Critical Juncture 2023


Due Date: April 30, 2023 at 11:59pm PT


In order to make the application more accessible, there are a number of ways you can apply.

Choose ONE of three ways:

  1. Online Form
  2. Complete Word Doc and email it to training@qwocmap.org
  3. Schedule a video/phone call with QWOCMAP

Please let us know if you need an alternative to the application options – we are happy to accomodate your needs!

To see all the application questions, download this PDF.


Read the guidelines for specifics such as important dates, program commitment, and eligibility requirements.

Download the guidelines

Download the guidelines in OpenDyslexic font


During the April 12 webinar, QWOCMAP staff reviewed program specifics, the application, and guidelines.

Listen/view the webinar recording

Read the webinar transcript

Who is Critical Juncture for?

Critical Juncture is QWOCMAP’s new program that offers resources and support to emerging and early career LBTQIA+ filmmakers of color.

In 2023, Critical Juncture will serve LBTQIA+ Black/African Descent filmmakers who live, work, learn, or create in San Francisco.

Please read the 2023 guidelines to learn more.

In future years, Critical Juncture will grow to support LBTQIA+ people of color filmmakers across the U.S.

If the timing or focus of the 2023 program doesn’t fit, please sign up on our Interest List. You’ll be the first to get registration information for future iterations of the program!

What is Critical Juncture about?

QWOCMAP is invested in LBTQIA+ filmmakers of color and our creative brilliance!

Critical Juncture 2023 will provide filmmakers with cash grants, production and post production packages, mentorship, advanced training, and peer to peer learning sessions.

The year-long program is an opportunity to learn, develop skills, and create films.

The program will be tailored according to filmmaker and cohort needs.

Participate in Critical Juncture:

• Download the 2023 guidelines (Also available in OpenDyslexic font)

• Review the 2023 webinar video or transcript

• If you are eligible for Critical Juncture 2023, apply via the online form, via the word document, or using other alternatives such as a scheduled video/phone call with QWOCMAP staff.

• If you are not eligible for this year’s Critical Juncture, please sign up on our Interest List to learn about future opportunities.

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