1/02/2018

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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 THE ARTS AND MEDIA COALITION, INC. ANNOUNCES
THE 2018 COLLABORATION AWARD: WOMEN WORKING WITH WOMEN
 
REQUEST FOR SUBMISSIONS

THE WOMEN IN THE ARTS AND MEDIA COALITION, INC. will present the 2018 Collaboration Award recognizing Women Working With Women.

The $1,000 Collaboration Award and additional honorable mentions are designed to encourage professional women in the arts and media from different specializations to work collaboratively on the creation of a new artistic work.  As the aim of the award is to encourage women to work collaboratively with women of other disciplines, each collaborative team must be comprised of female members of different Coalition associations, unions, guilds or affiliate member organizations. Eligible teams may submit any form of creative collaboration on a new work that had its first public performance within the last two years, 2016-2018. A Public Performance can include--but is not limited to--a staged reading, gallery show, screening, concert series, festival, etc.
Submissions will be judged on the basis of artistic excellence and diversity.  All topics and subjects will be considered.  Special attention shall be given to those projects which reflect the goals of the Coalition:  to advance women’s work and women’s issues. 

The team that has been selected and the honorable mentions will be invited to be recognized at an awards ceremony in New York in October 2018.  Women outside of New York may send a designee to speak about their project and accept the award.

Teams of two or more women working together on the creative project may apply for the 2018 Collaboration Award. Applicants must be members in good standing of two different organizations and/or affiliates with The Coalition.

Member Organizations include: Actors’ Equity Association, Associated Musicians of Greater New York Local 802 AFM, Dramatists Guild, League of Professional Theatre Women, New York Women in Communications, New York Women in Film & Television, Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and Writers’ Guild of America, East.

Affiliate Member Organizations include: BOLD, Drama Desk, International Center for Women Playwrights, Inc., The Lambs, Inc., Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative, National Theatre Conference, Professional Women Singers Association, Theatre Resources Unlimited, 365 Women A Year: A Playwriting Project, WomenArts, The Women’s Media Center, Women Make Movies, and Women in Music.


The link to the application can also be found online at www.womenartsmediacoalition.org. A pdf of the application may also be accessed in order to work on the submission offline.
Deadline:  The deadline for the return of completed applications is 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, February 14th, 2018.  Award winners will be announced by September, 2018.

Send all inquiries and questions to: collaborationaward2018@womenartsmediacoalition.org

Quotes from past winners:

"The Award offers much-needed encouragement during this time of virulent anti-feminist, anti-arts, anti-culture rhetoric, --rhetoric and policy that have very real economic consequences for women trying to sustain a career in the theatre. As someone being told my work is 'too feminist' to be produced now, I depend on organizations like this one to keep me from losing heart."

-TD Mitchell playwright 2015 winner

“We are so honored to be accepting this award. One of the best aspects of making this very unconventional film was working together. We got it done using our creativity, mutual respect for one another, quality Skype-time with our families back home, plain old hard work, and as much good humor as we could muster. It means the world to us to have our film embraced by an organization that celebrates women in collaboration.”

-Jane Edith Wilson and Grace Lee, 2013 Winners

“It was and honor for Stefanie and I to receive the Collaboration Award.  It came at a critical moment for the DEVELOPMENT of Electric Baby as the award supported our work together on two DEVELOPMENTAL workshops and our world premiere production of the play at Quantum Theatre in Pittsburgh.  Not only did this award support our work financially it gave our collaboration recognition in the field.  Stefanie continues to be a key collaborator of mine on subsequent projects and having our relationship recognized publicly is invaluable.”

- Daniella Topol, Director, 2011 Winner

“New work needs momentum.  It’s simply not a reality that a play can be written in the attic and then magically find a production.  Or that one production will lead to a second or third production.  People need to hear about work.  They need to hear about the artists who make the work.  There is no question that this award not only helped The Electric Baby become a better play, but it gave the baby a life.”

- Stefanie Zadravec, Playwright, 2011 Winner

“The Collaboration Award’s encouragement of women working together is terrific.  It made all the difference in providing my collaborator and I with the time and support we needed to create a complex and dynamic theatre work.”

- Kristin Marting, Director, 2008 Winner

“The evening of the Collaboration Awards was imbued with theatrical magic.  Wendy directed an excerpt from my play, Birds, that captured the spirit of the play with great response from a wildly supportive audience. Birds is the third play of mine that we worked on together. It was a beautiful jumping off point for us in our process. It provided the opportunity for us to mine even deeper in our exploration of the world of this complicated play, and the support, enthusiasm and appreciation of this body of amazing women helped carry us through to the next step of our artistic journey.”

- Jen Maisel, Playwright, 2006 Winner


Film Festivals

SAG-AFTRA Foundation New York Short Film Showcase
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s New York Short Film Showcase is a cinematic celebration of new projects by union performers, designed to encourage performers to create their own short films and web series. Held twice a year, in March and September, the showcase features a shorts program, followed by a Q&A with the films’ directors, producers and actors present at the screening.
  • When/Where: March 28, 2018 in New York, NY
  • Deadline: January 8, 2018
  • Submission Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: All entries MUST be produced under a SAG-AFTRA Short Film or SAG-AFTRA New Media contract. Filmmakers MUST provide the project’s SAG-AFTRA production number. For questions regarding your production number please call the SAG-AFTRA office at 323-954-1600. Entries must be completed projects, and not run more than 20 minutes, including credits – no exceptions. We are accepting shorts and webisodes from filmmakers currently residing in the states listed below. Please be sure to indicate the filmmaker's current state residence when prompted. Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin.  If you submitted to the Los Angeles SAG-AFTRA Foundation showcase, you are ineligible to submit to the New York showcase.  Previously submitted films are eligible for re-submission.
  • Categories: Short Film or Webisode
  • Address: 1900 Broadway
    5th Floor
    New York, NY 10023
    United States
  • Contact: Shortsny@sagfoundation.org        
  • Submission Information

LA Underground Film Forum
LA Underground Film Forum (LAUFF) is Los Angeles's premier showcase of experimentation in film, video and audio based mediums. It focus on avant-garde, art-house, independent and no/low budget filmmaking, with the third edition taking place in November 2018, Los Angeles. Our program provides a venue for filmmakers to reinvent and explore new approaches, to foster new forms of media art and to build an audience for such work. We aim to present a wide range of work exploring the many definitions and interpretations of the concept of “underground”.
  • When/Where: November 18, 2018, Los Angeles, CA
  • Deadline: December 7, 2017 (Earlybird Deadline 1); December 22, 2017 (Earlybird Deadline 2); January 9, 2018 (Earlybird Deadline 3); February 3, 2018 (Earlybird Deadline 4); February 23, 2018 (Regular Deadline 1); March 16, 2018 (Regular Deadline 2); April 7, 2018 (Regular Deadline 3); April 27, 2018 (Late Deadline 1); May 18, 2018 (Late Deadline 2); June 8, 2018 (Final Deadline)
  • Submission Fee: $26-$38
  • Eligibility: We’re looking for films made with passion, obsession and drive; films that go beyond expectations and genre; films, video and audio projects that strive to push the boundaries of accepted form and content. A strong sense of authorship is a must.
  • Categories: LAUFF accepts all forms and genres: from drama, documentary, experimental, cult, art-house, foreign language, comedy, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, animation, LGBT, indigenous, erotica to slow cinema and video art
  • Address: 333 S Alameda St
    Los Angeles, CA 90013
    United States
  • Contact: lauff.la@gmail.com  
  • Submission Information

Rooftop Film Festival
Rooftop Films is a New York based film non-profit whose mission is to engage diverse communities by showing independent movies in outdoor locations, producing new films, coordinating youth media education, and renting equipment at low cost to artists. We bring the best independent films in the world outdoors to the rooftops of New York City. Submit your films for a chance to participate in one of the most unforgettable, unique, filmmaker-friendly, independent film events in the world.
  • When/Where: May 18- August 18, 2018, Brooklyn, NY
  • Deadline: January 12, 2018 (Regular); February 9, 2018 (Late); February 23, 2018 (Extended)
  • Submission Fee: $15-$30
  • Eligibility: Rooftop Films accepts submissions of any length. Submissions can be of any genre or category.  Submissions must be in English or have English subtitles and there must be a preview and screening copy available in English or with English subtitles, excepting music videos and films without dialogue.
  • Categories: Fiction Short, Fiction Feature, Documentary Short, Documentary Feature 
  • Address: 232 Third St
    Suite E-106
    Brooklyn, NY 11215
    United States 
  • Contact: submit@rooftopfilms.com   
  • Submission Information

Shorts of the Week
Filmmakers, there’s a new path emerging. One that recognizes that our industry is rapidly changing at every level from how films are funded to how they’re made and distributed. Short of the Week is where the world comes to discover this new generation of filmmakers and the stories they're telling. It's the one place built by filmmakers that can help you navigate the online world, broadcast your film to a vast online fanbase, and connect you with top industry influencers.
  • When/Where: January 11-15, 2018, Borrego Springs, CA
  • Deadline: November 9th, 2017- March 1st, 2018
  • Submission Fee: $30
  • Eligibility: Length: Films need to be 40 minutes or less. We prefer most films sit on the shorter end of that spectrum—the average film we feature is 10 minutes. The longer your film (over 15 minutes), the tougher judges we tend to be. Premiere Status: No premiere status is required, however, we give preference to films that haven’t yet premiered online. So, don’t wait to submit your film. Rights: We require films to have all necessary rights and releases secured for us to feature them. Yes, this includes music. Free to View: We only select films that are free for audiences.
  • Categories: Shorts 
  • Address: N/A 
  • Contact: help@shortoftheweek.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


ONSCREEN

Christmas Cake– Short Film
Casting "Christmas Cake," a short comedy about a young woman struggling to find herself while trying to make a name for herself in an urban competitive world.
  • Roles: Natalie (African American, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race, African Descent; 18-30; Supporting); Mom (African American, Latino/Hispanic, Ethnically Ambiguous / Mixed Race, African Descent; 35-50; Supporting); Mei (Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander; 30-55; Supporting)
  • Audition: January 2, 2018
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Shoots in January 2018 in New Jersey.
  • Union: Non-Union
  • Pay: No
  • Audition Information

Awaken- Student Film
Casting "Awaken," a student film. Synopsis: In a dystopian future, a young transgender woman, hunted by agents of a theocratic government that have declared LGBT people "enemies of the state," discovers she has mysterious powers.
  • Roles: Mya (All Ethnicities; 18-39; Lead); Hope (All Ethnicities; 8-18; Supporting); Angela (All Ethnicities; 37-51; Supporting)
  • Audition: January 2018
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Rehearses April 6, 7, and 8, 2018; shoots April 14-15, 21-22 in L.A.
  • Union: Union and Non-Union 
  • Pay: Copy, credit, and meals provided. SAG-AFTRA Student Film Agreement.
  • Audition Information

It's Fine. Don't Worry! – Short Film
Casting "It's Fine. Don't Worry!," a short thesis film and modern coming-of-age drama about consent, betrayal and making the right decision. This film unpacks the challenges of a bystander witnessing his best friend sexually assault a girl he met through a dating app.
  • Roles: Mia (All Ethnicities; 18-23; Supporting)
  • Audition: January 2018
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Rehearses Nov. 25-Jan. 12, 2018; shoots Feb. 2-4 in NYC.
  • Union: Union and Non-Union 
  • Pay:  No
  • Audition Information


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


OFFSCREEN

Video Editor/ Post Production Storyteller
TRAINOR is looking for a proactive, detail-oriented post-production storyteller with the eye and technical skills to manage all media and to collaborate to shape and enhance that media into engaging content. 
  • Position Type: Contract
  • Eligibility: Self-manager, self-thriver. You love to cut. Your imagination is your playground. You know your software...and then some: Final Cut Pro X and Final Cut Pro 7, Adobe CC Suite — Adobe Premiere, After Effects, etc., Avid Media Composer. You also do graphics and animation. You have an ear for sound and know how to enhance and mix it. You dig cameras and their workflows: RED, Canon C100, C300, Canon 5D, etc., Sony Mirrorless Digital Cameras, GoPro, your phone. And it’s a plus if you’re experienced in the following: ProTools, PluralEyes, DaVinci Resolve, MPEG Streamclip, Cyberduck
  • Application Information

Video Writer/Editor
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: 5+ years of professional experience in video writing, post producing and editing. Background in nonfiction storytelling, journalism, writing, blogging. Ability to develop, own, and follow-up on compelling stories. Expert in Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop. Motion graphics and animation experience a plus. Familiarity with shooting with the C100, C300, and Sony A7s II also a plus. Strong interest in all of Curbed's coverage areas. Ability to conceptualize and develop both new series and formats for our current programming
  • 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



FUNDING


**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
    

RESIDENCIES

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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