9/04/2018

#ScreenOpps #ScreenOppsSept18

and WomenArts present












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#ScreenOppsSept18

Submission opportunities for women in film/video.

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

Special Opportunity 

The 6th annual ME Film Festival will showcase filmmaking talents from more than 40 countries over six days. Located in the heart of central Georgia, the ME Film Festival sets itself apart by creating an intimate atmosphere between other filmmakers and industry professionals, fostering unique and worthwhile networking opportunities you’re unlikely to receive anywhere else.

The industry panels we offer are wide-ranging, providing experienced insight into craft building, crowdfunding, and social issues in the film industry. Past panelist have included actors Scott Takeda (Gone Girl, Everything Must Go) and April Billingsley (The Walking Dead, The Vampire Diaries), industry Executive John Heinsen (VP of New Media, Producers Guild of America), and writer Jesse Zwick (Parenthood, About Alex). Our keynote speakers have included Academy Award Nominated producers Cathleen Sutherland (Boyhood) and Rachel Winters (Dallas Buyers Club).

The ME Film Festival is open to seasoned veterans and first-time filmmakers alike, as we curate only the best stories from hundreds of submissions. Our categories include drama, comedy, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and documentary, as well as short and feature length screenwriting competitions, with winners honored at our red carpet award ceremony.

We pride ourselves on the southern hospitality we provide for our filmmakers, which is why so many filmmakers come back each year, while also achieving success at other festivals stateside and abroad. Submit your film, and be a part of a fast-growing and friendly filmmaking community! https://filmfreeway.com/MEFilmFestival

There is a 40% 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

Les Femmes Underground Film Festival 
The International Les Femmes Underground is a film festival centred on the subversive, unique, and innovative. LEFUFF, showcases artists from all walks of life creating work which redefines the manner in which women are represented in mainstream cinema. Making its debut in 2016, Les Femmes Underground is premiering in Los Angeles as the first ever traveling women’s underground film festival. Les Femmes Underground was created as a response to the decline of feminist icons and role models in the media. As feminists, we believe it is our responsibility to empower new generations of young women to generate work which breaks away from society’s gendered roles. Les Femmes Underground seeks to premier first time under-represented emerging feminist film-makers and artists.
  • When/Where: September 1, 2019, Los Angeles, CA
  • Deadline: February 15, 2019 (Earlybird); May 15, 2019 (Regular); June 15, 2019 (Late); August 3, 2019 (Extended)
  • Submission Fee: $20-$50
  • Eligibility: Films must be produced, directed, edited or written by a woman. Films by men are accepted but they must be about women's social, economical, geographical, political or health issues. LEFUFF reserves the right to determine whether a film qualifies for this exception. All non-English language films must have English subtitles or dubbed in English. First and second time directors encouraged. Productions must be independently produced, with the maker retaining complete editorial control and copyright. Productions must have been completed after January 1, 2011, and must not have been publicly screened in Los Angeles. Selected works can be screened from 16mm or Quicktime file.
  • Categories: Narrative Short, Narrative Feature, Documentary, Animation, Virtual Reality, Experimental Animation, Experimental Short, Experimental Feature, Music Video, Webseries, Student 1 min films, Trailers, Screenplay/Screenwriting, TV Pilot Scripts
  • Contact: lefemmeunderground@gmail.com
  • Submission Information

Women Who Write In Film 
We are Women Who Write in Film and our goal is to be the world’s foremost screenwriting competition for women. We want to support female writers and producers of all shapes and sizes, but we don’t just want to support female writers. We want to be a springboard for your success. We want to forge a festival that will discover and recognize the best emerging female talent and the most original female voices from around the world. We will go to the ends of the Earth to find the best new female talent and then do whatever it takes to put the top new female screenwriters firmly on the entertainment industry’s radar by designating them as finalists and winners in the Women Who Write in Film Screenwriting Competition.
  • When/Where: May 31, 2019, Hollywood, CA
  • Deadline: August 23, 2018 (Regular), September 20, 2018 (Extended Regular), November 15 ,2018 (Extended Standard), December 13, 2018 (Late), January 17, 2019 (Extended Late), Febraury 14, 2019 (Extended Late)
  • Submission Fee: $45-$65
  • Eligibility: We only accept submissions electronically. There is no limit to the length of the scripts you submit and they can be in script or treatment form. There is no limit to the number of projects you may submit. Scripts must be written in English and can be in any film or television genre. Entrants are prohibited from contacting the judges during the competition. Entry fees are non refundable and contest is void where prohibited by law. Employees and family members of the film festival are not eligible. Entrants must be 18 years or older to enter the contest.
  • Categories: Films by Women
  • Contact: wwwinfilm@gmail.com
  • Submission Information

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



ONSCREEN

Karaoke Superstar– Short Film
A teenage Asian-American fangirl gets the chance to meet the superstar of her dreams. This production will be a Senior Thesis film at Wesleyan University.
  • Roles: Maggie (Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander; 16-18; Lead); Serena (Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander; 24-35; Lead); Ma (Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian / Pacific Islander; 45-55; Supporting)
  • Audition: September 2018
  • Shoot Dates/Location: TBD (1-2 weekends in October/November, with potential rehearsal dates beforehand).
  • Union: Union and Non-Union
  • Pay: No
  • Audition Information

Innocence- Short Film
Innocence tells the story of Kate, a young girl who has spent her entire life locked away in a room by her father, who through his own obsessions believes that is the only way he can properly keep her safe from the dangers of the outside world. The film delves into the psyche of Kate, and explores the mentality of an individual who has never had any contact with the outside world.
  • Roles: Kate (All Ethnicities; 17-21; Lead)
  • Audition: September 2018
  • Shoot Dates/Location: The shoot will take place on the 8th and 9th of September.
  • Union: Union and Non-Union
  • Pay: Yes
  • Audition Information

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


OFFSCREEN

Production Assistant
The Production department Production Assistant (PA) plays a key role in the Production Team. The role requires sustained energy, time management, and multitasking. Over the course of consecutive days for two and a half weeks, the PA’s responsibilities cover simultaneous screenings and special events within the festival. The PA will work closely with the Production Coordinator to provide production support to all NYFF teams.
  • Position Type: Part Time
  • Eligibility: Assisting the Production Coordinator with delivery and inventory tracking of all partnership, special event, and marketing items; Assisting in the tracking of the delivery and venue dispatching timelines; Supporting the Production Coordinator with storage management; Supporting and assisting with any red carpet/production builds, stagehand operations, and front of house show flows at various festival venues; Assisting the Production Coordinator in all load in, load out and production setup of all festival venues; Providing production support to all red carpet activations and venue operational flows; Check in/ check out and briefing of Production volunteers; Maintaining walkie sign in and sign out; •    Preparing venue packets and festival reference materials for onsite use; Representing the Production team at meetings where required; Adhere to NYFF, FSLC, and LCPA venue policies and restrictions; •    May be asked to assist with merchandise inventory and movement between and within festival venues; Supports the general deliverables of the Operations and Production team; Will comply with FSLC internal policies and procedures; Complete mandatory post-festival exit interview and wrap questionnaire with line manager.
  • 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 

    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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