#ScreenOpps #ScreenOppsOct17

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 

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:

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


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. 


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


**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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