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Women in the Arts & Media Coalition March Newsletter




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Newsletter V:3                                                                                                                    March 2015
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We are thrilled to announce that SVA School of Film & Animation is our first Academic Affiliate, a new level of association with the Coalition. We are so excited to have SVA join our other newest members: NYWICI (N.Y. Women in Communications), Associated Musicians of Greater New York Local 802 AFM, and affiliate member org, LA FPI (Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative). More organizations are coming aboard all the time! Please let us know if you are involved with an organization which might be interested in membership.

We hope you can join us for our yearly free SWAN Day Event, always on the last Saturday of March. They're always great screenings with talkbacks and networking, free to all, and many Coalition board members and organization reps will be in attendance--a great time to meet us and each other. If you're in another city, check out all the SWAN Day events happening worldwide on the WomenArts website, all through March.

All Coalition member org members get the "Member" rate for League of Professional Theatre Women's upcoming star-studded Awards Celebration and Big Mingle on March 16. Check out the link for more information. And don't forget the LPTW Online Auction.

If you have any problem reading  the flyers below, you can see them on our Online Blog.  More events are there and on our

Hope to see you soon,
Shellen Lubin and Avis Boone
Co-Presidents

SWAN Day - Free Screening & Reception
SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day

OBVIOUS CHILD
directed by Gillian Robespierre
March 28, 2pm
at SVA Theatre
Screening, Q&A, & Reception



 

Join the Women in Arts and Media Coalition, NYWIFT, SAG-AFTRA, 
School of Visual Arts (SVA) Film & Animation Department, and HerFlix 
for a screening, Q&A with the filmmaker, and reception 
in recognition of SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day, 
an annual event on the last Saturday of March that celebrates women artists.

2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28
at the SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street

Special thanks to Reeves Lehman and the School of Visual Arts for the venue
and SAG-AFTRA for providing the reception.

This event is FREE and FIRST COME FIRST SERVED.

LPTW Awards & Big Mingle
LPTW Awards Celebration & Big Mingle
 
Hosted by Kristine Nielsen

PROMO CODE: MEMBER
Member rate of $100 per ticket all inclusive for all Coalition org members.
Questions about ticketing?  E-mail lizzy@theatrewomen.org.

LPTW Auction
LPTW Online Auction

 


Make Your Bid to Support Women in Theatre!
Want to get a fabulous prize and help support women in theatre? Visit the 2015 LPTW Annual Auction online and bid on exciting items! All proceeds will go to the League of Professional Theatre Women to help further our mission of promoting visibility and creating opportunity for women in the arts.

The auction will run through Tuesday, March 17 with items ranging from Broadway tickets to Hugh Jackman recording your voicemail message! 

CLICK HERE TO BEGIN BIDDING!

2015 Collaboration Award


REQUEST FOR SUBMISSIONS


THE WOMEN IN THE ARTS AND MEDIA COALITION, INC. ANNOUNCES THE 2015 COLLABORATION AWARD:
WOMEN WORKING WITH WOMEN
The Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc. will present the 2015 Collaboration Award recognizing Women Working with Women.

The $1,000 Collaboration Award and additional honorable mentions are designed to encourage professional women in the arts and media from different specializations to work collaboratively on the creation of a new artistic work.  As the aim of the award is to encourage women to work collaboratively with women of other disciplines, each collaborative team must be comprised of female members of different Coalition associations, unions, guilds and affiliates of The Coalition.  Eligible teams may submit any form of creative collaboration on a new work that had its first public performance within the last two years 2013-2015. A Public Performance can include, but is not limited to a staged reading, gallery show, screenings, concert series, etc.
Submissions will be judged on the basis of artistic excellence, diversity, and clarity.  All topics and subjects will be considered.  Special attention shall be given to those projects which reflect the goals of the Coalition:  to advance women's work and women's issues.
The team that has been selected and the honorable mentions will be invited to be recognized at an awards ceremony in New York in October 2015.  Women outside of New York may send a designee to speak about their project and accept the award.
Teams of two or more women working together on the creative project may apply for the 2015 Collaboration Award.  Applicants must be members in good standing of two different organizations and/or affiliates with The Coalition.  (See organizations below.)
The application is online at www.womenartsmediacoalition.org and can be saved and re-worked there until submitted to us. A pdf of the application may also be accessed there in order to work on a submission offline.

Deadline:  The deadline for the return of completed applications is midnight 11:59 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015.  Award winners will be announced by September, 2015.

Send all inquiries and questions to: collaborationaward@womenartsmediacoalition.org 


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Master Class with Katy Chevigny - March 19th - Get Member Discount!




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PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM NEWS 

Academy Award winner
Citizenfour is now playing in theaters across the country. Click here for details.

Congrats to our PA filmmakers who will be heading to the Tribeca Film Festival: Leah Wolchok for Very Semi-Serious, Ricki Stern for In My Father's House and Camila Neilsson for Democrats!

Diary of a Teenage Girl was chosen as the opening night film of New Directors/New Films Progrram! 


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Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 

DCA



Join us next Thursday, March 19, for a master class with Katy Chevigny, director of E-TEAM! Don't miss this great opportunity,
    
Thursday, March 19th | 6:30pm
$35.00 (Reg Rate) | $25.00 (WMM Partner & Filmmaker Rate) 

Katy Chevigny is one 
of the most accomplished 
documentary filmmakers working today. Katy, an award-winning filmmaker, is a co-founder of Big Mouth Productions and Arts Engine. Her most recent success is the acclaimed documentary E-TEAM which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival where it won the Cinematography Award for U.S. Documentary. 

Katy will share her experience and expertise, show clips from her work, discuss the ethics of filmmaking, her creative choices and the importance of craft, drawing upon her 20 year career as a documentarian - Chevigny's films have been shown theatrically, on HBO, Cinemax, POV, Independent Lens, NBC, Arte/ZDF, Britain's Channel 4, and others, and have played at film festivals around the world, including Sundance, Tribeca, Full Frame, SXSW, IDFA, Sheffield and Berlin. She will also talk about the challenges of filming in foreign countries and cultures and about her relationship to her subjects.  Join us for what promises to be a thoroughly engaging and thought-provoking evening!

Purchase tickets here
See the full list of Spring workshops here


About WMM:

Since our beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For over 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world. Women Make Movies. By Women. About Women. For Everyone. 


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WMM Releases REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG today!






       
"That director Nancy Kates manages to hit so many important pivot points in Sontag's life and career in a cinematically engaging way feels like a small miracle."
Vulture
 
"Serious-minded and aesthetically ambitious...
does justice to a hard-to-pigeonhole intellectual."
Hollywood Reporter
Women Make Movies is thrilled to announce that 2015 New Release REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG by Nancy Kates is available today!

Recipient of a Special Jury Mention at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, and screened at 30 festivals globally, REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG is an intimate and nuanced investigation into the life of one of the most influential and provocative thinkers of the 20th Century. Endlessly curious, passionate and gracefully outspoken throughout her career, Susan Sontag became one of the most important literary, political and feminist icons of her generation. This beautifully constructed documentary, that The New York Times calls "compelling" and "perceptive," tracks Sontag's life through evocative experimental images, archival materials, accounts from friends, family, colleagues, and lovers, as well as her own words as read by Patricia Clarkson. From her early infatuation with books to her first experience in a gay bar; from her early marriage to her 15-year relationship with legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz, REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG is a fascinating look at a towering cultural critic and writer whose works on photography, war, illness, and terrorism continue to resonate today.

Order the DVD:

Watch the trailer: 

To download the viewer's guide, visit the REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG website:

REGARDING SUSAN SONTAG Facebook:

Follow @sontagfilm and @womenmakemovies on twitter for updates, and use the hashtag #sontagfilm to be part of the national conversation! 

*If you are interested in organizing a screening, please contact us by email 
at orders@wmm.com or by phone at 212-925-0606 ext. 360 
 
For more information click here

 
About WMM:

Since our beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For over 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world. Women Make Movies. By Women. About Women. For Everyone. 

Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 

DCA
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SVA: Best of ANNECY at SVA - Free


Following the success of the program of short animated films Annecy presents the New Faces of the French Animation organized by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in Canada in 2014, it was decided to extend this initiative to the United States.
A new program was developed by Marcel Jean, artistic director of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival. It is composed of nine best French short animated films from the 2014 Festival. 

2015 Program


STRING
Created by: Pierre Bassil, Perrine Bayssat, Yannick Boireau, Isabelle PIolat, Mansoureh Kamari
Running time: 1:00
Screenerhttps://vimeo.com/116877712
Password: please contactpervenche.beurier@diplomatie.gouv.fr

THE SONG
Created by: Inès Sedan
Running time: 8:30 (Silent/nudity)
Synopsis: A woman is forced by her husband to be silent forever. But when she listens to nature she finds her own song and hopes for a new life.
Screener: https://vimeo.com/116878046
Password: please contactpervenche.beurier@diplomatie.gouv.fr

MIMMA

Created by: Calvin Antoine Blandin
Running time: 12:40 (English Subtitles/nudity)
Synopsis: Perceptions of reality are sometimes beyond belief. A childrelives a dramatic event that had been buried for a long time.
Screener: https://vimeo.com/116878053
Password: please contactpervenche.beurier@diplomatie.gouv.fr

ANATOLE’S LITTLE SAUCEPAN

2014 Finalist Gold Cartoon Award
Created by: Éric Montchaud
Running time: 6:00 (English / Dubbed)
Synopsis: Anatole is always dragging his little pan behind him. It fell on him one day, for no reason. Ever since, it gets caught everywhere and prevents him from going forward.
Screenerhttps://vimeo.com/116878049
Password: please contactpervenche.beurier@diplomatie.gouv.fr

CRAZY LOVE
Created by: Augustin Clermont, Gilles Cortella, Marthe Delaporte, Clément de Ruyter, Maïlys Garcia, Gaspard Sumeire, Pierre Rutz
Running time: 2:30 (Silent)
Synopsis: A wealthy lady and a young knight are frolicking in the forest when they come across Excalibur, which leads them into a silly game of seduction.
Screener: https://vimeo.com/116883905
Password: please contactpervenche.beurier@diplomatie.gouv.fr

THE SENSE OF TOUCH
Created by: Jean-Claude Mbotti Malolo
Running time: 14:30 (Silent)
Synopsis: Chloe and Louis are secretly in love with each other. Their gestures replace words. When they dance, each word is choreography. One evening, Louis invites Chloe for dinner, she brings some lost kittens. Allergic to cats, Louis has trouble relaxing..
Screener: https://vimeo.com/116878094
Password: please contactpervenche.beurier@diplomatie.gouv.fr

BANKRUPTCY

Created by:
 Jean-Jean Arnoux
Running time: 2:30 (Silent / nudity)
Synopsis: A man frees himself from his social constraints during a
liberating dance.
Screener: https://vimeo.com/116878054
Password: please contactpervenche.beurier@diplomatie.gouv.fr

HOUSE OF DUST

Created by:
 Jean-Claude Rozec
Running time: 11:30 (Silent)
Synopsis: Slowly, the steel jaws devour the old tower. A previous owner rushes into the rubble, chasing unwary children. Then begins a strange journey into the heart of this “house” which shelters so many memories...
Screener: https://vimeo.com/116883902
Password: please contactpervenche.beurier@diplomatie.gouv.fr

MAN ON THE CHAIR

2014 Grand Prize Winner

Created by: Dahee Jeong
Running time: 7:00 (Korean version with English Subtitles)
Synopsis: A film that seriously questions one’s existence while it only shows animated pictures drawn by me... Am I not a picture drawn by someone else?
Screener: https://vimeo.com/116878050
Password: please contactpervenche.beurier@diplomatie.gouv.fr


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WMM: BREAKING NEWS! 2015 New Release INDIA'S DAUGHTER Making International Headlines!




NEW DOCUMENTARY ON 2012 DELHI RAPE BLOCKED IN INDIA


A film by Leslee Udwin
In 2012, the brutal gang rape on a Delhi bus of a 23 year old medical student, Jyoti Singh, who later died from her injuries, made international headlines and ignited protests and riots that demanded attention from the rest of the world on the issues of sexual assault and violence against women. Today Jyoti's story makes headlines again: Indian authorities have blocked the domestic broadcast of the powerful new documentary INDIA'S DAUGHTER, by BAFTA award winning filmmaker Leslee Udwin. Bringing international attention to the film's story, publications such as the Guardian, New York Times, BBC, Washington Post, CNN and Al Jazeera have been quick to report as this situation unfolds. Originally scheduled to broadcast on BBC Four's Storyville for International Women's Day on March 8, due to the urgency of the film, it will be broadcast in the UK tonight! 

Women Make Movies 2015 New Release INDIA'S DAUGHTER by Leslee Udwin will be available from WMM later this month, and is available for pre-order NOW. With exclusive access, Udwin goes behind prison walls to interview the rapists and further exposes an institutionalized view of women as second-class, undesirable, citizens, a mindset which leads to such heinous crimes. An impassioned plea for change, INDIA'S DAUGHTER pays tribute to a remarkable and inspiring young woman and explores the compelling human stories behind the incident and the political ramifications throughout India.
 
Pre-order the DVD:


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Additional exclusive film clips: 

INDIA'S DAUGHTER Facebook:

Follow @IndiasDaughter and @womenmakemovies on twitter for updates, and use the hashtag #IndiasDaughter to be part of the national & international conversation surrounding the film! 

*If you are interested in organizing a screening or purchasing the film for pre-order, please contact us by email at orders@wmm.com or by phone at 212-925-0606 ext. 360 

For more information click here
 
About WMM:

Since our beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For over 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world. Women Make Movies. By Women. About Women. For Everyone. 

Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 

DCA


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SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York





"Rated SR is sure to appeal to cinema fans of all interests.
So come on and support New York's latest festival."
"an important program of films"
"it would be very good if it became a permanent feature of New York's
rich cultural and political tapestry
"a promising start at the Quad"
                          The Huffington Post

SR(™) Socially Relevant Film Festival New York (Rated SR) - 2nd edition
March 16-22, 2015

SR Socially Relevant Film Festival (™) New York, a new non-profit film festival that showcases socially relevant films with human interest stories as a response to the proliferation of violence and violent forms of storytelling. SR(™) believes in promoting positive social change through the powerful medium of cinema. For details on partner organizations and the festival please visit the festival's website: http://www.ratedsrfilms.org/  Press and media partnerships: Delphine Millot, ratedsrfilms@gmail.com Outreach: Constance Du Bois, outreachsr@gmail.com


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#StageOpps #StageOppsMarch15

and WomenArts presents
 
#StageOpps
#StageOppsFeb15
Submission opportunities for women in theatre.


*Opportunities in red are for selected populations.
**Opportunities starred and in red are for women only.


February’s Special Opportunity


The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) Deadline Extension Plus Discount!
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The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) is currently gathering projects for its sixteenth season. The MITF is the third-largest theatre festival in New York City. It also has the biggest ratio of paid, professional staff to participants. It's a comfortable place to preview your work, whether you're new to producing or have commercial ambitions. (Last year 4 MITF alumni shows were playing Off-Broadway simultaneously!) And our Midtown location can't be beat for access to industry and general theatregoers!
There's no application fee. If your project is accepted, there's a participation fee of $600 ($999 for Equity showcases) for full-length plays and musicals. In exchange for your participation fee, the Festival offers a unique array of benefits unmatched by any other theatre festival in NYC:
• Twenty hours FREE rehearsal time, plus severely discounted additional time
• FREE showcase insurance
• FREE external storage (availability permitting)
• FREE marketing consultation, with E-mail followup
• No side letter with Equity, so no hidden costs
• COMPS for all festival participants to each others' shows
• Five production photos taken by our publicity staff


In addition to full-length plays and musicals, opportunities exist in our Commercial Division (for productions with commercial ambitions), the Short Subjects division (for shows of 60 minutes or less), the Short Play Lab (2 programs of 10-minute plays), Cabaret MITF (our well-received cabaret series), and the new Next Generation Program (an outreach to recruit, nurture, and showcase work by students from colleges and acting schools). Questions? Please visit our website www.midtownfestival.org for in-depth information about script submission and production guidelines. More questions? Reach out to us at midtownfestival@gmail.com.




Extended deadline for #StageOpps Readers: March 13, 2015
Once accepted, receive a **10% discount on the participation fee!


Email submissionoppscode@gmail.com for submission instructions to receive the extension and discount!


Project Submissions
13th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival (July 6-19, 2015; New York, NY) - All Out Arts is now accepting submissions for the 13th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival, New York City’s grassroots, multidisciplinary international festival of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer arts and culture.  A cornucopia of various forms of artistic expression, the festival will occur July 6-19 at The Wild Project in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Thanks to the generosity of New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and others, there are no submission fees for early applicants, and no performance fees are required. The Fresh Fruit Festival’s goal is to present the whole spectrum of LGBTQ lives as expressed through Performance Art, Dance, Theatre, Video, Film, Spoken Word, Graphic Arts, Music & various other forms of artistic expression. Submissions in all artistic disciplines & lengths are considered for presentation as long as they highlight or showcase a spectrum of the LGBTQ experience, and are finished, self-produced shows. The Festival provides AEA-approved performance venues & insurance, marketing & publicity assistance, ticketing services, professional theater staff (logistics manager; a light or sound technician; front of house), repertory lighting plot & sound system, networking events & more! Deadline: March 22, 2015 ($25 Late Fee)


Thespis Theatre Festival (New York, NY) - All Genres of shows are welcome. If your show has already had a run (in theaters or in other festivals) you can still participate, but only with a completely new cast and crew. Click here for how to submit: thespisnytheaterfestival.com. Festival runs from June 15 thru August 31, 2015. Non-Union and AEA shows accepted. No fees required to submit your play. This is a long festival (12 weeks) that allows all shows: Prime performance times, amazing awards, the opportunity for all festivals cast and crew members to attend every show in the festival for free, special professional guidance for playwrights staging their first show to help them make their performance a success, answers to all questions in a matter of hours and most often by the festival’s founders, and knowledgable staff, including a professional lighting and sound system to add color, depth and unexpected elements to each scene, a free tutorial on how to use the light/sound/projections system and expert technical guidance on how to paint the mood of your play. You’ll get a five-hour tech rehearsal just before your first performance instead of being rushed within a tech time that is merely double your show’s run time, free box office management/venue handling during performances, storage for your props and set pieces during the length of your run, free use of props and set pieces owned by the theater (an incredible collection- not just chairs and rehearsal blocks, but real furniture), saving you transportation time and money, and an extremely low participation fee. For more info, and to submit, visit http://thespisnytheaterfestival.com/thespis-theater-festival-venus-adonis/. Deadline June 1, 2015


Elevator Music 2: Performative or Installation Proposals Vintage Elevator Installation @ Gallery Aferro 2nd Floor (Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ) - Musicians, poets, artists and performers are invited to submit proposals for public presentation usage of a lovingly refurbished, decommissioned vintage elevator on permanent installation at Gallery Aferro. The elevator is 45” deep, 53” wide, 83.5” tall, and has been repainted with historically appropriate green color scheme inclusive of the original deco motifs in gold and yellow. There is lighting and a working scissor gate. All of the original brass controls have been restored. It has been appraised by an elevator expert as being a very early Otis model based on single digit model number, and dates from Newark’s era of ornate retail environments. The scale and siting of the elevator means that proposals could be for intimate audiences of as few as 1-3 people at a time, or for amplified performances shared with a larger audience via live-streaming, projections, or other means. Proposals may incorporate usage of our main gallery, located one floor down from the elevator site. The elevator space is dynamic, small, and intimate. It lends itself to innovative and experimental types of performance or presenting and we are open to any type of content within the space. All the submission fees from these proposals will be used exclusively to support Gallery Aferro’s Community Based Recording Studio as part of our expansion. Submit via email to: submit@aferro.org Subject line: “Last Name, First Name – Elevator” (Example: Smith, Jane – Elevator) * Please send submissions as attachments (i.e. .doc, .pdf, etc) Every submission\proposal must include: 1) CV\resume 2) Artist Statement 3) Brief statement about the specific work you propose to be part of the publication. 4) Work Samples: up to10 – 1 MB jpegs or mpegs or clearly labeled youtube or vimeo links 5) $10 USD fee per submission, via paypal here. If you truly cannot afford this fee please contact Evonne Davis for a waiver at edavis@aferro.org. We do not believe in artist gouging and ask for this small donation only as part of our overall, diversified activities to support our nonprofit programs. We offer a discount of $5 to members of the Visual Arts Center of NJ, Center For Contemporary Art, Bedminster, and Arts Guild of NJ. Please clearly indicate which organization you belong to in your materials. To pay using the discount, please use this link here. Please include the title, medium, size, edition, price, or any other relevant information for each piece. Do not refer us to your website without ALL the other required material. Deadline: March 15, 2015 @ 5pm EST
Solo Show Performance Proposals (Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ) - Artists who would like to have a solo exhibition during Spring 2016 are invited to submit bodies of work for consideration. Artist’s who have never had a solo show before are especially encouraged to apply. Selected artists will receive a solo exhibition in Gallery Aferro’s main gallery, a 2,147 sq ft space with street-view windows and high ceilings. Artists working in any media worldwide are eligible to apply. Please consider how your proposal will utilize the entire space, including the street-view platform, which is 10×30 feet. The exhibition includes a humble stipend, opening and closing reception promoted and hosted by Gallery Aferro, and a printing of 5000 post cards for the show. Proposal fees help support artist stipends. Applicants are encouraged to stop by the gallery during gallery hours to look at the space. Feel free to email us with questions or other information you may need from us. If the art requires any technology or special hardware, please let us know what you will provide and\or what you want the gallery to provide. Whatever technology you can provide will greatly help. How To Submit: Submit via email to: submit@aferro.org. Subject line: “Last Name, First Name – Solo” (Example: Smith, Jane – Solo) * Please send submissions as attachments (i.e. .doc, .pdf, etc). Every submission\proposal must include: 1) A CV\resume 2) Artist Statement 3) Brief statement about the specific work you propose to show with us. 4) Work Samples: Up to 10 – 1 MB jpegs or mpegs or clearly labeled youtube/vimeo links 5) $10 USD fee per submission, via paypal here. If you truly cannot afford this fee please contact Evonne Davis for a waiver at edavis@aferro.org. We do not believe in artist gouging and ask for this small donation only as part of our overall, diversified activities to support our nonprofit programs. We offer a discount of $5 to members of the Visual Arts Center of NJ, Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, and The Arts Guild of New Jersey. Please clearly indicate which organization you belong to in your materials. To pay using the discount, please use this link here. Please include the title, medium, size, edition, price, or any other relevant information for each piece. Do not refer us to your website without ALL the other required material. Deadline: March 15, 2015 @ 5pm EST
Script Submissions
Playfest – Harriett Lake Festival of New Plays at Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando, FL) – Seeking new full-length plays that speak to the human condition in our fascinating and complicated contemporary world. They are interested in plays exploring important, challenging, and crucial social issues that affect our lives today; comedies and dramas welcome. Plays with 6 actors or fewer preferred, and they are interested in one-person shows. 7 new works will be presented as readings, and one or more may go on to be developed in a workshop or full production. Playwrights receive a stipend, travel and housing expenses. Plays must not have received more than 2 professional AEA productions, must not have received a Broadway or Off-Broadway production or an Orlando production in current form, and must not be published. Submit cover letter, bio, one-page synopsis, ten pages of dialogue from the play, character breakdown, and author name and contact info on the cover letter. Do not submit full script unless requested. NOTE: No electronic submissions. NO FEE. Mark Routhier, Associate Director of New Play Development, PlayFest – The Harriett Lake Festival of New Plays, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, 812 East Rollins St., Ste. 100, Orlando, FL 32803,http://www.orlandoshakes.org/plays-events/playfest/submit.html. Deadline: March 2, 2015


Neil Simon Festival New Play Contest (Cedar City, UT) – Seeking full-length (80-120 minutes) character-driven American comedies. Musicals accepted; plays should not be overtly political. Plays must be original and may not have been professionally produced. Up to 3 scripts will be selected for a staged reading during the festival, and may be considered for full production in a future season. Winning playwrights will be invited to be part of the staged reading process; a stipend to offset lodging and travel costs will be offered. Submit online, through website. FEE: $25 (no critique); $55 (with critique). Neil Simon Festival, New Play Contest, PO Box 83, Cedar City, UT 84721, newplays@simonfest.org, http://www.simonfest.org/new-play-contest.html. Deadline: March 15, 2015


Gulfport Community Players Script Submissions (Gulfport, FL) - The Gulfport Community Players (Gulfport, Florida) are seeking original one-act plays. Plays selected will be performed during the 15th Annual Summer One-Acts Festival being held July 9-19, 2015. Playwrights are encouraged to submit family-friendly, 5-20 minute plays. Plays should be submitted between February 1 and March 15, 2015. The Players prefer light-hearted comedies and light drama. Scripts must be simple to stage and produce. To enter the competition, send two non-returnable hard copies of the script to: Gulfport Community Players, 1619 49th Street S, Gulfport, FL 33707. Online submissions WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. The play reading committee will select between 8 and 10 plays. Playwrights will be notified by the end of April. For additional information and submission guidelines, please visitwww.GulfportCommunityPlayers.org/one-act-play-contest. For answers to specific questions, please email gulfportplayers@yahoo.com. Deadline: March 15, 2015


**Echo Theatre’s Big Shout Out** (Dallas, TX) – An International New Play Contest Giving Voice to Women Playwrights – Women playwrights writing in English are invited to submit one play. Scripts that demand to be performed in a theatrical environment are favoured. There are no limits on cast size or subject matter. For more info: www.echotheatre.org. Deadline: March 15, 2015


The 3rd Annual Collective 10 Minute Play Fest (New York, NY) - The Collective NY seeks submissions for the third annual Collective:10. Original 10-minute plays will be selected to premiere in a fully produced Fall run at a prominent Manhattan venue and published in The Collective:10 Play Anthology Vol. 3. Plays should engage truthful and behavior-driven storytelling. For more information on The Collective's mission visit: www.thecollective-ny.org. The Collective:10, with its inaugural production in October 2013 followed by the second annual production in 2014, had sold out runs at The McGinn Cazale Theatre and Teatro Círculo theater, respectively and included guest directors such as Elizabeth Kemp, Jacqueline Knapp, Ellen Burstyn, Susan Aston, Greg Naughton, Cassandra Freeman and Eddie Kaye Thomas. Both volumes of the anthology launched with capacity events at the renowned Drama Book Shop in New York City and continue to be bestsellers at the store. The anthologies are also sold worldwide on Amazon. TO REGISTER:  There is a $10 registration fee per submission. Simply go to the registration page, complete the form and make your payment. (If you plan to submit more than one play, you must register each play separately, and receive an unique order number.) An order confirmation email will be sent to you with details for submitting your play. Visit http://www.thecollective-ny.org/3rd-annual-collective10/ to apply. Deadline: March 17, 2015


Sky Blue Theatre International Playwriting Competition (Cambridge, England) – Seeking original plays with a running time between 10-30 minutes from playwrights of all nationalities. Plays must be written in English. Plays must be submitted using a pseudonym. Submit script as a word document by e-mail attachment with title of play in subject line; include a synopsis of no more than 50 words and an entry form (available on website). FEE: £15. Email: anne@skybluetheatre.com, and visit http://skybluetheatre.com/newplays.php to apply. Deadline: March 30, 2015


Theatre Conspiracy Annual Play Contest (Ft. Meyers, FL) - Theatre Conspiracy 10091 McGregor Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL 33919. $700 plus full production. Entry Fee waived for Dramatists Guild members! E-mail: tcnewplaycontest@gmail.com. Complete submission guidelines are available at www.theatreconspiracy.org.
Deadline: March 30, 2015.


McKinney Repertory Theatre New Play Competition (2014-2015 Season, McKinney, TX) – Seeking original, full-length, unproduced and unpublished scripts for eventual full production. No adaptations, translations, musicals, or children’s plays. Plays with casts of eight or fewer preferred. One submission per playwright. NOTE: Electronic submissions only; must be in PDF format and include an entry form (available on website). NO FEE. Email info@McKinneyRep.org, visit http://www.mckinneyrep.org. Deadline: March 31, 2015


The Puzzle Theatre Festival (New York, NY) - The Puzzle Theatre Festival is in its Fifth year and is currently seeking 10-minute plays!  Selected plays will receive staged readings or full productions during the festival week of Monday, June 15 - Sunday, June 21, 2015. Each piece will be assigned a director and cast with professional actors in the NYC area. We look forward to reading your work! If you are interested in submitting your 10-minute play for The Puzzle, download the application located at www.marblechurch.org under the “Connect” tab, which will lead you to The Puzzle page. 1. Mail the application with your 10-minute play to: The Puzzle Theatre Festival, Marble Collegiate Church, 1 West 29th Street, New York, NY  10001. 2. Limit one play per playwright. Deadline: March 31, 2015.


The Arts & Letters Prizes Competition - For each of the four major genres (Seeking original, unpublished one-act plays in English for the Drama Prize), we offer the winner a $1,000 prize. Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction winners are published in our Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 issue. The prize-winning one-act play is produced at the Georgia College campus (usually in March.) Our prizes are made possible through the following generous endowments: Dr. Barry Darugar, and Bahram and Fari Atefat. The entry fee is $20. Visit http://artsandletters.gcsu.edu/submit/annual-prize-contest/ to submit online. Deadline: March 31, 2015
No Holds Bard Playwright Competition (Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia) - North Shore Players is accepting submissions from Atlantic Canadian playwrights of Shakespeare-related scripts for its No Holds Bard Playwriting Competition. Scripts must be unproduced and unpublished. For more info: www.theatrens.ca/no-holds-bard-playwright-competition. Deadline: March 31, 2015
Theatre Southwest Festival of Originals (Houston, TX) – Seeking 20-minutes plays in any genre or style on any subject. 5 plays will be chosen and given full productions with 5 different directors and casts. Entries must be unpublished and have more than one character. Selected playwrights will each receive $100. Submit script with numbered pages and full contact information, character breakdown, and one-paragraph summary. Note: Plays must be submitted through the mail. Theatre Southwest, 8944 Clarkcrest, Houston, TX 77063, Attn: Festival Submissions, http://www.theatresouthwest.org/foorules.html. Deadline: April 1, 2015
The Wildfire National Playwriting Competition (Calgary, Alberta)  – The Major Matt Mason Collective in association with Sage Theatre is looking for playwrights 30 years of age or under to submit fresh, young scripts that embrace risk, grit and evocation. The winning script(s) selected by our jury will receive a cash prize and a one week development workshop culminating in a performance at the IGNITE! Festival in Calgary, Alberta (as well as full or partial reimbursement for travel). For more info: http://mmmtheatrecollective.com/wildfire. Deadline: April 12, 2015 @ 11:59pm
Pittsburgh New Works Festival (Pittsburgh, PA) – The Pittsburgh New Works Festival (PNWF) is now accepting one-act plays that have never before been produced. Twelve one-act plays will be selected to be performed as mainstage productions for the festival’s 25th season, which begins in September; an additional six will be selected for staged readings, to be performed the last two Sundays of August. Each of the 12 playwrights whose plays are selected for mainstage production will receive a $50 honorarium. The playwright who receives the most votes for Outstanding Contribution by a Playwright in the balloting for the Donna Awards will receive $500, to be awarded at the Gala in October.  All playwrights will receive brief comments from at least two readers.  For more information, please contact us at info@pittsburghnewworks.org or call 412-944-2NEW (2639). Visit http://www.pittsburghnewworks.org/play-submission/ to submit. Deadline: April 5, 2015
Fusion’s THE SEVEN (Albuquerque, NM) - THE SEVEN, Fusion’s 10th annual short works festival, is one of the nation's premiere short works festivals.  It features seven fully produced world-premieres, utilizing seven different directors and a professional ensemble cast.  The scripts are read by a jury of theatre professionals (blindly, without any identification of the playwright) and the seven highest scoring scripts will be produced.  The overall Jury Award-winner will receive transportation to and lodging at the festival.  Scripts must be based on the theme:  "UNFINISHED BUSINESS".  All theatrical genres are acceptable (drama, comedy, musical, monologues, etc.). For more complete guidelines, and to apply, visit http://fusionabq.instantencore.com/web/page.aspx?title=The+Seven. Deadline: April 8, 2015 postmarked for snail mail, April 12, 2015 for digital submissions


West Coast Players One Act Festival (Clearwater, FL) – Seeking one-act plays under 15 minutes in any style or genre. Plays must be original, require minimal set, props, and costumes, 6 characters or less, and must not have been recently performed in the Clearwater area. Submit single copy of script, typed in standard format. Playwrights may submit up to three plays. NOTE: Only electronic submissions. FEE: $5. Questions to 2015oneactproducer@gmail.com, visit http://wp.wcplayers.org/one-acts-festival-2015/ to submit. Deadline: April 11, 2015


Luna Stage Theatre Company – Seeking script submissions from writers who are currently represented by a theatrical agent, hold an MFA in Playwriting, or are currently enrolled in an MFA Playwriting program.  Those who do not meet this criteria may also submit scripts only if it is accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the Artistic Director or Literary Manager of an Equity theatre.  You can also apply if your permanent residence is in the state of New Jersey.  No email submissions!  NO FEE.  All Submissions mailed to:  Luna Stage, 555 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ 07052  Email inquiries about submissions: submissions@lunastage.org, http://lunastage.org/submit-your-script.php.Deadline: April 15, 2015


Weathervane Playhouse Fifth Annual 8x10 TheatreFest (Akron, OH) - Weathervane Playhouse in Akron, OH is seeking Ten Minute Plays for inclusion in its Fifth Annual TheatreFest on July 10, 11, 12, 2015. Each of the eight Finalists will receive a full production of his/her play(s), complimentary tickets to the Festival, and is guaranteed a cash award of at least $50. The top three, as voted by the audience, will receive: First Place: $350 Second Place: $250 Third Place: $150. There is a $10 administrative fee per playwright. Playwrights may submit two entries for this fee. 1. Maximum running time is ten minutes and no one-person plays, musicals, or children’s plays 2. Play must include the use of the hand mirror 3. Previously unproduced/performed 4. No more than three characters 5. The submitting author is the sole owner of the copyright of the script. For more submission details visit http://www.weathervaneplayhouse.com/8x10TheatreFest. Deadline: May 15, 2015 @ 5pm


The Relentless Award (NYC) - The Relentless Award, established in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman and his pursuit of truth in the theater, is the largest annual cash prize in American theater awarded to a playwright in recognition of a new play. What we are looking for: Plays that are challenging, Plays that exhibit fearlessness, Plays that are not mainstream, Plays that exude passion, Plays that are relentlessly truthful The American Playwriting Foundation encourages submissions by first time playwrights, women and playwrights of color. The author of the Relentless Award-winning play will receive $45,000. The winning playwright will have the option to have the winning play published by the Dramatists Play Service. The winning playwright will have a week-long residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm, an artist residency program housed on a working organic farm in Brewster, New York. The author can elect to have a director, a dramaturg and actors join him or her while in residence on the farm. The selected play will have a national roll-out through the Ed Vassallo Relentless Reading Series, established to help bring to life and develop the winning play by presenting a series of staged readings at some of the top theaters across the United States. When the winning play is selected, three runners-up will also be named. For guidelines and to submit, visit http://www.americanplaywritingfoundation.org/the-relentless-award.html. Deadline: July 10, 2015


Berkshire Theatre Group (Pittsfield, MA) - Berkshire Theatre Group accepts submissions of plays, musicals, translations, and adaptations. All submissions are considered for productions at BTG and for development opportunities. Playwrights must submit their work either through established agents or by first sending a letter of inquiry, accompanied by a brief synopsis, cast breakdown, a ten-page dialogue sample, and a résumé. These materials will be reviewed and BTG will contact playwrights regarding its interest in reading a full manuscript. Berkshire Theatre Group will not read unsolicited manuscripts. Visit http://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/about/employment/script-submissions for guidelines and to apply. Rolling Admissions


Thespian Production (New York, NY) – Seeking 10-15 minute plays in any genre with simple sets and a maximum of 4 characters. Submit script with title page containing full author contact information, a synopsis, setting, and character breakdown. They are also seeking one-act and full-length Gospel plays. NOTE: Electronic submissions only. NO FEE. Thespian Production, submissions@thespianproduction.com, www.thespianproduction.com Next Deadline: Ongoing


Saving Endangered Species International Playwriting Prize (International) - SES Prize is seeking 10-minute plays about endangered species. Chose one or more species as listed from CITES, the World Wildlife Fund, or other organizations that list endangered species. 8-10 plays will be chosen for a Staged Reading at a California theatre, with an award of $100usd. The audiences’ “ticket” will be a donation to a specified non-profit Wildlife Conservancy. Plays may be comedic, dramatic or for young audiences (performed by adult actors). No adaptations or musicals. Max. 4 actors. Plays must be in English, or have been translated into English. Previously produced plays are accepted, published plays are not. NO ENTRY FEE. Applications now open


The Script Co. Open Submissions - Our catalogue of scripts opens doors for young writers eager to see their work realized; for experienced writers who have years of works filed away forgotten but still just as powerful; This catalogue is where anyone can submit their work. As a composite of writers with a multiplicity of viewpoints, richness of experience, and hopeful perspectives on life, The Script Co actively promotes YOU, the writer. The Script Co. then connects your works with theaters all around the world. Yes, globally! For those who wish to submit scripts: All scripts should be original works or adaptations whose original source material is currently in public domain. We accept submissions in all categories and are seeking both seasoned professionals and new playwrights. This includes musicals, non-musicals, skits, one acts, dramas, comedy, etc. Scripts will be thoroughly reviewed on a case by case basis to ensure quality control and that they meet the criteria set forth in the following:  family friendly content with clearly defined and developed plot, character arcs, voice, stage direction and attention to the limits/creative expressions of staging a theatrical production. All script submissions are the property of each specific writer and will not be used or disseminated in part or in full without the author’s express consent and upon the signing of a distribution agreement. If your script is not admitted into our script catalogue at this time, it will not prevent you from making changes and re-submitting for consideration. As a common courtesy, please make sure that your scripts are fully edited before submission.  Excessive spelling and grammar errors may result in your work being summarily dismissed from consideration. Visit http://www.thescriptco.com/submit-script/ to submit. Applications now open.


**Lady Plays Podcast** (NYC and everywhere!) - Lady Plays Podcast, a monthly podcast dramatizing new plays by women, is accepting submissions for future podcast episodes. Each episode will consist of a "staged" reading of the play and an optional interview with the playwright. Plays that will easily translate to a "radio" medium and that feature 5 characters or less will take priority at first as the podcast logistics get settled. Plays of all length and style will be considered, writers may submit more than one script. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, and can be emailed to ladyplayspodcast@gmail.com. Rolling submissions.


Applause Theatre & Cinema Books Seeking Monologues and Ten Minute Plays - Applause Theatre & Cinema Books is looking for material for the following three books, edited by Lawrence Harbison: One on One: Contemporary Monologues for Kids Ages 7-15, Duo! The Best Scenes for Kids Ages 7-15, and 25 10-Minute Plays for Kids. 1. Monologues/scenes from plays (which don’t necessarily have to have been produced) but will consider material written for these books 2. Monologues should be two to three minutes long and scenes should be three to five minutes long 3. For the ten minute play book, the characters should be in the same age range as the monologue/scene books 4. For the monologues, include a descriptive blurb containing name/age of character, to whom he/she is speaking and the dramatic context and for scenes, include a descriptive blurb containing name/ages of characters and the dramatic context. Monologues/scenes/10-minute plays may be sent to Lawrence Harbison at LHarbison1@nyc.rr.com. Deadline: April 1, 2015.


3rd Annual New Works Competition (Playhouse on the Square, Memphia, TN) - Playhouse on the Square, now in its 45th Season, is accepting scripts for the 3rd AnnualNewWorks@TheWorks Competition. A panel of local directors, actors, and designers will review all submitted scripts and select six to receive staged readings during the 2015-16 season. After the six readings have been presented, Playhouse on the Square will select two that will receive full productions during the 2016-17 Season. These two new works will receive world premieres at Playhouse's third performance space, TheatreWorks. Along with these fully mounted productions, the two winning works will each be awarded a prize of $500. There is a $15 submission fee. Members of the Dramatists Guild need only pay $10. Only check and money order will be accepted. 1. The submission must be written in the English language, must be an original, full-length play or musical that is unpublished 2. The submission must begin with a title page that includes the work's name and the playwright's name, address, telephone number, and email. This should also include a character list and scene breakdown if applicable. NOTE* If submitting a musical please include a score and demo 3. Submissions that have been previously produced or published will not be accepted 4. The manuscript must be easy to read. It must be typed in no less that 12-point type and page numbered 5. The cast for the play or musical must be limited to no more than ten 6. The script may have more than one author. Also, the playwright(s) may include a brief biography, but it is not necessary. Each playwright is limited to one submission per year. There will be no revisions accepted once a script has been submitted. Revised plays that have been previously submitted to the competition may be submitted again. Please send the manuscript to Playhouse on the Square, New Works Competition, 66 S. Cooper, Memphis, TN 38104. For questions, contact Director of New Works Jordan Nichols at jordan@playhouseonthesquare.org. For more submission details visit www.playhouseonthesquare.org. Deadline: May 30, 2015.


**Canadian Women in the Literary Arts Call for Essays** - Seeking any topic pertaining to the literary arts, by Canadian female writers of any genre. Accepted essays will be published on the CWILA website and receive a $150 honorarium. Submissions should include a bio (50 words) and either the complete essay or a short description (250 words) of the proposed work, all in PDF format. Visit www.cwila.com/wordpress/call–for–essays for more information. Submission is ongoing.  


Onstage
The Shakespeare Theatre Company Acting Fellows (Washington, DC) - Seeking actors interested in working a fellowship with The Shakespeare Theatre Company (2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award Winner), performing in their full 2015-16 Season. Artistic director states: "Acting Fellows compose the non-Equity ensemble for most or all of the mainstage plays (at both the Lansburgh Theatre and Sidney Harman Hall), serve as understudies, and receive training in text, voice, speech, Alexander Technique, and stage combat. Acting fellows also have the opportunity to accrue EMC points. Acting fellows are selected from yearly auditions in New York and Washington, D.C. (as well as its partnership with the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival). The Acting Fellowship is geared toward early-career actors with at least a bachelor's degree or similar training in theater." 2015-2016 season includes: "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (Ethan McSweeny, dir.); "Salome" (Yael Farber, dir.); "Kiss Me, Kate" (Alan Paul, dir.); "The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound" (Michael Kahn, dir.); "Othello" (Ron Daniels, dir.); "1984" (Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, dirs.); and "The Taming of the Shrew" (Ed Sylvanus Iskandar, dir.). 2015-16 Season runs in Washington, D.C. Pays: $150/wk. stipend plus rent-free, fully-furnished housing. end headshot and resume to STC Acting Fellowships, 516 8th St. SE, Washington, D.C. 20003 by Apr. 1. For more information, visit www.ShakespeareTheatre.org. Deadline: April 1, 2015


“Stars and Strikes,” A Musical Revue (NYC & Cooperstown, NY) - Casting "Stars and Strikes," a musical revue. "Stars & Strikes" is a new musical comedy revue that will debut at the Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame. This fun filled and inspiring ode to America’s greatest sport will feature baseball themed songs and sketches celebrating America’s favorite pastime. It may even feature a guest appearance or two by some of baseball’s elite. Show is 80 minutes in length including one intermission. Rehearsals begin on or about June 1 in NYC; tech begins on or about June 27 in Cooperstown, NY; performances begin on or around July 4 in Cooperstown, NY. Note: There may be a break between NYC rehearsals and the start of rehearsals in Cooperstown.
 Pays $400/wk. (rehearsals) and $650/wk. (performances) for up to 18 shows per week. Additional shows prorated. $40/day per diem provided in Cooperstown, NY. Transportation or transportation allowance to and from Cooperstown will be provided. Local Housing in Cooperstown, NY will be provided. The chaperone for the child actor will be provided hoteling with the child, transportation to/from Cooperstown, $40 per diem for him/herself and a salary of $450 per week.Prepare 16 bars of a contemporary musical theatre and/or pop ballad that shows range, plus 16 bars of an up-tempo song that shows personality. Note: Especially seeking performers of diverse ethnicities for all roles. To sign up for the open call visit https://joydewingcasting.doodle.com/zi3g82wux8tpsayq. No unofficial list will be accepted. If you are unable to sign up for a time slot online, we will see alternates (time permitting). Walk in to sign up with the monitor on the alternate list day of. Auditions will be held March 5, 2015 in NYC.


Backstage
Irish Repertory Theatre Technical Director (Full Time) (Sub) (Off Broadway) - DATES: April 4th, 2015 – July 7th, 2015. PAY: Commensurate with experience. The Irish Repertory Theatre is looking for a highly self-motivated individual with a well-rounded skill set. Some minimum requirements are: Basic to intermediate carpentry and electrical skills. Basic knowledge of ETC expression series consoles is preferred.
Valid driver’s license. Basic backstage working experience. JOB DESCRIPTION: Work with the staff Technical Director, Producing Director and General Manager in coordinating all aspects of the technical process for our upcoming production of BELLE OF BELFAST. See listing at Offstage Jobs (http://offstagejobs.com/jobdetail.php) for more information. IF INTERESTED PLEASE SEND COVER LETTER, RESUME AND REFERENCES ASAP TO: Joshua J. Allen, Technical Director, Irish Repertory Theatre, josh@irishrep.org. Now Seeking.


The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Scenic Charge Artist - The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is seeking applicants for the position of Scenic Charge Artist for our upcoming 2015 season. Applicants must have an extensive knowledge of scenic painting techniques and surface treatments including carving, texturing, ageing, and distressing. Scenic Charge is responsible for all paint and scenic treatments, supervising additional staff of professionals and interns, maintaining the safety, order, and cleanliness of all paint areas, and instructing stage management and running crew in the proper care and maintenance of finished surfaces. Must be willing to work some nights and evenings. Future design opportunities for qualified candidates. Ideal candidate is a self-motivated, safety conscious, team player with at least 2 years relevant professional experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume, portfolio and 3 references on-line at www.shakespearenj.org/AboutUs/work.html. Please address your cover letter to Steven Beckel, Director of Production and Facilities. No phone calls, please. EOE. Now seeking.


Reel Jobs NYC (NYC) - Reel Jobs List is a free job listing, which is limited to job opportunities in the film, television and theatre industries. It is published by the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting each Monday.  It can be downloaded in PDF format or picked up at our offices at 1697 Broadway in New York City between 9am and 5pm weekdays.  In the case of a public holiday falling on a Monday, the listing will be available on Tuesday. The Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting (MOFTB) accepts job listings by email only, which must be submitted using this email form.  The weekly deadline for filing new announcements is Thursday at 12/noon for the following week's Reel Jobs NYC.  Your free listing will run for one week.  If you would like the listing to run longer, please re-submit your listing for each week that you would like it to run.  The MOFTB is not responsible for changes in listings not reported to us.  The MOFTB reserves the right to edit and/or modify submitted listings, and has final approval for all listings. PDF format here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/film/html/jobs_training/reel_jobs_list.shtml.

Lecture and/or Workshop Proposals: Open Submission (Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ) - Do you know how to do something and want to share your knowledge with an engaged community? Do you know something you can lecture about that is educational and exciting? Gallery Aferro is looking to add education programs to accommodate all types of learning and educational engagement for all ages. If you would like to host a workshop at the gallery please submit a proposal to us! The content of the workshops can be varied. The target audience can be anyone. We believe in lifelong learning and sharing ideas. The workshop can simply be an educational lecture or a complicated, interactive, hands on project that concludes with the participants creating some kind of object. Or it can be anything in between. We are interested in working with motivated people that want to share knowledge and skills and we’re so excited to be expanding the types of learning that are available to our public. How To Submit: Submit via email to: submit@aferro.org. Subject line: “Last Name, First Name – Workshop” (Example: Smith, Jane – Workshop) * Please send submissions as attachments (i.e. .doc, .pdf, etc). Every submission\proposal must include: 1) A CV\resume of Teacher and/or Organizer 2) Statement About Topic of Workshop 3) Statement About Target Audience and a Rough Agenda of the Class 4) Work/curriculum Samples: Up to 10 low res images with title info, word docs, excel spreadsheets. Any information pertinent to the educational program. 5) $10 USD fee per submission, via paypal here. If you truly cannot afford this fee please contact Evonne Davis for a waiver at edavis@aferro.org. We do not believe in artist gouging and ask for this small donation only as part of our overall, diversified activities to support our nonprofit programs. We offer a discount of $5 to members of the Visual Arts Center of NJ, Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster,  and The Arts Guild of NJ. Please clearly indicate which organization you belong to in your materials. To pay using the discount, please use this link here. Deadline: March 15, 2015 @ 5pm
Curatorial Proposals: Main Gallery –or- ACTIVATE: Market Street (Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ) - http://www.aferro.org & http://www.activatemarketstreet.org. The Main Gallery at Gallery Aferro is a large space that gives exhibitors access to an engaged and diverse community. Part of building community is collaborating with motivated cultural contributors. We like working with people that have vision and our space lends itself to the realization of that vision. The artwork on display should be as engaging, exciting, and diverse as the community. ACTIVATE: Market Street exhibition spaces are large and can be seen 24/7 by the public walking down Market Street. This gives a special opportunity to exhibit bright and eye catching work. Applicants are encouraged to stop by the gallery during gallery hours to look at the space. Feel free to email us with questions or other information you may need from us. Proposals may be for exhibitions that have been mounted previously/will travel, but please keep in mind that content seen recently in the Newark, NJ area does not offer our audience new experiences. We expect a hands-on approach at the gallery. The curator is expected to be in NYC/NJ area to make arrangements with the artists prior to the installation week. The curator is expected to be at the gallery throughout the full week of installation and the curator and artists involved in the exhibition are responsible for installation of the artwork. The curator should communicate to all artists when invited to participate that they are responsible for delivering their work to the gallery, installing and de-installing their work. How To Submit: Curators should submit the listed items below via email to: submit@aferro.org. Subject line: “Last Name, First Name – Curator” (Example: Smith, Jane – Curator) * Please send submissions as attachments (i.e. .doc, .pdf, etc). 1) A curatorial statement with a description of the proposed exhibition and an explanation of your idea. Please clearly state whether you are referencing the ACTIVATE: Market Street window spaces or an exhibition in the Main Gallery at 73 Market Street. Minimum length 400 words, maximum 1500 words. 2) Work samples, short narrative biographies, and if available, website links, for each proposed artist. Up to 10 – 1 MB jpegs or mpegs or clearly labeled youtube/vimeo links. If new work will be created for the exhibition, send images of their past work. (Please include the title, medium, size, edition, price, or any other relevant information for each piece) 3) Curator’s CV/resume. Examples of past curated shows including images and press if reviewed. Curator’s statement about these past exhibitions and curatorial philosophy/approach in general. 4) There is a $10 USD fee per submission, via paypal on here. If you truly cannot afford this fee please contact Evonne Davis for a waiver at edavis@aferro.org. We do not believe in artist gouging and ask for this small donation only as part of our overall, diversified activities to support our nonprofit programs. We offer a discount of $5 to members of the Visual Arts Center of NJ, Center For Contemporary Art, Bedminster, and Arts Guild of NJ. Please clearly indicate which organization you belong to in your materials. To pay using the discount, please use this link here. Do not refer us to your website without ALL the other required material. We will review the listed material first, without it we will not visit your site. Details about equipment that Gallery Aferro is able to provide will be discussed after the initial proposal has been reviewed and accepted. It will be the artist’s responsibility to install and maintain any equipment that belongs to the artist. Deadline: March 15, 2015 @ 5pm
Reviewers Wanted - *Pressing Matters Publishing,*  manager of two online review sites, is looking for reviewers and article writers for immediate openings. *Positions paid* (compensation ranges from travel expenses covered to a small stipend per review - depending on the client) plus comp tickets to all productions. Send CV to Natasha Dawsen, editor, at natasha.pressingmatters@gmail.com.
Call for Papers: Feminism & Curatorial Strategy (October 21-24, 2015, Southeast College Art Conference, Pittsburgh, PA) - https://secac.memberclicks.net/conference. Feminism & Curatorial Strategy: Feminist art research has been investigating art history theory and recorded significant women and other marginalized artists since the 1970s. Feminist activists continue to recognize the underrepresentation of artists who are women and minorities in collections, art sales and exhibitions in museums and gallery representation nationwide. As the statistics continue to wane for women and minorities in the arts, feminism is re-emerging as a key critical strategy in art practice, theory and curating. This discussion seeks to address how institutions small and large choose to or resist integrating feminism into their curatorial/exhibition strategies directly through mission statements and collection plans, or less overtly through organization, display and interpretation. This panel calls on scholars working across historical, modern and contemporary art exhibition curatorial strategies who are informed by a feminist perspective. We are looking to identify ways curators are using feminism to inform their methodology whether in the installation, promotion, and/or didactics of exhibitions in large institutions and smaller galleries; and how this is developing feminist and art history discourse in the twenty-first century. Session chair: Sally Deskins, West Virginia University. Contact: sbdeskins@mix.wvu.edu. Deadline: April 20, 2015


Funding
TCG’s On the Road & In the Lab & On the Stage Global Connections Grants - Global Connections supports geographically unrestricted travel to foster international collaborations between US-based artists and their colleagues around the world. The program offers funding in three different categories: On the Road travel grants of up to $5,000 each, In the Lab project development grants of $10,000 each and On the Stage touring grants between $10,000 and $15,000 each. To apply, visit http://www.tcg.org/grants/global_connections/globalcon_guidelines.cfm. Choose the correct Online Application Form based on applicant type (individual Theatre Professional or Organization) and the Global Connections Initiative. Deadline March 11, 2015 at noon EST


Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation ArtsCONNECT Program – Provides support for non-profit and government consortia to present high quality live performing arts shows to audiences in the mid-Atlantic region. Presenting consortia must include at least three presenting organizations from at least two mid-Atlantic states (Delaware, Washington, D.C., Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). ArtsCONNECT projects must involve professional touring artists in theater, dance, opera, music, jazz, and folk/traditional arts that have been touring for at least two years. Artists must reside out-of-state for a majority of presenters within each consortium. Projects must take place between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. NOTE: Must submit application through website., Contact: Michelle Grove, Program Officer, Performing Arts, michelle@midatlanticarts.org, http://www.midatlanticarts.org/funding/pat_presentation/arts_connect/guidelines.html. Deadline: March 13, 2015


**Asian Women Giving Circle Arts and Activism Grants** – Funds Asian American women-led projects that use the tools of culture, arts and education to raise awareness and catalyze action around critical issues that impact Asian American communities with grants of up to $15,000. Eligible projects will build community and create social justice through programs that combine the arts with activism and highlight and promote women in central leadership and management roles. Projects should identify and address injustice within established social systems, institutions or the broader community, and inspire community members to become active social change agents. Applicants must work within the 5 boroughs of New York City and have 501(c)(3) nonprofit status or a fiscal sponsor with such status. See website for complete guidelines and application, email with questions: hali@asianwomengivingcircle.org, www.asianwomengivingcircle.org. Deadline: March 13, 2015, 5:00 pm EST


Princess Grace Awards – Identifies and assists emerging artists in theatre, playwriting, dance, and choreography. Theatre awards take the form of scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships at non-profit schools and theatres. Playwriting award includes a residency at New Dramatists, Inc. and the opportunity for the winning play to be licensed and published by Samuel French, Inc. Dance performance awards take the form of scholarships and fellowships. Choreography awards take the form of fellowships for collaborations with non-profit dance companies. See website for complete guidelines and to apply. Diana Kemppainen, Program Manager, Princess Grace Foundation-USA, grants@pgfusa.org, http://www.pgfusa.org. Deadline: March 31, 2015 (theatre and playwriting); April 30, 2015 (dance and choreography)


Arts Midwest Touring Fund/Performing Arts Fund Grants (July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016) – Supports the inter-state touring of professional performing artists specializing in the fine arts of dance, theatre, music, youth and family entertainment, and other performing arts forms appropriate throughout Arts Midwest’s nine-state region. Grants range between $500-$4,000 and will cover 20% of the artist or ensemble’s contracted fee. Includes public performances and in-depth educational activities that reach audiences that lack access to the performing arts. Open to presenting organizations with government or 501(c)(3) status in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Engagements must feature a professional performing artist from outside the applicant’s state, and must include at least one performance that is open and promoted to the general public, at least one in-depth educational activity, and must reach an underserved audience. NOTE: Application is now completely online. Email: performingartsfund@artsmidwest.org, website: http://www.artsmidwest.org/programs/paf/apply. Deadline: March 25, 2015


McKnight Theater Artist Fellowships at the Playwrights’ Center – Grants of $25,000 to theatre artists other than playwrights whose work demonstrates exceptional artistic merit and potential and whose primary residence is in the state of Minnesota. Selection is based on a commitment to theater arts, evidence of professional achievements, and a sustained level of excellence in the applicant’s work. It is important to declare your intent to apply and inform the Playwrights’ Center where and when your performances take place so that panelists may have ample opportunity to view your work in a live setting. See website for complete guidelines and application. McKnight Theater Artist Fellowships, Amanda Robbins-Butcher, Artistic Programs Administrator, amandar@pwcenter.org, http://www.pwcenter.org/fellows_fellowship.php. Deadline: April 16, 2015


Residencies
Djerassi Resident Artists Program (4-5 week sessions, mid-March-mid-November, Woodside, CA) – Residencies, including living space, studio space, and all meals, for national and international visual artists, composers, choreographers, performance and media artists, and writers. Artists at all stages of their careers, from emerging to established, are encouraged to apply. Collaborative artists must send individual applications and fees, including a separate page describing the collaborative proposal. Artists in residence will share their work in progress during an annual open house. FEE: $45. Visit http://www.djerassi.org/residencies.html for guidelines and to apply. Deadline: March 15, 2015


Byrdcliffe Arts Colony/Woodstock Guild (May-September, 2015, Woodstock, NY) – Residencies of an average of 4 weeks for writers, visual artists, and composers. Residency provides housing and studio. Artist responsible for food, travel, materials, and residency fee ($600/month). Writers under the age of 35 who need financial assistance may apply for a $100 scholarship from the Patterson Fund (see website for more information). Additional fellowships for artists of all ages available based on financial need. FEE: $40. Byrdcliffe Colony/ Woodstock Guild, 34 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY 12498, T: (845) 679-2079, FAX: (845) 679-4529,franne@woodstockguild.org, http://www.woodstockguild.org. Deadline: March 15, 2015


ARTErra Residencias (Tondela, Portugal) – Residency that encourages cross-disciplinary artistic creation in a small rural village in Portugal. Artists may stay from 3 days to 6 months; average stay is 6-8 weeks. Artist responsible for travel, residency fee (budgeted on a case by case basis according to the artist’s needs), and meals (residency provides some fruit, vegetables, eggs and jam from the property; artists have access to fully equipped kitchen); residency provides room, work space, and some materials and tools according to the artists’ needs. NO FEE. ARTErra Residencias, R. Nossa Senhora do Crasto, nº380 Lobão da Bei, Tondela, Portugal 3460-207,arterra.geral@gmail.com, http://www.arterra.weebly.com. Deadline: Ongoing

Hawthornden Castle (Midlothian, Scotland) – International 1-month retreats for creative writers of all types from anywhere in the world to work without disturbance. Residency provides individual room/study in shared house and meals. Artist responsible for travel. Applicants must be published writers. Contact them for application instructions. NO FEE. Hawthornden Castle, Lasswade, Midlothian, EH18 1EG Scotland, United Kingdom, T: +44 131 4402180, FAX: +44 131 440 1989, http://www.transartists.org/air/hawthornden-castle.  Deadline: Ongoing


Ragdale Foundation (June-December, 2014, Lake Forest, IL) – Residencies of either 18 or 25 for visual artists, musicians, writers, dancers, media artists, and choreographers. Organization provides housing, meals, and studio space; artist responsible for residency fee ($35/day), deposit ($100/two weeks), travel and materials. FEE: $40. Ragdale Foundation, 1260 N. Green Bay Rd., Lake Forest, IL 60045, T: (847) 234-1063, FAX: (847) 234-1063,info@ragdale.org, www.ragdale.org. Deadline: May 15, 2015 for 2016 Residencies


Jack Kerouac Writer in Residence Project (Orlando, FL) – Provides four residencies a year to writers of any stripe or age, living anywhere in the world. Each residency consists of approximately a three-month stay in the cottage where Jack Kerouac wrote his novel Dharma Bums. Utilities and a food stipend of $800 are included. NOTE: Electronic applications only. FEE: $25. Visit http://kerouacproject.org or http://www.kerouacproject.org/submissions/ to apply. Deadline: March 31, 2015


Chicago Dramatists Resident Playwright Program (Chicago, IL) – Highly selective program offered to playwrights whose body of work, and theatrical experience have the potential to positively impact the American theatre repertory. Open to emerging or established Chicago-area playwrights (within 100 miles of the Chicago city limits) who wish to develop their skills, plays and careers through Chicago Dramatists’ programs. Open to playwrights with demonstrated artistic and professional accomplishments, including at least some of the following: productions, workshops and readings at professional theatres, film and television productions, and professional playwriting awards, grants, fellowships, and residencies. NO FEE. Visit http://www.chicagodramatists.org/apply-for-residency to apply and for guidelines. Deadline: April 1, 2015


Bogliasco Foundation (Bogliasco, Italy) – Residencies of an average of 32 days for qualified persons engaged in advanced creative work or scholarly research in archaeology, architecture, classics, dance, film/video, history, landscape architecture, literature, music, philosophy, theatre, and visual arts. Residency provides housing, meals, and studios; artist responsible for travel, materials, and any additional living expenses. $30 APPLICATION FEE. Visit http://www.bfny.org/en/apply/requirements to apply. Deadline: April 15, 2015

Banff Literary Arts Self Directed Writing Residency (Banff, Alberta) - The Banff Literary Arts Self Directed Writing Residency is a retreat for writers looking for focus and inspiration. Writers in all genres are invited to apply. Applications are evaluated through an adjudicated process. Minimum residency length is three days. Participants are housed in single rooms which also serve as their private workspaces. For more information: www.banffcentre.ca/programs. Submission is ongoing.

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Submission opportunities for women in film/video.


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February’s Featured Opportunity
WORKERS UNITE FILM FESTIVAL DEADLINE EXTENSION AND DISCOUNT


The Workers Unite Film Festival is a celebration of global labor solidarity in New York City. Films can be submitted in various categories for the festival which will be in May. The film festival is open to both professional filmmakers, students and workers who are focused developing films about the plight of working people. The Festival aims to showcase student and professional films from the United States and around the world which publicize and highlight the struggles, successes and daily lives of all workers in their efforts to unite and organize for better living conditions and social justice. They are seeking Narrative Features, Narrative Shorts, Documentary Features, Documentary Shorts, Films from the frontlines, and screenplays for their Working Lives Screenplay competition. For more information, visit http://www.workersunitefilmfestival.org/ and click on “Submissions Open.” You can submit via Without A Box, Film Freeway, or directly to their PO Box: PO Box 1525, Radio City Station, New York NY 10101-1525, USA. Email info@workersunitefilmfestival.org with any questions.


Deadline for #ScreenOpps readers ONLY: April 1, 2015
Discount: $35 fee to submit ($65 regular)


Email submissionoppscode@gmail.com for submission instructions to receive the extension and discount!


Festivals
Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival (October 22-25, 2015, New York, NY) – The longest-running showcase for international documentaries in the United States, encompassing a broad spectrum of work, from indigenous community media to experimental nonfiction. A selection from the festival will travel to museums, universities, and theaters around the US and abroad after the festival. Submissions must be in English or have English subtitles or voice-over narration. Production must have been completed within the last 3 years (exceptions made for films not yet screened in the US). Seeking documentaries that tackle diverse and challenging subjects and represent a range of issues and perspectives in the following categories: Documentary, Animation (non-fiction), Experimental Non-Fiction, and New Media Non-Fiction. FEE: $10-$35. Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival, Central Park West @ 79th St., New York, NY 10024, T: (212) 769-5305, FAX: (212) 769-5329, meadfest@amnh.org, http://www.amnh.org/mead. Submissions open March 3, 2015


Outfest: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (July 09-19, 2015, Los Angeles, CA) – Aims to “protect our past, showcase our present and nurture our future by fostering gender, sexuality and LGBTQ culture and its transformative social impact on the world.” Seeking LGBTQ films in the following categories: Narrative Feature (minimum 50 minutes), Narrative Short (maximum 50 minutes), Documentary Feature (minimum 50 minutes), Documentary Short (maximum 50 minutes), Experimental Feature (minimum 50 minutes), and Experimental Short (maximum 50 minutes). FEE: $0-$20. Outfest, outfest@outfest.org, http://www.outfest.org. Deadline: March 9, 2015 (regular), March 16, 2014 (late), March 24, 2014 (extended, via withoutabox.com)


San Francisco Black Film Festival (June 18-21, 2015, San Francisco, CA) – Aims to celebrate African American Cinema and the African Cultural Diaspora by showcasing a diverse collection of films from emerging and established filmmakers that reinforce positive images and dispel negative stereotypes, while providing local, national and international filmmakers a forum for their work to be viewed and discussed. Seeking entries in the following categories: Documentary, Short, Feature, Animation, Student (made by a college student or younger; submit copy of current student ID with submission), Youth 5-12 (for a young audience, grades 5-12), African (films shot in Africa), Music Video, Lesbian/Gay, HIV/AIDS (films of any length about the effect of HIV/AIDS on community, family, etc.). FEE: $40-45. San Francisco Black Film Festival, PO Box 15490, San Francisco, CA 94115, T: (415) 400-4602, sfbff@sfbff.org, http://www.sfbff.org. Deadline: February 15, 2014 (early), April 15, 2014 (regular), May 1, 2015 (late)


**Bluestocking Film Series** (Spring, 2015, Portland, ME) – Seeking short films (30 minutes or shorter) that pass the Bechdel Test for Women in Movies (film must include 2 or more female characters with names who talk to each other about something other than a man). FEE: $20-45. Bluestocking Film Series, Gitgo Productions, 161 Fort Rd., South Portland, Maine 04106, http://www.bluestockingfilms.com/submit-your-film/. Deadline: March 31, 2015 (regular), May 1, 2015 (late), May 22, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)


Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (October 8-18, 2015, Seattle, WA) – Seeks to strengthen, connect, and reflect diverse communities through queer film and media. Seeking entries by, for, and about LGBT people in the following categories: Narrative Feature, Documentary Features (longer than 40 minutes), and Short (under 40 minutes). FEE: $0-$20. Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, 1122 E. Pike St., #1313, Seattle, WA 98122, T: (206) 323-4274, FAX: (206) 323-4275, info@threedollarbillcinema.org, http://www.threedollarbillcinema.org/programs/SLGFF. Deadline: March 2, 2015 (early), June 1, 2015 (regular), June 22, 2015 (late)


Palm Springs International ShortFest (June 16-22, 2015, Palm Springs, CA) - Now seeking submissions. Visit http://www.psfilmfest.org/participate/submission/ for guidelines and to submit. Films are invited to screen on a “rolling” basis, so there is no set frame time in which you could hear back from the festival. For questions regarding film submissions, please contact the festival office: 1 (760) 322-2930. Deadline: March 9, 2015 (Regular), April 1, 2015 (Late)


Encounters 21st Short Film & Animation Festival (September 15-20, 2015, Bristol, UK) - Encounters Festival is the UK’s leading short film and animation festival. The festival discovers, supports and develops new talent in filmmaking, providing a platform and meeting place for emerging and established filmmakers from around the world. Encounters Festival presents one of the world’s leading International Competitions for short film and animation, and is also a gateway to the world’s most prestigious awards: The Oscars®, BAFTAs, European Film Awards and Cartoon d’Or. • Submissions are open to short films from every genre including animation, documentary, drama, experimental or artist film.• Films must have been completed after 1st January 2014.• Films must be no longer than 30 minutes including credits.• Encounters Festival does not require any premiere status.• If the original language of dialogue in the film is not English, the preview and screening copy must be subtitled in English.• All films must be available in 35mm print, DCP or Pro-Res file for screening at the festival. Visit http://encounters-festival.org.uk/call-to-submit/ to submit. Deadline: March 31, 2015 (for films completed in 2014), June 5, 2015 (for films completed in 2015)


Society for Visual Anthropology SVA Ethnographic Film Festival (November 18-22, 2015, Chicago, IL) – Ethnographic media is defined broadly as works created as the result of ethnographic fieldwork or those which use, are informed by, or illustrate the principles of anthropological theory or methods. Festival gives independent filmmakers as well as distributors broad access to a market of several thousand anthropologists and educators. Seeking ethnographic videos and films in the following categories: Ultra-Short (under 5 minutes; cell-phone and you-tube style videos permitted and encouraged; up to 3 ultra-shorts may be submitted with one entry fee), Short (30 minutes or under), Feature (30-120 minutes), and Interactive Media and Audio/Photo Essay (interactive media includes websites, interactive CD-ROMs / DVD-ROMs / Blu-Ray disks, hyperlinked documents, active or annotated media, etc.; audio and photo essays includes audio-only essays, still photographs, photo and audio essays, soundscapes, and other media). FEE: $10-$70. Society for Visual Anthropology SVA Ethnographic Film Festival, Attn: Dr. Harjant S. Gill, Anthropology, Towson University, 8000 York Rd., Towson, MD 21252, T: (410) 704-5166, svafilmfestival@gmail.com, http://societyforvisualanthropology.org/. Deadline: March 15, 2015 (early), April 15, 2015 (regular), May 15, 2015 (late)


**St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival** (October 20-24, 2015, St., John’s, NL, Canada) – Aims to support and encourage women filmmakers and increase the exposure of their works. Seeking films written, produced, and/or directed by women in the following categories: Drama (including Comedy), Documentary, Animation, and Experimental. FEE: $10-$50 CAD. St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival, PO Box 984, Station C, St. John’s, NL A1C 5M3, Canada, T: (709) 689-0296, info@womensfilmfestival.com, http://www.womensfilmfestival.com. Deadline: March 13, 2015 (early), April 10, 2015 (regular), May 15, 2015 (late), May 22, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)


San Diego Asian Film Festival (November 5-14, 2015, San Diego, CA) – Seeks to showcase the diverse Pan Asian experience through the media arts. Seeking work by Asian and non-Asian artists that explores the Pan Asian experience in the following categories: Short Animation, Short Documentary, Feature Documentary, Narrative Short, and Narrative Feature. FEE: $25-$60. San Diego Asian Film Festival, 2508 Historic Decatur Rd., Ste. 140, San Diego, CA 92106, T: (619) 400-5911, FAX: (619) 342-2695, info@sdaff.org, http://www.pac-arts.org/. Deadline: March 30, 2015 (early), May 25, 2015 (regular), June 8, 2015 (late), June 15, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com - Feature Films), June 17, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com - Short Films)


Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (November 12-22, 2014, Philadelphia, PA) – Seeking films by, starring, and/or about Asian Americans in the following categories: Short (under 40 minutes), Narrative Feature (40 minutes or over), and Documentary Feature (40 minutes or over). FEE: $15-$40. Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, Attn: Rob Buscher, 1010 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19107, T: (203) 449-6140, rob@phillyasianfilmfest.org, www.phillyasianfilmfest.org. Deadline: April 15, 2015 (early), June 1, 2015 (regular), July 5, 2015 (late)


Open City Documentary Festival (London, UK) - Open City Documentary Festival creates an open space in London to nurture and champion the art of creative documentary and non-fiction filmmakers. The festival takes place over six days in venues across London and the programme offers a chance to see the best in contemporary, international documentary as well as filmmaker Q&As, industry panels, workshops, live music, networking and parties. 5th edition of Open City Docs Fest will take place on 16-21 June 2015. OCDF accepts documentary films of all lengths and subject matter, originating from anywhere in the world. For 2015 edition, all entries must be completed after 1 January 2014. All film entries must be in English or contain English subtitles. Only completed entries (Entry Form, Preview Screener, Payment) will be processed and considered for screening.
 Visit http://www.opencitydocsfest.com/submissions to apply and for more information. Deadline: March 2nd, 2015 (late)


AFI DOCS Documentary Festival (June 18-22, 2014, Silver Spring, MD) – Honors the creativity and passion of independent, non-fiction filmmakers and the power of the moving image to alter our perspective and expand our world-view. Seeking Feature (41 minutes or longer) and Short (40 minutes or shorter) documentaries that demonstrate a bold commitment to subject matter, excellence in cinematic craft, and innovation in storytelling. FEE: $30-$70. Silverdocs, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20910, T: (301) 495-6720, FAX: (301) 495-6798, info@silverdocs.com, http://www.SILVERDOCS.com. Deadline: March 2, 2015 (late)


Seattle International Film Festival (May 14-June 7, 2015, Seattle, WA) – Bringing people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world at the largest film festival in the U.S. Seeking entries in the following categories: Feature (31 minutes or longer), Short (30 minutes or shorter), Documentary Feature (31 minutes or longer), Documentary Short (under 30 minutes), FutureWave (made by youth age 18 or younger at time of submission; under 10 minutes; submit proof of age with submission). FEE: $15-$115. Seattle International Film Festival, 305 Harrison St., Seattle, WA 98109, T: (206) 464-5830, FAX: (206) 264-7919, info@siff.net, http://www.siff.net. Deadline: March 2, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)


Eureka Springs Indie Film Fest (Eureka Springs, AK) - The Eureka Springs Indie Film Fest promotes and encourages independent filmmakers of all ages. We’re looking for independent films that inspire, enlighten and entertain. We have a special focus on women in film, young filmmakers, and digital productions (particularly shorts) shot on mobile devices. Primary categories: Documentary, Cause-related documentary, art film, drama, animation, comedy. Shorts (5-40minutes) and feature length (40-120+minutes). We have special awards for Young Filmmakers, Innovative Women in Film, and Shot on Mobile. Eureka Springs has been a popular film location for years, but we've never had a film fest. The 2014 Indie Film Fest is the first, and it was a great success. The three day film fest has evolved into screenings, workshops, 'first looks', and lots of networking opportunities. This year, the festival expands regionally and state-wide. Visit http://www.esfilmfest.org/ for more info and for application guidelines. Deadline: March 10, 2015 (late)


**Bentonville Film Festival** (Los Angeles, CA) - Festival Dates May 5th through May 9th 2015. The BFF is a one of a kind annual event, co-founded and chaired by Geena Davis, which will champion women and diversity in all aspects of film making. With engaged film industry leadership and major corporate sponsors, the Festival is positioned to deliver commercially viable solutions and initiatives to positively support film making and distribution in support of our mission. The mission of the Festival is to be a positive and proactive influence in filmmaking to ensure that the American entertainment industry represent the national audience and the growing diversity of the population of the United States. As a research based and action oriented organization, the Festival’s main objective is to provide a platform to significantly increase the commercial value of content produced with our mission in mind. The inaugural Festival will be held in Bentonville, Arkansas in May 2015 and continue with a calendar of national events to support its mission. The Festival will seek to provide ongoing turnkey mass distribution opportunities for women and minority owned production companies and independent content creators. To submit, visit http://bentonvillefilmfestival.com/submissions/. Deadline: March 15, 2015 (late)


TIFF Next Wave Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers Showcase (Toronto, Ontario) - TIFF Next Wave Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers Showcase is open to young filmmakers in grades 9 – 12. All submissions must be accompanied by a completed TIFF Next Wave Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers Showcase submission form, which must be signed/approved by a responsible parent or guardian. Submission forms (online and PDF) are available on the official TIFF Next Wave Film Festival website (http://tiff.net/festivals/nextwave15/jumpcuts15) and by email request (jumpcuts@tiff.net). Entrants must be residents of Ontario. Individual and group or school projects will be considered. (Adult participation is limited to a supervisory or actor role). Films must have been completed after January 1, 2014. Films submitted to TIFF Next Wave Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers Showcase must be original and not be copied from others. We encourage you to use original music, and not to include in your film any copyrighted film or television clips, or shots of branded products or company logos. If your film is selected as a finalist, and contains music, clips or brands that do not belong to you, TIFF Next Wave Film Festival may require you to obtain consent to use the music, clips or brands as a condition of screening your film. All of the minors appearing in your film must have the consent of their parent or guardian to participate and appear. If your film is selected as a finalist, TIFF Next Wave Film Festival may require a responsible adult to sign a document confirming, among other things, that your film is original (or that you have obtained any consents necessary to use the work of others) and that all minors appearing in the film have the consent of their parent or guardian to participate and appear. Films which depict graphic or gratuitous violence, verbal abuse or content that attacks or demeans a group based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, and sexual orientation/gender identity are not acceptable for Jump Cuts and will not be considered for competition. Deadline: March 20, 2015
Slamdance Film Festival (Park City, UT) - The Slamdance Film Festival is dedicated to new filmmakers. We accept films in every genre, on any topic from every country around the world. The festival program is selected from 100% blind submissions and we do not disqualify any films based on premiere status or date of completion. Our mission is to bring attention to the most talented emerging filmmakers, showcasing their work in the media frenzy of festival week in Park City, Utah. This year, filmmakers may submit through Withoutabox or our Alternative Submission Form. Visit http://showcase.slamdance.com/Film-Submissions to apply. Fee: $40-$110. Deadline: July 24, 2015 (Early), September 4, 2015 (Regular), October 8, 2015 (late), October 15, 2015 (Final WOB)
The 52nd New York Film Festival (September 26 - October 12, 2015, NYC, NY) - The New York Film Festival was founded in 1962 and is produced by the Film Society of Lincoln Center which aims to demonstrate the development of international film art and contemporary trends in content, form, and style. The festival is highly competitive with an average of 30 feature films in the Main Slate which are chosen by a Selection Committee of five programmers. A comprehensive short film program is selected by the Short Film Committee. There are no categories and no prizes awarded at NYFF. The Avant-Garde section of NYFF premieres non-narrative, experimental film and video. Work of any length is considered. To apply: http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff2014/pages/nyff52-submissions. Deadline: March 23, 2015 (Early), May 3, 2015 (Regular), June 1, 2015 (late)


The Chicago International Social Change Film Festival (September 25-27, 2015, Chicago, IL) - The Chicago International Social Change Film Festival aims to encourage and support the work of independent filmmakers from all around the world. The filmmaker is able to promote their product as a valuable contribution to the understanding of social change. In other words, the independent film is a tool toward better world understanding of the issues facing society today and how to change them. Accepting submissions for Short Length Films, Feature Length Films and Micro-Films (under 3 minutes). Fee: $25-50. Visit http://www.chicagosocialchange.org/ for more information and to apply.  Deadline: April 1, 2015 (WAB Extended), May 1, 2015 (WAB Deadline 2), June 1, 2015 (WAB Deadline 3)


Hawaii International Film Festival (November 12-22, 2015, Honolulu, HI) - The HIFF 2015 festival will take place at the Dole Cannery Stadium 18 Theaters in Honolulu on Oahu. As the vanguard forum of international cinematic achievement in the Asia-Pacific region, Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) endeavors to recognize new and emerging talent, promote career development and original collaborations through innovative education programs, and facilitate dynamic cultural exchange through the cinema arts. Each year in preparation for the event, HIFF programmers view some 1,000 films and choose an average of 150 features, documentaries and film shorts. Among them are world premieres, North American premieres, U.S. premieres, experimental films, animation and digital works representing social and ethnic issues, and first features by new directors. HIFF also conducts seminars, workshops, special award presentation receptions with top Asian, Pacific and North American filmmakers participating. To submit and for more information, visit http://www.hiff.org/industry/. For inquiries, phone: (808) 792-1577 x7 or email: program@hiff.org or minette@hiff.org. Deadline: May 1, 2015 (Regular), June 1, 2015 (Late), June 5, 2015 (WAB Extended)
Onscreen
Loving Logan - Oceane Photography Productions: Laura Oceane, writer/producer. Casting, "Loving Logan" - A short film about finding love and losing it without ever really "having it." Brie is a vulnerable girl, always fighting her feelings for Logan and trying to move on from a love that never belonged to her. This film will be for reel purposes and will be submitted to film festivals. Rehearses summer 2015, TBD. Filming TBD in Los Angeles. Selected Cast/Crew will be required to promote this short film in the marketing and fund-raising process. IMDB Credit, Copy, pays 100/day, all meals provided. SAG-AFTRA short film contract pending. Non-union actors will be made SAG-Eligible. In your cover photo, please state your availability and include any outside links that showcase your talent. (Can be professional website, IMDB, reel links, etc...) Prefer actors with a social media following. Seeking men and women, ages 19-40, of various ethnicities/race for a variety of roles. Submit via Backstage at http://www.backstage.com/casting/loving-logan-62353/. Submissions Open Now.


Quiet as Kept - A Sharp Productions: Danielle Porter, Producer. Seeking submissions from the Long Beach, CA area. Quiet As Kept is about a woman who has been estranged from her family for 10 years and is forced to go home to face the secrets of her family's past. Production dates are March 20th - 29th with rehearsals scheduled for early March. Producers plan to apply for SAG New Media Contract. Seeking three woman, various roles ages 15-60, various races. Apply via backstage at http://www.backstage.com/casting/quiet-as-kept-61833/. Submissions Open Now.


Offscreen
Untitled Short Film Seeking Crew - Amathis Productions, Mathilde Dehaye, writer-prod.Casting CREW MEMBERS for an untitled short film based on the original play "Snow White and The Beast," winner of the annual Strasberg Works Writing Contest 2014. The film is to be used as a vehicle for the feature film to be shot next winter. Shoots May 2015 in NYC. Pays TBD. Producers plan to apply for a SAG-AFTRA agreement. In your cover letter, write a little bit more about yourself. Note your availability and contact information. To be considered, include links to any relevant work. If considered, producers will get in touch with you to discuss the project further. Apply via http://www.backstage.com/casting/untitled-short-film-62083/.


Reel Jobs NYC (NYC) - Reel Jobs List is a free job listing, which is limited to job opportunities in the film, television and theatre industries. It is published by the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting each Monday.  It can be downloaded in PDF format or picked up at our offices at 1697 Broadway in New York City between 9am and 5pm weekdays.  In the case of a public holiday falling on a Monday, the listing will be available on Tuesday. The Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting (MOFTB) accepts job listings by email only, which must be submitted using this email form.  The weekly deadline for filing new announcements is Thursday at 12/noon for the following week's Reel Jobs NYC.  Your free listing will run for one week.  If you would like the listing to run longer, please re-submit your listing for each week that you would like it to run.  The MOFTB is not responsible for changes in listings not reported to us.  The MOFTB reserves the right to edit and/or modify submitted listings, and has final approval for all listings. PDF format here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/film/html/jobs_training/reel_jobs_list.shtml.


Funding
California Arts Council Artists in Schools Program – Provides funding for residency activities that emphasize long-term, in-depth interaction between professional artists and a group of students, during school or after-school programs. Arts organizations of all disciplines are eligible to apply. Residencies should enable students to understand specific art forms and to develop their creativity; projects must include hands-on participation. Each residency must be locally designed and developed in partnership between an arts organization and school(s). All residencies require matching funds (either by the arts organization or jointly by the arts organization and school). For complete guidelines and application procedures, see website. Contact: Wayne Cook, California Arts Council, Artists in Schools Program, 1300 I St., Ste. 930, Sacramento, CA 95814, T: (916) 322-6344, shelly.gilbride@arts.ca.gov, http://www.cac.ca.gov/programs/ais.php. Deadline: March 20, 2015


Vision Maker Media Public Media Content Fund – Supports video projects with significant Native involvement – particularly projects that profile Native American leaders, activists, and artists – and helps bring the projects to national broadcast on public television. Projects in any phase of production are eligible. Awards for research and development range from $5,000-$20,000; awards for production or completion can be up to $100,000, and new media awards range from $5,000-$20,000. Vision Maker Media does not fully fund programs; applicants must seek additional funding from other sources. See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. Vision Maker Media, 1800 N. 33 St., Lincoln, NE 68503, Contact: Georgiana Lee, glee@netad.uni.edu, http://nativetelecom.org/2014_public_media_content_fund. Deadline: March 18, 2015


Cinestory Fellowship and Awards – Seeking up-and-coming screenwriters for developmental mentorship program. Prizes include cash award, free tuition, room and board at the Cinestory Writers Retreat, 12-month fellowship with 2 Hollywood professionals, and other prizes for first place; cash, mentorship, and other prizes for second and third place. Submit original feature-length screenplay (85-130 pages) in any genre. Your name and contact information must not appear on the title page or in the file. See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. FEE: $35-$80. Cinestory, PO Box 661962, Los Angeles, CA 90066, T: (323) 900-0502, info@cinestory.org, www.cinestory.org. Deadline: February 15, 2015 (late), March 5, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)


Hearst Foundation Grants for Cultural Projects – Supports programs that enrich the lives of young people by engaging them in cultural activities, primarily through arts-in-education programs. Grants are awarded to major institutions and community organizations in the arts and sciences that address the lack of arts programming in pre-K through 12th grade curricula by providing comprehensive, on-site and/or outreach education activities. Considers requests from organizations with operating budgets under $1 million. Submit a brief cover letter, one-page executive summary, and a five-page proposal narrative and attachments. See website for complete guidelines and application procedure. NOTE: Applications by postal mail only. Organizations East of the Mississippi River should send requests to: The Hearst Foundations, 300 West 57th St., 26th Fl, New York, New York 10019-3741, T: (212) 586-5404, FAX: (212) 586-1917; Organizations West of the Mississippi River should send requests to: The Hearst Foundations, 90 New Montgomery St., Ste. 1212, San Francisco, CA 94105, T: (415) 908-4500, FAX: (415) 348-0887, http://www.hearstfdn.org/. Deadline: Ongoing


Princess Grace Awards – Identifies and assists emerging artists in theatre, playwriting, dance, and choreography. Theatre awards take the form of scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships at non-profit schools and theatres. Playwriting award includes a residency at New Dramatists, Inc. and the opportunity for the winning play to be licensed and published by Samuel French, Inc. Dance performance awards take the form of scholarships and fellowships. Choreography awards take the form of fellowships for collaborations with non-profit dance companies. See website for complete guidelines and to apply. Diana Kemppainen, Program Manager, Princess Grace Foundation-USA, grants@pgfusa.org, http://www.pgfusa.org. Deadline: June 1, 2015 (Film)


Residencies
HBOAccess Writing Fellowship (Los Angeles, CA) - HBO has announced the launch of the HBOAccess Writing Fellowship which will begin accepting applications on March 4, 2015. The program will give emerging writers from diverse backgrounds an opportunity to attend a week of master classes held at the HBO campus in Santa Monica, California focusing on character and story development, pitching ideas and projects, securing an agent, and networking. Each participant will then enter into an 8-month writing phase where he/she will be paired with an HBO development executive and guided through the script development process. At the conclusion of the program, HBO will hold a reception and staged reading for industry professionals where the writers will be introduced to the entertainment industry. The HBOAccess Writing Fellowship is open to diverse and female writers 21 and older who must be able to work in the US. Prior to the application, the writer must NOT have been staffed on a network or cable series in excess of 13 episodes and/or had more than one feature film or more than two plays produced. All submissions must be made through the online portal, Without A Box, and will require a resume, a writing sample, a completed release form and a personal essay in 500 words or less explaining how his/her background has influenced his/her storytelling. For more information on eligibility, visit https://www.withoutabox.com/03film/03t_fin/03t_fin_fest_01over.php?festival_id=13830. Listing found here: http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact/hbo-seeks-diverse-emerging-writers-for-hboaccess-writing-fellowship-20150225. Applications Open March 4, 2015 and will close as soon as they reach 1,000 entries.
Jack Kerouac Writer in Residence Project (Orlando, FL) – Provides four residencies a year to writers of any stripe or age, living anywhere in the world. Each residency consists of approximately a three-month stay in the cottage where Jack Kerouac wrote his novel Dharma Bums. Utilities and a food stipend of $800 are included. NOTE: Electronic applications only. FEE: $25. Visit http://kerouacproject.org or http://www.kerouacproject.org/submissions/ to apply. Deadline: March 31, 2015
ARTErra Residencias (Tondela, Portugal) – Residency that encourages cross-disciplinary artistic creation in a small rural village in Portugal. Artists may stay from 3 days to 6 months; average stay is 6-8 weeks. Artist responsible for travel, residency fee (budgeted on a case by case basis according to the artist’s needs), and meals (residency provides some fruit, vegetables, eggs and jam from the property; artists have access to fully equipped kitchen); residency provides room, work space, and some materials and tools according to the artists’ needs. NO FEE. ARTErra Residencias, R. Nossa Senhora do Crasto, nº380 Lobão da Bei, Tondela, Portugal 3460-207, arterra.geral@gmail.com, www.arterra.weebly.com. Deadline: Ongoing

Bogliasco Foundation (Bogliasco, Italy) – Residencies of an average of 32 days for qualified persons engaged in advanced creative work or scholarly research in archaeology, architecture, classics, dance, film/video, history, landscape architecture, literature, music, philosophy, theatre, and visual arts. Residency provides housing, meals, and studios; artist responsible for travel, materials, and any additional living expenses. $30 APPLICATION FEE. Visit http://www.bfny.org/en/apply/requirements to apply. Deadline: April 15, 2015

Djerassi Resident Artists Program (4-5 week sessions, mid-March-mid-November, Woodside, CA) – Residencies, including living space, studio space, and all meals, for national and international visual artists, composers, choreographers, performance and media artists, and writers. Artists at all stages of their careers, from emerging to established, are encouraged to apply. Collaborative artists must send individual applications and fees, including a separate page describing the collaborative proposal. Artists in residence will share their work in progress during an annual open house. FEE: $45. Visit http://www.djerassi.org/residencies.html for guidelines and to apply. Deadline: March 15, 2015

Byrdcliffe Arts Colony/Woodstock Guild (May-September, 2015, Woodstock, NY) – Residencies of an average of 4 weeks for writers, visual artists, and composers. Residency provides housing and studio. Artist responsible for food, travel, materials, and residency fee ($600/month). Writers under the age of 35 who need financial assistance may apply for a $100 scholarship from the Patterson Fund (see website for more information). Additional fellowships for artists of all ages available based on financial need. FEE: $40. Byrdcliffe Colony/ Woodstock Guild, 34 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY 12498, T: (845) 679-2079, FAX: (845) 679-4529,franne@woodstockguild.org, http://www.woodstockguild.org. Deadline: March 15, 2015

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WomenArts: SWAN Inspirations from Bulgaria & San Francisco


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Inspiring Idea from Bulgaria:
Create a Group Painting for SWAN Day
Dear Women in the Arts & Media Coalit,

For the past four years Dessi Dimova and the other women of SWAN Festival Bulgaria have found wonderfully creative ways to bring the spirit of Support Women Artists Now Day to their country. Their past SWAN events have included a variety of exhibits, performances, and workshops, including a class where people learned how to make swan designs with the steamed milk in their cappucinos!

If you are looking for a fun SWAN project for visual artists, the Bulgarian women created a great model last year. For SWAN Day 2014 they recruited 8 women artists to create a group painting in the middle of the upscale Bulgaria Mall in Sofia. They decided to create a larger-than-life woman's face that would reflect the theme of diversity.

The final piece (which you can see in more detail on their Facebook page) is created of twelve canvases which are each one foot square. Each artist painted or used collage techniques to create one or two squares, and the composite woman's face has a wonderful variety of textures and racial/ethnic characteristics. The prominent multi-colored eyes suggest the power of women working together and looking hopefully towards the future.

You could do a SWAN group painting anywhere, but it was an inspired touch for the Bulgarian women to create this giant Amazon face in the midst of a busy shopping mall so that the shoppers could have a direct connection with women artists and a woman-centered work. As an added bonus, young women in classic swan ballet costumes passed out refreshments to the shoppers and gave them information about SWAN Day.
At the end of the day, the painters posed with their squares while showing their solidarity with women artists around the world by doing the official SWAN Salute (one hand up to look like a swan's head).   You can see a larger version of the picture below on their Facebook page. Mirella Karadjova has also posted a 12-minute video on YouTube showing the creation of the piece.

Artists from SWAN Festival Bulgaria 2014
Bulgarian women artists show their work at SWAN Day 2014

Asian American Women Create "A Place of Her Own"  
Over the past six months fine artist Cynthia Tom and Trinity Ordona, Ph.D., of City College of San Francisco's Healing for Change Center, have collaborated with the Asian American Women Artists Association and the Asian Women's Shelter to offer A Place of Her Own, a unique arts & healing program for Asian-Pacific American women in social services.

As their program syllabus explains, almost all of the family support and social services in the Asian-Pacific American community are provided by Asian-Pacific American women.  These women service providers are at serious risk of burn-out because of the silencing and submissive cultural behaviors that are “expected” of Asian-Pacific American women.  It is culturally taboo for Asian-Pacific American women to seek help for depression.

Cynthia Tom and Trinity Ordona have designed A Place of Her Own to help women build personal strength and clarity from the inside out by combining meditation techniques with creative art modalities that relieve stress and heal burnout. The participants study the chakras and meditation techniques, participate in discussions, do written exercises, and are asked to create art works in response to the questions “If you had a place of your own, what would it be? What kind of space would fully express your imagination and values?

The exercises help the participants clarify their own aspirations and address individual, family and cultural patterns of dysfunction in a supportive environment. No arts background is required since the art works are usually created from found objects, and skilled artists are on hand to guide any participants who need assistance.  The long term goal of this project is to generate a sense of community and creative space for women to reconnect with themselves, reverse patterns of trauma and make their hopes and dreams visible.
Painting Created At SWAN Festival Bulgaria 2014 
SWAN Day Bulgaria Painting
The painting above consists of 12 squares painted by 8 Bulgarian women artists.

To see a larger image,  click here. To watch a video about the piece, click here.

A Place of Her Own

The art of the Fall 2014 participants in A Place of Her Own (described in the left column) will be shown in an Open House on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 6 - 9 p.m. at 1890 Bryant Street, 302 Gallery in San Francisco. There will also be a talk by the artists on Saturday, March 21 from 1 - 4 p.m. at the same location. There is a suggested donation of $10 - $25 at the door for both events, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Since 2009, 60 women have participated in A Place of Her Own workshops and their art has been featured in thought-provoking exhibitions at the de Young Museum, Driftwood Salon Gallery and SOMarts Cultural Center. To see samples of the works created for these exhibits, please visit the links for past exhibitions on AAWAA's page about A Place of Her Own.

Art from A Place of Her Own
Everyone Is Invited to Celebrate SWAN Day!
Support Women Artists Now Day/SWAN Day is a grassroots "do it yourself" holiday, and everyone is invited to join us in honoring women's creativity. The official date for the 8th International SWAN Day is Saturday, March 28, 2015, but please feel free to celebrate it any time during March or April that is convenient for you. The spirit of SWAN events is far more important than the exact dates.

There are no fees or application forms required to participate in SWAN Day. If you decide to create a SWAN event or if you are doing any event in March or April featuring women artists, we invite you to create a free listing on our official SWAN Calendar.  

We will be featuring SWAN events in the WomenArts Blog and  newsletters during March and April 2015.  If you want us to write about you, creating a listing in the SWAN Calendar is the best way to let us know about your event.

Did You Get Your Free #StageOpps & #ScreenOpps Newsletters?
Women in Arts and Media Coalition in collaboration with WomenArts and the League of Professional Theatre Women is publishing free newsletters for theatre and film/video artists listing submission opportunities, grants, auditions, residencies and more.  Click the links below or follow the #StageOpps and #ScreenOpps tags on Twitter.  There are links at the bottom of each funding newsletter which will let you sign up to receive them by email.

Theatre Artists - You can see the current issue of #StageOpps (formerly the Theatre Funding News) by clicking here.

Film/Video Artists - You can see the current issue of #ScreenOpps (formerly the Film/Video Funding News) by clicking here.

To Submit a Listing - To submit a listing for the #StageOpps or #ScreenOpps newsletters, please visit the Women in Arts and Media Coalition's Submit a Listing Page


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Socially Relevant Film Festival

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SR SOCIALLY RELEVANT FILM FESTIVAL 2nd Edition Showcases Broader Slate of Issue Oriented Films

The 2nd edition of the SR SOCIALLY RELEVANT FILM FESTIVAL NEW YORK runs from March 16 - 22, 2015 at Tribeca Cinemas, Maysles Cinema and SVA. The festival’s timely and socially engaging selection offers World and U.S. premieres, in addition to a slate of tributes and industry panels.

 
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PRLog - Feb. 3, 2015 - NEW CITY, N.Y. -- Films from over 30 countries including Armenia, Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Haiti, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kurdistan, Lebanon, Liberia, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Palestine, Patagonia, Peru, Romania, Russia, South Korea, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Tibet, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE and the USA.

SR SOCIALLY RELEVANT FILM FESTIVAL NEW YORK is a new not-for-profit film festival showcasing socially relevant film content. Nora Armani, Actor/Filmmaker and Founding Artistic Director of SR, created the festival in response to the proliferation of violence and violent forms of storytelling. “I strongly believe that the violence portrayed on our screens and in video games is responsible for the banalization of evil in our societies and the proliferation of violent forms of communication. Most films today encourage mis-representation, reinforce stereotypes and create an escapist passive attitude towards major social issues. By simply focusing on socially relevant themes, positive social change can be promoted through the powerful medium of cinema.”

Why SR is so socially relevant this year?
This year’s lineup includes a wide range of issues:
Gun control & police brutality
Race relations & discrimination
Violence against women & empowering women
LGBT rights
Conflict in the Mideast
The environment & climate change
The US economy & oil rush
Immigration & exile

The Festival opens with the US premiere of the Turkish/German/French co-production COME TO MY VOICE (WERE DENGÊ MIN), directed by Hϋseyin Karabey, screens at CUNY Graduate Center, Proshansky Auditorium on March 16th, and is by invitation. The film premiered at the Berlinale in 2014 and is sponsored by the German Consulate General in NY in partnership with SR Film Fest and MEMEAC.

The opening and closing parties will be held at Botequim Brazilian Restaurant Monday, March 16th and Sunday, March 22nd, sponsored by One Five Hospitality and Fair Vodka. Industry Panels will be held at the School of Visual Arts MFA SocDoc (136 W 21st Street, in Chelsea).

The Festival’s other sponsors include: Unifrance, The French Embassy Cultural Services, Cinema Libre Studio, MFA SocDoc School of Visual Arts, The Left Tilt Fund, Alouette Communications, IndiePix, Film Freeway, Final Draft, InkTip, The Candy Factory, Copenhagen Restaurant, Dailymotion, French Morning, and Go Magazine.

Press are invited to complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres at Copenhagen Restaurant to interview, write reviews, surf and chill!
For tickets and more information visit the web site: http://www.ratedsrfilms.org.
Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street
Maysles Cinema, 343 Malcolm X Blvd / Lenox Ave (Between 127th and 128th Streets)
The Center for Remembering & Sharing (CRS), 123 4th Avenue near Union Square
Industry Panels will take place at SVA MFA SocDoc in Chelsea, 136 W 21st Street, 1st Floor, Chelsea

Nora ARMANI
Founding Artistic Director of SR, Actor & Filmmaker

Nora Armani is an award-winning actor/filmmaker with International stage and screen credits in many languages. She has curated and organized film events, and guest-curated film festivals internationally and in the US. She holds a M.Sc. degree in Sociology from The London School of Economics (LSE). For full bio and filmography visit her website or on IMDb.

Official Selection SR Film Fest Narrative Feature Competition
1. Come To My Voice (Were Dengệ Min) - 101’- Germany/Turkey/France - 2014 - (US Premiere)
   Directed by Hϋseyin Karabey
Opening Night Film at CUNY Graduate Center – Note: Screens out of competition
In a remote Kurdish mountain village, little Jiyan is worried about her father who is arrested by the Turkish police as a suspected guerilla. He will be released when his family surrenders his gun. Only he has never possessed one! With her grandmother Jiyan embarks on a journey crossing mountains and valleys to find the elusive gun and save her father from prison.
Themes: Discrimination, Gun control, Turkish/Kurdish conflict
The film was screened at the Berlinale in 2014
Sponsored by the German Consulate General New York and MEMEAC CUNY

2. Destination: Planet Negro -102’- USA 2014 - (New York Premiere)
    Directed by Kevin Willmott
In this slapstick comedy we see a witty satire about influential African-American figures, W.E.B DuBois and George Washington Carver. They time warp to the present to discover unbelievable developments like young men with drooping pants and the election of a black president.
Themes: Race Relations in the USA
Q & A with the director or producer or actors

3. The Challat of Tunis -90’ - Tunisia, France, Canada, UAE - 2014 - (US Premiere)
  Directed by Kaouther Ben Hania
A man on a motorcycle known as The Challat terrorizes the women of Tunisia by slashing their bottoms with a razor. Ten years after these ‘incidents’ a young determined film director decides to investigate the mystery of the Challat of Tunis.
Themes: Violence against women, video games, empowering women and girls
Tunisian Ambassador will be present (tbc)

4. We Will Live Somewhere Else - 75’- France - 2013 - (US Premiere)
  Directed by Nicolas Karolszyk
The story of a struggling African man named Zola who embarks on a dangerous sea journey to across the sea to France in hopes of finding answers and a better life...
Themes: Immigration, Racial discrimination
Q & A with the director (Sponsored by Unifrance)

Official Selection - SR Film Fest - Documentary Feature Competition
1. All in Her Stride - 55’ - Australia - 2014 (New York Premiere)
  Directed by Fiona Cochrane
This film depicts elements of Australian actor Leverne McDonnell’s life and documents her facing a terminal diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, with discussion of the topic of euthanasia and her death.
Themes: Cancer, euthanasia

2. Black Harvest - 87’ - Luxembourg/USA - 2014 (North American Premiere)
  Directed by Jean-Louis Schuller and Sean Clark
On the remote and barren plains of North Dakota, in what could be considered the “gold rush” of modern times, two men search for redemption by trying to overcome their past.
Themes: US economy, homelessness and the oil rush
Q & A after the screening

3. Cinema Palestine - 79’ - Canada/ Palestine - 2014 - (New York Premiere)
  Directed by Tim Schwab
Told through intimate in-depth interviews the film explores the life and work of multiple generations of Palestinian filmmakers and media artists, questioning what it means to be a Palestinian artist in the context of the larger struggle for nationhood.
Themes: Palestinian identity, Middle East Conflict.
Q & A after the screening

High Hopes, directed by the award winning Guy Davidi (director of 5 Broken Cameras), and featuring the soundtrack (High Hopes) donated by Pink Floyd, precedes the film.

4. Gaucho Del Norte - 55’ - USA/Patagonia - 2014 - (East Coast Premiere)
  Directed by Sofian Khan/ Andres Caballero
The nomadic two-year journey of Patagonian sheepherder Eraldo Pacheco recruited to work in Idaho with his herd of more than a thousand sheep, as he faces the ups and downs of a psychologically demanding job far away from his home and family.
Themes: Nomadic life - migration
Q & A after the screening

5. In an Ideal World - 83’ - USA - 2014 - (New York Premiere)
  Directed by Noel Schewerin
The film follows three men inside a California prison over seven years of time. Direct from America’s locked down racial system their stories highlight a true human drama at its core.
Themes: Racial segregation in California Prisons - Soledad.
Q & A after the screening with the prison warden, and one or two of the former inmates in the film, and a criminologist from John Jay School of Criminology (tbd).

6. Lighter Than Orange - 62’ - Germany 2014 - (New York Premiere)
  Directed by Matthias Leupold
Ten North Vietnamese veterans tell about their memories of the war and Agent Orange as well as the struggles they have faced as a consequence of both.
Themes: Vietnam War and Agent Orange
Q & A after the screening

7. Love Is The Highest Law - 83’ - USA - (School of Visual Arts student) - 2014 - (New York Premiere)
  Directed by Liliya Anisimova
A unique, firsthand look into three powerful stories connected through the strength of overcoming the stringent same-sex laws both in Russia and the United States and of love triumphing over hardship.
Themes: LGTB rights, discrimination
Q & A after the screening

8. Send in the Clowns - 83’ - USA/ Haiti - 2014 - (New York Premiere)
  Directed by Sam Lee
A film about artists with good intentions slowly reveals Haiti’s crippling and conflicted relationship with an arguably more absurd global aid industry.
Themes: Humanitarian aid in Haiti
Q & A after the screening with the Brooklyn-based filmmaker

9. Truth Through a Lens - 92’ - USA - (School of Visual Arts Student) - 2014 (World Premiere)
  Directed by Justin Thomas
This stunning feature length debut follows the evolution of Dennis Flores from Brooklyn street kid, subway train tagger to local community organizing legend in the backdrop of recent social issues.
Themes: Police Brutality and gun control
Q & A after the screening with the filmmaker and Activist Dennis FLores

10. We Cannot Go There Now, My Dear (*)- 42’- Lebanon 2014 - (New York Premiere)
  Directed by Carol Mansour
The story of Palestinian refugees living in Syria and their lives that are continuously being rebuilt awaiting a return to the homeland ever since they were forced to flee Palestine in 1948.
Themes: Palestinian Refugees fleeing Syria
Q & A after the screening
Carol Mansour is the winner of the 2014 SR Documentary Film Competition Award for her film Not Who We Are, and will be Skyped in for an interview conducted by Christa Salamandra, Professor of Anthropology and Syria specialist at Lehman College.
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WMM New Release / Feminism Inshallah & bonus free preview!




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WMM offers streaming licenses for the life of the format. Discounts are available with purchase of multiple licenses, if you are interested please contact us at orders@wmm.com or 212-925-0606 ext. 360

Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 

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Now Available: FEMINISM INSHALLAH




The struggle for Muslim women's emancipation is often portrayed stereotypically as a showdown between Western and Islamic values, but Arab feminism has existed for more than a century. This groundbreaking documentary recounts Arab feminism's largely unknown story, from its taboo-shattering birth in Egypt by feminist pioneers up through viral Internet campaigns by today's tech-savvy young activists during the Arab Spring. Moving from Tunisia to Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, filmmaker and author Feriel Ben Mahmoud tracks the progress of Arab women in their long march to assert their full rights and achieve empowerment. Featuring previously unreleased archival footage and exclusive multigenerational interviews, FEMINISM INSHALLAH is an indispensable resource for Women's Studies, Global Feminism, Middle East and Islamic Studies.

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Related Title Preview: RIGHTS AND WRONGS


Rights & Wrongs: The Story of Women in Islam
Rights & Wrongs:
The Story of Women in Islam
In honor of the new release FEMINISM INSHALLAH, we are offering an exclusive free preview of RIGHTS AND WRONGS
one of WMM's most popular titles on women and Islam. By returning to the roots of Islam and understanding how societies have found justification for their treatment of women within Islamic sources, this thoughtful and far reaching film is an essential resource that debunks myths about women and Islam.

Click here to watch RIGHTS AND WRONGS. The link will be active until March 12, 2015. 

Discount on Related Titles!

When you purchase FEMINISM INSHALLAH at regular price, get any film in The Changing Face of Muslim Women Collection for 50% off!* 





*Use code FINSHAE15 at checkout to apply your discount. Only applies to institutional orders. Cannot be combined with any other offer, other exceptions may apply. Offer expires April 31, 2015. Excludes 2015 new releases

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Martin E. Segal Theatre Center's Spring 2015 Season! Featuring Ayad Akhtar, Lee Breuer, Sibyl Kempson, & PEN World Voices International Play Festival!



A Tribute to Franca Rame
Lucinda Childs' Dance (2014). Photo courtesy of Pomegranate Arts
Lucinda Childs' Dance (2014). Photo courtesy of Pomegranate Arts
The Segal Center's Spring 2015 SeasonAll Events FREE! + Open to the Public
The Segal Theatre | 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
The Segal Center is pleased to announce its Spring 2015 Season, featuring an outstanding lineup of national and international artists, academic and cultural leaders, and opportunities to explore theatre and the performing arts across the globe. Season Events include:
An Evening with Leslie Ayvazian
March 16 | 6:30pm Reading + Conversation
Co-presented with The Play Company
The Films of Lee Breuer: Mabou Mines DollHouse & others
March 30 | All Day Screenings + Conversation
Sibyl Kempson with 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr. & Perf. Co.
April 6 | Afternoon + 6:30pm Reading
An Evening with Ayad Akhtar
April 13 | 6:30pm Reading
Urban Dramaturgy
April 23 | 6:30pm Conversation
with Bertie Ferdman
Book Celebration: Four Millennial Plays from Belgium
April 28 | 7:30pm Reading + Conversation

PEN WORLD VOICES: INTERNATIONAL PLAY FESTIVAL
May 4 + 5 + 11
Monday | May 4 Madi Marifat + Hjalmar Jorge Joffre Eichhorn (AFGHANISTAN) 4:30pmValère Novarina (FRANCE) 7:30pm
Tuesday | May 5Angella Emurwon (UGANDA) 2:00pmYerandy Fleites Pérez (CUBA) 5:00pmRoland Schimmelpfennig (GERMANY) 7:30pm

Tuesday | May 11
Joned Suryatmoko (INDONESIA) 2:00pm
Sitawa Namwalie (KENYA) 5:00pmRafael Spregelburd
(ARGENTINA) 7:30pm
Richard Foreman, Filmmaker
May 18 | All Day Screenings + 6:30pm Conversation
As always, events at The Segal Center are FREE and open to the public, first come, first served! All events take place at The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, NYC. Be sure to check our website for further details about the Center's programs, publications, digitial initatives, and special events.
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Works By Women: Celebrate International Women's Day in NYC



IN THIS NEWSLETTER 2/24/15


SHOWS CLOSING THIS WEEKclosing


SHOWS OPENING THIS WEEK






FEATUREFEATURE






 
Join International Women's Artist Salon for their fourth annual homage to inspirational women on Sunday March 8th, International Women's Day.

Monologues, poems and even songs from countries from Albania to Zambia will pay tribute to the legacy of cultural riches created by women around the world and sustained today by the women and the city of New York.

Working with The OPTimistiks theatre collective, The International Women Artists' Salon looks forward to its second collaboration with the League of Professional Theatre Women and their international committee as well as dozens of other independent artists, from all disciplines.

The Great Room at ART New York's South Oxford Space is the venue for the event from 4-6pm on Sunday March 8th for all who are inspired by women artists from history and the here and now!
 







OPPORTUNITIESOpportunities




Veteran Volunteer Programs

 
Isaac Gonzales, the head of Veteran Volunteers will be talking about the artistic volunteer programs he would like to initiate. If you are interested in volunteering please come and meet him on March 4th, 2015 at Signature Theatre Cafe (420 West 42nd Street) at 11am.

Please RSVP to info@worksbywomen.org (subject line "Veteran Volunteer") and we will forward your RSVP. 


 





EXCLUSIVE MEMBER BENEFITSBENEFITS



The Beckett Theatre
Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street, NYC
Feb 17, 2015 - Mar 28, 2015

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Crimes of the Heart, comes the breathtaking tall tale of Bess and Macon, two mail-order brides lured to the plains of Wyoming by the promise of new beginnings. Beth Henley's fierce and funny adventure spans a 25 year friendship as wild and unpredictable as the untamed West itself, unearthing along the way, the dark underside of American mythology and the unbreakable bonds of female friendship.


USE CODE "TRABWBW" FOR $44.75 TICKETS (USUALLY $59.25)


MCC Theater at
The Lucille Lortel Theatre
121 Christopher St
Feb 4, 2015 - Mar 15, 2015

There is a new immersive realm for the senses online, a virtual playground where those who plug in are coaxed into acting out their darkest fantasies--with no consequences in the "real" world. Or so it seems... until a young female detective begins an investigation to determine if there is a point at which thought or intention may actually constitute a crime within--and outside of--this new frontier.

Winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Jennifer Haley's The Nether is a haunting thriller that will make you question when the fantastic becomes too real.


USE CODE "NETHERCP" FOR $39-$49 TICKETS (USUALLY $69-$75)


written and performed by Antonia Lassar
directed by Angela Dumlao
The Kraine Theatre
85 E4th St, New York, NY
February 18th, 2015 - March 6th, 2015

Can there be laughter in the healing process? The lives of survivors, perpetrators, and bystanders weave together in a wickedly funny and piercingly insightful one woman show about a community trying to heal after a sexual assault. In Post Traumatic Super Delightful (PTSD), the personal is political, the political is personal. And the person is a clown.
USE CODE "yesmeansyes" FOR $8 TICKETS (USUALLY $16) 




MEMBER CORNERMEMBER

In MEMBER CORNER, members of Works by Women can share productions they are working on which feature many women artists, but either have a run of less than 2 weeks or do not meet the 50/50 writer, director, design team Works by Women requires. If you would like your project to be included please email 
info@worksbywomen.org with the subject "Member Corner and Title of Your Show"


by Fengar Gael
MTWorks Newborn Festival 
The City College of New York North Academic Center (First Floor) 

160 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10031 

Thursday, February 26 at 7:30pm
Free to the public 

At an auction in rural Georgia is a trunk filled with items from the closure of Alchemy Antiques; the bidding escalates to thousands of dollars and leads to a reclusive collector living in New York who claims to have cheated death. 


MTWorks celebrates today's innovative playwrights who boldly take risks in theme, structure, time-period, location and diversity (ethnic, economic, geographic, gender, sexuality or creed). MTWorks' mainstage productions are selected from the NewBorn Festival winners. 

Suggest a Show

If your production (no readings, free events) has a creative team (writers, directors, designers) of at least 50% women and has a run of at least two weeks in a New York City venue, we would love to include it and maybe even bring our group to see it! 


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CFP: Feminism & Curatorial Strategy

Call for Papers: Feminism & Curatorial Strategy

Southeast College Art Conference

October 21-24, 2015

Pittsburgh, PA

Deadline: April 20, 2015



It is listed below and also on page 20 of the Call for Papers here:






Feminism & Curatorial Strategy: Feminist art research has been investigating art history theory and recorded significant women and other marginalized artists since the 1970s. Feminist activists continue to recognize the underrepresentation of artists who are women and minorities in collections, art sales and exhibitions in museums and gallery representation nationwide. As the statistics continue to wane for women and minorities in the arts, feminism is re-emerging as a key critical strategy in art practice, theory and curating. This discussion seeks to address how institutions small and large choose to or resist integrating feminism into their curatorial/exhibition strategies directly through mission statements and collection plans, or less overtly through organization, display and interpretation. This panel calls on scholars working across historical, modern and contemporary art exhibition curatorial strategies who are informed by a feminist perspective. We are looking to identify ways curators are using feminism to inform their methodology whether in the installation, promotion, and/or didactics of exhibitions in large institutions and smaller galleries; and how this is developing feminist and art history discourse in the twenty-first century. Session chair: Sally Deskins, West Virginia University. Contact: sbdeskins@mix.wvu.edu

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WMM: Successful Proposal Writing with Michelle Materre!




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PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM NEWS 

Congrats to Laura Poitras, whose film Citizenfour just won the Academy Award for Best Documentary!

The Diary of a Teenage Girl won the Grand Prix Jury Award for the Berlin Film Festival's Generation 14plus section, which focuses on films for older teens.


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Women Make Movies gratefully acknowledges the support of our funders: The National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. 

DCA



Join us this Thursday for a workshop on successful proposal writing with WMM Board Member Michelle Materre! Don't miss this great opportunity, register now
    
Thursday, February 26th | 6:30pm
$35.00 (Reg Rate) | $25.00 (WMM Partner & Filmmaker Rate) 

 
As film funding becomes increasingly scarce and the competition for every dollar skyrockets, how will you make your grant application grab a funder's attention? Proposal writing is a skill, equal parts art and science. Join us to learn these essentials skills and build your confidence so you can put your best foot forward and make your proposal stand out in a crowd. In this workshop, we will cover the essentials of grant-writing, provide an overview of the major film funders, review what they fund, how best to approach them, and how to avoid common mistakes. Presented by Michelle Materre,Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Film at the New School. Michelle has more than 25 years experience as film producer, writer, arts administrator, distribution and marketing specialist and is a member of WMM's Board of Directors.

Purchase tickets here
See the full list of Spring workshops here




About WMM:

Since our beginnings in 1972, WMM has grown from a feminist filmmakers' collective into an industry-leading nonprofit media arts organization and distributor. For over 40 years, WMM has transformed the landscape of filmmaking for women directors and producers, bringing the issues facing women around the world to screens everywhere. Now, with more than 550 films in our catalog, including Academy®, Emmy®, Peabody and Sundance nominees and award winners, WMM is the largest distributor of films by and about women in the world. Women Make Movies. By Women. About Women. For Everyone. 

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New Member Orgs & More Discounted Events




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Newsletter V:2c                                                                                                        February 2015
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New Member Orgs,
Member Opportunities,
& the 2015 Collaboration Award
#CollabAward Submissions

We are so thrilled to announce that NYWICI (N.Y. Women in Communications) has re-joined the Coalition, and that our newest member is Associated Musicians of Greater New York Local 802 AFM! Much more information about both of these organizations to come. And we have one new affiliate member org, LA FPI (Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative). More organizations are joining us all the time!

We've re-scheduled Drinks With the Girls - the weather had better hold up! See the info below. There are also online auction from League of Professional Theatre Women, our founding organization, to support women in theatre. Discounts for workshops at Women Make Movies.

We are also continuing to develop our social media team and our

If you have any problem reading  the flyers below, you can see them on our Online Blog.  

Hope to see you soon,
Shellen Lubin and Avis Boone
Co-Presidents
for the Board of Representatives
Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc.

Drinks With the Girls - 2/24 @ Pranna
 
Drinks With the Girls
at Pranna
(one of our favorite haunts)
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Tuesday, February 24 | 7:00 pm 

In the media today you often read about how biased the arts still are. Female producers and directors are an anomaly even now, and don't even think about female technicians. So let's change it. Let's bring together all the smart talented women we know (and ones we don't), put us all in one space, and get some s**t done! 

The plan: Drinks! 

Most independent projects start out as just that: an idea over coffee or cocktails that then grows into a fully realized production. For thousands of years that's the way women have moved the world: get everyone together for some social time and let's talk. 

So we're starting an event once a month that brings together women from all over the arts. We'll find a bar, hunker down and just see what happens.

No agendas, no plans, just drinks with the girls.

Please join us for our kickoff night (our first one got snowed out last month):

Tuesday, February 24th, 7p-9p
Pranna Restaurant
79 Madison Avenue (28th Street)
New York, NY 10016

Happy hour specials all evening!

Bistro Awards - 3/4 - Member Discount
30th Annual Bistro Awards
produced by Sherry Eaker
 directed by Shellen Lubin
Wednesday, March 4 | Gotham Comedy Club 

 

LPTW Auction
LPTW Online Auction

 


Make Your Bid to Support Women in Theatre!
Want to get a fabulous prize and help support women in theatre? Visit the 2015 LPTW Annual Auction online and bid on exciting items! All proceeds will go to the League of Professional Theatre Women to help further our mission of promoting visibility and creating opportunity for women in the arts.

The auction will run through Tuesday, March 17 with items ranging from Broadway tickets to Hugh Jackman recording your voicemail message! 

CLICK HERE TO BEGIN BIDDING!

Women Make Movies - Member Discount
 
Women Make Movies - member discount


Secrets of Successful Proposals with Michelle Materre
Thursday, February 26 | 6:30 - 8:30PM
Regular Rate: $35.00 | (discount rate) $25.00
Sign up

As film funding becomes increasingly scarce and the competition for every dollar skyrockets, how will you make your grant application grab a funder's attention? Proposal writing is a skill, equal parts art and science. Join us to learn these essentials skills and build your confidence so you can put your best foot forward and make your proposal stand out in a crowd. In this workshop, we will cover the essentials of grant-writing, provide an overview of the major film funders, review what they fund, how best to approach them, and how to avoid common mistakes. Presented by Michelle Materre, Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Film at the New School. Michelle has more than 25 years experience as film producer, writer, arts administrator, distribution and marketing specialist and is a member of WMM's Board of Directors.

All Coalition members are welcome to WMM workshops for the member rate!

2015 Collaboration Award


REQUEST FOR SUBMISSIONS


THE WOMEN IN THE ARTS AND MEDIA COALITION, INC. ANNOUNCES THE 2015 COLLABORATION AWARD:
WOMEN WORKING WITH WOMEN
The Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc. will present the 2015 Collaboration Award recognizing Women Working with Women.

The $1,000 Collaboration Award and additional honorable mentions are designed to encourage professional women in the arts and media from different specializations to work collaboratively on the creation of a new artistic work.  As the aim of the award is to encourage women to work collaboratively with women of other disciplines, each collaborative team must be comprised of female members of different Coalition associations, unions, guilds and affiliates of The Coalition.  Eligible teams may submit any form of creative collaboration on a new work that had its first public performance within the last two years 2013-2015. A Public Performance can include, but is not limited to a staged reading, gallery show, screenings, concert series, etc.
Submissions will be judged on the basis of artistic excellence, diversity, and clarity.  All topics and subjects will be considered.  Special attention shall be given to those projects which reflect the goals of the Coalition:  to advance women's work and women's issues.
The team that has been selected and the honorable mentions will be invited to be recognized at an awards ceremony in New York in October 2015.  Women outside of New York may send a designee to speak about their project and accept the award.
Teams of two or more women working together on the creative project may apply for the 2015 Collaboration Award.  Applicants must be members in good standing of two different organizations and/or affiliates with The Coalition.  (See organizations below.)
The application is online at www.womenartsmediacoalition.org and can be saved and re-worked there until submitted to us. A pdf of the application may also be accessed there in order to work on a submission offline.

Deadline:  The deadline for the return of completed applications is midnight 11:59 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015.  Award winners will be announced by September, 2015.

Send all inquiries and questions to: collaborationaward@womenartsmediacoalition.org 


JOIN OUR MAILING LIST to receive Submission Opportunities for writers, directors, actors and more for Stage and/or Screen.  (You get to pick what you receive, and we will not send you information that is not requested.)
Link to #ScreenOpps online


Link to  #Stage Opps online


Link to #Stage Opps online
Link to ongoing additional Funding Resources
on the WomenArts website.

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How to Post Your Event on the SWAN Calendar


Please visit Posting Your SWAN Event to see the posting instructions online.
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Dear Women in the Arts & Media Coalit,

March is Support Women Artists Now/SWAN Month, and we hope you will join in the celebration by posting an event on our SWAN Calendar.  
You are welcome to post any kind of arts or educational event that features women artists, including online events.  The idea is to show the world the full power and diversity of women's creativity.

Please Note:  It should be easy to upload your information.  If you can't load your information after a couple of tries, please contact us. The problems are often simple things that we can solve for you. 
Posting Your Event - A Step By Step Guide
1) Go to the SWAN Calendar on our website. You will  always be able to find the calendar from the large button on the center of our home page, or from the SWAN Day drop-down menu at the top of every page at WomenArts.org.
2) Click on the "Post Events" link at the top right of the SWAN Day Calendar page.  This will take you to the online instructions for posting an event.
3) Create Your WomenArts Account - You will need to log into our system in order to post or edit your event.  Click on the "create your account" link in the third paragraph of the instructions. The program will take you to a page where you can create your user name and password.  Please note that your user name and password must both be at least 8 characters long and they can only contain letters and numbers.  They are not case sensitive.
4) Click on the "Add New Event" link - Once you have created your account, you will be taken to a page where you can select a link in the menu at the top of the page that says "Add New Event." This will take you to the page where you can enter your event information.
5) Fill in the event information form that you will see after you click Add New Event.
6) Fill in the spam-checking "ReCaptcha" box at the bottom of the form.  This box will ask you to fill in two words to verify that you are a human and not a spam robot.  If you do not see this box, try using a different browser to fill in the form.  If you still don't see the ReCaptcha box, please contact us for assistance.

7) Click "Create Event" at the bottom of the event information page.  You're done!
Your event will be visible on the calendar as soon as you click "Create Event." If you make a mistake or want to add more information at a later date, you can always log in again, and click the link at the top of the page that says, "Edit Event".  You will be taken back to the form where you entered your event information.
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SWAN Event 
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Mary Patterson

If you don't have time to organize a SWAN event of your own, but you would like to be a part of someone else's event, browse through the SWAN Calendar in the coming weeks and look for the events that have a red asterisk (*) on the bottom line of the description box. If the event has an asterisk, it means the organizers are looking for volunteers.

Some groups are looking for artists to participate and some are looking for ushers and other help on the day of their event. If you see an event that you would like to be a part of, please use the contact information in the event listing to contact the organizers.

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If you like the work that WomenArts is doing, please consider making a contribution.  Gifts of every size will be deeply appreciated!

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Additional Tips
Uploading Photos - Please upload a photo if you have one.  Note that the photo must be a .jpg or .png file, and that it cannot be larger than 200 KB.  For the best-looking results, crop your photo to a square shape before you upload it.    

Try a Different Browser - If you can't upload your event, try using a different browser to see if that solves the problem.

Check Your Browser's Security Settings - Most people are able to use the SWAN Calendar and WomenArts Network without making any adjustments to their browsers. However, if your browser's security has been set for maximum protection, you may need to make an adjustment to "allow cookies" from WomenArts.org or add us to your list of "trusted sites."

In order to keep track of your entries in our system, our software needs to store a small text file (called a "cookie") on your computer.  If you try to create a SWAN event or a WomenArts Network profile and our system does not let you save your file, it probably means that your computer is not accepting our cookie file. You can usually find information about adjusting these settings by Googling "cookie settings" with the name of your browser (i.e.,  "Internet Explorer cookie settings").

Updating Your WomenArts Network Profile - You can use the same user name and password to create or update your WomenArts Network profile. Just go to the WomenArts Network section of our site, and click on the links at the top of the page that say "My Account" or "Create Profile" and our program will lead you to the form where you can enter your information.
Everyone Is Invited to Celebrate SWAN Day!
Support Women Artists Now Day/SWAN Day is a grassroots "do it yourself" holiday, and everyone is invited to join us in honoring women's creativity. If you need more information about ways to participate, check out our Get Ready for SWAN Day 2015 blog post>>

There are no fees or application forms required to participate in SWAN Day. If you decide to create a SWAN event or if you are doing any event in March or April featuring women artists, we invite you to create a free listing on our official SWAN Calendar.  

We will be featuring SWAN events in the WomenArts Blog and newsletters over the next three months.  If you want us to write about you, creating a listing in the SWAN Calendar is the best way to let us know about your event.


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SAG Foundation Live Stream on Social Media Thursday 2/26 at 4:30 p.m.

Join the SAG Foundation for the What’s New and Cool in the Social Media World? Live Stream, Feb. 26

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The Actors Fund Work Program in collaboration with SAG Foundation will be presenting their first career panel for 2015 on What’s New and Cool in the Social Media World? with a group of panelists who will take you to a whole new level in the way you think about promoting yourself, while establishing a broader professional network. This is an opportunity to learn first-hand how you can have a compelling presence on the internet and beyond. Join us for an exhilarating journey through what’s happening today in the social media world.

When: 4:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, Feb. 26
To watch the panel, just go to sagfoundation.org/livestream.

Panelists:
Scott Appel - Owner, Scott Appel Media
Beverly Macy - Global Business Sports & Entertainment Instructor, UCLA Anderson Center for Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment & Sports
Rachael McGovern - Digital Marketing Manager, Amoeba Music

Email questions to livestream@sagfoundation.org or tweet to #SAGF. Video will be archived after the event at http://sagfoundation.org/video-gallery.

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