SHIFT Creative Fund


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Our 2018 winners

Jonathan Langager

Cosmic Fling

Paige Klone

Bad Assistant

Matt Kazzman

Father Figurine

Inside Look

Go behind the scenes



Our winning filmmakers receive

Up to $30,000 cash grant

Monetary award can be used for all pre-production, production, and post-production expenses. No more penny-saving, crowdfunding, or asking distant relatives for donations.

Collaboration with award-winning SHIFT partners

Consult with writers, producers, distributors and post-production experts through each stage of the creative process to take your project to the next level.

Access to the SHIFT Creative Space

Get access to professional meeting rooms, editing bays, computer workstations, interview space, and more, which will all be available to LA-based filmmakers.

Access to the SHIFT Airstream

2 weeks of access to our fully-equipped mobile production trailer for off-site or on-the-road production days (limited to a 100 mile radius from Los Angeles, CA)

Access to a SHIFT account

Be one of the first to use the new SHIFT platform for content sharing, streamlined video review, and collaboration with your entire post-production team.

Elite panel of judges

Final grant determinations will be made by a high-level judging panel of industry professionals. Get your script seen by the people who can really make a difference.

Partnership to our SHIFT Creative team in Los Angeles

Work closely with our entire SHIFT team in the Los Angeles office. Tap into a wealth of knowledge for production, post-production, and distribution assistance.

Premiere screening event in Los Angeles

Showcase your finished film along with all of the other grant recipients at a premiere screening event to SHIFT partners and clients. Your film will be seen by some serious industry heavyweights.


Our judges

James Blevins

Television Academy Member - 25 Year Veteran of Film & TV

Lalita Koehler

Executive Director, Head of Integrated Production - Saatchi & Saatchi

Loni Peristere

Director - A Series of Unfortunate Events, American Horror Story

SHIFT Creative Fund Supporters

Supporting the creative process from beginning to end

  • Technicolor
  • Pursuit Aviation
  • New Filmmakers Los Angeles
  • SaatchiU
  • Wrapal
  • Shanes
  • Voyager
  • One Thousand Birds
  • ISA
  • Emerging
  • SAF
  • Chromacolor

Additional Prizes

Hurlbut Visuals

Stray Angel Films

Music Bed

Chroma Color

Pursuit Aviation


Our consultants

Dani Faith Leonard


Alex Cirillo

Big Vision Creative & Big Vision
Empty Wallet - Producer

Megan Leonard

Festival Programmer

Noah Lang

The Hexagon Initiative Producer

David Ebeltoft


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