The Indie Filmmakers Lab provides a limited number of bursaries for aspiring young filmmakers facing financial restrictions,

generously provided by our sponsors.



  • Bursaries are intended only for youth whose families face financial restrictions, and who otherwise would not be able to attend the program.

  • Bursary applicants must provide a reference (eg: teacher, school counselor, youth worker, etc...) who we will contact to confirm financial need and determine eligibility.

  • After financial need has been established, bursary recipients will be chosen based on their written statement in the bursary application form. We're looking for passionate, driven young artists who are willing to work hard to create fantastic art, and the online bursary application should reflect that motivation. While previous experience will be considered, it is not in any way required. Rather, bursary applicants should make clear why they want to attend The Indie Filmmakers Lab, what they hope to gain from the experience, and what they hope to contribute creatively and collaboratively.


Applications for 2019 bursaries are now closed.