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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 

Conversations in America: Under the Gun

The Women In the Arts and Media Coalition is sending out a call for submissions for our new series: Conversations In America. This first artistic conversation is called “Under the Gun.” Submissions will be accepted until January 22, 2017 with a performance date in March.

“I know we are a smart enough nation to figure out how you protect responsible gun owners' rights and get guns out of the hands of people who shouldn't have them.”
Hillary Rodham Clinton 

The series will be a creative evening of works that attempt to reach beyond emotions and find ways to discuss critical issues in America. This first conversation is about the gun violence problem in the United States. Yelling and screaming have not changed a thing, so what might?

“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.”
J.K. Rowling

We are asking you, our members, to write, paint, sculpt, photograph, film, make music, and/or dance to a better understanding of this volatile subject where entrenched and automatic responses have become knee jerk reactions on both sides of the conversation. 

We will host a gala evening to display, discuss, enlighten and begin to mutually develop a way to dialogue the many sides of this issue that affects all of us daily.  We are seeking to construct an understanding and develop movement on this issue through our art.  How can we talk away the fear - on both sides of the discussion – and find a place of understanding that supports all of our rights? We all acknowledge that this is an uncomfortable talk to have.  How do we start the conversation without shutting each other down?  

“Art has the power to build connection and empathy”
John Legend

We are looking for: Short plays and Monologues, Short Films, Music, Poetry, Dance Pieces, Paintings, Photographs, Performance Art, and written and performed pieces with a running time of 10 minutes or less.
A female-identified member of one of our full or affiliate member organizations must submit and be the primary engine of the project submitted, but it may have any additional collaborators, female or male, members and non-members.

The deadline is Sunday, January 22nd, at 11:59pm. Yup! You have a little over 2 months. You, too, are under the gun. What are you waiting for?

Contact at underthegun@womenartsmediacoalition.org

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Film Festivals

The AMII International Workshop and Film Festival highlights the creativity of a new generation of filmmakers inviting first, second and the third-time directors. Organized by Audiovisual Arts Industry Incubator (AMII) -- one of biggest audiovisual educational centers in the Baltic States. It is a modern well-equipped facility with quality filmmaking gear that participants will use to make their films.
  • When/Where: May 19-21, 2017, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Deadline: October 30 (Early Bird); January 30 (Regular); March 31 (Late)
  • Submission Fee: $10
  • Eligibility: AMIIFest invite young professionals with his first, second and the third-time films aplicate and participate in the festival Event. During the Festival will be held at the seminars and international resellers team consultating. AMIIWorkFest will take place at AMII in Vilnius, Lithuania and invites to participate filmmakers all over the world.
  • Categories: We are open to works in any format, including narrative, documentary, experimental, and uncategorizable styles, with no minimum or maximum run time. Part of the program are the ability to complete the movie. We hope that will be a good chance young filmmakers to get inspiration and continue their dream.
  • Address: Senojo Minsko pl. 92 Rukainai parish, Bareikiškiai village Vilnius, Vilnius district LT-01110 Lithuania 
  • Contact: amiiworkfest@gmail.com 
  • Submission Information

LA Indie Film Festival and Screenplay
Our dual emphasis is on “discovering” great talent with the purpose of promoting it to both the entertainment industry and the LA public, as well as, showcasing the works of seasoned professionals and well-known stars.
  • When/Where: March 2-12, 2017, Los Angeles, CA
  • Deadline: November 12, 2016 (Regular); December 17, 2016 (Late); January 14, 2016 (Extended); January 28, 2017 (Screenplay Final Deadline)
  • Submission Fee: $35-$85
  • Eligibility: All entries must be in English or - SUBTITLED, DUBBED in English, unless special arrangements have been made with festival.
    Please write Title, Genre, Tracking ID, Running time, Contact Email on DVDs. All films selected for screening at the festival grant LA INDIE Film Festival the right to use stills and excerpts of up to two minutes for promotional purposes. Trailers will be provided by the applicant if requested. Multiple entries are permissible, but each entry must be accompanied by a separate Entry and fee. 
  • Categories: Feature: Narrative and Documentary; Shorts; Short Shorts, Web Series; TV Pilots; Animation; Music Video; Feature Screenplay; Short Screenplay; TV Pilot Script 
  • Address: 916 N. Formosa Ave. c/o The Actors Company Los Angeles, CA 90046 United States
  • Contact: info@laindiefilmfest.com 
  • Submission Information

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


Nahimana –Feature Film
Casting "Nahimana," a paranormal thriller from producer/director Chuck Rayner and Visions Soar productions. Producer states: "This is set to take place in the beautiful suburbs of Pennsylvania early 2017."
  • Roles: Nahimana (Caucasian; 12-16; Lead), Gwenda (Caucasian; 18-25; Supporting), Nichole (Caucasian; 18-25; Supporting)
  • Audition: December 2016
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Rehearses in Jan. 2017 in Philadelphia, PA; shoot begins in Mar. 2017 in the suburbs of Philadelphia.
  • Union: Non-Union
  • Pay: $100/day for certain roles
  • Audition Information

Spare Room– Scripted TV & Video
Casting a web series. Project description: "A 2-part audience interactive series which exists within a flat where the characters live, all strangers to each other before moving in."
  • Roles: Clementine (All Ethnicities; 24-28; Supporting), Amy (All Ethnicities; 20-24; Supporting), Allie (All Ethnicities; 18-25; Supporting)
  • Audition: December 2016
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Shoots on December 7 & 8, in Bristol, UK.
  • Union: Non-Union
  • Pay: Yes
  • Audition Information

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


Senior Video Producer, Brand Content 
The branded content team creates relevant and exciting stories for the Bleacher/Report audience, in partnership with brands. The Branded Content team will be tasked with bringing the industry-leading voice and distribution strategy to brand partners. The Branded Content studio will work with brands to concept video, text, interactive and live events platforms and then execute the ideas with internal and external partners.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Eligibility: 7+ years of video production, Experience working with sport and youth‐focused brands, Excellent communication, presentation, and strategic skills, Must be adept at supporting creative teams to ensure strategic integrity from start of project to finish, Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience, Please include reel when applying.
  • Application Information

Video Editor/Shooter
TheGrio.com is currently seeking a Video Shooter/Editor to join the site's editorial team based in New York. The Video Shooter/Editor role is a vital part of the site’s daily operation and is intended for a candidate who is highly skilled in shooting and editing for digital media outlets and understands the constant deadlines of news operations.
  • Position Type: Full Times
  • Eligibility: Comfortability with Adobe Premiere Pro, Must be able to edit quickly, Deep understanding of video cameras and audio equipment, Experience with studio equipment like a switcher, Ability to light interviews
  • Application Information

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
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


**Women in Cinema International Screenplay Competition**
We are looking for standout screenplays by women. The competition awards the writer who pushes the boundaries of cinema with her original, nuanced characters and dynamic storytelling and dialogue. There are no limitations on content or genre. The main character does not have to be female, but the screenwriter does.
  • Deadline:  December 10, 2016 (Early); January 16, 2017 (Regular); February 28, 2017 (Late)
  • Application Fee: $25 (Early); $35 (Regular); $45 (Late)
  • Eligibility: Quite simply, the writer must be a woman.There are no regulations on content or genre. If you are writing in a team, at least 50% of your team must be women. Entrants must be 18 years or older to enter the contest. The rights to the submitted screenplay should not have been previously optioned or sold. Entries may be adapted from the applicant's original work, works in the public domain, and from works to which the author owns all film rights—this should be noted in the entry form. 
  • Address: 360 St. Jacques Street, Suite 500, Mail and deliveries - Suite 600, Montréal, Quebec, H2Y 1P5
  • Contact:  info@telefilm.ca  
  • 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


18th Street Arts Center
18th Street Arts Center values art making as an essential component of a vibrant, just, and healthy society. Its mission is “to provoke public dialogue through contemporary art making.” Founded in 1988, 18th Street Arts Center has fostered and supported the work of many of Los Angeles’ most engaging artists, and has built bridges to artist communities around the globe.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Yes
  • When: Ongoing
  • Eligibility:  The Visiting Artist Residency Program accepts applications from working, professional artists who demonstrate a deep commitment to their practices. The program is open to artists of all generations, nationalities, and disciplines. Applicants are required to cover studio rental costs themselves. Although we primarily support visual artists, 18th Street Arts Center will consider applications from performing artists, writers, and filmmakers as well.
  • Address: 1639 18th Street Santa Monica CA 90404
  • Contact:  (310) 453-3711 
  • Application Information

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