Rising Voices Application

Application Overview

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on March 2nd

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Rising Voices is subject to the following requirements:
  • You must submit a complete and accurate application through the Hillman Grad website prior to the application deadline. The application will include:

    • Short answers to a series of questions
    • A resume and biography
    • Past work samples
    • An original short or pilot script written by the director or writer/director collaboration. (10 pages max)
  • You must be at least 18 years of age and not a minor in the state or country of your residence at time of submission.


Application Timeline
  • February 16, 2021: Application opens

  • March 2, 2021: Application closes

  • March 8-10, 2021: Top 20 interviews

  • March 13, 2021: Final 10 candidates notified

  • March 15, 2021: Program Begins

 Frequently Asked Questions

What is Indeed?

Indeed is the #1 job site in the world1 with over 250 million unique visitors every month. Indeed strives to put job seekers first, giving them free access to search for jobs, post resumes, and research companies. Every day, we connect millions of people to new opportunities.

What is Indeed’s Mission? 

At Indeed, we help people get jobs. We have more than 10,000 global employees passionately pursuing this purpose and improving the recruitment journey through real stories and data. We foster a collaborative workplace that strives to create the best experience for job seekers.

Why is Indeed doing this?

Diversity and Inclusion is a core value at Indeed. We want to practice this value in all areas of our business, including the development of new creative for our brand marketing.

What are the submission requirements?

All applicants must submit a complete application, including two (2) short answer questions, a resume, a biography, up to three (3) past work samples, and an original script (10-page maximum).

What are the age requirements?

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and not a minor in the state or country of your residence at time of submission.

Can international applicants apply?

Applicants must be a legal resident of the fifty (50) United States or District of Columbia and at least eighteen (18) years old and the age of majority in Applicant’s jurisdiction, to participate in Rising Voices.

Does the script have to be about a specific topic?

Applicants can submit a script on any topic. Scripts must not exceed 10 pages, excluding the title page.

Will I retain the rights to my IP?

Applicants will retain all rights and title to the Material submitted in their applications. Applicants are not transferring rights of their work to Hillman Grad by virtue of applying for, or participating in, the program.

When do applications close?

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on March 2nd for consideration.

When will I be notified about the status of my application?

Applicants will be notified via email by mid-March regarding the status of their application.

How many filmmakers will be selected to participate in Rising Voices?

Ten (10) filmmakers will be selected to participate in the Rising Voices program. $100k production budget will be allocated to produce their stories, and each filmmaker will have access to mentorship and support from our partners. A COVID safety fund will be available to the filmmakers.

When does Rising Voices begin?

The Rising Voices program will begin March 15, 2021

How many filmmakers will be selected as a filmmaker-in-residence at Indeed?

Up to three (3) filmmakers from will be offered a filmmaker-in-residency position at Indeed following the conclusion of the program. Films will be promoted in premium broadcast media and debuted at a high-profile event.


Click the begin button below to start your application. Applicants must submit a complete application to be considered.

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Thank you for your interest in the Rising Voices program. Applications are currently closed.