As part of the Adrienne Shelly Foundation’s mission to aid in the advancement of talented women filmmakers, we have committed funds to the establishment of the following:
American Film Institute's Directing Workshop for Women
The Adrienne Shelly Foundation Production Grant is given each Spring to a participant at the Los Angeles-based AFI's Directing Workshop for Women. The foundation also underwrites the Adrienne Shelly Master Class in Directing as part of this prestigious program.
The Adrienne Shelly Production Grant is awarded each Winter at the Redstone Film Festival to an undergraduate film student.
Columbia University School of the Arts Film Division
The Adrienne Shelly Award for Best Female Director is granted each Spring to a promising filmmaker.
The Adrienne Shelly Director’s Grant is awarded to a promising filmmaker each Fall.
Nantucket Film Festival
The Adrienne Shelley Excellence in Filmmaking Award is presented at the Festival each Spring to a female writer/director who shows outstanding achievement in the art of filmmaking.
New York Women in Film & Television
The Adrienne Shelly Foundation Finishing Funds Grant is awarded each Spring to a promising filmmaker.
The Sundance Institute
The Adrienne Shelly Foundation Women Filmmakers Grant is awarded each July to a filmmaker coming out of the Feature Film Program's June Director's Lab.
The Tribeca Film Institute
The Adrienne Shelly Screenwriting Fellowship is awarded each May at the annual Tribeca Film Festival.
The Adrienne Shelly Foundation Short Film Grant is awarded each summer.