The Chimaera Project illuminates visionary female filmmakers who are creating equality in the industry through action.

 Core Programs

  • Mentoring: Partnerships with community and industry professionals to meet the needs of participants by providing mentoring in front of and/or behind the camera.
  • Media Arts: Opportunities to create and promote artist projects through exhibitions and screenings.
  • Outreach Program: Artists, filmmakers, theater, music and media arts sectors come together to discuss what they are experiencing in their specific fields.



Interview of The Chimaera Project Co-Executive, Director Shana Betz, from “Seeing is Believing: Women Direct,” a documentary series by Cady McClain.


A sampling of recent projects by women filmmakers.

Girls!Girls!Girls! is the official trailer of the feature anthology all written, directed, produced, shot and edited by women. Credits include The Chimaera Project’s Co-EDs Shana Betz & America Young, Director Jenn Fee and Advisory Board Member Octavia Spencer.

Jack of the Red Hearts directed by Janet Grillo and written by Jennifer Deaton.
Awarded The Chimaera Project best Feature Film Award at the 2015 Catalina Film Festival.

The Haircut directed by Alexis O. Korycinski and written by Julia Cox.
Awarded The Chimaera Project best Short Film Award at the 2015 Catalina Film Festival.

Seeing is Believing: Women Direct, Written, Directed and Edited by Cady McClain.

Free Ride written and directed by Shana Betz.

The Concessionaires Must Die founded & directed by America Young.