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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

**##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 chargĂ© d’affairs to fill in the application form and act as a contact person.
  • Address: SAAREN RANTATIE 21, 23140 HIETAMĂ„KI
  • Application Information

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