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FILM FESTIVALS 

Peach Theatre & Film International Film Festival 

The PEACH Theatre and Film Intl. Festival is a unique and rare experience that merge two beautiful genres of arts and entertainment. Both theatre and film. Featuring one full day of live theatre on stage and two days of short films on the big screen, showcasing 30 short films and 6 plays, in one of the world's most famous cities, internationally known for being the home of entertainment. Los Angeles, California. Our mission is to select films and plays based on content, quality, and merit. It is also our volition to honor the creatives selected, with integrity and respect for their hard work, discipline and sacrifice to get their productions completed and ready for display. As playwrights, filmmakers and entertainment professionals ourselves, we understand what it takes, and for that reason, we salute you! Become a part of history with us.

o When/Where: November 14-16 

o Deadline: August 30 (Late Deadline) 

o Application Fee: $35

o Eligibility: Our disclaimer, at The PEACH Theatre & Film Intl. Festival, exempts our organizers from liability because of loss, damage, theft, or injury to body or property of attendees even when that damage may be the result of some negligence. The event disclaimer states that attendance, and participation are deemed at your own risk and that anyone attending or taking part in the event must use good judgment, obey all laws and take reasonable care to avoid any injury to their person or property. By submitting to The PEACH Theatre & Film Intl. Festival, you agree to these terms.

  • Submission Fee includes consideration for all categories.

  • (Filmmakers): Trailers must be included in your Film Freeway submission, to be considered for official selection.

  • We do not accept student films or "Works in progress."

  • Films must have been released, no earlier than January '2020

o Categories: Short Film, Documentary Short, Animated Short, Full-Length, Web-Series, Comedy Short 

o Submission Information


Katra LatinX Film Festival 

The 4th Annual Katra Latinx Festival call for entries now open! Presented by DIGITAL OCEAN, the Katra LatinX Festival is the premier independent Latino film event in the country. After launching virtually in 2020, KLX proudly returned to NYC for in-person screenings this year to great fanfare and audience thirst for Latino content. Katra's Latinx mission is to champion independent Latino talent in front of and behind the camera where it belongs. KLX is an offshoot of the world-renowned Katra Film Series and was formed after the release of the 2019 UCLA Diversity Report revealed the dearth of the Latinx diaspora in Hollywood. KLX aims to change that by discovering, exhibiting and promoting new works by underrepresented Latinx Filmmakers with theatrical screenings, panel discussions, workshops and distribution opportunities. All of our official selections will be offered a distribution deal with one of our major streaming partners and will compete for $10,000+ in prizes. KLX is dedicated to empowering and showcasing Latinx filmmakers from around the world including screenwriters, episodic creators, music video directors and more. To be eligible for consideration two key members of the production must be of Latinx descent (either writer, director, producer, or actor). We accept features, short films, episodics, microshorts, TV pilots, documentaries, music videos, experimental films, animation, screenplays and more.

o When/Where: April 13-15 

o Deadline: August 30 (Regular Deadline), September 9 (Late Deadline), September 30 (Final Deadline), October 31 (Extended Final Deadline) 

o Application Fee: $20-$70

o Eligibility: All submissions must have been completed after January 1, 2019 and be subtitled in English. 

  • There is no premiere policy.

  • Works-in-progress are accepted.

  • Exhibition Format: quicktime file or apple prores

  • Submitters understand that submission of their work authorizes the Katra Film Series to screen the work, and use the work for any exhibition, education and/or publicity purposes related to Katra Film Series. Katra Film Series is not responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, or royalty infringement related to the work. Submitters may receive future correspondence from the Katra Film Series.

  • Submission Fee

  • The submission fee is non-refundable. 

o Categories: Short Film, Documentary Short, Animated Short, Full-Length, Web-Series, Comedy Short 

o Submission Information


Queens Underground International Black History Month Film Festival 

Queens Underground International Black History Month Film Festival! Submit Here for February and April 2023 The First Black History Month Film Festival in the World is Accepting Projects For All Genres and Categories. It doesn't matter whether it's your first Film Festival or 10th, we're always excited to bring you to the forefront in one of the most Legendary areas in the world! From the Jazz Greats to Sports and Acting Legends, we're home to many of the most well known performers and this is why we offer so many categories and components to your Festival.

o When/Where: April 19 - 22 

o Deadline: September 24 (Regular Deadline), December 31 (Deadline), January 21, 2023 (Extended Deadline), February 25, 2023 (Late Deadline), March 8, 2023 (Last Deadline) 

o Application Fee: $40-$70

o Eligibility: WE ARE OPEN TO ANYONE from Anywhere - this is where you can tell your Story, Sing Your Song, Dance Your Dance, Tell a Joke or Two, Demonstrate Your Talent, show us how You host your Talk Show / Podcast. Stop us in our tracks with Your Poetry, Music, by sharing information about your Organization, Club, Cause, Neighborhood, Family, Culture, Traditions, or ideas of what the Future will look like. Yes, Film that Stage Play, Cos Play Scene, Demo Reel, Bloopers, Behind The Scenes Footage.

  • WE AVERAGE 12 countries per season- this Season we're up to 16 countries- and we're based in Queens, NY. Queens is both the largest borough in New York City and the most ethnically diverse urban area in the entire world, representing over 100 nationality and 138 different languages.

  • BE CREATIVE, BOLD, UNIQUE, TRADITIONAL OR UNCONVENTIONAL. What's Your Story? Share Your Story! We Want To See Your Story!

  • Break the Rules!! Break the 3rd Wall!!

  • Filmmakers may submit from anywhere in the world. Non-English Audio Must have English Subtitles. You can submit as an individual, group, organization, club, program, institution, or small business.

  • All submissions must meet the deadline and all other requirements, including submitting mp4 or mov files only. We do not stream from other platforms. All Movie Posters must include a Title. A Trailer is highly recommended so that we can use it to promote your acceptance. Pay attention to the deadline dates, if your submission process incomplete by the final deadline, your project will not be added to the lineup.

o Categories: Short Film, Documentary Short, Animated Short, Full-Length, Web-Series, Comedy Short 

o Submission Information


Shorts Not Pants 

Established in 2012 as a quarterly screening series in Toronto, Canada, Shorts Not Pants is now a festival weekend held each November. We've screened more than 500 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. Your submission will be evaluated by our team and if chosen, will screen at our festival in November 2022. We have more than a decade of great programming experience behind us, with lots of audience momentum.

o When/Where: November 18-27 

o Deadline: August 31 (Late Deadline), October 1 (Extended Deadline) 

o Application Fee: $37.50-$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. We screen from digital files ONLY. Films not in English must contain English subtitles.

o Categories: Short Film, Documentary Short, Animated Short 

o Submission Information


Latino Feedback Film Festival 

This festival is an extension to the popular Feedback Festival in Los Angeles and is designed to showcase the best of Latino stories from around the world. We accept screenplays (short, TV Pilot, feature) and short films from all corners of the world. !Showcasing all winning scripts & short films in the great city of Los Angeles at the LA LIVE Regal Cinemas.

o When/Where: September 22

o Deadline: August 4 (Final Deadline)

o Application Fee: $45-$120

o Eligibility: Make a film. We screen SHORT FILMS of any genre. Length of films screened are from 10 seconds to 3 hours! Send in your film link and press kit to chicago@wildsoundfestival.com

o Categories: Short Film, Feature Film 

o Submission Information


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



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 



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 


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


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


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


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

Keep It On the Fairway 

Casting "Keep It On The Fairway." Synopsis: A story of redemption and sacrifice about Sandra "Sandy" Brown, a professional golfer on the road with a husband and two teens back home. Production states: "A trailer for a women's golf television series. Seeking an actress who is an avid Golfer."

o Pay: Pays TBD. SAG-AFTRA New Media Agreement.

o Casting: Sandra "Sandy" Brown 

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

o Audition Information 


OFFSCREEN 

Sr. Producer, Miniseries, Wondery  

Wondery is looking for a writer, editor and manager to help produce its slate of miniseries, like as The Shrink Next Door, Dr Death, Do No Harm and Jacked. We are looking for a candidate who loves non-fiction character-driven audio storytelling and understands how to convey complex information in a dramatic, accurate, and emotionally engaging way.

This role can be either based in Los Angeles, CA or New York, NY. You will play a critical role in producing our original miniseries. Working closely with the Head of Miniseries, you will oversee multiple series from initial idea to delivery. You will lead production teams of Associate Producers and Producers on 2-3 projects at once. You will work to develop reporting strategies, ensure the accuracy of the reporting, shape story structure, tone and voice of each series, as well as edit, direct hosting and sound design and oversee final delivery. 

o Responsibilities: Work with Producers, Associate Producers and Reporters to develop and manage reporting strategy, production, writing and delivery.

  • Work with writers and editors to establish framing, structure, and tone for each series

  • Edit and provide detailed feedback on outlines, scripts, and sonically immersive mixes

  • Direct recording sessions with hosts

  • Manage editorial pipeline and production calendar

o Basic Qualifications: Experience as a producer/production manager/line producer or experience in production risk management

  • 6+ years experience with budgeting, scheduling and cost reports


o Preferred Qualifications: Bachelors degree (English, journalism, film studies, theater or related field)

  • Bachelors degree (English, journalism, film studies, theater or related field)

  • 5+ years writing or editing longform narrative journalism

  • 3+ years experience in screenwriting, playwriting, or documentary film-making

  • 2+ years experience producing longform narrative in the audio space

  • Skilled in project/time management and proven ability to produce creative work under deadline

  • Understanding of three-act structure and how to tell a story through a character's limited POV instead of omniscient narration

  • Experience working across narrative genres with a basis in fact – history, science, business, and others

  • Proficient interpersonal and communication skills with ability to effectively manage a range of personality types

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: October 10 - 12 

o Deadline: August 21 (Regular Fall Deadline), September 30 (Final Fall 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 

NYC Women's Fund for Media, Music and Theatre 

The NYC Women's Fund for Media, Music and Theatre provides grants to encourage and support the creation of digital, film, music, television, and live or online theatre content that reflects the voices and perspectives of all who identify as women.The NYC Women's Fund for Media, Music and Theatre ("Women's Fund"), administered by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) in partnership with the City of New York Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), is part of a groundbreaking series of initiatives that address the underrepresentation of women in film, music, television and theatre. The Fund provides grants to encourage and support the creation of content that reflect the voices and perspectives of all who identify as women. The $2 million to be awarded in the fourth cycle brings the grand total of funding to $7.5 million, allocated to a total of 335 recipients (89 in Cycle 3, 94 in Cycle 2, and 63 in Cycle 1).

o Deadline: November 1

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: In addition to being made by, for, or about all who identify as women, projects are eligible if they feature a prominent woman perspective; and/or include a woman-identified director and/or producer and/or writer/songwriter and/or engineer (for recordings) and/or woman-indentified protagonist(s) or lead musical role.

o Address: 538 9th Street, Suite 210 Oakland, CA 94607

o Contact: 415.391.1474

o Application Information 


LMCC Manhattan Arts Grant: Creative Engagement 

Creative Engagement is an arts funding program that provides seed grants to individual artists and nonprofit organizations for projects and activities that offer Manhattan communities diverse artistic experiences. Each year, the program supports over 150 arts projects in Manhattan, including concerts, performances, public art, exhibitions, screenings, festivals, workshops, readings and more. Through this grant program LMCC will award over $500,000 for projects serving communities from Inwood to the Battery taking place between January 1–December 31, 2023. The program funding provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs' Greater New York Arts Development Fund, and the New York State Council on the Arts' (NYSCA) Statewide Community Regrants (formerly the Decentralization program). 

o Deadline: September 13

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Applicants will be accepted for projects in any artistic discipline that meet the following requirements:Project must include a public component: an opportunity to access and engage with the arts that is promoted and available to the general public. In the case of workshops and participatory programs, participant recruitment must be open to the general public and reflected accordingly in outreach and promotional plans.

o The public component may be a single or series of in-person presentations, activities designed to be experienced solely online, or a combination of in- person presentations with complementary online engagements. Please see the Application Tips for project examples. 

o Projects intended to be experienced solely online must offer an opportunity for live/synchronous or active audience engagement. If you are considering applying with this type of project, please contact LMCC staff prior to the deadline for additional guidance.

  • ●  Public in-person activities of the project must be located in Manhattan. In the case of online programming, public activities must reach a Manhattan audience as demonstrated by the outreach and promotional plans.

  • ●  Project activities must take place between January 1 and December 31, 2023.

  • ●  Project budget must show a Creative Engagement request amount of no more than
    75% of the total project budget. Other planned income sources may include cash or in-kind contributions. Please see the Application Tips and Project Budget Template for guidance in accurately calculating this percentage and developing a working, balanced budget.

  • ●  All participating professional artists must be guaranteed a fee, indicated in the project budget. LMCC strongly encourages the use of funds toward artist fees and other project personnel.

  • ●  Applicants may not be a lead artist or key partner in more than one proposal to Creative Engagement.

  • ●  Applicants may only submit one (1) proposal requesting support for one (1) project from Creative Engagement, including those requesting both City and State funds.

  • ●  Applicants may also apply to the SU-CASA program, administered in Manhattan by LMCC and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), provided it is for a different project.

o Address: 125 Maiden Lane, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10038

o Contact: Flannery Winchester, Program Associate, Grants & Services 212-219-9401 ext. 119 or CreativeEngagement@LMCC.net

o Application Information  


LMCC Manhattan Arts Grant: Creative Learning

Creative Learning is a grant program designed to support and develop the capacity of Manhattan's teaching artists and small arts organizations to provide in-depth, community-based arts education and enrichment projects and programming to participants of all ages including youth, adults, and/or seniors. The program aims to support effective and innovative approaches to artist-led, age- and skills-appropriate instruction outside of the school setting, as well as education-based approaches to participatory arts projects. This program supports projects serving communities from Inwood to the Battery taking place between January 1 – December 31, 2023. The program funding provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs' Greater New York Arts Development Fund, and the New York State Council on the Arts' (NYSCA) Statewide Community Regrants (formerly the Decentralization program). 

o Deadline: September 13 5PM 

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Creative Learning supports sequential, skills-based arts study and participatory arts projects incorporating one or more art forms..

  • Project Requirements:

  • • Project activities may be dedicated to a discrete group of participants. Registration
    must be open and accessible for the target participants and reflected accordingly in outreach and participant recruitment plans.
    o Project activities may be a series of in-person workshops, distance learning activities offered solely through online or via other personal media, or a combination of in-person activities with complementary distance learning activities. Please see the Application Tips for project examples.
    o Projects designed for entirely remote instruction must offer opportunities for live/synchronous participation with the teaching artist. If you are considering applying with this type of project, please contact LMCC staff prior to the deadline for additional guidance.

    • Projects may, but are not required to, culminate in a public event or finished product such as an exhibit, performance, or presentation. LMCC encourages projects that feature opportunities for familial and community involvement.

    • Public in-person activities of the project must be located in Manhattan. In the case of distance learning projects, outreach and recruitment plans must demonstrate reach to Manhattan-based participants.

    • Project activities must take place between January 1 and December 31, 2023.

    • Project must hold at least three (3) sequential contact sessions between the same teaching artist and group of participants.

    • Project budget must show a Creative Learning request amount of no more than 75% of the total project budget. Other planned income sources may include cash or in-kind contributions. Please see the Application Tips and Project Budget Template for guidance in accurately calculating this percentage and developing a working, balanced budget.

    • All participating professional artists must be guaranteed a fee, indicated in the project budget. LMCC strongly encourages the use of funds toward artist fees and other project personnel.

    • Applicants may not be a lead artist or key partner in more than one proposal to Creative Learning.

    • Applicants may only submit one (1) proposal requesting support for one (1) project from Creative Learning, including those requesting both City and State funds.

    • Applicants may also apply to the SU-CASA program, administered in Manhattan by LMCC and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), provided it is for a different project.


o Address: 125 Maiden Lane, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10038

o Contact: Emerson Chang, Program Associate, Artist Services 212-219-9401 ext. 107 or CreativeLearning@LMCC.net

o Application Information  


LMCC Manhattan Arts Grant: UMEZ Arts Engagement

UMEZ Arts Engagement is a grant program designed to enhance the diversity and frequency of arts and cultural presentations in Upper Manhattan. The program provides direct support for these activities to Upper Manhattan's artists and nonprofit arts organizations under the guiding principle that support for artists of diverse disciplines, practices, cultural backgrounds, and career stages contributes to the vibrancy and sustainability of the communities in which they live and work. UMEZ Arts Engagement invites proposals from artists and arts organizations that are 1) based in Upper Manhattan and 2) presenting arts projects or programming serving Upper Manhattan between January 1–December 31, 2023. Program funding is provided by the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation (UMEZ). The UMEZ Arts Engagement program is administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)

o Deadline: September 13 5PM 

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Applications will be accepted for projects in any artistic discipline that meet the following requirements: Project must include a public component: an opportunity to access and engage with the arts that is promoted and available to the general public.

  • The public component may be a single or series of in-person presentations, activities designed to be experienced solely online, or a combination of in- person presentations with complementary online engagements. Please see the Application Tips for project examples.

  • Projects intended to be experienced solely online must offer an opportunity for live/synchronous or active audience engagement. If you are considering applying with this type of project, please contact LMCC staff prior to the deadline for additional guidance.

  • Public in-person activities of the project must be located in Upper Manhattan, defined as north of 98th Street on the east side of Fifth Avenue; and north of 110th Street on the west side. In the case of online programming, public activities must reach an Upper Manhattan audience as demonstrated by the outreach and promotional plans.

  • Project activities must take place between January 1 and December 31, 2023.

  • Project budget must show a UMEZ Arts Engagement request amount of no more
    than 75% of the total project budget. Other planned income sources may include cash or in-kind contributions. Please see the Application Tips and Project Budget Template for guidance in accurately calculating this percentage and developing a working, balanced budget.

  • All participating professional artists must be guaranteed a fee, indicated in the project budget. UMEZ and LMCC strongly encourage the use of funds toward artist fees and other project personnel.

  • Applicants may not be a lead artist or key partner in more than one proposal to UMEZ Arts Engagement.

  • Applicants may also apply to LMCC's Creative Engagement program for the same or different project in the same fiscal year.

o Address: 125 Maiden Lane, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10038

o Contact: Lina Alfonso, Program Manager, Grants & Services 212-219-9401 ext. 129 or UMAE@LMCC.net

o Application Information  


Sloan Distribution Grant

The Sloan Distribution Grant is a $50,000 grant awarded by Film Independent to a film that is entering its distribution phase. Eligible films must depict themes, stories and characters grounded in real science, technology or economics.

o Deadline: Rolling

o Application Fee: $65

o Eligibility: Applicants must be the producer of a narrative fiction feature film.The film should prominently feature science, mathematics and/or technology in the story and/or have a leading character that is a scientist, engineer or mathematician. Films with innovative marketing and distribution plans are encouraged to apply. All submitted films must be at least 70 minutes in length. Applicants must be legal residents of the United States. Film must be entering its distribution phase.

o Contact: artistdevelopment@filmindependent.org

o Application Information


Panavision New Filmmaker Program

Panavision believes in helping students and beginning filmmakers achieve their dreams. More than 25 years ago, Panavision launched the New Filmmaker Program, an ongoing grant program that loans camera packages to film schools, training programs, and independent filmmakers – at little or no charge. Panavision's commitment to the industry's future provides student and beginning filmmakers the opportunity to work with professional grade equipment early in their careers.

o Deadline: Rolling

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Submit your proposals at least two months before you plan to shoot. Due to the high demand for Panavision cameras and equipment, it is essential that you plan ahead and contact us early.

Proposal materials will not be returned.

The New Filmmaker Program does not discriminate as to the nature of the project that can receive equipment grants. Any form, from experimental to documentary to musical to traditional narrative, is welcome.

Camera grants are available only for productions in the United States. Customs laws make transportation of cameras out of the US prohibitive. No exceptions.

The New Filmmaker Program will not allow cameras to be used on projects that perpetuate racial or sexual stereotypes and prejudices. Pornography is absolutely unacceptable.

Grant recipients must obtain insurance must from an outside insurance agent. Students can generally have the school issue the necessary policies. Plan ahead! This can take several weeks to implement. The process varies from school to school, so check with your film department. Productions that are not attached to a school must obtain the necessary insurance from an independent broker. Panavision must receive proof of insurance two weeks prior to prep dates. EQUIPMENT WILL NOT LEAVE THE BUILDING WITHOUT PROPER INSURANCE. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Approved proposals are subject to a service fee for equipment.

Anamorphic lenses are not available via the New Filmmaker Program

All gear is requests are subject to availability

o Contact: nfp@panavision.com

o Application Information


Catapult Film Fund

Catapult Film Fund provides development funding to documentary filmmakers who have a compelling story to tell, have secured access to their story, and are ready to shoot and edit a piece for production fundraising purposes. Our mission is to enable filmmakers to develop their films to the next level at a moment where funding is hard to find.

o Deadline: Rolling

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Catapult does not fund student films.

Documentaries must be 28 minutes or longer in length. We do not fund series.

Animation is okay. Documentary/narrative hybrids will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Development funds must specifically be used for the process of completing a fundraising piece, which may include writing, shooting and editing once story and characters are in place.

Applicants must own the copyright of their production, and have artistic, budgetary and editorial control over their project.

Applicants should preferably have previous film or television production experience in a principal role (director, co-director, producer, co-producer) as demonstrated by submitting a previously completed work sample.

Applicants who have not yet produced or directed their own feature length documentary should demonstrate that they will be working with an experienced filmmaker in a principal role.

Catapult only makes grants to 501(c)(3) organizations. In most cases, this will mean getting a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor for the project. A film production company or individual, including applicants from outside the US, may submit an application without a fiscal sponsor in place. Please see the FAQ section for more details.

o Contact: info@catapultfilmfund.org

o Application Information


Artist Rescue Trust 

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

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

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

o Deadline: Ongoing

o Eligibility: Be 18+

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

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

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

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

  • Not be enrolled in unemployment benefits.x

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

  • Not previously awarded a relief grant from this fund.

O Application Information


RESIDENCIES

The Fiore Center

The Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm is a program of Maine Farmland Trust (MFT) that actively connects the creative worlds of farming, conservation and the arts.

The purpose of the Fiore Art Center is to stimulate and advance the dialogue between human   and environment within the context of agriculture and today's culture at large. We hope to instill passion for preservation through the arts, create awareness and build community.

We do this through exhibitions and public educational events, through research and application of ecologically sustainable farming practices and by hosting residencies for artists on a historic farm.

o Deadline: Ongoing

o Application Fee: $15 if not from Maine

o When: Ongoing

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

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

o Contact: 207-338-6575

o Application Information


18th Street Arts Center

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

o Deadline: Ongoing

o Application Fee: Yes

o When: Ongoing

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

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

o Contact: 310-453-3711

o Application Information






OTHER RESOURCES 

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

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

backHer- Women specific grants for all fields

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

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

https://www.filmfreeway.com




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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