#ScreenOpps #ScreenOppsJan17

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, too, are under the gun. What are you waiting for?

Contact at underthegun@womenartsmediacoalition.org

Using the SpecialOpps code for #ScreenOpps subscribers will get you priority in the reviewing process! Don't forget to email specialoppscode@gmail.com to get the special code for this month's Special Opportunity!

Film Festivals

The Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema
The Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema is a non-profit organization established to support the development and help expand the audiences of independent cinema from around the globe. The Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema was founded by four local independent filmmakers with a passion to get movies made and to have those artistic voices heard. Understanding the struggle in todays film environment in showcasing independent cinema, their aim is to establish a presence and awareness of cinematic creativity throughout Kew Gardens Queens and the neighboring communities.
  • When/Where: August 4-13, 2017, New York, NY
  • Deadline: January 8 (Early Bird); February 19 (Regular); March 26 (Late)
  • Submission Fee: $15- $75
  • Eligibility: Be available to screen by August 4, 2017. Filmmakers must provide the Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema with a clean, clear print for projection. Filmmakers must provide the film for presentation in DCP or other acceptable HD digital formats (MUST be professionally authored) at the Festival’s sole discretion. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the digital transition of our screening location, we are unable to show film, HDCAM, or BetaCam formats.
    Not have been commercially screened in the US, or available for video or internet distribution prior to August 4, 2017. Be in their original language with English subtitles when applicable. Have been completed production within 2014-2017.
  • Categories: Non-Fictional or Fictional feature films of ALL GERNES accepted including Animation and Experimental. Must have a running time over 70 minutes in length. **UPDATE** Films that are over 40 minutes may also submit under this category.
  • Address: Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema, 60 1 ave 12C, New York, NY 10009
  • Contact: info@kewgardensfestivalofcinema.com  
  • Submission Information

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


Lakeshore Drive –Short Film
"Lakeshore Drive" is a powerful Chicago story that deals with marginalized citizens and abuse of power. During a typical rideshare experience, the driver discovers his passenger is a transgender acquaintance from high school who is trying to escape from the dark world of prostitution. Later, he is threatened by her pimp, a crooked cop, into betraying her location, resulting in a difficult choice for the driver.
  • Roles: Kim (Transgender African American, Hispanic; 25-35; Lead)
  • Audition: January 2017
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Rehearses in Feb. and Mar. 2017; production slated for mid-April in Chicago, IL.
  • Union: Non-Union
  • Pay: $50/day, plus meals and travel expenses provided
  • Audition Information

Untitled Pilot- Scripted TV & Video
Casting a one-hour sci-fi thriller pilot.
  • Roles: Females (All Ethnicities, 21-28, Lead and Supporting)
  • Audition: January 2016
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Shoots summer 2017 in California.
  • Union: Union
  • Pay: Yes
  • Audition Information

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


Pro Video Camera Technician
AbelCine is a leading Digital Cinema and HD technology supplier to the motion picture, broadcast and new media industries. We offer sales, training, rental, repair and finance services to the professional production community with offices in NY, CHI and LA. Our NYC headquarters is currently seeking a Camera Repair Technician to join our growing Service team. The focus of this position is to provide preparation, repair, maintenance, cleaning and quality assurance of professional cinema and broadcast cameras and accessories. This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic, hard working individual to participate in our exciting and fast paced company.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent technical, hands on industry experience. Demonstrated A minimum of one year performing mechanical troubleshooting and repair. Skills and proficiency with soldering. Experience with electronics repair, mechanical repair and assembly. Familiarity with digital cinema formats, production, and post-production workflows (ARRI, Panasonic VariCam, and RED experience are a plus) Familiarity with professional HD equipment including lenses and accessories. Exceptional communication skills, including professional written and verbal communication. Ability to work autonomously, as well as with clients and coworkers to hit deadlines. Proficiency in reading mechanical and electronic schematics. IT skills and experience with Mac OS are a plus
  • 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: N/A
  • Contact: admin@wicit.org
  • 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

No comments:

Post a Comment

#ScreenOpps #ScreenOppsJuly24

#ScreenOppsf FILM FESTIVALS Women, Life, Freedom Film Festival  Following the governmental murder of Mahsa (Zhina) Amini and inspired by its...