Incubator Program

A home for media arts for over a decade, Ninth Street Independent Film Center makes workspaces and shared resources available to individual filmmakers through the Media Arts Incubator Program.  The Incubator Program offers access to a dedicated workspace, knowledge sharing, outreach opportunities, networking events, and meeting and exhibition space on an annual basis.

With support from the San Francisco Film Commission, Ninth Street is able to offer this 12-month residency for an annual enrollment fee of $500.  A total of five filmmaker projects will be selected, with each filmmaker provided a small individual office, access to all shared spaces, and 5 hours of free meeting or exhibition per month in Ninth Street’s screening room (particularly valuable to filmmakers, in production and post-production).

Selection of participants will be made by the Media Arts Incubator Advisory Committee, which includes representatives from each of Ninth Street’s resident film festivals – Center for Asian American Media,  Frameline,  Jewish Film Institute, San Francisco Green Film Festival, and Silent Film Festival .

To ensure that projects have recognizable social, cultural, artistic value and a strong likelihood of completion, the program has been integrated with our film festivals as a way to leverage cross-marketing and collaborative opportunities such as co-sponsored film screenings.  Preference will be given to film projects that align with at least one of the film festivals.

Applications Open: Click here to apply
Application Deadline: July 31, 2016 / Enrollment: September 1, 2016

Please review the Program Guidelines below before applying.