Actually.. Hi! I'm Liz. I Manage the fellowship. I'm a feature filmmaker whose work didn't get into the top tier festivals.
We're SPECIFICALLY trying to be inclusive to all festivals and filmmakers of a lower budget. Currently I'm only looking at 12 submitted applications - which means... you've got a fair shake here.
Finally --- we only ask for a recent festival premiere. We do not specify the festival and the application is free.