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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 

Special Opps will continue again in September, but please watch this space (and our website) for upcoming info on Submissions. 

Film Festivals

World of Women Film Fair Middle East
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.

Equinox Women’s Film Festival
Equinox Women’s Film Festival is a collection of films showcasing women. Our first year festival was an overwhelming success and we are excited for our 5th festival! We are hoping to achieve even greater success this year! We are selecting films that were directed, and/or written by women, and would like the films to be highlighting a woman's story. Equinox Women’s Film Festival is the first festival created in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. The 5th annual Equinox will take place in The Glenn Massay Theater, our state of the art theater.
  • When/Where: March 20, 2019, Palmer, AK
  • Deadline: February 1, 2019
  • Submission Fee: $15
  • Eligibility: Equinox accepts films and video of all lengths and genres: experimental, narrative, documentary, animation, and whatever else you can think of. We also accept pieces produced in any year. All submissions must be directed and or written by a women, preferably highlighting a woman’s story. All films must be under 40min in length. Animation film submission fee can be waived, contact us for more information.
  • Categories: Women’s Film, Full Length, Short Film, Documentary, Animation, Experimental, Narrative, Open
  • Contact: gmt@matsu.alaska.edu  
  • Submission Information

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


Beings Want to Be Jagged– Short Film
Casting "Beings Want to Be Jagged," a short film. Synopsis: Stella and Henriette are at the end of their relationship. They’ve come to realize it was mostly built on Henriette looking up to Stella as a strong presence to guide Henriette in being open about her sexuality. Stella is skeptical Henriette is a “real lesbian” and wants Henriette to find a man to take care of her, and she wants her independence back. Henriette is attracted to men; Stella is not in any way, shape, or form. They are models on a trip; Henriette sets up a shoot na├»vely with a friend of an acquaintance and Stella is too frustrated to be more diligent. They begin using the photographer’s hotel room as a way to avoid each other on their shoot date, each talking to him about problems and he’s emotionally intelligent and available, not judgmental. Stella exits the vacation altogether without saying goodbye to Henriette, leaving her to do the shoot alone.
  • Roles: Stella (All Ethnicities; 25-45; Supporting); Henriette (All Ethnicities; 20-35; Supporting)
  • Audition: July 2018
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Shoots in July in Rockaway, NJ beginning July or August.
  • Union: Union and Non-Union
  • Pay: $300/day for roles of Sam and Henriette. Pays: $100/day for role of Stella. All travel and meals compensated. Film will stream on IMDb.com. Film contains nudity for roles of Sam and Henriette. SAG-AFTRA Production ID: 00303352.
  • Audition Information

There’s Something Here- Short Film
A couple are planning their evening, when Sydney thinks that she sees something. They agree it was nothing, until a killer clown appears. The reasoning behind the clown killing might be something beyond what either of them thought. Filming is in NJ with easy access by public transportation from NYC.
  • Roles: Sydney (All Ethnicities; 25-34; Lead)
  • Audition: July 2018
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Filming in Northern NJ 7/3 during the day. Must be available 12-6pm
  • Union: Non-Union 
  • Pay: Credit
  • Audition Information

The Newcomer – Short Film
Casting "The Newcomer" an independent short centering around Howard, a struggling addict, who finds himself trapped at a 12-step meeting, as he grapples to find a way out before losing his mind.
  • Roles: Michelle (All Ethnicities; 20-35; Supporting)
  • Audition: July 2018
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Rehearses in Astoria, Queens during late July-early August; shoots on Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19.
  • Union: Union and Non-Union 
  • Pay:  No pay but travel and meals provided.
  • Audition Information

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


Film Assistant
The Film Assistant (FA) is primarily responsible for assisting the Deputy Director of Film (DDF) in every aspect of Japan Society Film’s (JS Film) programming and operations. FA’s most important duties include: overseeing outreach and promotional efforts in order to maximize the impact of JS Film events; coordinating the production of print and online promotional materials; assisting the DDF in Japanese language communications; handling entire process from grant writing to submission of application and reports to grant-makers in Japan; translating documents between English and Japanese as necessary. Other duties include: overseeing logistics for the accommodation of invited guest speakers; tracking expenses and revenue; compiling data towards the production of analytical reports, recruiting, training and supervising JS Film interns and volunteers; maintaining Raiser’s Edge and updating contacts; handling public and professional film-related inquiries; maintaining JS Film’s digital and physical in-house archives. 
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Eligibility: Experience program planning, fundraising, production, marketing and promotion
  • Application Information

Studio Assistant 
Slate Studios is seeking an energetic and self motivated Studio Assistant responsible for supporting studio operations, equipment handling, rental and studio maintenance on the night crew in a high traffic studio and rental facility. The Studio Assistant will work in coordination with the Studio Manager in ensuring standard operating practices are being performed.
    • Position Type: Full Time
    • Eligibility: 1 year experience in photo, tv, film industry. Knowledge of grip, electrical, lighting, and digital equipment. Must be able to adopt and deal with a fast paced environment. Patience, reliability, intuitive sense of what needs to be done. Strong focus and attention to detail. Attention to customer service and how all areas of production work towards achieving a high customer perception. Must be currently in college of having had obtained a college degree
    • 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 

    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


    **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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