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FILM FESTIVALS


Winter Film Festival Awards International Film Festival NYC

New York City's Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated celebration of the diversity of local and international film-making. Our Mission is to recognize excellence in cinema and to promote learning and artistic expression for people at all stages of their artistic careers with a focus on nurturing emerging filmmakers and helping them gain recognition and contacts to break into this difficult industry. We pride ourselves on our diverse collection of Festival selections, allowing our audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn’t think to seek out. Now in its eleventh year, the rapidly growing Festival showcases the work of emerging filmmakers from around the world. For the 2021 Festival, 91 films from 28 countries were screened, including an eclectic mix of Animated films, Documentaries, Feature narratives, Horror films, Music Videos, Narrative shorts and Web series. 50% of the films were created by women, 53% were created by or about people of color. Works of all genres, forms, and lengths are considered. All selected films are screened at Cinema Village, NYC's top indie cinema in the heart of Greenwich Village. The Festival includes ten days of film screenings, educational panels, professional development workshops and industry networking after-parties, which will conclude with a glittering awards ceremony . Outstanding work will be awarded for each category, along with Best Director, Best Actor/Actress, Outstanding Woman Director, Best Student Film and the NY PERSPECTIVES Award for best depiction of the New York multi-cultural experience.  Winter Film Awards International Film Festival is an IMDB-qualifying festival. Like many of the great film Festivals across the country and the world, WFA seeks to bring our audience compelling and unique content that inspires the viewers and honors the filmmakers. There are hundreds of film festivals in New York City; what makes us different is our intense focus on a bias-free submissions review, the variety of our films and helping new filmmakers reach what may be their first real audience. WFA is a minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We work with all local NYC film schools, colleges, arts high schools and many cultural societies.

o When/Where: February 16 - 25 2023

o Deadline:​ September 5 (Early Bird Deadline), October 15 (Regular Deadline), November 4 (Late Deadline) 

o Application Fee: ​$20-$65

o Eligibility:​ All films must have been completed not earlier than January 1, 2020.

  • Films must be in English or have English subtitles Winter Film Awards is a non-profit organization and we do not pay Screening Fees Films must be submitted via online screener - we do not accept hardcopies of DVDs

  • Winter Film Awards does not require World Premiere, but appreciates if you notify us if you are either a World Premiere, International Premiere (your first premiere outside your country of origin), North American Premiere or New York Premiere.

  • Submission fees are in U.S. dollars, per film entry. All submissions for Winter Film Awards International Film Festival are to be paid by credit card. The submission fee is non-refundable. 

  • Submitting filmmakers/individuals will be notified by e-mail on or before January 5 2023. If the Festival will be postponed due to COVID-19, we will notify all submitters as soon as possible. Winter Film Awards does not send physical mail — please make sure the email address in your entry form is accurate. Changes of email address can be sent to submissions@winterfilmawards.com. Winter Film Awards is not liable for emails delayed by spam filters, server rejections, outdated email addresses or any other technical or human error.  If an accepted filmmaker is unable to submit the final screening copy of the film electronically, the filmmaker will be responsible for the mailing/shipping cost of the work for screening at the film festival. Films with incomplete materials by the deadline will forfeit their ability to screen in the festival. Winter Film Awards, its members, directors, employees, and volunteers are not responsible for lost, unplayable, misplaced, and undelivered film and media.

  • Submitted entry materials will not be returned.

  • A filmmaker with multiple entries (titles) must submit each entry and entry fee separately.

  • The Festival reserves the right to remove a film from the festival program for any reason or for no reason and shall not be liable for any refund or claims of any kind arising out of such removal.

  • The submitting filmmaker must own the copyright to the work. In the case of any legal dispute involving the film, Winter Film Awards will immediately remove the work from our schedule.

  • By submitting your film, Winter Film Awards is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

  • You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Winter Film Awards from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

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

o Submission Information

 

The Women’s Independent Film Festival 

The Women's Independent Film Festival is a chance to share and celebrate greatness in the world of female filmmaking. Our incredible community ranges from directors, to producers, to screenwriters, to actors, to content creators! Whatever the medium: We build this festival to shed light, deliver opportunity and celebrate the achievements of women in the world of filmmaking, storytelling and beyond! We're going into our 3rd year celebrating the Women's Independent Film Festival and we're so excited for this year's work, partnerships, competitions and more.  Whether a finalist or not, all officially selected filmmakers will be invited to join us at the Women's Independent Film Festival for screenings, networking, resources, collaboration, learning, partnerships and for our official premieres and awards ceremony blocks. The Women's Independent Film Festival was created to encourage female content creators with unique backgrounds to share their stories/ The festival will promote the work of women filmmakers and recognize them globally for their achievements in film.  Women have to be involved in the creation of ALL submitted films! That can be either as directors, producers, writers, performers, etc. Just as long as they were involved in the creation of the submitted work.

o When/Where: October 1 - 4 2023

o Deadline:​ August 31 (Summer Deadline), October 31 (October Deadline), December 31 (December Deadline), February 28, 2023 (February Deadline), April 30, 2023 (April Deadline), May 31, 2023 (May Deadline), June 30, 2023 (June Deadline), July 31, 2023 (Regular Deadline), September 1, 2023 (Final Deadline) 

o Application Fee: ​$10-$60

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.  By submitting to the festival you give consent to the festival programming staff to screen your work in front of the private audience of the Women's Independent Film Festival community.  There is no minimum running time. Films must have been completed on or after Jan 1st, 2019.  All genres are welcome 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:​ Shorts, Feature Film, Documentary, Animated

o Submission Information

 

OUTshine Film Festival

WE ARE A GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL AND THEREFORE ALL OF THE FILMS SUBMITTED MUST HAVE CONTENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE THEME. OUTshine is South Florida's premiere showcase for LGBTQ+ films producing a large scale festival in Miami (April) and Fort Lauderdale (October). OUTshine - Fort Lauderdale, is a critically acclaimed event, based in the world-renowned South Florida city of Fort Lauderdale. The 13th Fort Lauderdale festival will take place from October 13 - 23, 2022. We will be HYBRID with both IN-PERSON and VIRTUAL screenings. OUTshine is committed to its mission: To inspire, entertain and educate the public, encourage a sense of community through international and culturally diverse film, video and other media that offer historical and contemporary perspectives on the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience. The festival has grown from a 3-day event in which 25 films were presented to the current format of 10 days with 65+ films. OUTshine is an internationally acclaimed event serving as a platform for numerous World Premiers, North American Premiers and East Coast Premieres.

o When/Where: October 13 - 23 

o Deadline:​ July 30 (Regular Deadline), August 20 (Late Deadline), 

o Application Fee: ​$40-$55

o Eligibility:​ PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE A LGBTQI+ FESTIVAL AND THEREFORE ALL FILMS MUST FIT THAT NICHE  ALL FILMS MUST BE PRODUCED IN 2021 AND 2022. NO FILMS PRODUCED PRIOR WILL BE ELIGIBLE WE ONY ACCEPT FINISHED FILMS OR FILMS THAT WILL BE FINISHED AT TIME OF FESTIVAL. NO SCRIPTS PLEASE! ONLINE LINKS ONLY! OUTshine only accepts online screener submissions. Please send Vimeo links, dropbox, secure youtube or other on-line links to joe@outshinefilm.com. Physical screeners that are sent to the office will not be accepted, reviewed or returned. Once we receive your link we will check FilmFreeway to ensure all of the submission process has been fulfilled.Films must not be currently or prior to the end of the festival, be available on VOD/SVOD/DVD, TV, On-Line, or theatrical released in South Florida

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

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 5 - 11, 2023

o Deadline:​ July 18 (Midway to the Festival), August 15 (Summer Submissions), September 12 (Regular Deadline), October 10 (Late Deadline), November 11 (Extended Submissions), December 12 (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

 

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 20 - October 2

o Deadline:​ July 15 (Regular Deadline), August 12 (Late Deadline)

o Application Fee: ​$7-$20

o Categories:​ Feature Films, Documentaries, Short Films   

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: ​November 3-6

o Deadline:​ July 1 (Late Deadline), August 5 (Final Deadline), August 26 (Extended Deadline), September 16 (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

 

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 6 (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. 

o When/Where: November 23 - 29 

o Deadline:​ July 22 (2022 Final Deadline), August 14 (2022 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 13 - 23

o Deadline:​ July 1 (Regular Deadline), July 22 (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

 

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

 

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

 

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 Night I Met Grace 

Casting "The Night I Met Grace," a coming of age feature. Synopsis: A young introverted man meets a quirky woman, with a list of personal issues. He agrees to take her in for the night only to find out she's on the run from her abusive boyfriend. Things get complicated when they find out the boyfriend has found them and the young introvert need to step up and take control of the situation.

o Pay: Pays TBD. Travel and accommodations provided. Producers state: "Actors share a 40% share of the revenue from Amazon and foreign sales. Each actor's percentage is based on his/her screen time."

o Casting: Various Roles 

 

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

o Audition Information 

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

OFFSCREEN 

Operations Manager, Osmosis Films 

Osmosis Films (www.osmosisfilms.com) is a rapidly-growing New York-based creative studio and production company focused on building powerful creative experiences across films, series, animation, motion graphics, interactive content and more.The ideal candidate is a leader who can successfully develop and manage a diverse team. You will solve client problems while providing exceptional service and help develop new business opportunities. Osmosis Films is seeking a strong technical, scientific and financial Writer with experience across short- and long-form video, animation, websites, and other visual storytelling production. The Operations Manager will play a key role at Osmosis, functioning as the right hand to the Director of Operations. This person will be involved with all aspects of the agency, including finance, project workflow, and talent acquisition and will interface with all team members across all disciplines. This is a great opportunity to see how all the pieces fit together across the company.

o Responsibilities: Managing the input of information into our financial/workflow tool

  • Managing client invoicing system

  • Tracking and forecasting freelancer cost

  • Supporting Resource Management, as needed, with:

  • Responding to requests

  • Finding freelancers

  • Updating resourcing grid

  • Supporting Producers, as needed

  • Booking crews

  • Booking travel

  • Updating Budget Tracker

  • Supporting Director of Operations with agency initiatives

  • Posting open positions to our job board, as needed

 

o Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

  • Proven confidentiality

  • Acute intellectual curiosity

  • Entrepreneurial spirit

  • Intermediate to expert level Excel knowledge

  • AirTable knowledge a plus

o Submission Information

 

Office Manager, Anonymous Content 

Anonymous Content is a visionary and disruptive media company that produces multi-platform premium content and boasts an exceptional client roster which includes many of the world’s most renowned and innovative directors, writers, actors, and comedians. The company’s award-winning Film & TV division boasts many commercially successful and critically acclaimed works. Current Anonymous Content films include SWAN SONG (Apple TV+) as well as the recently released WORTH (Netflix), STILLWATER (Focus Features) and THE MIDNIGHT SKY (Netflix). The company is also behind the three-time Academy Award winning film THE REVENANT, Best Picture Academy Award winning film SPOTLIGHT, and Academy Award winning film for Best Original Screenplay, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND. The company’s TV credits include TRUE DETECTIVE (HBO), MR. ROBOT (USA Network), SCHITT’S CREEK (POP), HOMECOMING (Amazon), 13 REASONS WHY (Netflix), DICKINSON (Apple TV+), HOME BEFORE DARK (Apple TV+), and DEFENDING JACOB (Apple).We are looking for an Office Manager who has a genuine passion for being a part of our mission. This position is located in New York and requires working from the physical office at least 2-3x per week (subject to change).

o Responsibilities:  As the first point of contact in the New York Office, manage the overall operations and ensure the best experience for employees, guests, candidates, and vendors.

  • Ensure team members are comfortable, the office & kitchen are well-maintained and stocked, COVID protocol is followed, mail & packages are distributed and logged, the coffee is brewed, visitors are greeted, and that all events in the office are a success.

  • Execute a broad range of office duties in a fast-paced environment, driving procedures as well as positively influencing our company culture and consistently looking for ways to make the office more efficient.

  • Act as the main point of contact with all support vendors including building management, cleaning services, air conditioning, plumbing, etc. to resolve issues and complaints.

  • Work closely with IT to ensure all technology in the office is up and running smoothly at all times, including new hire desk/office set-up.

  • Staff the reception desk, greet visitors, and support with visitor related logistics, including freelancers and production crews using the facilities.

  • Manage expenses for office purchases.

o Submission Information

 

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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