Netflix Launches New Effort To Support Filmmakers with Disabilities

The world’s largest streaming platform announced a new program to provide funding, mentorship and community for filmmakers with disabilities.

Netflix’s new program will be a year-long fellowship and provide filmmakers what they need to produce and debut a short film. Application are currently open.

Those chosen for the fellowship will receive $55,000 in funding to produce a film. This includes an experienced crew, health insurance, marketing support and funds for travel and access needs.

Netflix is partnering with the Inevitable Foundation – a nonprofit that invests in writers and filmmakers with disabilities.

In a press release Netflix said: “Disabled filmmakers have historically been undervalued by the entertainment industry, and this program aims to reverse that trend by providing significant resources to promising and highly-resourceful disabled writer/directors.”

Applications close on July 31. Winners will be announced in October. Those chosen for the program will debut short films in the Fall or Winter of 2025.

This article has information from Disability Scoop and Netflix