Film/Video Funding News – March 2014 from Women in the Arts & Media Coalition and WomenArts

Women in the Arts & Media Coalition
and WomenArts
Film/Video Funding News –
March 2014

Film Festivals/Calls For Entry
Ongoing Festivals/Calls for Entry
Funding Opportunities
Other Resources

Film Festivals/Calls for Entry
Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival (October 23-26, 2014, New York, NY) – The longest-running showcase for international documentaries in the United States, encompassing a broad spectrum of work, from indigenous community media to experimental nonfiction. A selection from the festival will travel to museums, universities, and theaters around the US and abroad after the festival. Submissions must be in English or have English subtitles or voiceover narration. Production must have been completed within the last 3 years. Seeking documentaries that tackle diverse and challenging subjects and represent a range of issues and perspectives in the following categories: Documentary, Animation (non-fiction), Experimental Non-Fiction, and New Media Non-Fiction. FEE: $10-$35. Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival, Central Park West @ 79th St., New York, NY 10024, T: (212) 769-5305, FAX: (212) 769-5329, meadfest@amnh.org, http://www.amnh.org/mead. Deadline: March 15, 2014 (Early), April 15, 2014 (Regular)

Outfest: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (July 10-20, 2014, Los Angeles, CA) – Aims to “protect our past, showcase our present and nurture our future by fostering gender, sexuality and LGBTQ culture and its transformative social impact on the world.” Seeking LGBTQ films in the following categories: Narrative Feature (minimum 50 minutes), Narrative Short (maximum 50 minutes), Documentary Feature (minimum 50 minutes), Documentary Short (maximum 50 minutes), Experimental Feature (minimum 50 minutes), and Experimental Short (maximum 50 minutes). FEE: $0-$50. Outfest, 3470 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 935, Los Angeles, CA 90010, T: (213) 480-7088, FAX: (213) 480-7099, outfest@outfest.org, http://www.outfest.org. Deadline: March 17, 2014 (regular), March 31, 2014 (late), April 1, 2014 (extended, via withoutabox.com)

**Bluestocking Film Series** (Spring, 2014, Portland, ME) – Seeking short films (30 minutes or shorter) that pass the Bechdel Test for Women in Movies (film must include 2 or more female characters with names who talk to each other about something other than a man). FEE: $20-45. Bluestocking Film Series, Gitgo Productions, 161 Fort Rd., South Portland, Maine 04106, http://bluestockingfilms.com/submityourfilm. Deadline: April 1, 2014 (regular), May 1, 2014 (late), May 21, 2014 (extended, via withoutabox.com)

San Francisco Black Film Festival (June 12-15, 2014, San Francisco, CA) – Aims to celebrate African American Cinema and the African Cultural Diaspora by showcasing a diverse collection of films from emerging and established filmmakers that reinforce positive images and dispel negative stereotypes, while providing local, national and international filmmakers a forum for their work to be viewed and discussed. Seeking entries in the following categories: Documentary, Short, Feature, Animation, Student (made by a college student or younger; submit copy of current student ID with submission), Youth 5-12 (for a young audience, grades 5-12), African (films shot in Africa), Music Video, Lesbian/Gay, HIV/AIDS (films of any length about the effect of HIV/AIDS on community, family, etc.). FEE: $35-$50. San Francisco Black Film Festival, PO Box 15490, San Francisco, CA 94115, T: (415) 400-4602, sfbff@sfbff.org, http://www.sfbff.org. Deadline: February 15, 2014 (early), April 15, 2014 (regular), April 30, 2014 (late)

Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (October 9-19, 2014, Seattle, WA) – Seeks to strengthen, connect, and reflect diverse communities through queer film and media. Seeking entries by, for, and about LGBT people in the following categories: Narrative Feature, Documentary Features (longer than 40 minutes), and Short (under 40 minutes). FEE: $0-$20. Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, 1122 E. Pike St., #1313, Seattle, WA 98122, T: (206) 323-4274, FAX: (206) 323-4275, Jason@threedollarbillcinema.org, http://threedollarbillcinema.org. Deadline: March 3, 2014 (early), June 14, 2014 (regular), June 30, 2014 (late)

Society for Visual Anthropology SVA Ethnographic Film Festival (December 4-6, 2014, Chicago, IL) – Ethnographic media is defined broadly as works created as the result of ethnographic fieldwork or those which use, are informed by, or illustrate the principles of anthropological theory or methods. Festival gives independent filmmakers as well as distributors broad access to a market of several thousand anthropologists and educators. Seeking ethnographic videos and films in the following categories: Ultra-Short (under 5 minutes; cell-phone and you-tube style videos permitted and encouraged; up to 3 ultra-shorts may be submitted with one entry fee), Short (30 minutes or under), Feature (30-120 minutes), and Interactive Media and Audio/Photo Essay (interactive media includes websites, interactive CD-ROMs / DVD-ROMs / Blu-Ray disks, hyperlinked documents, active or annotated media, etc.; audio and photo essays includes audio-only essays, still photographs, photo and audio essays, soundscapes, and other media). FEE: $10-$70. Society for Visual Anthropology SVA Ethnographic Film Festival, Attn: Dr. Harjant S. Gill, Anthropology, Towson University, 8000 York Rd., Towson, MD 21252, T: (410) 704-5166, svafilmfestival@gmail.com, http://societyforvisualanthropology.org/. Deadline: March 15, 2014 (early), April 15, 2014 (regular), May 1, 2014 (late)

**St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival** (October 14-18, 2014, St., John’s, NL, Canada) – Aims to support and encourage women filmmakers and increase the exposure of their works. Seeking films written, produced, and/or directed by women in the following categories: Drama (including Comedy), Documentary, Animation, and Experimental. FEE: $10-$50 CND. St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival, PO Box 984, Station C, St. John’s, NL A1C 5M3, Canada, T: (709) 689-0296, sarah@womensfilmfestival.com, http://www.womensfilmfestival.com. Deadline: March 18, 2014 (early), April 15, 2014 (regular), May 20, 2014 (late), May 27, 2014 (extended, via withoutabox.com)

San Diego Asian Film Festival (November 6-15, 2014, San Diego, CA) – Seeks to showcase the diverse Pan Asian experience through the media arts. Seeking work by Asian and non-Asian artists that explores the Pan Asian experience in the following categories: Short Animation, Short Documentary, Feature Documentary, Narrative Short, and Narrative Feature. FEE: $25-$60. San Diego Asian Film Festival, 2508 Historic Decatur Rd., Ste. 140, San Diego, CA 92106, T: (619) 400-5911, FAX: (619) 342-2695, info@sdaff.org, http://www.pac-arts.org/. Deadline: March 28, 2014 (early), May 18, 2014 (regular), June 8, 2014 (late), June 13, 2013 (extended, via withoutabox.com - Feature Films), June 15, 2013 (extended, via withoutabox.com - Short Films)

Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (November 12-22, 2014, Philadelphia, PA) – Seeking films by, starring, and/or about Asian Americans in the following categories: Short (under 40 minutes), Narrative Feature (40 minutes or over), and Documentary Feature (40 minutes or over). FEE: $15-$40. Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, Attn: Rob Buscher, 1010 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19107, T: (203) 449-6140, rob@phillyasianfilmfest.org, www.phillyasianfilmfest.org. Deadline: April 15, 2014 (early), June 1, 2014 (regular), July 5, 2014 (late)

Chicago Filmmakers: Dyke Delicious May Shorts! (2014, Chicago, IL) – Seeking films for the 11th Annual Dyke Delicious May Shorts - lesbian themed short films with a maximum length of 20 minutes.  Chicago Filmmakers, c/o May Shorts, 5243 N Clark St Chicago, IL 60640, coop@chicagofilmmakers.org, http://chicagofilmmakers.org/cf/content/call-entries-11th-annual-dyke-delicious-may-shorts Due: Late April, 2014

Ongoing Festivals/Calls For Entry

**LunaFest Film Festival** (Ongoing, traveling) – National traveling festival of short films by, for, and about women. Seeking a diverse range of films which embody the unique, humorous, touching, and inspirational roles of women in our local, national, and international communities. All entries must be 20 minutes or shorter and are accepted in the following categories: Documentary, Drama, Fiction, Animation, Comedy, and Narrative. FEE: $0-$25. LunaFest Film Festival, 1451 66th St., Emeryville, CA 94608, T: (510) 596-6607, lunafest@clifbar.com, http://www.lunafest.org/. Deadline: March 1, 2014 (regular), April 15, 2014 (late)

*Opportunities in red are for selected populations.**Opportunities starred and in red are for women only.

Funding Opportunities
California Arts Council Artists in Schools Program – Provides funding for residency activities that emphasize long-term, in-depth interaction between professional artists and a group of students, during school or after-school programs. Arts organizations of all disciplines are eligible to apply. Residencies should enable students to understand specific art forms and to develop their creativity; projects must include hands-on participation. Each residency must be locally designed and developed in partnership between an arts organization and school(s). All residencies require matching funds (either by the arts organization or jointly by the arts organization and school). For complete guidelines and application procedures, see website. Contact: Wayne Cook, California Arts Council, Artists in Schools Program, 1300 I St., Ste. 930, Sacramento, CA 95814, T: (916) 322-6344, w.cook@cac.ca.gov, http://www.cac.ca.gov/programs/ais.php. Deadline: March 21, 2014

**Asian Women Giving Circle Arts and Activism Grants** – Funds Asian American women-led projects that use the tools of culture, arts and education to raise awareness and catalyze action around critical issues that impact Asian American communities with grants of up to $15,000. Eligible projects will build community and create social justice through programs that combine the arts with activism and highlight and promote women in central leadership and management roles. Projects should identify and address injustice within established social systems, institutions or the broader community, and inspire community members to become active social change agents. Applicants must work within the 5 boroughs of New York City and have 501(c)(3) nonprofit status or a fiscal sponsor with such status. See website for complete guidelines and application. Asian Women Giving Circle, c/o Ms. Foundation for Women, 12 MetroTech Center, 26th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201, mogawa@msfoundation.org, www.asianwomengivingcircle.org. Receipt Deadline: March 7, 2014, 5:00 pm EST

Native Arts New England – Grants up to $3,000 each to Native artists residing in the 6 New England states for projects that focus on art making and the involvement of and benefit to New England communities. Projects may address preservation of arts and cultural traditions, contemporary native arts and/or training and technical assistance. Open to Native artists demonstrating knowledge and experience in their art form and Native organizations committed to preserving and encouraging art and art making in their communities. Complete guidelines and application available on website. Dawn Spears, Native Arts Program Coordinator, New England Foundation for the Arts, 145 Tremont St., 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02111, T: (617) 951-0010 x525, dspears@nefa.org, info@nefa.org, http://www.nefa.org/grants_services/native_arts_new_england. Deadline: March 24, 2014

Vision Maker Media Public Media Content Fund – Supports video projects with significant Native involvement – particularly projects that profile Native American leaders, activists, and artists – and helps bring the projects to national broadcast on public television. Projects in any phase of production are eligible. Awards for research and development range from $5,000-$20,000; awards for production or completion can be up to $100,000, and new media awards range from $5,000-$20,000. Vision Maker Media does not fully fund programs; applicants must seek additional funding from other sources. See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. Vision Maker Media, 1800 N. 33 St., Lincoln, NE 68503, Contact: Jessica Kinser, Marketing Director, T: (402) 472-8607, Jessica.kinser@unl.edu, http://nativetelecom.org/2014_public_media_content_fund. Deadline: March 10, 2014


NOTE: Visit WomenArts' Residencies With Ongoing Deadlines page for more opportunities.

360 Xochi Quetzal Artist Residency (May, 2014-January, 2015, Chapala, Mexico) – Located on the shores of the largest lake in Mexico (45 minutes from Guadalajara), residencies of one month open to visual artists, musicians, and writers of all types. Residency provides housing, studio, food stipend, and wi-fi. Artist responsible for transportation to Guadalajara. Apply online (see website for application instructions). FEE: $36. Contact: Deborah Kruger, residency@deborahkruger.com, http://www.deborahkruger.com/1/art-residency.html/. Deadline: April 5, 2014

Jack Kerouac Writer in Residence Project (Orlando, FL) – Provides four residencies a year to writers of any stripe or age, living anywhere in the world. Each residency consists of approximately a three-month stay in the cottage where Jack Kerouac wrote his novel Dharma Bums. Utilities and a food stipend of $800 are included. NOTE: Electronic applications only.FEE: $25. The Jack Kerouac Writer in Residence Project, PO Box 547477, Orlando, FL 32854-7477, kerouacinflorida@hotmail.com, http://kerouacproject.org. Deadline: March 31, 2014

New York Mills Arts Retreat (July-December, 2014, New York Mills, MN) – Residencies of 2 to 6 weeks in rural Minnesota for artists working in all performance and visual media. Residency provides housing; artist responsible for meals and transportation. NO FEE. New York Mills Arts Retreat, PO Box 246, New York Mills, MN 56567, T: (218) 385-3339, nymills@kulcher.org, http://kulcher.org/arts-retreat-application/. Deadline: April 1, 2014

MacDowell Colony (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: Apply through website. FEE: $30. The Admissions Coordinator, The MacDowell Colony, 100 High St., Peterborough, NH 03458, T: (603) 924-3886 x113, admissions@macdowellcolony.org, www.macdowellcolony.org/apply.html. Receipt Deadline: April 15, 2014

Bogliasco Foundation (Winter-Spring, 2015, Bogliasco, Italy) – Residencies of an average of 32 days for qualified persons engaged in advanced creative work or scholarly research in archaeology, architecture, classics, dance, film/video, history, landscape architecture, literature, music, philosophy, theatre, and visual arts. Residency provides housing, meals, and studios; artist responsible for travel, materials, and any additional living expenses. NO FEE. Bogliasco Foundation, U.S. Office, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10020-1903, T: (212) 713-7628, FAX: (212) 489-0787, info@bfny.org, www.liguriastudycenter.org. Deadline: April 15, 2014

Djerassi Resident Artists Program (4-5 week sessions, mid-March-mid-November, Woodside, CA) – Residencies, including living space, studio space, and all meals, for national and international visual artists, composers, choreographers, performance and media artists, and writers. Artists at all stages of their careers, from emerging to established, are encouraged to apply. Collaborative artists must send individual applications and fees, including a separate page describing the collaborative proposal. Artists in residence will share their work in progress during an annual open house. Applications must include resume, work samples (for filmmakers, video artists, multimedia artists, and performing/theater artists, a DVD, video tape, or CD with samples should be submitted), brief descriptive paragraph about their work, SASE for notification and SASPostcard for receipt of application acknowledgment. NOTE: Applications must be submitted by regular mail; all supporting materials must be submitted with application form (available on website). FEE: $45. Admissions 2014, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, 2325 Bear Gulch Rd., Woodside, CA 94062-4405, http://www.djerassi.org/residencies.html. Deadline: March 15, 2014

Byrdcliffe Arts Colony/Woodstock Guild (May-September, 2014, Woodstock, NY) – Residencies of an average of 4 weeks for writers, visual artists, and composers. Residency provides housing and studio. Artist responsible for food, travel, materials, and residency fee ($600/month). Writers under the age of 35 who need financial assistance may apply for a $100 scholarship from the Patterson Fund (see website for more information). Additional fellowships for artists of all ages available based on financial need. FEE: $50. Byrdcliffe Colony/ Woodstock Guild, 34 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY 12498, T: (845) 679-2079, FAX: (845) 679-4529, franne@woodstockguild.org, www.woodstockguild.org. Deadline: March 15, 2014

Other Resources

NOTE: For more resources, visit WomenArts' Funding Resources pages.
WOMENARTS FUNDING LISTS - WomenArts maintains annotated lists of funders
categorized by art form in the Funding Resources section of our website at:
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 at:
WITHOUTABOX - Film/Video artists can check Withoutabox at http://www.withoutabox.com for a more comprehensive list of general-interest
film festivals.

Follow this link to the Theatre Funding Newsletter
on the website of our member organization, the

Follow this link to our affiliate member organization WomenArts 
who originally created the Film/Video and Theatre Funding Newsletters and
who list many ongoing Funding Opportunities.

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