10/02/2017

#ScreenOpps #ScreenOppsOct17

and WomenArts present












#ScreenOpps
#ScreenOppsOct17

Submission opportunities for women in film/video.

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

Special Opportunity 

One of the UK's largest film festivals, the East End Film Festival (http://www.eastendfilmfestival.com/) is an annual multi-platform festival presenting a rich and diverse programme of international premieres, industry masterclasses, free pop-up screenings and immersive live events. The EEFF’s mission is to discover, support, and exhibit pioneering work by global and local independent filmmakers, and to introduce viewers to innovative and challenging cinematic experiences. The festival has a particular emphasis on first and second time directors, and challenging, mould-breaking cinema.

Previous guests and jurors of the EEFF include Jodie Whittaker, Andrea Riseborough, Amma Asante, Joe Wright, Ken Russell, Danny Boyle, Jerry Hall, Armando Bo, Andy Serkis, Sarah Gavron, Irvine Welsh, Viv Albertine and Hugh Grant. 

EEFF accepts all UK and international titles irrespective of length or genre. EEFF 2018 will take place in April in venues and cinemas across East London and aims to showcase cutting edge independent films from all over the globe. Submit your films via FilmFreeway here:
 https://filmfreeway.com/festival/EastEndFilmFestival 

There is a 15% discount on submissions for #ScreenOpps subscribers. Don't forget to email specialoppscode@gmail.com to get the special code for this month's Special Opportunity!


Film Festivals

Seattle Asian American Film Festival
Seattle Asian American Film Festival (SAAFF) is the only film festival in Seattle to provide a space for Asian American voices, perspectives and histories by screening independent films that reflect the diversity and richness of the city’s Asian American community.
  • When/Where: February 22-25, 2018 in Seattle, WA
  • Deadline: October 15, 2017 (Regular); October 31, 2017 (Late)
  • Submission Fee: $10-$15
  • Eligibility: A separate entry and entry fee is required for each film submission. However, previous submitters to SAAFF can have their fee waived. For the waiver code, please email us at info@seattleaaff.org for verification. We accept films of all premiere statuses, including films that already have distribution and/or are available for streaming online.  All non-English language films must have English subtitles or no dialogue.  All submissions must be digital (link to Vimeo). Please do not send DVDs. No exceptions. Vimeo must be set to allow downloads of the film. Access to the film must not expire until at least December 23rd, 2017. After selection, notification letters and further correspondence will take place via email only.  Images from the film's website or social media properties may be used by SAAFF for publicity purposes for this year's festival as well as future events. All selected films may be excerpted (up to 2 minutes) for publicity purposes for this year's festival as well as future events. SAAFF does not pay exhibition fees. Films must have a completion date of no earlier than 2016. Do not submit works in progress.  Entry fees will not be refunded.  All press kits, publicity info, photos, etc. will be retained as part of the Seattle Asian American Film Festival's library. It is the responsibility of the filmmaker or submission contact to ensure that all requirements are met. The festival retains the right to disqualify an entry, with no refunded fee, if submission rules are not followed. The festival retains the right to disqualify an entry with no refunded fee if the contact person for a selected film fails to respond to email correspondence from the festival.
  • Categories: Narrative Feature or Short, Documentary Feature or Short
  • Address: 1515 12th Avenue
    Seattle, Washington 98122
    United States
  • Contact: info@seattleaaff.org       
  • Submission Information

Washington Jewish Film Festival
One of the largest and most respected Jewish film festivals in North America, the Washington Jewish Film Festival (WJFF) is an international exhibition of cinema that celebrates the diversity of Jewish history, culture and experience through the moving image. In addition to the annual festival, the WJFF presents an ongoing, year-round film series.
  • When/Where: May 2-13, 2018, Washington, DC
  • Deadline: September 4, 2017 (Earlybird); October 16, 2017 (Final)
  • Submission Fee: $2-$25
  • Eligibility: WJFF exclusively looks for films that explore some aspect of Jewish identity, history or culture. All films included in the WJFF must be at least Washington, DC premieres. Accepted films shall not be screened, released on DVD, webcast on the Internet or broadcast on television in the Washington, DC-metropolitan area (Northern Virginia, Washington, DC and Maryland) prior to June 30, 2018.  Films must have been completed no earlier than 2016.
  • Categories: Feature Length Narrative, Feature Length Documentary, Short Film (Documentary or Narrative)
  • Address: 1529 16th St NW
    Washington, District of Columbia 20036
    United States
  • Contact: info@wjff.org   
  • Submission Information

Borrego Springs Film Festival
We are a young vibrant festival that takes place in one of the most beautiful locations in the United States: Borrego Springs, CA. Our community supports the BSFF with enthusiasm and always sells-out our festival passes. Packed houses and a lively Q&A are all part of the event. We’re an old-school film festival. You’ll meet and greet your audience, have a blast, lounge with other filmmakers, and interact with everyone. We also have homemade cookies. C'mon, homemade cookies, y'all.
  • When/Where: January 11-15, 2017, Borrego Springs, CA
  • Deadline: August 15, 2017 (Regular); September 30, 2017 (Late); October 15, 2017 (Extended)
  • Submission Fee: $20-$45
  • Eligibility: Films completed on or after July 1, 2016 are eligible. Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the festival and to use all music, images, and content in the entry. All films must be in English or subtitled in English. 
  • Categories: Narrative Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary, Latino, Animation
  • Address: PO Box 756, Borrego Springs, CA 92004, United States
  • Contact: borregospringsfilmfestival@gmail.com     
  • Submission Information

Shorts That Are Not Pants
Established in 2012, Shorts That Are Not Pants is a quarterly screening series for short films that takes place in Toronto, Canada. Screenings take place in January, April, July, and October. We've screened more than 150 films from 26 countries so far, and we're looking for more undiscovered gems to show our shorts-savvy Toronto audiences. Members of our programming team have experience working for some of the biggest and best festivals in the world (TIFF, Sundance, Hot Docs) and travel to festivals around the world seeking out the best films and the brightest filmmakers to support.
  • When/Where: January 3, 2018, Toronto, CA
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Submission Fee: $20-$30
  • Eligibility: We are currently accepting submissions of short films up to 20 minutes in length. We screen from digital files ONLY. Films not in English must contain English subtitles.
  • Categories: All genres are welcome, and we don't care about premiere status or whether the film is already available online. 
  • Address: 20 Carlton Street Toronto, Ontario M5B 2H5 Canada  
  • Contact: james@shortsnotpants.com    
  • Submission Information


ONSCREEN

Bitter Hex – Student Film
A short film, which follows the story of a jealous sister who will go to any extremes, however magical, to steal the life she always dreamt of.
  • Roles: Lea (All Ethnicities; 25-40; Lead)
  • Audition: October 2017
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Selective dates- February through April
  • Union:  Union and Non-Union
  • Pay: Yes
  • Audition Information

Coney Island Sirens- Student Film
Alice is a bold and imaginative young girl longing for some connection with her mother. When a dormant ghost in their basement is unleashed through music, Alice must conquer her fears to save her mother.
  • Roles: Alice (Latino/Hispanic; 11-16; Lead); Josie (Latino/Hispanic; 30-45; Supporting)
  • Audition: October 2017
  • Shoot Dates/Location: TBA
  • Union: Non-Union 
  • Pay: No
  • Audition Information

A Face in the Mirror– Short Film
A Face in the Mirror is a psychological thriller short, which will be submitted to film festivals. If you would like to audition please submit a current headshot, video, and resume to johnd@wildbeagleproductions.com
  • Roles: Anna/Rachel (All Ethnicities; 24-35; Lead); Detective Kate Mulligan (All Ethnicities; 27-45; Supporting)
  • Audition: October 2017
  • Shoot Dates/Location: TBA
  • Union: Non-Union 
  • Pay: Yes
  • Audition Information


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


OFFSCREEN

Assistant Director
The Assistant Director contributes to the creation of on-air breaks, marketing materials and advertising creative. Working closely with the Creative team, the Assistant Director is involved in implementing and managing on-air priorities and inventory, including the scheduling, recording and logging of promotional videos. This specific position is responsible for the conception, production and delivery of all underwriting and sponsorship credits for WGBH’s television channels, including motion graphics, editing, post-production, packaging, schedule management and database entry. The Assistant Director will also assist other members of the team in the production of their work, including shooting on location and in studio. 
  • Position Type: Contract
  • Eligibility: Expert with Macintosh computers and Adobe Creative Suite software - After Effects and Premiere - as well as Microsoft Office. Working knowledge of broadcast technical specifications and procedures. Strong creative concepting and production skills. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Strong organizational and administrative skills; impeccable attention to detail. Exemplary data management and database entry skills. 
  • Application Information

Senior Producer, Audio
Vox Media builds smart media brands people love, empowering trusted digital voices with proprietary technology to create and distribute stories to an audience of hundreds of millions of young adults worldwide. Vox Media is eight distinct brands: The Verge (Technology and Culture), Vox (General News), SB Nation (Sports), Eater (Food and Nightlife), Polygon (Gaming), Racked (Shopping), Eater (Food and Nightlife), Curbed (Real Estate and Home), and Recode (Technology and Business).
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Eligibility: Experience as the editorial/creative lead for a successful podcast or broadcast program. Experience managing a production team tasked with meeting daily deadlines. A portfolio that demonstrates an ear for great tape and inventive approaches to audio storytelling. A track record of developing stories that draw on diverse perspectives/source lists. Strong collaborative skills, as well as the ability to delegate and prioritize effectively. A strong news background/journalism chops. Proficiency in audio mixing. Experience coaching and developing host talent.
  • 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 

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



FUNDING


**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
    

RESIDENCIES

NW Documentary Artist in Residence
As a center for non-fiction storytelling, NW Documentary seeks to encourage and foster documentary storytellers. The success of a creative, thriving environment is based on a variety of artists of different experience levels, working under one roof. The center is a place where upcoming storytellers gain inspiration, insight, and encouragement from experienced and established professionals. Likewise, active professionals benefit from a lively community consisting of support, creative exchange, and resources that would not be available to them as solo artists working from their homes. In addition to our regular workshops, internships, and volunteer opportunities, NW Documentary offers the Artist-in-Residence program to fulfill this need.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • When: Ongoing
  • Eligibility:  The Artist-in-Residence is an opportunity for non-fiction storytellers who have demonstrated a passion and commitment to their craft, an original artistic vision, and a desire to develop their work within a creative community. The term “non-fiction storytellers” is not exclusive to a single documentary medium, but may include: film/video, audio, photography, literary non-fiction, multi-media or other.
  • Address: 6 NE Tillamook, Portland, OR 97212
  • Contact: info@nwdocumentary.org    
  • 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

CHECK OUT OUR NEW FUNDING RESOURCES PAGES!

#StageOpps #StageOppsOct17

and WomenArts present

















#StageOpps
#StageOppsOct17
Submission opportunities for women in theatre.

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


SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY

The New Work Initiative is an open submission competition whose primary goal is to bring the best theatre and new voices from the United States to China and vice versa. This is why we’re interested in new works from playwrights who are hungry to be heard and are willing to discover new technology to bring their work to the stage. The submission is free. The best works are selected by a board of 5 judges who read the submitted scripts and ultimately decide on the best work. The play that gets chosen will be produced in 2019 with a significant budget and for a year-long tour in China with a potential remount in the States. Other winners will also be selected. The 5 judges consist of a mix of industry individuals and individuals from Performing Arts schools.

Criteria: 
1.    Must be an original work.
2.    No previous production and publication all around the world.
3.    Has never granted and will not grant other individuals or entities to use the script in anyway before the the choosing outcome is issued.
4.    Play must be a full-length piece. At least an hour long.
5.    Can be a play, performance art, movement piece, physical theatre, dance, musical, etc.
6.    No restriction on plot, content, or themes. Children’s plays accepted.
7.    Submissions will only be accepted in English. The show that is chosen will be translated to mandarin for the Chinese Tour in 2019.   
8.    Open to making use of new technology
   Projections, holograms, media technology, virtual reality, etc.

For more information, submission guidelines and to submit please visit: https://www.lotus-lee.foundation/submission
The application deadline has been extended to January 12th for #StageOpps subscribers. Don't forget to email specialoppscode@gmail.com to get the special code for this month's Special Opportunity!

PROJECT SUBMISSIONS

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival One-Act Play Contest
The top nine finalists will receive a panel pass ($75 value) to the Festival. Their names will be published on this site.
  • When/Where: March 21-25, 2018 in New Orleans, LA
  • Deadline: November 1, 2017  
  • Application Fee: $25
  • Eligibility: Plays must not have been previously produced, published, performed, or patronized in any way, including in a formal staged reading. Workshopped readings are accepted provided that the audience was limited to participants of that workshop. Students and faculty of the University of New Orleans FTCA and Creative Writing Workshop are ineligible. Plays submitted to this contest in previous years that did not win are eligible. Plays that have won or placed in any other playwriting contest are ineligible. All entries are considered for publication in a future Festival anthology. Simultaneous submissions accepted; please notify the Festival if your play is accepted elsewhere.
  • Categories: New Plays
  • Address: One-Act Play Contest
    Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
    938 Lafayette Street, Suite 514
    New Orleans, LA 70113
  • Contact: info@tennesseewilliams.net 
  • Submission Information

The Sauk's Plays-In-Development
The Sauk is currently seeking entries to consider for our 2018 Plays-In-Development. We are seeking unproduced plays. These can be any style (comedy, drama, children's play and/or musical) and any length (one-act or full-length). A completed draft of the play must be submitted. It is understood that changes can be made to the script between initial submission and performance.
  • When/Where: June 29-30, 2018 in Jonesville, MI
  • Deadline: October 6, 2017  
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Unproduced Plays
  • Categories: These can be any style (comedy, drama, children's play and/or musical) and any length (one-act or full-length)
  • Address: 240 E Chicago St, Jonesville, Michigan 49250, United States
  • Contact: trinitylbird@gmail.com 
  • Submission Information

Stage Door Productions Original One Act Festival
Six plays shall be selected for production in the spring (March/April/May) of 2018. Of those six selected, one shall win the Grand Prize $150 and one shall win runner up $100 as determined by the festival play readers. Of the remaining four, one shall will an Audience Favorite Prize $100 to be determined by the audience attending the festival performances. 
  • When/Where: Spring 2018
  • Deadline: November 1, 2017  
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: All submissions must be original, unpublished one act plays of 20 pages or less. Submissions must be received by email between August 1, 2017 and November 1, 2017. Any submissions not adhering to the following guidelines may be eliminated from consideration.
  • Categories: New Plays
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: diane@stagedoorproductions.org 
  • Submission Information


SCRIPT SUBMISSIONS

Apparitions Radio Horror Plays
Apparitions is podcast of horror-themed radio plays, hosted by Professor Mortimer of Haunted Manhattan. Professor Mortimer is the alter-ego of theatre-maker, voiceover-artist, and tour-guide Robert A. K. Gonyo, the producer and host of Apparitions.
  • Deadline: Ongoing 2017
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: APPARITIONS, a podcast of new radio horror plays seeks original, previously un-produced scripted radio plays. Scripts should require a cast of six or less, and run no more than 30 minutes in production. Submissions may range from suspense, to gore, to mystery, to comedy, but all must fall under the umbrella of the “horror” genre. Please note, this call is for radio plays, written specifically for the audio medium. NYC-based writers are encouraged to apply, as the show records in NYC, however all scripts will be considered. Scripts will be licensed under a profit-share agreement
  • Categories: Radio Horror Plays
  • Contact: theprofessor@apparitionspodcast.com   
  • Submission Information

Keegan Theatre's Boiler Room Series - Search for New Plays & Musicals
Keegan Theatre, a professional, non-equity theatre in Washington, DC, is accepting submissions for development during its 2017-2018 Season AND possible inclusion as a full, world premiere production in a future mainstage season. Six pieces will be selected for inclusion in a festival sampling of new works in development at Keegan Theatre. Five pieces will be selected for a workshop process that culminates with a public staged reading. 
  • Deadline: 2017
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: All submissions must be full length plays or musicals aligned with the theatre's mission of taking audiences to the vital heart of theatre: extraordinary artists in an intimate setting exploring the human condition. Submitted work should not have had any significant development or a full production at another theatre. We're looking for truly NEW works here.
  • Categories: Full length plays and musicals
  • Contact: jsticklin@keegantheatre.com    
  • Submission Information

365 Women a Year: A Playwriting Project
Welcome 2017 playwrights! We are entering our third year of writing pieces about 365 historical women a year! We would love to have you write with us.
  • Deadline: December 31, 2017
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Choose a woman or women to write about. We are looking for 365 NEW women that our project has not yet covered.  We do not accept repeats from previous years yet.  You can make sure you don’t claim a repeat by searching through our historical women alphabetically.  If you are not sure who to write about, scroll down for a list of available women
  • Categories: You can write about as many women as you want and they can all be in the same piece, or separate pieces. It is okay if the piece is simply about the historical woman or women, but they don’t appear. Any length welcome from 2 pages-full length. Any number of characters. Any language. Any genre. Musicals included.
  • Contact: 365womenayear@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
  • Contact: (212) 421-1380
  • Submission Information 


ONSTAGE

An American in Paris
  • Seeking possible replacements in the currently-running SETA tour of "An American in Paris." The majority of the ensemble of "An American in Paris" is made up of excellent technical dancers. There are one ensemble male and one ensemble female who are primarily singers and must also be comfortable with some dance.
  • Auditions: October 24, 2017
  • Production Dates: Currently running on tour
  • Pay: Pays: $992/wk. Equity Short Engagement Touring Agreement.
  • Audition Information

A Sketch of New York
  • Casting "A Sketch of New York," an ongoing satirical sketch comedy show about modern life in New York City.
  • Auditions: October 2017
  • Production Dates: Rehearses during the day; performance dates TBD at the Producers Club in NYC.
  • Pay: No
  • Audition Information

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

BACKSTAGE

Costume Shop Manager
The College of Fine Arts and Design at the University of Central Oklahoma has an immediate opening for a full time, year round Costume Shop Manager to join the University Productions team. They must be a self-motivated and detail-oriented individual with a solid background in costume technology. This position coordinates with designers to implement designs, trains and supervises student employees, assists with Stage Costume lab supervision, maintains shop equipment and supplies, manages costume rentals, and oversees budgets and build schedules to ensure timely completion of costume designs. 
  • Position Type: Contract
  • Eligibility: The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of professional experience in the preparation and construction of theatrical costumes. They should have a working knowledge in all areas of costume technology including draping, drafting and flat patterning as well as a thorough knowledge of clothing construction and materials. Basic knowledge of fabric dyeing, hair/makeup and wigs preferred.
  • Application Information

Wardrobe Supervisor
Moscow Ballet seeks a skilled and energetic Wardrobe Supervisor for the Great Russian Nutcracker North American Tour October 31, 2017 – December 31, 2017. A likely candidate must have the ability to work as a team with two other Wardrobe technicians, one American and one Russian. 
  • Position Type: Contract
  • Eligibility: Must have excellent sewing, stitching and altering skills. Duties include altering and repairing men’s and women’s costumes. The costume complexity ranges from simple garments to multi-piece, extremely delicate costumes. Knowledge of classical and romantic tutus is required. Wardrobe is responsible for issuing and collecting costumes as needed, assisting with quick changes, spot cleaning, laundering/handwashing and repairs. 
  • Application Information

Audio/ Video Engineer
Indiana Repertory Theatre is currently accepting resumes for an Audio/Video Engineer. This is seasonal position with benefits, contract runs approximately late August through May. Indiana Rep is a mid-sized LORT (C and D stages) theatre, producing a wide variety of existing and new work for adults and children (currently 9 productions) located in downtown Indianapolis.
  • Position Type: Contract
  • Eligibility: Duties include operating sound and/or video for shows, dance concerts, and one-off events; assisting the Senior Engineer and the Resident Sound Designer; attending rehearsals and meetings as needed; maintenance, repair and upkeep of audio and video equipment. Skills required: Current working knowledge of large format sound systems, experience in professional theatre, multi-projector video systems, headset and 70v distributed systems, playback and editing software for audio and video, I.P. based A/V distribution, and Apple networking, proficiency with live mixing, recording and reinforcement. At the IRT, we believe that diverse ideas, backgrounds, cultures, and traditions enrich the quality of work we present on the stage. We are committed to all forms of diversity in all areas of our work. Please send letter and resume to irtsound@gmail.com and include the words “Audio/Video Engineer Search” in the subject line.
  • Application Information

FUNDING

The Jonathan Larson Grants
The Jonathan Larson Grants are intended to honor and recognize emerging musical theatre artists. Composers, lyricists, and librettists who work in musical theatre are the focus of the grants. ATW is committed to serving artists who are creating new, fully producible works for the theatre, and advancing the art form. The grants do not honor a specific piece or project.
  • Deadline: October 7th
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Grant awards are based on merit, and are intended for those artists with a demonstrated commitment and dedication to a career in musical theatre. Further, the grants are not intended to be scholarships, and artists applying for grants should be working professionally in the field.
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: American Theatre Wing 
  • Application Information

Annenberg Foundation
The Annenberg Foundation does most of their funding in the arts, culture, and humanities to organizations in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernadino, and Ventura. The Annenberg Foundation's arts and humanities grants are available to agencies that serve the greater Los Angeles region, typically with budgets over $5 million.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Arts, culture, and humanities in greater Los Angeles region
  • Address: 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1000S
    Los Angeles, CA 9006
  • Contact: info@annenberg.org  
  • Application Information

RESIDENCIES

ARTerra
ARTErra is a private structure of incentive for artistic creation which aims to facilitate encounters between different artists and aesthetic disciplines. ARTERRA is strongly committed to offering the residents a cheerful and productive stay. Because of that, partnerships have been established with several partners such as the Municipality of Tondela and Lob√£o da Beira and many others crafters, schools and artists.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • When: 1 week- 6 months
  • Eligibility: Curriculum Vitae; and Bio, Portfolio, videos, photos , music; Description of the project to be undertaken at ARTERRA, including the project’s objectives, needs and expectations of residence ,work methodologies, and all the details necessary to understand the proposal
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: arterra.geral@gmail.com 
  • Application Information
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

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

CHECK OUT OUR NEW FUNDING RESOURCES PAGES!

9/01/2017

#ScreenOpps #ScreenOppsSept17

and WomenArts present












#ScreenOpps
#ScreenOppsSept17

Submission opportunities for women in film/video.

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

Special Opportunity 

The Houston BFF is a celebration of cultural diversity, community outreach, and the art of visual storytelling. Our goal is to offer a creative outlet for independent storytellers and connect them with industry professionals within the entertainment capital of the world. One of our favorite events, PATIO PITCHES, garnered great reviews during last season. We also stay committed to hosting at least one event in the community during or festival. Another favorite segment is the book to film pitch.

We aspire to bring a collective, cohesive and creative environment for the Houston, Texas Film Mecca; the fourth largest metropolitan city in the United States. As such, just as our original tagline states, "We have been bringing Hollywood to Houston", for years.

The application deadline has been extended to September 30th for #ScreenOpps subscribers. Don't forget to email specialoppscode@gmail.com to get the special code for this month's Special Opportunity!


Film Festivals

Washington Jewish Film Festival
One of the largest and most respected Jewish film festivals in North America, the Washington Jewish Film Festival (WJFF) is an international exhibition of cinema that celebrates the diversity of Jewish history, culture and experience through the moving image. In addition to the annual festival, the WJFF presents an ongoing, year-round film series.
  • When/Where: May 2-13, 2018, Washington, DC
  • Deadline: September 4, 2017 (Earlybird); October 16, 2017 (Final)
  • Submission Fee: $2-$25
  • Eligibility: WJFF exclusively looks for films that explore some aspect of Jewish identity, history or culture. All films included in the WJFF must be at least Washington, DC premieres. Accepted films shall not be screened, released on DVD, webcast on the Internet or broadcast on television in the Washington, DC-metropolitan area (Northern Virginia, Washington, DC and Maryland) prior to June 30, 2018.  Films must have been completed no earlier than 2016.
  • Categories: Feature Length Narrative, Feature Length Documentary, Short Film (Documentary or Narrative)
  • Address: 1529 16th St NW
    Washington, District of Columbia 20036
    United States
  • Contact: info@wjff.org   
  • Submission Information

Borrego Springs Film Festival
We are a young vibrant festival that takes place in one of the most beautiful locations in the United States: Borrego Springs, CA. Our community supports the BSFF with enthusiasm and always sells-out our festival passes. Packed houses and a lively Q&A are all part of the event. We’re an old-school film festival. You’ll meet and greet your audience, have a blast, lounge with other filmmakers, and interact with everyone. We also have homemade cookies. C'mon, homemade cookies, y'all.
  • When/Where: January 11-15, 2017, Borrego Springs, CA
  • Deadline: August 15, 2017 (Regular); September 30, 2017 (Late); October 15, 2017 (Extended)
  • Submission Fee: $20-$45
  • Eligibility: Films completed on or after July 1, 2016 are eligible. Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the festival and to use all music, images, and content in the entry. All films must be in English or subtitled in English. 
  • Categories: Narrative Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary, Latino, Animation
  • Address: PO Box 756, Borrego Springs, CA 92004, United States
  • Contact: borregospringsfilmfestival@gmail.com     
  • Submission Information

Highland Falls Film Festival
The fifteenth High Falls Film Festival, a five-day event celebrating the achievements of women in all aspects of filmmaking, will be held November 2 – 6, 2017 in Rochester, NY. Founded in 2001, the High Falls Film Festival honors the artistry and innovation of women in film — behind the camera, in leading roles on the screen, and at the heart of storylines.
  • When/Where: November 2-6, 2017, Rochester, NY
  • Deadline: September 3, 2017
  • Submission Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: We welcome films targeted to an adult audience.  All films must be made by, or feature, women in a strong leading role, or films that focus on women and their life experiences. Preference will be given to films made by women in a leadership role(s); including director, screenplay writer, producer, cinematographer, etc.   All genres including live action narrative, live action documentary, animation, experimental, hybrid, etc. may be submitted.
  • Categories: Full-length Narrative or Documentary, Short Films
  • Address: High Falls Film Festival Office 45 East Avenue, Suite 400, Rochester NY 14604, USA
  • Contact: kateh@highfallsfilmfestival.com       
  • Submission Information

Shorts That Are Not Pants
Established in 2012, Shorts That Are Not Pants is a quarterly screening series for short films that takes place in Toronto, Canada. Screenings take place in January, April, July, and October. We've screened more than 150 films from 26 countries so far, and we're looking for more undiscovered gems to show our shorts-savvy Toronto audiences. Members of our programming team have experience working for some of the biggest and best festivals in the world (TIFF, Sundance, Hot Docs) and travel to festivals around the world seeking out the best films and the brightest filmmakers to support.
  • When/Where: January 3, 2018, Toronto, CA
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Submission Fee: $20-$30
  • Eligibility: We are currently accepting submissions of short films up to 20 minutes in length. We screen from digital files ONLY. Films not in English must contain English subtitles.
  • Categories: All genres are welcome, and we don't care about premiere status or whether the film is already available online. 
  • Address: 20 Carlton Street Toronto, Ontario M5B 2H5 Canada  
  • Contact: james@shortsnotpants.com    
  • Submission Information


ONSCREEN

Mama's Boy – Short Film
A short horror film
  • Roles: Catherine (Caucasian; 30-40; Supporting)
  • Audition: September 2017
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Shoot dates 01/13/17, 01/14/17, & 01/15/17 / Location: Pennsylvania, USA
  • Union:  Non-Union
  • Pay: Yes
  • Audition Information

Alexander Pushkin: Apostle of Freedom- Feature Film
Casting a documentary with historical reenactments of the life of the 19th-century Russian poet Alexander Pushkin. Producer states: "International release and distribution."
  • Roles: Natalya (Caucasian; 18-31; Lead)
  • Audition: September 2017
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Will need the actors for only a few days in the fall and winter; production can work around your availability. Only talent within driving distance of Chicago should apply. Shoots in the Chicago, IL area.
  • Union: Non-Union and Union
  • Pay: Yes
  • Audition Information

Supermodel– Student Film
Casting "Supermodel," a coming-of-age short film about Filipino-American teenagers living in Jersey.
  • Roles: Trish (Latino/Hispanic, Asian, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race; 15-22; Lead), Jade (Latino/Hispanic, Asian, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race; 15-21; Supporting), Ella (All Ethnicities; 15-22; Supporting)
  • Audition: September 2017
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Rehearses in October in NYC; scheduled to shoot Oct. 14-15 in New York or New Jersey.
  • Union: Non-Union and Union
  • Pay: No
  • Audition Information


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


OFFSCREEN


First Assistant Director
Murmur Pictures is looking for an experienced First A.D. for the short film / pilot "Museum Mile", to shoot on location in New York mid October. This is a non union, paid position, with compensation to be negotiated with the chosen candidate.
  • Position Type: Contract
  • Eligibility: Previous experience required. Must be able to locate to New York City.‬‬
  • Application Information

Senior Producer, Audio
Vox Media builds smart media brands people love, empowering trusted digital voices with proprietary technology to create and distribute stories to an audience of hundreds of millions of young adults worldwide. Vox Media is eight distinct brands: The Verge (Technology and Culture), Vox (General News), SB Nation (Sports), Eater (Food and Nightlife), Polygon (Gaming), Racked (Shopping), Eater (Food and Nightlife), Curbed (Real Estate and Home), and Recode (Technology and Business).
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Eligibility: Experience as the editorial/creative lead for a successful podcast or broadcast program. Experience managing a production team tasked with meeting daily deadlines. A portfolio that demonstrates an ear for great tape and inventive approaches to audio storytelling. A track record of developing stories that draw on diverse perspectives/source lists. Strong collaborative skills, as well as the ability to delegate and prioritize effectively. A strong news background/journalism chops. Proficiency in audio mixing. Experience coaching and developing host talent.
  • 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 

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



FUNDING


**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
    

RESIDENCIES

NW Documentary Artist in Residence
As a center for non-fiction storytelling, NW Documentary seeks to encourage and foster documentary storytellers. The success of a creative, thriving environment is based on a variety of artists of different experience levels, working under one roof. The center is a place where upcoming storytellers gain inspiration, insight, and encouragement from experienced and established professionals. Likewise, active professionals benefit from a lively community consisting of support, creative exchange, and resources that would not be available to them as solo artists working from their homes. In addition to our regular workshops, internships, and volunteer opportunities, NW Documentary offers the Artist-in-Residence program to fulfill this need.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • When: Ongoing
  • Eligibility:  The Artist-in-Residence is an opportunity for non-fiction storytellers who have demonstrated a passion and commitment to their craft, an original artistic vision, and a desire to develop their work within a creative community. The term “non-fiction storytellers” is not exclusive to a single documentary medium, but may include: film/video, audio, photography, literary non-fiction, multi-media or other.
  • Address: 6 NE Tillamook, Portland, OR 97212
  • Contact: info@nwdocumentary.org    
  • 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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