#StageOpps #StageOppsDec19

and WomenArts present

Submission opportunities for women in theatre.

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


Check back next month for more Special Opps!


The People’s Improv Theatre takes open submissions year round for theatre, stand-up, sketch comedy, performance art, dance, improv troupes etc. 
  • When/Where: New York City
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Must be between 45-75 min
  • Categories: New Works, dance, theatre, improv, comedy
  • Address: 123 e24th st, New York, NY 10010
  • Contact: info@thepit-nyc.com
VLT’s 2020 Annual New Works Competition
Win the chance to get your play produced by LVLT this season! Accepting submissions until December 31st, 2019
  • When/Where: 2020 in Las Vegas, NV
  • Deadline: December 31, 2019
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: 1. All plays must be full length (90 minutes or more). No musicals please.
    2. Plays must have no more than 8 actors– doubling characters is allowed
    3. The set must be simple or representational.
    4. Ideally looking for subject matter that will appeal to an age range of 18 – 30.
    5. Seeking new plays that have not been professionally produced or published.
    6. Plays will be screened by the competition committee. The top 5 will be submitted to the judges.
    7. Prizes – 1st prize = Production of the play in the Fischer Black Box in May plus $150
    2nd prize = $75
    3rd prize = $50
    8. Contestants must sign a release form (application) to authorize production
    9. Scripts cannot be returned
    10. Materials that are adapted from or otherwise derived from copyrighted source material must also submit permission to use the material at the time of submission.
  • Categories: New Works
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: info@LVLT.org
Freshwater Theatre
Freshwater Theatre prides itself on constantly working with new artists, expanding our family. We’re always on the lookout for new scripts and new technical artists to work with.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
    Eligibility: While we certainly are interested in world premieres of new plays, we also are very interested in second and third productions of new works, as we believe this to be the key to finding the works that will propel theater into the future.
    We will only respond to playwright submissions for plays that come into serious consideration for future production. We cannot give any specific time frame on if/when a response will be given.
  • Categories: New Plays
  • Contact: info@freshwatertheatre.com
Now calling all playwrights: Here’s a chance to have your play live on a New York City Stage!  Submit your work to the Summerfest 2020 festival competition. Accepting plays and musicals of all genres between 5-90 minutes in length.  New York Theater Festival has been a haven for playwrights for 17 seasons—Read below to find out why!
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
    Eligibility: Submissions Accepted from a 30-mile radius outside of Manhattan and only run if the entire cast and crew are from New York City. Plays are considered on a first-come first-served basis. The earlier you submit, the better your chances are of having your script invited to the festival.  Each applicant is fully responsible for all elements of their production, including directing, casting, stage-managing. We know exactly what you need to make your show a success and we welcome you into our community of playwrights and theater innovators
  • Categories: Short plays, full length,one act
  • Contact: NYsummerfest@gmail.com


Live & In Color
Live & In Color is looking for playwrights, composers, and lyricists of color and/or other underrepresented communities interested in developing their new musical or play. The work must be able to be performed with a multiethnic cast. The winning musical submission will have a two-week workshop this fall at The Bingham Camp in Salem, Connecticut culminating in a staged presentation to an invited audience. The winning play submission will have a one-week development period this fall at The Bingham Camp in Salem, Connecticut culminating in a reading for an invited audience.
When/Where: Sept 2020, Salem, CT
  • Deadline: Submissions due March 1st, 2020. Extension of March 7th for Coalition Readers
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility:
      • The musical must be able to be performed with no more than 8 actors, although preference will be given to smaller casts. 
    • PLAYS
      • The play must be able to be performed with no more than 5 actors. 
  • Categories: New Works, Plays, Musicals
  • Address: Dennis@theatreincolor.org
  • Contact: info@theatreincolor.org
Ensemble Studio Theatre/Sloan Project 
The EST/Sloan Project commissions, develops and presents new works delving into how we view and are affected by the scientific world. These plays examine the struggles and challenges scientists and engineers face from moral issues to the consequences of their discoveries.
  • When/Where: 2020, New York
  • Deadline: Writers interested in EST/Sloan Project commissions are invited to learn more at the annual Cultivation Event on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at EST (545 W 52nd Street). The event is free, and any playwright interested in developing a play about science or technology is encouraged to attend for a free-wheeling, far-ranging discussion between scientists and playwrights about science, storytelling, and what makes plays work.Any writer who attends the Cultivation Event will receive a deadline extension of January 2, 2020.
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: The EST/Sloan Project is open to a broad range of topics related to the issues, people, ideas, processes, leading-edge discoveries, inventions, and/or history of the "hard" sciences and technology.
  • Categories: New Works
  • Address: EST/Sloan Project
    • 549 West 52nd St. 
      New York, NY 10019
  • Contact: sloanproject@ensemblestudiotheatre.org
She ATL Summer Theater Festival
The inaugural She ATL Summer Theater Festival is produced by SheNYC Arts, and will accept 3-4 full-length plays and musicals by women-identifying writers who reside in Georgia.                                       
  • Deadline: December 15
  • Application Fee: None
  • Eligibility:You must have a show that is written by a woman-identifying writer or a team that is at least 50% women. It can be a play, musical, one woman show, or an adaptation of an old work. It must be full-length, or a series of short plays by the same author that will fill a full-length slot. At least one of the authors must reside in the state of Georgia.
  • Categories: Full length or series of short plays
  • Contact: info@shenycarts.org
Sundog Theatre’s  Scenes From The Staten Island Ferry 2020
Sundog Theatre’s 18th annual presentation of new and original one-act plays about our favorite boats, the Staten Island Ferries. 
  • When:Presentations will take place Feburary/March of 2020
  • Deadline: Postmarked by Dec 31st 2019; No Electronic Submissions accepted
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Original plays not previously produced or published, with a signed note affirming it. 
    • 10-30 minutes in length and set on the Staten Island Ferry. 
    • Set in contemporary period. Priority is given to plays with 2 characters, however, 3-character plays will be considered.
    • No special set pieces other than benches or railings found on the Ferry, limited/easily accessible props, and no special sound/lighting.
    • Avoid overt/unnecessary sexual/violence situations and language since we cater to a broad audience.
    • No musicals, long monologues, poetry, rants, or verse.
    • Humor is appreciated.
  • Categories: One-Act Plays
  • Address:Sundog Theatre “Scenes 2020” PO Box 183 Staten Island, NY 10301
  • Contact: ferry@sundogtheatre.org Susan Fenley, Producer
Panglossian Productions
What are you working on?  What are you excited about?  What would you like to discuss and develop with a creative team?  Bring it on. Panglossian is seeking new full-length plays for our new global/local developmental reading series, Plays in Progress. We work with writers across the globe to develop work locally here in Williamsburg. Selected playwrights will discuss their goals for the script with our staff, attend one or two discussion/rehearsals, and participate in a public reading, which will be streamed online. Writers who are not local may participate virtually over Skype.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Playwrights at different stages in their careers who share our sense of daring and passion, and a desire to develop their work in a collaborative, supportive setting. Plays that show muscular language and strong theatricality and that say something universal in a unique way. While we are open to any genre, we would love to receive more comedic full-lengths and smart plays for young audiences.
  • Categories: New Plays
  • Contact: literary@panglossian.org
Playwrights Horizons
Playwrights Horizons accepts unsolicited manuscripts of full-length, original plays by living American writers. As a writers’ theater who believes there are as many distinctive styles and voices as there are playwrights, we remain open to as wide a range of plays — and approaches to playwriting — as possible. We are looking for idiosyncratic, accomplished, original theatrical voices.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: We don't consider synopses and dialogue samples and will not respond to them. We also don't accept unsolicited scripts via email.
    Due to the small size of our staff and the sheer number of scripts we receive, we’re not able to respond personally to every play, or to offer feedback. If we’re interested in pursuing a conversation about your play after reading it, you’ll hear from us in about six months.
    Play submissions should be sent in care of the Literary Office. Musical submissions (script and CD) should be sent to the attention of Kent Nicholson, Musical Theater Producing Associate.
  • Categories: New Works
  • Contact: Playwrights Horizons
    416 West 42 Street
    New York, NY 10036
Urban Stages Emerging Playwright Award
Our $500 Emerging Playwright Award (coupled with press coverage) is given to playwrights who show excellence and dedication throughout this process – from development to the stage. Out of hundreds of submissions a year, we select 15-20 plays for readings. From these, we select 1-3 plays annually to go on to our workshopping phase. Our workshops are meant to prepare a play for our Off-Broadway stage. From our workshops, we select 1-2 plays for full productions, complete with a playwright’s contract and compensation (separate from the award).                                      
  • Deadline: Submissions are ongoing.
  • Application Fee: None
  • Eligibility: Plays may have been developed or produced elsewhere, but never produced in New York City. Plays from overseas and throughout the US are accepted and considered, but special attention will be given to playwrights who live in or near New York.
  • Categories: Full Length Plays
  • Contact: (212) 421-1380


Midsummer Night’s Dream
Folger Theatre practices non-traditional casting. We encourage people of every race, ethnicity, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, and physical ability to audition, EOE.All actors need to be excellent with Shakespearean language. This play will be performed with the actors’ natural accents. Roles may be doubled.
Folger Theatre, Washington, DC 
Freedom Rider EPA
EPA seeking the following, actors of all ethnicities encouraged to audition.
Joan Carter, white female from Compton, Ca. College student
Jennifer Allen – 17, black female from Detroit. High school senior.
Angela – 19, black female from Philadelphia. 
Arizona Broadway Theatre Seeks Performers
Arizona Broadway Theatre will be holding auditions for its current season December 4, 2019 through December 6, 2019.  All auditions are by approved appointment only. Equity and non-Equity performers will be considered for appointments.  
For more Onstage opportunities, visit Backstage.com; ActorsAccess.com; and Playbill.com.


Story Pirates Administrative Associate
Story Pirates is a media organization that celebrates the words and ideas of young people. It produces one of the top podcasts for families, a live national tour, a series of critically acclaimed books, and education programs in schools in New York and Los Angeles. Story Pirates Changemakers, the non-profit arm of Story Pirates, is dedicated to providing affordable performance in NYC, and arts education programming for children in Title I schools and children and families facing homelessness and the foster care system. 
  • Position Type: Part Time, Permanent 
  • Eligibility:  
  • Bachelor’s degree and 2-3 years of experience in arts administration or bookkeeping
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with a variety of stakeholders to achieve agreed goals
  • Professional writing skills
  • IT literate with knowledge of Google Drive and Quickbooks Online
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills when working with people from different disciplines and backgrounds
  • Ability to prioritize tasks
  • Goal-oriented and highly motivated
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Outstanding organizational ability
  • The ability to work with maturity and a sense of humor

Production Carpenter Hudson Valley Shakespeare
The Production Carpenter works closely with the Facilities Manager, Props Master and other members of the Production Staff to build, load-in, run, and load-out all three mainstage productions in our 2020 Season.  This position reports to the Director of Production.
  • Position Type: Full Time, Temporary
  • Eligibility:  
  • Demonstrated skills of theatrical carpentry, welding, rigging, automation, knot-tying, soft goods, scenic props, basic scenic paints. 
  •  Working knowledge of theatrical rigging practices and chain motor rigging 
  • Complete understanding of backstage etiquette. A good working knowledge of technical theatre practices 
  • Valid Drivers’ license and clean DMV record. 
  • This position is physical in nature and required to work outdoors. The ability to climb ladders, lifts, reach above head. Ability to bend, kneel, stoop, push, pull and lift up to 75 pounds and work outside, exposed to the elements. 
  • This Production Carpenter is required to be in residence in the Hudson Valley from May through September.  Housing and transportation are provided. 
An American In Paris Company Manager
Big League Productions Inc., a veteran producer of national and international tours, is seeking an experienced Company Manager for the upcoming tour of An American Paris. The Company Manager will be primary point of contact for all employees traveling with the tour and will be responsible for a variety of tasks in finance, human resources and general administration. 
  • Position Type: Full Time, Temporary
  • Eligibility: Strong leadership skills, exemplary communicative abilities, positive attitude, and grace under fire are a must. A love for musical theatre is a plus. Those without previous touring & settlement experience need not apply. Salary commensurate with experience.
Signature Theatre Teaching Artist
Signature Theatre is looking for experienced, sensitive and innovative teaching artists for satellite Signature in the Schools workshops in Northern Virginia schools. Teaching artists will use theatrical skills to prepare high school students from a wide variety of classroom settings attending field trip performances of the 2019-20 Signature in the Schools production, which explores what it means to be a citizen and the power of the vote in America.
  • Position Type: Part Time, Temporary
  • Eligibility:  Applicants should have experience teaching theatre and should feel confident in their abilities to teach other subjects (particularly history and sociology) through theatrical skills. We do not expect teaching artists to be experts in the subject matter but teaching artists should feel confident in their ability to learn the subject matter and to teach it effectively. All teaching artists will receive training on subject matter and prepared lesson materials before teaching any workshops.

Associate Director for the Willmar Project
The Neighborhood Theatre Project is seeking a passionate and driven artist to join our team in the role of Associate Director. Seeking candidates that identify as femme, female and/or non-binary, and as a person of color. 
  • Position Type: Part Time, Temporary
  • Eligibility: 
    • You are committed to an equitable and inclusive community 
    • You have experience in directing, devising and new work development  
    • You have strong collaboration skills and a passion for collaborating within large groups 
    • You have strong interpersonal skills  
    • You have administrative experience, preferably in an arts-based setting  
    • You have strong planning and organizational skills 
    • You have strong written and oral communication skills  
    • You have a working knowledge of Google Drive 
    • You have a passion for and interest in The Neighborhood Theatre Project’s mission and The Willmar Project production 
NETworks Production Manager
We are looking for a highly efficient and technically skilled Production Manager. The Production Manager will manage 3-4 tours per year, and must have excellent communication skills. The PM is responsible for realizing the vision of the creative team including the Executive Producer, Director, Choreographer, and Designers. The PM hires, manages, and oversees all production staff and production elements for assigned tours. The PM must maintain a high level of artistic integrity while meeting the budget and schedule requirements and ensuring a safe and healthy work environment for all artistic and production personnel. Additionally, the PM collaborates with the Senior Director of Production Management and other Production Department members to develop ongoing training and development systems, as well as department operational procedures and processes. Success in the role requires people skills, the ability to work under pressure and handle multiple projects simultaneously, attention to detail, a deep passion for theatre, and the ability to work independently while communicating effectively within the organization, with creative teams, and partners. 
  • Position Type: Full Time Permanent
  • Eligibility:
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience as a production manager in a theatrical environment.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Must be able to collaborate with multiple personalities and types of positions (e.g. Director, Producer, technicians, etc.)
  • Computer proficiency and experience with Word, Excel and Adobe is a must.
  • Understand basic accounting terms and practices. Business math and finance knowledge a plus and proficiency with spreadsheets using complex formulas.
  • Must have experience managing people to obtain desired outcomes using appropriate communication.
  • Extreme attention to detail.
  • Must have experience working with CAD or Vectorworks.
  • Must be familiar with standard office equipment to perform necessary job functions: computer, printer/scanner/fax etc.

The Eric H. Weinberger Award for Emerging Librettists
The Eric H. Weinberger Award for Emerging Librettists is a juried cash and production grant given annually to support the early work and career of a deserving musical theatre librettist. It commemorates the life and work of playwright/librettist Eric H. Weinberger (1950-2017), who was a Drama Desk Award nominee for Best Book of a Musical (Wanda’s World), and the playwright/librettist of Class Mothers ’68, which earned Pricilla Lopez a Drama Desk Award nomination.
  • Deadline: November 29, 2019
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Be a full-length show (at least 80 minutes)
  • Have no more than seven actors  (actors may play multiple roles)
  • Be complete and ready for readings, workshops and/or productions
  • Have a demo that is an accurate representation of the music and style of the show (at least five songs)
  • Have full underlying rights clearance of any pre-existing material used in the script (music, source material, etc.)
  • Not have had a full production or be published in any way, even if with a different name.
  • Address: N/A
SubletSeries@HERE Program
This creative curated rental program has allowed many upstart companies and emerging artists to realize their full artistic vision on a small budget. The program provides subsidized performance and rehearsal space, technical assistance, and administrative support, including a fully staffed box office. SubletSeries@HERE artists can also access equipment that is not typically available in venues our size such as video projectors, wireless microphones, color scrollers—all for free or at subsidized rates. We accept applications from artists all over the world for the opportunity to show work.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Independent Artists and Groups
  • Address: HERE 145 Sixth Ave. New York, NY 10013
  • Contact: 212.647.0202
Annenberg Foundation
The Annenberg Foundation does most of their funding in the arts, culture, and humanities to organizations in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernadino, and Ventura. The Annenberg Foundation's arts and humanities grants are available to agencies that serve the greater Los Angeles region, typically with budgets over $5 million.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Arts, culture, and humanities in greater Los Angeles region
  • Address: 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1000S
    Los Angeles, CA 9006


ARTErra is a private structure of incentive for artistic creation which aims to facilitate encounters between different artists and aesthetic disciplines. ARTERRA is strongly committed to offering the residents a cheerful and productive stay. Because of that, partnerships have been established with several partners such as the Municipality of Tondela and Lob√£o da Beira and many others crafters, schools and artists.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • When: 1 week- 6 months
  • Eligibility: Curriculum Vitae; and Bio, Portfolio, videos, photos , music; Description of the project to be undertaken at ARTERRA, including the project’s objectives, needs and expectations of residence ,work methodologies, and all the details necessary to understand the proposal
  • Address: N/A
Artcroft Center for Arts and Humanities
Residencies of an average of 2-8 weeks for visual artists, writers, actors, and performance artists. Residency provides housing, studio, and meals; artist responsible residency fee ($40/day), deposit (10% of residency fee), travel, materials, and local transportation.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: $25
  • When: 2-8 weeks
  • Eligibility: Residencies are available to established and emerging visual and literary artists 18 years of age and older without regard for race, gender, sexual orientation, or religion.
  • Address: Artcroft Center for Arts and Humanities
    2075 Johnson Rd.
    Carlisle, KY 40311


#ScreenOpps #ScreenOppsDec19

and WomenArts present

Submission opportunities for women in film/video.

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

Special Opportunity 

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Film Festivals

Manhattan Short Film Festival 
During one week of the year over 100,000 film-lovers gather in over 400 Cinemas across 6 Continents to view and vote on the Finalists Films' in the 23rd Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival - MANHATTAN SHORT is more than just one of the largest short film festivals in the world....it's the World's First Global Film Festival.
  • When/Where:April 2 – 5, 2020 in Durham, NC
  • Deadline:  December 31st (Early Bird)
  • Application Fee: $35-$75
  • Eligibility: Films Must Be 20 Minutes and Under in Length. For pre screening selection purposes we ask for either 
    • Online Screeners 
    • DVDs or Blu Ray sent to our mailing address
    • If film is successful we ask for Apple Prores QT files at (23.98)
  • Categories: Shorts
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
Each spring, Full Frame brings together filmmakers and film lovers from near and far to celebrate the power and artistry of documentary film. 
  • When/Where: April 2 – 5, 2020 in Durham, NC
  • Deadline: November 15-Regular, December 15-Late 
  • Application Fee: $35-$75
  • Eligibility: Short and feature documentary films completed after January 1, 2019, are eligible for Full Frame 2020. Films 40 minutes or less are considered shorts. Films 41 minutes or longer are considered features. Full Frame does not accept entries with total running times over 180 minutes.
  • Categories: Shorts,Features
  • Address: Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 320 Blackwell St Suite 101 Durham, NC 27701
  • Contact: submissions@fullframefest.org
Boston International Film Festival
The Boston International Film Festival was created to celebrate the art of filmmaking and to honor the filmmakers who make it all possible. This is a festival dedicated to rewarding artists for their individual talents and for their creative expression through the medium of film. The festival strives to bring together in Boston local, national and international filmmakers by promoting the world’s most artistic and creative independent and experimental films.
  • When/Where: April 16-21, 2019, Boston, MA
  • Deadline: October 4, 2019 (Standard), December 6, 2019 (Final Deadline Feature), December 30, 2019 (Extended for Short), January 10, 2019 (Extended for Feature)
  • Submission Fee: $45-$90
  • Eligibility: Feature Narrative and Documentary (45 minutes or longer) Short Narrative and Documentary (Less than 45 minutes)
    All genres are welcome. The festival programming staff will place your film in the appropriate category.
  • Categories: New Work
    Address: AMC Loews Boston Common 19
    175 Tremont Street
    Boston, Massachusetts 02111
    United States
  • Contact: info@bifilmfestival.com
The Women’s Film Festival
The Women's Film Festival is an annual festival during Women's History Month in March that showcases work made by and/or about women. The Women's Film Festival is the only event of its kind in Philadelphia that celebrates and elevates women in film and television.
  • When/Where: March 20-29, 2020, Philadelphia, PA
  • Deadline: October 5, 2019 (Regular), November 5, 2019 (Late), December 5, 2019 (Extended)
  • Submission Fee: $31-$70
  • Eligibility: Please submit your work (documentary, short, feature, animation, or music video) featuring a strong female role in the category of director, writer, producer, editor, director of photography, or lead actress. Work cannot be screened in Philadelphia area prior to this film festival and must not be open to the public to view. No submission waivers.
  • Categories: New Work
  • Contact: mail@thewomensfilmfestival.org
The Bush Films
The Bush Films is a monthly intersectional film series based in New York dedicated to showcasing work about and for queer women, feminists, trans and non-binary people. We provide a platform for filmmakers and connect them with audiences that want to see themselves reflected and represented in cinema.
  • When/Where: Jaurary- March 5, 2020
  • Deadline: October 12, 2019 (Earlybird);  December 31, 2019 (Extended)
  • Submission Fee: $3-$5
  • Eligibility: Short films no longer than 35 minutes.
    This is a free/donation based event. We are a monthly film series, we are not a film festival. Every film that is not in English language needs to have English subtitles.
  • Categories: New Work
  • Contact: info@thebushfilms.com
The Valley Film festival
Now in its 20th year, VFF supports local and international voices that advance storytelling, while furthering the education, production, and exhibition of film. In 2010, the City of Los Angeles recognized our cultural contributions with the city seal, and in 2018 the California State Senate stood with us #UnitedByFilm in our efforts to practice conscious programming to unite the international film community.
  • When/Where: September 5-13, 2020, North Hollywood, CA 
  • Deadline: January 31 (Regular) April 5 (Last Chance)
  • Submission Fee: Yes, see submission
  • Eligibility:
    • The Valley Film Festival (VFF) screens on DCP (Digital Cinema Package). Our venue, Laemmle NoHo7, uses Christie 4K projectors. Please do not submit to VFF20 if you cannot provide the Festival with a DCP.
    • While we consider all genres, if you’re unsure if your film fits our programming, please review our archives.
    • Studios and Sales Agents: Please do not submit to VFF20 if you require a fee for screening at VFF. As a non-profit arts organization, it is not in our budget.
  • Categories: Narritive Feature and Shorts, Documentary Feature and Shorts, Music Videos, Trailer, Web Series 
  • Contact:info@valleyfilmfest.com
African American Women In Cinema and ON! Channel Distribution
The Streaming Platform The ON! Channel and the prestigious non-profit organization African American Women In Cinema (AAWIC) is pleased to announce a unique opportunity for Women filmmakers and Content Creators from all over the world. Starting today through December 31, 2019 Filmmakers and content creators who join the African American Women In Cinema organization will have the opportunity to submit their Completed content for distribution consideration for the ON! Channel. All projects will be reviewed and those projects selected will receive a non-exclusive contract to have their project added to over 400 hours of award winning, award nominated and celebrated content that is available for viewing on the ON! Channel.
  • When/Where: 2020
  • Deadline: December  31 
  • Submission Fee: Membership Fee $53
  • Eligibility: Membership in the African American Women In Cinema (information on joining in the Submission Information)
  • Categories: completed projects and series
  • Contact: info@valleyfilmfest.com
Uptown Women’s Festival 
The uptown women’s+ film festival of New York is a festival to celebrate all women+ filmmakers from New York City and around the world. The festival looks to bring original stories told through the female lens to the community of Uptown Manhattan.
  • When/Where: Spring 2020
  • Deadline: December  30th 
  • Submission Fee: $20
  • Eligibility: 
    • ALL GENDERS are welcome to submit to the Uptown Women's+ Film Festival of NY. Short films must have a female driven story and/or a women+ appointed in one of the following key positions; director, writer, producer, cinematographer or editor. 
    • All films submitted to UWFFNY must have been completed on or after January 1st, 2018. 
    • All genres, narrative and documentary, will be accepted for submission. 
    • If a film is in another language other than English the film must have English sub-titles. 
    • All films must be submitted via online screener only through Filmfreeway. 
    • You may enter more than one film, but you must complete a separate entry form and pay an entry fee for each film. 
    • Films must not have been released on any online platforms prior to the Festival such as, Amazon, iTunes, Vimeo, YouTube, etc.)
  • Categories: shorts
  • Contact: info@uptownwomensffny.com


Night Music- Short Film
Casting "Night Music," an independent short film. Synopsis: A young woman, plagued by troublesome demons, must reclaim her childhood home while battling an even more sinister threat.
  • Roles: Mar (Hispanic and/or Latino;23-35;Lead)
  • Audition:Online Submissions
  • Shoot Dates/Location:Feb 2020 in NYC
  • Union: SAG-AFTRA
  • Pay:Yes; Rate TBD
Shrapnel- Short Film
Casting principals in "Shrapnel," a short film based on a true story of a woman who died of AIDS in 1980s NYC, and her best friend discovers that her body has been stolen.
  • Roles: Sylvia (Trans-womxn,POC;25-50;Lead)
  • Audition:Online Submissions
  • Shoot Dates/Location:Dec. 13-15 in NYC
  • Union: SAG-AFTRA
  • Pay:Yes; $250/day + 10% for Agent
North Of Boston- Short Film
Casting "North of Boston," a short drama film. Synopsis: The friendship between two longtime friends (Katherine and Amy) is tested when one orchestrates a plan to end her life by a physician’s assisted suicide, unbeknownst to the other.
  • Roles: Katherine Simmons (All Ethnicities;45-55;Lead) Amy Stevens (All Ethnicities; 45-55; Lead)
  • Audition:Online Submissions
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Feb. 7-8 and 15 in Glenfield, NY and Morris County, NJ.
  • Union: SAG-AFTRA
  • Pay:Yes; $1,000. Travel and housing provided

Pieces of Amy - Feature Film
Casting "Pieces of Amy," a horror-thriller feature. Synopsis: A young drug addict’s life is shattered by the sudden disappearance of her mother, and her collision with the world of a rich photographer and his clandestine secret. When a creeping suspicion that she’s being followed proves to be an insidious hex, she is forced to confront which is more terrifying: The deeds she’s forced to perform in exchange for immortality? Or having to live with her addiction forever?
  • Roles: Amy (Ethnically Ambiguous / Multiracial, Latino / Hispanic, White / European Descent; 18-25; Lead) Taylor (Ethnically Ambiguous / Multiracial, Latino / Hispanic, White / European Descent; 18-25; Supporting)
  • Audition:Online Submissions
  • Shoot Dates/Location: 2020 in Kern County, CA.
  • Union: SAG-AFTRA
  • Pay:Yes; $125/day
For more OnScreen opportunities, visit Backstage.com; ActorsAccess.com; or Playbill.com. 


Scheduling Coordinator NBC Universal
The Rock Center Technical Operations group is responsible for supporting an array of television and production services across NBCUniversal, from running day-to-day Entertainment & News production operations, to long-term strategy development and capital planning. The team partners with businesses across NBCU to drive production, manage varying technology and operational initiatives to help define, meet, and maintain business goals with our clients.
  • Type: Full Time, Permanent
  • Eligibility: 
    • Experience using Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint and databases
    • Proven computer skills to quickly adapt to specialty applications, forms, file systems and tools
    • Television production related Internship(s) and/or work experience
    • College degree in area related to responsibilities described or equivalent experience

Coordinator, Multiplatform Content Strategy Comedy Central 
Comedy Central is seeking a Multiplatform Coordinator for a project-based role.  This role will be responsible for the archiving and distribution of Comedy Central digital content.
  • Type: Full Time, Permanent
  • Eligibility: 
    • 1-2 years experience in entertainment/television (strong internship experience considered); content strategy experience preferred
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, and Google Drive, especially Google Sheets
    • Experience with content management systems
Freelance Camera Operator
We are looking for a Freelance Camera Operator to back fill Staff Operators who may be on vacation, out sick or assigned to additional programming beyond their normal duties. Freelance Camera Operators will perform the same or similar duties as staff operators to include Robotic, Pedestal, Jib and Handheld cameras. You also help with set changes, movement of set pieces and gear/equipment.
  • Type: Part Time, Permanent
  • Eligibility: 
    • Bachelor’s degree is preferred (ideally in the field of Communications, Broadcasting, Radio/TV/Film, Engineering)
    • Flexibility to work holidays and weekends
    • Operational knowledge of camera and lens systems
    • At least 1 year of experience operating Pedestal, Robotic, Jib and Handheld Cameras
    • Ability to zoom, pan, tilt, focus, ped, dolly and track shots while maintaining focus and framing
    • Understanding of the needs of the viewer and ability to imagine the visual flow of the broadcast
    • Knowledgeable and versatile in photographic equipment, as well as lighting, composition, and movement
    • Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control and operation of telecommunications systems
    • Ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged
    • Familiarity with editing to include understanding how to move the flow of images, even limited on-screen action, to create a desirable viewing experience
    • In-depth knowledge of stationery and portable video cameras
    • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment and the ability to communicate effectively
    • Ability to adjust to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities
    • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including studio and production personnel, engineering, on-air talent, other departments, and management
    • Ability to present technical ideas and concepts in a user-friendly language
    • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
Rental Agent (Set Lighting And Grip)
NBCUniversal seeks a creative, self-motivated individual with +5 years of experience in Film and Television Rental industry. The Lighting and Grip Rental Agent is a FT position maintaining the flow of Lighting and Grip paperwork while assisting in office responsibilities.
  • Type: Full Time, Permanent
  • Eligibility: 
    • Minimum 5 years experience overseeing production support services within the Film and Television industry.
    • Proven knowledge of motion picture and television production support services. 
    • Experience working with and supporting multiple stakeholders, vendors, and customers.
    • Ability to interact with all levels of personnel, operational supervisors, and front line crew.
    • Ability to navigate through very complex situations and personalities.
    • Ability to coach employees, encourage teamwork and promote high standards of customer services.
    • Strong communication and written skills.
    • Strong computer skills: ability to understand multiple operating systems.
    • Must be computer literate with detailed working knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, Outlook) required. Rental software Rental Tracker Pro knowledge a plus
    • Broad understanding of motion picture and television lighting, grip, and electrical equipment. 
    • Must have a strong understanding of LED Technologies and its impact on the industry.
    • Strong background in asset management with the ability to ensure maximum utilization of assets across all productions
    • Exceptional customer service skills with a strong sense of urgency
    • Able to organize, prioritize and execute numerous orders in tandem
    • Must handle stressful situations professionally and confidentially as well as interact with co-workers and clients professionally. 
    • Must be an effective trouble shooter, communicator, and problem solver
    • Accuracy with details essential
Part Time Editor (Short Form)
Direct Agents is looking for a part time video editor to help edit video segments for internal and external use. We are looking for someone who will help reflect our expertise and culture through this medium. 
  • Type: Part Time, Permanent
  • Eligibility: 
    • Proficiency with video post-production basics, including reviewing footage, making editorial decisions, rough cuts, audio adjustment, color correction, and final editing 
    • An overall understanding of the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, primarily focused on Premiere Pro and Photoshop 
    • Familiarity with digital marketing technology and a desire to learn more about the industry through research and writing if necessary 
    • A keen eye for capturing culture through video 
    • Good knowledge of narrative, pacing, use of audio 
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
    • Must be reliable with excellent organizational skills and very strong attention to detail 


The Film Independent Camera Grant
The Film Independent Camera Grant is a program for Film Independent Fellows and alumni. Film Independent will select a qualified filmmaker, on a rolling basis, who will be loaned a digital camera body (based on availability) to use for their narrative or documentary short, feature film production or web series. The grant includes an ARRI Alexa SXT Plus camera body OR a Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K.
  • Deadline:Rolling
  • Application Fee: $65
  • Eligibility: 
    • Applicants must be the director, producer or cinematographer of a narrative or documentary short, feature film production or web series.
    • Applicants must be either: A) alumni of Film Independent’s Artist Development programs; B) alumni of the LA Film Festival; C) a past Film Independent Spirit Award Nominee; or D) solicited by Film Independent. Grant recipients must show proof of production insurance.
    • Camera body will be awarded for prep and principle photography. Dates must be provided in the application.
    • Project must be at least 75% financed when applying.
    • If the applicant is not the cinematographer, a cinematographer must be attached.
    • If awarded, grant winner(s) must be, or become, Film Independent Members.
  • Contact:info@cinereach.org

The Film Fund
Write one sentence that (1) describes the premise of your narrative short film and (2) explains how you'll use the funding to complete the film if you're chosen as a winner. In short, pitch your narrative short film in a sentence. We're an alternative to tedious and expensive film grants and competitions, and we've created a community that supports films at every step in the process. Depending on the project, we're there before the writing even starts all the way through submitting to a top-tier film festival. Our fund covers almost any expense you incur while making your film.

Pacific Islanders In Communications Media Fund
The Media Fund is PIC's standing funding initiative, which provides funds for single non-fiction projects about the indigenous Pacific Islander experience for three critical phases of production: Research and Development (R&D), Production, and Post-production.  Projects applying to the Media Fund must be intended for national public television broadcast, and therefore must be able to enter into a production agreement - this is not your typical grant. 
  • Deadline: December 6th
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: See individual category requirements Here
  • Contact: Chirasa@piccom.org
Sloan Distribution Grant
The Sloan Distribution Grant is a $50,000 grant awarded by Film Independent to a film that is entering its distribution phase. Eligible films must depict themes, stories and characters grounded in real science, technology or economics.
  • Deadline: Rollling
  • Application Fee: $65
  • Eligibility: 
    • Applicants must be the producer of a narrative fiction feature film.
    • The film should prominently feature science, mathematics and/or technology in the story and/or have a leading character that is a scientist, engineer or mathematician.
    • Films with innovative marketing and distribution plans are encouraged to apply.
    • All submitted films must be at least 70 minutes in length.
    • Applicants must be legal residents of the United States.
    • Film must be entering its distribution phase.
Panavision New Filmmaker Program
Panavision believes in helping students and beginning filmmakers achieve their dreams. More than 25 years ago, Panavision launched the New Filmmaker Program, an ongoing grant program that loans camera packages to film schools, training programs, and independent filmmakers – at little or no charge. Panavision’s commitment to the industry's future provides student and beginning filmmakers the opportunity to work with professional grade equipment early in their careers.
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility:
    • Submit your proposals at least two months before you plan to shoot. Due to the high demand for Panavision cameras and equipment, it is essential that you plan ahead and contact us early.
    • Proposal materials will not be returned.
    • The New Filmmaker Program does not discriminate as to the nature of the project that can receive equipment grants. Any form, from experimental to documentary to musical to traditional narrative, is welcome.
    • Camera grants are available only for productions in the United States. Customs laws make transportation of cameras out of the US prohibitive. No exceptions.
    • The New Filmmaker Program will not allow cameras to be used on projects that perpetuate racial or sexual stereotypes and prejudices. Pornography is absolutely unacceptable.
    • Grant recipients must obtain insurance must from an outside insurance agent. Students can generally have the school issue the necessary policies. Plan ahead! This can take several weeks to implement. The process varies from school to school, so check with your film department. Productions that are not attached to a school must obtain the necessary insurance from an independent broker. Panavision must receive proof of insurance two weeks prior to prep dates. EQUIPMENT WILL NOT LEAVE THE BUILDING WITHOUT PROPER INSURANCE. NO EXCEPTIONS!
    • Approved proposals are subject to a service fee for equipment.
    • Anamorphic lenses are not available via the New Filmmaker Program
      All gear is requests are subject to availability
  • Contact: nfp@panavision.com
Cinereach develops, produces, finances, and supports feature-length fiction, nonfiction and hybrid films crafted for the big screen. We look for projects (at any stage) that create deep and lasting impressions through story, character, or cinematic approach. We seek to work with both unknown and established filmmakers who may face creative, financial or systemic obstacles to realizing ambitious visions. Our films range widely in content and style. Please visit our Films page to review our recent work.
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Projects eligible for consideration must be feature-length (over 60 minutes), and intended for theatrical exhibition.We do not currently consider short films (under 60 minutes), serialized or episodic work, web series, virtual or augmented reality, or other immersive/interactive work.
  • Contact: info@cinereach.org
Catapult Film Fund
Catapult Film Fund provides development funding to documentary filmmakers who have a compelling story to tell, have secured access to their story, and are ready to shoot and edit a piece for production fundraising purposes. Our mission is to enable filmmakers to develop their films to the next level at a moment where funding is hard to find.
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Catapult does not fund student films.
    • Documentaries must be 28 minutes or longer in length. We do not fund series.
    • Animation is okay. Documentary/narrative hybrids will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
    • Development funds must specifically be used for the process of completing a fundraising piece, which may include writing, shooting and editing once story and characters are in place.
    • Applicants must own the copyright of their production, and have artistic, budgetary and editorial control over their project.
    • Applicants should preferably have previous film or television production experience in a principal role (director, co-director, producer, co-producer) as demonstrated by submitting previously completed work sample. -Applicants who have not yet produced or directed their own feature length documentary should demonstrate that they will be working with an experienced filmmaker in a principal role.
    • Catapult only makes grants to 501(c)(3) organizations. In most cases, this will mean getting a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor for the project. A film production company or individual, including applicants from outside the US, may submit an application without a fiscal sponsor in place. Please see the FAQ section for more details.
  • Contact: info@catapultfilmfund.org


  • 2020 Documentary Edit and Story Lab
    The Documentary Edit and Story Lab supports filmmakers with nonfiction feature films in post-production. Lab fellows advance their projects through rigorous creative exploration and discussion of story structure and character development with world-class advisors. Filmmaking teams work closely with director and editor advisors and staff in a dynamic and supportive environment, and after the lab they receive ongoing creative and strategic support. To take best advantage of the lab, teams should be at a place in their edit at which creative exploration with trusted advisors will advance their project and bring a greater clarity of vision. First-time feature directors as well as mid-career artists are encouraged to apply. 
    • Deadline:  December 9th
    • Application Fee: Free
    • When: June 2020
    • Eligibility: The lab is open to feature nonfiction projects in mid- to late post-production (from assembly through rough cut). There is no restriction of genre or storytelling style—we are looking for projects with a bold, contemporary vision made by courageous storytellers. Ideal candidates are directors and editors who are eager to engage in a collaborative, exploratory environment and are receptive to feedback and experimentation. Projects that are far along in the edit, for whom creative input and exploration would be detrimental to the creative process, are not ideal candidates. Ideally, projects should have an editor attached at the time of application and should attend the lab as a director-editor team. (Projects for which the director is also the editor will also be considered.) Ideally, projects will attend the lab at a late assembly/rough cut stage. At the time of application, you may submit edited sequences, specific scenes, or character assemblies. The material submitted in combination with the written application should reflect your current creative vision and challenges and explain the edit process as you work towards an assembly/cut.
    • Contact: dfpfellowships@sundance.org
    The Fiore Center
    The Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm is a program of Maine Farmland Trust (MFT) that actively connects the creative worlds of farming, conservation and the arts.
    The purpose of the Fiore Art Center is to stimulate and advance the dialogue between human and environment within the context of agriculture and today’s culture at large. We hope to instill passion for preservation through the arts, create awareness and build community.
    We do this through exhibitions and public educational events, through research and application of ecologically sustainable farming practices and by hosting residencies for artists on a historic farm.
    • Deadline: Ongoing
    • Application Fee: $15 if not from Maine
    • When: Ongoing
    • Eligibility: All residency positions are open to emerging, mid-career and established artists/writers.
    • Address:
      97 Main Street
      Maine Farmland Trust, attn. Anna Witholt Abaldo
      Belfast, Maine 04915
      United States
    • Contact: 207-338-6575
    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


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