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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 

SpecialOpps will continue in the Fall of 2016

Film Festivals

**The Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (POWFest)**
In recognition of the power of women’s voices in film, the Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (POWFest) places a spotlight on women directors by showcasing their work and strengthening the community of women in film. We feature the work of today’s top women directors, honoring the true pioneers while providing support and recognition for the next generation of leading women filmmakers.
  • When/Where: March 2-5, 2017, Portland, Oregon
  • Deadline: June 17 (Early Bird); August 19 (Regular); September 2 (Late); September 16 (Extended)
  • Submission Fee: $25-$70
  • Eligibility: Directed or co-directed by women and can be of any length, style, or genre
  • Categories: Narrative Feature(over 40 minutes); Narrative Shorts (under 40 minutes); Documentary Feature (over 40 minutes); Documentary Short (under 40 minutes); Experimental Shorts ( under 40 minutes); Animation Shorts (under 40 minutes); Young Women’s Filmmakers ( age 18 or younger); Music Videos ( under 8 minutes); Webseries
    (under 10 minutes)
  • Address: The Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival, 1526 NE Alberta St. #110, Portland, OR 97211
  • Contact: info@powfest.com
  • Submission Information

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
  • Submission Information 

**##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
  • Submission Information

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
  • Submission Information

 ##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 guidelines and instructions


Bella- TV & Video: Scripted TV & Video                                                   
Casting "Bella," a web series about a self-centered, selfish slacker named Bella. Bella is a rebel without a cause who's trying to get by, one day at a time
  • Roles: Bella ( All Ethnicities; 20-32; Lead), Princess ( All Ethnicities; 32-42; Supporting)
  • Audition: TBA
  • Shoot Dates/Location: June 25- September (alternate weekends) NYC
  • Union: No
  • Pay: Yes
  • Audition Information

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.
  • Audition Information

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

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Production Coordinator                                                                                      
 NBC Universal seeks a Production Coordinator for Harry Connick Jr.’s new daytime talk show “Harry.” Seeking overall administrative production support and coordination.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Eligibility: Minimum 2 years production related experience. Technical knowledge of production equipment for film, video and photography
  • Application Information

Post-Production Assistant                                                                              
Vox Media seeks a Post-Production Assistant to manage project media, , archives & providing support to all video groups across Vox Media properties (The Verge, Polygon, SB Nation, Racked, Curbed, Eater, Vox.com, Re/code and Vox Creative). This is a temp-perm opportunity that calls for occasional night and weekend work. Though training will be provided, previous experience in a post production facility is required.
  • Position Type: N/A
  • Eligibility: Adobe Creative Cloud (especially Premiere, Media Encoder, and Prelude), Knowledge of codecs and the ability to troubleshoot various video workflow issues, Mac operating systems & hardware, 2+ Years in a Post-Production Environment, Strong communication skills: must be able to keep all team members updated on project status, Highly organized: must be detail oriented, Able to take direction and work with a team as well as working independently
  • Application Information

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.
  • Application Information

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


SCREENCRAFT: Screenplay Contest                                                                
Jury includes executives from the Cannes Film Festival, Maker Studios, Slamdance, Snapchat, an Oscar-winning short filmmaker, and more! With the rise in demand for high quality short content across new platforms and devices, and the increased industry importance placed on short filmmaking worldwide, we’re honoring the craft of short-form narrative screenwriting via this 2nd annual competition, which features a prestigious jury of industry-leading professionals.
  • Deadline: June 5, 2016 (Early); August 1, 2016 (Final)
  • Application Fee: $29 (Short Script Early Entry); $69 (Short Script Early Entry + Feedback)
  • Eligibility: Accepting short film screenplays up to 35 pages in length.
  • Address: 8306 Wilshire Blvd #622, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
  • Contact: info@screencraft.org
  • Application Information
Loreen Arbus Grant                                                                                          
Through the generosity of Loreen Arbus, New York Women in Film and Television has established the Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant. The film completion grant for $7,500 will be awarded to a woman filmmaker for a film on physical or developmental disability issues. Directors and producers are eligible to apply.
  • Deadline: June 15, 2016
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Films may be of any length or genre. The Grant will be awarded to help complete a work-in-progress. Films must have completed principle photography to be eligible. Finished films are not eligible. Filmmakers must be US-based.
  • Address: 6 E 39th St #1200, New York, NY 10016
  • Contact: grants@nywift.org
  • Application Information

Winter Film Awards 48-Hour Film Challenge                                    
Challenges the local community to create a 4-7 minute short film in a specified genre, tagline and prop in just a single gonzo weekend! Thirty teams of the most creative people in the tri-state area have just 48 sleepless hours to decide what they are going to do, write a screenplay, assemble props, costumes and actors, rehearse, shoot, score and edit their film. Students, amateurs, and seasoned industry veterans alike learn the importance of caffeine, team work and time management in successful filmmaking.
  • Deadline: Begins June 3, 2016, Ends June 7, 2016
  • Application Fee: $10 per team
  • Eligibility: Non-Union Filmmakers. Upon in-person registration on Friday, June 3 2016, the genre (“Genre”), tag line (“Line”), and prop (“Prop”) which MUST be used by all Teams participating in The 2016 WFA 48-Hour Film Challenge will be assigned to each Team. (By way of illustration only, an example of a Genre is “Horror”). The assigned Prop (ex. Toothbrush, a flower) must be incorporated into the film. The assigned Tag Line (ex. “I’ll be back”) must be spoken or displayed prominently in the film. All teams will receive the same prop and tag line, but may receive different Genre assignments.
  • Address: 31 West 34th Street, 8th Floor, New York NY
  • Contact:  https://www.facebook.com/WinterFilmAwardsGala
  • Application Information
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
  • Contact: info@nywift.org
  • Application Information

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      


Artist in Residence International Program ‘Ace                                            
From 2005, the Artist in Residence International Program (ARIP) is FundaciĆ³n´ace’s core program and the starting point of many of our activities and projects.
To be in residence at ‘ace means: to work collaboratively, to receive technical and artistic assistance and to be immersed in a vibrant city´s cultural life. While in residence, the artists will benefit from an intense production time enhanced by the exchange of ideas and experiences with peers.
  • Deadline: July 31, 2016
  • Application Fee: Free
  • When: 2-3 weeks year round
  • Eligibility: Quality of project must align with our goals and artistic focus. Potentiality to make the project with our facilities and expertise. Strong Artist’s statement and previous work.
  • Address: ACE, Conesa 667, altos C1426AQM Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Contact: info@proyectoace.org
  • Application Information

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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