6/01/2018

#ScreenOpps #ScreenOppsJune18

and WomenArts present












#ScreenOpps
#ScreenOppsJune18

Submission opportunities for women in film/video.

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

Special Opportunity 

SR Socially Relevant™ Film Festival New York Submissions are now open for SRFF 2019 on Filmfreeway and WithoutaBox. The Sixth edition of the festival takes place at Cinema ViIlage March 15-21, 2019.  To date SRFF has screened 277 films from 35 countries. Submissions are made from all over the world. SRFF is a non-profit film festival designed to shine a spotlight on international and local filmmakers who raise awareness of social issues, in response to the proliferation of violence and violent forms of storytelling on screen. SRFF’s Fifth Edition launched 70 new films from 35 countries that covered a broad range of socially relevant™ stories about immigration, women and girls, human trafficking, climate change, aging, mental health, disability, social justice, homelessness, LGBTQ rights, VR/360º films and more. SRFF2019 promises to have an equally rich and interesting program of films and workshops. For more information and to find out how to submit visit the festival website. Watch the SRFF 2018 trailer here. https://youtu.be/NsIS6HzJ7vE

There is a 20% 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

Female Filmmakers Fuse Film Festival
A film festival that focuses on both emerging and established female filmmakers. Festival will take place in Pasadena California, during a three day jammed pack festival. Films that will be selected will showcase the talents of what female filmmakers can and have done!
  • When/Where: October 12-14, 2018, Los Angeles, CA
  • Deadline: July 16, 2018
  • Submission Fee: $10-$75
  • Eligibility: The only rule there is...the film must feature a female lead in the production aspect; producer, director, cinematographer and or writer. The film can have male roles in production, but the major key crew members must be female. We are currently only taking online submissions
  • Categories: Best Feature, Best Short, Best Comedy, Best Documentary, Best Drama, Best Horror, Best Romantic-Comedy, Best Web Series, Best Actress, Audience Award, Emerging Talent Award
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: femalefilmmakersfuse@gmail.com  
  • Submission Information

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

ONSCREEN

Lonely Road– Short Film
Casting the short film "Lonely Road." Synopsis: The film follows Robbie and Elizabeth after a moment that seemed as if it would be a beautiful and otherwise monumental stepping stone in the course of each others lives. But she said no… Why? Their relationship was idyllic, so why did she say no when he asked for her hand? Now what was supposed to be a romantic cross country road trip has turned into a defining upheaval of what the couple knows about themselves, each other, and calls into question the reality and ramifications of their decisions.
  • Roles: Elizabeth Carson (All Ethnicities; 20-30; Lead)
  • Audition: June 2018
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Rehearses late June; shoots early July for four days; dates dependent on actor availability.
  • Union: Non-Union
  • Pay: TBD
  • Audition Information

Delight- Short Film
Casting "Delight," a short film. Synopsis: A five-year-old lives a solitary life of delight until a granted request turns the world inside out.
  • Roles: Mother (All Ethnicities; 20-40; Supporting)
  • Audition: July 2018
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Weekend shoot in early August in the New Orleans, LA area.
  • Union: Non-Union 
  • Pay: Pays: $200 for lead role only; meals on set provided.
  • Audition Information
Unfinished Works – Feature Film
Casting "Unfinished Works." Synopsis: The story of a writer that takes place mainly in her office and in her mind. It is a quirky tale of the internal struggle of dealing with our own worst enemy; one's self. Many types and faces are needed to make this film a reality. Some of the characters living inside her head are simply named Buff Man 1 or Girl, but that doesn't diminish their significance. This is a low budget indie film, that is a passion project. We plan to enter it in the festival circuit with hopes of distribution.
  • Roles: Alecia (Caucasian; 18-26; Supporting); Aunt Kathy (Caucasian; 36-43; Supporting)
  • Audition: June 2018
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Rehearses July 5 or 6 in Manhattan; shoots July 7-18, with possible pick ups at a later date, in NYC.
  • Union: Non-Union 
  • Pay:  No
  • Audition Information


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


OFFSCREEN

Writer
NYC Post Production company seeks experienced audio description WRITER for various feature film, documentary, and TV episodic programs. Serious candidates with prior experience, command of language, & knowledge of audio description specifications only need apply. Candidates should also submit samples of their descriptive work along with resume.

Casting Assistant 
At Entertainment Partners we help to power Oscar-winning films, Emmy-winning shows, and Clio-winning commercials. Feel the satisfaction of doing work that directly impacts the most exciting industry in the world while fostering a work environment with the nimbleness of a start-up but the stability of a blue chip. EP is poised to redefine and evolve the back-office processes of the entertainment community with security at the core of what we do.
    • Position Type: Full Time
    • Eligibility: High School diploma preferred Attention to detail. Ability to multi-task Excellent communications skills. Ability to drive to sets/studios as needed (valid driving license)
    • 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 

    Videographer/Editor
    We are a small but aggressive digital production team with a big appetite. We all wear many different hats and do many different things in the world of digital production, but together we create projects that are great. Shoot To Kill NYC is currently seeking a highly capable and experienced Videographer/Editor to join our team full-time. Applicants should meet the qualifications below and follow the instructions outlined to apply.
    • Position Type: Full-time
    • Eligibility: 3+ years of professional video production experience from a Production-House and/or Agency level, or from a personal but WELL VERSED freelance level with proven track record of shooting, editing, media management, project management and storytelling capabilities •    Heavy experience shooting with DSLR video and RED Digital Cinema Cameras •    Fluent in Adobe Premiere Pro and the Adobe Creative Cloud family of applications •    Experience in Final Cut Pro Studio and FCPX •    Experience in Adobe After Effects a plus •    Ability to work on tight deadlines and keep a positive attitude while under pressure •    Experience managing video projects start to finish without direct supervision, but capable of working within a team setting under direct supervision •    Experience operating as a “one man production band” ie: You can show up, shoot, produce, direct, then bring back media and edit •    Ability to maintain and balance a schedule to meet client driven deadlines and milestones •    Ready and willing to travel for location shoots
    • 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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