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Call for Apprentices!

We are looking for a few fabulous young arts & media professionals to become part of the new Women in the Arts & Media Coalition Apprentice Program, to work alongside our board members, committee members, and organization leaders as either support for committees or to serve as liaisons between our board and our member organizations. 

For just a few hours a month, you will have the opportunity to participate in the workings of the organization, and also to be mentored by a practicing professional in your field.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact us immediately at volunteers@womenartsmediacoalition.org and give us your contact info and your discipline--also let us know if you're already a member of any of our member orgs.
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#StageOpps #StageOppsAug16

Women in the Arts & Media Coalition,

and WomenArts presents

Submission opportunities for women in theatre.

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


SpecialOpps will continue in the Fall of 2016


**Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival**
The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival (LAWTF) empowers women artists to engage and inspire communities through the production of multidisciplinary solo performers and educational outreach.
  • When/Where: March 23-26, 2017, Los Angeles, CA
  • Deadline: August 31, 2016
  • Application Fee: $36.50 via PayPal
  • Eligibility: LAWTF is currently seeking female solo artists of all ethnicities and ages with original performance pieces.
  • Categories: Scripts and Short Videos.
  • Address: LAWTF, 11411 Cumpston Street #204 North Hollywood, CA 91601
  • Contact:  lawtfspotlight@yahoo.com
  • Submission Information

Humana Festival
Since its inception, the Humana Foundation has placed an emphasis on civic and cultural development in communities where Humana has a meaningful presence. In a long-standing and thriving partnership, the Humana Foundation supports Actors Theatre of Louisville and its remarkable Humana Festival of New American Plays, demonstrating a joint commitment to artistic exploration and appreciation at home, across the region and around the globe
  • When/Where: March 17-19, March 24-26, March 31- April 2, April 6-9, 2017 in Louisville, KY
  • Deadline: Year round but recommended by August 1, 2016
  • Application Fee: Free 
  • Eligibility: New, previously un-produced full-length plays from literary agents. If no agent, submit a letter of inquiry along with a synopsis and a 10-page selection from one of your plays. 
  • Categories: Full-Length Plays
  • Address: Actors Theatre of Louisville, 316 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
  • Contact: 502.371.0956 
  • Submission Information


2017 New Works Contest 
MultiStages, a multicultural, multidisciplinary theatre company located in New York City, is seeking original, unproduced, high quality full-length multidisciplinary plays by established and emerging writers for its eighth New Works Contest. The Contest Winner will receive a Workshop Staged Reading with professional actors or a Fully-Staged Production at a reputable theatre in New York City under an AEA approved code. The Finalists will receive a Staged Reading with professional actors in the New Works Festival.

  • Deadline: December 31, 2016
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Original, unproduced, high quality full-length multidisciplinary plays by established and emerging writers.
  • Categories: Workshop or Production
  • Address: New York City
  • Contact: contact@multistages.org  
  • Submission Information

**Clutch Productions**
Clutch Productions seeks six original one-act plays and short film scripts by female writers to be considered for a series dedicated to issues affecting women in the 2016 election to be produced in the fall. Issues of particular interest include: reproductive rights, equal pay, violence against women, women in roles of leadership and power, religious diversity, paid family leave, and more. 
  • Deadline: August 15, 2016
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: At least 50% of the roles in each play must be female and playwrights are encouraged to explore all sides of the issues to reflect the authentic debate of our time. Selected work will undergo a development process including workshops with dramaturgical assistance. For films, Clutch founders will guide participants through a production process including post-production in-kind work. No previous productions for plays.
  • Categories: Original One-Act Plays and Short Film Scripts
  • Contact: clutchproductionsnyc@gmail.com  
  • Submission Information

Ashland New Plays Festival
ANPF’s flagship festival is an international playwright competition that culminates in the reading of four new plays chosen from hundreds of submissions by a cadre of volunteer readers. This unique and much-loved five-day festival in Ashland, Oregon, features professional actors from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the community. The event includes rehearsals and two staged readings of each winning play. 
  • When/Where: October 19-23, 2106 in Ashland, OR
  • Deadline: December 31, 2016; or until 400 scripts are received
  • Application Fee: $15
  • Eligibility: Script legibly typed with 12-point Times New Roman font in a standard 8½" x 11" play format. Full‐length drama or comedy (total 90‐ to 150‐minute running time); intermission preferred. Previously unproduced. Maximum 8 characters; doubling allowed provided a doubling plan is included with the cast list.The submitting author is the sole owner of the copyright of the script.
  • Categories: Ashland New Plays Festival is committed to the presentation of new dramatic work that is uniquely theatrical, has literary merit, and appeals to our audience’s emotions and imaginations. Such work invariably reflects an original concept or theme, possesses a clear and cogent structure, and includes characters whose language expresses their individual worldview.
  • Address: PO Box 3314, Ashland, OR 97520
  • Contact: info@AshlandNewPlays.org
  • Submission Information

**Women Playwright’s Initiative at the Ivoryton Playhouse**
The Initiative seeks to develop new plays by and about women, and the issues that shape their lives. Friendship, political and economic advocacy, sexual satisfaction, aging, gender equality, racial issues, marriage, singlehood, motherhood, careers, and power.  The Women Playwright’s Initiative will provide a safe, nurturing environment for play development. Our intention is for the Initiative to culminate in a reading workshop/festival.
  • Deadline: September 15, 2016
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: One Act Plays by women playwrights
  • Categories: The Ivoryton Playhouse invites submissions by women playwrights. For this first season, we are seeking one act plays, with a running time of no longer than about an hour.  Interested playwrights should submit a hard copy and email version  (for musicals include a script and CD, and email version with audio link), bio/resume, including a telephone number and email address. 
  • Address:  Laura Copland, Director of Play Development at Ivoryton Playhouse, PO Box 458, Ivoryton, CT 06442
  • Contact: laura.copland@gmail.com 
  • Submission Information

Urban Stages Emerging Playwright Award
Our $500 Emerging Playwright Award (coupled with press coverage) is given to playwrights who show excellence and dedication throughout this process – from development to the stage. Out of hundreds of submissions a year, we select 15-20 plays for readings. From these, we select 1-3 plays annually to go on to our workshopping phase. Our workshops are meant to prepare a play for our Off-Broadway stage. From our workshops, we select 1-2 plays for full productions, complete with a playwright’s contract and compensation (separate from the award).                                      
  • Deadline: Submissions are ongoing.
  • Application Fee: None
  • Eligibility: Plays may have been developed or produced elsewhere, but never produced in New York City. Plays from overseas and throughout the US are accepted and considered.
  • but special attention will be given to playwrights who live in or near New York.
  • Categories: Full length plays
  • Address: Urban Stages, 555 Eighth Ave., RM 1800, New York, NY 10018
  • Contact: (212) 421-1380
  • Submission Information


No Stakes Theater Project
  • Cabaret by Kander and Ebb 
  • Auditions:  August 14-15, 2016
  • Production Dates: Rehearsals begin the first week of May 2017. Performances begin the first week of June 2017.
  • Pay: No Pay
  • Audition Information

Interrobang Theatre Project
  • Falling by Deanna Jent 
  • Auditions: August 14, 2016
  • Production Dates: Rehearsals will be January 29-March 14th Sundays 2-6, Monday-Thursdays 6:30-9:30. Rehearsals will be at the Northshore Baptist Church. Performances will be March 15-April 16th Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30, Saturdays: at 2pm and 7:30 and Sundays at 2pm at the Athenaeum Theatre Studio Two.
  • Pay: Stipend 
  • Audition Information

Diablo Valley College
  • Hairspray by Marc Shaiman, Mark O’Donnell, and Thomas Meehan 
  • Auditions: August 22-23, 2016
  • Production Dates: Rehearsals and productions to be held in Diablo Valley, CA
  • Pay: No Pay 
  • Audition Information

For more Onstage opportunities, visit Backstage.com; ActorsAccess.com; and Playbill.com.


Resident Lighting and Sound Designer
Thunder Bay Theatre is accepting resumes for a light designer/sound designer for the 2016 fall season. Thunder Bay Theatre will be producing The Marvelous Wonderettes, Agatha Christie’s the Mousetrap, and The Sound of Music. The LD/SD is responsible for designing, hanging, and focusing the lights for all three productions.
  • Position Type: Part-time permanent
  • Eligibility: Knowledge and experience in both light and sound design; Familiarity with Shure body mics; Familiarity with incandescent and LED fixtures; Familiarity with ETC Element Light Board; Familiarity with Roland MT-200i Sound Board; Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. overhead; Minimum of 10 hours of work per week on set crew except for tech week; Commitment to a clean working area and a positive attitude
  • Application Information

Event Technician
Studio Gear LLC in Milwaukee, WI is looking for Event Technicians to join our team. We are a premier provider for audio, video, lighting and event production services, serving clientele both locally and nationwide.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Eligibility: Excellent guest services/customer relations skills; Able to take initiative to get the job done; Ability to work under pressure with a high sense of urgency; Ability to multi-task and prioritize duties for effective and successful performance; Ability to work extended hours, holidays and weekends; Willingness to travel; Must demonstrate a positive and professional behavior towards clients and colleagues at all times; Be passionate about the job and tasks at hand and be self-motivated and energetic; Punctual, reliable and dedicated with a natural enthusiasm towards the job.
  • Application Information

Technical Production Staff
AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, with campuses in Los Angeles and New York City, is one of the foremost performing arts colleges in the country. AMDA offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs in Acting, Musical Theatre, Dance Theatre and Performing Arts, as well as a two-year conservatory programs. AMDA is currently seeking Part-Time Technical Production Staff at our Los Angeles campus.
  • Position Type: Permanent
  • Eligibility: BA or BFA in technical theater or equivalent in experience; Highly motivated + detail oriented; Expertise in standard tools, concepts, practices and procedures in Theatrical Production; Knowledge of safe working practices; Experience in working in multiple areas of production (Scenery, Scenic Art, Props, Lighting, Audio, Video, etc.); Experience programming ETC Ion, ETC Element, ETC Express, and ETC Expression lighting consoles is a plus; Experience programming audio + video with QLab a plus; Strong verbal communication skills; Work well and collaboratively in a team atmosphere; Ability to operate well under pressure.
  • Application Information

Managing Director
Quantum Theatre (Pittsburgh, PA) has made a wide-range of experimental work since its inception and is especially known for its environmental nature, staging every work in its four-show season in a place chosen to serve it, rarely a theatre. The works vary greatly, from world premieres to contemporary plays from around the world; from classic plays to unusual operas. 
  • Position Type: Full-time permanent
  • Eligibility: Proven track record in theatre management. Experience with Microsoft office suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher), Photoshop, Quickbooks; additional web-based programs include Patron Mail, Dropbox, Google Drive, WordPress, social media apps FB, Twitter, Instagram. Experience with Patron Manager CRM (or similar audience-tracking software) a plus.
  • Application Information


Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships
A fellowship for actors that supports their artistic and professional growth in collaboration with a TCG Member theatre. The goals of the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships are: to further an actor's artistic and professional development, to deepen and enrich his/her relationship with a not-for-profit theatre, ensure his/her continued professional commitment to live theatre, to encourage actors to work outside their comfort zone.
  • Deadline: August 2016
  • When: N/A
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: The program encourages actors to see themselves as a vital link between theatres and communities, and to serve the community’s needs in a meaningful way
  • Address: Theatre Communications Group
     520 Eighth Ave., 24th Fl, NY, NY 10018-4156
  • Contact: jlewis@tcg.org
  • Application Information


NOTE: Visit WomenArts' Residencies With Ongoing Deadlines page for more opportunities. 

Green Olive Arts
Green Olive Arts is an international art studio and urban art residency in Tetouan, Morocco, specializing in connecting the creatives of the world with the culture, beauty and creatives of Morocco. Our mission is to resource creative individuals of both emerging and established artistic talent from around the world in seasons of inspiration, production, collaboration and cultural exchange here in Morocco.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • When: 1 week to 4 months
  • Eligibility: 8 studio spaces are available. Applications will be assessed and Residencies awarded by our local Selection Panel according to caliber of the artist's work and fit of the artist's residency proposal with the goals and capacity of Green Olive Arts. Approved applicants may expect a phone interview request before a final decision.
  • Address: B.P. 10001 Sidi Al Mandri, Tetouan, Tetouan 93000, Morocco
  • Contact: arthouse@greenolivearts.com
  • Application Information

Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency #166
Atlantic Center for the Arts is an innovative nonprofit artists-in-residence program that provides artists with an opportunity to work and collaborate with some of the world’s masters in the visual, literary, and performing arts. Since the program began in 1982, over 3500 artists have been served from the US and around the world.
  • Deadline: January 22, 2017
  • Application Fee: $25
  • When: June 25- July 2017
  • Eligibility: Programs require various documents that can include word documents, images, scores, sound files, or other materials. Some artists also require a document with links to online videos. The submission website does not allow you to edit your files after you complete your submission.
  • Address: 1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 32168
  • Contact: iriascos@atlanticcenterforthearts.org 
  • Application Information

Artcroft Center for Arts and Humanities
Residencies of an average of 2-8 weeks for visual artists, writers, actors, and performance artists. Residency provides housing, studio, and meals; artist responsible residency fee ($40/day), deposit (10% of residency fee), travel, materials, and local transportation.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: $25
  • When: 2-8 weeks
  • Eligibility: Residencies are available to established and emerging visual and literary artists 18 years of age and older without regard for race, gender, sexual orientation, or religion.
  • Address: Artcroft Center for Arts and Humanities, 2075 Johnson Rd., Carlisle, KY 40311
  • Contact: artcroft@msn.com 
  • Application Information

#ScreenOpps #ScreenOppsAug16

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

**##Winter Film Awards Independent Film Festival**
Winter Film Awards showcases emerging filmmakers from all genres from around the world, with a special emphasis on highlighting the work of women and minority filmmakers.
  • When/Where: February 23- March 4, 2017, New York, NY
  • Deadline: September 1 (Early Bird); October 15 (Regular); November 15 (Late)
  • Submission Fee: $25 (Early Bird); $40 (Regular); $60 (Late)
  • Eligibility: Seeks a diverse collection of creative indie films from NYC and worldwide in all genres – ranging from narrative features to short films, from documentaries to animation, and from music videos to web series and horror films. 
  • Categories: All
  • Address: 31 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001
  • Contact: info@WinterFilmAwards.com 
  • Submission Information

**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 

Athena Film Festival
Now in its seventh year, the Athena Film Festival, is an engaging weekend of feature films, documentaries and shorts that highlight women’s leadership in real life and the fictional world. The four-day festival, which includes conversations with directors and talent and workshops for filmmakers, has established itself as one of the most prestigious festivals of its kind.
  • When/Where: February 9-12, 2017, New York, NY
  • Deadline: September 15, 2016
  • Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: All films must feature a female in a leadership position at the center of the story. Films may be directed by a person or people of any gender. Films that are directed by women but do not focus on female leadership will not be considered. 
  • Categories: Documentaries, Features, Shorts
  • Address: Athena Center for Leadership Studies Vagelos Alumnae Center, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027-6598
  • Contact: athenafilmfestival@gmail.com 
  • Submission Information

Sundance Film Festival
Sundance Institute is a non-profit organization that actively advances the work of risk-taking storytellers. Founded in 1981 by Robert Redford in the mountains of Sundance, Utah, the Institute secures a space for independent artists to explore their stories free from commercial and political pressures. Through year-round programs, the Institute seeks to discover and develop independent artists and audiences and to provide a platform for artists to present their works to a global audience—the Sundance Film Festival.
  • When/Where: January 19-29, 2017, Park City, UT
  • Deadline: Features: August 15, 2016 (Early); August 29, 2016 (Official); September 26, 2016 (Late); Shorts: August 8, 2016 (Early); August 26, 2016 (Official), September 23, 2016 (Late); Episodic: August 8, 2016 (Early), August 26, 2016 (Official), September 23, 2016 (Late); VR: July 1, 2016 (Early), July 29, 2016 (Official), August 31, 2016 (Late)
  • Submission Fee: $40-$110
  • Eligibility: Short films must have a total running time of less than 50 minutes, including credits. Feature Films must have a total running time of 50 minutes or more. Projects submitted to the Episodic Content category may include multiple episodes of varying lengths, but the total running time must not exceed 180 minutes. Virtual Reality Projects may be of any length, provided that the installation package for the selected platform does not exceed 10GB.
  • Categories: U.S. Narrative Feature Films; U.S. Documentary Feature Films; International Narrative Feature Films; International Documentary Feature Films; U.S. Short Films; International Short Films, Episodic Content; Virtual Reality Projects 
  • Address: Sundance Institute, 1825 Three Kings Dr., Park City, UT 84060
  • Contact: Institute@sundance.org 
  • Submission guidelines and instructions


**Mystery of Women – Short Film**
Casting "Mystery of Women," a documentary-style short film about four women, as told by them through film and photos. The goal of the film is to capture the true-life stories about being a woman and how women handle their careers, goals, relationships.
  • Roles: Women (All Ethnicities; 18-35; Lead)
  • Audition: August, 2016
  • Shoot Dates/Location: August 22, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA
  • Union: Non-Union
  • Pay: $100/day plus food and travel compensation
  • Audition Information

Wild and Blue – Feature Film
A film that follows the lives of four girls and their struggles through the college party scene, as well as their academic and romantic endeavors.
  • Roles: Jade (African American, Ethnically Ambiguous; 18-23; Lead), Kayla (African American, Ethnically Ambiguous; 18-23; Lead), Candice (African American, Ethnically Ambiguous; 18-24; Lead), Deja (African American, Ethnically Ambiguous; 18-24; Lead)
  • Audition: August 2016
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Shoots throughout the fall at Howard University in Washington, D.C. (September through early December at the latest)
  • Union: Non-Union
  • Pay: No
  • Audition Information

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


Production Coordinator
Method Studios is currently in search of a Production Coordinator to join its Production team. The Production Coordinator is responsible for the assignment and tracking of tasks for assigned area of responsibility. They will facilitate the movement of shots between teams, coordinate daily reviews, and communicate status updates ensuring the delivery of shots on schedule.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Eligibility: BA or BS in film, art, communications, or related field strongly preferred. Minimum 3 years experience in visual effects production or feature animation
  • Application Information 

Writer/ Associate Producer
Univision WXTV-41 is looking for a full-time news writer in New York Market. Be part of a high-energy team covering local news, people, conflicts and trends that connect with a full range of topics for our daily live newscast. Bring story ideas and a positive attitude to the table every day. Work with assignment desk, producers, photographers, reporters and managers to effectively cover breaking news, investigations and general assignment news.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Eligibility: 4 years Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Journalism or equivalent job experience, Knowledge of VIZRT and tapeless systems, Working knowledge of iNews, Strong communications skills as well as an ability to lead a strong news team, Solid news judgment, Must work well in a fast paced environment, Flexibility to work overnight, evening, and weekend shifts, Bilingual: Spanish/English
  • 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


**Digital Bolex Grant for Women Cinematographer**
The Digital Bolex Grant for Women Cinematographers offers approximately $10,000 worth of gear and accessories loaned on a rolling basis to any narrative short, music video, or feature film project to be shot by a female cinematographer. Recipients of the grant receive a loaned camera package for up to 21 production days.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Grant is open only to productions that engage a female director of photography. Grant is only open to films shooting in the Continental United States.
  • Address: Digital Bolex, 707 S Broadway Suite #1223, Los Angeles, CA, 90014
  • Contact: +1 213 628 3191
  • 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

2016 Bentonville Film Festival and Lifetime Screenplay Competition
The purpose of this competition is to amplify voices of diversity and inclusion. The screenplays we are looking for will ultimately recognize, support, and embrace people of all faith traditions, genders, sexual orientations, all races and ethnicities, veterans, and the disabled community.
  • Deadline: July 1, 2016 (Early Bird); July 22, 2016 (Regular); August 12, 2016 (Final)
  • Application Fee: $45 (Early); $55 (Regular); $65 (Final)
  • Eligibility: Each applicant must sign and submit the “Applicant Certification Statement” stating applicant has read the rules and regulations and agrees.
  • Address: Bentonville Film Festival, 2500 Broadway, Building F, Suite F-125, Santa Monica, CA 90404
  • Contact: submissions@bentonvillefilmfestival.com
  • 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: Free
  • 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


Actors Residency at National Institute of Dramatic Art
Develop your skills within a highly motivated group as you work with industry experts in an intensive Residency course. NIDA’s Residencies are designed for people with commitment and curiosity to undergo intensive artistic development over an extended period of time. Applications are accepted internationally as well as nationally, creating a vibrant cultural hub.
  • Deadline: November 4, 2016 (to get Early Bird discount)
  • Application Fee: $350 (3 wk residency; if not accepted fully refunded) $450 (4 wk residency; if not accepted fully refunded)
  • When: January 3-20, 2017, January 3-27, 2017 
  • Eligibility: People with commitment and curiosity to undergo intensive artistic development over an extended period of time
  • Address: NIDA 215 Anzac Parade, Kensington NSW 2033, Australia
  • Contact: info@nida.edu.au 
  • Application Information

Saari Residency
The Saari Residence is a tranquil facility and a fruitful meeting point for artists and researchers. The Saari Residence offers Finnish and non-Finnish artists, critics and translators the chance to work intensively for a period of two months in a relaxed countryside setting from September to April.
  • Deadline: August 31, 2016
  • Application Fee: Free
  • When: Spring, autumn and winter are reserved for individual artists working in four two-month periods while the summer, from May to August, is reserved for intensive group work. During the spring and autumn, there are usually nine residency guests at a time at four different periods, and during the summer all premises are reserved for groups. During the individual residencies, the Saari Residence’s invited artist is also in residence from September until the end of April.
  • Eligibility: Individual residencies are intended for individual artists, translators and critics of all disciplines and all nationalities. Group residencies are intended for collectives, such as community and environmental artists, and independent theatre groups. Especially welcome are applications for projects involving co-operation between Finnish and foreign artist groups. These groups must also select a Finnish group representative or chargé d’affairs to fill in the application form and act as a contact person.
  • Address: SAAREN RANTATIE 21, 23140 HIETAMÄKI
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