WAM Coalition and WomenArts Film/Video Funding News - August 2013

WAM Coalition and WomenArts

Film/Video Funding News – August 2013

Film Festivals/Calls For Entry
**Vancouver Women in Film Festival** (March 6-9, 2014, Vancouver, BC, Canada) – Seeking Documentary, Narrative, Animated, and Experimental films in any genre by established and emerging women filmmakers from around the world in the following categories: Short (under 20 minutes), Mid-Length (20-75 minutes), and Feature (over 75 minutes). Submitted films must have women in at least 3 of the key creative roles: writer, producer, director, cinematographer, editor, composer, or lead performer. Film must have been created after March 2011. FEE: $15-$50 CAD. Vancouver Women in Film Festival, #306 – 207 West Hastings St., Vancouver, BC V6B 1H7, Canada, T: (604) 685-1152, FAX: (604) 685-1124, filmfestival@womeninfilm.ca, www.womeninfilm.caDeadline: August 15, 2013 (early), September 15, 2012 (regular), October 15, 2013 (late)
**Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival** (TBA Early 2014, Los Angeles, CA) – Aims to increase opportunities for women filmmakers of diverse backgrounds to share their stories. Seeking entries written and directed by women (films written and directed by men will be considered if they have strong leading women characters) in the following categories: Dramatic, Documentary, Short, Student, and Animation. FEE: $40-$75. Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival, Alliance of Women Filmmakers, 1317 N. San Fernando Blvd. #340, Burbank, CA 91504, T: (818) 749-6162, dmeans25@yahoo.com,www.lawomensfest.com/Applications opened July 15, 2013
**Brooklyn Girl Festival** (March 27-29, 2014, Brooklyn, NY) – Seeks to empower women and their unique and relevant interpretation of the world around them and strengthen the community of women filmmakers. $1.00 from each submission fee will go to the Reel GRRLS scholarship fund, a non-profit organization based in Seattle, WA that offers high school girls the opportunity to learn filmmaking and make their own movies. Submitted films must have a woman in the role of director, writer, producer, director of photography, or lead animator. Seeking entries in the following categories: Dramatic Feature (over 60 minutes), Comedy Feature (over 60 minutes), Documentary Feature (over 60 minutes), Dramatic Short (under 50 minutes), Comedy Short (under 50 minutes), Documentary Short (under 50 minutes), and Experimental or Animated Short (under 50 minutes; includes music videos).. FEE: $20-$70. Brooklyn Girl Festival, 227 East 7th St., 7L, Brooklyn, NY 11218, brooklyngirlff@gmail.com,www.brooklyngirlfilmfest.com. Deadline: August 3, 2013 (early), December 7, 2013 (regular), January 4, 2014 (late), January 11, 2014 (extended, via withoutabox.com)
Santa Barbara International Film Festival (January 30-February 9, 2014, Santa Barbara, CA) – Seeking entries in the following categories: Feature Fiction (40+ minutes, Narrative Fiction film), Feature Documentary (40+ minutes, Non-Narrative Non-Fiction film), Feature Animation (40+ minutes, Animated Feature film), Short Fiction (under 40 minutes), Short Documentary (under 40 minutes), Short Animation (under 40 minutes), Feature Local (40+ minutes, must live or be a student in the Santa Barbara County, email: programming@sbfilmfestival.org to inform them your film is a local submission), Short Local (under 40 minutes, must live or be a student in the Santa Barbara County, email: programming@sbfilmfestival.org to inform them your film is a local submission).  Check the website for further information. FEE: $30-$95 ($5 discount with “Premium” Withoutabox account). Santa Barbara International Film Festival, 1528 Chapala Street, Suite 203, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. generalinfo@sbfilmfestival.org, sbiff.org.  Deadline: August 9, 2013 (Early), September 20, 2013 (Regular), November 8, 2013 (Late), December 13, 2013 (Drop).
San Francisco Frozen Film Festival(July 17-20, 2014, San Francisco, CA) – Celebrating “razor’s edge independent films and bands” during July, the coldest month of the year in San Francisco. Seeking entries in the following categories: Filmstock Film (all forms, lengths, and genres; must be shot on 8, 16, or 32mm), Digital Film (all forms, lengths and genres; must be shot with a digital camera), Feature Documentary (45 minutes or longer), Short Documentary (under 45 minutes), Animation, First-Time Director, Student Director (filmmaker must be enrolled in high school or college during production), Surf/Skate Video (videos about skaters, surfers, and snowboarders; winners may be asked to skate or perform at opening gala), Music Video, International Film (made outside the U.S.), Music Documentary, and Environmental Film. FEE: $20-$55. San Francisco Frozen Film Festival, 588 Sutter St. #103, San Francisco, CA 94102, T: (415) 846-1375, FAX: (415) 392-7500, frozenfilmfestival@gmail.com,http://www.frozenfilmfestival.com. Deadline: August 31, 2013 (early), December 31, 2013 (regular), March 31, 2014 (late), May 31, 2014 (extended, via withoutabox.com)
San Diego Black Film Festival (January 30-February 2, 2014, San Diego, CA) – Aims to provide a vehicle for worldwide exposure of quality African American and African Diaspora films. Seeking films in the following genres: dramatic feature, dramatic short, comedy, documentary feature, documentary short, GLBT, animation, Christian, and music video. Feature length films are longer than sixty (60) minutes, and short films are shorter than sixty minutes. The festival programming staff may use their discretion to place your film in the appropriate category. FEE: $40-$125. San Diego Black Film Festival 220 West G Street, Suite E San Diego, CA 92101, T: (619) 685-7215,letter@sdbff.com,http://www.sdbff.comDeadline: August 2, 2013 (regular), September 27, 2013 (late), October 31, 2013 (extended, via withoutabox.com)
**One In Ten Screenplay Contest**  – Seeking screenplays (90-125 pages) in which at least one of the primary characters is LGBTQ and is portrayed positively. Awards range from $100-$1,000 and submission to up to 5 studios/producers/agents. Screenplays must not have been previously optioned, produced, or purchased prior to September 1, 2012. Submit screenplay with author’s name only on the title page, a 4-sentence (or shorter) synopsis, and an entry form (available on website). FEE: $45. Cherub Productions, One in Ten Screenplay Contest, P.O. Box 540, Boulder, CO 80306, Cherubfilm@aol.com,http://www.screenplaycontests.com/oneinten/submissions.html.Deadline: September 1, 2013
Africa World Documentary Film Festival (March 1-September 9, 2014, St. Louis, MO) – Committed to the promotion of knowledge and culture of Pan African people through cinema. Additional screenings of accepted films will occur in the US, Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean in promotion of the Pan African context. Seeking Feature (over 50 minutes) and Short (49 minutes or under) Documentaries. FEE: $25-$55. Africa World Documentary Film Festival, University of Missouri – St. Louis, One University Blvd., GSB237, St. Louis, MO 63121, Phone: (314) 516-4852, Fax: (314) 516-4851, niyi@umsl.edu,http://www.africaworldfilmfestival.com/ Deadline: September 2, 2013 (early), November 4, 2013 (regular), December 6, 2013 (late), December 20, 2013 (extended, via withoutabox.com)
**OUTrageous: Santa Barbara Lesbian & Gay Film Festival** (November 710, 2013, Santa Barbara, CA) – Providing a diverse selection of films that entertain, challenge, and educate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered communities. Seeking projects completed after May 1, 2012 in the following categories: Feature (over 40 minutes),Short (under 40 minutes) Feature Documentary (over 40 minutes), Short Documentary (under 40 minutes). FEE: $15-$60. c/o Pacific Pride Foundation 126 E Haley St. Suite A-11 Santa Barbara, CA 93101, Phone: (805) 963-3636, Fax: (805) 963-9086, info@outrageousfilmfesival.org, http://www.outrageousfilmfestival.org/ Deadline: August 23, 2013 (late), September 6, 2013 (extended, via withoutabox.com)

Ongoing Festivals/Calls For Entry
For more opportunities, visit our Ongoing Calls For Films page.
**Bluestocking Film Series** (Portland, ME) – Screening series for women directors in which all films must pass the Bechdel Test (film must have at least two women characters who talk to each other about something besides a man). Seeking Short (under 45 minutes) films in all genres, particularly films that work against gender stereotypes. NOTE: Screenings will be held bi-annually and submissions are accepted on a rolling basis; if you submit after a specific deadline, your film will be considered for the next series. See website for screening and deadline schedule. FEE: $0-$20. Bluestocking Film Series, Gitgo Productions, 161 Fort Rd., South Portland, ME 04106, T: (207) 772-1326, gitgo_productions@yahoo.com,www.bluestockingfilms.com.
Funding Opportunities
ARC (Artists’ Resource for Completion) Grants for Los Angeles Artists – Provides rapid, short-term assistance to individual artists working in any discipline in Los Angeles County who wish to enhance work for a specific, imminent opportunity that may significantly benefit their careers. Applicant must already have secured an invitation from an established arts organization to present the proposed work, and work must be scheduled for presentation within 6 months of application deadline. See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. ARC Grants Program, Contact: Katy Hilton, T(800) 418-1671, grants@cciarts.org,www.cciarts.orgReceipt Deadline: August 1, 2013
Pacific Life Foundation – Accepting grant proposals from nonprofit agencies seeking funds for programs and projects in the areas of health and human services, education, arts and culture, civic and community development, and the environment. Programs and projects should serve areas with large concentrations of Pacific Life employees, e.g., the greater Orange County, CA, or Omaha, NE, areas, usually including more than one city or community. Some CA statewide and national organizations will also receive support. General grants range from $5,000 to $10,000 for one year. Capital grants range from $10,000 to $100,000, paid out over multiple years. Robert G. Haskell, President, Pacific Life Foundation, 700 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6397, T: (949) 219-3787,http://www.pacificlife.com/PL/FoundationCommunity/HowToApply/Receipt Deadline: August 15, 2013
National Endowment for the Humanities’ America’s Media Makers Grants (for projects beginning April, 2013) – Grants between $40,000 – $75,000 to support radio, television, and digital projects that offer multiple formats and use new technology to deliver humanities content that explores stories, ideas, and beliefs that deepen our understanding of our lives and our world. Grants are available for development or production of projects that spark reflection upon culture, identity, and history in creative ways, and that use more than one format to convey ideas to the public. Applications may be submitted for any phase of a project. To ensure that the humanities ideas are well conceived, projects must use a team of scholars who represent major fields relevant to the subject matter and offer diverse perspectives and approaches. Preference will be given to projects that provide free access to the public. Open to U.S. nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status, independent producers with nonprofit fiscal sponsorship, and state and local government agencies. See website for complete guidelines and application procedures. NOTE: Applications must be submitted through Grants.gov. The system is notoriously slow/non-functional, so submit well before the deadline in case of complications. Prior to submitting a proposal, you are encouraged to contact program officers by phone or e-mail (below) who can offer advice about preparing the proposal, supply samples of funded applications, and review preliminary proposal drafts. Grants for America’s Media Makers, Division of Public Programs, National Endowment for the Humanities, Room 426, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20506, T: (202) 606-8269, publicpgms@neh.gov,http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/AmMediaMakers_development.htmlReceipt Deadline: August 14, 2013
Alter-Cine Foundation Documentary Film Grants – $10,000 Canadian to a video- or filmmaker to assist in the production of a documentary project. Grant is aimed at young video- and filmmakers from Africa, Asia, or Latin America who want to direct a film in the language of their choice on the theme of rights and freedoms, including social and economic rights, women’s rights, and the right to culture, art, and artistic creation. The Foundation particularly supports documentary films that dare to go against the tide, that take the side of the defenseless, and that question common assumptions by giving a voice to the voiceless, enriching our understanding of the world and enabling us to reflect on the need and possibility of changing the world from a perspective of peace, justice, equality and respect for differences. Film may be made in any language, but application and supporting materials must be supplied in French, English, or Spanish. Alter-Cine Foundation, 5371 avenue de l’Esplanade, MontrĂ©al (Quebec), H2T 2Z8, Canada, T: 1 (514) 273-7136, alter@mlink.net,http://www.altercine.org/html/en/programme-de-bourses.phpReceipt Deadline: August 15, 2013
New York City Venture Philanthropy Fund – Provides $6,000 grant and capacity-building to a New York City based arts organization with unique and innovative ideas that address the arts in New York City. They are especially interested in supporting fledgling organizations that have not yet received significant support from major funders. Organizations must have annual operating budgets of $500,000 or less and be a 501(c)3 non-profit. See website for complete guidelines and application forms. NOTE: Application must be submitted by e-mail. New York City Venture Philanthropy Fund, grants@nycvpf.org,http://www.nycvpf.org/wordpress/grantseekers/Deadline: September 13, 2013
**Kentucky Foundation for Women Artist Enrichment Grant Program** - Provides opportunities for feminist artists and arts organizations to enhance their abilities and skills to create art for progressive social change in Kentucky. Grants range from $1,000 – $7,500 (typical award is between $3,000 – $5,000). Applicants may request funds for a range of activities including: artistic development, artist residencies, the exploration of new areas or techniques, or to build a body of work. Open to individual artists and nonprofit arts organizations. Applicants must have resided in Kentucky at least one year prior to application. See website for complete guidelines and application forms. Rae Strobel, Grant Program and Community Building Coordinator, The Kentucky Foundation for Women, 332 West Broadway, Suite 1215, Louisville, KY 40202, T: (502) 562-0045, FAX: (502) 561-0420, rae@kfw.org, www.kfw.org.Deadline: September 6, 2012
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Grants – Supports artists and organizations in Manhattan with three grant programs:
Creative Curricula – Grants of up to $5,000 to teaching artists and arts organizations for in-school partnerships. Applicants must be working in partnership with Manhattan public schools. Supports projects providing in-depth opportunities for students to create and experience the arts at any level K-12. Projects must be semester-long, in-classroom programs that focus either on sequential, skills-based arts study incorporating one or more art forms, or on integrated study of arts and non-arts subjects, collaboratively taught by classroom teacher(s) and teaching artist(s).
Fund for Creative Communities – Grants of up to $5,000 to artist community partnerships and nonprofit organizations. Supports projects and activities that enable Manhattan communities to engage with the arts. Projects that increase access to arts and cultural activities in communities with high need are encouraged. Open to nonprofit organizations, and to artists working in partnership with a community-based organization or a fiscal sponsor. Projects must include a public component.
Manhattan Community Arts Fund – Grants of up to $5,000 for individual artists and small nonprofit organizations. Supports artists and arts organizations that have little access to government funding sources, in the hopes that the grant will help recipients eventually leverage financial support from other sources.
See website for complete guidelines and application instructions for all three grants. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, 125 Maiden Lane, Second Floor, New York, NY 10038, Contact: Prachi Patankar, Program Manager, Grants and Services, T: (212) 219-9401, ext. 117,mcaf@lmcc.net, http://www.lmcc.net/grantsReceipt Deadline: September 17, 2013
New England Foundation for the Arts Native Arts Program – Supports Native American artists and organizations in New England and nationally with two types of funding:
National Native Artist Exchange - Supports teaching, learning, and collaborating in traditional and/or contemporary Native art forms through travel from one region to another in North America. American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian artists residing in any of the fifty United States may apply. The applicant must identify a collaborating artist and specific project as part of the exchange, which must be beneficial to both artists. Grants of up to $1,5000 will be awarded per exchange. Acceptable expenses include lodging, meals, economy-class travel, materials, and other direct costs of the artist exchange. Deadline: Rolling (requests must be received no later than 2 calendar months prior to departure date)
Guggenheim Fellowships – For advanced professionals in all fields, including the creative arts (in the field of performing arts, artists must perform their own original material to be eligible), to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions. Grants are to individuals only (but are not available to students) and have been averaging $43,200 for U.S./Canadian fellowships – amounts are adjusted to the needs of the fellows, considering their resources and the purpose and scope of their plans. Appointments ordinarily made for one year and always for at least six consecutive months. NOTE: The Foundation has suspended its Latin American and Caribbean competition for the year 2013; check back next year to see if program has resumed. John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 90 Park Ave., New York, NY 10016, T: (212) 687-4470, FAX: (212) 697-3248, fellowships@jsgmf.org,www.gf.orgDeadline: September 19, 2013
Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) Greenhouse Fund – Grants for industry training and professional development projects for public TV professionals and independent producers. Eligible projects may involve forums for new technologies, skill-building, showcasing of best practices, mentoring, training that increases mastery, strategies to improve competitiveness, conferences to bring new voices and points of view into the public TV system, or forums to address key issues in public broadcasting. Proposals may be submitted by U.S.-based film producers, production companies, training organizations, media companies, or public TV professionals; must demonstrate feasibility and benefits to the public TV community. Greenhouse Fund, Television Programming Department, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 401 Ninth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004-2129, greenhouse@cpb.org,www.cpb.org/grants/greenhousefund/Deadline: Rolling
MoxieDocs Co-Production Award – A production sponsorship program to support documentary film as a turning point of art and activism, journalism and history. Award provides funding and resources for complete production, post-production, and theatrical distribution to the selected documentary proposal. FEE: $25. Moxie Films, Attn: MoxieDocs, 107 Suffolk St., Studio #517, New York, NY 10002, T: (212) 982-5008, FAX: (212) 353-3707,moxiedocs@moxie-films.com, www.moxie-films.com/moxienew/index.php?page=moxdocscontentDeadline: Rolling
NOTE: Visit our Residencies With Ongoing Deadlines page for more opportunities.
Recology Artist in Residence Program (2013, San Francisco Bay Area, CA) – Provides local artists working in all media the opportunity to create art using materials they gather from San Francisco’s refuse. Four-month residency includes 24-hour access to a 2,000-sq. ft. art studio, a monthly stipend, and an exhibit at the end of each residency. Open to professional artists who reside within one hour’s drive of San Francisco; students ineligible. Prior to applying, artists must take a tour of the recycling facilities, art studio, and sculpture garden (tours held on the third Saturday of each month at 10am). To reserve a spot and for more information, call Micah Gibson (number below). See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. NO FEE. AIR Program, Recology San Francisco, 501 Tunnel Ave., San Francisco, CA 94134, Contact: Micah Gibson, T: (415) 330-1414, mgibson@recology.com,http://sunsetscavenger.com/AIR/apply.htmDeadline: August 30, 2013
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency (January-June, 2013, Nebraska City, NE) – Two, four, six, or eight-week residencies between July and December for visual artists, writers, composers, interdisciplinary artists, and arts and arts education scholars.  Some “transitional” residencies reserved for recent masters degree program graduates.  Residents receive free housing and a studio as well as a $100 per week stipend. FEE: $35. See website for application form and requirements. Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, 801 3rd Corso, Nebraska City, NE 68410, T: 402-874-9600, info@khncenterforthearts.org,http://www.khncenterforthearts.orgDeadline: September 1, 2013
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (February-May, 2013, Amherst, VA) – Residencies for playwrights, screenwriters, performance artists, and video artists. Average stay is 4 weeks. Residents receive housing, all meals, and studios. Residents responsible for travel, materials, suggested contribution ($30 per day), and deposit ($50). Occasional full funding available. See website for application. FEE: $30. Virginia Center for the Arts, 154, San Angelo Dr., Amherst, VA 24521, T: (434) 946-7236, FAX: (434) 946-7239, vcca@vcca.com,www.vcca.comDeadline: September 15, 2013
Jentel Artist Residency (January 15 – May 13, 2013, Banner, WY) – Residencies of an average of one month for visual artists and writers, including playwrights and screenwriters, who are 25 and older and live in the U.S. (citizenship not required). Organization provides housing, studio facilities, and a $400 stipend toward the cost of food and travel. Artists are responsible for travel, materials, and deposit ($100). Outreach opportunities are available, though not required. FEE: $20. Jentel Artist Residency, 130 Lower Piney Creek Rd., Banner, WY 82832, T: (307) 737-2311, FAX: (307) 737-2305, jentel@jentelarts.org, www.jentelarts.orgDeadline: September 15, 2013
MacDowell Colony (Up to eight weeks between February 1 – May 31, 2013, Peterborough, New Hampshire) – Residencies of up to eight weeks (average stay is five weeks) providing artists with time and space to create lasting works of the imagination. Artists in the disciplines of Architecture, Film/Video Arts, Interdisciplinary Arts, Literature, Music Composition, Theatre, and Visual Arts encouraged to apply. Artists collaborating on a project must submit individual application forms and appropriate work samples, but may submit a joint description of the work they intend to do at the Colony. In addition, you may submit an example of a collaborative work (either completed or a work in progress); specify workspace needs (i.e. separate studios). Submit application form (available on website), work sample, project description, and two references. Note: No e-mail applications. FEE: $30. The Admissions Coordinator, The MacDowell Colony, 100 High St., Peterborough, NH 03458, T: (603) 924-3886,admissions@macdowellcolony.org,www.macdowellcolony.org/apply.htmlReceipt Deadline: September 15, 2013
Other Resources
**We’Moon Datebook Call For Art and Writing** – We’Moon, the iconic feminist datebook, astrological moon calendar, earth-spirited handbook in natural rhythms, and visionary collection of women’s creative work, is seeking contributions of art and writing by women for the 2014 edition. See website for complete guidelines and submission instructions. We’Moon, PO Box 187, Wolf Creek, OR 97497, www.wemoon.ws/call.html.Deadline: September 1, 2013

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