WomenArts Film Funding News June 2013

WomenArts Film Funding News #99 – June 2013

Film Festivals/Calls For Entry
Gender Reel (September 19-21, 2013, Philadelphia, PA, Minneapolis, MN, and Oakland, CA) – Seeking submission of film, video, and media art works that reflect the mission of providing visibility to the experiences of gender non-conforming, gender variant and transgender people. For complete guidelines and application, see website; you must download the application forms and submit supporting materials either digitally or by postal mail. Gender Reel, 1750 Englewood Ave., St. Paul, MN 55014, genderreelfest@gmail.com, http://genderreelfest.com/. Deadline: June 20, 2013
**Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival** (March 6-9, 2014, Portland, OR) – Places a spotlight on women filmmakers by showcasing their work and strengthening the community of women in film. Entries must be directed or co-directed by a woman. Seeking films in the following categories: Narrative Feature (over 40 minutes), Documentary Feature (over 40 minutes), Young Women Filmmakers (directed or co-directed by women 18 years and younger; proof of age must be submitted with entry), Experimental Short (under 40 minutes), Animation (under 40 minutes), Narrative Short (under 40 minutes), and Documentary Short (under 40 minutes). FEE: $0-$45. Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival, 1526 NE Alberta St. #110, Portland, OR 97211, T: (503) 729-1142, powfest@sourappleproductions.com, http://www.powfest.com. Deadline: June 21, 2013 (early), August 16, 2013 (regular), September 13, 2013 (late), October 1, 2013 (extended, via withoutabox.com)
POV Call for Entries – Public television’s premier showcase for independent nonfiction film and video seeks programs from all perspectives to showcase in its annual national PBS series. All subjects, styles and length are welcome. Seeking nonfiction films with a dedication to craft, contemporary relevance, and a viewpoint that enriches, enlarges, and challenges our experience of the world. Works must be independent and must not have been broadcast nationally; filmmakers from anywhere in the world may submit. Submitted work should be complete or near completion. Submissions must be made online through website. See website for complete guidelines. NO FEE. http://www.pbs.org/pov/filmmakers/submit-your-film.php. Receipt Deadline: June 28, 2013
Good Vibrations Quickies: Short Erotic Film Competition (October, 2013, San Francisco, CA) – Seeking short (7 minutes or under) erotic-themed films. Selected films will premiere at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco; winner will receive $1,500. Open to erotic-themed films in any style or genre, from non-explicit to hardcore. NO FEE. Good Vibrations/Quickies, Attn: C. Lombard, 1404 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94612, http://gv-ixff.org/film/submit-your-film/. Receipt Deadline: June 30, 2013
The Great Gay Screenplay Contest – Aims to foster excellence in screenwriting that features GLBT characters, history, or themes important to the gay community and relevant to our world. Five finalists will receive cash prizes and their scripts will be performed as staged readings during the Great Gay Screenplay Finale in Chicago. Multiple entries accepted. Submit via their website. FEE: $45. pridefilm@gmail.com, http://www.pridefilmsandplays.com/screenplaysubmissions.html. Deadline: June 30, 2013
**How Many Feminists Does it Take to Change a Light Bulb: Call for Comedic Feminist Works** (Chicago, IL, September, 2013) – This exhibit will take place at Antena Gallery in Chicago. Seeking video and performance work by women that is comedic and feminist in subject matter and theme. Submit by sending an e-mail with links to video samples or pjeg attachments. NO FEE. Antena Gallery, 1765 S. Laflin St., Chicago, IL 60608, T: (773) 340-3516, antenapilsen@gmail.com. Receipt Deadline: June 30, 2013
The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (September 9-22, 2013, Palm Springs, CA) – Seeking Feature and Short films of interest to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgendered people for a celebration of motion pictures that reflect, inform, enrich, and transform lives. FEE: $20-$40. Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, 555 East San Lorenzo Rd., Palm Springs, CA 92264, T: (760) 880-4921, FAX: (760) 322-0784, michaelcgreen@earthlink.net, http://cinemadiverse.org. Deadline: June 30, 2013 (early), July 15, 2013 (regular), August 5, 2013 (late), August 10, 2013 (extended, via withoutabox.com)

Ongoing Festivals/Calls For Entry
NOTE: There are no new ongoing opportunities this month. For more opportunities, visit our Ongoing Calls For Films page.

Funding Opportunities
National Endowment for the Humanities Bridging Cultures Through Film: International Topics – Supports documentary films that examine international and transnational themes in the humanities. These projects are meant to spark Americans’ engagement with the broader world by exploring one or more countries and cultures outside of the United States. Proposed documentaries must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship. The Division of Public Programs encourages the exploration of innovative nonfiction storytelling that presents multiple points of view in creative formats. The proposed film should range in length from a standard broadcast length of thirty minutes to a feature-length documentary. They welcome a wide range of approaches to international and transnational topics and themes, such as examinations of critical issues in ethics, religion, or history; explorations of topics that cross national borders; explorations of histories and cultures of specific regions, countries, or communities outside the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Public Programs, 110 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20506, T: (202) 606-8269, publicpgms@neh.gov, http://www.neh.gov/grants/public/bridging-cultures-through-film-international-topics. Receipt Deadline: June 12, 2013
Artist Trust Arts Innovator Award – Unrestricted award of $25,000 to 2 Washington State generative artists in any discipline who are originating new work, experimenting with new ideas, taking risks and pushing the boundaries in their respective fields. The award recognizes artists who demonstrate innovation in their art practice. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older by application date, have a minimum of 5 years in professional art practice, and be a resident of Washington State at time of application and when the award is granted. Students ineligible. A letter of recommendation is required. See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. Artist Trust Arts Innovator Award, 1835 12th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122, T: (206) 467-8734, FAX: (206) 467-9633, info@artisttrust.org, http://artisttrust.org/index.php/for-artists/money#arts_innovator_awards. Deadline: June 24, 2013
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Film Festival Grants (Festivals occurring during the 2013 calendar year) – Provides funding for film festivals in the U.S. that have completed at least five festivals as of December 31, 2012, and which have not received prior grants. Screening programs ineligible. Grant requests must target one or more concrete elements within the festival. While the grants are awarded for a variety of programs, film festivals are encouraged to submit proposals that make festival events more accessible to the general public, provide greater access to minority and less visible filmmakers, and help strengthen the connection between the filmmaker and the public. Festivals with a cash budget of less than $100,000 can apply for a grant of up to 10 percent of their cash budget or $2,500, whichever is higher. Festivals with cash budgets from $100,000 to less than $200,000 can apply for a grant of up to $10,000. Festivals with cash budgets from $200,000 to $600,000 can apply for a grant of up to $20,000. Festivals with cash budgets greater than $600,000 can apply for a grant of up to $30,000. See website for complete guidelines and application. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211, http://www.oscars.org/. Deadline: June 26, 2013
Independent Television Service (ITVS) Open Call – Providing finishing funds for single public TV programs from independent U.S. producers on any subject, from any viewpoint, in any genre except fiction. Awards usually range from $150,000-$350,000. Projects must have begun production as evidenced by a work-in-progress tape, and must be possible to complete within 1 year of contract. No maximum or minimum cut-off for funding amount, but Open Call funds must be the last needed for completion of project. As of this year, applications must be submitted online through website. Contact: Jonathan Archer, Independent Television Service (ITVS), 651 Brannan Street, Suite 410, San Francisco, CA 94110, T: (415) 356-8383 ext. 259, FAX: (415) 356-8391, opencall@itvs.org, http://www.itvs.org/funding/open-call/how. Receipt Deadline: June 28, 2013
**Zion’s Bank Smart Women Grants** – Grants up to $3,000 to female residents of Utah or Idaho to support “the efforts of everyday heroines who strengthen women, children, and their communities.” Grants are awarded in 5 categories, including arts and culture. Submit application form (available on website), mission statement (how your application relates to the mission of the program), statement of purpose (clearly describe the focus, goals, and general direction of work or project, including artistic objectives), detailed description of project (including an explanation of how the grant will advance development of your work), proposed use of grant funds, plan for measuring performance and results, financial data and need (including list of other sources of funding), and supporting documents and work samples. See website for application form and complete guidelines. Smart Women Grants, Zion’s Bank – Women’s Financial Group, One South Main, 11th Floor, Salt Lake City, Utah 84133, T: (801) 844-7996, womensfinancial@zionsbank.com, https://www.zionsbank.com/swsm_grant.jsp?cid=2376. Deadline: June 28, 2013
TournĂ©es Festival Grants to Bring Contemporary French Cinema to U.S. College Campuses – FACE (French American Cultural Exchange), a non-profit dedicated to supporting contemporary creative work in the context of French-American cultural and educational exchange, is accepting applications for colleges to show French films as part of a festival. Screenings must take place within a one-month period, and should consist of a minimum of 5 films. Films may be presented as part of a larger festival of French or International cinema. Schools that show films in 35mm will receive a grant of $2,300, and those that show films on video will receive $1,800. Grants are paid retroactively upon receipt of post-screening documents and materials. Applicants must be affiliated with an American college or university with non-profit status, and must choose at least five films from the FACE website and plan a tentative schedule for screenings. Application must be completed online. See website for complete guidelines and list of films. FACE, tourneesfestival@facecouncil.org, http://www.facecouncil.org/tournees/eligibility.html. Deadline: June 30, 2013 
American Institute of Indian Studies Senior Performing and Creative Arts Fellowships – Provides funding to accomplished American practitioners of the arts to travel to India to enhance their skills, develop their capabilities to teach or perform in the U.S., enhance American involvement with India’s artistic traditions, or strengthen their ties with peers in India. Fellowships are usually 4 months, but proposals for periods up to 9 months will be considered. See website for complete guidelines and application packet. FEE: $25. American Institute of Indian Studies, 1130 East 59th St., Chicago, IL 60637, T: (773) 702-8638, aiis@uchicago.edu, http://www.indiastudies.org/research-fellowship-programs/categories-of-fellowship/. Deadline: July 1, 2013
Film Independent Producer’s Lab and Sloan Producers Grant - $25,000 development grant plus admission to Film Independent’s Producers Lab and year-round support from Film Independent to a screenplay with a mathematical, scientific, or technological subject. The grant will be awarded to a filmmaker who applies to the Producers Lab and who indicates that they wish to be considered for the Sloan Grant. To be eligible for the Sloan grant the applicant must be attached as producer and possess the rights to the script with which they are applying and the screenplay should have a scientific, mathematical, and/or technological theme and storyline or have a leading character who is a scientist, engineer, or mathematician. All other lab applicants may submit a screenplay on any topic. NOTE: Application must be submitted online through the Film Independent website. Only one application fee is required to apply for the grant and the lab. FEE: $45 for Film Independent Members, $65 for non-members. Sloan Producers Grant/Film Independent Producer’s Labs Producer in Residence, Kelly Thomas, T: (310) 432-1262, kthomas@filmindependent.org, http://www.filmindependent.org. Receipt Deadline: July 8, 2013
BAVC Producers Institute for New Media Technologies (September 27-October 4, 2013, San Francisco, CA) – Week-long social impact laboratory that connects the world’s best social issue documentary filmmakers and partner nonprofit organizations with leading technologists and mentors to develop transmedia tools and story assets to advance shared social change agendas. Seeking documentary films and transmedia projects that have the greatest potential to catalyze action around contemporary social justice issues, with an emphasis on projects that highlight themes of economic justice, educational opportunity and human rights. Filmmakers will apply with partner organizations that already work with the communities they mutually seek to reach, educate, inspire and move to action. The partner organization will commit to participate alongside the producer at the Institute and to use the resulting project to affect social change. Impact mentors will help the participating teams to establish mutual goals and outreach strategies and who will track the resulting projects over the course of the year as the projects are implemented; the results of this impact evaluation will be shared with our field at the following year’s Producers Institute program so mediamakers, organizations, funders, and partners will learn from the results of our collaboration, experimentation, and research. The program consists of a welcome reception, a public conference day, a five-day development laboratory where project teams receive training and support from BAVC mentors to develop and prototype their strategies, projects, prototypes, and pitches, and a final presentation event attended by industry stakeholders, programmers, and funders. Teams may consist of two or three individuals — at least one producer/director and one partner organization representative — and teams may also consist of a second project lead (producer, director, associate producer, outreach coordinator, designer, developer, or transmedia specialist). Project leads (director and/or producer) must be available to attend the entire program in San Francisco. A representative from a key partner organization must also commit to attend from at least Sunday-Tuesday, but preferably to the entire institute. Travel stipends of up to $2,000 per project team are available. See website for complete guidelines and application. FEE: $0-$80 (lower fees for BAVC members). Bay Area Video Coalition, 2727 Mariposa St., San Francisco, CA 94110, T: (415) 861-3282, Contact: Jen Gilomen, Director of Independent Media, Jennifer@bavc.org, https://bavc.wufoo.com/forms/producers-institute-2012-stories-with-impact/. Receipt Deadline: July 12, 2013
Fleishhacker Foundation Small Arts Grants for Bay Area Arts Organizations – Grants of up to $10,000 in support of programs in a range of disciplines, including dance, film and media arts, interdisciplinary arts, music, theatre, and visual arts. Grants may be used for artists’ fees, production costs, exhibition/installation costs, and projects that advance the organization’s overall artistic development. Open to organizations with annual budgets between $100,000 and $750,000 that are based in and offer programming in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Download application from website and submit via postal mail. Fleishhacker Foundation, PO Box 29918, San Francisco, CA 94129-0918, T: (415) 561-5350, www.fleishhackerfoundation.org/grants/small-arts-grants/. Deadline: July 15, 2013

NOTE: Visit our Residencies With Ongoing Deadlines page for more opportunities.
**Turkey Land Cove Foundation** (September 15, 2013-January 31, 2014, Edgartown, MA) – “A personal retreat for motivated women to pursue their professional, educational and artistic goals,” the Foundation provides need-based grants to women in transition, offering time, space, peace and quiet to plan major life changes, finish a body of artistic work, or accomplish other goals for which such a retreat would be appropriate. Their goal is to provide this to women who would otherwise not be able to afford a retreat. Successful applicants should be motivated, and have clear, definable goals to pursue artistic, professional, or educational advancement and a plan to implement those goals. Open to women who are residents of New England or New York State. Apply online, through website. NO FEE. Turkey Land Cove Foundation, PO Box 11, Edgartown, MA 02539, T: (508) 627-4583, turkeylandcovefoundation@gmail.com, http://www.turkeylandcovefoundation.com/. Deadline: Immediate! June 1, 2013
Joshua Tree National Park Artists’ Residencies (Joshua Tree National Park, CA) – 2-6-week residencies during the months of March, April, October, or November of each year for visual, performing, and literary artists. Accommodations are a rustic and self-sufficient cabin that hosts one artist at a time. Artists responsible for travel, meals, and transportation. FEE: $35. Joshua Tree National Park Association, Attn: Artist-in-Residence Program, 74485 National Park Dr., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277, T: (760) 367-3012, Contact: Caryn Davidson, Park Liaison, caryn_davidson@nps.gov, http://www.joshuatree.org/artist-in-residence/. Deadline: Immediate! June 1, 2013
Santa Fe Art Institute (1-3 months, year-round, Santa Fe, NM) – Residencies between 1-3 months for creative artists in all fields, including film and media artists, performing artists, and writers. Organization provides: housing and studios, including access to the College of Santa Fe’s performance and moving-image arts facilities and the Institute’s digital media lab and exhibition/installment space. Residents are encouraged to participate in the Institute’s outreach program, including public presentations of work, workshops, and individual critiques with students in the community. Residents are responsible for residency fee ($1,000 per month), refundable key deposit ($150), meals, travel, and materials. Most artists receive financial support from the Institute. See website for application. FEE: $35. Artist and Writer Residencies, PO Box 24044, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM, 87502, Contact: Katie Avery, Residency Director, T: (505) 424-5050, FAX: (505) 424-5050, kavery@sfai.org, www.sfai.org. Deadline: July 5, 2013
Vermont Studio Center (2-12 week residencies, year-round, Johnson, VT) – 4-12 week residencies for writers (including screenwriters) and visual artists (not open to performance artists or filmmakers). Organization provides housing, meals, and studios. Resident responsible for residency fee ($3,500 per), and travel. Full and partial fellowships, as well as work-exchange fellowships, are available to offset residency costs; some fellowships include travel reimbursement and materials stipend. See website for application and information about fellowships. FEE: $25. Vermont Studio Center, PO Box 613, Johnson, VT 05656, T: (802) 635-2727, FAX: (802) 635-2730, info@vermontstudiocenter.org, www.vermontstudiocenter.orgReceipt Deadline: June 15, 2013
Weir Farm Trust (November-April, Wilton, CT) – Residencies of 2-4 weeks for film, video, and multimedia artists (in addition to visual artists of all types). Organization provides housing, studio, and stipend ($500 per month). Residents are responsible for deposit ($75, refunded on artist’s arrival), food, travel, and materials. Application available on website. FEE: $35. Weir Farm Trust, 735 Nod Hill Rd., Wilton, CT 06897, T: (203) 761-9945, FAX: (203) 761-9116, residency@weirfarmartcenter.org, www.nps.gov/wefa. Deadline: July 15, 2013
Hawthornden Castle (Midlothian, Scotland) – International 1-month retreats for creative writers of all types from anywhere in the world to work without disturbance. Residency provides individual room/study in shared house and meals. Artist responsible for travel. Applicants must be published writers. Contact them for application instructions. NO FEE. Hawthornden Castle, Lasswade, Midlothian, EH18 1EG Scotland, United Kingdom, T: +44 131 4402180, FAX: +44 131 440 1989, http://www.transartists.org/air/hawthornden-castle. Deadline: Ongoing

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