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Film Festivals

Atlanta Women’s Film Festival

The Atlanta Women's Film Festival is a live screening of short films and table read events that takes place in Atlanta, GA. This event is an amazing opportunity to promote female filmmakers, directors, writers, producers, actors, and female centered storylines to our incredibly supportive film community. There will be live screening blocks of films with Q&As with the filmmakers, table reads for the screenplays in our competition, live panels with influential women in the film industry and networking events for anyone that would like to attend.

  • When/Where: October 17th, 2021 

  • Deadline: November 30th (Early Bird Deadline), February 28th 2021 (Regular Deadline), April 30th 2021 (Spring Deadline), June 30th 2021 (Late Deadline), July 31st 2021 (Extended Late Deadline), August 31st 2021 (Final Deadline), September 6th 2021 (Notification Date)

  • Application Fee: $15-$70

  • Eligibility: You DO NOT have to be a female to submit to this festival, however, all films entered must feature a female in at least one of the following: Director, Writer, Lead Actor, Producer, Female focussed storyline.

  • Categories: Shorts, Feature, Student Films, Documentary, Animation

  • Address:

  • Wild Heaven West End Brewery & Gardens

  • 1010 White Street Southwest

  • Atlanta, Georgia 30310 

  • United States

  • Contact: festival@cinemalife.org

Feminista Film Festival and Tour

The Feminista Film Festival and Tour tells the most inspiring stories about women and girls through documentary film. Our goals are to inspire audiences and connect women and girls to female role models.

Note: The Feminista Film Festival has moved to March 2021 in celebration of International Women’s Day! A selection of films will also be chosen for the Feminista Tour, which runs year round. Last year, approximately 40 screenings were held throughout the UK during the week of International Women's Day.

We are looking for inspiring stories about women in their chosen passion or profession. Subjects may include artists, athletes, beautiful minds, change makers and beyond! Inspiring Q&A discussions are core to our festival and we encourage filmmakers to attend and take part! 

  • When/Where: March 5th-6th, 2021 

  • Deadline: November 6th (Regular Deadline), November 27th (Extended Deadline), December 4th (Notification Date)

  • Application Fee: $10-$20

  • Eligibility: We are looking for inspirational documentary films about female role models from every passion and profession, and from all corners of the world. Films of all lengths will be considered: we have submission categories for feature length and short documentaries. If films are not in english, please include english language subtitles. If your film was made long ago or has been previously screened, no problem!

  • Categories: Shorts, Feature, Student Films, Documentary, Animation

  • Address: N/A

  • Contact: laurie@feminista.co.uk

Black Muslim Girl Fly Film Festival

The Black Muslim Girl Fly Film Festival (BMFF) is an annual one-day event of film showcases that profile stories by Black Muslim Girl filmmakers and creative talent in the film, television and digital space. Originally founded in February 2018 with the purpose of creating a platform to showcase film content by Black Muslim women filmmakers, BMFF is also designed to create opportunities to network with industry professionals and cultivate community among Black Muslim Girls in film around the world.

  • When/Where: December 13th, 2020

  • Deadline: November 20th (Extended Late Deadline), November 23rd (Notification Date)

  • Application Fee: $18.75-$55

  • Eligibility: You (or someone on the project's above-the-line OR below-the-line staff) must identify as female and Black, and/OR must identify as a Muslim from the Diaspora, (non-Arab, and/or South Asian.) OR, there must be a Muslim of Color, (non-Arab, and/or South Asian) representing the Diaspora, in the film.

  • Categories: Shorts, Feature, Student Films, Documentary, Animation

  • Address:

    • Regency West
      3339 West 43rd Street
      Leimert Park
      Los Angeles, California 90008
      United States

  • Contact: audaz.entertainment@gmail.com

New York Lift-Off Film Festival 

For over ten years Lift-Off has been screening in the city of New York. It stands tall as the central hub of creative ambition. Bursting from its emergence out of the 20th Century as one of the worlds most recognizable and iconic cities. It is an undeniable powerhouse of independent art - a city of massive cultural, and business-relevance to the entire film industry.


When/Where: June 21-28, 2020, New York, NY
Deadline: November 4 (November Deadline), December 22 (December Deadline), January 20, 2021 (January Deadline), February 22, 2021 (Regular Deadline), April 12, 2021 (Late Deadline), May 10, 2021 (Final Deadline), June 4, 2021 (Decision Deadline), June 15, 2021 (Notification Date), June 27-July 4, 2021 (Event Date)
Submission Fee: $30- $100
Eligibility: We accept all films and scripts in any length or genre.
Digital online submission screeners only.
Feedback is sent shortly after the commencement of the festival.Proudly, we have no other restrictions for your work. This includes your works premier status, it's age and/or whether your work has been made available online.
Categories: All
Contact: new-york@lift-off-festival.com



Musical Comedy Live Variety Show


Casting a Musical Comedy Variety Show to be streamed live using Zoom! It will an over-the-top scripted comedy show. There will be a monologue, segments, and a musical guest. The show will be 15 minutes long.

Roles: Host 1 & 2 (18-35, Any Gender, Any Ethnicity)
Audition: Online Submissions
Shoot Dates/Location: First Episode is November 17th, 2020; Work from Home
Union: Non-Union
Pay: No

NYU Casting Student Film Workshop

Casting three student workshops. Note: All three workshops will be held completely remotely on Zoom. Actors will participate in a demonstration of a casting session and participate in a Q&A session with the student directors. Actors can choose to participate in one or more workshops.

Roles: Waitress (20s, Female, All Ethnicities)
Auditions: Online Submissions
Shoot Dates/Location: Workshops will be held on Monday, November 9th from 6:20 - 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, November 12th and Tuesday, November 17th, both from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., over zoom.
Union: Non-Union
Pay: No

War of the Gods

Casting "War of the Gods." Synopsis: Zeus commits a treacherous act by sleeping with a human which has brought outrage within the council of the Gods, he is confronted by the mother of all Creation Olodumare who demands answers for his actions.

Roles: Olodumare (20s-30s, Female, Black or African Descent)
Auditions: Online Submissions, Open Casting Call on February 5, 2021 in Droylsden, England
Shoot Dates/Location: Filming time TBD 2021, Manchester, UK
Union: Non-Union
Pay: £100/day



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Digital Line Producer - CBS

We need an assistant in and around NYC over 6 day period – 4th Nov to 9th Nov while filming for a feature documentary – some studio and some exterior days. Would suit someone who is very familiar with NYC and getting around.

Position Type: Full Time

2+ years experience in creating and building show rundowns in cable, broadcast or digital environment.

Demonstrated success operating in a fast-paced control room.
Ability to work under extremely tight deadlines to write headlines and edit video for live digital broadcast.
Thorough knowledge of social media and the competitive digital news environment.
Familiarity with Avid editing systems and ENPS and iNews.
Available for early mornings, nights, overnights, weekends, holidays; this is a 24-hour streaming service.
Experience with Crispin and iNews a BIG plus.
Understanding of SEO.

Executive Assistant, Physical Production, Apple TV+

This position will provide administrative support for the Head of Physical Production focusing on projects at Apple TV+. The successful candidate will be a collaborative team member with a friendly demeanor and determined work ethic. We need someone exceptionally well-organized and able to effectively multi-task & prioritize, taking initiative wherever possible and budgeting time for special projects.

Position Type: Full-Time

A minimum of 3 years experience assisting an entertainment executive, producer, or working in a production office with excellent organization skills, acute attention to detail, ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced and time sensitive environment

A foundation in physical production preferred: production assistant, APOC, line producer’s assistant, non-writing producer’s assistant, etc.
Proven track record of meeting deadlines and taking initiative to make confident decisions quickly and under pressure
Experience calendaring for a busy executive and/or teams as needed
Must possess attention to detail, critical thinking and a “can-do” attitude for all situations
Excellent phone etiquette and possesses the ability to seek out / track down information
Demonstrates a proactive ability to anticipate needs and react efficiently and calmly in the face of changes
Direct experience taking care of sensitive and confidential information with integrity
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and professional demeanor knowing when to delegate issues upward
Determined, self-motivated and eager to take on new challenges while remaining calm under pressure
You must be confident to make complicated decisions on your own when needed and articulate your reasoning
Overall ability to understand and retain new information quickly with a passion for learning new things, continuous improvement and sharing best practices



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: Rolling
Application Fee: $65
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
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

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
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 a 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.



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

  • Application Information

18th Street Arts Center

18th Street Arts Center values art making as an essential component of a vibrant, just, and healthy society. Its mission is “to provoke public dialogue through contemporary art making.” Founded in 1988, 18th Street Arts Center has fostered and supported the work of many of Los Angeles’ most engaging artists, and has built bridges to artist communities around the globe.

  • Deadline: Ongoing

  • Application Fee: Yes

  • When: Ongoing

  • Eligibility: The Visiting Artist Residency Program accepts applications from working, professional artists who demonstrate a deep commitment to their practices. The program is open to artists of all generations, nationalities, and disciplines. Applicants are required to cover studio rental costs themselves. Although we primarily support visual artists, 18th Street Arts Center will consider applications from performing artists, writers, and filmmakers as well.

  • Address: 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404

  • Contact: 310-453-3711

  • Application Information


If you are a longtime recipient of #StageOpps and #ScreenOpps, you know that they started as the Funding Newsletters, brought to you by WomenArts, who still support the ongoing production of these opportunities as well as our Funding Resources pages. WomenArts' founder and president, Martha Richards, will be receiving the 2020 Elsa Rael VintAge Award (for Advocacy for Women in the Arts & Media as They Age) from us on Zoom Saturday, November 14. If you would like to attend and/or support the Coalition's work in creating these Opps for you, now is the perfect time! Check out our VintAge page for more info.


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