I am not sure if my gender identity/gender expression falls within the gender-expansive umbrella. How can I determine if I am eligible to apply?

Our working definition of gender-expansive is that it is an umbrella term that includes any person whose gender identity (including but not limited to non-binary, trans, third gender/two spirit, agender) or gender expression does not comply with the socially defined gender norms and roles of their culture.

We recognize that each individual’s experience and relationship with their own gender is complex and deeply personal. We also understand that how one chooses to identify and express their understanding of their gender is multi-faceted and may not fit squarely within any definition we provide.

Our organization supports filmmakers impacted by systemic gender-based inequities in the documentary filmmaking industry. We request that you determine for yourself whether you belong to this group of filmmakers that our organization seeks to support. If you are unsure, please refer to the other questions in the FAQs on our website for additional resources.

Please note that whether or not you choose to identify as gender-expansive for the purposes of this application is solely determined by you as the applicant. We are unable to offer any recommendations or guidance on how you should define your gender identity/expression.

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