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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 

Bluestocking Film Series

Taking place annually in the summer in beautiful Portland, Maine, Bluestocking Film Festival is an exclusive showcase for high-quality, provocative short fiction films featuring complex female protagonists driving the story and leading the action. All short film submissions *must have a female main character* and also *pass the Bechdel-Wallace Test* (include at least 2 or more female characters who talk to each other about something other than a man). There are NO exceptions to these rules!
For its 8th season, Bluestocking returns to Maine and will premiere two nights of female-driven short films on Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4, 2018. After that, 8 selected films from the 2018 film slate will hit the road to reach new audiences and to build capacity with lovers of great female-driven films, wherever they may be. With every screening since 2011, Bluestocking proves that audiences love a good story no matter what the lead character's gender is. Submit your film exclusively on Film Freeway.

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Film Festivals

Kino Short Film Festival
The Kino Short Film Festival celebrates the art of short filmmaking by independent and student filmmakers in the Pacific Northwest each spring in Moscow, Idaho. The festival is supported by the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, the University of Idaho and local Sponsors. We only accept work created by filmmakers from Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Washington. The Kino Short Film Festival supplies a venue for independent and student filmmakers to share their work with an audience. Films ten minutes or less in any genre are accepted: narrative, documentary, animation, music videos, experimental. 
  • When/Where: May 4-5, 2018, Moscow, ID
  • Deadline: April 20, 2018
  • Submission Fee: $10-$20
  • Eligibility: We ONLY accept films made by filmmakers from IDAHO, MONTANA, OREGON and WASHINGTON and that are ten minutes of less in length. PLEASE, NO INTERNATIONAL OR UNQUALIFIED SUBMISSIONS. 
  • Categories: Short Films
  • Address: 875 Perimeter Drive MS 3178 Univesity of Idaho School of Journalism and Mass Media Moscow, ID 83844-3178 United States
  • Contact: deniseb@uidaho.edu 
  • 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

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


Love, God & Tattoos– Film
When a horrible car accident leaves an innocent teenager homeless, she sets on a path to get closer to God. But first, she must survive the mean streets of Los Angeles!
  • Roles: Alcatraz (Latino/Hispanic; 15-17; Lead); Kuriko (Asian; 18-20; Supporting); Nurse Anne (All Ethnicities; 30-50; Supporting); Shirley Woods (African American; 45-90; Supporting)
  • Audition: April 2018
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Rehearses in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in late spring 2018
  • Union: Non-Union
  • Pay: No
  • Audition Information

Spatz- Scripted Film
Casting "Spatz", an original web series. Project description: "Spatz is an original webisode that challenges the human spirit to confront our everyday issues expressed through acting, song, or dance. The dialogues address experiences with marital, infidelity, family, economic, societal, racism, class perceptions, and political issues. Webisodes will be full of drama that would speak to the hearts and minds of people dealing with life itself. No topic is off limits. You will delve into the lives of six individuals as they tackle these challenges head-on."
  • Roles: All Roles (All Ethnicities; 18+)
  • Audition: April 2018
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Shoots in Sacramento, CA
  • Union: Non-Union 
  • Pay: Stipend
  • Audition Information

The Woods –TV
Rinky Dink Productions is cast for their pilot episode of the Amazon Prime series "Tales Often Told" The pilot episode, "The Woods", tells the story of a young boy who's abandoned in the woods and must find the inner strength to save himself.
  • Roles: Mother (All Ethnicities; 25-35; Supporting)
  • Audition: April 2018
  • Shoot Dates/Location: June 9th-14th in Royal Palm Beach, Florida
  • Union: Non-Union 
  • Pay:  No
  • Audition Information

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


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


**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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