7/01/2015

#ScreenOpps #ScreenOppsJuly15

and WomenArts presents
#ScreenOpps
#ScreenOppsJuly15
Submission opportunities for women in film/video.
(previously known as Film/Video Funding Newsletter)


**Opportunities starred are for women only.
##Opportunities with double hashtags are for special populations.


Special Opportunity
Special Opps are suspended for the summer. Please check back in the Fall for our Special Opportunities!


Festivals
Unspoken Human Rights Film Festival (October 2015, Utica, NY) – Seeking films that address human rights violations so they remain unspoken no longer for a human rights forum that combines film, art, music, and a conference into one festival. They are interested in films that expose human rights violations and that offer solutions and hope for the future. Seeking entries in the following categories: Documentary Feature (50 minutes or longer), Narrative Feature (50 minutes or longer), Documentary Short (under 50 minutes), and Narrative Short (under 50 minutes). FEE: $20-$55. Unspoken Human Rights Film Festival, 309 Genesee St. (use Park Ave. entrance), Utica, NY 13502, T: (315) 520-8410, info@ilionfilmcompany.com,www.IamUnspoken.com. Deadline: July 1, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)


##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: July 5, 2015 (late)


##Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (October 2-10, 2015, Tampa, FL) – Seeking films of any kind that are by, for, or about the LGBT community. Seeking entries in the following categories: Feature (60+ minutes, narrative or non-narrative, may be animated or live action), Documentary (Non-Fiction of any length, highlighting experiences of the global LGBT community), Men’s Short (under 60 minutes, any genre), Women’s Short (under 60 minutes, any genre), Transgender Films. FEE: $10-$45. 1315 East 7th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605. david@tiglff.com, tiglff.com.  Deadline: July 8, 2015 (Late), July 15, 2015 (WAB)


Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival (September 8-13, 2015, Martha’s Vineyard, MA) - International Jury Competition: 10 films will be selected from worldwide entries and screened at 2014 Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival short film showcase. Jury members will select winning film for jury cash prize and presentation at Closing Night program on Sunday, September 7th. The festival is about exploring other cultures/people of the world. They accept either fiction or non-fiction types of less than 20 minutes. No fee. There is also a Cash Prize! http://mvfilmsociety.com/festivals/short-film-submission-page/. Deadline: July 15, 2015


**La Femme Film Festival** (October 15-18, 2015, Beverly Hills, CA) – Supports and nurtures the artistic entertainment productions of women for the benefit of an international and domestic audience. This multi-ethnic, multi-cultural and sexually diverse festival is devoted to women in key positions of film productions. Seeking films directed, produced or written by women in the following categories: Feature (60-120 minutes), Documentary (50-120 minutes), Screenplay, Short (under 40 minutes), Commercial/Music Video, Mid-Length (40-60 minutes), Mobisode (under 15 minutes), Webisode (under 30 minutes), Game, Animation Short, Animation Feature (40-120 minutes), Special Documentary of Focus, and TV Pilot Script. FEE: $30-$115.La Femme Film Festival, 369 South Doheny Dr. #212, Beverly Hills, CA 90211, T: (310) 441-1645, FAX: (310) 475-8213, llapage@lafemme.org,http://lafemme.org. Deadline: July 16, 2015 (late), August 15, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com), August 21, 2015 (I Forgot)


AFI Fest (November 5-12, 2015, Hollywood, CA) - Submissions are now open and filmmakers are invited to submit narrative, documentary, experimental, animated and short films for consideration for the next edition of AFI FEST. The American Film Institute's annual celebration of international cinema from modern masters and emerging filmmakers, AFI FEST features nightly red-carpet galas, special screenings, conversations and tributes. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes AFI FEST as a qualifying festival for both Short Films categories of the annual Academy Awards®, and AFI FEST is still the only film festival in the United States to hold the prestigious FIAPF accreditation, assuring a high standard of quality and reliability for the international film community. AFI FEST is Los Angeles' longest running international film festival and has been bringing the best in world cinema to the film capital of the world since its launch as FILMEX in 1971. Visit http://www.afi.com/afifest/submissions.aspx for guidelines and to submit. Fees are $55 for short films, $75 for feature length. Deadline: July 24, 2015


**“KIN” Women’s International Film Festival** (November 3-7,2015, Yerevan, Armenia) - The festival’s goal is to promote women’s creativity, establish a network between woman filmmakers from different parts of the world and give hand to a better understanding of different cultures and each other. The purpose of the festival is to address through films issues of violence, inequality, discrimination and other problems related to women’s rights and gender problems. Email info@kinfestival.com for questions; visit http://kinfestival.com/call-for-entries/ for submission guidelines. International Film Festival “KIN,” Str. Hanrapetutian, 49, apt. 10, Yerevan, 0010, ARMENIA, Tel./ Fax: +374 10 52 44 19. Deadline: July 28, 2015


**The Broad Humor Film Festival** (September 24-27, 2015, Los Angeles, CA) – Features funny films written and directed by women. Entries must either be written or directed by a woman, and the subject matter must include “a healthy dose of humor.” Seeking entries in the following categories: Short Films (under 35 minutes), Feature Films (70-125 minutes), Short Screenplays (under 35 pages), and Feature Screenplays (75-115 pages).  FEE: $40-$60. The Broad Humor Film Festival, 9854 National Blvd., # 166, Los Angeles, CA 90034, T: (310) 403-2882, info@broadhumor.com,http://www.broadhumor.com. Deadline: July 31, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)


Santa Barbara International Film Festival (February 3-13, 2016, Santa Barbara, CA) – Seeking entries in the following categories: Feature Fiction (40+ minutes, Narrative Fiction film), Feature Documentary (40+ minutes, Non-Narrative Non-Fiction film), Feature Animation (40+ minutes, Animated Feature film), Short Fiction (under 40 minutes), Short Documentary (under 40 minutes), Short Animation (under 40 minutes), Feature Local (40+ minutes, must live or be a student in the Santa Barbara County, email: programming@sbfilmfestival.org to inform them your film is a local submission), Short Local (under 40 minutes, must live or be a student in the Santa Barbara County, email: programming@sbfilmfestival.org to inform them your film is a local submission).  Check the website for further information. FEE: $30-$95 ($5 discount with “Premium” Withoutabox account). Santa Barbara International Film Festival, 1528 Chapala Street, Suite 203, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. generalinfo@sbfilmfestival.org, http://sbiff.org/film-festival/submit_a_film/, sbiff.org.  Submissions open July 1, 2015. Deadline: August 7, 2015 (early), September 18, 2015 (regular), November 6, 2015 (late), December 18, 2015 (drop)


**Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival** (March 3-6, 2016, Portland, OR) – Places a spotlight on women filmmakers by showcasing their work and strengthening the community of women in film. Entries must be directed or co-directed by a woman. Seeking films in the following categories: Narrative Feature (over 40 minutes), Documentary Feature (over 40 minutes), Young Women Filmmakers (directed or co-directed by women 17 years and younger; proof of age must be submitted with entry), Experimental Short (under 40 minutes), Animation (under 40 minutes), Narrative Short (under 40 minutes), and Documentary Short (under 40 minutes). FEE: $25-$55. Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival, 1526 NE Alberta St. #110, Portland, OR 97211, T: (503) 729-1142,powfest@sourappleproductions.com, http://www.powfest.com. Deadline: August 14, 2015 (regular), August 28, 2015 (late), September 11, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)


The Athena Film Festival (February 8-21, 2016, Barnard, NY) - Now in its fifth year, the Athena Film Festival — a celebration of women and leadership — is an engaging weekend of feature films, documentaries and shorts that highlight women’s leadership in real life and the fictional world. Also, in an attempt to remedy lack of gender parity in film, the Athena Film Festival has created the Athena List, an annual slate of between 3-5 screenplays with female leaders or strong female protagonists that have yet to be made into films. Screenplays can be written by any gender, but must focus on women’s leadership. For submission guidelines and to submit to the festival, or the special Athena’s List slate for unproduced screenplays, visit http://athenafilmfestival.com/submissions/. Deadline: September 15, 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. Visithttp://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 (xtended, via withoutabox.com)


Onscreen
American Grace (Feature) (August 16- October 8, 2015, Toronto, ON, Canada) - Casting "American Grace," a neo-noir feature film. Synopsis: "American Grace" follows the tale of John David Booth, a disgruntled detective with a moral code of his own. While investigating the disappearance of Grace Multhorpe for a client, Booth falls into world of intrigue, mystery, and deception. As he falls deeper into the underbelly of the city, he must face his own demons and personal pursuits to survive. Pays: $50-$75/day. Meals and overnight accommodations are provided.Casting various roles, men and women ages 25- 65. For more information and to submit: http://www.backstage.com/casting/american-grace-76973/. Auditions held July 4 & 5 in Toronto, ON.


Speech and Debate (Feature) (July 15 - August 8, 2015, Jackson, MS) - Casting for the independent feature film "Speech & Debate." Project description: "Three misfit teenagers and unlikely friends, come together to form the Speech & Debate club at their Salem, Oregon high school." Over ten various roles, men and women, all ages and type. For more information and to submit: http://www.backstage.com/casting/speech-debate-76972/. Currently seeking submissions from Jackson, MS.


Offscreen
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.


Marketing Director, Tribeca Film Festival (NYC) - The Marketing Director will be responsible for Tribeca’s presence in the marketplace. We are looking for a passionate and experienced B2C marketer to overhaul our marketing strategy. The Director will be responsible for providing a foundation of brand awareness and growth. Our ideal candidate will have a broad understanding of the digital landscape, understand branded content and partnerships, be able to speak to data analytics and ROI and to make the most out of our brand equity by positioning us appropriately in the market. The role requires a candidate that can create collaborative relationships with the internal leadership team, sales team and creative team and ensure our marketing efforts support their goals. This is an incredible opportunity for the right entrepreneurial and marketing mind to work with a group of passionate employees and leaders and take a well-established brand to the next level. If you are innately curious, can roll up your sleeves to get the job done and don’t ever utter the words “that’s not in my job description,” we want to hear from you! To apply visit: https://tribecafilm.com/festival/jobs. Application now open.


Funding
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


**Zion’s Bank Smart Women Grants** – Grants up to $3,000 to female residents of Utah or Idaho to support “the efforts of everyday heroines who strengthen women, children, and their communities.” Grants are awarded in 5 categories, including arts and culture. Submit application form (available on website), mission statement (how your application relates to the mission of the program), statement of purpose (clearly describe the focus, goals, and general direction of work or project, including artistic objectives), detailed description of project (including an explanation of how the grant will advance development of your work), proposed use of grant funds, plan for measuring performance and results, financial data and need (including list of other sources of funding), and supporting documents and work samples. See website for application form and complete guidelines. Smart Women Grants, Zion’s Bank – Women’s Financial Group, One South Main, 11th Floor, Salt Lake City, Utah 84133, T: (801) 844-7996, womensfinancial@zionsbank.com,https://www.zionsbank.com/swsm_grant.jsp?cid=2376. Deadline: July 6, 2015


Alliance for California Traditional Arts Living Cultures Grants Program – Funds nonprofit organizations to support exemplary projects in traditional arts in California with grants of up to $7,500 (most grants are $5,000 or under). Projects may include public presentations (community-based concerts, festivals, exhibitions), workshops and gatherings, equipment and materials purchases, youth-focused learning projects in the folk and traditional arts, documentation of traditional arts, media publications, and more. First-time applicants encouraged; Spanish language assistance is also available. See website for complete guidelines and application. Contact: Lily Kharrazi, Living Cultures Grants Program Manager, T: (415) 346-5200,lilyk@actaonline.org, http://www.actaonline.org/content/living-cultures-grants-program. Deadline: July 15, 2015


Fleishhacker Foundation Small Arts Grants for Bay Area Arts Organizations – Grants of up to $10,000 in support of programs in a range of disciplines, including dance, film and media arts, interdisciplinary arts, music, theatre, and visual arts. Grants may be used for artists’ fees, production costs, exhibition/installation costs, and projects that advance the organization’s overall artistic development. Open to organizations with annual budgets between $100,000 and $750,000 that are based in and offer programming in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Download application from website and submit via postal mail. Fleishhacker Foundation, PO Box 29918, San Francisco, CA 94129-0918, T: (415) 561-5350,www.fleishhackerfoundation.org/grants/small-arts-grants/. Deadline: July 15, 2015


NEA Art Works Grants – Supports the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts with grants from $10,000-$100,000 to organizations. Open to Arts Education projects that have lifelong learning in the arts as their primary outcome. Innovative projects are strongly encouraged. This deadline is specifically for school-based projects that are directly connected to the school curriculum and instructional program. Activities may take place in or outside the school building at any time of day, including after-school and summer programs. Application must be submitted through the NEA website; allow ample time to prepare the application and deal with technical difficulties that frequently arise on the site. See website for complete guidelines. National Endowment for the Arts, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20506, http://arts.gov/grants-organizations/art-works/arts-education. Deadline: July 24, 2015


##Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grants – Supports and assists artists at various stages in their careers with grants of $2,000-$10,000 to encourage creative development and career building opportunities. Open to artists in all disciplines who reside in Minnesota. For full guidelines and application, see website. Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grants, Park Square Court, Ste. 200, 400 Sibley St., Saint Paul, MN, Kathee Foran, Program Officer, T: (651) 215-1626, Kathee.Foran@arts.state.mn.us,http://www.arts.state.mn.us/grants/artist-initiative.htm. Deadline: August 7, 2015 @ 4:30pm (visual and media arts)


**Open Meadows Foundation Grants** – Funding to individuals and to nonprofit organizations for projects that are led by and benefit women. Grants of up to $2,000 support projects that are designed and implemented by women and girls; reflect diversity of community served by project in both its leadership and organization; promote building community power; promote racial, social, economic, and environmental justice; and have limited financial access or have encountered obstacles in search for funding. In addition to general grants, Open Meadows has 6 special targeted funds: the Jeanne Meurer Indigenous Women’s Fund; the Ellen Dougherty Activist Fund for Young Women; the Edie Windsor Fund for Old Lesbians; the India Fund; the Patsy Lu Fund for Women’s Music Projects; and the Susan F. Eastman Fund for Environmental Activists. Organizational budget should not exceed $150,000; small and start-up organizations strongly encouraged to apply. Open Meadows Foundation, PO Box 1363, Bronx, NY 10475, T: (718) 885-0969, openmeadows@igc.org, www.openmeadows.org. Deadline: August 15, 2015

Residencies
Weir Farm Trust (November-April, Wilton, CT) – Residencies of 2-4 weeks for film, video, and multimedia artists (in addition to visual artists of all types). Organization provides housing, studio, and stipend ($500 per month). Residents are responsible for deposit ($75, refunded on artist’s arrival), food, travel, and materials. Application available on website. FEE: $35. Weir Farm Trust, 735 Nod Hill Rd., Wilton, CT 06897, T: (203) 761-9945, FAX: (203) 761-9116, residency@weirfarmartcenter.org, www.nps.gov/wefa. Deadline: July 15, 2015


Hawthornden Castle (Midlothian, Scotland) – International 1-month retreats for creative writers of all types from anywhere in the world to work without disturbance. Residency provides individual room/study in shared house and meals. Artist responsible for travel. Applicants must be published writers. Contact them for application instructions. NO FEE. Hawthornden Castle, Lasswade, Midlothian, EH18 1EG Scotland, United Kingdom, T: +44 131 4402180, FAX: +44 131 440 1989, http://www.transartists.org/air/hawthornden-castle.  Deadline: Ongoing

Yaddo (year-round, Saratoga Springs, NY) – Residencies of an average of 5 weeks for writers, media artists, visual artists and performing artists working at the professional level in their fields. Facilities include dance/choreography studios, exhibition/installation spaces, metal shop, music studio, and performing arts space. Residency provides housing, meals, studio, travel assistance, and materials stipend. Artists responsible for additional materials or travel costs. FEE: $30 plus fee for media uploads. Yaddo, P.O. Box 395, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, T: (518) 584-0746, FAX: (518) 584-1312, yaddo@yaddo.org, www.yaddo.org. Deadline: August 1, 2015

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