#ScreenOpps #ScreenOppsMarch15

Submission opportunities for women in film/video.

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

February’s Featured Opportunity

The Workers Unite Film Festival is a celebration of global labor solidarity in New York City. Films can be submitted in various categories for the festival which will be in May. The film festival is open to both professional filmmakers, students and workers who are focused developing films about the plight of working people. The Festival aims to showcase student and professional films from the United States and around the world which publicize and highlight the struggles, successes and daily lives of all workers in their efforts to unite and organize for better living conditions and social justice. They are seeking Narrative Features, Narrative Shorts, Documentary Features, Documentary Shorts, Films from the frontlines, and screenplays for their Working Lives Screenplay competition. For more information, visit http://www.workersunitefilmfestival.org/ and click on “Submissions Open.” You can submit via Without A Box, Film Freeway, or directly to their PO Box: PO Box 1525, Radio City Station, New York NY 10101-1525, USA. Email info@workersunitefilmfestival.org with any questions.

Deadline for #ScreenOpps readers ONLY: April 1, 2015
Discount: $35 fee to submit ($65 regular)

Email submissionoppscode@gmail.com for submission instructions to receive the extension and discount!

Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival (October 22-25, 2015, New York, NY) – The longest-running showcase for international documentaries in the United States, encompassing a broad spectrum of work, from indigenous community media to experimental nonfiction. A selection from the festival will travel to museums, universities, and theaters around the US and abroad after the festival. Submissions must be in English or have English subtitles or voice-over narration. Production must have been completed within the last 3 years (exceptions made for films not yet screened in the US). Seeking documentaries that tackle diverse and challenging subjects and represent a range of issues and perspectives in the following categories: Documentary, Animation (non-fiction), Experimental Non-Fiction, and New Media Non-Fiction. FEE: $10-$35. Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival, Central Park West @ 79th St., New York, NY 10024, T: (212) 769-5305, FAX: (212) 769-5329, meadfest@amnh.org, http://www.amnh.org/mead. Submissions open March 3, 2015

Outfest: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (July 09-19, 2015, Los Angeles, CA) – Aims to “protect our past, showcase our present and nurture our future by fostering gender, sexuality and LGBTQ culture and its transformative social impact on the world.” Seeking LGBTQ films in the following categories: Narrative Feature (minimum 50 minutes), Narrative Short (maximum 50 minutes), Documentary Feature (minimum 50 minutes), Documentary Short (maximum 50 minutes), Experimental Feature (minimum 50 minutes), and Experimental Short (maximum 50 minutes). FEE: $0-$20. Outfest, outfest@outfest.org, http://www.outfest.org. Deadline: March 9, 2015 (regular), March 16, 2014 (late), March 24, 2014 (extended, via withoutabox.com)

San Francisco Black Film Festival (June 18-21, 2015, San Francisco, CA) – Aims to celebrate African American Cinema and the African Cultural Diaspora by showcasing a diverse collection of films from emerging and established filmmakers that reinforce positive images and dispel negative stereotypes, while providing local, national and international filmmakers a forum for their work to be viewed and discussed. Seeking entries in the following categories: Documentary, Short, Feature, Animation, Student (made by a college student or younger; submit copy of current student ID with submission), Youth 5-12 (for a young audience, grades 5-12), African (films shot in Africa), Music Video, Lesbian/Gay, HIV/AIDS (films of any length about the effect of HIV/AIDS on community, family, etc.). FEE: $40-45. San Francisco Black Film Festival, PO Box 15490, San Francisco, CA 94115, T: (415) 400-4602, sfbff@sfbff.org, http://www.sfbff.org. Deadline: February 15, 2014 (early), April 15, 2014 (regular), May 1, 2015 (late)

**Bluestocking Film Series** (Spring, 2015, Portland, ME) – Seeking short films (30 minutes or shorter) that pass the Bechdel Test for Women in Movies (film must include 2 or more female characters with names who talk to each other about something other than a man). FEE: $20-45. Bluestocking Film Series, Gitgo Productions, 161 Fort Rd., South Portland, Maine 04106, http://www.bluestockingfilms.com/submit-your-film/. Deadline: March 31, 2015 (regular), May 1, 2015 (late), May 22, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)

Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (October 8-18, 2015, Seattle, WA) – Seeks to strengthen, connect, and reflect diverse communities through queer film and media. Seeking entries by, for, and about LGBT people in the following categories: Narrative Feature, Documentary Features (longer than 40 minutes), and Short (under 40 minutes). FEE: $0-$20. Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, 1122 E. Pike St., #1313, Seattle, WA 98122, T: (206) 323-4274, FAX: (206) 323-4275, info@threedollarbillcinema.org, http://www.threedollarbillcinema.org/programs/SLGFF. Deadline: March 2, 2015 (early), June 1, 2015 (regular), June 22, 2015 (late)

Palm Springs International ShortFest (June 16-22, 2015, Palm Springs, CA) - Now seeking submissions. Visit http://www.psfilmfest.org/participate/submission/ for guidelines and to submit. Films are invited to screen on a “rolling” basis, so there is no set frame time in which you could hear back from the festival. For questions regarding film submissions, please contact the festival office: 1 (760) 322-2930. Deadline: March 9, 2015 (Regular), April 1, 2015 (Late)

Encounters 21st Short Film & Animation Festival (September 15-20, 2015, Bristol, UK) - Encounters Festival is the UK’s leading short film and animation festival. The festival discovers, supports and develops new talent in filmmaking, providing a platform and meeting place for emerging and established filmmakers from around the world. Encounters Festival presents one of the world’s leading International Competitions for short film and animation, and is also a gateway to the world’s most prestigious awards: The Oscars®, BAFTAs, European Film Awards and Cartoon d’Or. • Submissions are open to short films from every genre including animation, documentary, drama, experimental or artist film.• Films must have been completed after 1st January 2014.• Films must be no longer than 30 minutes including credits.• Encounters Festival does not require any premiere status.• If the original language of dialogue in the film is not English, the preview and screening copy must be subtitled in English.• All films must be available in 35mm print, DCP or Pro-Res file for screening at the festival. Visit http://encounters-festival.org.uk/call-to-submit/ to submit. Deadline: March 31, 2015 (for films completed in 2014), June 5, 2015 (for films completed in 2015)

Society for Visual Anthropology SVA Ethnographic Film Festival (November 18-22, 2015, Chicago, IL) – Ethnographic media is defined broadly as works created as the result of ethnographic fieldwork or those which use, are informed by, or illustrate the principles of anthropological theory or methods. Festival gives independent filmmakers as well as distributors broad access to a market of several thousand anthropologists and educators. Seeking ethnographic videos and films in the following categories: Ultra-Short (under 5 minutes; cell-phone and you-tube style videos permitted and encouraged; up to 3 ultra-shorts may be submitted with one entry fee), Short (30 minutes or under), Feature (30-120 minutes), and Interactive Media and Audio/Photo Essay (interactive media includes websites, interactive CD-ROMs / DVD-ROMs / Blu-Ray disks, hyperlinked documents, active or annotated media, etc.; audio and photo essays includes audio-only essays, still photographs, photo and audio essays, soundscapes, and other media). FEE: $10-$70. Society for Visual Anthropology SVA Ethnographic Film Festival, Attn: Dr. Harjant S. Gill, Anthropology, Towson University, 8000 York Rd., Towson, MD 21252, T: (410) 704-5166, svafilmfestival@gmail.com, http://societyforvisualanthropology.org/. Deadline: March 15, 2015 (early), April 15, 2015 (regular), May 15, 2015 (late)

**St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival** (October 20-24, 2015, St., John’s, NL, Canada) – Aims to support and encourage women filmmakers and increase the exposure of their works. Seeking films written, produced, and/or directed by women in the following categories: Drama (including Comedy), Documentary, Animation, and Experimental. FEE: $10-$50 CAD. St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival, PO Box 984, Station C, St. John’s, NL A1C 5M3, Canada, T: (709) 689-0296, info@womensfilmfestival.com, http://www.womensfilmfestival.com. Deadline: March 13, 2015 (early), April 10, 2015 (regular), May 15, 2015 (late), May 22, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)

San Diego Asian Film Festival (November 5-14, 2015, San Diego, CA) – Seeks to showcase the diverse Pan Asian experience through the media arts. Seeking work by Asian and non-Asian artists that explores the Pan Asian experience in the following categories: Short Animation, Short Documentary, Feature Documentary, Narrative Short, and Narrative Feature. FEE: $25-$60. San Diego Asian Film Festival, 2508 Historic Decatur Rd., Ste. 140, San Diego, CA 92106, T: (619) 400-5911, FAX: (619) 342-2695, info@sdaff.org, http://www.pac-arts.org/. Deadline: March 30, 2015 (early), May 25, 2015 (regular), June 8, 2015 (late), June 15, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com - Feature Films), June 17, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com - Short Films)

Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (November 12-22, 2014, Philadelphia, PA) – Seeking films by, starring, and/or about Asian Americans in the following categories: Short (under 40 minutes), Narrative Feature (40 minutes or over), and Documentary Feature (40 minutes or over). FEE: $15-$40. Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, Attn: Rob Buscher, 1010 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19107, T: (203) 449-6140, rob@phillyasianfilmfest.org, www.phillyasianfilmfest.org. Deadline: April 15, 2015 (early), June 1, 2015 (regular), July 5, 2015 (late)

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: March 2nd, 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)

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: March 10, 2015 (late)

**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: March 15, 2015 (late)

TIFF Next Wave Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers Showcase (Toronto, Ontario) - TIFF Next Wave Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers Showcase is open to young filmmakers in grades 9 – 12. All submissions must be accompanied by a completed TIFF Next Wave Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers Showcase submission form, which must be signed/approved by a responsible parent or guardian. Submission forms (online and PDF) are available on the official TIFF Next Wave Film Festival website (http://tiff.net/festivals/nextwave15/jumpcuts15) and by email request (jumpcuts@tiff.net). Entrants must be residents of Ontario. Individual and group or school projects will be considered. (Adult participation is limited to a supervisory or actor role). Films must have been completed after January 1, 2014. Films submitted to TIFF Next Wave Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers Showcase must be original and not be copied from others. We encourage you to use original music, and not to include in your film any copyrighted film or television clips, or shots of branded products or company logos. If your film is selected as a finalist, and contains music, clips or brands that do not belong to you, TIFF Next Wave Film Festival may require you to obtain consent to use the music, clips or brands as a condition of screening your film. All of the minors appearing in your film must have the consent of their parent or guardian to participate and appear. If your film is selected as a finalist, TIFF Next Wave Film Festival may require a responsible adult to sign a document confirming, among other things, that your film is original (or that you have obtained any consents necessary to use the work of others) and that all minors appearing in the film have the consent of their parent or guardian to participate and appear. Films which depict graphic or gratuitous violence, verbal abuse or content that attacks or demeans a group based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, and sexual orientation/gender identity are not acceptable for Jump Cuts and will not be considered for competition. Deadline: March 20, 2015
Slamdance Film Festival (Park City, UT) - The Slamdance Film Festival is dedicated to new filmmakers. We accept films in every genre, on any topic from every country around the world. The festival program is selected from 100% blind submissions and we do not disqualify any films based on premiere status or date of completion. Our 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. Visit http://showcase.slamdance.com/Film-Submissions to apply. Fee: $40-$110. Deadline: July 24, 2015 (Early), September 4, 2015 (Regular), October 8, 2015 (late), October 15, 2015 (Final WOB)
The 52nd New York Film Festival (September 26 - October 12, 2015, NYC, NY) - The New York Film Festival was founded in 1962 and is produced by the Film Society of Lincoln Center which aims to demonstrate the development of international film art and contemporary trends in content, form, and style. The festival is highly competitive with an average of 30 feature films in the Main Slate which are chosen by a Selection Committee of five programmers. A comprehensive short film program is selected by the Short Film Committee. There are no categories and no prizes awarded at NYFF. The Avant-Garde section of NYFF premieres non-narrative, experimental film and video. Work of any length is considered. To apply: http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff2014/pages/nyff52-submissions. Deadline: March 23, 2015 (Early), May 3, 2015 (Regular), June 1, 2015 (late)

The Chicago International Social Change Film Festival (September 25-27, 2015, Chicago, IL) - The Chicago International Social Change Film Festival aims to encourage and support the work of independent filmmakers from all around the world. The filmmaker is able to promote their product as a valuable contribution to the understanding of social change. In other words, the independent film is a tool toward better world understanding of the issues facing society today and how to change them. Accepting submissions for Short Length Films, Feature Length Films and Micro-Films (under 3 minutes). Fee: $25-50. Visit http://www.chicagosocialchange.org/ for more information and to apply.  Deadline: April 1, 2015 (WAB Extended), May 1, 2015 (WAB Deadline 2), June 1, 2015 (WAB Deadline 3)

Hawaii International Film Festival (November 12-22, 2015, Honolulu, HI) - The HIFF 2015 festival will take place at the Dole Cannery Stadium 18 Theaters in Honolulu on Oahu. As the vanguard forum of international cinematic achievement in the Asia-Pacific region, Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) endeavors to recognize new and emerging talent, promote career development and original collaborations through innovative education programs, and facilitate dynamic cultural exchange through the cinema arts. Each year in preparation for the event, HIFF programmers view some 1,000 films and choose an average of 150 features, documentaries and film shorts. Among them are world premieres, North American premieres, U.S. premieres, experimental films, animation and digital works representing social and ethnic issues, and first features by new directors. HIFF also conducts seminars, workshops, special award presentation receptions with top Asian, Pacific and North American filmmakers participating. To submit and for more information, visit http://www.hiff.org/industry/. For inquiries, phone: (808) 792-1577 x7 or email: program@hiff.org or minette@hiff.org. Deadline: May 1, 2015 (Regular), June 1, 2015 (Late), June 5, 2015 (WAB Extended)
Loving Logan - Oceane Photography Productions: Laura Oceane, writer/producer. Casting, "Loving Logan" - A short film about finding love and losing it without ever really "having it." Brie is a vulnerable girl, always fighting her feelings for Logan and trying to move on from a love that never belonged to her. This film will be for reel purposes and will be submitted to film festivals. Rehearses summer 2015, TBD. Filming TBD in Los Angeles. Selected Cast/Crew will be required to promote this short film in the marketing and fund-raising process. IMDB Credit, Copy, pays 100/day, all meals provided. SAG-AFTRA short film contract pending. Non-union actors will be made SAG-Eligible. In your cover photo, please state your availability and include any outside links that showcase your talent. (Can be professional website, IMDB, reel links, etc...) Prefer actors with a social media following. Seeking men and women, ages 19-40, of various ethnicities/race for a variety of roles. Submit via Backstage at http://www.backstage.com/casting/loving-logan-62353/. Submissions Open Now.

Quiet as Kept - A Sharp Productions: Danielle Porter, Producer. Seeking submissions from the Long Beach, CA area. Quiet As Kept is about a woman who has been estranged from her family for 10 years and is forced to go home to face the secrets of her family's past. Production dates are March 20th - 29th with rehearsals scheduled for early March. Producers plan to apply for SAG New Media Contract. Seeking three woman, various roles ages 15-60, various races. Apply via backstage at http://www.backstage.com/casting/quiet-as-kept-61833/. Submissions Open Now.

Untitled Short Film Seeking Crew - Amathis Productions, Mathilde Dehaye, writer-prod.Casting CREW MEMBERS for an untitled short film based on the original play "Snow White and The Beast," winner of the annual Strasberg Works Writing Contest 2014. The film is to be used as a vehicle for the feature film to be shot next winter. Shoots May 2015 in NYC. Pays TBD. Producers plan to apply for a SAG-AFTRA agreement. In your cover letter, write a little bit more about yourself. Note your availability and contact information. To be considered, include links to any relevant work. If considered, producers will get in touch with you to discuss the project further. Apply via http://www.backstage.com/casting/untitled-short-film-62083/.

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 re-submit 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.

California Arts Council Artists in Schools Program – Provides funding for residency activities that emphasize long-term, in-depth interaction between professional artists and a group of students, during school or after-school programs. Arts organizations of all disciplines are eligible to apply. Residencies should enable students to understand specific art forms and to develop their creativity; projects must include hands-on participation. Each residency must be locally designed and developed in partnership between an arts organization and school(s). All residencies require matching funds (either by the arts organization or jointly by the arts organization and school). For complete guidelines and application procedures, see website. Contact: Wayne Cook, California Arts Council, Artists in Schools Program, 1300 I St., Ste. 930, Sacramento, CA 95814, T: (916) 322-6344, shelly.gilbride@arts.ca.gov, http://www.cac.ca.gov/programs/ais.php. Deadline: March 20, 2015

Vision Maker Media Public Media Content Fund – Supports video projects with significant Native involvement – particularly projects that profile Native American leaders, activists, and artists – and helps bring the projects to national broadcast on public television. Projects in any phase of production are eligible. Awards for research and development range from $5,000-$20,000; awards for production or completion can be up to $100,000, and new media awards range from $5,000-$20,000. Vision Maker Media does not fully fund programs; applicants must seek additional funding from other sources. See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. Vision Maker Media, 1800 N. 33 St., Lincoln, NE 68503, Contact: Georgiana Lee, glee@netad.uni.edu, http://nativetelecom.org/2014_public_media_content_fund. Deadline: March 18, 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)

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

Princess Grace Awards – Identifies and assists emerging artists in theatre, playwriting, dance, and choreography. Theatre awards take the form of scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships at non-profit schools and theatres. Playwriting award includes a residency at New Dramatists, Inc. and the opportunity for the winning play to be licensed and published by Samuel French, Inc. Dance performance awards take the form of scholarships and fellowships. Choreography awards take the form of fellowships for collaborations with non-profit dance companies. See website for complete guidelines and to apply. Diana Kemppainen, Program Manager, Princess Grace Foundation-USA, grants@pgfusa.org, http://www.pgfusa.org. Deadline: June 1, 2015 (Film)

HBOAccess Writing Fellowship (Los Angeles, CA) - HBO has announced the launch of the HBOAccess Writing Fellowship which will begin accepting applications on March 4, 2015. The program will give emerging writers from diverse backgrounds an opportunity to attend a week of master classes held at the HBO campus in Santa Monica, California focusing on character and story development, pitching ideas and projects, securing an agent, and networking. Each participant will then enter into an 8-month writing phase where he/she will be paired with an HBO development executive and guided through the script development process. At the conclusion of the program, HBO will hold a reception and staged reading for industry professionals where the writers will be introduced to the entertainment industry. The HBOAccess Writing Fellowship is open to diverse and female writers 21 and older who must be able to work in the US. Prior to the application, the writer must NOT have been staffed on a network or cable series in excess of 13 episodes and/or had more than one feature film or more than two plays produced. All submissions must be made through the online portal, Without A Box, and will require a resume, a writing sample, a completed release form and a personal essay in 500 words or less explaining how his/her background has influenced his/her storytelling. For more information on eligibility, visit https://www.withoutabox.com/03film/03t_fin/03t_fin_fest_01over.php?festival_id=13830. Listing found here: http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/hbo-seeks-diverse-emerging-writers-for-hboaccess-writing-fellowship-20150225. Applications Open March 4, 2015 and will close as soon as they reach 1,000 entries.
Jack Kerouac Writer in Residence Project (Orlando, FL) – Provides four residencies a year to writers of any stripe or age, living anywhere in the world. Each residency consists of approximately a three-month stay in the cottage where Jack Kerouac wrote his novel Dharma Bums. Utilities and a food stipend of $800 are included. NOTE: Electronic applications only. FEE: $25. Visit http://kerouacproject.org or http://www.kerouacproject.org/submissions/ to apply. Deadline: March 31, 2015
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

Bogliasco Foundation (Bogliasco, Italy) – Residencies of an average of 32 days for qualified persons engaged in advanced creative work or scholarly research in archaeology, architecture, classics, dance, film/video, history, landscape architecture, literature, music, philosophy, theatre, and visual arts. Residency provides housing, meals, and studios; artist responsible for travel, materials, and any additional living expenses. $30 APPLICATION FEE. Visit http://www.bfny.org/en/apply/requirements to apply. Deadline: April 15, 2015

Djerassi Resident Artists Program (4-5 week sessions, mid-March-mid-November, Woodside, CA) – Residencies, including living space, studio space, and all meals, for national and international visual artists, composers, choreographers, performance and media artists, and writers. Artists at all stages of their careers, from emerging to established, are encouraged to apply. Collaborative artists must send individual applications and fees, including a separate page describing the collaborative proposal. Artists in residence will share their work in progress during an annual open house. FEE: $45. Visit http://www.djerassi.org/residencies.html for guidelines and to apply. Deadline: March 15, 2015

Byrdcliffe Arts Colony/Woodstock Guild (May-September, 2015, Woodstock, NY) – Residencies of an average of 4 weeks for writers, visual artists, and composers. Residency provides housing and studio. Artist responsible for food, travel, materials, and residency fee ($600/month). Writers under the age of 35 who need financial assistance may apply for a $100 scholarship from the Patterson Fund (see website for more information). Additional fellowships for artists of all ages available based on financial need. FEE: $40. Byrdcliffe Colony/ Woodstock Guild, 34 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY 12498, T: (845) 679-2079, FAX: (845) 679-4529,franne@woodstockguild.org, http://www.woodstockguild.org. Deadline: March 15, 2015

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