#ScreenOpps #ScreenOppsOct2015

and WomenArts presents
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
Asbury Shorts Short Film Exhibition (November 6, 2015; New York, NY and future exhibitions elsewhere) - Asbury Shorts’ flagship show is coming up in Manhattan on Nov 6th and they are seeking to fill a few slots still remaining in the show's line up that night screening at The NYIT Auditorium on Broadway.  They do not use official entry forms or applications. Any filmmaker who wishes to enter their short film for consideration should send either a digital link to the film or a standard DVD screener along with some basic info we need:

-Running time
-Original format
-Previous screenings / awards
-Contact Info.

DVD screeners can be mailed to:   ASNY   553 Prospect Avenue  Brooklyn, N.Y. 11215
Digital links can be emailed to dougleclaire54@yahoo.com. Films will be considered for participation not only in our Manhattan showcase this fall but also future shows we'll be presenting at different sites across the country in 2016.  

The $15 entry fee but will be waived for #ScreenOpps subscribers who obtain the special code.

Please specialoppscode@gmail.com to receive the code in order to submit.

Deadline: October 12, 2015

Windrider International Student Film Festival (January 25-29, 2016; Park City, UT) - The 16th Annual Windrider International Student Film Festival (WISFF) honors emerging student filmmakers whose independent voices reflect the human condition with creativity and respect. The festival will award three $10,000 USD prizes to college-level filmmakers for shorts under 45 minutes. Drama, Narrative, Comedy, Documentary and other short film projects are now being accepted for considerion. Regular Deadline October 1, 2015

The Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays (January 2016) - The 11th Kairos Prize is an exciting screenwriting competition honoring feature-length scripts that champion Judeo-Christian values while telling outstanding stories. Grand prize of $25,000, 1st Runner Up $15,000 and 2nd Runner Up $10,000;  plus connections with key industry professionals. Fee: $50-80. For more information and to submit, please visit https://kairosprize.com/guidelines-criteria. Deadline: October 7, 2015 (Regular), November 2, 2015 (Late)

Short. Sweet. Film Fest. (Cleveland, OH; March 4-6, 2016) - These films must be either made in the greater Cleveland area or made by filmmakers who reside in the greater Cleveland area.The Short. Sweet. Film Fest strives to showcase up and coming filmmakers at the local, national and international levels who strive to advance the art of film. In today’s film climate it is hard to showcase short films. Many festivals only care about features and it seems like this art is dwindling to silly videos about kittens on the internet. Even though we love kittens (who doesn’t?) here at the Short. Sweet. Film Festival, we love short films (heck, short is even in our title). Our festival will take place in the Alex Theater at the Metropolitan at the 9 hotel in the heart of downtown Cleveland. Filmmakers and patrons can stay at the hotel at a discounted rate and enjoy food and beverages throughout the festival. For more information and to apply, visit http://shortsweetfilmfest.com/. Deadline: October 1, 2015 (Regular), November 1, 2015 (Late), December 1, 2015 (Extended)

Chicago Underground Film Festival (June 1 - 5, 2016; Chicago, IL) - CUFF welcomes a mix of films and videos of all lengths and genres, but the festival’s dominant focus is on works that chart new, experimental ground in form or content. Selected feature filmmakers receive travel stipends to attend the festival, as well as all-access passes to screenings, parties, and other events. Every day at CUFF is filled with unforgettable screenings, and every night is packed with invigorating parties and concerts. For more information and to submit, visit http://cuff.org/. Fee: $15 -55. Deadline: October 1, 2015 (Early), December 1, 2015 (Regular), January 5, 2015 (Late).

Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival (December 3-6, 2015; Tampa Bay, FL) - TBUFF is an all-genre festival and plays both shorts and features, including narratives and documentaries. The Tampa Bay Underground Film Festival’s mission is to give talented independent filmmakers and their cast and crew that rare opportunity to see their work on the big screen in digital sound at an actual movie theater and to help them reach a wider audience by taking closer steps toward distribution and future project goals through promotional, educational and networking opportunities. For more info and to submit, click http://tbuff.org/. Deadline: October 3, 2015 (WAB Extended)

Cinema Verde Environmental Film and Arts Festival (February 11-14, 2016, Gainesville, FL) - Cinema Verde, an Environmental Film and Arts Festival in Gainesville, Florida, was created to raise awareness of environmental issues through the arts. We will hold our seventh annual festival February, 2016. Cinema Verde’s mission is to provide environmental education to the public through film, arts, workshops, events, tours and any other forum or media; to increase public awareness of environmental practices that enhance public health and improve quality of life in urban, suburban and rural settings. We bring community organizations, businesses and citizens together to help forge sustainable solutions for our future. We utilize a multi-disciplinary program of film, music, art, workshops, an eco-fair and eco-tours to connect participants with green initiatives in business, government and organizations seeking to solve environmental problems. Our vision is to expand the reach of environmental information to inspire, educate and engage participants in sustainable business and lifestyle solutions. Cinema Verde is a not-for-profit environmental film festival produced by www.GoGreenNation.org to help build sustainable communities. Cinema Verde is funded in part by a Tourist Development Tax Grant from the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners in conjunction with the Alachua County Tourist Development Council and by the State of Florida Division of Cultural Arts. We welcome sponsorship inquiries and support! Cinema Verde is pleased to accept submissions through Withoutabox for our festival. For more information please visit www.cinemaverde.org. Deadline: October 3, 2015 (WAB Extended)

**Women’s Independent Film Festival** (December 4-6, 2015; Tarzana, CA) - Welcome to the Women's Independent Film Festival! Offering a platform in Los Angeles for the many diverse perspectives of women within the world of independent film, Women's Independent Film Festival awards and screens the best independent films made by women filmmakers from around the world. In order to qualify for entry, a woman must fill at least one of the following key positions: Director, Producer, Writer, Lead female Protagonist, Editor, or Cinematographer. We hope to give voice to the many talented and underrepresented women creating great work in the independent film world. Certificates will be awarded for Best of Category, Best Directing, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, and Best Editing. Top films of each category will screen at the festival and compete for the audience award. The winner of the best of Script category with have a chance to read an excerpt from the winning script at the festival. For more information and to submit: http://www.womensindiefest.com/WomensIndieFest/About_Us.html.  Deadline: October 6, 2015 (Late), October 27, 2015 (Late Late), November 3, 2015 (WAB Extended).

**Artemis Women In Action Film Festival** (April 22-24, 2016; Santa Monica, CA) - Artemis Motion Pictures brings you the first ever film festival dedicated to honoring female driven action films, the people who pioneered them and contributed to the success of the genre, and the undiscovered talent of the future.We celebrate powerful women taking action on the silver screen. From superheroes to super stuntwomen, from martial artists to mighty athletes, from women in law enforcement to women in the armed forces, we will shine a spotlight on females in fiction and documentary films who are fearless, fierce, and revolutionary. All submissions must feature women either starring or co-starring as a physical action character. For more info and to submit, visit http://www.artemisfilmfestival.com/. Deadline: November 15, 2015 (Early), December 15, 2015 (Regular), January 15, 2016 (Late), February 01, 2016 (Extended)

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: November 6, 2015 (late), December 18, 2015 (drop)

##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: 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: 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: 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: October 1, 2015 (late), October 15, 2015 (extended WAB)

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

##New York Indian Film Festival (May 7-14, 2016, New York, NY) -  Celebrating alternative, independent cinema from the global South Asian community. Seeking works by veteran as well as emerging South Asian filmmakers in the following categories: Feature (over 40 minutes), Short (under 40 minutes), Documentary (over 40 minutes), and Short Documentary (under 40 minutes). FEE: $25-$80. Indo-American Arts Council, 517 East 87th St., Ste. 1B, New York, NY 10128, T: (212) 594-3685, nyindianfilmfest@gmail.com, http://www.iaac.us. Deadline: October 1, 2015 (early), December 1, 2015 (regular), February 1, 2016 (late)

Crossroads Film Festival (March 31 - April 3, 2016, Jackson, MS) - Seeking films in the following categories: Feature Narrative (45 minutes minimum), Short Narrative (45 minutes maximum), Student (film by an Undergraduate or Graduate Student 18+, any runtime), Feature Documentary (45 minutes minimum), Experimental (any runtime), Youth (must be under the age of 18 on date of submission, any runtime), Short Documentary (45 minutes maximum), Animation (any runtime), Mississippi Music Video (maximum 9 minutes). FEE: $40-70. Crossroads Film Festival, P.O. Box 22604 Jackson, MS 39225, T: (601) 345-5674, F: (769) 233-8893, info@crossroadsfilmfestival.com, www.crossroadsfilmfestival.com/. Deadline: October 17, 2015 (regular), October 31, 2015 (late), November 30, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)

Seattle True Independent Film Festival (May 2016, Seattle, WA) – Seeking diverse new voices in independent film from the Northwest and the rest of the world in the following categories: Short, Feature, Student Short (director must be enrolled at time of submission in a film school, college film program or high school; 16 minutes or under), Indepenetration (subjects that most people would find offensive), Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Experimental, Web Series Episode. FEE: $20-$75. Seattle True Independent Film Festival, 2311 N. 45th St., #194, Seattle, WA 98103, T: (206) 650-7470, contact@trueindependent.org, www.trueindependent.org. Deadline: January 4, 2016 (regular), February 15, 2016 (late)

Lexus Short Films Open Submissions - Now in its third season, for the first time, Lexus Short Films will be accepting OPEN SUBMISSIONS from qualified short filmmakers worldwide! Today through October 25, filmmakers can submit one short film of two to 20 minutes in length via Withoutabox. Generally speaking any filmmaker (globally) that has had one short film compete at any film festival,  but has not yet directed a feature, will be eligible. This also includes film students that have written/directed a short film that has not competed at a festival. Four winners representing four global regions will be announced at the closing ceremonies of the Napa Valley Film Festival in Northern California on November 15. To apply visit https://www.withoutabox.com/03film/03t_fin/03t_fin_fest_01over.php?festview=1&festival_id=14178; for more about Lexus Short Films, visit http://www.lexus-int.com/lexusshortfilms/. Deadline: October 25, 2015

Frankie (NYC) - Frankie, is short student film. I am a VFX senior in the Computer Art Department of the School of Visual Arts. The film is about a guy named Frankie who, after some bad decisions, begins working for a crime family becomes a test dummy for an experimental new drug that comes on a USB drive. Casting will be at SVA in Manhattan on 10/5 (dates may change) Shooting will be in Manhattan and Brooklyn. It will only be a 2 day shoot. The shoot will be the 17th and 18th of October.Pays $100 upon completion. Seeking two ethnically ambiguous/mixed race male actors ages 18-34. Submit via Backstage http://www.backstage.com/casting/frankie-88697/.

**Saint Desiree** (LA) - Desiree represents the soul of the city. She was an inspiration as she played her music until the last light went out during Hurricane Katrina. She is survived by the love of her life Christopher who is a soldier with PTSD. He’s haunted by the memory of their moments together in the piano bar where she played. Please Note: We are seeking a talented singer/ songwriter/ actress to not only play the lead role, but also contribute to development of the original music in the film. Please provide links to audio or video of your music.Seeking Desiree (Lead, All Ethnicities, Ages 20-30). Submit via Backstage http://www.backstage.com/casting/saint-desiree-88674/.

For more OnScreen opportunities, visit Backstage.com; ActorsAccess.com; or Playbill.com.

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.

The Bertha BRITDOC Connect Fund - This European based Connect fund offers £5,000-50,000 (about $7700-$77,130) to doc filmmakers from around the world for the outreach and engagement component of their films. From BRITDOC: The fund is looking to support smart, strategic outreach campaigns for ambitious independent documentary feature films with a social issue at their core; films which have the ability to achieve real change on a local, regional or global level. For more information and to apply: https://britdoc.org/bertha-connect/
Deadline: October 5, 2015

CDP Research & Development Grants - Grants from the California Documentary Project are intended for films that have some kind of connection to California and strengthen the understanding of the humanities for the state, and range up to $10,000. From the CDP: CDP Research and Development grants are designed to strengthen the humanities content and approach of documentary media productions in their earliest stages. Projects must actively involve at least three humanities advisors to help frame and contextualize subject matter throughout the research and development phase. For more information and to apply: http://www.calhum.org/grants/california-documentary-project-grant.
Deadline: October 15, 2015

Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship - For filmmakers with an undergraduate degree and a desire to travel for a year to film stories that fall into the themes of the 2016 application, this fellowship could be for you. From Fulbright: The Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship was launched in 2013 as a new component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. It provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to participate in an academic year of overseas travel and digital storytelling in one, two, or three countries on a globally significant theme. This Fellowship is made possible through a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the National Geographic Society. For more information and to apply: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/fulbright-nat-geo-fellowship.
Deadline: October 13, 2015

##Frameline Completion Fund - For films that reflect the complexity of the LGBTQ community, this grant offers up to $5,000 for finishing funds. From Frameline: This program seeks to provide a much-needed source of financial contributions to artists who often struggle to secure funding to complete their works. Submissions are being accepted for documentary, educational, narrative, animated or experimental projects about LGBTQ people and their communities. For more info: http://www.frameline.org/filmmaker-support/frameline-completion-fund.
Deadline: October 31

##ITVS Diversity Development Fund - Intended to bolster much needed representation from producers of color in the industry, the DDF gives out funds to producer to support documentary projects that have not yet begun production. From the ITVS: The Diversity Development Fund (DDF) provides up to $15,000 in research and development funding to producers of color to develop single documentary programs for public television. Funded activities may include travel, research, script development, preliminary production for fundraising/work-in-progress reels, or other early phase activities. Got to: http://itvs.org/funding/ddf/how for more info and to apply.
Deadline: November 6 (application opens in October)

##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


**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

No comments:

Post a Comment

#ScreenOpps #ScreenOppsJuly24

#ScreenOppsf FILM FESTIVALS Women, Life, Freedom Film Festival  Following the governmental murder of Mahsa (Zhina) Amini and inspired by its...