6/01/2022

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FILM FESTIVALS


2022 Women Calling the Shots Showcase

The Women Calling the Shots showcase of short films made by women filmmakers will take place at the 30th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival (October 7-16, 2022). A partnership between the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) and New York Women In Film & Television (NYWIFT), Women Calling the Shots is in its 19th year. The series gives voice to the creative visions of  women through film and video, including scripted, documentary, animation and experimental works.NYWIFT invites its members, as well as members of Women in Film chapters worldwide to submit their short films for consideration for this program that is curated by NYWIFT and HIFF. No submission fee is required for applications.    

.o When/Where: October 7-16

o Deadline:​ June 24

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility:​ Women who are members of one of the Women in Film & Television chapters worldwide. Proof of Membership is required  from a staff or board member of your chapter. (Proof of membership does not apply to NYWIFT members.) The Women in Film (WIF) member submitting the film is the contact person. (Note: The WIF member must have a credit on the submitted film.)     

  • SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Shorts Only. Films must be 20 minutes or less in running time. (There will be no exceptions for films with extended running times.)

  • Film Submission: Submit an online link. (Password must be good through October 31st, 2022. The submission will be disqualified if the review panel is unable to screen the work with the link.)

  • Non-English films must have subtitles.

  • Completion Date: Films must have been completed after January 31st, 2021.

  • Previous submissions will not be accepted.

  • Submitted films must not have been released theatrically or received a U.S. television broadcast.

  • Submitted films must not have been released publicly online prior to the fes

o Categories:​ Shorts 

o Submission Information 

 

Lady Filmmakers Festival 

Lady Filmmakers Festival is a trend-setting and forward-thinking film festival known by veteran Hollywood insiders and rising indie filmmakers alike for screening outstanding films from around the world and having top notch speakers and networking events. Lady Filmmakers is dedicated to creating a fun and fulfilling festival experience. All festival events take place in the world-famous Beverly Hills, California.  In 2021, we hosted in-person screenings in Beverly Hills as well as virtual screenings available worldwide. We also launched the Lady Filmmakers Channel in Spring 2021 accessible online and through devices such as Apple TV, Roku, and more will be added to maximize availability to showcase alumni films from prior festivals. 2020 included virtual screenings and events as well as a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina drive-in. Lady Filmmakers celebrates women in leadership roles and the men that hire, work with, and work for these talented female storytellers. The week long festival includes film screenings, script readings, musical performances, art exhibitions, industry panels, networking events and of course hosted parties with live entertainment! Online festival will take place over a minimum of 1 week with virtual events leading up to the festival and during. Lady Filmmakers looks for great storytelling in any genre and length! At least one woman must fill the role of Writer, Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Production Designer and/or Editor to qualify to screen at our festival. Our main programming themes are: *Ladies Illuminate- documentaries, social awareness, or family issue films  *Ladies Kick Butt- action, comedies, or experimental films  *Dance- music videos and dance films  *Family Friendly- films appropriate for families with children  *Halloween Teasers- horror, thrillers, scary, creepy, and/or freaky films Short Screenplay finalists will get a staged reading in front of a live audience at the festival. One or more shorts may be optioned to participate in the Script 2 Screen Program.  Feature Screenplay finalists will be offered a taped table read of their script. The festival will provide the space and refreshments for the table read along with assisting the writer with finding a director for the reading and helping with casting. Musician finalists are invited to perform at one of the parties during the festival. Art finalists are invited to exhibit art during one of the festival events.Long after the festival is complete we continue to promote our "Alumni" filmmakers, cast, and crew throughout the year!

.o When/Where: September 22-26

o Deadline:​ July 12 (Final Deadline), August 1 (Extended Deadline) 

o Application Fee: ​$67.50-$140

o Eligibility:​ FILM SUBMISSIONS- At least one woman must be credited in one of the following positions in each selected film: Writer, Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Production Designer, and/or Editor.

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

o Submission Information 

 

NewFest: The New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival 

Submissions for NewFest's 34th edition of The New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival (October 14 - 25, 2022*) will open on February 11th, 2022.  To see event listings for our year-round virtual programming and receive updates on the festival, please visit our website, sign up for our mailing list, and follow us on social media. We look forward to hearing your story! As part of NewFest’s Black Filmmakers Initiative, we are currently waiving festival submission fees for Black filmmakers with LGBTQ+ stories centering Black characters and perspectives. To request a waiver code, please email submissions@newfest.org with information on your completed and eligible project. Founded in 1988, The New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival is one of the world's largest and most respected annual celebrations of the year’s best queer films from the U.S. and abroad--featuring over 150 films from more than 30 countries, as well as special events that bring together filmmakers, celebrities, movie lovers, industry professionals, and the LGBTQ+ community. Following a breakthrough hybrid festival in 2021, which took place virtually and in-person throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn, NewFest will celebrate its 34th annual edition of The New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival in October 2022. With multiple days of premieres, panels, and parties, NewFest's collection of narratives, documentaries, shorts programs, and special events showcases the best in LGBTQ+ film and media. NewFest is distinctive among LGBTQ+ film festivals for its high-quality programming, outstanding press coverage, community engagement, savvy audiences, and sensational parties. The festival’s impact in terms of propelling the work and careers of emerging filmmakers is historic and global, and uniquely channels the collaborative creative energy of New York City to celebrate queer films. The New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival is produced annually by NewFest, New York’s leading LGBTQ+ film and media organization. NewFest gives voice and visibility to the full spectrum of LGBTQ+ experiences by championing films, supporting storytellers, and engaging audiences in order to inspire dialogue, shift cultural bias and empower our community.  *(due to ongoing regulations around COVID-19, exact format and dates within October 2022 are subject to change)

.o When/Where: ​October 24-26

o Deadline:​ June 27 (Late Deadline), July 26 (Extended Deadline) 

o Application Fee: ​$40-$100

o Eligibility:​ BFilms should be of interest to, and inclusive of, the LGBTQ+ community. We are seeking narrative, documentary, experimental, and animated films (both features and shorts) in 35mm, 16mm, or DCP (upon acceptance, NewFest will provide projection options for the specific venue in which the film will screen—IF THE FILMMAKER CANNOT PROVIDE THE CORRECT PROJECTION FORMAT, THE FILM WILL NOT BE SCREENED). Rough cuts and works-in-progress are eligible for submission if the completed film will be ready for QC by September 1st, 2022. Please label the screener “Rough Cut” and specify what is missing (i.e. temp sound, needs color correction, etc). By submitting your work to NewFest, you grant to NewFest a non-exclusive license to use an excerpt of your submission of up to two minutes in length, for promotional purposes only. Still photos from your work are requested with your submission and are required for all films selected for the festival. Good stills make a difference in film placement and press coverage, particularly for short films. Even the shortest short can get press coverage or festival prominence with a captivating still. Stills must be in TIFF or JPEG format and 300dpi (dots per inch). You are also encouraged to enclose a synopsis, production credits, press information, and other collateral regarding your film.

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

o Submission Information 

 

Big Apple Film Festival

Big Apple Film Festival is currently accepting film and screenplay submissions for our fall festival. (Spring Edition entries are now closed, and notifications will be sent April 28th) Big Apple Film Festival (Fall Edition) takes place November 14-18 in the heart of NYC. In addition to film screenings, the festival includes a Screenplay Competition, Agents and Managers Conference, Agents and Managers Networking Lab, Film Distribution Summit, Industry Networking Panels, Awards Presentation and Reception.

o When/Where: ​November 15-18

o Deadline:​ May 21st (Film Freeway Discount Deadline) June 10th (BAFF Discount Deadline), June 30 (Film Freeway Early Deadline), July 20 (BAFF Early Deadline), August 9 (Regular Early Deadline), August 29 (Extended Entry Deadline), September 18 (Late Entry Deadline), October 7 (Final Entry Deadline) 

o Application Fee: ​$60-$90

o 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.

o Categories:​ (Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Environmental Outdoor Feature, Indigenous Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Short, Outdoor Short, Animated Short)

o Submission Information 

 

BendFilm Festival 

The 18th annual BendFilm Festival is confirmed to take place October 7-17, 2021! With consideration to current and potential COVID 19 protocols, guidelines and limitations, the 2021 Festival may be a hybrid of virtual and in-person screenings and events. Named as one of the "Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World"and a near-constant fixture of MovieMaker magazine's "50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee", BendFilm celebrates independent films and the risky, passionate, tough and talented people who make them. The 2020 festival screened 115 features, documentaries and short films, with 50% of features and 47% of shorts directed by women. This year's 18th Annual Festival runs from Thursday, Oct. 7 - Sunday, Oct. 17, with most venues located in Bend's historic downtown and the nearby Old Mill District. $11,500 in cash prizes including the $5,000 cash "Best of Show!"

o When/Where: ​October 6-23

o Deadline:​ May 27th (Late Deadline), June 3 (Extended Deadline) 

o Application Fee: ​$49-$80

o Eligibility:​ Submission to the 2021 BendFilm Festival constitutes an agreement with all festival terms and conditions, and permission to exhibit the work during the festival if selected. Entrants warrant that they have the legal right to submit the work to BendFilm, that all statements made in this application are true and accurate, and that all necessary rights and clearances have been secured to exhibit the work at the festival.Submitted work must have been completed after January 1, 2020, and, unless prior approval has been granted, may not have been publicly screened or broadcast in Central Oregon prior to the 2021 festival dates.

o Categories:​ (Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Environmental Outdoor Feature, Indigenous Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Short, Outdoor Short, Animated Short)

o Address:​ 1000 NW Wall Street Suite 240 Bend, Oregon 97703United States

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: October 6-9

o Deadline:​ April 29 (Regular Deadline), June 10 (Late Deadline), July 1 (Final Deadline), July 22 (Extended Deadline), August 12 (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

 

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 18-27

o Deadline:​ May 31 (Early Bird Deadline), July 31  (Regular Deadline), August 31  (Late Deadline), October 1 (Extended Deadline)

o Application Fee: ​$20-$60

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 

 

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 ce ntered 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 2

o Deadline:​ April 30 (Late Deadline), May 31 (Extended Late Deadline), July 31 (Final Deadline) 

o Application Fee: ​$40-$60

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 

 

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 1-4 

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

 

Women’s Comedy Film Festival in Atlanta 

The Women's Comedy Film Festival in Atlanta is a theatrical screening event in Atlanta for independent films featuring female filmmakers, actors, directors, writers and producers from all over the world. This is an amazing opportunity to showcase the talent of female directors, writers, actors, and everything in between right here in one of the world's fastest growing film communities. The Women's Comedy Film Festival also recognizes exceptional filmmaking and screenwriting with awards and nominations by our judging panel. Submit your film if you meet AT LEAST ONE of the following requirements:

o When/Where: March 23, 2023

o Deadline:​ March 31 (Women’s History Deadline), April 30 (April Early Deadline), May 31(Spring Early Deadline), July 31 (Summer Early Deadline),  August 31 (Labor Day Deadline), September 30 (Fall Early Deadline), November 30 (Regular Deadline), December 31 (Late Deadline), January 31 (Final Deadline) 

o Application Fee: ​$22.50-$50

o Eligibility:​ Script writers, in addition to submitting your script to the festival we also provide optional script coverage. Script coverage with our festival includes the price of your submission fee. Your work will be analyzed by a Cinema Life filmmaker who's produced award-winning films, has extensive writing experience, and also understands the indie way of filmmaking.

o Categories:​ Feature, Animated, Documentary, Comedy Short

o Submission Information

 

aGLIFF/Prism Film Festival 

There is no more important place for your LGBTQIA+ film to screen in the Southwest. aGLIFF is the longest-running queer film festival in the US Southwest and the Fourth oldest in America. We are also the oldest film festival in Austin (older than AFF and SXSW).  PRISM, our 35th annual marquee LGBTQIA+ film festival will be held in-person August 24 - 29, 2022. All films submitted through FilmFreeway and selected will be eligible for cash prizes, $500 for shorts and $1000 for features, as awarded by the jury. aGLIFF is a nominating partner for the Iris Prize, the annual £30,000 prize allowing the winner to make their next film, the largest prize for an LGBTQIA+ film in the world

o When/Where: August 24-29 

o Deadline:​ April 29 (Regular Deadline), May 20 (Late Deadline), June 24 (Extended Deadline) 

o Application Fee: ​$10-$45

o Eligibility:​ aGLIFF accepts films of any length and genre that are about or of interest to the LGBTQIA+ community. We strongly support authenticity in filmmaking and believe LGBTQIA+ stories should be told by LGBTQIA+ filmmakers - writers, directors, producers - use your Director's Statement or your Cover Letter to introduce yourself and your team. And yes, trans characters should be played by trans actors. It's 2022 people.

o Categories:​ Feature, Animated, Documentary, Comedy Short

o Submission Information

 

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!

o When/Where: September 16-18

o Deadline:​ March 11 (Regular Deadline), May 20 (Late Deadline), June 24 (Extended Deadline) 

o Application Fee: ​$27-$45

o 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

o Categories:​ Feature, Animated, Documentary, Comedy Short

o Submission Information

 

Manhattan Short Film Festival 

During one week of the year over 100,000 film-lovers gather in over 500 Cinemas across 6 Continents to view and vote on the Finalists Films' in the 25th 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. If making short films is about getting your work out there, nothing compares to MANHATTAN SHORT.

o When/Where: September 24 - October 2

o Deadline:​ July 31 (Regular Deadline) 

o Application Fee: ​$30-$50

o Eligibility:​ Films Must Be 20 Minutes and Under in Length.

o Categories:​ Short Film, Screenplay, Music Video 

o Submission Information

 

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. Lift-Off invites filmmakers to this exceptional showcase location, that aims to deliver more opportunities for ambitious creatives to build their professional lives. From talent agencies, sales agents, distributors, and the press - New York Lift-Off is the destination for filmmakers looking to build their career, and have the right eyes on their work. The audience feedback in NYC will give filmmakers a unique, quantifiable and intelligent breakdown as to how their work communicates. 

o When/Where: July 1-31 

o Deadline:​ February 1 (February Deadline), March 1 (March Deadline), April 1 (Regular Deadline), May 2 (Late Deadline), June 1 (Final Deadline) 

o Application Fee: ​$18-$100

o Eligibility:​ If you pay a submission fee, we will screen your work. Our programme's are separated into categories based on your content's level of storytelling, production value, message and acting. During the festival we have two voting committees - our professional jury and the general public. IMPORTANT NOTE: Our online festivals are NOT a pay for vote platform. If you invite your friends and family to watch either the physical or online screenings it is encouraged that they engage with as much of the content as possible and vote accordingly. This is why two votes are always counted from each audience member with both votes resulting in 1 point for each film. We are doing our best to invite new and exciting audiences to genuine indie film content - if you can encourage your audiences to do the same we will build a wonderful network of opportunity for all, no matter where you are starting out. Proudly, we have no other restrictions for your work. This includes your work's premier status, it's age and/or whether your work has been made available online

o Categories:​ Feature, Short, Animated, Documentary 

o Submission Information

 

Atlanta Women’s Film Festival 

The Atlanta Women's Film Festival is a live screening of short films and table read event 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. Script writers, in addition to submitting your script to the festival we also provide optional script coverage. Script coverage with our festival includes the price of your submission fee. Your work will be analyzed by a Cinema Life filmmaker who’s produced award winning films, has extensive writing experience, and also understands the indie way of filmmaking.

o When/Where: October 2

o Deadline:​ February 29 (Regular Deadline), March 31 (Spring Deadline), April 30 (Late Deadline), May 31 (Extended Late Deadline), July 31 (Final Deadline) 

o Application Fee: ​$30-$60

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:​ Feature, Short, Animated, Comedy, Horror 

o Submission Information

 

Trans Stellar Film Festival 

We are a film festival made by and for queer people! We seek films created by queer filmmakers, of any content, and provide a platform for exhibition of the very best. Please note: we accept films only from LGBTQ+ filmmakers. In 2022, we will be continuing with a hybrid format, using both a virtual platform and an in-person festival. Our annual festival typically takes place in the Fall over 2 days at an independent theater in Detroit. We love to host you, the winning filmmakers, for Q&As with the public! For the past 5 years, we have put together an incredible festival hosting films from across the globe, from world premieres to city favorites, we show a wide selection of films by queer artists like you. Our Mission: Trans Stellar Film Festival encourages diversity and queer agency in art by promoting the exhibition of films created by queer people. We seek films by queer filmmakers with a variety of content and form and provide a platform for their exhibition to the public and industry professionals. Our values include diversity, inclusion, agency, accessibility, and community. Please contact us at lauren.bc@transstellarfilmfestival.com about fee waivers or discounts available.

o When/Where: October 14-15 

o Deadline:​ June 15 (Regular), July 15 (Late) 

o Application Fee: ​$10-$25

o Eligibility:​ Trans Stellar is for LGBT+ and queer filmmakers to submit any film of any genre/style. Films do not have to have "queer content" to be considered. Due to accessibility concerns, we are currently unable to screen pornography.

Submitted films: 

—MUST be made by an LGBT+ and/or queer person* 

—MUST be in English, or have English subtitles 

—NOT disparage or police any minorities or identities 

—NOT have any fees associated with the rights to show

*LGBT+ includes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, nonbinary, pansexual, asexual, genderfluid, and other identities. Queer encompasses all of these identities, as well as any identities that fall “between” or “outside” these labels. Queer is the preferred term for TSFF, however if you submit and do not wish to be labeled under the queer umbrella, please let us know.

*The filmmaker is someone who maintains significant creative control over the content of the image and the story. This position is usually director. If you hold a different position, but feel you meet these qualifications, feel free to submit and your case will be considered. 

By submitting your film, the Filmmaker agrees to the Terms & Conditions available at www.transstellarfilmfestival.com/terms

o Categories:​ Feature, Short

o Submission Information

 

Super Duper Diversity Film Festival  

Monthly Selections!

Super Duper Good News! Our festival’s Official Selections will stream on ShortsDaily via your Roku TV or device.

o When/Where: August 20

o Deadline:​ February 20 (February Deadline), March 15 (March Deadline), April 15 (April Deadline), May 15 (May Deadline), June 15 (June Deadline), July 15 (July Deadline)

o Application Fee: ​$25-45

o Eligibility:​ Submitting your film does not guarantee festival acceptance or screening. Acceptance into the festival does not guarantee award or prize. Submission fee's are nonrefundable. Golden State Film Festival reserves the right to change programming without notice.  By submitting you agree that you parties hold complete ownership and rights to any and all submitted materials. By submitting your project you grant screening rights to the Super Duper Diversity Film Festival to use at their discretion both at the festival, online, and/or social media for any promotional use. Previously screened projects are accepted. All submissions are to be made via FilmFreeway. Please submit social media page..

o Categories:​ Feature, Short, Documentary, Documentary Short, Animation

o Submission Information

 

The Most Important Film Impact Awards 

Join our International Film Festival, The Most Important Films, also known as the TMIF Impact Awards, for our fourth season. TMIF was created to connect our filmmakers with seasoned industry professionals, such as our honorable judge and Hollywood director Lewis Teague ("Cujo," "Jewel of the Nile," "Navy Seals"), Industry Powerhouse James Dentley (Network CEO of JD3TV), TV Icon and Humanitarian Susan Stafford, and other successful industry professionals to celebrate, honor, and elevate opportunities for films and scripts with a message. Created by purpose-driven producers, directors, and actors, The TMIF Impact Awards, held in Los Angeles in November 2022, is an independent festival that celebrates courageous talent. We see the art of film as a unifier that transcends all cultures and languages creates a vision for a better future. Our TMIF director and award-winning filmmaker Anabelle D. Munro and her team of passionate industry professionals have one goal in common: we want to support other filmmakers and create a platform for diverse voices from all over the world.Opportunities at TMIF are literally like no other in the world; TMIF has partnered up with the Los Angeles Asian Film Awards, The Newsfest, and The Get it Made Film Festival and will also present "Flow Project", helmed by writer/producer Alexander Moreno and Hollywood legend David Frankel, as one of our socially relevant program's highlights for the upcoming season. Together, we provide incredible resources and an exciting and wide variety of industry experts, seminar speakers, and celebrity panelists. TMIF and the L.A. Impact Award Festivals are all about highlighting the impact and meaning of the story. We call this artistic approach "purpose-driven," be it a script, film, documentary, music video, reels, composition, and more. TMIF offers a dense, powerful line-up of programming, panels, and networking opportunities by teaming up with these influential partner festivals. Our mission is to serve and help outstanding and passionate creatives succeed and thrive within an industry. Our Festival is open to ALL filmmakers and Writers of all genres and lengths. All submissions must make a creative and poignant statement, initiate a critical dialogue, and make a difference in those who view it or read it. If you have a social impact message film, be it subtle or straightforward, we want to see it. The TMIF Impact Awards show 20/21 as part of the L.A. Impact Awards will run LIVE from November 10 to November 13, 2022, in Los Angeles, where our TMIF Impact Award winners will be honored at the live award show dedicated to them and their craft. Seminars, after-parties, events, and screenings will all be live, as well. We honor small films and notable films. Our primary purpose is to support Independent filmmakers in the short and long run. We care because we are filmmakers and know that helping each other in the Independent scene is essential to succeed. Countless projects and collaborations have come from the connections made at TMIF

o When/Where: November 10-13

o Deadline:​ March 31 (Regular Deadline), May 31 (Extended Regular Deadline), June 25 (Late Deadline)

o Application Fee: ​$26.25-$70

o Eligibility:​ We accept and showcase submissions for fiction, and nonfiction features, shorts, music videos, photography, composition, and of course, the written word - all formats are welcome. Anabelle Munro's TMIF selects every submission with an impact message and meets our quality standard as a reward for all filmmakers advancing this world with their art. All genres are welcome. Winners and specific finalists of screened content will be contacted three weeks before the Festival. All entries will be judged on the filmmaker's content, creativity, imagery, story, and skill. Films produced from 2018 to October 2022 may be submitted. Works in progress will be accepted. Online screeners, DVDs (NTSC Region 1), Blu-Rays are welcomed for submission and consideration by the Selection Committee. We only screen finalists (films that receive a nomination) during our live event, which must be exhibited on DCP. An MPEG4 film file is required as a backup.

.o Categories:​ Feature, Short, Documentary, Documentary Short, Animation

o Submission Information

 

Los Angeles Asian Film Festival  

Los Angeles Asian Film Awards, originally called Las Vegas Asian Film Awards (LVAFA), was an independent festival that resides beneath the umbrella of AOF MegaFest, which is in its 19th year, is the largest film event of its kind in the world. Held in Las Vegas at the Premiere Theaters and Locations, the show regularly exceeds 20,000 guests and attendees. After a first successful annual event in Las Vegas with the legendary AOF MegaFest in summer 2021, it moved to Los Angeles, the center of the world film industry. Opportunities at Los Angeles Asian Film Awards are literally like no other in the world; Los Angeles Asian Film Awards can put more resources together and offer a wide variety of industry guests, seminar speakers, and panelists. We invite you to join festival director, Award-Winning Filmmaker and Writer Lureen Wu and honorable judge, director Roger Christiansen ("Friends," "Hannah Montana," "Tango Down") as they bring you a selection of pure Asian Cinema for Screenings and Awards. The situation surrounding COVID-19 has caused much pain in the film and entertainment industries, and no group has been affected more than Asian Filmmakers, Writers, and Creators. The Los Angeles Asian Film Awards is a hub and platform for Asian filmmakers to have their works seen and voices heard. Festival Director Lureen Wu was born and raised in Shanghai, China. She worked as a TV director in Shanghai for years, including TV documentaries, TV commercials, celebrity talk shows, and music videos. Early in her career in Shanghai, Lureen worked with the Emmy Award-winning television interviewer, Nancy Merrill, in the English talk show "Nancy Merrill: Minds of Millionaires" on the international channel of Shanghai TV Station(SMG) and CCTV NEWS. After moving to the United States, Lureen continued pursuing her career in film. She worked with filmmakers who are part of some best-known movies and TV shows such as Friends, Les Misérables(2012), The Big Bang Theory, Saw, Sex and The City, Iron Man 2, Grey's Anatomy, The Princess Diaries, Stranger Things, Game of Thrones......Our Festival is open to ALL Asian filmmakers, talents, and writers of all genres and lengths.

o When/Where: November 11-13

o Deadline:​ February 28 (Regular Early Bird Deadline), March 31 (Regular Deadline), May 31 (Regular Late Deadline), July 31 (Late Deadline), October 15 (Extended Deadline)

o Application Fee: ​$40-$55

o Eligibility:​ We are Accepting submissions for feature Narrative and Documentary, short Narrative and Documentary, Music Videos, TV Commercials, short/feature scripts. All genres are welcome. The festival programming staff will place your film in the appropriate category. To Enter for Competition your film or Project must have a writer, producer, talent or director of Asian descent in order to be eligible for awards.

o Categories:​ Feature, Short, Documentary, Documentary Short, Animation

o Submission Information

 

Chelsea Film Festival 

The Chelsea Film Festival (CFF) has been selected in the "TOP 10 BEST FILM FESTIVAL IN NORTH AMERICA" (#6) by USA Today in 2019 among 19 other film festivals in the USA.CFF is an organization dedicated to supporting films and the artists who create them by providing a creative forum for exchange and discovery with the public. The Festival attracts filmmakers, artists and audience members from across North America and around the globe. It premieres independent feature-length, documentaries and short films with a Global Focus. Chelsea Film Festival aims to raise an awareness about foreign independent films and discover upcoming talents. The Chelsea Film Festival is an international film platform for world lovers.

o When/Where: October 13-16

o Deadline:​ March 31 (Regular Deadline), May 31 (Late Deadline), July 25 (Extended Deadline) 

o Application Fee: ​$9-$100

o Eligibility:​ Entries must be New York City premieres and have been completed in 2021 or 2022. Films shown in other festivals or public screenings in New York are not eligible for consideration. Contact us directly at info@chelseafilm.org if your film is a WORLD PREMIERE.

o Categories:​ Feature, Short, Documentary, Documentary Short, Animation

o Submission Information

 

Reel Sisters of the diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series 

The Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series is a two-day annual film festival founded by African Voices magazine. Established in 1997, Reel Sisters (www.reelsisters.org) is dedicated to providing opportunities for women of color to advance their careers in the film industry. Reel Sisters accepts films written, directed, or produced by women/non-binary filmmakers of color. Reel Sisters is the first Academy Qualifying Film Festival for short narratives devoted to women of color across the globe. Reel Sisters is an IMDb qualifying film festival. Reel Sisters celebrates our 25th Anniversary in 2022! APPLICATION INFO: YOU MUST SUBMIT PRODUCTION STILLS/PHOTOS and a TRAILER for your submission to be ELIGIBLE AND COMPLETE. You can screenshot photos from your film if you were unable to hire a photographer. Reel Sisters is a competitive festival and films are selected by an independent jury. Please submit films early as deadlines are final. The festival provides quality customer service and does not offer fee waivers. The fee covers a small fraction of the administrative costs for running a professional Oscar qualifying film festival. Reel Sisters accepts all genres and formats with a special interest in submissions from animated and web series producers. Send us films that will make our audience “cry, dance, laugh, sing and explore." The festival curates events throughout the year so all entries will be considered for Reel Sisters Tea & Cinema series. Join our worldwide community of film professionals in celebrating stories produced, directed and written by women of color!

o When/Where: October 22-23

o Deadline:​ March 31 (Earlybird Film Deadline), May 23 (Regular Deadline), June 20 (Final Deadline) 

o Application Fee: ​$30-$55

o Eligibility:​ Please read our guidelines carefully before submitting your film as we do not issue refunds for entry fees. It is your responsibility to ensure your film meets our criteria and submission guidelines. We rarely accept films longer than 90 minutes. Your film must have a women of color as co-producer, co-director or co-writer, if the lead producer/director is male.

  • We only accept films via FilmFreeway. PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL US ANY VIDEO LINKS. If you submit to FilmFreeway via a Vimeo link, you must provide a passcode to view. You must make your film downloadable for our production staff if your film is accepted. If you do not make your film downloadable by the requested deadline, your film will not be eligible for consideration. 

  • Please contact FilmFreeway staff if you have any issues uploading your film and making it downloadable for our production staff if you receive an acceptance letter.

  • We will need downloadable trailer links from FilmFreeway or Vimeo to help promote your film in our festival. You must submit the trailers and photos with your application. If your materials are not submitted with your application, your film will be disqualified.

  • Complete the details required, providing brief synopsis of the film, credits, production stills and trailers. We accept photographs in all formats including JPEGs, TIFFs and EPS (electronic photos must be 300 dpi resolution for promotional purposes). 

  • All accepted films will be notified via email. Please make sure ALL of your Contact Information is up-to-date. If your email changed between the time you submitted your film and our Notification Date, please update it ASAP so we can correspond with you.

o Categories:​ Feature, Short, Documentary, Documentary Short, Animation

o Submission Information

 

Los Angeles Latinx Film Festival 

The LA Latinx Film Festival champions work produced by filmmakers of Latinx decent as well as stories about Latinx culture and heritage. We will be accepting submissions from LATINX DIRECTORS, WRITERS, MAJORITY LATINX CREW (at least 50%) and/or LATINX 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: July 21-24

o Deadline:​ February 14 (Regular Deadline), March 25 (Late Deadline), April 22 (Final Deadline), May 13 (Extended Deadline), June 3 (Last Chance) 

o Application Fee: ​$22.50-$91

o Eligibility:​ All Films must feature work produced by filmmakers of of Latinx decent as well as stories about Latinx culture and heritage. We will be accepting submissions from LATINX DIRECTORS, WRITERS, MAJORITY LATINX CREW (at least 50%) and/or LATINX STORIES of ANY GENRE. 

  • Film Entrants must submit online screeners through FilmFreeway for consideration. 

  • Entry forms and payment will not be processed without accompanying Preview Copies in one of the accepted formats for film applicants. 

  • All entries must be in English or - SUBTITLED, DUBBED, unless special arrangements have been made with festival. 

  • All films selected for screening at the festival grant LA FILM FESTIVALS the right to use stills and excerpts of up to two minutes for promotional purposes. 

  • LA Film Festivals is not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged entries. 

  • Exceptions to the festival regulations must be authorized by one of the Festival Directors. 

  • Multiple entries are permissible, but each entry must be accompanied by a separate Entry and fee. 

  • Submissions will not be returned. 

  • All fees are nonrefundable. 

  • Submission to the festival is not a guarantee that your film will be screened.

o Categories:​ Feature, Short, Documentary, Documentary Short, TV Pilot, Music Video 

o Submission Information

 

 

International Diversity Film Festival 

The International Diversity Film Festival recognizes and showcases films and screenplays with a member of an underrepresented community included as one of the following: Lead Character OR Filmmaker (Director, Writer, or Producer). FILMS: The International Diversity Film Festival recognizes and showcases narrative and documentary features and shorts (including web episodes) in ALL genres. SCRIPTS: The International Diversity Film Festival recognizes and showcases feature screenplays, shorts, and television scripts. The International Diversity Film Festival was created to encourage content creators from unique backgrounds to share their stories/ The festival will promote the work of diverse (thought, race, gender, age, religion, physical ability and sexual orientation) filmmakers and recognize them globally for their achievements in film. Whether a finalist or not, all officially selected filmmakers will be invited to join us at the International Diversity Film Festival for screenings, networking, resources, collaboration, learning, partnerships and for our official premieres and awards ceremony blocks. The International Diversity Film Festival selections will be judged and decided on by award-winning independent filmmakers working in the industry. Whether you're a finalist or not, this festival is a blast all around!

o When/Where: August 25-28, 2022 

o Deadline:​ December 31 (Regular Deadline), March 31, 2022 (Late Deadline), August 6, 2022 (Extended Deadline) 

o Application Fee: ​$15-$80

o Eligibility:​ All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway with a secure online screener.

  • Each accepted film must be submitted in the .mp4 or .mov format, preferably.

  • By submitting to the festival you confirm that you own the rights of the film, including the rights to the music in the film.

  • There is no minimum running time.

  • Films must have been completed on or after Jan 1, 2018.

  • All genres are welcome (narrative, animated, experimental, documentary or music video).

  • Filmmakers may submit multiple entries as long as each film is submitted with its own Entry Form, online screener and paid Entry Fee.

o Categories:​ Feature, Short, Documentary  

o Submission Information


ONSCREEN 

The Webs We Weave 

Imagine a world where The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, and The Source Code collaide. SAM TORRES (22), finds a room for rent as she is settling in for college. LOLA SANCHEZ (62) is the owner of the house looking for a new tenant to help her pay the rent. However, without realizing, they start off on the wrong foot. Sam turns on loud music late at night and wakes up Lola. She is furious and wants her revenge. She plots a curse on Sam and conjures a demon. With this curse, Sam goes on a bumpy road in fighting with her sanity. Already struggling with mental health before moving in, this takes a toll on Sam. The paranoia and hallucinations are too much to handle, so Sam overdoses. Was it all in her head? After this ordeal, Sam finds herself on the first day she moves in, starting the whole cycle all over again. Is this hell?

o Pay: Unpaid. 

o Casting: Various Roles 

o Submission Instructions: When submitting your self-type please slate your name and the character you are auditioning for.

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

OFFSCREEN 


Project Manager, New Initiative Operations, Marvel 

The new hire (Project Manager; New Initiative Operations) will be expected to work with the Director, BD Operations & Strategy and their respective team in managing new content business ventures and partnerships for Marvel. As many of these new businesses will not be systemized and formalized, it will be the responsibility of the new hire and their team to work across LOBs, and where necessary, with Disney, in creating best practices that lead to operational successes. Much of the day-to-day of the new hire will be working closely with and managing 3rd party partners to launch new opportunities for Marvel. As most of these new businesses will involve the creation of Marvel content, the new hire must have some level of content creation experience and must be an avid content consumer. In addition to managing a few new Marvel businesses and partnerships, it is the responsibility of the new hire to manage inbound Disney partnerships that involve Marvel IP. The new hire will serve as a proxy for Disney deals, managing Marvel guardrails, needs and approvals. As the development of these new businesses will be constantly evolving, the new hire must be a nimble, ultra-organized, out-of-the-box thinker and problem solver who is quick to find potential solutions instead of dwelling on the problems.

o Responsibilities:  Manage new Marvel business opportunities and 3rd party partnerships

  • Work closely with creative teams on the development of new Marvel content, ensuring all deadlines are met and marketing beats are hit

  • Interface and collaborate with both Marvel and Disney LOBs in support of 3rd party Marvel & Disney partnerships and opportunities

o Qualifications:  At least 5 years of professional experience, ideally with some corporate and/or successful startup experience 

  • Has some solid knowledge of the fitness space

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Logical thinker and problem-solver

  • Hungry, optimistic, and levelheaded

  • Is polite, kind and treats others the same way as they would want to be treated

o Submission Information

LA Independent Women in Film Awards 

LA Independent Women Film Awards focuses on international and U.S. film and script projects of all genres. Every season, the IMDb qualifying fest recognizes projects with a female producer, director, lead actress, writer, cinematographer, editor, composer, etc. All topics related to women's thoughts, women's fate, life conditions, women's views and so on are welcome to participate. All the winners will be promoted through various online magazines in California and can request to receive certificates and laurels. All the winners can request for screening through our festival. Our mission is designed to help create a platform for our filmmakers to be seen, but more importantly, get them the industry exposure to help sustain their craft for many years to come.The members of our jury will be award winning artists working in media from all over the world. All the award winners can request to be a jury member of a new edition of the festival in order to vote for one of the categories. LA Independent Women Film Awards is an outstanding event for promoting female artists working in media from all over the world.

o When/Where: July 11

o Deadline:​ May 6 (Early Deadline) May 31 (Regular Deadline) June 30 (Final Deadline) 

o Application Fee: ​$30-$60 

o Submission Information

 

Women Makes Movies 

Women Make Movies is in a period of growth and transition and we are in the process of reorganizing and re-envisioning staff positions. Now is a great time to join our team – you can contribute directly to our exciting, evolving organization, and play a direct role in helping women from every corner of society tell stories that impact us all. If you are someone who thrives in an exciting, challenging, fast-paced, collaborative work environment, and you believe in the power of elevating the messages of women, then we encourage you to join our team.

o Seeking: Operations & Finance Manager, Executive Assistant, Program Coordinator 

o Location:  New York, NY 

o Website: https://www.wmm.com/jobs-and-internships/?goal=0_9003ae77e2-f27b653a0c-76879723&mc_cid=f27b653a0c&mc_eid=76ed59a0b 

 

A24

Based in NY and LA, A24 is the Academy Award-winning film and TV studio behind feature films such as Minari, Midsommar, Moonlight, Ex Machina, Uncut Gems, and this summer’s Zola and The Green Knight. A24 TV productions include the Emmy-winning series Euphoria for HBO starring Zendaya, Hulu series Ramy from Golden Globe-winner Ramy Youssef, the eponymous variety series from viral comedy sensation Ziwe for Showtime, the forthcoming Joseph Gordon-Levitt Apple series Mr. Corman, and the Netflix anthology series Beef starring Oscar nominee Steven Yeun and Ali Wong.

o Seeking: Associate Brand Creative Director, Associate Brand Creative Producer, Coordinator International Servicing, Publishing Operations Manager, Post-Production Executive, Senior Creative Production Paid Media, Talent Acquisitions Lead 

o Location: Los Angeles, CA & New York, NY 

o Website: https://a24films.com/jobs 

 

Girls Write Now 

Girls Write Now is the first writing and mentoring organization for girls and gender-expansive youth. We are a passionate and multi-generational community with a 25 year track record of success. These positions, all rooted in writing, mentoring, equity and wellness, will lead Girls Write Now through an exciting period of growth as we build a powerhouse of unheard voices across industries. Check out our new positions!

o Seeking: Community Manager, Development Manager, Fellow 

o Eligibility: Do you have at minimum a college degree?

  • Are you a consummate, detail-oriented systems-person?

  • Are you an excellent writer who loves and appreciates literature?

  • Are you digital media savvy—both multimedia and social media?

  • Do you want to be part of shaping program development?

  • Do you thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing, super-collaborative environment, where work will be iterative and priorities shifting in concert with your team, while producing deliverables to multiple supervisors?

o Location: New York, NY

o Website: https://www.girlswritenow.org

For more information: 

https://www.girlswritenow.org/new-positions-at-girls-write-now/ 

 

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 




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 InformationF

 

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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