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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: Sept 24 - October 4th, 2020
  • Deadline:  July 31st, 2020
  • 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
Coney Island Film Festival 
Our festival by the sea has gained a reputation for fostering a relaxed atmosphere where filmmakers and industry veterans alike gather to enjoy a jam-packed weekend of great films, parties and amusement park rides. MovieMaker Magazine named us one of the and "25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee" and "25 Coolest Film Festivals"!
Coney Island's independent spirit and irreverent attitude have helped the fest quickly thrive as something distinct from other NYC events. The opening night celebrations pay tribute to Coney Island's renown carnival history with live performances by sideshow freaks, sword swallowers, fire eaters and stars of the New York City burlesque scene!
  • When/Where:Sept 11-13, 2020
  • Deadline:  March 6th (Regular deadline) 
  • Application Fee: $35-$75
  • Eligibility:Entries must be submitted via FilmFreeway's online screener option. Foreign language work must be dubbed or subtitled in English. Entry fees are non-refundable. We have no film premiere requirements or date of completion requirements.)
  • Categories: Shorts, Features
  • Address:
    1208 Surf Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY 11224
  • Contact: info@coneyislandfilmfestival.com
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: 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
Big Apple Film Festival
Big Apple Film Festival (Winter Edition), takes place in the heart of the greatest city in the world. BAFF, named one of MovieMaker Magazine's top "25 Film Festivals Worth The Entry Fee,” top "25 Coolest Film Festivals,”, CBS New York's "Best Film Festivals in New York...,” and FilmFreeway's "Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals", is dedicated to showcasing, highlighting and promoting the highest quality films from the New York City independent film community, as well as additional specially selected films from across the country and around the world. Our goal is to celebrate the great city of New York through the exhibition of innovative and purposeful filmmaking.
The festival offers a variety of film screenings and special New York City film premieres, a film and screenwriting conference, and a screenplay competition with live script readings of screenplay competition winner scripts
  • When/Where: 2020
  • Deadline: December  31 
  • Submission Fee: Membership Fee $53
  • Eligibility:
    • Big Apple Film Festival accepts submissions for feature films, short films, feature documentaries, short documentaries, animation, web series, music videos, student films, feature length screenplays, short screenplays, scripts for television/web series pilots and virtual reality.
    • All films submitted must have been completed on or after September 1, 2018 
    • All films must be submitted with an online screener
    • All feature narrative and feature documentary submissions must be over 60 minutes in length.
    • All short film narrative and short documentary submissions must be under 60 minutes in length.
    • Animation, web series, and student film submissions of all lengths will be considered.
    • Music Videos must be under 10 minutes
    • 360 Virtual Reality films of all genres and content will be considered. VR entries do not have any time restriction requirements. At the time of exhibition, selected VR projects must available for viewing with a VR headset. VR creators selected for the festival are responsible for exhibition setup, as well as providing all necessary equipment including, but not limited to: Computer, VR headset, headphones, VR Controllers (if required), charging station, required software, etc
  • Categories: Shorts, Features, Webseries, Music Videos, Animation
  • Contact:  info@bigapplefilmfestival.com
Harlem International Film festival
oin scores of filmmakers and screenwriters from all over the world and have your work showcased in Harlem, Manhattan in the heart of New York City!
As always, we do not shy away from passionate or even controversial work. In fact we encourage it.
  • When/Where: May 14-17, 2020
  • Deadline:  Jan 17 (Extended Deadline)
  • Submission Fee: Yes, see submission
  • Eligibility: Works can be submitted regardless of when they were completed. 
    • Screenplays may be submitted online. 
    • Submissions do not have to be premieres to be selected for exhibition. 
    • Shorts are considered Documentary works 44 minutes and under and Narrative Fiction pieces are 59 minutes and under. 
    • Works in progress may be submitted, but only during the Late or Extended deadlines and only if the film will be completed for final review at least seven weeks before the Festival opening. 
    • Films that have had a limited commercial theatrical run or other distribution are allowed to submit.
    • There is no limit on number of works submitted, but each entry must be separate, appropriately labeled and accompanied by the required fee. 
    • Submit works online (preferable)
    • In rare cases the filmmaker may have to provide another format version to be exhibited if the film cannot be programmed into a slot where the original format can be projected. 
    • Submitted screeners, screenplays and press materials will not be returned. 
    • The Harlem International Film Festival is not responsible for lost or damaged materials.
  • Categories: Narritive Feature and Shorts, Documentary Feature and Shorts, Music Videos, Trailer, Web Series 
  • Contact: info@harlemfilmfestival.org
Lower East Side Film Festival
The Lower East Side Film Festival aims to create a special experience for both filmmaker and audience through amazing events, neighborhood engagement, free industry panels, awesome screenings, and the best and brightest up and coming filmmaking talent
  • When/Where: June 11-15, 2020
  • Deadline:  Feburary 1, 2020 (Extended Deadline)
  • Submission Fee: Yes, see submission
  • Eligibility: See Submission Information for Details in Eligibility
  • Categories: Feature, Shorts, Music Videos, 
  • Contact: info@lesfilmfestival.com


Himpathy- Feature Film
A personal assistant to a famous actor goes to extreme lengths to preserve his legacy after accusations of impropriety ruin his career.
  • Roles: Tabitha (Female;18-32;Lead)
  • Audition:Online Submissions
  • Shoot Dates/Location:Spring-Summer 2020
  • Union: SAG-AFTRA
  • Pay:Yes; Rate TBD
How It Starts- Short Film
After an attempted mugging, Jerry returns home to his girlfriend, Catherine who is on her way to work. The ensuing 20 minutes cements the end of their relationship, but catalyzes the rest of their lives.
  • Roles: Catherine (Female;22-28;Lead)
  • Audition:Online Submissions
  • Shoot Dates/Location:Feb. 2020 in Brooklyn, NY
  • Union: SAG-AFTRA
  • Pay:Yes; Rate TBD
Memoir Of The Girls Who Cries Wolves- Short Film
While voice recording for a memoir, Cassy has to confront herself when the content becomes too personal.
  • Roles: Cassy (Female;30-55;Lead)
  • Audition:Online Submissions
  • Shoot Dates/Location:Jan  2020 in NYC
  • Union: SAG-AFTRA
  • Pay:Yes; Rate TBD
For more OnScreen opportunities, visit Backstage.com; ActorsAccess.com; or Playbill.com. 


Video Editor
RDM is seeking a full-time Video Editor to join our team in midtown Manhattan. 
We create engaging high-quality videos for some of the world’s leading brands. As our team and client roster expands, we continue to seek passionate, creative, forward-thinking professionals to grow our company further. For the right candidate, this is an opportunity to get on the ground floor of a growing video production company that regularly tackles fun, creative projects and values the growth and creative fulfillment of its team. 
  • Type: Full Time, Permanent
  • Eligibility: 
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
    • Problem solving skills 
    • Strong attention to detail is mandatory! 
    • Ability to prioritize and multi-task 
    • A Minimum of 5 years experience in post-production required 
    • Mastery with Premiere and After Effects 
    • Proficiency with Davinci Resolve highly preferred 
    • The better you are with color-correction, animation, and sound design, the more we will love you 
    • Knowledge of Excel, Office, Illustrator, Indesign, 3D Animation software, and Visual FX softwares are all advantageous 
    • Experience with automotive video is a plus
On-Air Producer - Washington Journal
Produces – and delivers on-air – brief news and information inserts for C-SPAN’s Washington Journal program. Duties include identifying new and contextual information being reported about Washington policies, politics and its key players in social media and online news sources. Responsible for organizing how this information is presented during the program, Monday-Friday.
  • Type: Full Time, Permanent
  • Eligibility: 
    • Minimum four years relevant work experience including television or radio public affairs reporting or production.
    • On-air, television or radio, experience preferred.
    • Strong social media skills and extensive knowledge of news and information sources.
    • Strong understanding of how Washington & Capitol Hill work and its key players.
    • Strong familiarity of C-SPAN mission and programming.
    • Excellent communication skills necessary.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Political Science or Radio/TV.
    • Ability to work early mornings five days a week.
Production Assistant, E! News & Pop Of The Morning
At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.
  • Type: Full Time, Permanent
  • Eligibility: 
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Minimum 1 year experience working in the entertainment industry
    • Experience working in show production
    • Passion for entertainment and pop culture
    • Ability to work successfully in a fast-paced environment
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Working knowledge of iNews a plus
Associate And Assistant Professors of Film
Created over fifty years ago, the Film Conservatory at Purchase College is an intensive BFA program requiring a high level of commitment from students. After a rigorous interview process, less than 1 in 6 applicants are selected, beginning a four-year program in which students work closely with professors in small workshops; an intense immersion in production, screenwriting, editing, cinematography, and cinema studies. Each spring semester ends with each student presenting their work before the faculty, at which time it is determined if they will advance to the next year. The conservatory prides itself in fostering uniquely creative voices and graduates have been recognized with Emmys, Oscars, and awards at major film festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, Cannes and Toronto. 
  • Type: Full Time, Permanent
  • Eligibility: Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to student learning, success, and liberal education, with a record of teaching excellence in higher education, an MFA or other terminal degree in a media-related discipline, and/or equivalent professional experience. Responsibilities include teaching 6 classes and service obligations, which includes the following: advising, admissions consultation, and end of year student reviews. 


2020 Vision Maker Media Short Film Production Fellowship
Vision Maker Media (VMM) invites proposals for fiction and non-fiction shorts by and about American Indians and Alaska Natives for production funding award of $25,000. Selected Fellows will have access to tools, training, mentorship and communal support for becoming a successful filmmaker. Topics include tribal cultures and values, Indigenous histories and modern experiences, environmental and social justice, youth and elders and empowerment. The call is open to short documentaries, narratives, non-fiction, experimental and animation.
  • Deadline:March 1, 2020
  • Application Fee: N/A
  • Eligibility: 
    • Independent and Public Television producers, film and video makers. Applicants must hold artistic, budgetary and editorial control and own the copyright of the proposed Project.
    •  Applicants must be 21 years of age and a U.S. citizen or legal resident of the United States or its territories.
  • Contact: visionmaker@unl.edu 
Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant
The Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant funds first-time documentary directors for travel and accommodations to attend the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, April 2-5, 2020. For four days, grant recipients will be given access to films, discussions, and mentorship by experienced filmmakers. Recipients will also present short excerpts from their works-in-progress at the festival. Two filmmakers will be chosen for the grant in its fourteenth year.
  • Deadline: Monday, February 3, 2020. Applications must be RECEIVED before 11pm PST
  • Application Fee: N/A
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be American, first-time filmmakers, living in the United States, who are 18 or older. By “first-time filmmakers,” we mean directors who are in the early stage of their documentary careers and have not yet received significant recognition (such as major festival or broadcast play). All applicants should anticipate finishing their project by March 2021. Filmmakers still qualify as “first-time” if they’ve made shorts or student projects, worked professionally as a crewmember on other films, or recently completed a documentary that has not yet been released. The grant is open to students and non-students alike.
  • Contact: submissions@fullframefest.org 
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
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


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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