7/02/2014

Theatre Funding News – July 2014 from Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, the League of Professional Theatre Women, and WomenArts

and WomenArts presents
Theatre Submission Opportunities
and Funding News – July 2014


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


Playwright Festivals/Calls for Entry


Midtown International Theatre Festival - Special July Short Play Lab (July 25-27, 2014) - Seeking submissions for the first Short Play Lab being presented as a part of the MITF. Plays should be 1-10 pp. You produce the play whether or not you live in New York. The SPL provides the theatre. This Lab will take place in the WorkShop Theater Company's Jewel Box, 312 W. 36th St. 4th floor, New York, NY 10018. There are no fees, and the Short Play Lab keeps the door. Every production gets two performances. Productions must be non-union: no showcases please! (And no Equity waivers, either.) The most popular production in each program receives a cash prize of $75. Winners are determined by polling patrons after the performance. For questions, or to submit a script, email john.chatterton@gmail.com. Visit http://www.midtownfestival.org/ for more information. Deadline: July 1, 2014


Panglossian Production’s Pop Up Theater (August 2014, Williamsburg, VA) - Pop Up Theater is an annual performance of original ten-minute plays. Plays range from fully staged scenes to book-in-hand readings. The intent is for artists to get a work on its feet, in front of an audience, and see where it goes. The theme of each Pop Up Theater allows artists to find inspiration for a new story, focus an idea that has been stewing for a while, or dust off an old scene for a new life. The plays can be monologues, poems, skits, excerpts from larger plays, musical pieces, movement or dance, even performance art – as long as they fit the theme. You provide the work, and they help you with directors and actors. The performance will be staged for a live audience and will be live streamed on-line via HowlRoundTV on August 31. This year’s theme is What I Did On My Summer Vacation. To submit, email literary@panglossian.org. For submission guidelines, visit http://www.panglossian.org/and-the-livings-easy.html Deadline: July 1, 2014


Wordsmyth Theater - New Play Reading Series (2015, Houston, TX) Wordsmyth Theater is now accepting submissions for their 2015 New Play Reading Series. They are looking for full lengths and one acts. There will be six plays read throughout the year. One slot will be reserved for a Houston playwright; another for a bilingual play (English/any other language.) For submission guidelines, go to http://wordsmyththeater.org/play-submissions/. There you can fill out the form, and email your script to Julie Oliver at julie@wordsmyththeater.org Deadline July 3, 2014


South Street Players - Tri-State Theatre Festival (October 17-19, 2014, Spring Lake, NJ) - South Street Players (southstreetplayers.org) is seeking short (20 minutes or less), original, one-act plays for its 4th Annual Tri-State Theatre Festival. Seeking original comedic and dramatic one-act plays from playwrights currently living in the Tri-State area only (NJ, NY and PA). Plays must be 20 pages or less. Submissions of longer than 20 pages will be declined for consideration. No royalties or payment will be provided to playwrights should his or her play be chosen for the festival. Plays will only be accepted via email: southstreetoneacts@gmail.com. For guidelines, visit http://southstreetplayers.org/ Deadline July 4, 2014


The New York New Works Theatre Festival (First round August 20-28, 2014 NYC) - Premiering this August, accepting submissions of short plays (30 minutes or less). Festival panel features Broadway, Emmy and Tony award winning producers such as Paul Sladkus, Vincent Morano, Larry Kaye, Sjon Dowell, Julia Broder, Paula Levine, Lucia Kaiser and more. $500 grand prize, finalists will be contacted mid-July. For submission guidelines and to apply: http://nynwtheatrefestival.com/index.php/submissions/
Deadline July 6, 2014


Global Age Project at Aurora Theatre (February, 2015, Berkeley, CA) – Seeking plays that celebrate fresh, forward-looking visions of global significance for a festival of staged readings. The Global Age Project is a discovery and developmental vehicle established to encourage playwrights to address life in the 21st century and beyond. Seeking forward-thinking unproduced work from both established and emerging playwrights, the festival celebrates the diversity of perspectives, styles, voices, concerns, and stories that make up the world today and provides a development opportunity for plays that directly respond to our complicated present and our possible future  1 submission per playwright. Plays may be any length and any style; experimentation with innovative forms is encouraged. Subject matter should deal with the changing state of human relationships in this new century; historical plays set before the year 2000 will not be considered. Playwrights must be located in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico. Plays must be in English; no translations. NOTE: E-mail submissions only; submit through website.FEE: $20. GAP, Aurora Theatre Company, 2081 Addison St., Berkeley, CA 94704,  https://auroratheatre.org/index.php?option=com_theatre&view=tpage&id=82&Itemid=531. Deadline: July 15, 2014


Little Fish Theatre Pick of the Vine Short Play Production (January-February, 2015, San Pedro, CA) – Seeking short scripts (15 minutes maximum) that require no more than 10 actors and have minimal set requirements. Only one submission per playwright. Submit script in .doc or .pdf format with a cover sheet containing author name and contact information in one document. There will be a $50 flat fee royalty payment to playwrights per play produced. NOTE: Electronic submissions only. NO FEE. Little Fish Theatre, 777 Centre St., San Pedro, CA 90731,holly@littlefishtheatre.org, www.littlefishtheatre.org/. Deadline: July 15, 2014


Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s One Act Play Competition (Sept 10- Oct 2, 2014) - Seeking fully produced one act plays  (cast, directed and ready to perform) 7 minutes to 20 minutes in length for MRT╩╝s FALL ONE ACT PLAY COMPETITION. Non-equity only. NO FEE to apply, $150 fee once accepted. $1,000 prize for Best Play. Each play will be given four performances, plus two extra performances if chosen to advance to the finals. They will supply a technician to run sound and lights. For submission guidelines, visit http://manhattanrep.com/fall-one-act-play-competition-2014/. To submit, email manhattanrep@yahoo.com with “Fall One Act Competition” in the subject heading. They will contact you within a week to confirm acceptance. Deadline: July 21, 2014


**Athena Project** (March 20-April 5, 2015, Denver, CO) – Seeking submissions from Female playwrights for its Plays In Progress Series. Four new plays will be selected based on a blind submission process and given a dramaturg, director, designers, cast and workshop presentation during the festival. One play from the 2015 PIP Series will win a full production to be produced in March of 2016 festival, based on a combination of audience vote and board input. Only one submission per playwright, and no previously produced scripts. NO FEE. Athena Project, Literary Manager, Patrick Elkins-Zeglarski, pez@athenaprojectfestival.org, http://www.athenaprojectfestival.org. Deadline: July 31, 2014


**Shakespeare’s Sister Fellowship** (Four dedicated weeks in 2015, orientation meeting in December 2014) The Shakespeare’s Sister Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for a female playwright to be supported by three extraordinary institutions over the course of a year while she writes and develops a new play. In addition to a cash prize of $10,000, the playwright will receive residencies at three geographically distinct institutions—AROHO, Hedgebrook, and the Lark Play Development Center—each one providing a different kind of support at successive stages in the playwright’s process. The fellowship seeks to make possible for the playwright a breakthrough into the kind of new work she would not have had the freedom or the resources to create otherwise.
View the Shakespeare’s Sister Showcase to see announcements about the fellowship.
For submission guidelines and to apply, visit: http://aroomofherownfoundation.org/awards/shakespeares-sister/
Deadline: July 31, 2014


New Stage Theatre - Eudora Welty New Plays Series (May 2015, Jackson, MS) - Plays which have been produced professionally are ineligible. (Eligibility not affected by workshops, readings, community or academic production). Plays must be full length. No musicals or children's plays are accepted at this time. Please include with the script, a synopsis of the play, a character breakdown, production requirements, time and place, a production history, and playwright's biography. Mail hard copies of plays or letters of inquiry to the address below: manuscripts will be returned only if accompanied by self addressed and stamped envelope; acknowledgement of receipt only with enclosed SASE or postcard. Response time: 6-8 months for play submission. Playwrights are encouraged to continue to visit the website,www.newstagetheatre.com, for more information. Address: New Stage Theatre
Literary Department, 1100 Carlisle Street, Jackson, MS 39202. Deadline July 31, 2014


Write Now - Call for Theater for Young Audiences Scripts (April 23-26, 2015, Indiana Repertory Theatre) - If you have a play in progress for young audiences (grades K-12), please consider submitting it to Write Now, a national workshop and gathering. Four finalists will receive cash prizes, a week-long workshop with TYA professionals, and a rehearsed reading of their scripts for the TYA community. For more information on Write Now, visit www.writenow.co. To use the online form to enter, visit: http://writenow.co/competition/write-now-submission/. Deadline July 31, 2014


Wildclaw Theatre - DEATHSCRIBE Festival (December 2014, Chicago, IL) - Each December, WildClaw produces the DEATHSCRIBE Festival of Horror Radio Plays. DEATHSCRIBE is an open submission, international festival and writing competition. Writers may submit up to two radio plays to DEATHSCRIBE in any given year. Five scripts will be selected from all submissions. After being selected, there will be an opportunity for the authors to refine and revise these scripts (if deemed necessary) in collaboration with WildClaw Theatre Company. There will be a “Best of the Fest” award, with the winner chosen by a celebrity panel of judges on the night of performance to receive the coveted Bloody Axe Award. All submissions must be made electronically; please make sure your script is formatted correctly according to the guidelines (see below) and submit your script as an attachment to deathscribe2014@gmail.com. Please include the title of your play in the subject line. For submission guidelines, visit http://www.wildclawtheatre.com/deathscribe/ Deadline: August 1, 2014


The Yale Drama Series (New Haven, CT) – Seeking original, unpublished, full-length plays written in English. No translations, musicals, or children’s plays. The winner will receive the David C. Horn Prize of $10,000, publication of the manuscript by Yale University Press, and a staged reading at Lincoln Center Theater. The manuscript must begin with a title page that shows the play’s title, a 2-3 sentence keynote description of the play, a list of characters, and a list of acts and scenes. Please enter the title of your play, your name and contact information (including address, phone number, and email address), and a brief biography (optional) where indicated in the electronic submission form.  Plays should be typed and page-numbered and should follow professional play format. Do not bind or staple manuscripts. Only one submission per playwright per year. NOTE: See website for instructions for electronic submissions, which are preferred. NO FEE. Yale Drama Series, P.O. Box 209040, New Haven, CT 06520-9040, yaledramaseries@yale.edu, https://yup.submittable.com/submit/20322. Deadline: August 15, 2014


Acadiana Theatre Company (2015 Season, Lafayette, LA) - The Acadiana Repertory Theatre is now accepting submissions for one to two slots available in its 2015 Season, with the theme Only Adapt. Seeking full length shows (will accept one acts, as long as they are around 70-90 minutes) that fit the model of a newly written adaptation of a classic. The Acadiana Repertory Theatre is a small ensemble in Lafayette, Louisiana that is committed to producing and developing new works, and working hand in hand with playwrights to assist them in whatever stage of development their show might be in. For more information, visit http://www.acadianarep.org/. Please email scripts to our Artistic Director, Steven Landry, atstevenlandry@acadianarep.org. Deadline August 15, 2014


365 Women a Year: A Playwriting Project (Facebook Group Project) - Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/429235263876823/ or search “365 Women a Year” on Facebook to request to join this writer’s group. They are seeking female identifying playwrights who want to join in their quest to write one acts about 365 women in history. A consolidated list of the historical women to choose from are listed at the top of page thread, and may be claimed by commenting on the post. Guidelines for submission can be found under the “files” tab on the group page. For questions, join the group and post a query. Deadline has been posted but historical figures are already being claimed, so join now if you want in on the fun! Deadline December 31, 2014


Ongoing Festivals/Calls for Entry


The Good Ear Review – Dedicated to publishing monologues that share a moment in time with the reader (and eventually, the audience). Seeking original monologues in all genres from established and emerging playwrights from across the globe to post on website. Playwrights may submit up to 3 monologues of 600-1000 words each. Monologues must be submitted electronically in the body of an e-mail; no attachments. Include setting, time, character, and any necessary set-up. Include a writer’s bio (do not exceed 60 words).  There is no fee or pay. submit@thegoodearreview.com, thegoodearreview.com/submission-guidelines/.


Funding


NEA Art Works Grants – Supports the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts with grants from $10,000-$100,000 to organizations. Open to Arts Education projects that have lifelong learning in the arts as their primary outcome. Innovative projects are strongly encouraged. This deadline is specifically for school-based projects that are directly connected to the school curriculum and instructional program. Activities may take place in or outside the school building at any time of day, including after-school and summer programs. Application must be submitted through the NEA website; allow ample time to prepare the application and deal with technical difficulties that frequently arise on the site. See website for complete guidelines. National Endowment for the Arts, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20506, http://arts.gov/grants-organizations/art-works/arts-education (scroll down to second project on page for this particular deadline). Deadline: July 24, 2014


Alliance for California Traditional Arts Grant Programs – Three programs to support folk and traditional arts, defined as art forms that are learned as part of the cultural life of a group of people whose members share a common heritage, language, religion, occupation, or region:


Apprenticeship Program – Encourages the continuation of the state’s traditional arts and cultures by contracting master artists to offer intensive, one-on-one training to qualified apprentices. A master artist is someone who is recognized as an exemplary practitioner of a traditional art form by his or her community and peers. Prospective apprentices should demonstrate investment and developed skill in the specific art form they wish to continue learning. Master artist and apprentice must apply together. Each $3,000 contract will support a 6-12-month period of concentrated learning. Contact: Russell Rodriguez, Program Manager, T: (415) 269-0026, rrodriguez@actaonline.org, http://www.actaonline.org/content/apprenticeship-program. Deadline: August 1, 2014


Living Cultures Grants Program – Funds nonprofit organizations and organizations working with fiscal sponsors to support exemplary projects in the traditional arts in California. Eligible projects include public presentations; workshops and gatherings; equipment and materials purchases; conservation, creation or acquisition of traditional arts items; intergenerational classes or educational programs within a community; documentation of traditional arts, skills, ceremonies, beliefs, or performances; media, web, and print publications; professional and leadership development; and endangered language acquisition projects when carried out within the context of traditional art forms. Limited to organizations with budgets under $250,000. Awards are generally limited to $5,000; a small number of grants of up to $7,500 may be awarded to projects that demonstrate significant impact on a particular cultural tradition. Contact: Lily Kharrazi, Program Manager, T: (415) 346-5200, lilyk@actaonline.org, http://www.actaonline.org/content/living-cultures-grants-program. Deadline: August 1, 2014


Traditional Arts Development Program – Contracts of up to $1,500 to support consultancies, mentorships, and travel opportunities that foster a new level of growth for individual folk and traditional artists and organizations engaged in the field in California. Individuals and organizations may apply. Contact: Russell Rodriguez, Program Manager, T: (415) 269-0026, rrodriguez@actaonline.org,
http://www.actaonline.org/content/traditional-arts-development-program. Deadline: Rolling (allow 30 days for application review)


**Open Meadows Foundation Grants** – Funding to individuals and to nonprofit organizations for projects that are led by and benefit women. Grants of up to $2,000 support projects that are designed and implemented by women and girls; reflect diversity of community served by project in both its leadership and organization; promote building community power; promote racial, social, economic, and environmental justice; and have limited financial access or have encountered obstacles in search for funding. In addition to general grants, Open Meadows has 6 special targeted funds: the Jeanne Meurer Indigenous Women’s Fund; the Ellen Dougherty Activist Fund for Young Women; the Edie Windsor Fund for Old Lesbians; the India Fund; the Patsy Lu Fund for Women’s Music Projects; and the Susan F. Eastman Fund for Environmental Activists. Organizational budget should not exceed $150,000; small and start-up organizations strongly encouraged to apply. Open Meadows Foundation, PO Box 1363, Bronx, NY 10475, T: (718) 885-0969, openmeadows@igc.org, www.openmeadows.org. Deadline: August 15, 2014


The Emily List Fund for Performing Arts Therapy – Supports theatre, dance, and music projects aimed at helping the sick and disadvantaged in the interest of making their lives better and brighter through the performing arts. Grants of up to $1,000 to fund instruments or equipment for a music therapist working in a hospital; scholarships for young people to attend theatre camp; travel expenses for a chorus or theatre group; space for a dancer working with disabled or elderly people; payment for an instructor teaching arts to patients; tickets for groups to attend theatre performances they otherwise could not… and any other proposal along those lines. Grants are focused in the Pioneer Valley and at Mass General Hospital. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis year-round. Download and complete application form (available on website) and submit by e-mail or postal mail. Emily List Fund for Performing Arts Therapy, Karen List, 1671 South East St., Amherst, MA 01002,klist@journ.umass.edu, http://emilylistfund.com/about.html. Deadline: Rolling


Residencies


UMass New Play Lab Paid Residencies (March 24-April 5, 2014, Amherst, MA) – Aims to develop two exceptional new scripts per year in cooperation with visionary playwrights. Two playwrights will be chosen for concurrent 10-day residencies during the mainstage production period of their scripts as public staged readings directed and dramaturged by UMass graduate students and performed by UMass undergraduate actors. Each playwright receives accommodation and a $750 honorarium. Playwright responsible for travel arrangements and meals. Submitted plays must be full-length; no musicals. Submit manuscript in PDF format by e-mail, including a concise playwright bio and development history of the play in the body of the e-mail. NO FEE. newplaylab@theater.umass.edu, http://www.umass.edu/theater/newplaylab.php. Deadline: July 1, 2014


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 6, 2014


Yaddo (year-round, Saratoga Springs, NY) – Residencies of an average of 5 weeks for writers, media artists, visual artists and performing artists working at the professional level in their fields. Facilities include dance/choreography studios, exhibition/installation spaces, metal shop, music studio, and performing arts space. Residency provides housing, meals, studio, travel assistance, and materials stipend. Artists responsible for additional materials or travel costs. FEE: $30 plus fee for media uploads. Yaddo, P.O. Box 395, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, T: (518) 584-0746, FAX: (518) 584-1312, yaddo@yaddo.org, www.yaddo.org. Deadline: August 1, 2014


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


Other Resources


**Plum Alley** - Curated crowdfunding platform focused specifically on supporting women entrepreneurs, women in the arts and media, and organizations that benefit women and girls. Their website provides resource material on creating a successful project, the benefits of crowdfunding and how it works on their platform. They have also teamed up with Flexcel Networks, a female-founded third party company that specializes in flexible assignments for vetted professionals: if you choose, they can connect you with professionals ready to aid your project in the field of video, communications, marketing/PR, and project management. They follow the ‘all-or-nothing’ project model, project creators will only receive funds they’ve raised if the funding goal has been met within the dictated timeframe. A total 7.9% fee applies for Plum Alley and credit card services; the project creator will see 92.1% of total funds raised. Visit https://plumalley.co/en/projects.

USA Projects – Crowdfunding platform open to artists who have received a grant or award from a distinguished arts organization (see website for a list of qualifying organizations and artist eligibility requirements and application). Projects are based on an “all or nothing” model in which artist sets a minimum fundraising goal and a deadline by which to raise the funds. If artist meets or exceeds goal, she/he receives all the donations; if not, donors are not charged and artist does not receive funds. USA Projects has a 75% success rate (compared to 45% on similar platforms), and raises matching funds so that each project receives a direct contribution of an average of 16% from USA Projects. Artist receives 81% of every dollar pledged, with 3% going toward credit card and bank processing fees, and the rest going toward USA Projects for administration and reinvestment in projects. All donations made through USA Projects are tax-deductible. USA Projects provides each artist with a personal coach for support and guidance through the fundraising process. See website to set up an artist profile page and find out if you are eligible. Contact: Kris Kuramitsu, T: (323) 857-5857,krisk@unitedstatesartists.org, www.unitedstatesartists.org.

7/01/2014

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

Women in the Arts & Media Coalition

and WomenArts
Film/Video Funding News –
July 2014




**Brooklyn Girl Festival** (TBA Spring 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); Notification February 7, 2015

OUTrageous: Santa Barbara Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (November 8-11, 2012, Santa Barbara, CA) – Seeking a diverse selection of films that entertain, challenge, and educate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered communities in the following categories: Feature, Short, Feature Documentary, and Short Documentary. FEE: $20-$60. OUTrageous, c/o Pacific Pride Foundation, 126 E. Haley St., Ste. A-11, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, T: (805) 963-3636, FAX: (805) 963-9086, info@outrageousfilmfestival.org, http://www.outrageousfilmfestival.org.
Deadline: July 25, 2014 (regular), August 22, 2014 (late), September 5, 2014 (extended, via withoutabox.com)

Santa Barbara International Film Festival (January 27-February 7, 2015, 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.  Submissions open July 1, 2014. Deadline: August 8, 2014 (early), September 19, 2014 (regular), November 7, 2014 (late), December 12, 2014 (drop)

Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival (October 8-12, 2014) - The Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival’s mission is to provide a cultural alternative to the mainstream commercial film experience and to celebrate, promote, nurture and teach non-fiction filmmaking. The festival seeks to provide a window to the world and screen movies that inspire change. For 2014, submission is 100% online. No fee. To submit, and for submission guidelines, visit http://www.flagstaffmountainfilms.org/festival-info-2014/film-submission/. Deadline July 7, 2014

SANFIC Santiago International Film Festival (August 23- 31, 2013, Santiago, Chile) - Submissions still open for Work In Progress Latin American films. Santiago International Film Festival, is a film platform, cultural, artistic, industrial, educational and privileged symbol of the city and the country. Submissions are open to fiction and documentary Chilean and International films. DVD submission. Visit http://www.sanfic.com/galeria/encuentro-con-eugenio-caballero-2/# for Work-In-Progess instructions. Deadline for Work-In-Progress: July 7, 2014

Rencontres Henri Langlois (international film school) Festival (November 28- December 7, 2014, Poitiers, France) - International film schools festival. Any film directed by students in cinema and/or audiovisual can be registered for the Competition. Films of any running time or genre. DVD by mail. Visit http://www.rihl.org/inscription2014_us.php for submission form and guidelines. For any information about the selection, please contact Miss Camille Sanz, camille.sanz@tap-poitiers.com. Deadline: July 8, 2014

Korean American Film Festival New York (October 24-26, 2013, Brooklyn, NY) – Seeking films of any kind that are by Korean American, Korean, and Non-Korean that are of interest to the local community. Seeking entries in the following categories: Short (maximum of 45 minutes), Short Competition (maximum of 45 minutes, completed after January 1, 2012), Feature (45+ minutes, completed after January 1, 2012), Video Art (any runtime). FEE: $10-$35. 55 Hope Street, Suite 218, Brooklyn, NY 11211. programming@kaffny.com, kaffny.com.  Deadline: July 15, 2013 (regular)

Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival (September 4-7, 2014, Martha’s Vineyard, MA) - International Jury Competition: 10 films will be selected from worldwide entries and screened at 2014 Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival short film showcase. Jury members will select winning film for jury cash prize and presentation at Closing Night program on Sunday, September 7th. The festival is about exploring other cultures/people of the world. They accept either fiction or non-fiction types of less than 20 minutes. No fee. There is also a Cash Prize! http://mvfilmsociety.com/festivals/short-film-submission-page/. Deadline: July 15, 2014

AFI Fest (November 6-13, 2014, Hollywood, CA) - Submissions are now open and filmmakers are invited to submit narrative, documentary, experimental, animated and short films for consideration for the next edition of AFI FEST. The American Film Institute's annual celebration of international cinema from modern masters and emerging filmmakers, AFI FEST features nightly red-carpet galas, special screenings, conversations and tributes. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes AFI FEST as a qualifying festival for both Short Films categories of the annual Academy Awards®, and AFI FEST is still the only film festival in the United States to hold the prestigious FIAPF accreditation, assuring a high standard of quality and reliability for the international film community. AFI FEST is Los Angeles' longest running international film festival and has been bringing the best in world cinema to the film capital of the world since its launch as FILMEX in 1971. Visit http://www.afi.com/afifest/submissions.aspx for guidelines and to submit. Fees are $55 for short films, $75 for feature length. Deadline: August 8, 2014

**“KIN” Women’s International Film Festival** (November 1-5, 2014, Yerevan, Armenia) - The festival’s goal is to promote women’s creativity, establish a network between woman filmmakers from different parts of the world and give hand to a better understanding of different cultures and each other. The purpose of the festival is to address through films issues of violence, inequality, discrimination and other problems related to women’s rights and gender problems. Email info@kinfestival.com for questions; visit http://kinfestival.com/call-for-entries/ for submission guidelines. International Film Festival “KIN,” Str. Hanrapetutian, 49, apt. 10, Yerevan, 0010, ARMENIA, Tel./ Fax: +374 10 52 44 19. Deadline: July 28, 2014
**Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival** (October 3-11, 2014, Tampa, FL) – Seeking films of any kind that are by, for, or about the LGBT community. Seeking entries in the following categories: Feature (60+ minutes, narrative or non-narrative, may be animated or live action), Documentary (Non-Fiction of any length, highlighting experiences of the global LGBT community), Men’s Short (under 60 minutes, any genre), Women’s Short (under 60 minutes, any genre), Transgender Films. FEE: $10-$45. 1315 East 7th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605. david@tiglff.com, tiglff.com.  Deadline: July 15, 2014 (Late)

Ann Arbor Film Festival (March 19-24, 2015, Ann Arbor, MI) - The AAFF provides at least $20,000 in cash and film stock/services to more than 20 filmmakers, serves as a qualifying festival for Academy Award® nomination in the short film category and provides touring opportunities for select filmmakers. All submitting filmmakers will be notified regarding acceptance by approximately February 13, 2015 with the email address provided at the time of submission.  Please add mail@aafilmfest.org to your contact list to ensure receipt of notification.  Please contact Ellie White at submissions@aafilmfest.org if your email changes prior to notification. Fees $30-60. Deadline: August 15, 2014 (early), October 1, 2014 (regular), November 1, 2014 (late).

SlamDance Film Festival (January 23-29, 2015, Park City, UT) - The Slamdance Film Festival is dedicated to new filmmakers. They accept films in every genre, on any topic from every country around the world. The festival program is selected from 100% blind submissions and they do not disqualify any films based on premiere status or date of completion. Their mission is to bring attention to the most talented emerging filmmakers, showcasing their work in the media frenzy of festival week in Park City, Utah. This year, filmmakers may submit through Withoutabox or our Alternative Submission Form. A hard copy application form is also available upon request. Please emailsubmissions@slamdance.com for questions. For submissions, visit http://showcase.slamdance.com/Film-Submissions. Fees range $40-110. Deadline: July 25, 2014 (early), September 5, 2014 (regular), October 9, 2014 (late), October 16, 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

**Citizen Jane Film Festival** (November 7-9, 2014) - Accepting submissions for the 2014 festival: films in all genres and short or feature length.  The CJFF programs films made by female filmmakers in all stages of their careers--from first time filmmakers to pioneers in the industry.  If accepted, filmmakers are strongly encouraged to attend the festival in person to participate and collaborate with other female filmmakers throughout the weekend. Beyong the festival in the fall, Citizen Jane continues to support and celebrate female filmmakers through an ongoing film series at Stephens College throughout the year.  They host artist in residences to screen and discuss their films to the public, and they also visit classes and lead workshops. To submit: http://www.citizenjanefilmfestival.com/submit/. No Deadline posted on website, submissions made through Without A Box are still being accepted for the November 2014 festival.

**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.


Ongoing Festivals/Calls For Entry 

Ford Foundation Freedom of Expression Just Films InitiativeSupports documentary projects that address urgent social issues and help us understand our past, explore our present and build our future, with the goal of expanding the community of emerging and established filmmakers by helping them realize their visions and reach audiences. JustFilms focuses on film, video and digital works that show courageous people confronting difficult issues and actively pursuing a more just, secure and sustainable world. Initiative funds will be distributed through three distinct paths: partnerships with major organizations such as the Sundance Institute and ITVS; collaboration with other Ford Foundation grant-making programs where the introduction of documentary film could help draw attention to an issue or advance a movement, and an ongoing open application process. Open application process begins with submission of a grant inquiry through website. See website for complete application guidelines. Ford Foundation, 320 East 43rd St., New York, NY 10017, T: (212) 573-5000, FAX: (212) 351-3677, http://www.fordfoundation.org/issues/freedom-of-expression/justfilms/for-grant-seekers.

Funding Opportunities 

The San Francisco Film Society/ Hearst Screenwriting Grant - The SFFS/Hearst Screenwriting Grant is given to a mid-career screenwriter who has been a practicing writer for at least five years and who has previously written a minimum of one feature screenplay. The grant is open to writers residing in the United States whose project expresses both a unique personal perspective and an artistic approach to the subject. Priority is given to writers whose previous short or feature screenplays have been produced as an independent film.
Please go to the “How To Apply” section to sign into my.sffs.org  for access to the online application. Deadline: July 1, 2014 (late)

Alliance for California Traditional Arts Grant Programs – Three programs to support folk and traditional arts, defined as art forms that are learned as part of the cultural life of a group of people whose members share a common heritage, language, religion, occupation, or region:

Apprenticeship Program – Encourages the continuation of the state’s traditional arts and cultures by contracting master artists to offer intensive, one-on-one training to qualified apprentices. A master artist is someone who is recognized as an exemplary practitioner of a traditional art form by his or her community and peers. Prospective apprentices should demonstrate investment and developed skill in the specific art form they wish to continue learning. Master artist and apprentice must apply together. Each $3,000 contract will support a 6-12-month period of concentrated learning. Contact: Russell Rodriguez, Program Manager, T: (415) 269-0026, rrodriguez@actaonline.org, http://www.actaonline.org/content/apprenticeship-program. Deadline: August 1, 2014

Living Cultures Grants Program – Funds nonprofit organizations and organizations working with fiscal sponsors to support exemplary projects in the traditional arts in California. Eligible projects include public presentations; workshops and gatherings; equipment and materials purchases; conservation, creation or acquisition of traditional arts items; intergenerational classes or educational programs within a community; documentation of traditional arts, skills, ceremonies, beliefs, or performances; media, web, and print publications; professional and leadership development; and endangered language acquisition projects when carried out within the context of traditional art forms. Limited to organizations with budgets under $250,000. Awards are generally limited to $5,000; a small number of grants of up to $7,500 may be awarded to projects that demonstrate significant impact on a particular cultural tradition. Contact: Lily Kharrazi, Program Manager, T: (415) 346-5200, lilyk@actaonline.org, http://www.actaonline.org/content/living-cultures-grants-program. Deadline: August 1, 2014

Traditional Arts Development Program – Contracts of up to $1,500 to support consultancies, mentorships, and travel opportunities that foster a new level of growth for individual folk and traditional artists and organizations engaged in the field in California. Individuals and organizations may apply. Contact: Russell Rodriguez, Program Manager, T: (415) 269-0026, rrodriguez@actaonline.org,
http://www.actaonline.org/content/traditional-arts-development-program. Deadline: Rolling (allow 30 days for application review)

**Open Meadows Foundation Grants** – Funding to individuals and to nonprofit organizations for projects that are led by and benefit women. Grants of up to $2,000 support projects that are designed and implemented by women and girls; reflect diversity of community served by project in both its leadership and organization; promote building community power; promote racial, social, economic, and environmental justice; and have limited financial access or have encountered obstacles in search for funding. In addition to general grants, Open Meadows has 6 special targeted funds: the Jeanne Meurer Indigenous Women’s Fund; the Ellen Dougherty Activist Fund for Young Women; the Edie Windsor Fund for Old Lesbians; the India Fund; the Patsy Lu Fund for Women’s Music Projects; and the Susan F. Eastman Fund for Environmental Activists. Organizational budget should not exceed $150,000; small and start-up organizations strongly encouraged to apply. Open Meadows Foundation, PO Box 1363, Bronx, NY 10475, T: (718) 885-0969, openmeadows@igc.org, www.openmeadows.org. Deadline: August 15, 2014

Jerome Foundation Production Grants for Individual Film and Video Artists – Funds New York and Minnesota film and video artists working in the genres of experimental, narrative, animation, and documentary production. Applicants must be residents of New York or Minnesota. Supports production and post-production; not pre-production. See website for complete application guidelines and instructions. Jerome Foundation, 400 Sibley St., Ste. 125, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101-1928, T: (651) 224-9431, FAX: (651) 224-3439, info@jeromefdn.org, http://jeromefdn.org/apply/mn-nyc-film-video. Deadline for Minnesota: September 26, 2014  Deadline for New York: Ongoing

NEA Art Works Grants – Supports the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts with grants from $10,000-$100,000 to organizations. Open to Arts Education projects that have lifelong learning in the arts as their primary outcome. Innovative projects are strongly encouraged. This deadline is specifically for school-based projects that are directly connected to the school curriculum and instructional program. Activities may take place in or outside the school building at any time of day, including after-school and summer programs. Application must be submitted through the NEA website; allow ample time to prepare the application and deal with technical difficulties that frequently arise on the site. See website for complete guidelines. National Endowment for the Arts, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20506, http://arts.gov/grants-organizations/art-works/arts-education (scroll down to second project on page for this particular deadline). Deadline: July 24, 2014

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, 2014

**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: July 7, 2014


Residencies 

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


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, 2014
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
Yaddo (year-round, Saratoga Springs, NY) – Residencies of an average of 5 weeks for writers, media artists, visual artists and performing artists working at the professional level in their fields. Facilities include dance/choreography studios, exhibition/installation spaces, metal shop, music studio, and performing arts space. Residency provides housing, meals, studio, travel assistance, and materials stipend. Artists responsible for additional materials or travel costs. FEE: $30 plus fee for media uploads. Yaddo, P.O. Box 395, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, T: (518) 584-0746, FAX: (518) 584-1312, yaddo@yaddo.org, www.yaddo.org. Deadline: August 1, 2014



Other Resources 

NOTE: For more resources, visit WomenArts' Funding Resources pages.
**Her Film Project** - Her Film Project is a global project to support women filmmakers.  Their mission is to serve as a global advocate for women filmmakers and their work.  They regularly feature interviews and Q+As with women filmmakers, articles on their films, details on special screenings, crowdfunding roundups, film reviews, and articles about issues affecting women in film on their active Her Film Project blog. They award grants in the areas of film marketing and film festival travel for women filmmakers, as well as sponsor a Filmmaker-in-Residence program for filmmakers at any stage of their projects as a way to further support women filmmakers (directors, writer/directors, director/producers). They provide monetary support as a sponsor for women's film festivals and special awards for women filmmakers and partner with film festivals and organizations to support filmmakers, specifically women filmmakers, women's voices, and women's stories, and advocate for increased representation of women in film. On their website you can find a list of women's film festivals all over the world, more than 100 across 30+ countries. They maintain and update an extensive list of resources for filmmakers seeking information on how to increase their opportunities and improve their entrepreneurial efforts within the film industry. Visit http://www.herfilmproject.com/.

**Plum Alley** - Curated crowdfunding platform focused specifically on supporting women entrepreneurs, women in the arts and media, and organizations that benefit women and girls. Their website provides resource material on creating a successful project, the benefits of crowdfunding and how it works on their platform. They have also teamed up with Flexcel Networks, a female-founded third party company that specializes in flexible assignments for vetted professionals: if you choose, they can connect you with professionals ready to aid your project in the field of video, communications, marketing/PR, and project management. They follow the ‘all-or-nothing’ project model, project creators will only receive funds they’ve raised if the funding goal has been met within the dictated timeframe. A total 7.9% fee applies for Plum Alley and credit card services; the project creator will see 92.1% of total funds raised. Visit https://plumalley.co/en/projects.
Additional Opportunity for Screenwriters
UCLA Student Searching for Plays - Searching for a short 5-20 page play or screenplay to adapt and produce into short films this Summer, in preparation for a senior thesis for a UCLA student. Ideally she is looking for scripts that can be shot in the Los Angeles area and on a smaller budget. No immediate compensation will be made for the script, however if your script is selected, there will be coordination for such if the movie makes money down the line.  You will receive an imdb credit as the original writer/creator, and an individual slide on the final film credit reel, as well as a copy of the film.  If you are interested, please send samples of 3-4 pages as well as a full synopsis to Nerris121@yahoo.com.

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.

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on the website of our member organization, the

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who originally created the Film/Video and Theatre Funding Newsletters and
who list many ongoing Funding Opportunities.


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