5/01/2018

#ScreenOpps #ScreenOppsMay18

and WomenArts present












#ScreenOpps
#ScreenOppsMay18

Submission opportunities for women in film/video.

##Opportunities with hashtags are for selected populations.
**Opportunities starred are for women only.

Special Opportunity 

World of Women Film Fair Middle East

Presented by Straight Street Media, UAE The World of Women’s Cinema - WOW Film Fair Middle East is the first women’s short film fair that promotes and awards the talents of women directors, producers, writers, editors and cinematographers in the film industry internationally. It is an event that offers emerging and established filmmakers the opportunity to screen short works giving a thematic perspective of ... “seeing the world through the eyes of women”. Created by Women in Film and Television NSW, this is the first of its kind event in the Arab world. Committed to improving the status of women, both on and off the screen, the event aims to support and advance women working in film, TV and other related screen industries.

WOW is a unique showcase of films by women or about women, allowing for a different storytelling and giving another perspective of the world through women's eyes. Aiming to be a festival of discovery, celebration, debate, networking and an inspiration for new work – the event is a non profit project presented by Straight Street Media, a Dubai based company committed to improving the status of women, both on and off the screen, by supporting and advancing women working in the film, television and related screen industries. If you know of a special woman who you believe should be recognised for her exceptional work towards advancing women in the Arab world or in film, please send a brief email to wowmiddleeast@gmail.com along with their full name, age, nationality and reason why they deserve to win. Entries are welcomed from any sector of society.

Nominations are open until Feb 10th, 2019.

There is a 30% 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 Virginia Sweded Film Festival
The Virginia Sweded Film Festival was founded in 2016 by Myron Smith and is rapidly growing as it now approaches its third year. The Virginia Sweded Film Festival is a presentation of fast-paced, low budget remakes of classic movies. In 2016, there were nearly 200 attendees who came to the first VA Sweded Film Festival. In 2017, the event was expanded into a three day event. 2018 promises to be our biggest year yet!
  • When/Where: October 5-7, 2018, Ridgeway, VA
  • Deadline: June 1, 2018 (Regular); August 1, 2018 (Late)
  • Submission Fee: $25-$60
  • Eligibility: 1. You make the film at your own risk. 2. If making a parody of a copyrighted film, you must include a disclaimer at the beginning of your film. 3. Do not use copyrighted music in your film without permission. 4. Films that result in the harm of an animal will be disqualified. 5. You must be present at the Virginia Sweded Film Festival to be eligible for the Grand Prize. 6. Your film must be submitted on a playable DVD or a USB flash drive. Send submissions to: Myron Smith- P.O. Box 354, Ridgeway, VA 24148 7. No Entries (media or documents) will be returned. 8. The Best in Show award will be decided by audience vote. Since Myron Smith is founder of the VIrginia Sweded Film Festival, he will not be eligible for the Grand Prize. If one of his films is voted as Best in Show, he will forgo the prize and pass the Grand Prize along to the next runner-up. Actors and Actresses appearing in Myron's films will still be eligible for Best Actor or Best Actress award. 9. The completed film must be received before the Regular Deadline to be considered an Official Selection. 10. No more than 12 films will be accepted. The Virginia Sweded Film Festival has the right to deny a film submission for any reason.
  • Categories: New Films
  • Address: P. O. Box 354 Ridgeway, VA 24148 United States
  • Contact: crazedmazes@gmail.com
  • Submission Information

Bex Fantastic Film Festival
First Fantastic Festival in town of Bex (Switzerland) at Cinema Grain d'sel. Fantastic,Horror,Fantasy, Indie Short,Music Video and Full Length Films Opening 2 November 2018 Awards Ceremony 4 November 2018
  • When/Where: November 2-4, 2018, Bex, Switzerland
  • Deadline: July 1, 2018 (Regular); September 1, 2018 (Late)
  • Submission Fee: $10-$50
  • Eligibility: Worldwide Short,Music Videos and Full lenghts Films Accepted in Horror,Fantastic,Fantasy Genre All Movies selected are screened in Festival. 2 November 6 P.M Grand Opening reception Full Lenght Screened 3 November 2018 Short Movies and Music Videos Screened 4 November 2018 Retrospective Night 3 November 2018 Awards Ceremony 4 November 2018 8 P.M All movies subtitled in French,English and German Fees are not refunded
  • Categories: Full Length Film, Short Film, Music Video  
  • Address: Avenue de la gare 6 Bex, Vaud Switzerland  
  • Contact: contact@radiobellerine.ch    
  • 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


ONSCREEN

Surfacing From Society– Feature Film
Casting "Surfacing From Society," a feature-length suspense/drama film with violence and dark humor. Synopsis: The story revolves around a recently divorced female and will focus on her finding strength in herself to regain control of her life and rise, as her life spirals into a world of murder and violence. Production states: "This is a micro-budget film with basic sets and locations. We will be submitting to multiple film festivals and either find distribution or self-distribute. Locations will most likely be in Clear Lake CA and San Francisco. If we shoot in Clear Lake for more than 3 straight days we will provide you with an option of free lodging. 3 of the main actors as well as 2 of the crew are female, so the company will be paying for a multiroom vacation home rental. If you'd like to stay there you are welcome to take one of the rooms although you may have to share the room with one of your female costars, as there are 2 beds per room. Lead actor will need to attend 3 full day rehearsals and around 20 days of filming. Supporting actors will need to attend 3 days of rehearsals and around 11 days of filming. We have 2 shooting schedule options we are considering.
  • Roles: Maxine (All Ethnicities; 25-40; Lead); Jennifer (All Ethnicities; 25-40; Lead); Daisy (All Ethnicities; 23-38; Supporting)
  • Audition: May 2018
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Locations: Clear Lake CA and San Francisco. Dates: 2 options being considered. Lead: 3 full day rehearsals and around 20 days of filming Option A: We film mostly on weekends starting June 30. The only exception will be August 18-26 where we will be shooting 9 days straight. Option B: We will film for 16 days straight from August 11-27. We will also film and rehearse the 3 weekends before. Supporting Roles: 3 days of rehearsals and around 11 days of filming.
  • Union: Non-Union
  • Pay: Lead Pays: $160/day. Supporting Pays $140/day
  • Audition Information

HATE- Short Film
Production Title: HATE Non-Union Independent Short Film Posted on: 4/29/18 Shooting location: NYC-area Director: Naiyah Ambros Producer: Lianna Schwartzman Compensation: No. Meals provided. Reel footage provided. Genre: Drama Email: [Pending Approval] Synopsis: HATE is a dramatic narrative short about a Muslim woman who experiences a hate crime in a public space. The film explores complacency, social media activism, and visibility.
  • Roles: Khalila (African American, Latino/Hispanic, Middle Eastern, African Descent; 18-26; Lead)
  • Audition: May 2018
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Shooting Dates: June 2 and 3rd Auditions Dates: Online submission only Callbacks: If you’re being considered for a callback, please expect notification within 3-5 days.
  • Union: Non-Union 
  • Pay: Meals provided. Reel footage provided.
  • Audition Information

Ghost Aunt –Short Film
Casting "Ghost Aunt" (working title), a short student film. Synopsis: Amelia is a wallflower, who eventually finds her voice in a college acting class with the help of her great aunt, Tilly. The only thing is, Tilly passed away, and is still hanging around. The genres for this short film are comedy/dark comedy, drama, ghost.
  • Roles: Ameila (Caucasian; 18-25; Lead); Tilly (Caucasian; 55-75; Lead)
  • Audition: May 2018
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Rehearsal dates TBD. Looking for at least 1-2 planned rehearsals before production dates for actors to warm up to each other and the director. Shoot dates will be on Friday June 29th, Saturday June 30th and Sunday July 1st in Southern CT.
  • Union: Union and Non-Union 
  • Pay:  Compensation will be discussed once casting and budget are finalized. Travel comp will be included. SAG-AFTRA Student Film Agreement.
  • Audition Information


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


OFFSCREEN

Camera Operator/Editor
StreamSports.com provides high-quality game film to coaches, fans, players, and recruiters through an online platform.
  • Position Type: Part 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


Motion Designer
Vox Media employees thrive on innovation and change while ambitiously seeking to master their subject areas, hone their craft, and improve their communities. We help smart, talented, creative professionals make a meaningful impact in media, technology and the world around them. The Vox Media house of brands includes industry-leading media forces like SB Nation, Eater, The Verge, Vox, Curbed, Recode, Racked and Polygon, and reaches an audience of hundreds of millions, generating over a billion content views each month.
    • Position Type: Full Time
    • Eligibility: Mastery of After Effects, Premiere, Illustrator, Photoshop
      A razor sharp design sensibility & proven track record of making beautiful things
      An interest in Vox’s style of explanatory video journalism
      Data viz experience a plus
      Illustration a plus
      Experience with Cinema 4D a plus
      Documentary or journalism experience a plus
      Television experience a plus
    • 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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