apply: December.
Professional Development Workshops
Affordable (and sometimes free!) workshops range in topics from Writing the Other, Directing Auditions, Car Rigs, Producing a No-Budget Short Film, VFX, Working With Actors, etc. Subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media. We’re open to your ideas! Email us.
We are committed to creating opportunities for career advancement, community building, networking, and building long-term relationships among women, non-binary folx, LGTBQIA+, and POC members of the local film community.
Become a Member
Become a Mentor
We need established professionals as allies! If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please click here for more information.
We are always looking for in-kind donations for our productions, discounts for our members, and prizes we can raffle at our fundraisers. We do great work and we would love your support!