Submission opportunities for women in film/video.
(previously known as Film/Video Funding Newsletter)
*Opportunities with hashtags ## are for selected populations.
**Opportunities with asterisks ** are for women only.
**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: February 01, 2016 (Extended)
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, email@example.com, http://www.frozenfilmfestival.com. Deadline: March 31, 2016 (late), May 31, 2016 (extended, 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.iaac.us. Deadline: February 1, 2016 (late)
##Boston LGBT Film Festival (April 2015, Cambridge, MA) – The largest, longest running LGBT media event in New England seeks films about topics of interest to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community in the following categories: Documentary Feature, Narrative Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Short, and Experimental. FEE: $0-$35. Boston LGBT Film Festival, 955 Massachusetts Ave. #361, Cambridge, MA 02139, T: (617) 233-1190, email@example.com, http://www.bostonlgbtfilmfest.net/submissions/. Deadline: February 1, 2016 (late), February 12, 2016 (extended, via withoutabox.com)
Seattle True Independent Film Festival (Seattle, WA; May 2016) – 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.trueindependent.org. Deadline: February 15, 2016 (late)
American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at Cannes (May 2016, Cannes, France) – Supports upcoming filmmakers by showcasing their films at the American Pavilion during the Cannes Film Festival while providing an opportunity for filmmakers to connect with the Cannes Film Festival, Marketplace attendees and to a global audience. Seeking entries by emerging and student filmmakers (current undergraduate and graduate school students and emerging filmmakers up to three years post graduation) in the following categories: Short Film, Short Student Film, Short Documentary, and Short Student Documentary. FEE: $35-$85. American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at Cannes, 9336 W. Washington Blvd., Building C, Ste. 106, Culver City, CA 90232, T: (310) 202-3370, email@example.com, http://www.ampav.com/index.php/student-programs/cannes-emerging-filmmaker-showcase/
Deadline: February 12, 2016 (late)
AFI DOCS Documentary Festival (June 22-26, 2016, 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-$90. Silverdocs, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20910, T: (301) 495-6720, FAX: (301) 495-6798, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.SILVERDOCS.com. Deadline: February 5, 2016 (regular), March 4, 2016 (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 2016. 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 2015. All film entries must be in English or contain English subtitles. Only completed entries (Entry Form, Preview Screener, Payment) will be processed and considered for screening. Visit http://www.opencitydocsfest.com/submissions to apply and for more information. Deadline: February 3, 2016 (regular), March 4, 2016 (late)
Edinburgh International Film Festival (Edinburgh, Scotland) - Born alongside Edinburgh's International Festival in 1947, EIFF was one of the world's first international film festivals, and helped to define the type of event that has since become so pivotal to film culture in nations all over the world. EIFF has developed into a crucial business hub for the UK and international film industry, a key attraction for Edinburgh, and one of the world's best-loved audience festivals. With an emphasis upon new talent, discovery and innovation, EIFF's vibrant programme of films and events combines a commitment to audience edification and pleasure with a strong ongoing stake in the development the UK and Scottish film industries.EIFF seeks to represent the most innovative and adventurous developments in world cinema, to bring worthy filmmakers to local and worldwide attention, and to provide a forum for appreciative and informed discussion of their work. EIFF is especially interested in films by emerging filmmakers whose work manifests stylistic boldness, strength of form, and the ambition to use the medium in a way that resists cliché. All submitted films should be UK premieres (Please Note: this rule does not apply to Short Animation Submissions) All submitted films must be no more than 12 months old by June 2015. EIFF consider a short film as 30 minutes or less and a feature film as over 30 minutes. Please note we can not accept your film if it is online OR if it has had a television broadcast within the UK. For more information and to apply, visit http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/. Regular fee - £30.00, Late fee - £35.00. Deadline: February 10, 2016 (late)
Navi Mumbai International Film Festival (Navi Mumbai, India) - The first ever film festival of Navi Mumbai, NMIFF(Navi Mumbai International Film Festival) is founded with the idea to showcase the talent & creativity of filmmakers under the sky of this beautiful city. Navi Mumbai, formerly known as New Bombay, has lived for a long time in the shadows of her neighbour city, Mumbai – THE HOME OF BOLLYWOOD. With the inaugural NMIFF in 2014, film-makers now have a reputable film festival that will give a global exposure to their creativity and innovative ideas while film-goers have a repository of fine movies of different taste & calibers from across the globe, to enjoy. Entries at NMIFF are open to all International, national, and regional films of different tastes & calibers from across the globe.Year of production of the film should not be before 2011. Subtitles: Films can be with dialogs, silent or without dialogs. Films submitted in languages other than English must be presented with English subtitles. Short films cannot be longer than 30 minutes. Feature films cannot shorter than 60 minutes. Participants can send multiple entries. However, please submit a separate submission form and entry fee for each film. By submitting movie to NMIFF, filmmaker/producer takes the whole responsibility of copyright issues of music, script and other creative and technical aspects of film. Festival programmers shall determine selections and award winners at their sole discretion. Decision of the NMIFF festival authorities regarding all matters not expressly provided for in these rules and regulations or which require interpretation of the clauses mentioned above shall be final and can not be challenged. Visit http://www.nmiff.in/ to apply. Deadline: March 31, 2016 (Early), July 15, 2015 (Regular), August 15, 2016 (Late)
##Las Vegas First Annual Black Film Festival (Las Vegas, NV) - If you are an African American who has Written, Produced, Directed or is in the Lead Role in a Film, we welcome you to submit, compete and celebrate with us. Share your talents at the FIRST Annual Las Vegas Black Film Festival. Submit your Film, Enter one of our Competitions, or Attend one of our interactive seminars. Plan your exciting week in the Entertainment Capital of the World, Fabulous Las Vegas, and partake in the great seminars, panels, viewings and celebrations at our Film Festival (LVBFF). We offer educational opportunities, as well as entertaining events! Don't Miss the First Annual 'Las Vegas Black Film Festival.’ Visit http://www.lasvegasblackfilmfestival.com/#!submit-your-film/cfw1 for more info and to apply. Deadline February 29, 2016
**Female Eye Film Festival** (June 2016, Woodbridge, ON, Canada) – An annual competitive international independant women directors film festival. Seeking entries in the following categories: Drama (Shorts: Maximum 40 minutes, Features: Minimum 40 minutes), Comedy (Shorts: Maximum 40 minutes, Features: Minimum 40 minutes), Documentary (Shorts: Maximum 40 minutes, Features: Minimum 40 minutes), Experimental (Shorts: Maximum 40 minutes, Features: Minimum 40 minutes), Animation (Shorts: Maximum 40 minutes, Features: Minimum 40 minutes), Canadian Feature (Minimum 40 minutes), Foreign Film (Minimum 40 minutes), Late NIGHT [horror, suspense, thriller] (any length). FEE: $20-$100. Female Eye Film Festival, 50 Wallace St., Woodbridge, ON L4L 2P3, Canada, Phone: (905) 264-7731, email@example.com, http://www.femaleeyefilmfestival.com/. Deadline: February 29, 2016 (late), March 31, 2016 (extended, via withoutabox.com)
Workers Unite Film Festival (May 2016, New York, NY) – Celebrating Global Labor Solidarity. Seeking films that highlight the struggles, successes, and daily lives of workers in their efforts to unite and organize for better living conditions and social justice. Seeking entries in the following categories: Feature Narrative, Narrative Short (under 50 minutes), Documentary Feature (over 60 minutes), Documentary Short (under 50 minutes), Films from the Front Lines (3-30 minutes; dealing with current labor struggles either in the U.S. or globally), and Working Lives Screenplay Competition. Workers Unite Film Festival, PO Box 1525, Radio City Station, New York, NY 10101-1525, T: (646) 455-2225, FAX: (646) 328-4559, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.workersunitefilmfestival.org/. Deadline: March 6, 2016 (regular), March 16, 2016 (late), March 28, 2016 (extended, via withoutabox.com)
**Bentonville Film Festival** (Los Angeles, CA) - Festival Dates May 3th through May 8th 2016. 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 Festival will seek to provide ongoing turnkey mass distribution opportunities for women and minority owned production companies and independent content creators. To submit, visit http://bentonvillefilmfestival.com/submissions/. Deadline: February 5, 2016 (late)
Our House (Feature Film; Chicago, IL) - Casting "Our House." Company states: "In this political satire, Mick Moady (Speaker of the House) tries managing his own party’s drama, while resisting the democrat’s opposition schemes, all in the hopes of one day being POTUS. Format: 22 minute, single camera sitcom pilot. Please note: this will be released online, and is not associated with a major network; this is an indie work. The pilot will be submitted to ITVFEST 2016 and Moondance Festival 2016." 1 rehearsal + 2 days of shooting (and possible pick-up if needed) to take place on the weekends between SAT 4/23/16 and SUN 5/15/16 (possible pick-up may fall in late May depending on shoot dates). Exact dates TBD.$200 flat rate, Kraft services on set, and copy for reel provided. Auditions will be held TH 2/18/16 and TH 2/25/16 (with possible call back on Sun 2/28/16). Please come with a headshot (if you do not have one, a simple snapshot will be fine). We will ask you to prepare sides for the audition. If you cannot attend auditions on 2/25/16, we will accept taped auditions through Saturday 2/20/16. Please do not email taped auditions. Instead, send us a link to your uploaded audition on your Vimeo or Youtube channel or Dropbox file. Please be sure to either remove password protection or to send us the password to view your taped audition. Auditions: February 18 and February 25, 2016 in Chicago, IL.
Silent Snow (Short; NYC) - Casting the male and female leads (couples are welcome) for "Silent Snow," an emotional short student film about the power of our loved ones and the effect they have when they pass away. Shoots Feb. 9 or 12 (full day) in NYC. Compensation plus travel and meals provided. SAG-AFTRA Student Film Agreement. Bring a headshot. For males auditioning: ability to shed a tear is a plus. Auditions: February 3, 2016
Film and Video Producer (Link9, NYC) - Responsibilities: Performs video editing functions using Final Cut Pro and After Effects. Edits both short and long form client videos to completion. Participates in planning meetings with producers as needed. Prepares storyboards (when not prepared by art director).
Works directly with producer and creatives, communicating and updating information as necessary with regards to schedules, overages & revisions. Responsible for establishing guidelines for desktop images to be used in animation sequences. Backs up all files at end of job. Requirements: 3+ years’ experience editing with Final Cut Pro and Adobe After Effects in an advertising agency environment. Experience in both commercials and long form editing. Knowledge of compositing digital files and elements. Experience with Maya. Working knowledge of PhotoShop & Illustrator. Ability to work independently, as well as under the direction of producers, within strict time constraints. A keen eye for detail and a critical mind. Ability to listen to others and to work well as part of a team. Self-motivated to explore new technologies and programs. Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience. Apply here: https://careers-thecdmgroup.icims.com/jobs/5517/film-and-video-producer/job?mode=job&iis=Job+Board&iisn=Indeed.com&mobile=false&width=893&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240
Content Producer, Video (WestElm, NYC) - This opportunity is to join our growing team as a Content Producer. This role's primary responsibility is to lead video based brand projects, from kick-off to final delivery in order to ensure a well-organized, high-quality, on-time, on-budget execution. The candidate must ensure the highest quality of all creative and production deliverables. For more information and to apply: http://careers.williams-sonomainc.com/west-elm/job/Brooklyn-Content-Producer%2C-Video-West-Elm-NY-11201/299586500/?feedId=44400&utm_source=Indeed&utm_campaign=WilliamsSonoma_Indeed
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: $45-$70. Cinestory, PO Box 661962, Los Angeles, CA 90066, T: (323) 900-0502, email@example.com, www.cinestory.org. Deadline: February 15, 2016 (late), March 15, 2016 (extended)
Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund - As mainstream media moves away from in-depth coverage of domestic and global social issues, documentaries have become an important and much needed tool to draw attention to these contemporary international conflicts. At the same time, the craft of the documentary is expanding in exciting directions, merging diverse points of view with new technologies and responding to the immediacy of the Internet. The Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund will provide funding to 4-10 feature-length documentaries that highlight and humanize issues of social importance from around the world. Funded films will be driven by thoughtful and in-depth storytelling, bolstered by a compelling visual approach. Films will be selected from an open call for submissions. Weight will be given to projects that best fulfill the mission of the program (as shown in the submitted work and the strength of proposal) and to those where granting amounts will have significant impact. Selection will be done by Tribeca Film Institute staff and a final selection committee comprised of notable talents in the field. There is no entry fee for projects submitted to the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund. To submit: https://tribecafilminstitute.org/pages/gucci_tribeca_documentary_rules. NO FEE TO SUBMIT. Deadline: February 5, 2016
ITVS Open Call – Open Call provides completion funds for single nonfiction public television programs on any subject, and from any viewpoint. Projects must have begun production as evidenced by a work-in-progress video. Open Call funding is only available to independent producers who are citizens or legal residents of the U.S. and its external territories. Accepts proposal of single programs of standard broadcast length (one hour; feature-length works considered in rare cases) that have begun production and can be completed within one year of contract. Programs must be based in countries outside the U.S. and present other places, people, and points of view to an American audience. See website for complete guidelines and application procedures. ITVS International Call 2011, 651 Brannan St., Ste. 410, San Francisco, CA 94107, T: (415) 356-8383 x445, Cynthia_kane@itvs.org, http://itvs.org/funding. Deadline: February 5, 2016
Blue Mountain Residencies (Blue Mountain Lake, NY) - Traditional Residencies are open to creative and non-fiction writers, activists, and artists of all disciplines—including composers, filmmakers, and visual artists who do not require exceptional facilities. Each session is four weeks long and includes up to fifteen residents. Other than transportation and the $25 application fee, there is no cost. Guest quarters are simple and comfortable. Writers are lodged in individual bedroom/studies in the Main House or the Grey Cottage. Visual artists and composers work in nearby studios. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided. To apply, and for more information, visit http://www.bluemountaincenter.org/dates-and-guidelines/. Deadline: February 1, 2016 (midnight PST)
Elsewhere Collaborative (April-November, 2014, Greensboro, NC) – Residencies between 2-6 weeks for creative artists working in all media. The collaborative is a three-floor former thrift store turned into a living museum. Residents constantly compose and re-imagine the environment through projects that respond to layers of objects, artworks, collections, architecture, histories, and concepts within the building. Residents enter into an evolving collaborative artwork, inhabit production spaces, and establish living sites throughout the museum, using the resources from the 58-year-old inventory. Residency provides housing, workspace, and materials; artist responsible for program fee ($500), travel, and participation in food co-operative ($50/week). See website for application and complete guidelines. NO FEE. Elsewhere Collaborative, 606 and 608 S. Elm St., Greensboro, NC 27406, http://www.goelsewhere.org/residencies/. Deadline: February 13, 2016