Submission opportunities for women in film/video.

New Names! New Categories! 
New Opportunities for Women in the Arts & Media!

Submission Opportunities Newsletter for Women in Theatre

(previously known as Theatre Funding Newsletter)

Submission Opportunities Newsletter for Women in Film & Video

(previously known as Film/Video Funding Newsletter)

All brought to you by the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, WomenArts, and the League of Professional Theatre Women.

We're building up new opportunities, and we're organizing them differently as well:

#StageOpps will include Project Submissions (completed and self-produced),
Script Submissions, Onstage, Offstage (Backstage), Funding, and Residences. #ScreenOpps will include Festivals, Onscreen, Offscreen (On Set), Funding, and Residencies.

We may only have a few opportunities each month for actors, composers, designers, and women whose work fits in some of the newer categories, but it is important to us to broaden our base, and to build the available opportunities up however we can over time.

We will also have a Special Opp every month for both Stage and Screen. This Special Opp will either be just for newsletter recipients, or recipients will be given special attention. There will be a code for the subject line of your email to denote that your submission is through the Special Opp. To receive this month's submission code, click here.

We are looking for theatres, production companies, casting offices, and more to offer these Special Opps. For more info on submitting a Special Opp to the newsletter, click here.

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

September’s Special Opportunity
This month we’ll be working hard to find special opportunities for women in film and television. In the meantime, we’ve decided to feature one of our member organizations to show them our appreciation and to encourage our subscribers to get involved!

New York Women in Film & Television, or NYWIFT, has been supporting women filmmakers in New York for 35 years. A visit to their website, http://www.nywift.org/, is a true celebration of women in film and television. You can stream films, check out their upcoming events which range from free screenings to the swankiest of awards ceremonies, or read up on their spotlighted projects and artists. They are now accepting applications for their Mentor/Intern program, a program designed to connect those in the early stages of their career with seasoned professionals. The applications for those programs can be found at http://www.nywift.org/article.aspx?id=61. NYWIFT provides scholarships to women who are second year graduate students in film in universities throughout New York, including NYU, Columbia, City College and SVA. Their resources guide, http://www.nywift.org/resourceGuide.aspx is also an invaluable source of information for any women in the film and television industry. We believe that NYWIFT exemplifies the tenants of their mission, which states that they support “women calling the shots in film, television and digital media.” Visit their website today to get involved, attend an event, or find out if you qualify for membership. Thank you NYWIFT, for all that you do for women in the arts and media!

**Brooklyn Girl Festival** (March 26-28, 2015, 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: September 6, 2014 (early), November 22, 2014 (regular), December 12, 2014 (late), December 19, 2014 (extended, via withoutabox.com)

**The Athena Film Festival** (February 5-8, 2015, Barnard, NY) - Now in its fifth year, the Athena Film Festival — a celebration of women and leadership — is an engaging weekend of feature films, documentaries and shorts that highlight women’s leadership in real life and the fictional world. Also, in an attempt to remedy lack of gender parity in film, the Athena Film Festival has created the Athena List, an annual slate of between 3-5 screenplays with female leaders or strong female protagonists that have yet to be made into films. Screenplays can be written by any gender, but must focus on women’s leadership. For submission guidelines and to submit to the festival, or the special Athena’s List slate for unproduced screenplays, visit http://athenafilmfestival.com/submissions/. Deadline: September 15, 2014

**LUNAFEST** (Ongoing events nationwide, limited submission window) - Since 2000, LUNAFEST has showcased the work of more than 110 women filmmakers and raised nearly $1.75 million for women’s causes throughout North America. They seek unique stories in short film format created by, for and about women. If your film is chosen by the LUNAFEST Board of Advisors, you get a $2,500 award. If chosen it will also be screened by audiences at more than 190 venues throughout North America and serve as vehicle for raising awareness and funds for causes that women care about. $20 Fee, $15 Student Fee, made out to the Breast Cancer Fund. For questions, email lunafest@clifbar.com. To submit, visit http://www.lunafest.org/submit-a-film. Submissions open September 14, 2014 - April 1, 2015.

Seattle True Independent Film Festival (May 2-10, 2014, Seattle, WA) – Seeking diverse new voices in independent film from the Northwest and the rest of the world in the following categories: Short, Feature, Student Short (director must be enrolled at time of submission in a film school, college film program or high school; 16 minutes or under), Indepenetration (subjects that most people would find offensive), Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Experimental, Web Series Episode. FEE: $20-$60. Seattle True Independent Film Festival, 2311 N. 45th St., #194, Seattle, WA 98103, T: (206) 650-7470, contact@trueindependent.org, www.trueindependent.org. Deadline: September 1, 2014 (early), November 1, 2014 (regular), December 1, 2014 (late), January 3, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)

Film Independent Directors Lab (TBD, Los Angeles, CA) - Designed to help directors who are prepping their feature films, the Directors Lab is an intensive eight-week program running in Los Angeles in February and March. The primary focus of the Lab is on learning to work with actors and the rehearsal process. Under the guidance of the lab instructor, Directors Lab Fellows select short scenes from their scripts to workshop. Additionally, Fellows go through a mini-production, learning how to break down a script into a shot list, collaborate with cinematographers, and construct a scene in the editing process. Film Independent provides the Lab participants with camera and sound packages to shoot their scenes. All scenes will be shot on digital video and critiqued by the Lab Instructor as well as the other Lab participants. A maximum of eight projects are selected. Submit complete feature-length screenplay, logline and synopsis, bios of key cast and crew, project status and history, cover letter explaining your interest in the lab, and prior work sample. See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. FEE: $65 ($45 for Film Independent members). Contact: Angela Lee, Development Manager, T: (310) 432-1262, alee@filmindependent.org, http://www.filmindependent.org/labs-and-programs/directors-lab/. Deadline: October 6, 2014

**Women’s International Film & Arts Festival** (March 5-9, 2014, Fort Lauderdale, FL) – Seeking films that were either produced, directed, written, or edited by women.  Seeking films in the following categories: Narrative Feature (50+ minutes), Narrative Short (49 minutes or less), Documentary Feature (50+ minutes), Documentary Short(49 minutes or less), Reel girls, Real women (student film about girls issues), Family films (suitable for all ages), Music Video (between 3-5 minutes, with a “G” or “PG” rating).  FEE: $20-$80.  Women’s International Film & Arts Festival, P.O. Box 120666 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312, info@womensfilmfest.com, http://www.womensfilmfest.com/callforfilms2/. Deadline: September 15, 2014 (regular), October 15, 2014 (late).

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (April 3-6, 2014, Durham, NC) – Intimate festival atmosphere that aims to foster community and conversation between filmmakers, film professionals and the public. Seeking Feature (41-180 minutes) and Short (1-40 minutes) Documentaries on any topic. FEE: $40-$60. Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, 324 Blackwell St., Ste. 500, Washington Building, Bay 5, Durham, NC 27701, T: (919) 687-4100, FAX: (919) 687-4200, info@fullframefest.org, http://www.fullframefest.org/festival/submit-2/. Deadline: October 15, 2014 (regular), December 15, 2014 (late)

New York Indian Film Festival (May 5-10, 2014, New York, NY) -  Celebrating alternative, independent cinema from the global South Asian community. Seeking works by veteran as well as emerging South Asian filmmakers in the following categories: Feature (over 40 minutes), Short (under 40 minutes), Documentary (over 40 minutes), and Short Documentary (under 40 minutes). FEE: $20-$75. Indo-American Arts Council, 517 East 87th St., Ste. 1B, New York, NY 10128, T: (212) 594-3685, nyindianfilmfest@gmail.com, http://www.iaac.us. Deadline: October 1, 2014 (early), December 1, 2014 (regular), February 1, 2015 (late)

**San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival** (March 29, 2014, San Francisco, CA) – Seeking short films (20 minutes maximum) in the following categories: Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Hybrid, Experimental, Music Video. FEE: $30-$70.  San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival, 2721 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705, sfwomensfilmfestival@gmail.com, www.sfiwff.com. “Like” them on Facebook as well for updates. Deadline: October 15, 2014 (regular), December 15, 2014 (late), January 31, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)

Crossroads Film Festival (April 3-6, 2014, Jackson, MS) - Seeking films in the following categories: Feature Narrative (45 minutes minimum), Short Narrative (45 minutes maximum), Student (film by an Undergraduate or Graduate Student 18+, any runtime), Feature Documentary (45 minutes minimum), Experimental (any runtime), Youth (must be under the age of 18 on date of submission, any runtime), Short Documentary (45 minutes maximum), Animation (any runtime), Mississippi Music Video (maximum 9 minutes). FEE: $0-$65. Crossroads Film Festival, P.O. Box 22604 Jackson, MS 39225, T: (601) 345-5674, F: (769) 233-8893, info@crossroadsfilmfestival.com, www.crossroadsfilmfestival.com/. Deadline: September 30, 2014 (early), October 31, 2014 (regular), November 15, 2014 (late), November 30, 2014 (extended, via withoutabox.com)

**Women Action Media’s Boston Film Festival** (March 21st, 2015, Boston, MA) - WAM!Boston is seeking submissions in all genres for a film festival centered on films by and about women. All subjects are welcome — drama, comedy, documentary, experimental, short and feature length alike. The film must be directed and/or produced by a female-identified filmmaker. The story/topic of the film should feature women, or be about an issue of concern to women. The film was released in 2012 or later (in order to highlight current films), with preference given to films that are released in 2014 or going to be released in 2015. Visit http://womenactionmedia.org/2015-boston-film-festival/ to submit. NO FEE. Deadline: November 7, 2014

On screen

Lifetime Unscripted Development Pipeline - Lifetime and the NYTVF have teamed for the third annual Lifetime Unscripted Development Pipeline to challenge YOU to find exceptional, interesting, and entertaining women and worlds that are perfect for TV. If you have an eye for talent and a passion for TV, then submit your 2-4 minute casting/teaser tape for the chance at $10k and the opportunity to produce your show with Lifetime. Awards: * 15 semi-finalists will be reviewed by the network and invited to participate in the 2014 NYTVF in October. * 5 finalists receiving development funding to produce additional tape.
* One winner will receive $10,000 and an opportunity to work with Lifetime Programming to produce a pilot presentation of their winning submission. What we're looking for: Concepts with heart, humor, and edge. Heroines who are smart, sassy, loud and boundary-pushing. For more notes visit: http://nytvf.com/2014_lifetime_pipeline.html. What to submit: Casting tape (between 2-4 minutes in length) that highlights unique characters and stories set in a surprising space. This competition is free to enter. DEADLINE: Monday, September 22, 2014

On set

Various Crew Positions (NYC; Currently seeking; NO PAY, but internship credit for school, production credit and food provided) - Groundbreaking Sketch Comedy Web Series in NEED of Crew! Indie Producer looking for ambitious, creative crew to come aboard for a quirky LOL comedic web series. We are a small crew of comedy writers with funny content and a hilarious cast. Now we are need a crew that can bring a comedic filmic flair to the web series! CREW POSITIONS NEEDED: Director, 1st AD, DP with gear (preference to DSLRs and BlackMagic Cameras, Editor (if you have photoshop and After Effects experience that's a BONUS), Gaffer w/lights, Art Director, SoundMixer, Editor, Production Assistants and Volunteers. If you are a DP/Gaffer please note projects you shot and or lit. If you are a DP/Editor please note projects you shot and or edited. If you are applying for Director or 1st AD we are extremely interested in those individuals who have experience in both film narrative and worked in live theatre. Email khemall@leeepingfrogproductions.com or visit http://leeepingfrogproductions.com/contact/.


Heinz Endowments’ Small Arts Initiative – Opportunity for nonprofit professional arts organizations in southwestern Pennsylvania with annual budgets under $250,000. Initiative provides support grants of up to $20,000 ($8,000 average grant) and will fund a variety of performances, exhibitions, and screenings, both those that are part of an ongoing series and new projects. To be eligible, applicant must be either a pre-existing arts organization or a consortium comprised of artists or of artists, arts administrators, and advisors. Justin Laing, Program Officer, The Heinz Endowments, 625 Liberty Ave., 30th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3115, T: (412) 338-2651, jlaing@heinz.org, www.heinz.org/programs_cms.aspx?SectionID=1&ParentID=42. Receipt Deadline: September 2, 2014

Sundance Institute / Alfred P. Sloan Commissioning Grant – Cash award of up to $20,000 for a science or technology related project at an early stage (full treatment or early screenplay draft). Grants includes a small stipend (up to $5,000) for a science advisor to provide consultation and feedback, creative support from a group of advisors, the possibility of a fellowship to a Screenwriters Lab, and support from the Feature Film Program staff. In addition to a commissioning grant, a Fellowship Grant of $10,000, along with the $5,000 science advisor stipend, will also be awarded. Projects must be narrative features that have science or technology as a major theme or scientists as major characters (science fiction projects that stray too far from a base of scientific reality will not be considered). Projects must be in English. Projects currently in development within the studio system are not eligible. Filmmakers at all stages of their careers are encouraged to apply. See website for complete guidelines and application forms. FEE: $40 Attn: Anne Lai, Sundance/Sloan Commissioning Grant, Sundance Institute, 8530 Wilshire Blvd, 3rd Floor, Beverly Hills, California 90211,sloangrants@sundance.org, http://www.sundance.org/sloan/. Deadline: September 10, 2014

Southern Exposure’s Alternative Exposure – Seeks to fuel the energy of the San Francisco Bay Area visual arts community by providing direct support to projects that contribute to their communities and provide frameworks of support for artists to create and continue their work. Grants of up to $3,500 to support the work of unincorporated groups of artists or individual artists, burgeoning art venues and gathering spaces, publications, collectives, and events, to promote the making and presenting of work in a committed but informal way. Projects can include an exhibition or exhibition series, a public art project, a one-time event or performance, the ongoing work of a venue or collective, the publication of writing directly related to the visual arts, an online project or publication, an artist residency, a series of screenings, and more. The resulting project should be accessible and presented to the public. They encourage projects that present the work of more than one artist; if applying as a group, it can be long-standing or created specifically for this project. New, risk-taking forms and practices are encouraged. Lead applicant must live in San Francisco or Alameda counties. See website for complete guidelines and application forms. NOTE: 501(c)(3) organizations are NOT eligible. No electronic submissions. Alternative Exposure, Southern Exposure, 3030 20th St., San Francisco, CA 94110, Contact: Jeanne Gerrity, T: (415) 863-2141, assocdirector@soex.org, alternativeexposure@soex.org, http://soex.org/alternativeexposure/index.php/apply/, www.soex.org. Receipt Deadline: September 18, 2014

Guggenheim Fellowships NO FEE
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. John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 90 Park Ave., New York, NY 10016, fellowships@jsgmf.org; http://www.gf.org. Deadline: September 19, 2014

California Council for the Humanities California Documentary Project  - Supports film, radio, and new media projects that document the California experience and explore issues of significance to Californians. Three types of grants available:
Production – Up to $50,000 (film and radio) or $20,000 (new media) to strengthen the humanities content and approach of documentary media productions and help propel projects toward completion. Projects must be in the production stage, have a work-in-progress to submit, and actively involve at least two humanities advisors to help frame and contextualize subject matter at a point early enough to make meaningful contributions to the production.
Research and Development – Up to $10,000 to strengthen the humanities content and approach of documentary media productions in their earliest stages. Projects must actively involve at least three humanities advisors to help frame and contextualize subject matter throughout the research and development phase.
Public Engagement – Up to $10,000, which must be matched by at least a 1:1 amount of cash or in-kind contributions from non-federal sources to support the dissemination and public engagement activities of previously-supported CDP film, radio and new media projects.
See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. California Documentary Project Grants, California Council for the Humanities, 312 Sutter St., Ste. 601, San Francisco, CA 94108, Contact: John Lightfoot, Program Officer, T: (415) 391-1474 x314, jlightfoot@calhum.org, http://www.calhum.org/grants/california-documentary-project-grant. Receipt Deadline: October 1, 2014, 5pm (Research and Development and Production), TBD (Public Engagement)

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: October 1, 2014

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Fellowship for Creative and Performing Artists and Writers – Visiting fellowship for historical research by creative and performing artists, writers, filmmakers, playwrights, journalists, and others producing imaginative, non-formulaic works dealing with pre-20th century American history. Recipients receive 4-week period of uninterrupted research, reading, and collegial discussion at the AAS, a national research library and learned society of American history and culture, located in Worcester, MA; $1,350/$1,850 stipend (on campus/off campus housing). Period of residence may occur any time during 2014 calendar year. Applicants encouraged to rent rooms and prepare meals in AAS’s historic mansion across the street from the AAS library. See website for full application guidelines and procedures. James David Moran, Director of Outreach, Creative and Performing Artists and Writers Fellowship, American Antiquarian Society, 185 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA 01609-1634, T: (508) 471-2131, cmcrell@mwa.org, www.americanantiquarian.org/artistfellowship.htm.Receipt Deadline: October 5, 2014

National Humanities Center Residential Fellowships – Private, nonprofit, North Carolina-based center will provide 40 residential fellowships of up to $60,000 plus travel (including for dependents) for advanced study in the humanities from September 2013-May 2014. Scholars of any age and from any nation encouraged, but must hold doctorate or equivalent and have record of publication. In addition to scholars from all fields of humanities, the NHC accepts individuals, including from the arts, who are engaged in humanistic projects. Most of the fellowships are unrestricted, but several are designated for particular areas of research, such as environmental studies and history; English literature; art history; French history, literature, or culture; Asian Studies; and theology. Fellowship Program, National Humanities Center, 7 Alexander Drive, PO Box 12256, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2256, T: (919) 549-0661, nhc@nationalhumanitiescenter.org, www.nhc.rtp.nc.us/fellowships/appltoc.htm. Deadline: October 15, 2014


The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences (February-April, 2014, Rabun Gap, GA) – Residencies of an average of 2 weeks – 2 months for artists in all disciplines. Housing, studio, and 4 meals a week provided. Artist responsible for residency fee ($200/week), refundable cleaning deposit ($50), additional food, travel, and materials. Fellowships are available. Application available online. FEE: $30. The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences, PO Box 339, Rabun Gap, GA 30568, T: (706) 746-5718, FAX: (706) 746-9933,residents@hambidge.org, www.hambidge.org. Deadline: September 15, 2014

American Academy in Berlin Fellowships (2014-2015 Academic Year, Berlin, Germany) – Fellowships for emerging and established scholars, writers, and professionals who wish to engage in independent study in Berlin. Fellowships are usually awarded for an academic semester, occasionally for an academic year. Fellowship includes round-trip airfare, accommodations, partial board, and a stipend of $5,000 per month. Candidates must have completed a doctorate or equivalent professional degree at time of application and must be permanently based in the U.S. See website for application and guidelines. NO FEE. The American Academy in Berlin, Attn: Fellows Selection, , Am Sandwerder 17-19, 14109 Berlin, Germany, T: +49 30 80483, applications@americanacademy.de, www.americanacademy.de/home/fellows/applications/. Receipt Deadline: September 29, 2014, 6pm

Ucross Foundation Residency Program (February-June, 2014, Ucross, WY) – Residencies of 2-8 weeks for visual artists, writers and composers. Residency provides housing, studio space, and all meals. Artists responsible for travel and materials. FEE: $40. Ucross Foundation Residency Program, 30 Big Red Lane, Clearmont, WY 82835, T: (307) 737-2291, FAX: (307) 737-2322, info@ucross.org, www.ucrossfoundation.org. Deadline: October 1, 2014

New York Mills Arts Retreat (January-June, 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: October 1, 2014

The Millay Colony for the Arts (April-November, 2014, Austerlitz, NY) – Residencies of an average of 1 month for visual artists, composers, and writers (including playwrights and screenwriters). Residency provides housing, food, and studio. Artist responsible for travel and materials. Application available online. FEE: $35. Calliope Nicholas, Residency Director, Millay Colony for the Arts, 454 East Hill Rd., PO Box 3, Austerlitz, NY 12017, T: (518) 392-3103, FAX: (518) 392-4144, apply@millaycolony.org, www.millaycolony.org. Deadline: October 1, 2014

Vermont Studio Center (year-round, Johnson, VT) – 2-12 week residencies for writers (including screenwriters and playwrights) and visual artists (excluding filmmakers). Organization provides housing, meals, and studios. Resident responsible for residency fee ($3,500 per month) 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.org.Receipt Deadline: October 1, 2014

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