12/01/2023

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FILM FESTIVALS

The Her Vision International Film Festival 

We welcome filmmakers and screenwriters from around the world! We accept feature films and shorts as well as feature-length and short scripts. Our main goal is equality and empowerment in the cinematic arts. The Her Vision International Film Festival is here to highlight the achievements of women and female-identifying directors, writers, editors and producers. In addition to our mission of equality, we also underscore the importance of unity. For example, our first year's Feature Film Winner was a female producer/writer with a male director. We also welcome and encourage LGBTQ creatives. You may submit a screenplay or a film if you are a male or male-identifying director or writer if your story shows a female with some agency or shows the plight of being a female or a member of the LGBTQ community. We are here to encourage and empower creatives regardless of gender. If you have questions as to whether you or your project qualifies, feel free to reach out; Caterinacampagna26@gmail.com. What also makes our festival stand out is that we have a Rewrite and Re-edit section. Screenwriters know that writing is rewriting and filmmakers know that shooting the ending that you really want is sometimes only possible after a deadline. To that end, we offer you a chance to resubmit your work with a half-off your original submission fee discount. Thank you for bringing your passion to the table! 

o When/Where: June 22-23

o Deadline: January 3 (Regular Deadline), May 15 (Extended Deadline), June 5 (Last Chance Deadline) 

o Application Fee: $8-55

o Eligibility: your screenplay is written in Italian or Spanish they will be accepted.

  • All screenplays must be submitted as a pdf.

  • The writer of the project or an authorized party is the only person who can submit a project.

  • For the Her Vision International Film Festival, 50 pages and above is considered a feature-length screenplay. Of course, under 50 pages is a short screenplay.

  • Stage plays will be accepted at this festival.

  • SHORT and FEATURE LENGTH scripts get COVERAGE WITH 1 Page of NOTES
    The runtime for a short film is 49 minutes or less.
    Music Videos will be considered short films.
    Commercials will also be considered short films.
    If you have a half-hour TV pilot, that will fit into the shorts category. Half-hour Web Series are also eligible for short film consideration.
    If your project is in a language other than English, Italian or Spanish, please make sure that it is subtitled in English.
    If your project is chosen to be screened it must be sent in as a DVD.

  • Projects over 50 minutes are considered feature-length films. Fiction and documentaries are welcome. *43-48 minute TV pilots will be eligible for this category.* If your project is in a language other than English, Italian or Spanish, please make sure that it is subtitled in English. If your project is chosen to be screened at the live event it must be sent in as a DVD.

o Categories: Short Film, Feature Film

o Submission Information


Atlanta Women's Film Festival 

The Atlanta Women's Film Festival is a live screening of short films and table read events that takes place in Atlanta, GA. This event is an amazing opportunity to promote female filmmakers, directors, writers, producers, actors, and female-centered storylines to our incredibly supportive film community. There will be live screening blocks of films with Q&As with the filmmakers, table reads for the screenplays in our competition, live panels with influential women in the film industry, and networking events for anyone that would like to attend. Script writers, in addition to submitting your script to the festival we also provide optional script coverage. Script coverage with our festival includes the price of your submission fee. Your work will be analyzed by a Cinema Life filmmaker who's produced award-winning films, has extensive writing experience, and also understands the indie way of filmmaking.

o When/Where: October 13 

o Deadline: November 30 (Early Bird Deadline), December 31 (Holiday Deadline), January 31 (New Year Deadline), February 29 (Regular Deadline), March 31 (Spring Deadline), April 30 (Late Deadline), May 31 (Extended Late Deadline), July 31 (Final Deadline) 

o Application Fee: $15-60

o Eligibility: Please fully fill out your submission profile to avoid hold-ups in the judging process. Points may be taken off of overall scores for incomplete profiles.

o Categories: Short Film, Feature Film, Documentary, Animated, Music Video, Podcast  

o Submission Information


Global Film Festival Awards 

Welcome to GLOBAL FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS. We're a monthly and annual competition based in Los Angeles. We want the best worldwide film stories to promote filmmakers' works for distributors. The GFFA is an open door for independent filmmakers. It's a special jury formed by Hollywood producers, European and international distributors to promote films and new media. What's the difference between submitting your project to GFFA and other film festivals? GFFA is not the typical film festival that promotes only local artists. We have an original global channel with partners. To date, our press crew around the world includes press in the USA, Canada, England, Denmark, French, Italy, Spain, Japan, Australia, Argentina, and Brazil. We understand the difficulties independent producers face to have a fully analyzed project. Our judging team is looking for potential films and filmmakers for scheduled meetings with executives from the film and television industry. GFFA is an opportunity for independent showrunners, directors, and producers to meet with a worldwide audience. Every month, our jury will award the best independent filmmakers through private screenings. Every submission can submit to as many categories as fits the film to increase the chances of winning. We also provide honorable mentions for filmmakers who may not necessarily win but who should be acknowledged for their work. All the annual winners receive the prestigious Golden Star trophy, and monthly winners may contact our team to order their trophy and pay the production and shipping costs. The GFFA Public Event will celebrate the "Best of Year" competitions. The Global Film Festival Awards has the honor of hosting eight exclusive artists on our team. The GFFA family is made up of diverse professionals who are looking for unique and creative films from around the world.

o When/Where:  January 3-5

o Deadline: November 20 (November), December 10 (December Early), December 31 (December) 

o Application Fee: $40.50-45

o Eligibility: Let's celebrate films! We can provide a better future for all nations together. Stay tuned and follow our social media for further information.

o Categories: Short Film, Feature Film, Documentary, Animated 

o Submission Information


New Faces New Voices 

Now in Year 5, New Faces New Voices is determined more than ever to continue discovering and highlighting new works often ignored by the mainstream and Hollywood. In just 4 short years our alums are making waves in the industry with theatrical and streaming distribution on Netflix, Sony Pictures Worldwide and more. Some of our most recent Alums were featured on CNN, ABC News and other local media outlets. NFNV showcases inclusive and diverse voices from around the world and is known for highlighting underrepresented communities - filmmakers of color, female filmmakers, members of the LGBTQ+ and disabled communities, including works by military veterans. Our recent alums include: Leah Kreitz who can now be seen in the NETFLIX series "Dash and Dilly"; Diane Paragas, who screened her short film "Unstoppable" in our first year, just acquired worldwide theatrical distribution for her debut feature "Yellow Rose" by Sony Pictures Worldwide and was featured in a story on CNN; And Molly Clark, who won an award earlier this year for her short film "Martin The Sea Turtle," was just featured in a story on ABC News. In 2022 we have over $15,000+ in prizes and distribution opportunities sponsored by Final Draft, JMR Rentals, Urbn-TV, UKW Media, Bowery Film Festival, Screenblade, Katra Film Series, and International Screenwriters' Association. 

o When/Where:  May 21-23 

o Deadline: November 20 (Late Deadline), December 10 (Extended Deadline), December 31 (Final Deadline) 

o Application Fee: $40-120

o Eligibility: To be eligible, at least one member of the production team must be a part of an underrepresented community such as filmmaker of color, female filmmaker, LGBTQ+, military veterans, etc. Either writer, director, or producer must fit this category. If you feel that you fit a community that is underrepresented or marginalized, please submit your work. We are open to all voices and faces with unique perspectives. 

o Categories: Short Film, Feature Film, Documentary, Animated 

o Submission Information


Black History Film Festival 

Annual celebration of Black History, arts, and culture held in Atlanta and Washington, DC.

o When/Where:  February 10-24 

o Deadline: November 20 (Regular Deadline), December 10 (Late Deadline), December 31 (Extended Deadline) 

o Application Fee: $15-100

o Eligibility: Projects submitted must be by a writer, director, and/or producer who is a person of color (including but not limited to Black, African-American, Latinx, East Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander) AND/OR feature people of color in the cast/storyline. At a minimum, projects must highlight an inclusive cast that reflects the shifting demographics around the world.

  • Programming emphasizes historical and new works in categories including narrative and documentary films, both features/shorts, as well as animation, and web series.

  • Filmmaker is responsible for the costs of providing film in the format identified in notification email, if selected.

  • Virtual screenings will require a file upload with specs provided by the Festival.

  • Projects in competition may not have had a commercial distribution or been broadcast in the United States. The programming committee reserves the right to waive this rule in the case of small non-commercial, non-publicized screenings.

  • Projects receiving a theatrical or key festival screening in the Atlanta or Washington D.C. area prior to festival dates will not be considered. Exceptions will be made under special circumstances. Please contact our office if you agree to any other screenings directly before or after the festival, other than those listed on your submission.

  • The Festival does not pay rental/screening fees. Instead, our limited resources are invested in the production and promotion of the best possible showcase for your work.

  • Projects must have been completed AFTER January 1, 2022, but more recent work is preferred for premiere.

  • Works-in-progress may be submitted, as long as the final version is shared prior to the festival and a DCP will be available for screening during the Festival.

o Categories: Short Film, Feature Film, Documentary, Animated 

o Submission Information


The Women's Independent Film & Television Festival 

The Women's Independent Film & Television Festival is a chance to share and celebrate greatness in the world of female filmmaking. Our incredible community ranges from directors, to producers, to screenwriters, to actors, to content creators! Whatever the medium: We build this festival to shed light, deliver opportunity and celebrate the achievements of women in the world of filmmaking, storytelling and beyond! We're going into our 3rd year celebrating The Women's Independent Film & Television Festival and we're so excited for this year's work, partnerships, competitions and more. Whether a finalist or not, all officially selected filmmakers will be invited to join us at the Women's Independent Film Awards for screenings, networking, resources, collaboration, learning, partnerships and for our official premieres and awards ceremony blocks. The Women's Independent Film & Television Festival was created to encourage female content creators with unique backgrounds to share their stories/ The festival will promote the work of women filmmakers and recognize them globally for their achievements in film. Women have to be involved in the creation of ALL submitted films! That can be either as directors, producers, writers, performers, etc. Just as long as they were involved in the creation of the submitted work.

o When/Where:  October 1-4 

o Deadline: November 30 (November Deadline), January 31 (January Deadline), February 29 (February Deadline), March 31 (March Deadline), April 30 (April Deadline), May 31 (May Deadline), June 30 (Regular Deadline), July 31 (Regular Deadline), September 1 (Final Deadline) 

o Application Fee: $10-52

o Eligibility: All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway with a secure online screener.

  • Each accepted film must be submitted in the .mp4 or .mov format, preferably.

  • By submitting to the festival you confirm that you own the rights of the film, including the rights to the music in the film.

  • By submitting to the festival you give consent to the festival programming staff to screen your work in front of the private audience of the Women's Independent Film Festival community.

  • There is no minimum running time.

  • Submission fees are non-refundable

  • Films must have been completed on or after Jan 1st, 2019.

  • All genres are welcome

  • Filmmakers may submit multiple entries as long as each film is submitted with its own Entry Form, online screener and paid Entry Fee.

o Categories: Short Film, Feature Film, Documentary, Experimental 

o Submission Information


New Jersey International Film Festival 

The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center proudly announces the 29th Annual New Jersey International Film Festival. The festival will be held between May 31- June 9, 2024 at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey and will showcase the best in independent film by featuring premiere screenings, special guest appearances by film directors, screenwriters, cast and crew and more. For more information go to www.njfilmfest.com or e-mail us at NJMAC@aol.com or njmac12@gmail.com!

o When/Where: May 31-June 9 

o Deadline: November 19 (Super Early Bird Deadline), December 9 (Early Bird Deadline), December 29 (Regular Deadline), January 18 (Late Deadline), February 9 (Super Late Deadline), February 29 (Super Super Late Deadline) 

o Application Fee: $36-95

o Eligibility: This competition is open to U.S. and International entries. Maximum film age is 24 months. No repeat entries. If a work is selected for public screening entrants are contractually obligated to provide an exhibition copy suitable for screening and cannot withdraw their film from the festival. Entry must be a New Jersey or Area Premiere and must not be available to view in full on the internet! Please note we do not pay screening fees. Only finalists are notified in advance that their work has been selected to be part of the Festival.

o Categories: Short Film, Feature Film, Documentary, Experimental.

o Submission Information


Wicked Queer: Boston's LGBTQ + Film Festival 

WICKED QUEER: The Boston LGBTQ+ Film Festival is the fourth oldest LGBTQ+ film festival in North America and it is the largest LGBTQ+ media event in New England. Founded in 1984 by film programmer George Mansour, the festival has been hosted by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston since the early nineties. In 2009 the festival expanded to include screenings at the Brattle Theatre in iconic Harvard Square, Cambridge, the Fenway Health Center on Boylston Street in Boston, and the Institute of Contemporary Art. Our mission is to build community and to celebrate Queer storytelling and filmmaking through the uplifting of voices and stories not yet heard and to present and preserve the vibrancy of our histories. In 2023 the festival screened over 150 films in 39 programs throughout the month of April. 

o When/Where: April 5-14 

o Deadline: December 11 (Late Deadline), January 5 (Extended Deadline) 

o Application Fee: $25-75 

o Eligibility: Filmmakers are required upon acceptance to have a COMPLETE press kit assembled with stills labeled with the film's name and poster images, trailer, synopsis, log line and social media handles. Moving toward our goal of becoming more accessible, all films, including English language, that are accepted must have ENGLISH CAPTIONS or SUBTITLES burnt onto a DCP with an MP4 back-up.

o Categories: Short Film, Feature Film, Documentary, Experimental.

o Submission Information


LA Underground Film Forum 

LA Underground Film Forum (LAUFF) is Los Angeles's premier showcase of experimentation in film, video and audio based mediums. It focuses on avant-garde, art-house, independent and no/low budget filmmaking. Our program provides a venue for filmmakers to reinvent and explore new approaches, to foster new forms of media art and to build an audience for such work. We aim to present a wide range of work exploring the many definitions and interpretations of the concept of "underground". We're looking for films made with passion, obsession and drive; films that go beyond expectations and genre; films, video and audio projects that strive to push the boundaries of accepted form and content. A strong sense of authorship is a must. 

o When/Where: May 16 

o Deadline: November 26 (Regular Deadline 2), December 24 (Regular Deadline 3), January 28 (Late Deadline 1), February 25 (Late Deadline 2), March 27 (Final Deadline)

o Application Fee: $27-38 

o Eligibility: LAUFF accepts all forms and genres: from drama, documentary, experimental, cult, art-house, foreign language, comedy, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, animation, LGBT, indigenous, erotica to slow cinema and video art …

o Categories: Micro Films, Short Films, Feature Films, Animation, Screenplay 

o Submission Information


Glass Ceiling Breakers 

The Glass Ceiling Breakers Film Festival is the very FIRST film festival in the Hudson Valley to present the work of women filmmakers from all over the world. The film fest joins the well established women's short play festival and will take place at the Philipstown Depot Theatre in Garrison NY located alongside the beautiful Hudson River steps away from MetroNorth. The festival will include a workshop with artists and will offer networking opportunities with filmmakers, writers and actors. Dates of the festival will be June 14-16 and a selection of films will be presented at GCB's Best of the Fest at the Bedford Playhouse in September 2024.

o When/Where: June 14-17

o Deadline: December 1 (Early Bird Deadline), January 1 (Regular Deadline), February 14 (Late Deadline), March 15 (Extended Deadline) 

o Application Fee: $11.25-33.75

o Eligibility: Films must have a running time of 20 minutes or less.

  • At least two female or female identifying filmmakers must fill the role of Writer, Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Production Designer, and/or Editor to qualify to screen at our festival. Any of these roles can be filled by a man but 2 have to be credited to a woman. BIPOC filmmakers are strongly encouraged to submit.

  • Screeners: We only watch submissions visible through the FilmFreeway portal. Digital screeners must be provided in standard HD 1080p. Films selected for Best of the Fest will be DCP

  • Selected Films: Official Selections will receive dedicated posts on social media prior to the festival and may include trailers and brief interviews.

  • GCB does not require premiere screening rights; we also take no responsibility for stipulations of your distribution agreements or copyrights for prior television, film, internet or festival showings.

o Categories: Short Film 

o Submission Information


Female Eye Film Festival 

The Female Eye is a competitive international women directors' film festival . The Female Eye is a competitive international women directors' film festival that was established in 2001, as a not-for-profit organization. The 20th anniversary returned LIVE at TIFF Bell Lightbox, June 2022. We look forward to the 21st edition! The Female Eye showcases high-caliber independent films that illuminate the best of debut, emerging, and established women directors from around the globe. Our Script Development Program is open to both men and women. FeFF is big on audience engagement and networking. Audience Q&As follow each film program. All festival delegates receive a VIP All Access Pass to the festival (screenings, script development, FeFF Photo Exhibit, happy hour, industry panels, tributes, workshops, and the closing awards ceremony), where networking with attendees, festival participants, and industry members is key. The Female Eye, noted for its intimate atmosphere and accessibility, attracts film enthusiasts, emerging and internationally recognized directors, screenwriters, seasoned industry professionals, celebrities, and decision-makers in the film and television industry. The Female Eye serves to bridge the gap between the written and film arts. We produce a robust Industry Initiatives Program consisting of panels, masterclasses, workshops, script development, and pitch and networking sessions. Annually, FeFF honors an Honorary Director and Honorary Maverick with a Best in the Biz Tribute, an "intimate conversation with" and award presentation. Script Development is a three-tier program comprising the Good to Go, a closed-door session with decision-makers for screenwriters with scripts that are "good to go"; the Script-Reading Series, where main scenes are read by ACTRA members before a live audience and industry guests who provide feedback to the writers; and the Live Pitch, where writers and their team members pitch to a live audience and an industry-led jury. The winner takes home a $2,500 cash prize. For ten consecutive years (2013–2022), the Female Eye Film Festival has been voted one of the "Top 50 film festivals in the world worth the entry fee" by MovieMaker magazine. FeFF is an accredited festival by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television and a Telefilm

o When/Where: July 24-28

o Deadline: January 31 (Regular Deadline), March 31 (Late Deadline), April 14 (Extended Deadline) 

o Application Fee: $50-$100

o Eligibility: Films must be directed by women. The Script Development Program is open to both men and women. Screenplays written by men must feature a female protagonist. Films must be produced within two years of the festival, and they cannot be streaming, televised, or playing theatrically in Canada. We give priority to films that have not yet screened in Toronto. The fee for the competition is applicable to all deadlines. Filmmakers and screenwriters must elect to compete for an award. The flat fee to enter the competition is $100 regardless of the deadline, genre, or project duration. FeFF programmers can also choose to nominate a project into the competition if they feel a project is award-worthy.

o Categories: Feature, Short, Screenplay 

o Submission Information


The Women's Voices Now Online 

Women's Voices Now is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization using film to drive positive social change that advances women's and girls' rights globally.

Our Film Festival promotes emerging women filmmakers using social-change films to advocate for women's and girls' rights around the world, by:
- Providing a PLATFORM for emerging filmmakers telling essential, authentic stories.
- Offering CASH PRIZES and VISIBILITY.
- Facilitating NETWORKING with other filmmakers and media industry professionals.

Since 2011, our independent film festival has received 965+ impactful social-change films from more than 85+ countries, brought them to millions of viewers in 178 countries around the world, and awarded $118k in cash prizes! Our festival is a month-long event. Pre-selected & selected films are made available to event ticket holders for a limited time (through password protected links on Vimeo). Our culminating festival event provides the opportunity to recognize our amazing filmmakers, winning films, and the importance of women in film!

o When/Where: March 25-April 30 

o Deadline: October 1 (Early Bird Deadline), November 1 (Regular Deadline), December 1 (Late Deadline)

o Application Fee: Free - $60

o Eligibility: To be considered for our festival, films must fall into the DOCUMENTARY genre (creative documentaries encouraged!). Our festival specifically promotes women filmmakers using SOCIAL-CHANGE films that advocate for women's and girls' rights around the world. 

o Categories: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short 

o Submission Information


Through Women's Eyes International Film Festival 

Welcome to the Through Women's Eyes International Film Festival in beautiful Sarasota, Florida! Our 25th Anniversary festival, Reel Equals, is March 7-12, 2024. We are an international, mission-driven festival, dedicated to women filmmakers and films that address issues inadequately represented in the mainstream media. Every year we host significant numbers of films from all over the world. We frequently select films that go on to commercial success (RBG), publicize the work of voices that need to be heard (Nobel Prize Winner Nadia Murad), and remind the world about issues that need more attention (violence as an act of war in the DRC featuring Nobel Prize Winner Dennis Mukwege). In 2021, our festival successfully launched on a virtual platform, permitting our most successful festival ever, with viewers from 38 U.S. states and 13 countries. In 2024, our films will be shown both in person at theaters in Sarasota and on our virtual, on-demand platform for a global audience.

o When/Where: March 7 - 13 

o Deadline: October 1 (Regular Deadline), November 1 (Late Deadline), December 1 (Entry Close Deadline)

o Application Fee: $20-$90

o Eligibility: All films must be in English OR contain English subtitles. All subtitles must be clearly within the visible frame.

  • All film genres are accepted.

  • Emerging Filmmaker category: to be eligible for the Emerging Filmmaker category, the producer or director must be either under the age of 30 OR enrolled in an accredited film school during the production of the submitted film. Documentation proving one of these criteria is required at the time of submission. For example, submission of a valid government ID or a student card/transcript. Please send documentation to team.throughwomenseyes@gmail.com. If this is your "first" film and you are NOT under 30 or enrolled in an accredited film school, please do not submit in the Emerging Filmmaker category. Your film will not be considered and your submission fee will not be refunded. You may resubmit in the general festival categories.

  • 4. Films must have been completed AFTER December 1, 2022. All film submissions will be reviewed initially by 2 - 3 screeners; high-scoring films will then be reviewed by our advisory panel and referred to a final selection committee.

  • If selected, TWE has the right to use stills, posters, titles, or any information from the submission for promotional purposes.

  • Films that are publicly available prior to our festival, either in theatrical release or through electronic or digital media, or DVD sales, may not be selected. The only exception is showings in recognized film festivals.

  • EXHIBITION COPY OF ALL FILMS ACCEPTED MUST BE IN DCP FORMAT ONLY by upload to our digital partner. THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS EXHIBITION FORMAT. Details will be provided to accepted filmmakers.

  • Films selected for the festival will be shown in both the live and online festival. 

o Categories: Shorts, Feature Film, Documentary, Animated

o Submission Information


The Women's Independent Film Festival 

The Women's Independent Film Festival is a chance to share and celebrate greatness in the world of female filmmaking. Our incredible community ranges from directors, to producers, to screenwriters, to actors, to content creators! Whatever the medium: We build this festival to shed light, deliver opportunity and celebrate the achievements of women in the world of filmmaking, storytelling and beyond! We're going into our 3rd year celebrating the Women's Independent Film Festival and we're so excited for this year's work, partnerships, competitions and more.  Whether a finalist or not, all officially selected filmmakers will be invited to join us at the Women's Independent Film Festival for screenings, networking, resources, collaboration, learning, partnerships and for our official premieres and awards ceremony blocks. The Women's Independent Film Festival was created to encourage female content creators with unique backgrounds to share their stories/ The festival will promote the work of women filmmakers and recognize them globally for their achievements in film.  Women have to be involved in the creation of ALL submitted films! That can be either as directors, producers, writers, performers, etc. Just as long as they were involved in the creation of the submitted work.

o When/Where: October 1 - 4 2024

o Deadline: October 30 (October Deadline), November 30 (November Deadline), January 31 (January Deadline), February 29 (February Deadline), March 31 (March Deadline), April 30 (April Deadline), May 31 (May Deadline), June 30 (June Deadline), July 31 (Regular Deadline), September 1 (Final Deadline) 

o Application Fee: $10-$60

o Eligibility: All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway with a secure online screener. Each accepted film must be submitted in the .mp4 or .mov format, preferably.  By submitting to the festival you confirm that you own the rights of the film, including the rights to the music in the film.  By submitting to the festival you give consent to the festival programming staff to screen your work in front of the private audience of the Women's Independent Film Festival community.  There is no minimum running time. Films must have been completed on or after Jan 1st, 2019.  All genres are welcome Filmmakers may submit multiple entries as long as each film is submitted with its own Entry Form, online screener and paid Entry Fee.

o Categories: Shorts, Feature Film, Documentary, Animated

o Submission Information


Flow Festival and Film Market 

FLOW (Florida Leaders Opening Worlds) Film Festival and Film Market is an international Film Festival that focuses primarily on promoting women in the film industry in non-traditional senior and leadership roles. Our mission is to encourage the growth of opportunities for women in important and male-dominated positions in the film industry, to fight gender bias and pave the way for an aspiring new generation of female filmmakers, through highlighting both their significant contributions and the films and film industry stakeholders who employ them

o When/Where: February 29 - March 4 

o Deadline: November 17 (Regular Deadline), December 31 (Late Deadline), January 22 (Extended Deadline) 

o Application Fee: $15-$130

o Eligibility: Content submitted to FLOW festival will be promoted on our website, in printed materials (such as the festival program) and in our press and marketing activity (this can include presenting films that we have selected to the press). The filmmaker gives us the right to use the name of the film and the images submitted for the uses listed.

o Categories: Feature, Short, Animated, Screenplay 

o Submission Information


California Women's Film Festival (Winter) 

The California Women's Film Festival is deeply honored to celebrate women filmmakers, artists and writers by providing a showcase and networking forum in the heart of Hollywood. The CWFF understands how important it is to hear and see the educated, entertaining and diverse stories of women from around the globe. We provide a platform so these voices can be heard and shared with audiences that want to be inspired. The California Women's Film Festival accepts all projects that have at least one woman in one of the key production positions: (Producer, Director, Writer, Cinematographer, Editor, Lead Actress, Etc......). Projects that are produced and/or directed by men are accepted as long as there is a lead female protagonist and/or the story is based around women. The California Women's Film Festival operates as a biannual event. Our Winter season will be held in January and our Summer season will be held in July.

o When/Where: May 9-12 

o Deadline: September 15 (Welcome Deadline), October 13 (Early bird Deadline), November 24 (Regular Deadline),  December 29 (Late Deadline), February 2 (Final Deadline), February 23 (Extended Deadline) May 15 (Last Chance Deadline) 

o Application Fee: $22.50-$90

o Eligibility: Projects must have at least one woman in one of the key production positions: (Producer, Director, Writer, Cinematographer, Lead Actress, Etc......). 

  • Projects that are produced and/or directed by men are accepted as long as there is a lead female protagonist and/or the story is based around women. 

  • All genres are accepted. 

  • Works in progress should be clearly marked on the screening copy. 

  • Submissions in languages other than English must be subtitled or dubbed. 

  • The entry fee is per category. Entry fee is non-refundable. Fee waivers are not available. 

  • DVDs must clearly be labeled with FilmFreeway tracking ID and contact info. 

  • Our Festival will consist of Award presentations, red carpet photos, screenings and Q&A sessions. 

  • For more information please contact us at info@calwomensfest.com 

  • Please do not send paper press kits with your screener unless requested. 

  • DVDs will not be returned.

o Categories: Feature, Short, Documentary  

o Contact: info@calwomensfest.com

o Submission Information


San Francisco International Film Festival 

SFFILM champions the world's finest films and filmmakers through programs anchored in and inspired by the spirit and values of the San Francisco Bay Area. Founded in 1957, the San Francisco International Film Festival (SFFILM Festival) is the longest-running film festival in the Americas. Held each spring and highly anticipated by its loyal and passionate audiences, the Festival is refreshingly intimate for a festival of its size and scope, and traditionally combines a range of marquee premieres, international competitions, compelling documentaries, live music performances, and star-studded red carpet events. SFFILM is currently moving forward with planning its Festival for April 2022 with both in-person and online events, parties, talks and more. Exact dates, venue footprint, and in-person event structure are all subject to some change based on the realities of producing a safe and accessible film festival at that time.Opportunities for Filmmakers Since 1991, SFFILM Education's Schools at the Festival program has provided the Bay Area educational community with the opportunity to experience stories from around the world. Schools at the Festival annually introduces thousands of students ages 6–18 and their teachers to international film and the art of filmmaking while promoting media literacy, deepening insights into other cultures, enhancing foreign language aptitude, developing critical thinking skills, and inspiring a lifelong appreciation of cinema. Festival filmmakers can participate via student screenings, school visits, hands-on workshops, and more. SFFILM's year-round Artist Development programs provide significant financial and creative resources to independent narrative and documentary filmmakers from around the world through grants, fellowships, residencies and more. Since 2009, over $8 million has been awarded to more than 250 film projects in various stages of production. Festival filmmakers are invited to a series of industry talks and pitch sessions, and can meet with the SFFILM Makers team to discuss future projects and funding opportunities.

o When/Where: April 25 - May 5 2023

o Deadline: September 29 (Early Deadline), November 3 (Regular Deadline), December 1 (Final Deadline)

o Application Fee: $30-$80

o Categories: Feature Films, Documentaries, Animated, Shorts 

o Submission Information


Valkyrie International Film Festival 

Valkyrie International Film Festival (VIFF) spotlights films directed by women of all backgrounds and advances the cause of women in film. Held every year in March (Women's History Month), VIFF was founded by Tamar Lamberson and her daughter, Kaelin Lamberson. VIFF seeks impactful films in all genres. If a woman directs it, we want to see it! VIFF will screen narrative, documentary, and experimental shorts and features. The only requirement is that every film selected for screening must have been directed by a woman. VIFF will be held on Thursday, March 21st - Monday, March 25th, 2024 at The Screening Room Cinema & Arts CafĂ©, a boutique digital cinema located in Amherst, New York, just outside Buffalo. The Screening Room features a large screen and surround sound, with mixed dining room and theater seating. The venue is a staple of the indie film scene in Western New York. Beer and wine are available. VIFF will only hold in-person screenings. VIFF will serve as a platform for female directors to come together, support each other's work, and discuss the challenges and advances of women in film. The programmers will present awards, but view the event as a celebration rather than a competition. VIFF will be held during Women's History Month each year. We are accepting all female-directed films, of all genres, completed 2019 – present.

o When/Where: March 21 - 25  

o Deadline: November 1 (Regular Deadline), December 31 (Extended Deadline), January 21 (Extended Deadline) 

o Application Fee: $18-$50 

o Eligibility: NO WAIVERS.

  • Only films directed by females will be selected.

  • Any co-directors must also be female.

  • Films must be in English or subtitled in English.

  • All exhibition screeners must be MP4 digital files .

  • All films must have been completed by 2019 – present.

  • Anyone submitting a film to VIFF warrants that they are authorized to do so.

o Categories: Short Film, Feature, Documentary, Animation. Experimental, Music Video 

o Submission Information


Beirut International Women Film Festival

Beirut International Women Film Festival (BWFF) is an annual event organized in Beirut by Beirut Film Society, under the theme "Women for Change"; gathering filmmakers and cinema lovers from all over the world, BWFF tackles issues such gender equality, sexual  identity, domestic violence among others through the power of the lens and cinema which is the window to society and particularly women in this case. BWFF, which comprises films about women and/or executed by women, aims to highlight the power of women in different life situations, the festival organizers believe in promoting a positive image of women struggling with dignity to make a change in their environment.

o When/Where: March 3-8

o Deadline: August 21 (Summer Submissions), September 21 (Regular Deadline), October 20 (Late Deadline), November 20 (Extended Deadline), December 20 (Exceptional Deadline) 

o Application Fee: $7-$45

o Eligibility: Filmmakers are invited to submit their original work to Beirut International Women Film Festival (BWFF) for the above listed categories and as per the assigned duration of each category.

  • FILMS PRODUCED AFTER JANUARY 1, 2020 ARE ELIGIBLE FOR SUBMISSION. 

  • FOR INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILMS SUBMISSIONS, LEBANESE PREMIERE IS A MUST – FEATURE FILMS THAT WERE SCREENED PREVIOUSLY IN LEBANON WON'T BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION. 

  • BWFF supports travel costs for directors of selected international films to Lebanon during the festival days. (Conditions apply)

  • Submission fees are non refundable and non reimbursable under any circumstances; BWFF does not reimburse any submission fees for films who are not selected for the festival program, or who withdrew their submissions at any time.

  • BWFF retains the right to accept or decline any film, for whatever reason, without any explanation.

  • Applicant admits that he/she is authorized to submit the film, being the rights-holder or authorized representative of the film.

  • BWFF receives exhibition copy in QuickTime 1080p HD 8 bit uncompressed or Apple ProRes file or equivalent via a downloadable link. 

  • All non-English speaking films must have adequate English subtitles.

  • Screening fees must be declared prior to or upon submission. If a screening fee is only indicated after the official selection has been announced, the Festival retains the right to revoke the film's acceptance. 

  • Beirut International Women Film Festival (BWFF) holds the right to: 

    • Use the selected films for trailers and publicity usage 

    • Screen the winning films in other related events inside Lebanon, and recommend the winning films to other international film festivals that collaborate with BWFF after the approval of the filmmakers.

o Categories: Shorts, Feature Film, Documentary, Animated

o Submission Information


Rainbow Fest Chicago 

A CELEBRATION OF ALL THINGS QUEER Launched in 2018 as #SafeSpace, Rainbow Fest is a one-of-a-kind showcase of underrepresented voices that has raised funds for deserving organizations such as Trans Lifeline, Brave Space Alliance, Planned Parenthood, and more. Previous hosts and special guests include Meg Stalter (Hacks), Pauley Perrette (NCIS), Robyn Coffin (Chicago Fire), Maya May (The Lincoln Project), Scott Duff (Out Chicago), Malic White (Candyman)

o When/Where: June 1-30

o Deadline: July 7 (Pride Deadline), July 27 (Super Early Deadline), August 16 (August Deadline), September 5 (September Deadline), October 1 (October Deadline), November 1 (November Deadline), December 1 (Regular Deadline), January 10 (Extended Deadline), March 1 (Late Deadline) 

o Application Fee: $13-$75

o Eligibility: All genres and content types are welcome. Your film should feature queer identities, but that doesn't have to be the main focus. We love to see our queers in genre films just as much as romance. 

o Categories: Feature, Short 

o Submission Information


Women's Comedy Film Festival in Atlanta 

The Women's Comedy Film Festival in Atlanta is a theatrical screening event in Atlanta for independent films featuring female filmmakers, actors, directors, writers and producers from all over the world. This is an amazing opportunity to showcase the talent of female directors, writers, actors, and everything in between right here in one of the world's fastest growing film communities. The Women's Comedy Film Festival also recognizes exceptional filmmaking and screenwriting with awards and nominations by our judging panel. Submit your film if you meet AT LEAST ONE of the following requirements:

o When/Where: March 17, 2024

o Deadline: April 30 (April Early Deadline), May 31(Spring Early Deadline), July 31 (Summer Early Deadline),  August 31 (Labor Day Deadline), September 30 (Fall Early Deadline), November 30 (Regular Deadline), December 31 (Late Deadline), January 31 (Final Deadline) 

o Application Fee: $22.50-$50

o Eligibility: Script writers, in addition to submitting your script to the festival we also provide optional script coverage. Script coverage with our festival includes the price of your submission fee. Your work will be analyzed by a Cinema Life filmmaker who's produced award-winning films, has extensive writing experience, and also understands the indie way of filmmaking.

o Categories: Feature, Animated, Documentary, Comedy Short

o Submission Information


NYWIFT Member Screening Series 


The New York Women in Film & Television Member Screening Series is a unique opportunity for NYWIFT members to showcase their work in a theatrical setting. The series features a diverse array of projects from both established and emerging filmmakers in celebration of our community of women filmmakers. The NYWIFT member screening is open to all current members of NYWIFT. Films are selected and notified on a rolling basis for screening in the series. Due to high demand, screening is not guaranteed though we do our best to accommodate as many members as possible. Films may be short or feature length and may be paired with other film(s) for the screening. All genres are welcome. Projects must feature at least one current NYWIFT member in a key creative role. Films should have been completed within the last 4 years. If you have submitted your film in the past we encourage you to submit it again now for future consideration. 

o When/Where: The series takes place September through November and January through June.

o Application Fee: None 

o Eligibility: For the 2022-2023 season, we are envisioning a mix of virtual and in-person screenings, subject to change. Due to high demand, we cannot guarantee everyone an in-person slot. But alternately if you have a strong desire for your film to screen virtually, please note it in your submission.

  • Screenings are followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker / creative team.

  • Please note: By submitting your film, you confirm that you have or are able to attain the rights to screen this film in a public setting.

  • Please be aware that a public NYWIFT screening may disqualify you from submitting to certain other festivals. By submitting your film to us, you acknowledge that you are ready and willing for your film to screen publicly now.

o Categories: Feature, Short, Documentary, Documentary Short, Animation

o Contact: If you have any questions, please contact Katie Chambers at kchambers@nywift.org.

o Submission Information


ONSCREEN

Casting: 50-60's Cis Female Queer Elder - role in short erotic thriller written by Carmen Maria Machado

Indie queer film studio AORTA films is casting for "Haunted", a short, multifaceted erotic thriller project, featuring a script written by award winning author Carmen Maria Machado and directed by Mahx Capacity. We are currently casting for the role of "The Neighbor" A 50-60 year old cis female queer elder who is a lifelong resident of the building in which the haunting is taking place, who's seen and heard it all. (Think bathrobe, bunny slippers, and hair in rollers.) The Neighbor delivers the film's central monologue about her youth living through the AIDS crisis, lusting after a caretaker dykes in her building and experiencing a mysterious haunting in the basement. The film features one explicit mastrubation scene in addition to the narrative content. Please only apply if you feel affirmatively interested in shooting an explicit scene (supported by a trained intimacy coordinator) as part of this film!

o Pay: $1,000.00 – $3,000.00 per gig

o Audition Information 


OFFSCREEN 

Los Angeles International Awards Screenplay Diversity 

THE MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY'S PREMIER SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
is hosting a Diversity Initiative to bring attention to those groups who are underrepresented in Hollywood. Our judging panel of Oscar and Emmy winning producers, writers, directors, and executives are looking to endorse the best diverse talent and bring them to literary representatives ASAP!

o When/Where: April 19 

o Deadline: December 1 (Super Early Deadline), December 22 (Early Deadline), January 12 (Regular Deadline), February 2 (Late Deadline), February 23 (Final Deadline) 

o Application Fee: $39-139 

o Eligibility: Material is accepted via electronic submission only.

  • There is no limit to the number of projects you may submit.

  • Submitted scripts must be received by midnight of deadline dates and submission fee payment must accompany your material. All entry fees are non-refundable

  • All submitted material must be original, and all rights must be wholly owned by the writer(s).

  • Material must be submitted by the writer. Material written by writing teams must be submitted by one of the writers, with consent of the other(s). All writers must be credited on title page.

  • If a writing team is chosen as a winner, prizes will be given to the writer submitting the project. Each team is responsible for dividing or sharing the prize money, with no direction from L.A. International Screenplay Awards administrators, staff, or judges.

  • Revisions, rewrites, addenda, or substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of the entered material are accepted upon payment of a discounted administrative fee.

  • By using our service, you authorize us to use any trusted third-party online and cloud-based services and databases for hosting, managing and/or transmitting your submission file(s).

  • All copyright, ownership and derivative rights to the material submitted to L.A. International Screenplay Awards remains with the original rights holders and/or author.
    Eligibility:

  • All writers, without regard to age, gender, country of origin, native language, or sexual preference at least 18 years of age are eligible.

  • The material submitted must be in English.

  • All material submitted to other competitions or contests is eligible.

  • There are no limitations or restrictions as to date of authorship.

  • The material submitted must not be encumbered by any obligation to, or option held by, any third party prior to entering the competition.

  • Any submitted work that becomes optioned, published, produced or purchased between the time of submission and the end of the judging period will be ineligible.

  • Material should be submitted in standard screenplay format, font, spacing and margin.

  • No limitations regarding title page content. Title and name of writer and contact information on cover page is recommended.

  • Adaptations of source material or other literary work must be properly referenced and credited.

  • Feature scripts that exceed 130 pages will be disqualified.

  • All material must be submitted electronically as a PDF digital file.

o Categories: Feature Script, Short Script 

o Submission Information


Hollywood Cineverse Screenplay Competition 

What's your story? THE HOLLYWOOD CINEVERSE SCREENPLAY COMPETITION would like to know! Our competition welcomes emerging writers, celebrates diversity, and upholds the collective experience of enjoying cinema. We're a small-scale, indie screenplay competition that meets for annual gatherings in the heart of Hollywood, Los Angeles. Part of an alliance of indie festivals around the world, this is a great opportunity to get your work seen both in the U.S. and globally. Official selections of our festival are screened each year at trendy venues in Los Angeles. Writers are encouraged to join us at these events for Q&As, an awards presentation, and an opportunity to mingle with an enthusiastic audience. Selected works have the opportunity to win a variety of awards, accolades, distribution opportunities, and prizes (see below). Our awards are IMDb certified! We welcome scripts from all over the world, and of all genres. We accept short, feature, and pilot scripts up to 120 pages long. Come, grab a drink with friends, and check out the latest scripts from L.A. and across the globe. We pride ourselves on a diverse and open community who loves indie cinema of all kinds. When you submit to our festival you enter into a local filmmaking and film loving community. Join CINEVERSE, submit your script, and get your work seen! It all starts here

o When/Where: September 3

o Deadline: January 1 (New Year Deadline), February 29 (Winter Deadline), March 31 (Spring Deadline), April 30 (Regular Deadline), May 31 (Late Submission Deadline), June 30 (Last Chance) 

o Application Fee: $30-50

o Categories: Feature Script, Short Script 

o Submission Information

LA Independent Women in Film Awards 

LA Independent Women Film Awards focuses on international and U.S. film and script projects of all genres. Every season, the IMDb qualifying fest recognizes projects with a female producer, director, lead actress, writer, cinematographer, editor, composer, etc. All topics related to women's thoughts, women's fate, life conditions, women's views and so on are welcome to participate. All the winners will be promoted through various online magazines in California and can request to receive certificates and laurels. All the winners can request for screening through our festival. Our mission is designed to help create a platform for our filmmakers to be seen, but more importantly, get them the industry exposure to help sustain their craft for many years to come.The members of our jury will be award winning artists working in media from all over the world. All the award winners can request to be a jury member of a new edition of the festival in order to vote for one of the categories. LA Independent Women Film Awards is an outstanding event for promoting female artists working in media from all over the world.

o When/Where: February 4

o Deadline: December 15 (Regular Deadline), January 24 (Final Deadline) 

o Application Fee: $30-$60 

o Submission Information


Manager, Video Production, CBS 

CBS News Streaming is seeking a thorough self-starter who completes the production scheduling needs of various news programs, to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the video team! Ideal candidates must be able to coordinate various elements of the production process, including personnel scheduling and resources, to meet broadcast deadlines and maintain high-quality standards for our viewers. We are looking for a Manager with a passion for journalism, news and current events, and who can collaborate with producers, editors, and other production members to build detailed schedules that optimize workflow and facilitate the timely delivery of news content. If you are an innovative planner with an acute attention to detail and thrives working on a fast-paced live news environment, we'd love to hear from you!
 

o Roles and Responsibilities:  Create, maintain and monitor a comprehensive production schedule for the edit and publishing teams to ensure appropriate coverage and support for news programs, while taking into account the production workflow, available resources, and deadlines

  • Act as the central point of contact in submitting timesheets, addressing scheduling conflicts, and generating reports related to production scheduling for management review

  • Manage multiple edit assignments for news shows and breaking news situations, ranging from: quick-turn around VOs, SOTs, NATPKGs, PKGs, headline opens, syndicated 30 minute to hour-long programming, short and long-form documentary-style packages

  • Collaborate with technical and editorial departments, and keep collaborators updated with assignment progress and staffing arrangements

o Responsibilities: $100,000-$105,000 

o Submission Information


Filmmaker Services Manager, Women Makes Moves 

The Manager of Filmmaker Services (MFS) is the point person for filmmaker relations in both the Distribution and Production Assistance Program. The MFS provides artist support and serves as a bridge between production assistance and acquisitions, as well as between the organization and the larger industry. The MFS is personable, creative, takes initiative, and thrives on helping filmmakers succeed. The Manager of Filmmaker Services (MFS) is part of our Senior Management team and reports directly to the Executive Director. They are in charge of our core program that assists filmmakers: our Production Assistance Program, which supports emerging and established women filmmakers from concept to completion with a tailored suit of professional development services, nonprofit tax-exempt status through fiscal sponsorship, consultations, on-line resources, and webinars and networking events. The MFS is responsible for developing and implementing all aspects of the program including administration and general outreach. Specific duties include consultation with producers on production management, budgeting, and fundraising; developing, scheduling, and promoting webinars on production and the independent film industry; and working with Senior Leadership on long-range plans and development for the program. The MFS will also develop and implement a new mentoring program aimed at emerging filmmakers. In addition, the MFS also works with our distribution staff on acquisitions and represents the organization to the NYC community as well as regional and national film festivals, conferences, and industry events. This position supervises a Program Coordinator, consultant(s), and interns. The ideal candidate brings to the position experience with, or knowledge of, film production or artist services but has now decided to focus their career on supporting filmmakers rather than making films themselves. Please note that this is not a good job for an active filmmaker as it presents a conflict of interest. The MFS is a full-time, salaried, Director-track position. Women Make Movies is currently working remotely with plans to work in a hybrid environment within the next few months. The ideal candidate is based in the Metro NYC area (or within distance to get into NYC for a day), but we will consider exceptional candidates from other U.S. locations.

o Skills, Qualifications & Other Requirements: Minimum of 4-6 years of progressive, management-level responsibility in film industry or arts related organization

  • Experience with or knowledge of film production, and/or raising money for film production, and proposal writing for government, foundation, and corporate sources.

  • Excellent multitasking, research, and organizational skills, and the ability to work both independently and with a team;

  • Flexibility, professionalism, and a positive attitude

  • Personable, creative and supportive;

  • Detail oriented

  • Strong writing skills;

  • Commitment to feminism;

  • Enthusiasm, a passion for WMM, and a sense of humor are a plus

o Responsibilities: $65,000-$80,000/year Full-time and 4-day/week proposals will be considered.


o Submission Information


A24

Based in NY and LA, A24 is the Academy Award-winning film and TV studio behind feature films such as Minari, Midsommar, Moonlight, Ex Machina, Uncut Gems, and this summer's Zola and The Green Knight. A24 TV productions include the Emmy-winning series Euphoria for HBO starring Zendaya, Hulu series Ramy from Golden Globe-winner Ramy Youssef, the eponymous variety series from viral comedy sensation Ziwe for Showtime, the forthcoming Joseph Gordon-Levitt Apple series Mr. Corman, and the Netflix anthology series Beef starring Oscar nominee Steven Yeun and Ali Wong.

o Seeking: Various Roles 

o Location: Los Angeles, CA & New York, NY 

o Website: https://a24films.com/jobs 


The Kate Spade New York Foundation

o To honor Kate Spade's legacy of empowering and inspiring women and girls, the National Council for Behavioral Health is excited to provide complimentary Mental Health First Aid training to communities throughout the five boroughs of New York City and New Jersey and in partnership with organizations that specifically support these populations. 

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.

The National Council for Behavioral Health shares Kate Spade New York Foundation's belief in "the power of women to transform their communities" through empowerment.  In support of this mission, we are offering through a competitive application process, select Mental Health First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid training, fully funded!  

o Location: New York, NY 

o Website

o Application information


FUNDING 

En Foco's Media Arts Fund Works-In-Progress

The Fourth Annual En Foco Media Arts Fund: Work in Progress (WIP) Initiative is

a $2,000 Support Grant, offered in collaboration with BronxNet. The award is

designed to support New York City based early-career artists of color, who

engage with Digital Media technologies within their art-making processes.

The award is intended to support the completion of works in progress. A panel

of peers and industry professionals will select works that are of high quality

and potential for completion. All innovative interpretations of Digital Media

will be considered, yet will require a critical digital aspect in both the process

and final product.

o Deadline: December 14 

o Application Fee: None 

o Eligibility: Create an account with Submittable.com.

  • A project proposal (500-1000 words). Describe specific aspects of your work such

  • as subject matter, context, content, location, personal relevance, and the

  • anticipated completion of the work you submitted.

  • Budget – Outlining the total costs associated with the project, including which

  • portion of the budget the $2,000 award would be used towards. En Foco is not

  • responsible for funding the total proposed budget.

  • A one-page resume & 150 – 200 word biography.

  • A 200-word artist statement & recent headshot.

  • Support Materials.

o Application Information


American Documentary and Animation Film Festival and Film Fund 

The American Documentary and Animation Film Festival and Film Fund (AmDocs) is one of the largest Docs and Animation festivals in the United States, located near the media capital of Hollywood in beautiful Palm Springs. This unique event focuses on international films in both the short and feature categories as well as showcasing animation. Recipients of the festival's qualifying awards will be eligible for consideration in the Documentary Short Film category of the Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules. In conjunction with the festival is the American Documentary Film Fund where U.S. filmmakers compete for start-up or finishing funds in order to complete their film masterpieces. Typically, the festival program proudly consists of 90% from film submissions. AmDocs, seeing the bigger picture.

o Deadline: December 9 (Late Deadline), January 6 (Extended Deadline) 

o Application Fee: $37.50-70 

o Eligibility: The festival is open to all categories within the documentary and animation film genres. The film should not be more than 3 years old, though in certain circumstances, a retrospective may be screened and/or a "hidden gem" never seen before by the public.

o Application Information 


Sloan Distribution Grant

The Sloan Distribution Grant is a $50,000 grant awarded by Film Independent to a film that is entering its distribution phase. Eligible films must depict themes, stories and characters grounded in real science, technology or economics.

o Deadline: Rolling

o Application Fee: $65

o Eligibility: Applicants must be the producer of a narrative fiction feature film.The film should prominently feature science, mathematics and/or technology in the story and/or have a leading character that is a scientist, engineer or mathematician. Films with innovative marketing and distribution plans are encouraged to apply. All submitted films must be at least 70 minutes in length. Applicants must be legal residents of the United States. Film must be entering its distribution phase.

o Contact: artistdevelopment@filmindependent.org

o Application Information


Panavision New Filmmaker Program

Panavision believes in helping students and beginning filmmakers achieve their dreams. More than 25 years ago, Panavision launched the New Filmmaker Program, an ongoing grant program that loans camera packages to film schools, training programs, and independent filmmakers – at little or no charge. Panavision's commitment to the industry's future provides student and beginning filmmakers the opportunity to work with professional grade equipment early in their careers.

o Deadline: Rolling

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Submit your proposals at least two months before you plan to shoot. Due to the high demand for Panavision cameras and equipment, it is essential that you plan ahead and contact us early.

Proposal materials will not be returned.

The New Filmmaker Program does not discriminate as to the nature of the project that can receive equipment grants. Any form, from experimental to documentary to musical to traditional narrative, is welcome.

Camera grants are available only for productions in the United States. Customs laws make transportation of cameras out of the US prohibitive. No exceptions.

The New Filmmaker Program will not allow cameras to be used on projects that perpetuate racial or sexual stereotypes and prejudices. Pornography is absolutely unacceptable.

Grant recipients must obtain insurance from an outside insurance agent. Students can generally have the school issue the necessary policies. Plan ahead! This can take several weeks to implement. The process varies from school to school, so check with your film department. Productions that are not attached to a school must obtain the necessary insurance from an independent broker. Panavision must receive proof of insurance two weeks prior to prep dates. EQUIPMENT WILL NOT LEAVE THE BUILDING WITHOUT PROPER INSURANCE. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Approved proposals are subject to a service fee for equipment.

Anamorphic lenses are not available via the New Filmmaker Program

All gear is requests are subject to availability

o Contact: nfp@panavision.com

o Application Information


Catapult Film Fund

Catapult Film Fund provides development funding to documentary filmmakers who have a compelling story to tell, have secured access to their story, and are ready to shoot and edit a piece for production fundraising purposes. Our mission is to enable filmmakers to develop their films to the next level at a moment where funding is hard to find.

o Deadline: Rolling

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Catapult does not fund student films.

Documentaries must be 28 minutes or longer in length. We do not fund series.

Animation is okay. Documentary/narrative hybrids will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Development funds must specifically be used for the process of completing a fundraising piece, which may include writing, shooting and editing once story and characters are in place.

Applicants must own the copyright of their production, and have artistic, budgetary and editorial control over their project.

Applicants should preferably have previous film or television production experience in a principal role (director, co-director, producer, co-producer) as demonstrated by submitting a previously completed work sample.

Applicants who have not yet produced or directed their own feature length documentary should demonstrate that they will be working with an experienced filmmaker in a principal role.

Catapult only makes grants to 501(c)(3) organizations. In most cases, this will mean getting a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor for the project. A film production company or individual, including applicants from outside the US, may submit an application without a fiscal sponsor in place. Please see the FAQ section for more details.

o Contact: info@catapultfilmfund.org

o Application Information


RESIDENCIES

18th Street Arts Center

18th Street Arts Center values art making as an essential component of a vibrant, just, and healthy society. Its mission is "to provoke public dialogue through contemporary art making." Founded in 1988, 18th Street Arts Center has fostered and supported the work of many of Los Angeles' most engaging artists, and has built bridges to artist communities around the globe.

o Deadline: Ongoing

o Application Fee: Yes

o When: Ongoing

o Eligibility: The Visiting Artist Residency Program accepts applications from working, professional artists who demonstrate a deep commitment to their practices. The program is open to artists of all generations, nationalities, and disciplines. Applicants are required to cover studio rental costs themselves. Although we primarily support visual artists, 18th Street Arts Center will consider applications from performing artists, writers, and filmmakers as well. 

o Address: 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404

o Contact: 310-453-3711

o Application Information


OTHER RESOURCES 

NOTE: For more resources, visit our pages of Resources - Funding, Submissions, and more.

NYFA SOURCE - The New York Foundation for the Arts maintains the most comprehensive national directory of awards, services and publications for artists in the NYFA Source section of their website.

backHer- Women specific grants for all fields

https://www.backher.com/toolbox/women-specific-grants

FILMFREEWAY - Film/Video artists can check FilmFreeway at:

https://www.filmfreeway.com





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