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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 

Have a female driven film your proud of? Moonfaze Feminist Film Festival is now accepting submissions for 2016! 

Submit your film now and receive $10 OFF your submission fee! 

Moonfaze is a groundbreaking independent film festival showcasing works from feminist filmmakers around the globe.

Moonfaze’s mission is to engender an all-encompassing peaceful activism that elevates marginalized voices, shedding light on the pervasiveness of misogyny, racism, homophobia, transphobia, classism, and ableism in our everyday experiences.

Submissions are open to all feminists, regardless of location & gender identity. 

For more information and Moonfaze magic go to our website www.moonfazefilms.com/festival or follow us on Instagram and Twitter @moonfazefemfilm & Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/moonfazefemfilm

TO SUBMIT: Include the Special Opps Code, which can be retrieved by emailing specialoppscode@gmail.com, and your area of interest in the subject line of your email. Submit your film here www.filmfreeway.com/festival/MoonfazeFeministFilmFestival 

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

Vancouver International Women in Film Festival
The Vancouver International Women in Film Festival accepts documentary, narrative, animated and experimental films in any genre and any length.
To be eligible at least three of the following key creative roles must have been filled by women: Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Composer, Lead Performer.  
  • When/Where: March 8-12, 2017, Vancouver, BC
  • Deadline: September 1 (Regular); October 1 (Late); October 15 (Extended)
  • Submission Fee: $20-$50
  • Eligibility: The festival accepts films with women in at least three of these key creative roles: Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Composer, Lead Performer. Films completed after March 2014 are eligible.
  • Categories: Feature Length Narrative, Screenplay Competition, Short Documentary, Short Narrative, Short Animated, Short Other, Feature Length Documentary, Feature Length Animated, Feature Length Other
  • Address: Vancouver International Women in Film Festival, Women in Film + Television Vancouver, 503-207 West Hastings St., Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B 1H7
  • Contact:  info@womeninfilm.ca 
  • 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


Corrupt – Feature Film
Casting for upcoming indie feature film.
  • Roles: Jasmine (Caucasian, Hispanic; 21-28; Day Player), Lola (African American, Native American, Middle Eastern, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race, African Descent; 23-32; Day Player
  • Audition: September 2016
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Late 2016/Early 2017 in NJ
  • Union: Yes
  • Pay: $500
  • Audition Information

A Life's Worth – Short Film
A short film about a disillusioned young woman who is driven to extremes to find meaning and self-worth in an overpopulated and dehumanized future society. Synopsis: Asha lives with her older sister, Mina, and Mina’s daughter, Ella, whom Asha loves very much. One day, Ella falls ill. Mina and Asha struggle to find a way to help save Ella.
  • Roles: Asha (All Ethnicities; 18+; Lead), Mina (All Ethnicities; 26-36; Supporting)
  • Audition: September  2016
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Rehearses Sept.-Oct.; shoots in November in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA
  • Union: Non-Union
  • Pay: $50/day plus credit and meals provided
  • Audition Information

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


Assistant Editor
Domicile Films is a production house in the Lower East Side.  We provide post-production services for features and documentaries and are currently in need of an assistant editor with experience in feature films.
  • Position Type: Contract
  • Eligibility:  Knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer is a must.
  • Application Information 

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


**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

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


Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts
Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts offers time and space for artistic exploration through immersion in the extraordinary beauty of the West. We offer 2 and 4 week residencies, with preference given to those who prefer four weeks. Winter/Spring residencies are offered each year between January and May; application deadline September 15 of the previous year. Summer/Fall residencies are offered June through November; application deadline March 15th of the current year.
  • Deadline: September 15, 2016
  • Application Fee: Yes
  • When: We offer two sessions per year-- Winter/Spring which runs January through May and Summer/Fall which runs June through November. Applications must be postmarked by March 15 of the same year and September 15 of the previous year. No exceptions.
  • Eligibility: Residents must be at least 18 years old and mature enough for self directed work.
  • Address: 66 Brush Creek Ranch Rd, 15 miles outside of Saratoga, Wyoming 82331
  • Contact: info@brushcreekarts.org 
  • 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

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