Our Rising Director Fellowship (previously named the Industry Support Program) champions the careers of AWD members by offering mentorship, workshops, and panels that inform and enrich the craft of directing. Additionally, participants are introduced to industry professionals who can offer career support.
Apply to the AWD Rising Director Fellowship
Submissions are currently closed.
If you are an Industry professional and would like to be involved in our Rising Director Fellowship, please contact our Committee.
2020 AWD Rising Director Fellows
- Iram Parveen Bilal
- Camille Brown
- Morgan Dameron
- Emily Dell
- Morenike Joela Evans
- Kryzz Gautier
- Soma Helmi
- Georgia Lee
AWD hosted a virtual showcase of the 2020 Rising Director fellows and their work, moderated by showrunner Matt Nix. The video can be viewed HERE.
To request our 2020 directors’ packet email Nikki Braendlin.
2019 AWD Rising Director Fellows
- Jade Jenise Dixon
- Nicole Dorsey
- Mandy Fabian
- Tricia Lee
- Erin Li
- Melissa V. Murray
- Bola Ogun
- Donna Wheeler