#ScreenOpps #ScreenOppsJan2015

Submission opportunities for women in film/video.
(previously known as Film/Video Funding Newsletter)

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

January’s Featured Opportunity

Kitchens and Calhoun Productions

Kitchens and Calhoun Productions (www.kitchensandcalhoun.com) seek pop, rock, jazz, gospel or hip hop artists to compose instrumental incidental music for our interracial buddy comedy, The Struggle. About The Struggle: “Life is hard in these mean streets, but best friends Kitchens and Calhoun are taking on NYC one battle at a time. They've got big hearts, no dollars, and strong side eyes for all the shenanigans the Big Apple throws their way. All day, every day: The Struggle is Real.”

Kitchens and Calhoun also seek the following for The Struggle:
- a marketing & social media consultant
- sound editing assistance
- color correction assistance

Please send your website or social media and any relevant work samples to Kristen Adele Calhoun and Jessica Kitchens at kitchensandcalhoun@gmail.com.

TO SUBMIT: Include the Special Opps Code, which can be retrieved by emailing specialoppscode@gmail.com, and your area of interest in the subject line of your email.

About Kitchens and Calhoun: Kristen Adele Calhoun and Jessica Kitchens met while working on a regional theater production of Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris.  It was Rochester.  It was the dead of winter.  Polar Vortexes were slapping these two in the face every chance they got.  Kristen and Jessica knew they would not survive this brutal experience unless they created some dope art to warm their souls.  Write or die.  Thus began the creative process that led to The Struggle.
Writing The Struggle led to figuring out how to get the series made, which led to deciding that they would film it themselves, which led to investing in equipment and learning how to produce, shoot, star in, edit, and market a web series from scratch.  It has been the most incredible learning process and has exponentially increased the amount of creative power that Kristen and Jessica harness.
Welcome to Kitchens & Calhoun Productions.  We hope you dig it.

Liverpool Lift-Off Film Festival (February/March 2015, Liverpool, UK) - Liverpool Lift-Off is part of the prestigious network of transatlantic based Lift-Off Film Festivals. It is the 1st event in the Lift-Off Season and the 1st Film Festival of the year based in the United Kingdom. Winners of the Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Amsterdam and London Film Festivals screen at Liverpool Lift-Off, along with new hopefuls from around the globe looking to join the ever expanding network of emerging industry professionals. Every single filmmaker who submits will receive from us exclusive submitter only content that aim to coach and guide all filmmakers on the continuous marketing of their work. Please allow liverpool@lift-off-festival.com to be accepted into your inbox! Accepting all films and scripts in any genre. Submissions are accepted on DVD, paper and secure-online screeners. Please label all work clearly with your name, contact information, exhibition format and running time. The festival cannot be held accountable for faulty or uncued preview DVD's. Visit https://filmfreeway.com/festival/LiverpoolLiftOffFilmFestival for more thorough guidelines. Deadline: January 9, 2015 (Film Freeway Late), January 30, 2015 (Extended)

**Through Women’s Eyes** (April 10-19, 2015, Great Falls, VA) – International festival featuring women directors, with a focus on international women’s issues, stories and lives. Seeking films directed by women in the following categories: Documentary, Feature, and Short. FEE: $40-$75. Through Women’s Eyes, 241 Bliss Lane, Great Falls, VA 22066, T: (703) 402-1428, tobrack@aol.com, http://www.throughwomenseyes.com, Deadline: January 5, 2015 (late), January 10, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)

American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at Cannes (May 2015, Cannes, France) – Supports upcoming filmmakers by showcasing their films at the American Pavilion during the Cannes Film Festival while providing an opportunity for filmmakers to connect with the Cannes Film Festival, Marketplace attendees and to a global audience. Seeking entries by emerging and student filmmakers (current undergraduate and graduate school students and emerging filmmakers up to three years post graduation) in the following categories: Short Film, Short Student Film, Short Documentary, and Short Student Documentary. FEE: $35-$85. American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at Cannes, 9336 W. Washington Blvd., Building C, Ste. 106, Culver City, CA 90232, T: (310) 202-3370, showcase@ampav.com, http://www.ampav.com/index.php/student-programs/cannes-emerging-filmmaker-showcase/
Deadline: January 30, 2015 (regular), February 27, 2015 (late)

San Francisco Green Film Festival (May 28-June 3, 2015, San Francisco, CA) – Aims to present forward-thinking programs of films and discussions that inspire collaborative environmental action and advocacy. Seeking entries that bring critical and contemporary environmental issues to light in the following categories: Documentary Feature (over 45 minutes), Narrative Fiction Feature (over 45 minutes), Short (under 45 minutes), and Interactive/Multimedia.  FEE: $0-$55.  San Francisco Green Film Festival, Ninth Street Independent Film Center, 145 9th St., Ste. 220, San Francisco, CA 94103, T: (415) 742-1394, info@sfgreenfilmfest.org, http://sfgreenfilmfest.org. Deadline: January 9, 2015 (regular), January 16, 2015 (late)

AFI DOCS Documentary Festival (June 18-22, 2014, Silver Spring, MD) – Honors the creativity and passion of independent, non-fiction filmmakers and the power of the moving image to alter our perspective and expand our world-view. Seeking Feature (41 minutes or longer) and Short (40 minutes or shorter) documentaries that demonstrate a bold commitment to subject matter, excellence in cinematic craft, and innovation in storytelling. FEE: $30-$70. Silverdocs, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20910, T: (301) 495-6720, FAX: (301) 495-6798, info@silverdocs.com, http://www.SILVERDOCS.com. Deadline: January 30, 2015 (regular), March 2, 2015 (late)

Sarasota Film Festival (April 10-19, 2015, Sarasota, FL) - The SFF emphasizes the best in new cinema alongside exciting repertory work and with almost 50,000 attendees each year, we rank among the largest festivals in the southeastern United States. Our industry attendance is also impressive — recent guests include reps from IFC Films, Magnolia Pictures,, First Run Features, Fortissimo Films, Cinetic and Participant Media. What's more, SFF selections are heavily promoted by attending media outlets, which in the past have included USA Today, GQ Magazine, Vanity Fair, Variety, Indiewire, Filmmaker Magazine, The Huffington Post and Screen International. http://www.sarasotafilmfestival.com/2015-festival/submit-your-film. Deadline: January 9, 2015 (late)

Frameline: The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival (June 18-28, 2015, San Francisco, CA) – Aims to strengthen the diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and further its visibility by supporting and promoting a broad array of cultural representations and artistic expression in film, video, and other media arts. Entries by women and people of color strongly encouraged. Seeking diverse works by, about, and of interest to the LGBT community in the following categories: Narrative Feature (40 minutes or longer), Documentary Feature (40 minutes or longer), and Short (under 40 minutes). FEE: $0-$55. San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, c/o Frameline, 145 Ninth St., Ste. 300, San Francisco, CA 94103-2636, T: (415) 703-8650, FAX: (415) 861-1404, programming@frameline.org, http://www.frameline.org. Deadline: January 20, 2015 (regular), February 17, 2015 (late)

**Female Eye Film Festival** (June 2015, Woodbridge, ON, Canada) – An annual competitive international independant women directors film festival. Seeking entries in the following categories: Drama (Shorts: Maximum 40 minutes, Features: Minimum 40 minutes), Comedy (Shorts: Maximum 40 minutes, Features: Minimum 40 minutes), Documentary (Shorts: Maximum 40 minutes, Features: Minimum 40 minutes), Experimental (Shorts: Maximum 40 minutes, Features: Minimum 40 minutes), Animation (Shorts: Maximum 40 minutes, Features: Minimum 40 minutes), Canadian Feature (Minimum 40 minutes), Foreign Film (Minimum 40 minutes), Late NIGHT [horror, suspense, thriller] (any length). FEE: $20-$100. Female Eye Film Festival, 50 Wallace St., Woodbridge, ON L4L 2P3, Canada, Phone: (905) 264-7731, femaleeyefilmfestival@gmail.com, http://www.femaleeyefilmfestival.com/. Deadline: January 31, 2015 (late), February 28, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)

Seattle International Film Festival (May 14-June 7, 2015, Seattle, WA) – Bringing people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world at the largest film festival in the U.S. Seeking entries in the following categories: Feature (31 minutes or longer), Short (30 minutes or shorter), Documentary Feature (31 minutes or longer), Documentary Short (under 30 minutes), FutureWave (made by youth age 18 or younger at time of submission; under 10 minutes; submit proof of age with submission). FEE: $15-$115. Seattle International Film Festival, 305 Harrison St., Seattle, WA 98109, T: (206) 464-5830, FAX: (206) 264-7919, info@siff.net, http://www.siff.net. Deadline: January 5, 2015 (late), March 2, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)

**The Gracie Awards** – Given by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, honors outstanding programming for, by and about women, as well as individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the industry.  Programming entries must reflect subject matters of interest and concern to women; entries that reflect diversity in women’s issues are encouraged.  Entries must be produced, directed, or written by at least one woman.  See website for complete guidelines and application.  Applications must be submitted online. FEE: $35-$250. Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, Gracies Call for Entries, 1760 Old Meadow Rd., Ste. 500, McLean, VA 22102, T: (703) 506-3290, info@allwomeninmedia.org, www.thegracies.org.  Deadline: January 7, 2015

Indie Boots (Chicago, IL) - Is currently accepting short film submissions for the fourth annual festival. Selected films will be screened this spring in Chicago at Indie Boots Film Festival, where an audience award will be presented, following a filmmaker Q & A. Email info@IndieBoots.org for iquiries, visit http://www.indieboots.org/submissions.html to apply. Deadline: February 1, 2015 (regular), February 15, 2015 (late).

Workers Unite Film Festival (May 2015, New York, NY) – Celebrating Global Labor Solidarity. Seeking films that highlight the struggles, successes, and daily lives of workers in their efforts to unite and organize for better living conditions and social justice. Seeking entries in the following categories: Feature Narrative, Narrative Short (under 50 minutes), Documentary Feature (over 60 minutes), Documentary Short (under 50 minutes), Films from the Front Lines (3-30 minutes; dealing with current labor struggles either in the U.S. or globally), and Working Lives Screenplay Competition. FEE: $20-$65. Workers Unite Film Festival, PO Box 1525, Radio City Station, New York, NY 10101-1525, T: (646) 455-2225, FAX: (646) 328-4559, info@workersunitefilmfestival.org, http://www.workersunitefilmfestival.org/. Deadline: February 10, 2015 (regular), March 5, 2015 (late), March 25, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)

Boston LGBT Film Festival (April 2-12, 2015, Cambridge, MA) – The largest, longest running LGBT media event in New England seeks films about topics of interest to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community in the following categories: Documentary Feature, Narrative Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Short, and Experimental. FEE: $0-$35. Boston LGBT Film Festival, 955 Massachusetts Ave. #361, Cambridge, MA 02139, T: (617) 233-1190, Programming@bostonlgbtfilmfest.net, http://www.bostonlgbtfilmfest.org. Deadline: February 2, 2015 (late), February 15, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)

The DIY Film Festival  (Year-round screenings, Los Angeles, CA, and touring) – Seeks to honor independent filmmakers and self-produced films that demonstrate that great art can be created without large expenditures. Seeking entries in the following categories: Dramatic Feature, Documentary Feature, Comedic Feature, Animation, Dramatic Short, Documentary Short, Comedic Short, and Student (any genre or length as long as it was produced under the auspices of an educational institution).  Feature lengths being minimum of 30 minutes, and short lengths being a maximum of 30 minutes.  FEE: $15-$50. The DIY Film Festival, 7095 Hollywood Blvd., Ste. 864, Hollywood, CA 90028-0893, T: (323) 665-8080, FAX: (323) 372-3883, martinifilm@yahoo.com, http://diyfilmfest.com.

Cinemonde (New York, NY) – Private film series with screenings of American and international films throughout the year (approximately 6 to 9 events over every 12-month period) followed by a discussion with the films’ creative teams, along with a gourmet reception for guests and filmmakers. Seeking compelling, thought-provoking works from around the world with universal themes, that are able to entertain, enlighten, transport, and inspire audiences in the following categories: International Feature, American Independent Feature, Documentary, and Short (maximum 20 minutes). FEE: $20-$40. Cinemonde, 49 West 27th St., Ste. 801, New York, NY 10001, T: (212) 343-1910, FAX: (212) 965-1338, cinemonde@mistralartistmanagement.com, http://www.mistralartistmanagement.com.

“Nappywood” LA Natural Hair Care Expo (Los Angeles, CA) - The Los Angeles Natural Hair Care Expo is the premiere event focused on the Natural health and wellness lifestyle on the West Coast. The expo is developed for the educational development for the Natural consumer as well as the Professional stylist: licensed, unlicensed Natural Professional and Barbers. Currently seeking short film submissions that deal with women\'s issues, eco awareness and identity. Contact LANaturalHairCareExpo@gmail.com or visit http://www.lanaturalhaircareexpo.com/ for more information.

Demon In A Bottle (Nak Productions, Krista Pakseresht, casting director) - Casting the web series, "Demon in a Bottle." Project description: "This is about how our vices control us, and the journey of James coping with changes and spiraling out of control by turning to alcohol, in turn destroying himself." Shoots in February 2015, in Salem, OR. Submit headshot, resume, and availability. Apply via Backstage at http://www.backstage.com/casting/demon-in-a-bottle-56135/. Auditions held January 17th in Salem, OR.

Confidential (NYC) - SAG Ultra Low Budget Agreement. Female centric buddy comedy seeking principal cast and supporting roles (men and women, various ethnicities). Shoots Fall 2015, Brooklyn and Manhattan. Please submit resume, photo and link to video reel for audition appointment. Auditions to be held by appointment only on Saturdays in January from 12noon to 3pm in Midtown (location to be confirmed via email). Seeking actors with STRONG comedy background, stand-up comedy experience a huge plus. Apply via Backstage at http://www.backstage.com/casting/confidential-55715/.

The Crowd (NYC, Julia Simpson, Prod.) - Casting "The Crowd," a film by Philippe Parreno, the Paris-based artist whose time-based shows are among the most influential art exhibitions of the last twenty years. The resulting film will be included as part of a large-scale, three-month public exhibition of Parreno's work opening at the Armory in June 2015. The film will be an attempt to foresee the future, imagining and staging a group of people visiting ​a future ​exhibition​ of Parreno's at the Armory​. There will be live performances by the pianist Mikhail Rudy, works by ​Parreno​, and other yet-to-be revealed elements. The film will be shot by cinematographer Darius Khondji and designed by Randall Peacock, with sound design by Nicolas Becker (Gravity)​ and Djengo Hartlap, and with participants being assembled under the direction of Asad Raza.​ Shoots Jan. 10. There is also the possibility for a second day of shooting on Jan. 11 at the Park Avenue Armory in NYC. Pays: $120/day. If you are interested in taking part, send an email with your name, age, contact information, a few sentences about yourself, and a photo​ to parreno.armory@gmail.com. Participants are required to commit to the entire shoot day.
Viral YouTube Video Producing Teams (Bonner and Company, Beverly Bonner, coord., NYC) - Seeking independent producing teams to create hilarious or unique short videos (one-five minutes) for the new Casey Channel on YouTube, for the comedy play "Casey: 30 Years Later!" based on the character Casey in Frank Heneloetter's cult horror classic, "Basket Case." Coordinator states: "It is required that you see the play and get approval from Ms. Bonner on material you include or write. Ideal situation for new producers, writers, camera people, and editors. We welcome film and television students. Bring your brain, creativity and sense of humor and help us create magic." Play is based in NYC, but producing teams may shoot any place convenient for them and need not be in NYC. Producer states: "No pay, but if it goes viral or receives money from sponsors the money will be split 50/50." Submit resume and any links to past work and/or sample of your comedy writing or website via Backstage: http://www.backstage.com/casting/viral-youtube-videos-producing-teams-55942/

American Performance Alliance Members (Ryan O’Harris, prod., Sylmar and Valley Village, CA) - Seeking crew for the American Performance Alliance, a nonprofit corporation helping actors, filmmakers, and writers succeed in the industry. The APA includes directors, assistant directors, directors of photography, sound, script supervisors, grips, gaffers, and writers. The APA trains for free on the set and in workshops and gives many opportunities to work on films that you will have an ownership interest in profits. No investment is required or allowed; all cast and crew share in the profits made by any project they work on. The APA covers all costs of making the film and provides all equipment, but everyone involved participates in the creative side of the projects. Organization states: "We are a family and utilize a synergistic approach to create great product. You can train and work in all areas or specialize, but directors must participate in all areas in a limited fashion in order to learn enough to professionally manage a film. This is not a one and out situation. We are not looking for people who have a film that they want to produce, direct, etc., and then leave when it is finished. You must work within the group wherever needed. Of course if you are ready, we are glad to produce your film if it falls within our standards and budget and we believe you will be a part of the family. We utilize professional equipment and we constantly upgrade our equipment to fill anything that is lacking for specific films. We also produce stage and dinner theatre and are always looking for directors, stage managers, lighting and sound crew, etc." Cast and crew have a contract protected share in the ownership of 55% of any profits ever generated by a production they participate in. The shares are determined by the amount of time each member puts into the production. Seeking submissions from: Sylmar, CA; Valley Village, CA; Burbank, CA; North Hollywood, CA; Glendale, CA; Sun Valley, CA; Van Nuys, CA; Encino, CA; Tarzana, CA; Woodland Hills, CA; Chatsworth, CA; Granada Hills, CA; Porter Ranch, CA; Sherman Oaks, CA; Hollywood, CA. You must schedule an interview by going to http://actorteam.com/scheduling.htm; must also cancel if you can not make it or we will not interview you in the future. For more info, call 1-800-789-4110. For more info: http://www.backstage.com/casting/american-performance-alliance-members-55921/
Production Assistant, “The Collector” (Art in Combat Productions, James Demetrios, prod., NYC) - Seeking a production assistant for a SAG approved web series remake of the 1965 "The Collector." Producer states: "Must be organized and have good knowledge of social media and some technical proficiency with computers, editing equipment, cameras. Must be able to write well and interact with actors, producers, investors, and crew. Must be open-minded as the movie deals with BDSM, violence, and some frontal nudity." Shoots in February 2015 in the NYC area. Pays: $10/hr. Pays: $15+ after two months or when production begins. Seeking submissions from: New York, NY. To apply, visit http://www.backstage.com/casting/the-collector-2015-55390/

Cinestory Fellowship and Awards – Seeking up-and-coming screenwriters for developmental mentorship program. Prizes include cash award, free tuition, room and board at the Cinestory Writers Retreat, 12-month fellowship with 2 Hollywood professionals, and other prizes for first place; cash, mentorship, and other prizes for second and third place. Submit original feature-length screenplay (85-130 pages) in any genre. Your name and contact information must not appear on the title page or in the file. See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. FEE: $35-$80. Cinestory, PO Box 661962, Los Angeles, CA 90066, T: (323) 900-0502, info@cinestory.org, www.cinestory.org. Deadline: January 15, 2015 (regular), February 15, 2015 (late), March 5, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)

Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund - As mainstream media moves away from in-depth coverage of domestic and global social issues, documentaries have become an important and much needed tool to draw attention to these contemporary international conflicts. At the same time, the craft of the documentary is expanding in exciting directions, merging diverse points of view with new technologies and responding to the immediacy of the Internet. The Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund will provide funding to 4-10 feature-length documentaries that highlight and humanize issues of social importance from around the world. Funded films will be driven by thoughtful and in-depth storytelling, bolstered by a compelling visual approach. Films will be selected from an open call for submissions. Weight will be given to projects that best fulfill the mission of the program (as shown in the submitted work and the strength of proposal) and to those where granting amounts will have significant impact. Selection will be done by Tribeca Film Institute staff and a final selection committee comprised of notable talents in the field. There is no entry fee for projects submitted to the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund. To submit: https://tribecafilminstitute.org/pages/gucci_tribeca_documentary_rules. NO FEE TO SUBMIT. Submissions Open December 5, 2014. Deadline: February 5, 2015

America's Media Makers: Development Grants - NEH’s Division of Public Programs supports activities that engage millions of Americans in understanding significant humanities works and ideas. At the center of every NEH-funded public humanities project is a core set of humanities ideas developed by scholars, matched to imaginative formats that bring those ideas to life for people of all ages and all walks of life. Projects must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship in a discipline such as history, religion, anthropology, jurisprudence, or art history. NEH is a national funding agency, so the projects we support must demonstrate the potential to attract a broad, general audience. We welcome humanities projects tailored to particular groups, such as families, youth (including K-12 students), teachers, seniors, at-risk communities, and veterans, but they should also strive to cultivate a more inclusive audience. Media Projects grants support the following formats: film and television projects; and radio projects. To apply: http://www.neh.gov/grants/public/media-projects-development-grants. Deadline: January 14, 2015
San Francisco Foundation Arts and Culture Grants – Grants for projects that substantially benefit residents in at least one of the 5 Bay Area counties the foundation serves: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo. Eligible projects and organizations include those who: develop and present high quality and diverse artistic practices reflective of the myriad communities in the region; foster creativity, self-expression, cross-cultural exchange, and civic participation for children and young adults; increase opportunities for all to participate in diverse cultural and artistic experiences; engage in the arts to build communities. See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. The San Francisco Foundation, 225 Bush St., Ste. 500, San Francisco, CA 94104, T: (415) 733-8500, artsinfo@sff.org, www.sff.org. Deadline: January 21, 2015

LEF Foundation Grant - The goal of LEF New England is to fund the work of independent documentary film and video artists in the region, and to broaden recognition and support for their work, both locally and nationally. It also supports programs that highlight the rich history and ongoing legacy of innovation within New England’s independent film community. LEF New England launched the Moving Image Fund (MIF) in 2002 to support new film and video work. The Moving Image Fund provides funding across all phases of production, supporting films from the early risk-taking stage, through a film’s completion. In this way, MIF offers a continuum of support for selected projects, while also identifying new talent. Through MIF, LEF New England champions work that is provocative, heartfelt, and challenging in style and substance. Since its inception, LEF’s Moving Image Fund has supported over 300 independent filmmaker projects with approximately $4 million in funding. The overarching goal of LEF New England’s philanthropic investment is to help build a sustainable and strong community of support for artists and their work. To submit: http://www.lef-foundation.org/NewEngland/Deadlines/tabid/165/Default.aspx Production & Post-Production Letter of Inquiry Deadline: January 23, 2014

ITVS Open Call Open Call provides completion funds for single nonfiction public television programs on any subject, and from any viewpoint. Projects must have begun production as evidenced by a work-in-progress video. Open Call funding is only available to independent producers who are citizens or legal residents of the U.S. and its external territories. Accepts proposal of single programs of standard broadcast length (one hour; feature-length works considered in rare cases) that have begun production and can be completed within one year of contract. Programs must be based in countries outside the U.S. and present other places, people, and points of view to an American audience. See website for complete guidelines and application procedures. ITVS International Call 2011, 651 Brannan St., Ste. 410, San Francisco, CA 94107, T: (415) 356-8383 x445, Cynthia_kane@itvs.org, http://itvs.org/funding. Deadline: January 30, 2015, 4:00pm PST
Hearst Foundation Grants for Cultural Projects – Supports programs that enrich the lives of young people by engaging them in cultural activities, primarily through arts-in-education programs. Grants are awarded to major institutions and community organizations in the arts and sciences that address the lack of arts programming in pre-K through 12th grade curricula by providing comprehensive, on-site and/or outreach education activities. Considers requests from organizations with operating budgets under $1 million. Submit a brief cover letter, one-page executive summary, and a five-page proposal narrative and attachments. See website for complete guidelines and application procedure. NOTE: Applications by postal mail only. Organizations East of the Mississippi River should send requests to: The Hearst Foundations, 300 West 57th St., 26th Fl, New York, New York 10019-3741, T: (212) 586-5404, FAX: (212) 586-1917; Organizations West of the Mississippi River should send requests to: The Hearst Foundations, 90 New Montgomery St., Ste. 1212, San Francisco, CA 94105, T: (415) 908-4500, FAX: (415) 348-0887, http://www.hearstfdn.org/. Deadline: Ongoing

The Documentary House Filmmaker-In-Residence (Washington, D.C.) - The Documentary House is home to Docs In Progress staff and many of our educational and professional development programs. Now it can be your base of operations as well. In 2015, Docs In Progress will be hosting its first ever Filmmaker-in-Residence. We are looking for an experienced documentary filmmaker who will be our Filmmaker-in-Residence between April-June 2015 for a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of 90 days. Benefits to the Filmmaker-in-Residence include desk space, access to meeting space, convenience to other resources in and around Washington DC, an honoraria, and attendance at any other Docs In Progress programs of interest during the residency.  Responsibilities which come with the residency include teaching a workshop of your own devising, serving as a mentor to the 2015 Docs In Progress Fellows, screening and discussing a film in a private fundraising event for Docs In Progress, and contributing a blog entry on a topic of mutual agreement. Both local and visiting documentary filmmakers are encouraged to apply. Travel and lodging expenses are not included. Visit http://docsinprogress.org/filmmaker-in-residence/ to apply. Deadline: January 5, 2014

The Docs In Progress Fellowship Program (Washington, D.C.) - The Docs In Progress Fellowship Program is a selective program for emerging Washington DC/Baltimore Metro area documentary filmmakers with works-in-progress. Over the course of the Fellowship (between March and October), Docs In Progress is providing this cohort of filmmakers a monthly facilitated meeting where they will come together to share and hold each other accountable for progress on their projects, and have a facilitated discussion with each other and with special guest speakers about issues related to the documentary landscape, work/life balance, and the creative process. In addition to the Cohort Meetings, the Fellows receive a series of other benefits as participants in the program: There is no fee to apply. However, you must either be a current member of the Docs Insiders Program ($95 per year) or be an alumni of a Docs In Progress program (class, workshop, Peer Pitch, or have presented a work-in-progress at a Docs In Progress screening or Roundtable). If accepted into the Fellowship Program, Fellows must commit to attending at least 80% of the monthly cohort meetings and paying a participation fee is $500.  The fee includes eight monthly Fellowship Cohort meetings (see schedule below), one 60 minute consultation with Docs In Progress staff, three master classes with experienced documentary professionals being given during the course of the year, and a voucher which can be applied towards one other Docs In Progress single-day or single-evening professional development program or workshop during the year (.  Fellows will also be spotlighted on the Docs In Progress website and will receive added consideration for work-in-progress screenings. Applications for the 2015 Fellowship Program are now open. To apply, visit http://docsinprogress.org/services/fellowship/. Deadline: January 16, 2015

Cinestory Fellowship and Awards – Seeking up-and-coming screenwriters for developmental mentorship program. Prizes include cash award, free tuition, room and board at the Cinestory Writers Retreat, 12-month fellowship with 2 Hollywood professionals, and other prizes for first place; cash, mentorship, and other prizes for second and third place. Submit original feature-length screenplay (85-130 pages) in any genre. Your name and contact information must not appear on the title page or in the file. See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. FEE: $35-$80. Cinestory, PO Box 661962, Los Angeles, CA 90066, T: (323) 900-0502, info@cinestory.org, http://www.cinestory.org/submit-now. Deadline: January 15, 2015 (regular), February 15, 2015 (late), March 25, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)
ARTErra Residencias (Tondela, Portugal) – Residency that encourages cross-disciplinary artistic creation in a small rural village in Portugal. Artists may stay from 3 days to 6 months; average stay is 6-8 weeks. Artist responsible for travel, residency fee (budgeted on a case by case basis according to the artist’s needs), and meals (residency provides some fruit, vegetables, eggs and jam from the property; artists have access to fully equipped kitchen); residency provides room, work space, and some materials and tools according to the artists’ needs. NO FEE. ARTErra Residencias, R. Nossa Senhora do Crasto, nº380 Lobão da Bei, Tondela, Portugal 3460-207, arterra.geral@gmail.com, www.arterra.weebly.com. Deadline: Ongoing

San Francisco Film Society FilmHouse Residencies at Pier 27 (San Francisco, CA) – 6-month residencies designed to bring together under one roof an eclectic mix of San Francisco filmmakers in various stages of production for mutual encouragement and support. Applicants must be SFFS members at the Filmmaker Pro level or above; be at least 18 years old; be actively engaged in a film, video, television or other moving-image project in any genre and in any stage of production—from screenwriting to strategizing the project’s exhibition, distribution and outreach plan. The filmmaker or project must have a significant connection to San Francisco; either the filmmaker is a San Francisco resident, or the project is shooting in San Francisco or involves San Francisco in a meaningful way at one or more stages of production. Projects must be noncommercial and represent an imaginative contribution to the moving image art form. Priority will be given to projects that demonstrate viable financial support and promise a high likelihood of being brought to completion. Priority will also be given to San Francisco residents. Only one SFFS FilmHouse residency per project; not open to full-time students. FEE: $45. FilmHouse Residencies, San Francisco Film Society, 39 Mesa St., Ste. 110, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129, Contact: Amanda Todd, Filmhouse Manager, T: 415-561-5029, atodd@sffs.org,

Elsewhere Collaborative (April-November, 2014, Greensboro, NC) – Residencies between 2-6 weeks for creative artists working in all media. The collaborative is a three-floor former thrift store turned into a living museum. Residents constantly compose and re-imagine the environment through projects that respond to layers of objects, artworks, collections, architecture, histories, and concepts within the building. Residents enter into an evolving collaborative artwork, inhabit production spaces, and establish living sites throughout the museum, using the resources from the 58-year-old inventory. Residency provides housing, workspace, and materials; artist responsible for program fee ($500), travel, and participation in food co-operative ($50/week). See website for application and complete guidelines. NO FEE. Elsewhere Collaborative, 606 and 608 S. Elm St., Greensboro, NC 27406, http://www.goelsewhere.org/residencies/. Deadline: January 11, 2014

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