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FILM FESTIVALS


Manhattan Rep’s STORIES Film Festival 

STORIES are the most transformational tool known to man. And in this Brave New World we are experiencing, we need STORIES now more than ever! Stories make people think, feel, and most importantly, stories help people make new choices about life. How many people do you think made a change in their lives after seeing Rocky? Or Selma? Or Shindler’s List? Stories are not just entertainment. They teach, make people laugh and cry, and they INSPIRE people to reach out and connect again, and often, they inspire people to tell their own stories too. So Manhattan Rep’s STORIES Film Festival is about  the narrative, the amazing adventure, the social injustice, the love lost and found again, the crazy challenge, the political commentary, the wacky situation, the impossible dream, how to survive and actually have some fun in a pandemic and so much more, as we celebrate digital storytelling at it’s finest! From September 15, 2021 through October 3, 2021, we will be streaming your Short Films (up to 45 minutes in length,) and Short Zoom Theatre Films (up to 45 minutes in length,) online where a worldwide audience can vote on your submission. We will announce the Award Winners online on Saturday Night October 9, 2021! Also, we will be hosting Zoom interview Q & A's with filmmakers and Zoom theatremakers. These Q & A videos will be posted on our site for all to see, before the Festival starts streaming on September 15, 2021.

o When/Where: ​September 15 - October 3

o Deadline:​ July 26 (Regular Deadline), August 23 (Late Deadline)

o Application Fee: ​$17-$20

o Eligibility:​ Submissions are "rolling" submissions, so you will be notified if we accept your submission or not, within two weeks of your submission, if not sooner, and at that time, we will set up your Zoom Q & A if you want one.

  • Submission Format: Films must be submitted via online screener ONLY through FilmFreeway.com. We do not accept films sent via DVD. Changing or updating the originally submitted link is not accepted.

  • Submission Eligibility: Short Films and Short Zoom Theatre Films - 45 minutes or less. We accept Short Films and Zoom Theatre Films of all genres. But they must be 45 minutes or less. We only accept submissions on FilmFreeway.com.Films must be in English or have English subtitles.

  • Premiere Status: 
There is no Premiere policy, period.  We will accept Short Films and Zoom Theatre Films that we love. Send them our way!

  • Submission Fee: All submission fees for STORIES FILM FESTIVAL are to be paid through FilmFreeway platform. The submission fee is non-refundable.

  • Notification: We will complete all Late Deadline selections by Friday August 27, 2021.

  • Virtual Streaming Schedule: September 15, 2021 through October 3, 2021 at Midnight

o Categories:​ Shorts

o Submission Information

 

Black Women in Comedy Film Festival 

Black Women in Comedy Festival is celebrating its 3rd Year. The Festival celebrates women in Comedy from the African diaspora. We seek comedic films centered in the Black female experience from the US and across the world. The Festival also showcases live comedy with standup acts, sketch comedy, Improv and Musical Comedy. This two day Festival brings together #blackgirlmagic in its truest comedic form.

o When/Where: ​October 15 - 16

o Deadline:​ July 17 (Regular Deadline), August 21 (Late Deadline)

o Application Fee: ​$10-$35

o Eligibility:​ BWICF aims at sharing the comedic experiences of the women of the African diaspora. We celebrate allies showcasing us and aggressively seek to showcase many layers of our comedy. We are not monolithic. This Festival welcomes those who want to celebrate in our sisterhood, our funny and layers of comedic art.

o Categories:​  Comedy Shorts, Comedy Features 

o Submission Informationa

 

Sydney Women’s International Film Festival 

SWIFF is an event where the creativity and stories of women, non-binary and self-identified female film-makers are celebrated and supported, all in the heart of one of the world's most creative and iconic cities. There is a recognised ongoing lack of gender diversity in the film industry - we aren't seeing enough stories about women nor enough made by them. SWIFF is a new not-for-profit organisation conceived to tackle this deficit with a new platform. Our volunteer team is dedicated to improving audience access to films that support gender equality while promoting the creativity of local and international non-binary and self-identifying female film-makers alike. Our 2021 four-day festival will include programming of outstanding entries, post-screening Q&A with film-makers, industry networking opportunities, and opening/closing social events. We look forward to watching your entries and seeing you at the festival in late November 2021!

o When/Where: November 27 - 28 

o Deadline:​ July 1 (Extended that Feminist Late Entry), August 1 (SWIFF 2021 Final Deadline), August 30 (SWIFF 2021 Extended Final Entry)

o Application Fee: ​$75-$250

o Eligibility:​ This is a film festival designed to support and promote stories that promote gender equality and have been created by female, non-binary and self-identifying female film-makers. To be eligible for entry, your entry must meet two criteria, and you must be able to produce evidence of these being met if required by the festival directors:

  • Include at least one female or non-binary or self-identifying female writer, director, cinematographer, producer, or editor in the production team.

  • Include a female or non-binary or self-identifying female protagonist.

  • We wish to support and encourage our indigenous creative community and are pleased to waive entry fees for qualifying films from Aboriginal Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Fees will only be waived for other entries under exceptional circumstances, as determined by the festival directors.

  • All non-English language films must have English subtitles or dubbed in English. 

  • For the 2021 at least one key creative team member or lead cast member acting as a representative from the selection film project must attend the festival in person in Sydney in order to help with promotion and or participate in the post-screening Q&A sessions with audiences when films are selected for programming unless the selected filmmaker is unable to attend a physical screening due to covid travel restrictions that are in place at the time of the screening where then an online festival option will be made available for consideration.

  • Each filmmaker will receive a minimum of 1 and maximum of 3 free tickets to their screening for themselves, their publicist, and notable cast as deemed by our discretion.

  • Films must not have had their Australian NSW territory cinematic release, TVOD or SVOD or completed post-production on their film over a year ago unless they are a feature film and then may be considered for out of competition screening category. Out of competition filmmakers and featured talent can be considered for the SWIFF women of the year award. 

  • By submitting your film for consideration to Sydney Women’s International Film Festival you agree to the following Festival Rules, Terms, and Conditions:

    • I have read all of the Sydney Women's International Film Festival rules. I understand and agree with the rules.

    • I warrant the submission of my original work, and there are no disputes regarding the ownership or distribution or exhibition rights of the submission in part or in entirety. I also warrant the submitted material does not defame or invade the rights of any person living or dead and I fully indemnify the Sydney Women's International Film Festival against any claim made for such violations of law.

    • To the best of my knowledge, the statements herein are true and correct. I understand that failure to adhere to festival rules will result in disqualification of screening and forfeiture of the entry fee.

    • The festival reserves the right to use a clip, and or clips or photos from accepted entries for up to three minutes in length for promotional purposes. The festival reserves the right to screen accepted entries as part of the Sydney Women's International Film Festival.

    •  I agree and hold the Sydney Women's International Film Festival, Inc. harmless from and defend them from all claims, demands, losses, damages, judgments, liabilities, and expenses (including attorneys' fees) arising out of or in connection with any and all claims of third parties, whether groundless or not, based on any film submitted to the festival.

    • SWIFF reserves the right to cancel and modify the schedule with any entry and can do so at their discretion. 

    • SWIFF has a zero-tolerance policy on abuse and harassment. Any communication deemed aggressive, threatening, abusive of defaming from any team members will result in immediate disqualification. 

    • **SWIFF is committed to caring for the health and wellbeing of our entrants and audience members, and playing a constructive role in supporting local health officials and government leaders. Read below about the latest decisions being made by the SWIFF committee on the impact of COVID-19 on our festival.

    • **At present our event is scheduled for late November however if isolation laws prevent the running of our event the festival will be postponed. If any of our international Official Selection entrants are limited by travel restrictions in place at the time of the event we will begin a discussion about the possibility of postponing the event until a time that is better suited to all or alternate methods of attendance.** 

o Categories:​ Feature FIlms, Shorts, TV Pilot

o Submission Information

 

Seattle Queer Film Festival 

The Seattle Queer Film Festival, a program of Three Dollar Bill Cinema, has been held annually in October since 1996. The festival has grown into the largest event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, gaining industry and audience recognition for showcasing the latest and greatest in queer film, from major motion picture premieres to emerging talent. An important venue in the Seattle film scene—and the social event of the season—the festival provides unique opportunities for visiting and local filmmakers to engage and entertain over 10,000 attendees. 

**We are currently planning on having a hybrid (both virtual and in person elements) festival in 2021

OUR MISSION: Three Dollar Bill Cinema fosters deeper community engagement by showcasing queer film programming, educational experiences, and social dialogue.

OUR VISION: Elevating the spectrum of queer stories to help create a just and equitable world.

o When/Where: October 14 - 24 

o Deadline:​ July 1 (Regular Deadline), July 21 (Late Deadline)

o Application Fee: ​$15 - $30

o Eligibility: Submit online via FilmFreeway. 

  • If your work is accepted, you will be notified by August 15, 2021. 

  • Once a film is submitted, it may not be withdrawn. 

  •  If a rough cut is submitted for review and your film is accepted to the festival, you must inform us of any major changes made to the film before an exhibition copy is received. 

  • We are unable to pay screening fees at this time. We will work to give your film as much exposure as possible. 

  • We will require you to submit your film with captions, or work with our festival team to create captions for your film for exhibition.

o Categories:​ Feature Films, Shorts, Documentary 

o Submission Information

 

The Voice of A Woman Festival 

THE VOICE OF A WOMAN is a non-profit organisation, first founded in 2009, that has for over a decade played an important role in presenting the works of women filmmakers to public audiences internationally. Each year THE VOICE OF A WOMAN FESTIVAL presents a bold and innovative program featuring and acknowledging the works of creative women globally. THE VOICE OF A WOMAN FESTIVAL & TALKS (VOW) is featured each year in New York and London, as well as its international traveling series to various cities, providing a platform for creative leaders to share their works and their perspectives on our world. THE VOICE OF A WOMAN uses the power of film and the arts as a window in to the authentic 'voices'​ - experiences, points of view and expressions - of women globally.

o When/Where: ​November 12 - 19

o Deadline:​ July 15 (Late Deadline), August 15 (Extended Deadline), September 15 (Extended Deadline 1), October 15 (Extended Deadline 2)

o Application Fee: ​$50

o Categories:​ Feature Films, Shorts 

o Submission Information

 

Los Angeles Queer Film Festival 

The LA Queer Film Festival celebrates LGBTQ+ filmmakers, writers and stories from around the world. We will be accepting submissions from LGBTQ+ IDENTIFYING DIRECTORS, WRITERS, MAJORITY LGBTQ+ CREW (at least 50%) and/or LGBTQ+ STORIES of ANY GENRE. We are an affiliate festival of the LA FILM FESTIVALS organization that has the dual emphasis of discovering great talent with the purpose of promoting their work to both the LA public and the entertainment industry, as well as showcasing the work of seasoned professionals and well known stars. LA Film Festivals began with the Biannual LA Comedy Festival in 2001, adding the biannual LA Indie Film Fest in 2007. The LA Film Festival family has since expanded to 12 independent film festivals, including LA Horror Film Fest, LA Action Film Fest, LA Sci-Fi Film Fest, LA Animation Film Fest, LA Black Film Fest, LA Asian Film Fest, LA Latinx Film Fest, LA Queer Film Fest, LA Women in Film Fest and LA Student Film Fest. Over the years, LA Film Festivals have attracted thousands of filmmakers from around the world. Each festival features live screenings in our own Let Live Theater in the heart of Los Angeles. Our 80-seat theater, in the heart of Hollywood, is outfitted with a Christie DLP projector and seven JBL speakers throughout the venue, delivering top notch quality in an intimate screening environment. Filmmakers whose work is accepted into our festival will receive free passes to screenings, invitations to networking events and are eligible for awards consideration.

o When/Where: ​September 16 - 19

o Deadline:​ July 2 (Extended Deadline), July 23 (Last Chance Deadline)

o Application Fee: ​$49.50-$90

o Eligibility:​ All Films must feature work produced by LGBTQ+ filmmakers, writers and their stories. We will be accepting submissions from LGBTQ+ IDENTIFYING DIRECTORS, WRITERS, MAJORITY LGBTQ+ CREW (at least 50%) and/or LGBTQ+ STORIES of ANY GENRE. 

o Categories:​ Music Video, TV Pilots, Short Films, Feature FIlms             

o Submission Information

 

Reel Pride LGBT Film Festival

From humble beginnings in a Fresno State classroom, Fresno Reel Pride has evolved into the sixth oldest, and one of the largest, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) film festivals in the United States. Fresno Reel Pride is a celebration of LGBTQ cinema and is a premier cultural event in Central California attracting thousands of attendees, filmmakers and stars to its five day festival of international feature films, documentaries, and shorts.

o When/Where: ​September 17 - 19

o Deadline:​ July 17 (Regular Deadline), August 6 (Late Deadline)

o Application Fee: ​$7-$20

o Categories:​ Feature Films, Documentaries, Short Films   

o Submission Information

 

Beirut International Women Film Festival

Beirut International Women Film Festival (BWFF) is an annual event organized in Beirut by Beirut Film Society, under the theme “Women for Change”; gathering filmmakers and cinema lovers from all over the world, BWFF tackles issues such gender equality, sexual identity, domestic violence among others through the power of the lens and cinema which is the window to society and particularly women in this case. BWFF, which comprises films about women and/or executed by women, aims to highlight the power of women in different life situations, the festival organizers believe in promoting a positive image of women struggling with dignity to make a change in their environment.

o When/Where: March 8 - 12, 2022

o Deadline:​ July 12 (Active Submitter Deadline), August 9 (Midway to the Festival), September 6 (Summer Submissions), October 4 (Regular Deadline), November 1 (Late Deadline), November 29 (Extended Submissions), December 25 (Exceptional Submissions) 

o Application Fee: ​$7-$45

o Eligibility:​ Filmmakers are invited to submit their original work to Beirut International Women Film Festival (BWFF) for the above listed categories and as per the assigned duration of each category.

  • FILMS PRODUCED AFTER JANUARY 1, 2020 ARE ELIGIBLE FOR SUBMISSION. 

  • FOR INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILMS SUBMISSIONS, LEBANESE PREMIERE IS A MUST – FEATURE FILMS THAT WERE SCREENED PREVIOUSLY IN LEBANON WON’T BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION. 

  • BWFF supports travel cost for directors of selected international films to Lebanon during the festival days. (Conditions apply)

  • Submission fees are non refundable and non reimbursable under any circumstances; BWFF does not reimburse any submission fees for films who are not selected for the festival program, or who withdrew their submissions at any time.

  • BWFF retains the right to accept or decline any film, for whatever reason, without any explanation.

  • Applicant admits that he/she is authorized to submit the film, being the rights-holder or authorized representative of the film.

  • BWFF receives exhibition copy in QuickTime 1080p HD 8 bit uncompressed or Apple ProRes file or equivalent via a downloadable link. 

  • All non-English speaking films must have adequate English subtitles.

  • Screening fees must be declared prior to or upon submission. If a screening fee is only indicated after the official selection has been announced, the Festival retains the right to revoke the film's acceptance. 

  • Beirut International Women Film Festival (BWFF) holds the right to: 

    • Use the selected films for trailers and publicity usage 

    • Screen the winning films in other related events inside Lebanon, and recommend the winning films to other international film festivals that collaborate with BWFF after the approval of the filmmakers.

o Categories:​ Shorts, Feature Film, Documentary, Animated

o Submission Information

 

Detroit Shetown Women’s Film Festival 

JOIN US in Detroit Michigan for the third season of Detroit SheTown Film Festival- happening October 1st-3rd 2021! Established in 2018, the Detroit SheTown Film Festival screens short films in the following genres: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Documentary, LGBTIQA+, Music Video, Short Episodic, and Thriller/Horror. Our emphasis is female-driven independent short form cinema in performances, stories and key filmmaking production positions. We showcase important creative works of female directors and filmmakers from Michigan and around the world, using state-of-the-art digital projection provided by our host venue, Cinema Detroit in midtown Detroit, Michigan, with sold-out audience screenings all weekend long!

o When/Where: ​October 1-3 2021

o Deadline:​ June 14 (Extended Deadline), July 2 (Final Deadline)

o Application Fee: ​$30-$45

o Eligibility:​ ALL ENTRIES Must meet AT LEAST ONE of the following criterias for consideration:

Genres Accepted: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Documentary, Experimental, LGBTIQA+, Music Video, Short Episodic, and Thriller/Horror.

- A Female Lead Actress / Role 

- A Female-centric Story / Documentary issue 

- Female Director, Cinematographer 

- Female Screenwriter, Editor 

- Female Producer or Co-Producer

Running Lengths must be a Minimum of 2 Minutes ~ Maximum 25 Minutes, and have been completed after January 1st, 2018. 

All non-English language films must have legible English subtitles. 

PLEASE NOTE Entry fees are non-refundable on FilmFreeway!

Filmmakers must be authorized to submit their films to the Detroit Shetown Film Festival (DSFF) and are responsible for the accuracy of all information provided on the application.

o Categories:​ Shorts

o Submission Information

 

Her International Film Festival 

Ireland’s one & Only Young Women In Film Film Festival for young female filmmakers age 10-25 by Killarney Young Filmmakers Based in Killarney, Co Kerry Promoting & Celebrating young women in the film industry And Bring the story of female filmmakers to a bigger screen and audience, We believe that there is hope for the future of young women in the film and we focus on the next generation of female filmmakers. Her International Film Festival believes in the passion and creativity of young women in film and television, We are devoted to building a strong community of inspired and creative young filmmakers across the world.

o When/Where: ​October 25-31 2021

o Deadline:​ June 30 (Early-Bird Deadline), July 20 (Regular Deadline), August 9 (Late Deadline), August 29 (Extended Deadline)

o Application Fee: ​$11.50-$30

o Eligibility:​ The film must be made by 10 - 25-year-old Filmmakers. Films are eligible if young women are in two or more of the following positions: director, writer, producer, director of photography, editor, or composer. 

- All the images and soundtracks used in your film must be your own or you must have the permission of the copyright holder to use their music/images in your film. 

- Films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English unless dialogue or commentary is unnecessary for comprehension and appreciation. 

- Please make sure that your Film will is downloadable on FilmFreeway 

- Please submit two still images from your film, any poster artwork, and press materials that can be used for promotional purposes (Hi-resolution JPEG – no more than 3MB in size). 

- Films submitted for consideration must be clearly marked with the film title, director/filmmaker name, age, running time, and contact details. Please ensure you have included everything requested in the pack and on the form. 

o Categories:​ Shorts, Feature, Student Films, Documentary, Animation

o Submission Information

 

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.

o When/Where: ​October 17th, 2021

o 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)

o Application Fee: ​$15-$70

o 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.

o Categories:​ (short, feature, narrative, etc.)

o Address:​ Wild Heaven West End Brewery & Gardens

1010 White Street Southwest

Atlanta, Georgia 30310 

United States

o Contact:​ festival@cinemalife.org

o Submission Information 

 

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.

o When/Where: September 24 - December 4, 2021 in Durham, NC

o Deadline:​ July 31, 2021 (Regular Deadline)

o Application Fee: ​$30-$50

o Eligibility:​ Short films must be under 18 minutes. Screenplays for short films only (Must be 20 pages or shorter). Featured Musical Artist Competition: MANHATTAN SHORT will be featuring a Musical Artist or Band leading up to and throughout the duration of the Festival each year. The selected Musician or Band will have his/her music featured in over four hundred venues and to over 100,000 people worldwide during the MANHATTAN SHORT intermission and in all promotional materials leading up to the festival dates, including exclusive headline billing on our website. This is a tremendous opportunity for new or unknown musical talent to have their music broadcast to our ready-made worldwide audience of eager festival attendees. It is also a unique chance to gain name recognition and immediate exposure.

o Categories:​ Short Film, Screenplay, and Music Video

o Contact:​ info@manhattanshort.com

o Submission Information 

 

Shorts That are Not Pants Film Festival 

Established in 2012 as a quarterly screening series in Toronto, Canada, Shorts That Are Not Pants is now a festival weekend held each November.We've screened more than 400 films from more than 40 countries so far, and we're looking for more undiscovered gems to show our shorts-savvy Toronto audiences. Members of our programming team have experience working for some of the biggest and best festivals in the world (TIFF, Sundance, Hot Docs, Cannes) and travel to festivals around the world seeking out the best films and the brightest filmmakers to support.

o When/Where: Novelmber 19-28 2021 in Toronto, Canada 

o Deadline:May 31 (Early Bird Deadline), July 30 (Regular Deadline), September 10 (Late Deadline), October 1 (Extended Deadline)

o Application Fee: ​$20-$45

o Eligibility:​ We are currently accepting submissions of short films up to 20 minutes in length. All genres are welcome, and we don't disqualify films that are already available online, though we do look favourably on films that want to premiere with us.

o Categories:​ Drama Short, Comedy Short, Documentary Short, 

o Contact:​ https://filmfreeway.com/ShortsThatAreNotPants

o Submission Information 

 

Female Filmmakers Fuse Film Festival

We celebrate both emerging and established female filmmakers during a three day jammed pack festival in Los Angeles, California!

Films that will be selected will showcase the talents of what female filmmakers can and have done. But don’t let the name fool you! Men and all identifying individuals have submitted and have been official selections of the festival, and some have even won! We do not discriminate, we encourage diversity, equality and inclusion; which has been lacking in this industry. If you support that, WE support you!

o When/Where: November 30-December 3, Los Angeles County, CA 

o Deadline:March 1 (Early Bird Deadline), July 1 (Regular Deadline), August 1 (Late Deadline), September 1 (Extended Deadline)

o Application Fee: ​$15-$85

o Eligibility:​ The only rule there is...the film must feature a female lead in the production aspect; producer, director, cinematographer and or writer. The film can have male roles in production, but the major key crew members must be female.

o Categories:​ Feature, Short, Document, Web-series

o Contact:​ http://www.femalefilmmakersfuse.org/fff-film-fest.html

o Submission Information

 

Los Angeles Women in Film Festival 

The LA Women in Film Festival champions female identifying filmmakers and female driven storytelling. We will be accepting submissions from FEMALE IDENTIFYING DIRECTORS, WRITERS, MAJORITY FEMALE CREW (at least 50%) and/or FEMALE DRIVEN STORIES of ANY GENRE.

We are an affiliate festival of the LA FILM FESTIVALS organization that has the dual emphasis of discovering great talent with the purpose of promoting their work to both the LA public and the entertainment industry, as well as showcasing the work of seasoned professionals and well known stars. 

LA Film Festivals began with the biannual LA Comedy Festival in 2001, adding the biannual LA Indie Film Fest in 2007. The LA Film Festival family has since expanded to 12 independent film festivals, including LA Horror Film Fest, LA Action Film Fest, LA Sci-Fi Film Fest, LA Animation Film Fest, LA Black Film Fest, LA Asian Film Fest, LA Latinx Film Fest, LA Queer Film Fest, LA Women in Film Fest and LA Student Film Fest. 

Over the years, LA Film Festivals have attracted thousands of filmmakers from around the world. Each festival features live screenings in our own Let Live Theater in the heart of Los Angeles. Our 80-seat theater, in the heart of Hollywood, is outfitted with a Christie DLP projector and seven JBL speakers throughout the venue, delivering top notch quality in an intimate screening environment. Filmmakers whose work is accepted into our festival will receive free passes to screenings, invitations to networking events and are eligible for awards consideration.

o When/Where: September 30-October 3, Los Angeles, CA 

o Deadline:February 12 (Early Bird Deadline), March 26 (Regular Deadline), May 7 (Late Deadline) June 18 (Final Deadline), July 26 (Extended Deadline), August 6 (Last Chance Deadline)

o Application Fee: ​$25-$90

o Eligibility:​ 1. All Films must feature work produced by female identifying filmmakers and female driven storytelling. We will be accepting submissions from FEMALE IDENTIFYING DIRECTORS, WRITERS, MAJORITY FEMALE CREW (at least 50%) and/or FEMALE DRIVEN STORIES of ANY GENRE. 

o Categories:​ Feature, Short, Document, Web-series, TV Pilot, Animation, Music Video 

o Contact:​ https://www.lafilmfestivals.com/la-women-in-film-fest

o Submission Information

 

Women in Horror Film Festival 

The Festival was founded in late 2016 by filmmakers Vanessa Ionta Wright and Samantha Kolesnik. WIHFF is built on elevating marginalized voices. To foster a sense of community and empower one another to create. To showcase diverse content within the genre film. To promote inclusion and visibility and bring a sense of balance and equality to independent cinema.

Nominees & Winners for 2022 will be determined by our special guest jury that consists of actress/filmmaker HEATHER LANGENKAMP (A Nightmare on Elm Street), writer/filmmaker ZENA SADE DIXON (Real Queen of Horror), writer/director ADAM MARCUS (Jason Goes to Hell, The Final Friday), actor/writer BRIAN ASHTON SMITH (The Evil Inside Her), author/podcaster S.A. BRADLEY (Hellbent for Horror) and actress/writer MELISSA KUNNAP (The Evil Inside Her)

o When/Where: March 3-5, Marietta, GA 

o Deadline:December 31

o Application Fee: ​$18.75-$60

o Eligibility:​ All films entered are required to have 3 or more of the following specified creative roles fulfilled by a female identifying individual: (Director(s), Writer(s), Cinematographer(s), Producer(s), Composer, SFX Artist, Editor, Production Designer and/or lead talent). Any unproduced screenplay or TV pilot must be written by or co-written by a female identifying individual.

o Categories:​ Feature, Short, Student

o Contact:​ https://www.wihff.com/submit

o Submission Information

 

Female Voices Rock Film Festival

Female Voices Film Festival is committed to creating a platform for female artists to be able to share their work. The event is going to feature short films by women, Q&As, educational panels, and a closing Award Ceremony. Our industry panel of judges includes Emmy award winner and Oscar-nominated producers.

o When/Where: December 3, New York

o Deadline:March 1 (Early Bird Deadline), April 30 (Regular Deadline), July 31 (Late Deadline), September 22 (Extended Deadline)

o Application Fee: ​$30-$58.50

o Eligibility:​  Films are required to have at least two of the following creative roles fulfilled by women: Director(s), Writer(s), Cinematographer(s), Producer(s), Composer, SFX Artist, Editor, Production Designer and/or lead talent. Screenplays and TV Pilots must be written by women.

o Categories:​ Short, Documentary Short, Animated Short, Student, Web-Series, Music Video

o Contact:​ mariana@femalevoicesrock.com

o Submission Information


ONSCREEN 


Nomads

o Casting Casting "Nomads." Synopsis: In the heart of Fenway, homeless woman named Toni discovers a young sex worker named Keke who just been raped and decides to help her escape the city with danger lurking on every corner. Key characters a part of this story includes mentally ill war veteran named Shades and a pimp named Sadat. Production states: "The idea of this film is to tell a cautionary tale that show the emptiness of the outside city where homeless are usually the general population as they roam the streets. Just a different vibe versus the day. And secondly, I wanted to reference the life threatening risk sex workers faces out on the street."

o Roles: ​Various 

o Audition: ​Apply Online

o Shoot Rehearsal TDB; shoots three days between the week of Aug 8-14 from 12-4:30 a.m. at Fenway.

o Union:​ No 

o Pay: $100 Daily

o Audition Information 


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

OFFSCREEN 


CinemaStreet Women’s Short Screenplay Competition 

The Cinema Street Women’s Short Screenplay Competition invites women screenwriters to submit short screenplays (20 minutes and under) to CinemaStreet Pictures for production consideration. The winning screenplay will be offered an option for the film for $1,000.

o Deadline:July 31

o Application Fee: ​$30, $20 for Members of Women in Film Chapters, The Writers Lab current and former applicants, The Black List Members, International Screenwriters Association Members, Women Make Movies Filmmakers, IFP Members and The Rehearsal Club Members.

o Eligibility:​ Applicants may be from any country, but screenplays must be written in English. 

  • Submissions must be 20 pages or less, in customary screenplay format, and typed in no less than 12 point font. (No script fragments, treatments, synopses, TV scripts, stage plays, book excerpts, or documentaries.) 

  • Screenplays by more than one writer will be considered, but all writers must be female-identified. 

  • Applicants may submit as many screenplays as desired, with a separate application and submission fee for each screenplay submitted. 

  • Screenplays across all genres of fiction (drama, comedy, horror, action, thriller, science fiction, animation, musical, etc.) are eligible. Scripts may be about any topic, but MUST HAVE A SIGNIFICANT FEMALE CHARACTER. 

  • CinemaStreet seeks submissions from all racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural groups.

  • MUST BE 18 YEARS OR OLDER 

  • Requirements 

  • The following materials are required for your application and must be submitted electronically: 

    • Basic Information (name, email address, contact phone number, mailing address) 

    • Genre 

    • Two or three sentence description of screenplay 

    • PDF of a narrative screenplay, 20 PAGES OR LESS screenplay 

o Categories:​ Screenplays 

o Contact:​ mariah@cinemastreet.net

o Submission Information

 

The Kate Spade New York Foundation

o To honor Kate Spade’s legacy of empowering and inspiring women and girls, the National Council for Behavioral Health is excited to provide complimentary Mental Health First Aid trainings to communities throughout the five boroughs of New York City and New Jersey and in partnership with organizations that specifically support these populations. 

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.

The National Council for Behavioral Health shares Kate Spade New York Foundation’s belief in “the power of women to transform their communities” through empowerment.  In support of this mission, we are offering through a competitive application process, select Mental Health First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid trainings, fully funded!  

o Location: New York, NY 

o Website

o Application information

FUNDING 


NYFA City Artist Corps Grants 

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to partner with the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), with support from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), to launch City Artist Corps Grants. City Artist Corps Grants is part of City Artist Corps, a new $25 million recovery initiative designed to help artists who were both hard hit by the pandemic and who may have been left out of other local and federal funding opportunities. City Artist Corps Grants are intended to support NYC-based working artists who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. The program will distribute one-time $5,000 grants to over 3000 artists to help sustain their practice and engage the public across New York City’s five boroughs this summer beginning July. Artists working in any discipline are eligible to apply. City Artist Corps Grants applications and grant announcements will roll out over the summer in various cycles.  For all cycles, artists will be screened for eligibility and grant recipients will be selected by lottery. City Artist Corps Grants are administered in partnership with re-grant and arts service organizations to support outreach, provide technical assistance for prospective applicants, and inform the grantee selection process in service of the city’s diverse cultural communities. Partners include: Asian American Arts Alliance, A.R.T./New York, Black Public Media, Brooklyn Arts Council, Bronx Council on the Arts, Bronx Documentary Center, Dance/NYC, Firelight Media, Flushing Town Hall, Indie Theater Fund, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), MakerSpace NYC, New Music USA, Poets & Writers, Queens Theatre, and Staten Island Arts.

o Deadline: November 12 

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: Applicants must be current residents of New York City (5 boroughs) and have maintained residency since January 2020.

  • Applicants must be artists with a demonstrated sustained, ongoing creative practice in any creative discipline 

  • Applicants must provide documentation of their creative practice from anytime in the past 2 years (2019 and/or 2020).

  • Applicants must apply with a creative public engagement activity that meets the above criteria. Applicants can apply with an activity that is yet to be confirmed (in terms of presentation date and location). 

  • Artists can only apply once in each Cycle and can only receive one (1) grant through the City Artist Corps Grants program. 

  • Applicants can be past recipients of any of NYFA’s grant programs, including 2020/2021 COVID-19 Emergency Grants 

  • Applicants must be able to provide a W-9 with a Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) or EIN (after selection).

  • Applicants must be 21 years or older on of before June 8, 2021

  • A family member, friend or a support person may apply on behalf of an artist who is unable to complete the application on their own. 

  • Applicants cannot be enrolled in a degree-seeking program

  • Applicants cannot be an employee of NYFA, the City of New York, or any partnering organization supporting the City Artist Corps Grants program. This includes board members of these organizations or an immediate family member to any of those listed.

  • All funded creative engagement activities must take place between July 10 and October 31, 2021

  • All grant recipients need to submit a final report by November 12, 2021

  • After reviewing applications for completeness and eligibility, qualifying applicants will be selected for funding via a lottery process. 

  • All eligible public engagement activities (with flexible activity dates) that are not selected in Cycle 1 will automatically be placed into the upcoming cycle lottery for selection. The applicant will not need to complete a new application form. 

  • Funded creative engagement activities and activity location, along with the applicant’s name may be made public throughout the duration of the program, by NYFA or the City.

  • Funds will be distributed in 2 installments:  

    • Installment 1 $4,000 – on selection

    • Installment 2 $1,000 – on successful completion of the final report. 

  • All funded creative engagement activities must be visually documented with a minimum of 2 photographs taken during the activity, with documentation provided in the final report. 

o Contact: 212-366-6900

o Application Information

 

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.

o Deadline: Rolling

o Application Fee: $65

o 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.

o Contact: artistdevelopment@filmindependent.org

o Application Information

 

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.

o Deadline: Rolling

o Application Fee: Free

o 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

o Contact: nfp@panavision.com

o Application Information

 

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.

o Deadline: Rolling

o Application Fee: Free

o 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 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.

o Contact: info@catapultfilmfund.org

o Application Information

 

Artist Rescue Trust 

The next evolution of the Artist Rescue Trust program is a partnership with Grant for the Web. They have awarded us a grant allowing us to directly fund more artists and help them educate anyone about Web Monetization as an emerging and potential revenue stream. One that doesn't rely on advertising, pay walls, and bad data privacy practices. It's an innovative way forward to help build a healthier internet.

Web Monetization is a new and open technology that aims to provide a better way to access and financially reward  creators through streaming micropayments - aka tiny fractions of a penny - to instantly flow to artists and creators as people read, watch and listen to their work.

While we want to support artists now with immediate financial assistance, we also want to help support the future financial opportunities for all artists. So this is why we’ve built a learning component into our grant application process. We will also be releasing a series of Web Monetization tutorials that will dive deeper into how you can make it part of your online world.

o Deadline: Ongoing

o Eligibility:Be 18+

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident in the United States, District of Columbia, or U.S. Territories (e.g. citizen, green card holder, and/or permanent resident who can provide a W9 and SSN or ITIN).

  • Be a professional, actively practicing musician or artist whose primary source of income is made through live performances, tours, gallery openings, book tours/readings, or other bookings/events and not working on a regular salary basis for one employer.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to current and ongoing activity in their artistic discipline/s.

  • Show a demonstrated need for emergency relief to recover the immediate loss of income through cancellations and bookings due to COVID19.

  • Not be enrolled in unemployment benefits.x

  • Not a full-time employee, board member, director, officer, or immediate family member of any of the coalition partners;

  • Not previously awarded a relief grant from this fund.

O Application Information


RESIDENCIES


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.

o Deadline: Ongoing

o Application Fee:$15 if not from Maine

o When: Ongoing

o Eligibility:All residency positions are open to emerging, mid-career and established artists/writers.

o Address: 97 Main Street Maine Farmland Trust, attn. Anna Witholt Abaldo Belfast, Maine 04915 United States

o Contact: 207-338-6575

o 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.

o Deadline: Ongoing

o Application Fee:Yes

o When: Ongoing

o 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. 

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

o Contact: 310-453-3711

o Application Information


OTHER RESOURCES 

NOTE: For more resources, visit our pages of Resources - Funding, Submissions, and more.

NYFA SOURCE - The New York Foundation for the Arts maintains the most comprehensive national directory of awards, services and publications for artists in the NYFA Source section of their website.

backHer- Women specific grants for all fields

https://www.backher.com/toolbox/women-specific-grants

FILM FREEWAY - Film/Video artists can check Film Freeway at:

https://www.filmfreeway.com

 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.

o Deadline: Ongoing

o Application Fee:$15 if not from Maine

o When: Ongoing

o Eligibility:All residency positions are open to emerging, mid-career and established artists/writers.

o Address: 97 Main Street Maine Farmland Trust, attn. Anna Witholt Abaldo Belfast, Maine 04915 United States

o Contact: 207-338-6575

o 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.

o Deadline: Ongoing

o Application Fee:Yes

o When: Ongoing

o 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. 

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

o Contact: 310-453-3711

o Application Information

 

OTHER RESOURCES 

NOTE: For more resources, visit our pages of Resources - Funding, Submissions, and more.

NYFA SOURCE - The New York Foundation for the Arts maintains the most comprehensive national directory of awards, services and publications for artists in the NYFA Source section of their website.

backHer- Women specific grants for all fields

https://www.backher.com/toolbox/women-specific-grants

FILM FREEWAY - Film/Video artists can check Film Freeway at:

https://www.filmfreeway.com


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