The Future Is Now

There is no lack of talent, only a lack of opportunity.

The mission of Fatales Forward is to tackle systemic inequalities in the film industry by nurturing community and building new pathways for previously overlooked directors. The only way we will bring about lasting transformative change is when those of us who have broken through the elitist structures use our voices, knowledge, and resources to advocate for those of us starting the climb.

With this in mind, Fatales Forward will set up carefully curated one-on-one mentorships, matching emerging trans and nonbinary filmmakers  (Fellows) and experienced filmmakers (Mentors) with similar backgrounds and interests for guidance and support. This unique approach will foster deeper connections between Fellows and Mentors that ultimately lead to individual career advancement and meaningful change in the industry. We will also create a space for Fellows to build a tight knit community through peer to peer workshops.

Program Structure