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Submission opportunities for women in film/video.

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

Special Opportunity 

Vancouver International Women in Film Festival and Screenplay Competition

The extended and final deadline of October 15th for the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival and Screenplay Competition (#VIWIFF2017) is fast approaching. 

Showcasing films created by women from around the world, the five-day festival opens on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2017. 

For film and screenplay submission information please visit the festival page.

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Film Festivals

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
Full Frame serves the documentary form and its community by showcasing the contemporary work of established and emerging filmmakers. The festival provides a space that nurtures conversation between artists, students, and the Full Frame audience. Full Frame is committed to enhancing public understanding and appreciation of the art form and its significance, while making films more accessible to a wider audience.
  • When/Where: April 6-9, 2017, Durham, NC
  • Deadline: September 1-October 31 (Regular); November 1-December 15 (Late)
  • Submission Fee: $40 (Regular); $60 (Late)
  • Eligibility: Short and feature documentary films completed after January 1, 2016, are eligible for Full Frame 2017
  • Categories: Documentary: Feature Length, Documentary: Short Form
  • Address: 320 Blackwell Street, Suite 101, Durham NC 27701, USA
  • Contact: submissions@fullframefest.org  
  • Submission Information

TIFF Next Wave Film Festival
The principle objective of the TIFF Next Wave Film Festival is to present the best of contemporary and classic film for youth between the ages of 14 and 19. Its mandate is to feature the most outstanding films for youth produced in every part of the world.
  • When/Where: February 17-19, 2017, Toronto, CA
  • Deadline: October 14, 2016
  • Fee: $10-$15
  • Eligibility: Animation (Feature Films) An animated film is created by using a frame-by-frame technique, and usually falls into one of the two general fields of animation: character or abstract. Some of the techniques of animating films include cell animation, computer animation, stop-motion, clay animation, pixilation, cutouts, pins, camera multiple pass imagery, kaleidoscopic effects, and drawing on the film frame itself. Live Action (Feature Films) A live action film uses live action techniques as the basic medium of entertainment. Documentary (Feature Films) A documentary film is a nonfiction motion picture dealing creatively with cultural, artistic, historical, social, scientific, economic or other subjects.
  • Categories: Next Wave Live Action Feature, Next Wave Animated Feature, Next Wave Documentary Feature
  • Address: TIFF Bell LightBox, 350 King Street West, Toronto ON M5V 3X5, Canada
  • Contact: submissions@tiff.net  
  • Submission Information

**##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


Nemesis – Feature Film
Casting for upcoming independent feature film.
  • Roles: Mckenzie Montero (Hispanic; 30-43; Lead), Abigail Stroud (Caucasian; 18-29; Supporting)
  • Audition: October 2016
  • Shoot Dates/Location: TBD by mid-October 2016 in Upstate New York
  • Union: Non-Union
  • Pay: No
  • Audition Information

Laveau – Feature Film
Casting "Laveau," a film about one of New Orleans' most mysterious and iconic figures: Marie Laveau.
  • Roles: Francois Pomet (African American; 55-60; Supporting), Mississippi Misstress (African American; 25-35; Supporting), Isabella Durel (African American; 18-30; Supporting)
  • Audition: October 2016
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Shoots Spring 2017 in New Orleans, LA
  • Union: Yes
  • Pay: SAG-AFTRA rates apply. Must be able to work as a local hire in Louisiana 
  • Audition Information

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


Sesame Studios YouTube Channel
An All-New YouTube Destination for Kids, From the Makers of Sesame Street! Sesame Studios features the same educational goodness as Sesame Street, but completely different. We are looking for fresh creative talent to dazzle and delight preschoolers. 
  • Position Type: Flexible
  • Eligibility: Must be 18 years or older and be submitting original content
  • Application Information 

Director of Production
VOX STUDIOS is seeking a Director of Production (DOP) to oversee production management of projects produced in studio environments and in the the field. The ideal candidate will have a passion for video production with a strong inclination for studio & set operations. The role requires creative problem solving, leadership and organization. DOP reports to the Head of Production. The ideal candidate thrives in operations environments and embraces creative workflows.
  • Position Type: N/A
  • Eligibility: 7 years production management experience (from PA through Producer), Live Studio Based Production Management Experience as Production Manager, Assistant Director, or Producer. Diverse production experience (This can include Digital, Film, TV, advertising, scripted, doc & event), Deep Production Office Administrative Experience including payroll, budgets, schedules, travel memos, call sheets, production reports. Management experience with FT direct reports.
  • Application Information

Production Coordinator (Publishing/Audio/Apps) 
Schedules and coordinates production of AA Grapevine Inc.’s two magazine publications (Grapevine and La Vina), books, reprints, ebooks, audio, app and other related content items. Serves as liaison for editors, art director, controller, freelancers, printers and vendors. Guides publications through each stage of production. 
  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree, 1 year Production experience, 1 year Multimedia experience, Spanish and English a plus
  • 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

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


Telefilm’s Micro-Budget Program
This program targets emerging Canadian talent, supporting them in the production and promotion of their first feature-length film, with an emphasis on the use of digital platforms for marketing, distribution and audience engagement.

  • Deadline:  February 15, 2017
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Be a student or recent alumnus from a production program offered by one of the selected partners, or be a recent member of a film cooperative listed as a selected partner; have produced and/or directed at least one short film (i.e. 30 minutes or less), but not have produced and/or directed a feature length film (i.e. 75 minutes or more); submit a letter of recommendation from one of the selected partners. Note that each partner can only recommend one applicant per year; and be a Canadian citizen within the definition of the Citizenship Act, or a permanent resident within the definition of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. 
  • Address: 360 St. Jacques Street, Suite 500, Mail and deliveries - Suite 600, Montréal, Quebec, H2Y 1P5
  • Contact:  info@telefilm.ca  
  • 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


ARTErra is a multidisciplinary artistic residency placed in a green and friendly village in the heart of Portugal. Our village is  very safe and quiet, just 4 km´s from Tondela (city). In the village you have some minimarkets, caffes, bakery, and greenhouses for biological veggies. In our residency  place you can find 2 distinte spaces;  a comfortable house where you can live, cook, read a book,  a movie,  and a garden where the work rooms and facilities are. The garden is separeted from the house 20meters. In the garden you will meet our farm animals, the aromatic herbs, some veggies in our vegetable garden and some nice nooks. 
  • Deadline: October 15, 2016
  • Application Fee: Yes
  • When: January 2016-January 2017
  • Eligibility:  Our residency is prepared to host different kind of art projects an work processes. Depending on the needs and requests of each project we will be pleased to help you achieve your goals with our resources and contacts.
  • Address: Rua Nossa Senhora. do Crasto, Nº380, Lobão da Beira, 3460-207 Tondela, PORTUGAL
  • Contact: arterra@geralmail.com   
  • 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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