Fall season applications for NYC are open!  The submission deadline is Monday July 23 (11:59 p.m.) And the season begins the week of August 21.

**For Filmshop NOLA applications, please click here.**

If you are interested in learning more about our directing actors workshop, the Sandbox, please click here.

Before you apply, please note:

  • We ask that you be actively working on a project you’d like to workshop with the group. (Questions about what this means? See the Current Work section of the application below, or read more here.)
  • Dues for the season are $175. Financial aid is available and can be requested below.
  • For the second round of the application process, strong applicants may be asked to speak with a current Filmshop member, either at our pre-season open house, or via a phone or Skype call.
  • Filmshop members are expected to attend 75% (12 of 16) of their chapter's meetings. Meetings take place on weeknights, 7:30 to 10:00. 

We look forward to learning more about you!

Any questions, feel free to email us at

Name *
Primary Phone *
Primary Phone
If you have one...
Twitter, Instagram, etc.
... as fully and accurately as possible in 140 characters.
What is your experience in film / video? As part of this application, we'd like to see some work samples. Please provide links to your professional or personal work online. You may also provide a screenplay sample. Please send any writing samples as an attachment to with your first and last name in the subject heading.
What project do you plan to workshop with the group?
What do you hope to accomplish by workshopping this project/how can this project benefit from constructive feedback?
Where do you see yourself in the next 2 to 5 years?
What skills, equipment, or resources would you be willing to share with the collective? Would you be able to give workshops or educational talks on any specific subjects?
Workshop participants are expected to attend 75% of weekly meetings. Do you foresee any problems meeting this requirement? If so, please elaborate.
Workshop dues are $175 for the season, but we don't want concerns about money to keep you from applying. If you're unemployed or underemployed (we’ve all been there), we can offer a few slots at a discount. Priority is given to artists from communities that are underrepresented in the industry. If you are interested in applying for discounted fees, please let us know here.
First-Choice Chapter *
There are four works-in-progress workshop chapters in NYC (and one forming in New Orleans): Mondays in North Brooklyn (Williamsburg), Tuesdays in North Brooklyn (Williamsburg), Wednesdays in South Brooklyn (Dumbo), Thursdays in Manhattan (Chelsea), and day TBD in New Orleans. Please select your first choice chapter. Please select only one location.
Other Chapters of Interest
If you would also like to be considered for any other chapters, please select all that apply.