4/03/2023

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FILM FESTIVALS

The East Village Queer Film Festival 

East Village Queer Film Festival (EVQ) celebrates queer film in all it's glorious diversity. We welcome filmmakers who entertain, explore and promote queer-themed issues and as well as the downtown avant garde. EVQ's further goal is community building through queer cinema. EVQ promotes the work of queer film and fosters a highly inclusive environment for all artists. You don't have to be LGBTQ+ to submit your film but you do have to be Queer!

o When/Where: August 24-26 

o Deadline: May 3 (Late Deadline), June 6 (Extended Deadline) 

o Application Fee: $40-$45

o Eligibility:You don't have to be LGBTQ+ to submit your film but you do have to be Queer! 

o Categories: Feature, Short, Music Video 

o Submission Information


San Diego Asian Film Festival 

Since 2000, the San Diego Asian Film Festival has been one of the premier platforms for Asian American cinema and has grown into the largest showcase of Asian and Pacific Islander cinema in the western United States. The festival is borne out of the love for independent film and the desire to showcase the diverse Pan Asian experience through film and other arts. SDAFF supports both Asian and non-Asian artists by giving them a venue to showcase their work, and it gives the community access to quality films that otherwise would never show in San Diego.

o When/Where: November 2-11

o Deadline: April 24 (Regular Deadline), June 2 (Late Deadline), June 23 (Extended Deadline: Shorts), July 14 (Extended Deadline: Features)

o Application Fee: $40-$60

o Eligibility: Films/videos entered into competition must be directed or principally acted by an artist of Asian or Pacific Islander descent, or contain subject matter relating to Asian or Pacific Islander cultures or communities. Clarify questions of eligibility prior to submission of entry.

  • Entries must have been completed after August 1, 2022. For feature-length films, the date of first public premiere (if any) must be after October 1, 2022.

  • Feature length entries cannot have been previously exhibited in San Diego at another film festival or commercial venue, or be available for broadcast, home video, or online for American audiences, before Nov. 20, 2023.

  • Each project entered into competition must pay an entry fee. There is no limit to the number of qualifying entries by any entrant so long as an entry form and fee accompanies each entry.

  • Non-English dialogue must be subtitled in English.

  • Films/videos cannot be re-entered into competition if previously rejected by the San Diego Asian Film Festival.

  • Entrants shall obtain all licenses, royalties, and permits necessary to present their work. Entry will assume all costs arising from the use of patented, trademarked, franchised, or copyrighted music, materials, devices, processes, or dramatic rights used in production of work.

  • Short films previously exhibited on the Internet are eligible for entry.

o Categories: Feature, Short, Documentary, Documentary Short 

o Submission Information


Los Angeles Latinx Film Festival 

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

o When/Where: October 5-8

o Deadline: April 28 (Regular Deadline), May 26 (Late Deadline), June 23 (Final Deadline), July 14 (Extended Deadline), August 4 (Last Chance) 

o Application Fee: $22.50-$91

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Submissions will not be returned. 

  • All fees are nonrefundable. 

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

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

o Submission Information


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 17, 2024

o 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


NYWIFT Member Screening Series - 2023 


The New York Women in Film & Television Member Screening Series is a unique opportunity for NYWIFT members to showcase their work in a theatrical setting. The series features a diverse array of projects from both established and emerging filmmakers in celebration of our community of women filmmakers. The NYWIFT member screening is open to all current members of NYWIFT. Films are selected and notified on a rolling basis for screening in the series. Due to high demand, screening is not guaranteed though we do our best to accommodate as many members as possible. Films may be short or feature length and may be paired with other film(s) for the screening. All genres are welcome. Projects must feature at least one current NYWIFT member in a key creative role. Films should have been completed within the last 4 years. If you have submitted your film in the past we encourage you to submit it again now for future consideration. 

o When/Where: The series takes place September through November and January through June.

o Application Fee: None 

o Eligibility: For the 2022-2023 season, we are envisioning a mix of virtual and in-person screenings, subject to change. Due to high demand, we cannot guarantee everyone an in-person slot. But alternately if you have a strong desire for your film to screen virtually, please note it in your submission.

  • Screenings are followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker / creative team.

  • Please note: By submitting your film, you confirm that you have or are able to attain the rights to screen this film in a public setting.

  • Please be aware that a public NYWIFT screening may disqualify you from submitting to certain other festivals. By submitting your film to us, you acknowledge that you are ready and willing for your film to screen publicly now.

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

o Contact: If you have any questions, please contact Katie Chambers at kchambers@nywift.org.

o Submission Information



Reel Sisters of the diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series 

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

o When/Where: October 21-22

o Deadline: March 24 (Earlybird Film Deadline), April 24 (Regular Deadline), May 22 (Final Deadline) 

o Application Fee: $30-$55

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

o Submission Information


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 12-15

o Deadline: March 31 (Official Deadline), May 31 (Late Deadline), July 7 (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


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: December 9-10

o Deadline: March 31 (Early Bird Deadline), May 31 (Regular Early Deadline), June 30 (Regular Deadline), July 31 (Regular Late Deadline), August 31 (Late Deadline), September 30 (Extended Deadline) October 31 (Final 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


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: March 6 (Mach Deadline), April 3 (Regular Deadline), May 1 (Late Deadline), June 5 (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


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 28 - October 8

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


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 22-27 

o Deadline: March 1 (Early Bird Deadline), April 1 (Regular Deadline), May 1 (Late Deadline), June 1 (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


New Faces New Voices 

Now in Year 4, New Faces New Voices is determined more than ever to continue discovering and highlighting new works often ignored by the mainstream and Hollywood. In just two short years our alums are making waves in the industry with theatrical and streaming distribution on Netflix, Sony Pictures Worldwide and more. Some of our most recent Alums were featured on CNN, ABC News and other local media outlets. NFNV showcases inclusive and diverse voices from around the world and is known for highlighting underrepresented communities - filmmakers of color, female filmmakers, members of the LGBTQ+ and disabled communities, including works by military veterans. Our recent alums include: Leah Kreitz who can now be seen in the NETFLIX series "Dash and Dilly"; Diane Paragas, who screened her short film "Unstoppable" in our first year, just acquired worldwide theatrical distribution for her debut feature "Yellow Rose" by Sony Pictures Worldwide and was featured in a story on CNN; And Molly Clark, who won an award earlier this year for her short film "Martin The Sea Turtle," was just featured in a story on ABC News. In 2022 we have over $15,000+ in prizes and distribution opportunities sponsored by Final Draft, JMR Rentals, Urbn-TV, UKW Media, Bowery Film Festival, Screenblade, Katra Film Series, and International Screenwriters' Association. 

o When/Where: September 12-14 

o Deadline: February 20 (Regular Deadline), March 12 (Late Deadline), April 2 (Extended Deadline), April 30 (Final Deadline) 

o Application Fee: $36-$120 

o Eligibility: To be eligible, at least one member of the production team must be a part of an underrepresented community such as filmmaker of color, female filmmaker, LGBTQIA, military veterans, etc. Either writer, director, or producer must fit this category. If you feel that you fit a community that is underrepresented or marginalized, please submit your work. We are open to all voices and faces with unique perspectives. 

o Categories: Short Films, Feature Films, Pilots 

o Submission Information


Equinox Mountain Environmental Film Festival 

This event will be the culmination of a grassroots effort to find and share stories of our environment and our role within it. Open submissions for short films -- everyone can be a filmmaker, and we encourage all kinds of work, whether long-term projects or pieces made over a weekend. Share your story, your community, your environment with us. Partners: Ninth Wave Global are an organization, community and think-tank working to re-imagine exploration and generate space for investigation and positive change in environmental and community settings. Heritage Project relates to indigenous filmmakers celebrating the living heritage of their culture or related topics. Shortlisted applicants will be screened at our weekend event in Upstate New York, at the end of which the finalists will be announced. Finalists will be rescreened at the festival and online on Sunday 24th September, with the winner announced after the screenings. All shortlisted filmmakers will receive free entry to the event.

o When/Where: September 22-24 

o Deadline: May 22 (Regular Deadline), July 22 (Final Deadline) 

o Application Fee: $8-30 

o Eligibility: Broadly environmental focus (including our role within it)

  • Applicants will be assessed on the strength and conviction of the message being portrayed, as well as the cinematography of the piece.

  • Film may have been previously screened, but no previous award winning films will be considered for the first place prize

  • If your film is in a language other than English, please provide English subtitles for judging purposes.

  • Applicants are responsible for the quality of the video.

  • Please submit your piece along with its title, a short description (max 100 words), and a chosen still image.

  • We intend to use short clips from the shortlisted films, together with the above, as promotional content. Please let us know if you are unhappy for us to do so.

  • Applicants are responsible for obtaining any necessary rights and permissions for third-party materials included in their films, including music, trademarks, logos, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights. Equinox Mountain Film Festival expressly disclaims all liability or responsibility for any violations of the foregoing.

o Categories: Short Film 

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 1, 2023 

o Deadline: December 31 (Holiday Deadline), January 31 (New Years Deadline), February 28 (Regular Deadline), March 31 (Spring Deadline), April 30 (Late Deadline), May 31 (Extended Late Deadline),  July 31 (Final Deadline) 

o Application Fee: $20-$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, Documentary, Screenplay, Action, Dramaa

o Submission Information


Female Eye Film Festival 

The Female Eye is a competitive international women directors' film festival that was The Female Eye is a competitive international women directors' film festival that was established in 2001, as a not-for-profit organization. The 20th anniversary returned LIVE at TIFF Bell Lightbox, June 2022. We look forward to the 21st edition! The Female Eye showcases high-calibre independent films that illuminate the best of debut, emerging, and established women directors from around the globe. Our Script Development Program is open to both men and women. FeFF is big on audience engagement and networking. Audience Q&As follow each film program. All festival delegates receive a VIP All Access Pass to the festival (screenings, script development, FeFF Photo Exhibit, happy hour, industry panels, tributes, workshops, and the closing awards ceremony), where networking with attendees, festival participants, and industry members is key. The Female Eye, noted for its intimate atmosphere and accessibility, attracts film enthusiasts, emerging and internationally recognized directors, screenwriters, seasoned industry professionals, celebrities, and decision-makers in the film and television industry. The Female Eye serves to bridge the gap between the written and film arts. We produce a robust Industry Initiatives Program consisting of panels, masterclasses, workshops, script development, and pitch and networking sessions. Annually, FeFF honours an Honorary Director and Honorary Maverick with a Best in the Biz Tribute, an "intimate conversation with" and award presentation. Script Development is a three-tier program comprising the Good to Go, a closed-door session with decision-makers for screenwriters with scripts that are "good to go"; the Script-Reading Series, where main scenes are read by ACTRA members before a live audience and industry guests who provide feedback to the writers; and the Live Pitch, where writers and their team members pitch to a live audience and an industry-led jury. The winner takes home a $2,500 cash prize. For ten consecutive years (2013–2022), the Female Eye Film Festival has been voted one of the "Top 50 film festivals in the world worth the entry fee" by MovieMaker magazine. FeFF is an accredited festival by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television and a Telefilm

o When/Where: June 8-12, 2023

o Deadline: January 31 (Regular Deadline), March 31 (Late Deadline), April 14 (Extended Deadline) 

o Application Fee: $50-$100

o Eligibility: Films must be directed by women. The Script Development Program is open to both men and women. Screenplays written by men must feature a female protagonist. Films must be produced within two years of the festival, and they cannot be streaming, televised, or playing theatrically in Canada. We give priority to films that have not yet screened in Toronto. The fee for the competition is applicable to all deadlines. Filmmakers and screenwriters must elect to compete for an award. The flat fee to enter the competition is $100 regardless of the deadline, genre, or project duration. FeFF programmers can also choose to nominate a project into the competition if they feel a project is award-worthy.

o Categories: Feature, Short, Screenplay 

o Submission Information


Flow Festival and Film Market 

FLOW (Florida Leaders Opening Worlds) Film Festival and Film Market is an international Film Festival that focuses primarily on promoting women in the film industry in non-traditional senior and leadership roles. Our mission is to encourage the growth of opportunities for women in important and male-dominated positions in the film industry, to fight gender bias and pave the way for an aspiring new generation of female film makers, through highlighting both their significant contributions and the films and film industry stakeholders who employ them

o When/Where: May 24-29, 2023

o Deadline: January 4, 2023 (Regular Deadline), March 15, 2023 (Late Deadline), April 14, 2023 (Extended Deadline) 

o Application Fee: $15-$130

o Eligibility: Content submitted to FLOW festival will be promoted on our website, in printed materials (such as the festival program) and in our press and marketing activity (this can include presenting films that we have selected to the press). The filmmaker gives us the right to use the name of the film and the images submitted for the uses listed.

o Categories: Feature, Short, Animated, Screenplay 

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: January 3-6, 2024 

o Deadline: October 30 (October Deadline), November 30 (November Deadline), January 31, 2023 (January Deadline), March 31, 2023 (March Deadline), May 31, 2023 (May Deadline), July 31, 2023 (July Deadline), September 30, 2023 (September Deadline), November 30, 2023 (Final 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


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


ONSCREEN

A Good Man is Hard to Find 

Casting for 'A Good Man is Hard to Find' a gothic horror. It's a short scene based on Flannery O'Connor's book.

o Pay: Not Paid 

o Casting: Various 

o Submission Instructions: NYC shoot, in a rehearsal space next to WSP. When submitting your self-type please slate your name and the character you are auditioning for.

o Audition Information 


OFFSCREEN 

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: June 17

o Deadline: April 28 (Regular Deadline), May 31 (Final Deadline) 

o Application Fee: $30-$60 

o Submission Information

Director, Creative Advertising 

Founded in 1912, Paramount Pictures works with talented filmmakers to produce and distribute entertainment around the world. The film studio's iconic logo has opened some of the most successful and beloved films in cinematic history, including timeless classics such as The Godfather, Chinatown, Forrest Gump and Titanic; and blockbuster franchises such as Star Trek, Transformers, Mission: Impossible and Sonic the Hedgehog. Recent, innovative, break-out films such as The Wolf of Wall Street, Arrival, Rocketman, and A Quiet Place have added to Paramount's film legacy. With a beautiful 65-acre lot in the heart of Hollywood, a worldwide network of offices and a culture of engagement, Paramount Pictures' passionate employees ensure the studio continues to deliver creativity and innovation to a dynamic industry. Paramount Pictures controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, and Paramount Players. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group. Paramount Pictures is a subsidiary of Paramount, which connects with billions of people worldwide through its global brands including MTV, CBS, Paramount Network, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET and streaming service Paramount+.

o Responsibilities: This position assists in the creative direction, development and execution of digital advertising and marketing strategy for Motion Picture marketing. Responsibilities to include, but not limited to:

  • This position assists in the creative direction, development and execution of digital advertising and marketing strategy for Motion Picture marketing.

  • Responsibilities to include, but not limited to:

  • Primary responsibilities require interfacing with executive vice-president, senior management, filmmakers, feature film cast and crew, editorial and advertising agencies as well as Paramount Pictures marketing departments with the motion picture department and inter-division departments

  • Weekly meetings include strategy meetings, research meetings, advertising agency meetings, post-production meetings and budget meetings

  • Manage Digital Creative Budgets

  • Concept, create and produce ads for digital/online placement – working with our digital agencies.

  • Manage workflow with the digital marketing team to ensure all integration memos are filled and timelines for delivery are adhered to (managing asset deadlines, updating creative/campaign messaging, etc)

  • Interpret digital media plans and manage the creation of different assets required to fill those media plans

  • Participate in, understand and apply the findings of traditional market research and testing to the digital advertising space

  • *Work with the digital analytics team to assess the success of campaigns during campaign flight and optimize/adjust accordingly

  • Work with digital and brand strategy to craft trailer launch plans and ensure all required creative elements for launches are delivered on schedule

  • Participate in creative research and ideation, including comparable campaigns, cues, copy and concepts

  • Increased involvement in creative strategy and execution of AV, Print and Digital materials

  • Manage quotes culls, accolades and awards tracking

  • Strong working knowledge of digital and social media landscape with a clear understanding of the 

  • following:

  • Distribution platform – understanding of the various digital platforms such as Facebook, You Tube, Instagram, Snapchat, FEPs and site driven placements and the best practices for those platforms

  • Types of content – a working understanding the different ad types used digitally - :06 bumpers, :10s :15s, Motion graphics driven creative and longer form AV materials

  • Tone/Voice – An understanding of how to extend the tone/voice established in traditional forms of creative advertising and carry over into the digital space

  • Understanding of the primary KPIs that determine success of digital advertisements

o Salary Range: : $110,000.00 - 125,000.00.

o Submission Information


Administrative Assistant, SAG-AFTRA 

SAG-AFTRA is the iconic American labor union that represents approximately 160,000 media professionals. SAG-AFTRA employees support our members and thrive on securing the strongest protections by negotiating the best wages, working conditions, health and pension benefits. We preserve and expand members' work opportunities, vigorously enforce our contracts and protect our members against unauthorized use of their work.

o Responsibilities: Provide professional level administrative support to entire Organizing department.

  • Answer department's incoming calls.

  • Organize and maintain extensive filing system, scan documents.

  • Institute follow-up on pending matters and complete assignments independently.

  • Compose original correspondence on behalf of supervisors.

  • Accurate word processing.

  • Accurate data entry into databases.

  • Represent supervisors and department in a consistently professional manner.

  • Prepare for and coordinate meetings of all types: set up calls, prepare documents, etc.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

o Submission Information

Manager, Marketing, IndieWire 

IndieWire is seeking an agile Manager, Marketing who will promote sales, live media, and editorial content. The ideal candidate is a proactive learner with: (1) a grasp of basic storytelling principles and marketing strategies as well as (2) sense of the publishing, film and television landscapes. This role will report to the Senior Manager, Marketing. 

o Qualifications: 3-4 years of experience in marketing, ideally in entertainment or publishing

  • Willing to occasionally work outside normal office hours for live events (awards shows, film festivals, etc.) or breaking news

  • Strong ability to discern content reception

  • Understanding of project scope (how small details contribute to overall goals)

  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills

  • Understanding of the IndieWire brand 

o Salary Range: $65,000.00-$70,000.00

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: Various Roles 

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

o Website: https://a24films.com/jobs 


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 

Jerome Foundation New York City Film, Video and Digital Production Grant

New York City Film, Video and Digital Production Production grants of up to $30,000 are available for all stages of production, supporting early career film, video and digital production directors

o Deadline: April 13

o Application Fee: None 

o Eligibility: Production grants for specific projects of up to $30,000 for early career film, digital production and video directors based in New York City

o Contact: info@jeromefdn.org

o Application Information

Jerome Foundation Arts Organization Grant Program

2-year flexible grants to Minnesota and New York City-based arts organizations that offer ongoing programs, services and/or opportunities for multiple early career generative artists. A minimum of 75% of each grant will be awarded to support programs, services and/or opportunities for early-career generative artists; the remaining funds may be used for general operating support.

o Deadline: May 18

o Application Fee: None 

o Eligibility: Production grants for specific projects of up to $30,000 for early career film, digital production and video directors based in New York City

o Contact: info@jeromefdn.org

o Application Information


2023 Roy W. Dean Short Film Grant Awards

Now entering its fourth decade, the Roy W. Dean Film Grants fund independent feature films, documentaries, web series, and short films with budgets of $500,000 or less that are unique and make a contribution to society that, without its help, might otherwise never get made.

o Deadline: April 29 

o Application Fee: None 

o Eligibility: For narrative fiction shorts, live action or animated, that are 40 minutes or less in length. 

o Contact: artistdevelopment@filmindependent.org

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


RESIDENCIES

The Rockefeller Foundation 

The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center has a track record of spurring action and impact to address pressing global challenges. Each year, during an annual open call for applications, we seek candidates from a broad range of fields, areas of practice and expertise, with diverse backgrounds and cultural perspectives.

o Deadline: April 26 

o Application Fee: None 

o When:

o Eligibility: The General Open Call Residency is for all practitioners, academics and artists working in any discipline or area of study. Projects can be based on any topic but must demonstrate clear social impact and charitable purpose. This residency is available to a wide range of diverse actors such as:

  • University and think tank-based academics, researchers, professors, and scientists working in any discipline

  • Artists and writers, including but not limited to composers, fiction and non-fiction writers, playwrights, poets, video/filmmakers, dancers, musicians, and visual artists who share in the Foundation's mission of promoting the well-being of humankind, and produce work that enhances our shared understanding of pressing global or social issues

  • Senior-level policymakers, nonprofit leaders, journalists, private sector leaders and public advocates in a variety of fields and sectors

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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