#ScreenOpps #ScreenOppsMay17

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 

Are you confident your screenplay would sell if it was just given a chance? Well, here is that chance! Grab it!
This is not your standard screenplay contest... It’s the most exciting, refreshing and potentially rewarding contest we think you'll find, designed to give everybody the chance to sell their screenplay as a paperback and as an e-book to interested audiences. Hundreds of screenwriters have already taken part in this unique contest since it launched in early 2016, with many of them appearing on Amazon's best-sellers list for screenplays, including the NUMBER ONE spot in October 2016.
The contest is open to screenplays from all genres (comedy, fantasy, thrillers, horror, sci-fi, romance, westerns, etc). As long as it's a screenplay - short or feature-length - then it is eligible for the contest. We publish it, you market it - it's as simple as that!
Each writer is set up with their own publishing account and given full access to it on the screenplay publication date. the next publication date is July 5th. From your publishing account you can monitor sales, update your royalty payment information, order discounted paperback copies and make changes to your screenplay's listing on Amazon. The accounts are easy and intuitive to use and the contest entry fee covers entrants for step-by-step guidance on how to use them.

Each writer who enters receives ALL of the royalties for their sales directly from Amazon. Yes - ALL writers in the contest receive ALL of their royalties, not just the winners of the contest.

All you need to do is submit your screenplay for publication before the end of June and then spread the word that it will be published on July 5th. You might use social media, your local book stores, libraries, reading groups - whatever you decide!

For more info, check out dizzyemupublishing.com 

The submission fee has a 20% discount for #ScreenOpps subscribers. Don't forget to email specialoppscode@gmail.com to get the special code for this month's Special Opportunity!

Film Festivals

Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest
Breaking Walls is the leading screenplay contest for writers in the thriller genre. We believe well-written thrillers are an excellent way for writers to show Hollywood pros a combination of commerciality, your unique voice, and a clear understanding of effective feature film narrative delivery techniques. Our goal is to reward undiscovered thriller writing talent on an ongoing basis. We're here to break down the walls between your talent and the industry pros looking for the next great thriller writer!
  • When/Where: July 29, 2017
  • Deadline: May 5 (Early Bird); May 19 (Regular); June 9 (Late); June 23 (Extended)
  • Submission Fee: $35-$60
  • Eligibility: International entries are allowed but the script must be written in English. The submitted script must be in PDF format and must be submitted electronically.  A title page with contact information must be included with every submitted script. The script must be 80 to 130 pages in 12pt Courier (or Courier Final Draft) with standard screenplay margins and spacing, and pages must be numbered. The script must be unproduced at the time of submission and must be an original screenplay intended for the medium of feature film and the submitter must own 100% of the rights to the script when submitting. Adaptations are eligible as long as the writer can prove full ownership of the original property or life rights (or if the source material is public domain according to US Copyright law.) If the script is written by a writing team, it must be submitted by one of the writers with the consent of the other (any and all prizes will be sent to the writer who submitted the winning script, it is the responsibility of the writing team to share or divide the prizes.) All entries must be received on or before midnight (Pacific Time) on the date of the deadline and must be paid in full to be considered.
  • Categories: Screenplays in the thriller genre
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: coordinator@thrillerscreenplay.com    
  • Submission Information

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


Supper –Student Film
Casting "Supper," a short film about a dysfunctional group of siblings trying to figure out who's behind the murder of their father.
  • Roles: Aubrey (Caucasian; 22-32; Lead)
  • Audition: May 2017
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Shoots May 7th in Irvine
  • Union: Non-Union
  • Pay: Meals provided and travel costs will be compensated
  • Audition Information

Hole- Short Film
Casting "Hole," a short film about the story of one man's day to day struggle dealing with anxiety and depression. The film follows Oliver as he endures a typical day of an ongoing fracture of personal and professional relationships, and his fight to stay sane.
  • Roles: Melissa (African American; 24-35; Lead)
  • Audition: May 2017
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Shoots May 13-14 & 27-28 in Dallas, TX.
  • Union: Non-Union
  • Pay: Travel compensation, food, digital download of the film, and IMDb credit provided.
  • Audition Information

Sister Comma Frances –Student Film
Casting for 'Sister Comma Frances', short film - Frances arrives late to a campaign event for her presidential-candidate younger her sister, Senator Paula Sloan, putting a strain on an already strained relationship. In the process of trying to redeem herself, Frances encounters some suspicious activity and pursues it.
  • Roles: Frances Sloan (All Ethnicities; 35-60; Lead); Senator Paula Sloan (All Ethnicities; 30-50; Supporting)
  • Audition: May 2017
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Production Dates - Mid June (3 non-consecutive days from June 12-June 22, specific dates TBD) Locations - NYC Columbia University area Rehearsal - Late May, early June TBD
  • Union: Union and Non-Union
  • Pay: Meals and travel provided. Copy of finished short guaranteed
  • Audition Information

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


Assistant Video Editor
Complex Networks is looking for a self-starter with some production and video editing experience to join their agency team. This tight-knit group is creating everything from social exclusive video to press clips to TV spots for Complex Networks and other Complex clients on a daily basis. ‬The role directly supports the Post-Production Supervisor and requires top-notch organization skills, basic editing skills and an eye for things that work on social. Some of the work will be administrative in nature, organizing the team’s workflow and ensuring that everyone has the assets they need. There is an opportunity to cut custom content for social and fill your portfolio with client work. Excellent bedside manner with clients and a willingness to learn is an absolute must. 
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Eligibility: A graduate with a Major in TV Production, Film, Communications or a related field. Interested in learning all facets of production – pre and post-production. Hard working and has excellent computer and communication skills (experience in Premiere Pro is a plus!) Detail oriented and is able to take direction. Proficient in Word and Excel, updating daily and weekly spreadsheets. Hyper-conscious of the finer details.
  • 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


Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant
Through the generosity of Loreen Arbus, New York Women in Film and Television has established the Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant. The film completion grant for $7,500 will be awarded to a woman filmmaker for a film on physical or developmental disability issues. Directors and producers are eligible to apply.
  • Deadline:  June 1, 2017
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Films may be of any length or genre. The Grant will be awarded to help complete a work-in-progress. Films must have completed principle photography to be eligible. Finished films are not eligible. Filmmakers must be US-based.
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: Victoria Vasquez at 212-679-0870, ext. 39, or vvasquez@nywift.org
  • 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


Winter Residence at RUD AIR
RUD AIR is an Artist-In-Residence program in the rural area of Laxarby. It is situated ten km east of the small town of Bengtsfors, in the province of Dalsland, South-West Sweden. Away from the energetic and often hectic art world of the cities, this residency provides a tranquil and intimate space for art and reflection.
  • Deadline: May 15, 2017
  • Application Fee: Free
  • When: October 1, 2017-February 28, 2017
  • Eligibility:  RUD AIR is first of all a retreat for artists and writers. It is not a space for promotion, exhibition, strategic networking, or facing a public audience. It is a space for reflection and rest in order to make space for something new.
  • Address: Sweden
  • Contact:  rud5air@gmail.com  
  • 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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