#ScreenOpps #ScreenOppsSept17

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 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


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

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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


**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


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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