8/03/2015

#ScreenOpps #ScreenOppsAug15

and WomenArts presents
#ScreenOpps
#ScreenOppsAug15
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
Sundance Film Festival 2014 (Jan 21-31, 2016, Park City, UT) - Since 1981, Sundance Institute has evolved to become an internationally-recognized nonprofit organization that actively advances the work of risk-taking storytellers worldwide. Originally founded by Robert Redford in the mountains of Sundance, Utah, Sundance Institute has always provided a space for independent artists to explore their stories free from commercial and political pressures. By providing year-round creative and financial support for the development of original stories for the screen and stage, Sundance Institute remains committed to its mission to discover and develop independent artists and audiences across the globe. For guidelines, information and to apply, visit http://www.sundance.org/festivals/sundance-film-festival/about. Deadline: August 3, 2015 (early, short films), August 10, 2015 (early, films & docs), August 24, 2015  (regular), August 31, 2015 (regular, films & docs), September 21, 2015 (late, short films), September 28, 2015 (late, films & docs)


**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: August 15, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com), August 21, 2015 (I Forgot)


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.  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)


##San Diego Black Film Festival## (January 27-31, 2016, San Diego, CA) – Aims to provide a vehicle for worldwide exposure of quality African American and African Diaspora films. Seeking films in the following genres: dramatic feature, dramatic short, comedy, documentary feature, documentary short, GLBT, animation, Christian, and music video. Feature length films are longer than sixty (60) minutes, and short films are shorter than sixty minutes. The festival programming staff may use their discretion to place your film in the appropriate category. FEE: $40-$125. San Diego Black Film Festival 220 West G Street, Suite E San Diego, CA 92101, T: (619) 685-7215, letter@sdbff.com, http://www.sdbff.com. Deadline: August 30, 2015 (late), October 30, 2015 (WAB extended), October 23, 2015 (Rush/Last Minute, online through website only)


San Francisco Frozen Film Festival(July 21-24, 2016, San Francisco, CA) – Celebrating “razor’s edge independent films and bands” during July, the coldest month of the year in San Francisco. Seeking entries in the following categories: Filmstock Film (all forms, lengths, and genres; must be shot on 8, 16, or 32mm), Digital Film (all forms, lengths and genres; must be shot with a digital camera), Feature Documentary (45 minutes or longer), Short Documentary (under 45 minutes), Animation, First-Time Director, Student Director (filmmaker must be enrolled in high school or college during production), Surf/Skate Video (videos about skaters, surfers, and snowboarders; winners may be asked to skate or perform at opening gala), Music Video, International Film (made outside the U.S.), Music Documentary, and Environmental Film. FEE: $20-$55. San Francisco Frozen Film Festival, 588 Sutter St. #103, San Francisco, CA 94102, T: (415) 846-1375, FAX: (415) 392-7500, frozenfilmfestival@gmail.com, http://www.frozenfilmfestival.com. Deadline: August 31, 2015 (early), December 31, 2015 (regular), March 31, 2016 (late), May 31, 2016 (extended, via withoutabox.com)


Winter Film Awards Indie Film Festival (Febuary 24-27, 2016, NYC) - WINTER FILM AWARDS announces a CALL FOR ENTRIES for the 2016 Indie Film Festival to be held Feb 24-27 2016 in NYC. We seek diverse, fresh voices & creative indie films from NYC and the entire world in all genres – feature length and shorts, narrative fiction, documentary, animation, horror, web series and music videos. Submissions deadlines: Early-Sept 1, Regular-Nov 1, Late-Dec 1. Now in its fifth year, the rapidly growing Festival showcases the work of emerging filmmakers, and we build our screening program from submissions, not invited films. Each year, roughly 90% of selected films were received via regular submissions. For the 2015 Festival, 76 films from 29 countries were selected for screening, including 34 by female directors and 20 student films, and 75% had a budget under $50k. Works of all genres, forms, and lengths are considered for Festival screening. Outstanding work will be awarded for each category, along with Best Director, Best Actor/Actress, Best Original Score, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Student Film and the NY PERSPECTIVES Award for best depiction of the New York multi-cultural experience. Submit films via https://filmfreeway.com/festival/WFA16; Visit www.WinterFilmAwards.com for more information! Deadline: September 1, 2015 (early); November 1, 2015 (regular); December 1, 2015 (late)


**Vancouver International Women in Film Festival** (March 8-13, 2016, Vancouver, BC, Canada) – Seeking Documentary, Narrative, Animated, and Experimental films in any genre by established and emerging women filmmakers from around the world in the following categories: Short (under 20 minutes), Mid-Length (20-75 minutes), and Feature (over 75 minutes). Submitted films must have women in at least 3 of the key creative roles: writer, producer, director, cinematographer, editor, composer, or lead performer. Film must have been created after March 2011. FEE: $20-$60 CAD. Vancouver Women in Film Festival, #306 – 207 West Hastings St., Vancouver, BC V6B 1H7, Canada, T: (604) 685-1152, FAX: (604) 685-1124, filmfestival@womeninfilm.ca, www.womeninfilm.ca. Deadline: September 1, 2015 (regular), October 1, 2015 (late), October 15, 2015 (extended WAB)


**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


Ann Arbor Film Festival (March 15-20, 2016, Ann Arbor, MI) - The AAFF provides at least $20,000 in cash and film stock/services to more than 20 filmmakers, serves as a qualifying festival for Academy Award® nomination in the short film category and provides touring opportunities for select filmmakers. All submitting filmmakers will be notified regarding acceptance by approximately February 13, 2015 with the email address provided at the time of submission.  Please add mail@aafilmfest.org to your contact list to ensure receipt of notification.  Please contact Ellie White at submissions@aafilmfest.org if your email changes prior to notification. http://www.aafilmfest.org/festival/submit. Fees $30-60. Deadline: September 18, 2015 (regular), October 10, 2015 (late).


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: September 4, 2015 (Regular), October 8, 2015 (late), October 15, 2015 (xtended, via withoutabox.com)


Onscreen
**Happy No Lucky** (Tempe, AZ) - That’s What He Said Productions; Anthony J. Martin, dir./writer; Stephen “Prime” Pratt, choreo. Casting "Happy No Lucky," a feature length film. Project Description: The story revolves around Michelle, who is an up and coming dancer and a single mom of triplets. Her life long goal is to become a professional dancer. Through trials a tribulations, her passion for dancing and determination for dancing is greatly tested. Casting the lead role, female any ethnicity ages 20-39. Submit via Backstage: http://www.backstage.com/casting/happy-no-lucky-81105/.  Notice Expires Sept. 1, 2015


Falling Into Places (Orlando, FL) - Ro Dumas, Director. Jasmine is a beautifully unique girl. She walks around in bright red boots, and has this amazing theory on elephants, and how she's positive that they're psychic. But her uniqueness and out of this world ideas comes with a price. Kids her age don't seem to understand her, and even her best friend is beginning to isolate her. She feels alone until she meets Faryal. Faryal's a bit older, wiser and a lot more excepting of her new friend---but she's Muslim, and according to Jasmine's father, that's a problem. Deep down Jasmine knows that the only person that seems to understand her at that moment is Faryal, and she refuses to let their friendship slip away so easily. Falling Into Places is a short film about a friendship surrounded by war, heartbreak, discrimination, and hope.Shooting; TBD around Orlando, FL. Note: Actors must be able to work as locals. Seeking submissions from: Orlando, FL for various roles of all ethnicities. Submit via Backstage: http://www.backstage.com/casting/falling-into-places-81085/. Casting notice expires Sept. 1, 2015.
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.


Funding


##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


##Artist Trust Arts Innovator Award Unrestricted award of $25,000 to 2 Washington State generative artists in any discipline who are originating new work, experimenting with new ideas, taking risks and pushing the boundaries in their respective fields. The award recognizes artists who demonstrate innovation in their art practice. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older by application date, have a minimum of 5 years in professional art practice, and be a resident of Washington State at time of application and when the award is granted. Students ineligible. A letter of recommendation is required. See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. Artist Trust Arts Innovator Award, 1835 12th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122, T: (206) 467-8734, FAX: (206) 467-9633, info@artisttrust.org, http://artisttrust.org/index.php/for-artists/money#arts_innovator_awards. Deadline: November 16, 2015

Residencies
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency (January-June, 2016, Nebraska City, NE) – Two, four, six, or eight-week residencies between July and December for visual artists, writers, composers, interdisciplinary artists, and arts and arts education scholars.  Some “transitional” residencies reserved for recent masters degree program graduates.  Residents receive free housing and a studio as well as a $100 per week stipend. FEE: $35. See website for application form and requirements. Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, 801 3rd Corso, Nebraska City, NE 68410, T: 402-874-9600, info@khncenterforthearts.org,
http://www.khncenterforthearts.org. Deadline: September 1, 2015


Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (February-May, 2016, Amherst, VA) – Residencies for playwrights, screenwriters, performance artists, and video artists. Average stay is 4 weeks, but can be anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months. Residents receive housing, all meals, and studios. Residents responsible for travel, materials, suggested contribution, and deposit. Occasional full funding available. See website for application. FEE: $40. Virginia Center for the Arts, 154, San Angelo Dr., Amherst, VA 24521, T: (434) 946-7236, FAX: (434) 946-7239, vcca@vcca.com, www.vcca.com. Deadline: September 15, 2015


Jentel Artist Residency (January 15 – May 13, 2016, Banner, WY) – Residencies of an average of one month for visual artists and writers, including playwrights and screenwriters, who are 25 and older and live in the U.S. (citizenship not required). Organization provides housing, studio facilities, and a stipend toward the cost of food and travel. Artists are responsible for travel, materials, and deposit. Outreach opportunities are available, though not required. FEE: $20. Jentel Artist Residency, 130 Lower Piney Creek Rd., Banner, WY 82832, T: (307) 737-2311, FAX: (307) 737-2305, jentel@jentelarts.org, www.jentelarts.org. Deadline: September 15, 2015


**Turkey Land Cove Foundation** (February-June, 2016, Edgartown, MA) – “A personal retreat for motivated women to pursue their professional, educational and artistic goals,” the Foundation provides need-based grants to women in transition, offering time, space, peace and quiet to plan major life changes, finish a body of artistic work, or accomplish other goals for which such a retreat would be appropriate. Their goal is to provide this to women who would otherwise not be able to afford a retreat. Successful applicants should be motivated, and have clear, definable goals to pursue artistic, professional, or educational advancement and a plan to implement those goals. Open to women who are residents of New England or New York State. Apply online, through website. NO FEE. Turkey Land Cove Foundation, PO Box 11, Edgartown, MA 02539, T: (508) 627-4583, turkeylandcovefoundation@gmail.com, http://www.turkeylandcovefoundation.com/. Deadline: October 1, 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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