Our Mission

Couch Film Collective aims to redefine the female narrative by changing the types of stories told about women in film and by working to get more women behind the camera at all levels of production.

We are an intersectional group that produces and supports equitable and inclusive projects that prioritize hiring at least 51% self-identifying women/non-binary folks, 30% people of color, and include multiple members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Our History

In early 2015 several women from diverse backgrounds within the film industry came together and confronted the fact that the gender disparity in the entertainment industry was not only unbalanced but entirely unnecessary.

That’s when they lit upon a revolutionary idea: What if instead of focusing on wasting energy vilifying the lack luster status quo, we created a new paradigm of our own? What if we changed the rules of the game? What if we employed each other?

By asking these seemingly innocuous but powerful questions, a simple and game changing solution arose:

We realized that we could combine our time, money, energy, stories, gear, expertise, network equity, and ingenuity to reclaim power and create our own work on our own terms.

With that, the Collective hit the ground running and hasn’t looked back since.

What We Do

Offer Grant Money for a Short Film Annually

Through our Script-to-Screen Grant Program, the Couch Film Collective sponsors two script-writing contests each year and the winner of the contest receives a grant as well as a full crew to realize their project. This provides opportunities for women to develop their portfolios in film so they can better leverage their experience in the entertainment industry.
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Organize Affordable Workshops

Every other month, the Couch Film Collective offers affordable (and sometimes free!) workshops to both members and the public on everything from writing screenplays to audition technique, producing a short film to script supervising. Want to know about upcoming events? Subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media.
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Offer Networking Opportunities

On months when we don’t host workshops, we have networking meetings where working film industry professionals gather to network and connect. Many members are exposed to work opportunities on non-Collective projects. Subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media.
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Mentorship

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Become a Member

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Become an Ally/Mentor

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Donate/Sponsor

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