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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 

The Women in Horror Film Festival (www.wihff.com) is a unique and emerging celebration of women starring in and behind the scenes of genre filmmaking. The festival will take place at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Peachtree City, GA starting with a VIP party on September 21, followed by three days of film screenings, special guests, genre book signings, and more during September 22, 23, and 24. The event will conclude with an award ceremony for all winning filmmakers and screenwriters, where special guests and sponsors will be handing out our custom award by sculptor Karl Liebecap. Some of our special guests include Heather Langenkamp (Nightmare on Elm Street), Lynn Lowry (Shivers), and Mylo Carbia (The Raping of Ava DeSantis). 

The festival is accepting submissions from filmmakers and screenwriters in the following categories: feature films, short films, short screenplays, feature screenplays, original television pilot screenplays. Submissions can be entered, and full submission guidelines can be found, at https://filmfreeway.com/festival/WIHFF
With sponsors and prizes from Terror Films, Screenwriters University, Jungle Software, Inktip, Mark Simon (of Fizz City Films) and more, this is an opportunity you won't want to miss! More prize information can be found on the WIHFF website, www.wihff.com

The application deadline has been extended to July 17th for #ScreenOpps subscribers. Don't forget to email specialoppscode@gmail.com to get the special code for this month's Special Opportunity!

Film Festivals

Impromptu: International Film and Gender Studies Festival
Imperfectu. International Film and Gender Studies Festival, creates reflections based on film, diverse artistic and academic proposals, individual and organizational experiences, and social movements, in order to generate an interdisciplinary analysis that impacts commonly widespread approaches to gender.
  • When/Where: November 16-18, 2017, Tijuana, Mexico
  • Deadline: May 1 (Regular); June 1 (Late)
  • Submission Fee: $15-$30
  • Eligibility: There is no limit to the duration of the audiovisual work, nor with respect to the date or origin of the production. Submitted works must contain or make a reference to any topic that relates body-science or body-technology. If your work is in Spanish, you must send it with English subtitles. If your work is in English, you must send it with Spanish subtitles. If your work is in any other language, you must send it with both Spanish and English subtitles.
  • Categories: Imperfectu accepts works in any genre (fiction, documentary, animation, experimental, etc.) regardless of the original format (video, HD, 8mm, 16mm, 35mm, etc.)
  • Address: CECUT, Tijuana, Baja California 22010 Mexico
  • Contact: submissions@imperfectu.com   
  • Submission Information

Cambodia Town Film Festival
CTFF is a four-day film forum that will introduce new studio and independent features, documentaries, foreign features, short films, animated shorts and re-released classics. The programs will include a variety of special events and panel discussions featuring directors, producers, writers and actors. CTFF will provide a creative forum for emerging filmmakers. CTFF offers the opportunity for student early-career filmmakers, and seasoned filmmakers to showcase their talent and gain exposure.
  • When/Where: September 14-17, 2017, Long Beach, CA
  • Deadline: March 10, 2017 (Earlybird), June 20 (Regular), July 5 (Late), July 17  (Extended)
  • Submission Fee: $20-$35
  • Eligibility: Acceptable formats for preview are DVD (NTSC, Region 0 or 1 only) or secure online screener. No PAL DVDs will be previewed. Press kit are encouraged, but not required to be submitted with your entry, including: Still images (hard photos and/or high-resolution electronic images of at least 300dpi on a CD). Please provide captions for all images. Synopsis, Director's Biography, Director's Filmography, Cast and Crew Listing, If film is selected, the festival will request the following items to maximize exposure for your film: posters, director's photo, trailers, and clips and the press kit.
  • Categories: Feature Films, Documentary Films, Short Narrative Films, Short Documentary Films, Short Animation Films, Short Shorts
  • Address: 2025 E. 4th Street. Long Beach, CA 90814 United States 
  • Contact: submissions@cambodiatownfilmfestival.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

Fantastic Fest
Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world.
  • When/Where: September 21-28, 2017, Austin, TX
  • Deadline: February 22, 2017 (Earlybird), April 26 (Regular), May 31 (Late), June 21 (WAB Extended)
  • Submission Fee: $35-$70
  • Eligibility: Running time for all feature films must be 70 minutes or more. Running time for all shorts must be less than 30 minutes. Selected films must be made available in a 35mm composite print, Bluray, or DCP. Film submissions in a foreign language must be subtitled in English.
    Acceptable screening format is an online screener. We do not accept hardcopy screeners. If submitting more than one film, a separate completed entry is required for each title.
  • Categories: Short Films and Feature Films 
  • Address: 916 N. Formosa Ave. c/o The Actors Company Los Angeles, CA 90046 United States
  • Contact: info@fantasticfest.com   
  • Submission Information

Chicago International Film Festival
The Chicago International Film Festival celebrates the best that cinema has to offer. Showcasing films from established masters and emerging storytellers, the Festival welcomes films from around the world. Offering an impressive selection of competitive and non-competitive programming, the Chicago International Film Festival brings films both domestic and international to silver screens in Chicago.
  • When/Where: October 12-26, 2017, Chicago, IL
  • Deadline: April 7 (Early); June 16 (Regular); July 17 (Late)
  • Submission Fee: $20-$200
  • Eligibility: 1. Films completed on or after September 1, 2016 are eligible. 2. Films previously submitted to the Chicago International Film Festival are NOT eligible. 3. US premieres are given priority, but films must be at least a Chicago premiere. Films that (a) have screened publicly in the Chicago area, (b) have had a theatrical run in the US prior to the Festival dates, (c) have aired on US television prior to the Festival dates, or (d) are available for purchase in North America are NOT eligible. 4. Feature-length films (narrative or documentary) that are available for public online viewing in their entirety are NOT eligible. Short films (under 40 min) may be available online. 5. Films shown at private screenings not open to the public (for crew, investors, etc.) are eligible. 6. All entries must be either in English or subtitled in English. Dialogue lists are not accepted. 7. 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.
  • Categories: Documentary, Feature Film, Short Film
  • Address: 212 W. Van Buren St. Ste. 400 Chicago, IL 60607 United States 
  • Contact: entries@chicagofilmfestival.com  
  • Submission Information


La Motochorra –Short Film
Casting "La Motochorra," a short film based in an old mining town where time has ceased and the daughter of a jobless miner, Liz, has given up hope for a more fruitful future. Synopsis: What begins as a normal, idle day is ignited by the roar of Soledad and her motorcycle rolling into town in need of fuel. Liz's fears and dormant aspirations stir and the clock begins to tick again.
  • Roles: Liz (All Ethnicities; 20-25; Lead), Soledad (All Ethnicities; 25-30; Lead)
  • Audition: April 2017
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Rehearses late May-early June in Tucson, AZ; shoots mid July in Bisbee, AZ.
  • Union: Non-Union
  • Pay: No
  • Audition Information

Short Drama Scene
Casting the leading actress for a short student film for Art Center College of Design.
  • Roles: Nina (Asian; 20-35; Lead)
  • Audition: April 2017
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Rehearsal and production date TBD in Gardena, CA.
  • Union: Non-Union
  • Pay: Pays: $60 a day. The total shooting time will be in 4 hours.
  • Audition Information

Making Popcorn –Student Film
Casting "Making Popcorn," a scene from the film "Singles," to be shot as a fluid master.
  • Roles: Pamela (All Ethnicities; 18-30; Lead)
  • Audition: April 2017
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Rehearsal date(s) TBD; aiming to shoot April 4 (subject to change) in the L.A. area.
  • Union: Non-Union
  • Pay: Meals, credit, and copy for your reel will be provided.
  • Audition Information

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


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

Production Assistant
(JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management, and private equity. Production Services is a division of Global Services. We provide video production and webcast publishing services to the firm. Video production, or videography, is the art and service of video recording (tape or digital), editing, and distributing a finished video product. Internal webcasting publishing services provide on-demand webcasts to supported desktops in the firm. 
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Eligibility: Familiarity with production sets and working with production teams. i.e.: college studios or post college environments. Ability to operate TelePrompTer software/hardware. Outgoing, friendly, sense of team spirit, confident and dedicated to the profession. College degree preferred. JPMorgan Chase is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran 
  • 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


Franklin Furnace Fund
The Franklin Furnace Fund awards grants annually to emerging artists to enable them to produce major performance art works in New York. Grants range between $2,000 and $10,000 based on the peer review panel allocation of funding received by Franklin Furnace. 
  • Deadline:  April 1, 2017
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Artists from all areas of the world are encouraged to apply; however, artists selected by the panel are expected to present their work in New York. Full-time students are ineligible. 
  • Address: Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc. Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11205
  • Contact: 718 687 5800 
  • 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


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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