New Mexico Girls Make Movies Grant

Calling all girls and young women in New Mexico!

Do you have a story you want to tell? Do you have a great short film idea that you want to direct? Apply for the New Mexico Girls Make Movies Short Film Grant through the New Mexico Film Foundation. The winner will receive a $1,000 production budget and the support of a professional Santa Fe crew to make their short film.

From rewriting and casting to producing and directing, learn every aspect of the filmmaking process to make your short film great.  Professional mentors are with you every step of the way.


  • An original screenplay (10 pages or less), short story, poem, comic book, or any other story that you want to turn into a short film
  • Deadline is March 31st
  • A completed application
  • A parent permission form (if under the age of 18) Available Here

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This grant is made possible by Jocelyn Jansons.

Jocelyn is a filmmaker in Santa Fe who grew up in downtown Manhattan as the daughter of an artist. Her first job was as a teen host on NBC-TV, interviewing Andy Warhol and Iron Maiden for Emmy Award-winning Kids Just Kids and Fast Forward.  Jocelyn worked on indie features in New York and later in Los Angeles where she was Associate Producer on Chuck & Buck and Director and Producer of What’s Your 20?, a webisodic that went behind-the-scenes on Monster’s Ball and The Slaughter Rule.

Jocelyn taught film production as Assistant Professor for the New Mexico Filmmakers Intensive at the College of Santa Fe and at Santa Fe School for the Arts and Sciences.  She is a graduate of Brown University and studied screenwriting at UCLA Extension as well as film semiotics at the University of Bologna, Italy.  Jocelyn was a Fulbright Scholar to Latvia, where she is a citizen.  She lives with her partner and their three children.