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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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