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and WomenArts present


Submission opportunities for women in film/video.

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

Special Opportunity 
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
Residency: Amherst, VA
Why do artists from around the world leave their studios behind to come to the VCCA? It's all about the work. Many of our artists find they accomplish more in a matter of weeks or months than they can in a year.
You'll find a working environment far from the distractions of every day life. With three meals prepared for you every day, you'll experience large blocks of time where you can concentrate on your work. Many artists find the solitude and the privacy afforded at the VCCA liberating, and produce some of their best work here. Others are inspired by their colleagues and form life-changing personal and professional friendships.
Residencies last from two weeks to two months. Artists stay in a private room in a comfortable, modern residence building. To promote a sense of community, and to provide the opportunity to meet and talk with other artists, breakfasts and dinners are served to the Fellows family style in the residence dining room. Lunches are brought to the studio barn. Just show up ready to work. We'll take care of the rest.
Open to poets, fiction writers, nonfiction writers, playwrights, performance, film and video artists, painters, sculptors, photographers, installation artists, composers and cross-disciplinary artists.
For questions, contact vcca@vcca.com or call (434) 946-7236. Additional information provided here.
The application deadline has been extended to May 25th for #ScreenOpps subscribers. Just email specialoppscode@gmail.com to get the code for this month's Special Opportunity!

Film Festivals
  • Shriekfest is a festival dedicated to getting horror/thriller/scifi/fantasy filmmakers and screenwriters the recognition they deserve. The festival is held in Los Angeles at the world famous Raleigh Studios! Shriekfest has a NEW category and we are very excited about it: Demo Reels. Most industry people have a demo reel and many have trouble getting people to watch it. This new category allows industry people to judge it and then the top demo reels will screen at the festival! We will be awarding prizes to the winning filmmaker in each category. 
  • When/Where: Oct. 9-16, 2016, Los Angeles, CA
  • Deadline: May 1 (Regular); July 1 (Late); Aug. 10 (Extended)
  • Submission Fee: $20-$125
  • Eligibility: Horror/thriller/scifi/fantasy
  • Categories: Narrative Feature (over 45 minutes); Narrative Super-Short Film, Webisode, Trailer (10 minutes and under including credits); Narrative Short (11-45 minutes); Feature Screenplay (over 45 pages); Short Screenplay (under 46 pages); Demo Reel (under 2 minutes, any genre, any category: ex: Acting, Directing, Special FX, Makeup, Editing, Sound, etc.)
  • Address: Shriekfest, PO Box 950921, Lake Mary FL 32795
  • Contact:  shriekfest@aol.com

**St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival
  • SJIWFF is one of the longest running women’s film festivals in the world. Established to support and promote women filmmakers, the SJIWFF produces screenings and industry development events throughout the year, culminating in a five-day film festival held each October in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
  • When/Where: October 18-22, 2016, St., John’s, NL, Canada
  • Deadline: May 13, 2016 (Late); May 20, 2016 (extended via withoutabox)
  • Submission Fee: $15-$38 USD
  • Eligibility: Directed and/or written by a female filmmaker. Co-gender productions will be considered. 
  • Categories: Short narrative fiction dramatic films, which may include comedy; Short Documentary; Short Animation; Short Experimental. *All films 30 minutes and under.*
  • Address: 28 Cochrane Street, Suite 101, P.O. Box 984, Station C, St. John's NL A1C 5M3, Canada
  • Contact: info@womensfilmfestival.com or call (709) 754-3141

**##Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival and Lecture Series
  • A two-day annual film festival founded by African Voices magazine and Long Island University's Media Arts Dept., Brooklyn Campus. Reel Sisters is dedicated to providing opportunities for women of color filmmakers to advance their careers in the film industry. 
  • When/Where: Oct. 22-23, 2016, NY, NY
  • Deadline: May 2, 2016 (Early); June 10, 2016 (Regular); June 20, 2016 (Late); June 30 (Extended)
  • Fee: $20-$35.
  • Eligibility: directed, produced, or written by a woman or women of color
  • Categories: Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Short; Animation; Web/New Media.
  • Address: Reel Sisters, c/o African Voices, 270 W. 96th St., New York, NY 10025
  • Contact: coordinator@reelsisters.org or call (212) 865-2982

Indigo Moon Film Festival 
  • IMFF will feature the best in filmmaking from filmmakers in grade school to adults and first time filmmakers to seasoned pros! The film festival will include opening night and closing night films, closing night film awards, filmmaker talks, equipment displays and of course, GREAT FILMS!
  • When/Where: Oct. 7-9, 2016, Fayetteville, NC
  • Deadline: May 15, 2016 (Regular); July 1, 2016 (Late).
  • Submission Fee: $15-$45
  • Eligibility restrictions: Filmmakers from around the world are encouraged to submit films for consideration. A special prize will be given to a filmmaker from NC
  • Categories: Narrative Feature (40 minutes or longer); Narrative Short (under 40 minutes); Documentary Feature (40-90 minutes); Documentary Short (under 40 minutes); Animation (under 40 minutes); Middle & High School Students
  • Address: GroundSwell Pictures, 221 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301
  • Contact: info@GroundSwellPictures.com or call (910) 309-6580

Society for Visual Anthropology Film & Media Festival
  • The Society for Visual Anthropology screens the best ethnographic films and video productions at our annual SVA Film & Media Festival, held in conjunction with the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. This gives independent filmmakers as well as distributors broad access to a market of several thousand anthropologists and educators.
  • When/Where: November 16-20, 2016, Minneapolis, MN
  • Deadline: May 15, 2016 (Extended)
  • Submission Fee: $20-$70
  • Eligibility: Works created as the result of ethnographic fieldwork or those which use, are informed by, or illustrate the principles of anthropological theory or methods.
  • Categories: Ultra-shorts (under 5 minutes. Cell-phone and youtube-style videos permitted and encouraged); Shorts (30 minutes or less); Feature length (30-120 minutes). SVAFF prefers feature films that are closer to 50 - 90 minutes in length. We encourage filmmakers with feature films longer then 120 minutes to submit a shorter, edited version of their films.
  • Address: Attn: Dr. Ulla Berg (Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies/ Anthropology), Lucy Stone Hall, Room A262, Rutgers University, Livingston Campus, Piscataway, NJ 08854-8040
  • Contact: svafilmfestival@gmail.com or call (848) 445-4230

UNSPOKEN Human Rights Film Festival
  • An annual human rights forum that combines film, art, and a conference into one festival. This multi-faceted forum seeks not only to give a voice to human rights violations from around the globe, but also to offer practical solutions in order to shape a better tomorrow and give hope to the future.
  • When/Where: October 27-29, 2016, Utica NY
  • Deadline: May 15, 2016 (Late); May 31, 2016 (Extended via withoutabox)
  • Submission Fee: $20-$40
  • Eligibility Restrictions: Films that expose human rights violations around the globe
  • Categories: Documentary Feature (50 minutes or longer); Narrative Feature (50 minutes or longer); Documentary Short (under 50 minutes); and Narrative Short (under 50 minutes)
  • Address: Unspoken Human Rights Film Festival, 309 Genesee St., Utica, NY 13502
  • Contact: info@mvrcr.org or call (315) 520-8410

 ##Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

  • PAAFF is dedicated celebrating and elevating the Asian American experience. Since 2008 PAAFF is proud to have presented dozens of culturally relevant films to broad and diverse audiences through our Main Festival Program each November, and year-round screening series. 
  • When/Where: November 10-20, 2016, Philadelphia, PA
  • Deadline: June 1, 2016 (Regular); July 5, 2015 (Late)
  • Submission Fee: $20-$40.
  • Eligibility: Accepting films written, directed, or principally acted by an artist of Asian Pacific Islander American descent or whose subject matter relates to Asian Pacific Islander American issues
  • Categories: Short Film (under 40 minutes); Narrative Feature Film (40 minutes or more); Documentary Feature Film (40 minutes or more).
  • Address: Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, Attn: Rob Buscher, 1010 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19107,
  • Contact: Rob Buscher at rob@phillyasianfilmfest.org or call (203) 449-6140
  • Submission Information

He Who Walks Behind - Feature Film
  • Two estranged sisters visit their hometown to bury their recently deceased Uncle who was abusive to them as children. After a shocking revelation they discover that it takes more than revenge to move on. Genre: Drama, Psychological, Thriller.
  • Roles: Cara (African-American, Hispanic, Multi-Ethnic; 20 - 35; lead)
  • Audition: May 7, 2016 in NYC
  • Shoot Dates/Location: July 15 - 31, 2016, East Stroudsburg, PA
  • Union: No
  • Pay: $900 flat. Food, accommodations, copy and transportation provided.

Fondest Memories - Feature Film
  • This 100 minute Feature focuses on the middle aged woman that transcends the limitations of her reality and her marriage.
  • Roles: Joanne Mariani (Caucasian; 40-50; lead), Jennifer Sanchez (Hispanic; 20-30; supporting)
  • Audition: TBA
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Early September, Astoria/Queens
  • Union: No
  • Pay: $1000 flat for lead. TBD for supporting roles, $40 flat for U5. Food, copy, transportation covered.

The Ladies Macbeth - Feature Film

  • Casting “Ladies Macbeth,” a grim indie thriller about a Lady Macbeth type villainess, her daughter, and her granddaughter in modern-day America.
  • Roles: Lady Macbeth (55+; lead); Daughter of Lady Macbeth (35-45; lead), Granddaughter of Lady Macbeth (14-18; lead). Any ethnicities.
  • Audition: N/A
  • Shoot Dates/Location: TBD, NYC
  • Union: No
  • Pay: $50/rehearsal and $100/shoot day. Meals and travel to/from shoot location provided.
  • Audition Information

Production Manager
  • NBC Universal seeks a Production Manager for Harry Connick Jr.’s new daytime talk show “Harry.” The Production Manager reports to the Executive in Charge of Production and The Supervising Producer, and will be responsible for day to day operational duties in connection with the production office.
  • Position Type: Run of show.
  • Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree. Proficiency in Microsoft Office. Prior experience as a Production Manager for a daytime talk show or Late Night Show a must. At least 2 years prior experience as a Production Manager in film or television. Prior experience managing a team.

Sound Designer
  • Fingerprint MediaWorld (NYC) seeks Sound supervisor for all post-production sound of an independent feature film. The film is a war dramedy, set during the Civl War, and is approximately 2 hours long. Job includes all music scoring, dialogue editing and sweetening, and sound effects.
  • Position type: Contract
  • Eligibility: Paid experience, all necessary hardware and software, as well as the ability to commit fully to complete the project in as little time as possible. Please include samples of your work.

Assistant Editor
  • Seeking Day and Night Assistant Editors for upcoming season of VICE on HBO. Candidates should be team players, extremely proactive, and strong communicators. Candidates must have hands-on professional episodic TV experience. Ideal candidates thrive in high-pressure collaborative environments and are motivated to grow in post production.
  • Position Type: N/A
  • Eligibility: Must possess extensive knowledge and understanding of Adobe Premiere, After Effects, & Adobe CC Suite, Final Cut Pro 7 (for pulling up past seasons’ media), Codecs, common video file formats, and conversion tools. All candidates must be technically inclined / able to pick up OSX Terminal Commands (eg: rsync) and Automator, Cyberduck, MPEG Streamclip, PluralEyes, Snapz Pro. Must possess knowledge of the following camera formats and importing workflows: Sony FS7 (MXF and ProRes workflows), Sony A7S, Sony FS5, Canon C30, Canon 5D, and GoPro.

Chief Operating Officer

  • Ghetto Film School (NYC) seeks a dynamic Chief Operating Officer to assist the President and board of directors in expanding our organizational effectiveness, impact and reach.  The COO oversees the day-to-day administration of GFS, and all operations therein including training programs, facilities and inventory, finance, and human resources. The COO leads the executive management team, supervising department heads and VPs, and reports to the GFS President.
  • Position Type: Full time permanent
  • Eligibility: At least 5+ years demonstrated successful management, program and business development experience in a demanding, high-productivity environment. rack record of developing and managing successful systems including budgeting, fiscal projections, financial management, human resources, and reporting systems e.g., grant contracts. Bachelors degree required, with a masters in a relevant discipline preferred.
  • Application Information

ITVS Digital Open Call
  • Independent Television Services (San Francisco, CA) provides up to $30,000 in R&D funding to develop and pilot digital series concepts on any subject, and from any viewpoint, for public media’s digital platforms. Projects must be in development, and cannot have begun principal production.
  • Deadline: May 2, 2016
  • Application Fee: None
  • Eligibility: US citizens or legal residents 18 years of age or older. Open to independent producers and persons with some previous film or television production experience in a principal role (director, co-director, producer, co-producer) as demonstrated by submitting a previously completed work sample
  • Address: 651 Brannan Street, Suite 410, San Francisco, CA 94107
  • Contact: clementine_briand@itvs.org. or call (415) 356-8383

Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program (AHFP)
  • The Fellowship program, from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, supports individual artists, teaching artists and humanities professionals who significantly contribute to the arts and humanities and substantially impact the lives of DC residents through excellence in the arts and humanities. Maximum Award: $10,000
  • Deadline: May 20, 2016 @ 4pm EST
  • Application Fee: None
  • Eligibility: Artists or arts and humanities professionals aged 18 or older. Must be a legal DC resident for at least one year prior to the application deadline, maintain residency during the entire grant period, and have a permanent DC address.
  • Address: 200 I Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003
  • Contact: cah@dc.gov or call (202) 724-5613

Artist Trust Grants for Artists Project
  • Artist Trust, a not-for-profit organization whose sole mission is to support and encourage individual artists in order to enrich community life in Washington State, will award grants of $1,500 each to sixty artists in the state working in any discipline. In addition, one artist will be awarded a residency at Centrum, a multidisciplinary arts center in Port Townsend, Washington, while one media or performance artist will be awarded an evening to show their work at the Neptune Theatre in Seattle (as part of the Seattle Theater Group Nights at the Neptune summer series).
  • Deadline: May 23, 2016
  • Application Fee: None
  • Eligibility: Individual generative artists and artist teams working in any creative discipline, 18 years of age or older, and residing in Washington State.
  • Address: Artist Trust, 1835 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
  • Contact: Owen David, Grants Program Coordinator at owen@artisttrust.org or call (206) 467-8734 x14

Women’s Film Preservation Fund
  • New York Women in Film & Television’s Women's Film Preservation Fund (WFPF) calls for proposals for grants to restore and preserve American films in which women have had significant creative positions. The WFPF's mission is to save films of unique importance in American history and in the history of women's cinema. Individuals and not-for-profit organizations are eligible to apply for grants of up to $10,000.
  • Deadline: June 1, 2016.
  • Application Fee: N/A
  • Eligibility: Films in which women have held significant creative positions, including, but not limited to: writer, director, producer, editor and performer. Any length, era, genre, or subject matter. Films must have preservation elements available.
  • Address: 6 East 39th Street, Suite 1200, New York, NY 10016

Jerome Foundation NYC Film, Video, and Digital Production Grant Program

  • The Jerome Foundation operates production grant programs for individual film and video artists who reside within five boroughs of New York City and Minnesota. These programs serve artists who work in the genres of experimental, narrative, animation, and documentary production. It does not support installation, new media, or interactive work, which are subsidized in other Foundation programs.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: None
  • Eligibility: Artists residing within five boroughs of New York City who work in experimental, narrative, animation, and documentary production.
  • Address: Jerome Foundation, 400 Sibley Street, Suite 125, St. Paul, MN 55101
  • Contact: info@jeromefdn.org or call (651) 224-9431
  • Application Information

Ragdale Foundation
  • Nearly 200 residencies and fellowships are now offered annually to creative professionals of all types, making Ragdale one of the largest interdisciplinary artists’ communities in the country. Each session, 13 artists-in-residence experience uninterrupted time for dedicated work on a 5-acre historic campus beside a beautiful 50-acre prairie, 30 miles north of Chicago. With live/work studios, all meals provided, and unmatched staff support, Ragdale lets artists focus on what’s most important: creating new work.
  • Deadline: May 15, 2016 @ 11:59pm CST
  • Application Fee: $25
  • When: 2017  (18-25 day residencies)
  • Eligibility: Emerging as well as established artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics. While there are no publication, exhibition or performance requirements for application, applicants should be working at the professional level in their fields.
  • Address: Ragdale Foundation, 1260 N. Green Bay Rd., Lake Forest, IL 60045,
  • Contact: admissions@ragdale.org or call (847) 234-1063 ext. 26

The Mesa Refuge
  • The Mesa Refuge is located near the Pacific Ocean in Point Reyes Station, California, an hour north of San Francisco. Our residents are mostly focused on “ideas at the edge” of nature, human economy, and social equity. Here writers enjoy time and space to connect with their muses and a supportive community, before going back into the world.
  • Deadline: June 1, 2016
  • Application Fee: $40.
  • When: Fall 2016
  • Eligibility: Experienced and emerging writers and creatives who are addressing the pressing issues of our time: nature, human economy, and social equity.
  • Address: The Mesa Refuge, PO Box 1389, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
  • Contact: info@mesarefuge.org

Headlands Center for the Arts Residency

  • The Artist in Residence (AIR) program awards fully sponsored residencies to approximately 45 local, national, and international artists each year. Residencies of four to eight weeks include studio space, chef-prepared meals, comfortable housing, and travel and living stipends when available. AIRs become part of a dynamic community of artists participating in Headlands’ other programs, allowing for exchange and collaborative relationships to develop within the artist community on campus.
  • Deadline: June 3, 2016
  • Application Fee: $45.
  • When: 2017
  • Eligibility: Artists based anywhere in the world are eligible to apply as long as they can speak English and are not enrolled in a degree granting program at the time the residency would occur. Accepting artists at all stages in their careers working in all media, including, film, video, and new media.
  • Address: Headlands Center for the Arts, 944 Fort Barry, Sausalito, CA 94965
  • Contact: info@headlands.org or call (415) 331-2787 ext. 24
  • Application Information

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