2/01/2018

#ScreenOpps #ScreenOppsFeb18

and WomenArts present












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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 Citizen Jane Film Festival at Stephens College is  the midwestern partner in the fight for gender equality in the television and filmmaking industry. A four day festival each fall, Citizen Jane is so much more than a film fest.  It’s an experience designed to entertain, enlighten and energize audiences into action and encourage, engage and embolden filmmakers into continuing to ensure that women’s stories are told. The 11th annual Citizen Jane Film Festival returns to downtown Columbia, Missouri November 1-4, 2018. To celebrate the best of fiction, documentaries, and short films made by women from around the world. The 
Citizen Jane Film Festival is one of those weekends you won't want to miss. 

Citizen Jane Film Festival is currently accepting submissions in all categories.  You can learn more on our 


There is a 75% discount off the submission fee for #ScreenOpps subscribers! Don't forget to email specialoppscode@gmail.com to get the special code for this month's Special Opportunity!


Film Festivals

The Writer's Lab
For women screenwriters over the age of 40. . . An intensive four-day script development retreat for narrative features. . . September 25 - 29, 2018, at Wiawaka, on Lake George, NY.. . . Now accepting international English-language script submissions. 
  • When/Where: September 25-29, 2018, Wiawaka on Lake George, NY
  • Deadline: February 28, 2018
  • Submission Fee: $55, Member Fee $35
  • Eligibility: The Writers Lab seeks a broad selection of screenplays, across all genres of fiction, from all racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural groups. Submissions must be full-length narrative screenplays, in English. Applicants must identify as female and be born on or prior to February 28, 1978. 
  • Categories: Narrative Features
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: contact@thewriterslab.nyc        
  • 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

Happy Birthday– Student Film
Casting “Happy Birthday” is a student semester short film, 8-10 minutes, taking place in a hotel in Queens. Synopsis: Grace embezzles her granddaughter’s photo to post on the dating site, for seeking a guy sex with her as a birthday gift... ”Theme: If you think the birthday is a happy thing, then you do not grow old enough."
  • Roles: Grace (Caucasian; 60-70; Lead); Ally (Caucasian; 15-19; Lead)
  • Audition: February 2018
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Shoots around Feb. 13-20 in Queens NYC.
  • Union: Union and Non-Union
  • Pay: Transportation reimbursement and meals provided. SAG-AFTRA Student Film Agreement
  • Audition Information

Now or Never- Student Film
Casting "Now or Never," a short student film that tells a heartfelt story about a man who is still trying to cope with the loss of his wife.
  • Roles: Margret (All Ethnicities; 60+; Supporting)
  • Audition: February 2018
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Rehearses and shoots weekend in March in north New Jersey.
  • Union: Non-Union 
  • Pay: $150 flat for main characters, plus travel, credit, and meals. Extras will receive credit and meals. Copy available upon request.
  • Audition Information

The Decision – Student Film
Casting "The Decision," a short student film based on the life of a young woman who has to chose between love and her future.
  • Roles: Dayo (African American; 26-30; Lead)
  • Audition: February 2018
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Shoots Feb. 17 & 18 in NYC.
  • Union: Non-Union 
  • Pay:  No
  • Audition Information


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


OFFSCREEN

Assistant Editor
Osmosis Films is seeking an assistant video editor with experience across short- and long-form documentary video content. Ideal candidates possess strong storytelling ability, curiosity and interest in a wide range of organizations and industries, and an impressive ability to utilize music, narration, and graphics to creatively elevate their work.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Eligibility: At least two years of relevant experience, including experience with integrating video and visual effects/motion graphics. Standouts will also have experience with Adobe After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator. Understanding of codecs, raw video file formats, exporting, transcoding and compression techniques. Proficient in project setup, archiving video, delivery, and managing digital media assets. Experience with servers
  • 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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