2/02/2015

#ScreenOpps #ScreenOppsFeb15

 
#ScreenOpps
#ScreenOppsFeb15
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.


February’s Featured Opportunity


**Women in the Arts & Media Coalition: Collaboration Award Committee Feedback**


If you apply by February 28, 2015, feedback from the committee will be offered to readers of the #ScreenOpps newsletter only. Please email specialoppscode@gmail.com to retrieve this month's #ScreenOpps code!


The launch date for the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition’s 2015 Collaboration Award recognizing Women Working with Women is February 2, 2015. The award is designed to encourage women in the arts and media from different specializations to work collaboratively on the creation of a new artistic work. The aim of the award is to encourage women to work collaboratively with women of other disciplines. Teams of two or more women from two or more Coalition member organizations working together on a creative project may apply for the 2015 Collaboration Award on The Coalition website at www.womenartsmediacoalition.org.


Deadline for Special Opp submissions is February 28 at 11:59 pm.
Final deadline for all submissions is 11:59pm Thursday April 30th.


Festivals
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


Open City Documentary Festival (London, UK) - Open City Documentary Festival creates an open space in London to nurture and champion the art of creative documentary and non-fiction filmmakers. The festival takes place over six days in venues across London and the programme offers a chance to see the best in contemporary, international documentary as well as filmmaker Q&As, industry panels, workshops, live music, networking and parties. 5th edition of Open City Docs Fest will take place on 16-21 June 2015. OCDF accepts documentary films of all lengths and subject matter, originating from anywhere in the world. For 2015 edition, all entries must be completed after 1 January 2014. All film entries must be in English or contain English subtitles. Only completed entries (Entry Form, Preview Screener, Payment) will be processed and considered for screening.
 Visit http://www.opencitydocsfest.com/submissions to apply and for more information. Deadline: February 2, 2015 (regular), March 2nd, 2015 (late)


Edinburgh International Film Festival (Edinburgh, Scotland) - Born alongside Edinburgh's International Festival in 1947, EIFF was one of the world's first international film festivals, and helped to define the type of event that has since become so pivotal to film culture in nations all over the world. EIFF has developed into a crucial business hub for the UK and international film industry, a key attraction for Edinburgh, and one of the world's best-loved audience festivals. With an emphasis upon new talent, discovery and innovation, EIFF's vibrant programme of films and events combines a commitment to audience edification and pleasure with a strong ongoing stake in the development the UK and Scottish film industries.EIFF seeks to represent the most innovative and adventurous developments in world cinema, to bring worthy filmmakers to local and worldwide attention, and to provide a forum for appreciative and informed discussion of their work. EIFF is especially interested in films by emerging filmmakers whose work manifests stylistic boldness, strength of form, and the ambition to use the medium in a way that resists cliché.
All submitted films should be UK premieres (Please Note: this rule does not apply to Short Animation Submissions) All submitted films must be no more than 12 months old by June 2015. EIFF consider a short film as 30 minutes or less and a feature film as over 30 minutes. Please note we can not accept your film if it is online OR if it has had a television broadcast within the UK. For more information and to apply, visit http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/. Regular fee - £30.00, Late fee - £35.00. Deadline: February 4, 2015 (regular), February 18, 2015 (late)


On the Reel Film Festival (Douglasville, GA) - The 2015 On the Reel Film Festival celebrates amateur filmmakers' creative talent in writing, directing, and production of short films. Film submissions, are currently being accepted for the following categories: comedy, drama, documentary, animation, and action/suspense. Films will be screened and winners selected by a panel of industry professionals. Selected films will be announced at a red carpet movie premier on Friday, April, 24th. Additional information, festival rules, and submission forms are available online at www.onthereelfilmfestival.com. Each film category is divided into four age groups: youth (ages 6 to 13), teen (ages 14 to 18), and adult filmmakers 21 and up; film length varies by age group. All films must be submitted on DVD or via Drop Box in addition to a media poster that represents the film (to be used by our marketing team). $25.00 per entry. Deadline: February 13, 2015


Kimera International Film Festival (Termoli, Italy) - The Festival started as a short movies competition in May 2003. Its first name was The Night Of The Living Shorts. Every year tha name was slightly changed (the day, dawn and land) as an homage to G.A. Romero's movies.From 2006 is open to feature films too. There are 2 main section and competitions: Feature and Shorts. The sections are splitted in Fantastic Features and Generalist Features; Animation, Fiction and Social Committed Shorts. Also there is a local section for shorts. There are 2 audience awards (one in preselections and one in the final evening) and a lot of prizes from a selected international jury. No entry fee. Visit http://www.kimeracine.it/ for more information and to apply. Deadline: February 15, 2015


New York Indian Film Festival (New York, NY) - NYIFF is a once-a-year opportunity to experience 5 days of the rich and diverse film cultures of the Indian subcontinent through a mix of premiere film screenings, discussions, industry panels, red carpet galas, special events, nightly networking parties and an award ceremony. The festival started in 2001, and is now in it's 14th year. New York Indian Film Festival (formerly known as MIAAC) is North America's largest and most prestigious film festival - Featuring cinema from the Indian Subcontinent, and South Asian diaspora. The Festival is attended by over 10,000 film lovers and has attracted unprecedented media attention. NYIFF has premiered Slumdog Millionaire, The Namesake, Monsoon Wedding, Water, Bride & Prejudice, Yeh Sali Zindagi, Gulaal, Well Done Abba, Raavanan, Noukadubi, Shor, Japanese Wife, Tahaan, and a host of other fabulous feature films, documentaries, shorts and children's films from the Indian subcontinent. Our Selection Committee, Award Jury and Advisory Board include illustrious names from the entertainment industry - Shabana Azmi, Mira Nair, Deepa Mehta, Javed Akhtar, Shyam Benegal, Mani Ratnam, Sabrina Dhawan, Sooni Taraporwala, Madhur Jaffrey, (late) Ismail Merchant, Vishal Bhardwaj, Salman Rushdie and many more veteran and recent luminaries. Visit http://www.iaac.us/nyiff2014/ for more info and to apply. Deadline: February 10, 2015 (late), February 15, 2015 (regular)


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)


Navi Mumbai International Film Festival (Navi Mumbai, India) - The first ever film festival of Navi Mumbai, NMIFF(Navi Mumbai International Film Festival) is founded with the idea to showcase the talent & creativity of filmmakers under the sky of this beautiful city. Navi Mumbai, formerly known as New Bombay, has lived for a long time in the shadows of her neighbour city, Mumbai – THE HOME OF BOLLYWOOD. With the inaugural NMIFF in 2014, film-makers now have a reputable film festival that will give a global exposure to their creativity and innovative ideas while film-goers have a repository of fine movies of different taste & calibers from across the globe, to enjoy. Entries at NMIFF are open to all International, national, and regional films of different tastes & calibers from across the globe.Year of production of the film should not be before 2011. Subtitles: Films can be with dialogs, silent or without dialogs. Films submitted in languages other than English must be presented with English subtitles. Short films cannot be longer than 30 minutes. Feature films cannot shorter than 60 minutes. Participants can send multiple entries. However, please submit a separate submission form and entry fee for each film. By submitting movie to NMIFF, filmmaker/producer takes the whole responsibility of copyright issues of music, script and other creative and technical aspects of film. Festival programmers shall determine selections and award winners at their sole discretion. Decision of the NMIFF festival authorities regarding all matters not expressly provided for in these rules and regulations or which require interpretation of the clauses mentioned above shall be final and can not be challenged. Visit http://www.nmiff.in/ to apply. Deadline: February 15, 2015


Christian Youth Film Festival (Bakersfield, CA) - Short movies expressing the Christian faith made entirely by junior high, senior high, and college age youth groups competing for cash and trophies and screened at a spectacular gala awards event. Founded in 1994, this festival is the only one of its kind for young Christians. $100 entry fee. For more information and to apply, visit http://www.christianyouthfilmfestival.org/content/2013-rules-and-guidelines. Deadline: February 16, 2015


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: February 17, 2015 (late)


Inside Out LGBT Film Festival: Toronto (Toronto, Canada) - For more than two decades, Inside Out has brought Toronto's LGBT community together in celebration of the best queer film from Canada and around the world. Through our annual Festivals in Toronto and Ottawa, our filmmaker initiatives, our youth engagement and our year-round events and screenings, Inside Out is engaged every day in challenging attitudes and changing lives. Visit http://www.insideout.ca/initiatives/toronto for more info and to apply. Deadline: February 20, 2015 (late)


Las Vegas First Annual Black Film Festival (Las Vegas, NV) - If you are an African American who has Written, Produced, Directed or is in the Lead Role in a Film, we welcome you to submit, compete and celebrate with us. Share your talents at the FIRST Annual Las Vegas Black Film Festival. Submit your Film, Enter one of our Competitions, or Attend one of our interactive seminars. Plan your exciting week in the Entertainment Capital of the World, Fabulous Las Vegas, and partake in the great seminars, panels, viewings and celebrations at our Film Festival (LVBFF). We offer educational opportunities, as well as entertaining events! Don't Miss the First Annual 'Las Vegas Black Film Festival.’ Visit http://www.lasvegasblackfilmfestival.com/#!submit-your-film/cfw1 for more info and to apply. Deadline February 23, 2015


Earth Port Film Festival (Newburyport, MA) - The 2015 Earth Port Film Festival will open on November 14 for submission of short environmental films on the theme of creating, discovering, inspiring, catalyzing or documenting environmental action. The festival, now in its fourth year, will be held at the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport, Massachusetts on April 12, 2015. Film submissions will be accepted from filmmakers of all ages. Winning films and other selected entries will be screened at the festival. Please see details on our website: www.earthportfilm.org. Fees vary regarding submission deadline $10-35. Deadline: February 13, 2015 (late), February 27, 2015 (WAB)


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 15, 2015 (late).


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: February 27, 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: February 28, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)


**Bentonville Film Festival** (Los Angeles, CA) - Festival Dates May 5th through May 9th 2015. The BFF is a one of a kind annual event, co-founded and chaired by Geena Davis, which will champion women and diversity in all aspects of film making. With engaged film industry leadership and major corporate sponsors, the Festival is positioned to deliver commercially viable solutions and initiatives to positively support film making and distribution in support of our mission. The mission of the Festival is to be a positive and proactive influence in filmmaking to ensure that the American entertainment industry represent the national audience and the growing diversity of the population of the United States. As a research based and action oriented organization, the Festival’s main objective is to provide a platform to significantly increase the commercial value of content produced with our mission in mind. The inaugural Festival will be held in Bentonville, Arkansas in May 2015 and continue with a calendar of national events to support its mission. The Festival will seek to provide ongoing turnkey mass distribution opportunities for women and minority owned production companies and independent content creators. To submit, visit http://bentonvillefilmfestival.com/submissions/. Deadline: February 28, 2015 (regular), March 15, 2015 (late)
Eureka Springs Indie Film Fest (Eureka Springs, AK) - The Eureka Springs Indie Film Fest promotes and encourages independent filmmakers of all ages. We’re looking for independent films that inspire, enlighten and entertain. We have a special focus on women in film, young filmmakers, and digital productions (particularly shorts) shot on mobile devices. Primary categories: Documentary, Cause-related documentary, art film, drama, animation, comedy. Shorts (5-40minutes) and feature length (40-120+minutes). We have special awards for Young Filmmakers, Innovative Women in Film, and Shot on Mobile. Eureka Springs has been a popular film location for years, but we've never had a film fest. The 2014 Indie Film Fest is the first, and it was a great success. The three day film fest has evolved into screenings, workshops, 'first looks', and lots of networking opportunities. This year, the festival expands regionally and state-wide. Visit http://www.esfilmfest.org/ for more info and for application guidelines. Deadline: February 28, 2015 (regular), March 10, 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: March 2, 2015 (late)


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: March 2, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)


Onscreen
**Untitled Phelan and Rater SAG-AFTRA Pilot Project seeks Transgender Woman** - Executive Producers: Joan Rater, Tony Phelan, Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman, Writers: Joan Rater and Tony Phelan, seeking transgender performers for an upcoming pilot. Shooting will start approximately early March 2015. Role: 32-36 years old, Cameron is an associate at the firm. Sharp, hard-working, perceptive and forthright, Cameron is working on a difficult case, representing a man who shoved a woman to her death in the subway. Cameron must prove insanity, no easy task, because so many people have preconceived ideas about the high profile case.  Sometimes insecure but highly capable, Cameron wants to prove to Isaiah that she is just "as good as Sadie."  Cameron was born male but is now female...SERIES REGULAR (10). STORY LINE:  Klein & Associates is the go-to criminal defense firm in New York.  With legal lion ISAIAH at the helm, supported by SADIE and some of the top defense attorneys in the country, the legal team tackles some of the most difficult and high-profile criminal cases in New York.  Fueled by the passion to do the right thing, to stand by the accused so that he or she will not have to stand alone, the team of attorneys at Klein & Associates embodies the true spirit of our legal system at its best. Submit via Actors Access at http://actorsaccess.com/projects/?view=breakdowns&breakdown=438109&region=2. Applications now open.


The Nearest Human Being - Marco Coppola, Producer/Director. Casting the leading role "JASMINE" for the romantic dramedy "The Nearest Human Being", a story about the end of Devin and Jasmine’s relationship. The events are portrayed in a disordered succession of scenes, alternating comedic, intense and absurd moments - the way real life usually is. Principal Photography is from April 22nd to May 6th. Extensive rehearsal period TBD, starting end of March. Jasmine: (Lead) Jasmine is 23 year old and has just graduated in Biology. The plan was to be a scientist, but she ends up lending her pretty face to fashion magazines and babysitting a little girl. Her parents are divorced; her dad lives with a new partner and Jasmine's step brother. She hates being in NYC where she has to fight for everything, from finding a space to live to keeping her social relationships stable. She is trying to understand her place in the world. She just broke up with Devin, who was a guide and a shelter from being a threat to herself. Their separation creates a visceral trauma that leads her to anger and rebellion. Apply via Backstage at http://www.backstage.com/casting/the-nearest-human-being-58876/. Auditions held February 10, 2015
Offscreen
Directors for Didier Entertainment Music Videos (NYC) - Vladimir Sabajo, prod. Seeking a director to shoot music videos and photos for Didier Entertainment. Shoots in NYC. Seeking submissions nationwide/worldwide. Submit reel for consideration. For more info, visit www.didierentertainment.com. Apply via Backstage at http://www.backstage.com/casting/didier-entertainment-music-video-58670/. Applications now open.


Reel Jobs NYC (NYC) - Reel Jobs List is a free job listing, which is limited to job opportunities in the film, television and theatre industries. It is published by the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting each Monday.  It can be downloaded in PDF format or picked up at our offices at 1697 Broadway in New York City between 9am and 5pm weekdays.  In the case of a public holiday falling on a Monday, the listing will be available on Tuesday. The Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting (MOFTB) accepts job listings by email only, which must be submitted using this email form.  The weekly deadline for filing new announcements is Thursday at 12/noon for the following week's Reel Jobs NYC.  Your free listing will run for one week.  If you would like the listing to run longer, please resubmit your listing for each week that you would like it to run.  The MOFTB is not responsible for changes in listings not reported to us.  The MOFTB reserves the right to edit and/or modify submitted listings, and has final approval for all listings. PDF format here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/film/html/jobs_training/reel_jobs_list.shtml.


Funding
Catapult Film Fund - Catapult Film Fund provides development funding to documentary filmmakerswho have a compelling story to tell, have secured access to their story and are ready to shoot and edit a piece for production fundraising purposes. Our mission is to enable filmmakers to develop their film projects to the next level at a moment where funding is hard to find. We support powerful stories, and moving storytelling, across a broad spectrum of issues and perspectives. Catapult Film Fund development grants range from $5000 to $20,000. Catapult accepts applicants who can arrange to have a US 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor. Applicants may submit only one project per funding cycle. For more information and to apply, visit http://catapultfilmfund.org/how-to-apply/. Deadline: February 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, www.cinestory.org. Deadline: 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. Deadline: February 5, 2015


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


Residencies
Blue Mountain Residencies (Blue Mountain Lake, NY) - Traditional Residencies are open to creative and non-fiction writers, activists, and artists of all disciplines—including composers, filmmakers, and visual artists who do not require exceptional facilities. Each session is four weeks long and includes up to fifteen residents. Other than transportation and the $25 application fee, there is no cost. Guest quarters are simple and comfortable. Writers are lodged in individual bedroom/studies in the Main House or the Grey Cottage. Visual artists and composers work in nearby studios. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided. To apply, and for more information, visit http://www.bluemountaincenter.org/dates-and-guidelines/. Deadline: February 1, 2015 (midnight PST)


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,
http://www.sffs.org/filmmaker360/filmhouse/how-to-apply#.VFEaaIt4rvc.

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