Submission opportunities for women in film/video.
New Names! New Categories!
New Opportunities for Women in the Arts & Media!
Submission Opportunities Newsletter for Women in Theatre
(previously known as Theatre Funding Newsletter)
Submission Opportunities Newsletter for Women in Film & Video
(previously known as Film/Video Funding Newsletter)
All brought to you by the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, WomenArts, and the League of Professional Theatre Women.
We're building up new opportunities, and we're organizing them differently as well:
#StageOpps will include Project Submissions (completed and self-produced),
Script Submissions, Onstage, Backstage, Funding, and Residences. #ScreenOpps will include Festivals, On screen, On set, Funding, and Residencies.
We may only have a few opportunities each month for actors, composers, designers, and women whose work fits in some of the newer categories, but it is important to us to broaden our base, and to build the available opportunities up however we can over time.
We will also have a Special Opp every month for both Stage and Screen. This Special Opp will either be just for newsletter recipients, or recipients will be given special attention. There will be a code for the subject line of your email to denote that your submission is through the Special Opp. To receive this month's submission code, click here.
We are looking for theatres, production companies, casting offices, and more to offer these Special Opps. For more info on submitting a Special Opp to the newsletter, click here.
*Opportunities in red are for selected populations.
**Opportunities starred and in red are for women only.
November’s Featured Opportunity
WAM! Boston Film Festival
Did you miss us!? The WAM! Boston Film Festival is back! The festival will be held on March 21st, 2015 at the historic Brattle Theater in Cambridge, MA — and we want to see you and your film there! WAM!Boston is seeking submissions in all genres for a film festival centered on films by and about women. All subjects are welcome — drama, comedy, documentary, experimental, short and feature length alike. The sky’s the limit!
We only ask that your submission meet the following criteria:
1. The film must be directed and/or produced by a female-identified filmmaker.
2. The story/topic of the film should feature women, or be about an issue of concern to women.
3. The film was released in 2012 or later (in order to highlight current films), with preference given to films that are released in 2014 or going to be released in 2015.
Deadline November 7, 2014
**Women In Cinema International Screenplay Competition** (March 2015, CA) - seeks standout screenplays by women. The competition awards the writer who pushes the boundaries of cinema with her original, nuanced characters and dynamic storytelling and dialogue. There are no limitations on content or genre. The main character does not have to be female, but the screenwriter does. Please visit our website: wicint.com for more details and email email@example.com for questions. Cash prizes and a pitch to an executive for winning entry. Fee: $25. Deadline: November 30th, 2014 (early)
**Women and Minorities in Media Festival (WAMM)** (April 3-5, 2015, Towson, MD) – All works need to either be created with a woman and/or minority in a key creative role (video: writer, producer, or director, audio: producer, engineer, or mixer) or the subject matter needs to be of interest to women and/or minorities. Seeking films in the following categories: Narrative Short (20 minutes or less), Documentary Short (20 minutes or less), Animation Short (20 minutes or less), Experimental Short (20 minutes or less) or Audio (10 minutes or less), Audio Narrative (Audio-Only, 15 minutes or less), Audio Documentary (Audio-Only, 15 minutes or less), Music Production (Audio-Only, 10 minutes or less), Music Video (10 minutes or less). FEE: $10-$60. Women and Minorities in Media Festival, 8000 York Road, MC103, Towson, MD 21252, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://wammtu.com. Deadline: November 30, 2014 (regular), December 8, 2014 (late), December 15, 2014 (extended, via withoutabox.com)
Liverpool Lift-Off Film Festival (February/March 2015, Liverpool, UK) - Liverpool Lift-Off is part of the prestigious network of transatlantic based Lift-Off Film Festivals. It is the 1st event in the Lift-Off Season and the 1st Film Festival of the year based in the United Kingdom. Winners of the Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Amsterdam and London Film Festivals screen at Liverpool Lift-Off, along with new hopefuls from around the globe looking to join the ever expanding network of emerging industry professionals. Every single filmmaker who submits will receive from us exclusive submitter only content that aim to coach and guide all filmmakers on the continuous marketing of their work. Please allow email@example.com to be accepted into your inbox! Accepting all films and scripts in any genre. Submissions are accepted on DVD, paper and secure-online screeners. Please label all work clearly with your name, contact information, exhibition format and running time. The festival cannot be held accountable for faulty or uncued preview DVD's. Visit https://filmfreeway.com/festival/LiverpoolLiftOffFilmFestival for more thorough guidelines. Deadline: October 31, 2014 (Film Freeway Regular), December 5, 2014 (Late), January 9, 2015 (Film Freeway Late), January 30, 2015 (Extended)
Tokyo Lift-Off Film Festival (February/March 2015, Tokyo, Japan) - Lift-Off International Film Festivals have now added Tokyo as our latest city to join our increasing network of independent filmmaker showcasing of exceptional works. If your work is rich in substance, has exceptional subject matter, a superior execution of story structure and you want to screen your work to a truly remarkable and global audience then this is your film festival. Every single filmmaker who submits will receive from us exclusive submitter only content that aim to coach and guide all filmmakers on the continuous marketing of their work. Please allow firstname.lastname@example.org to be accepted into your inbox! Submissions are accepted on DVD, paper and secure-online screeners. Please label all work clearly with your name, contact information, exhibition format and running time. The festival cannot be held accountable for faulty or uncued preview DVD's. Visit https://filmfreeway.com/festival/TokyoLiftOffFilmFestival for more thorough guidelines. Deadline: November 2, 2014 (Accepting monthly until March 2016)
San Diego Latino Film Festival (March 2015, San Diego, CA) – Seeking innovative works by, about, or for the Latino community that have been produced between 2013-2015. Seeking entries in the following categories: Narrative Feature (40 minutes or longer), Documentary Feature (40 minutes or longer), Documentary Short (under 40 minutes), Narrative Short (under 40 minutes), Local Work (features, shorts, and documentaries produced or directed by a current resident of San Diego/Tijuana Border Region), Youth Work (film and video works shot, directed, and produced by youth under 18 years of age), Animated Feature (40 minutes or longer), and Animated Short (under 40 minutes). FEE: $15-$60. San Diego Latino Film Festival, c/o Media Arts Center San Diego, 2921 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104, T: (619) 230-1938, FAX: (619) 230-1937, email@example.com, http://www.sdlatinofilm.com/. Deadline: October 11, 2014 (regular), November 8, 2014 (late)
**Women’s International Film & Arts Festival** (March 1-8, 2015, Fort Lauderdale, FL) – Seeking films that were either produced, directed, written, or edited by women. Seeking films in the following categories: Narrative Feature (50+ minutes), Narrative Short (49 minutes or less), Documentary Feature (50+ minutes), Documentary Short(49 minutes or less), Reel girls, Real women (student film about girls issues), Family films (suitable for all ages), Music Video (between 3-5 minutes, with a “G” or “PG” rating). FEE: $20-$80. Women’s International Film & Arts Festival, P.O. Box 120666 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.womensfilmfest.com. Deadline: October 31, 2014 (late), November 15, 2014 (extended, via withoutabox.com)
Seattle True Independent Film Festival (May 1-9, 2015, Seattle, WA) – Seeking diverse new voices in independent film from the Northwest and the rest of the world in the following categories: Short, Feature, Student Short (director must be enrolled at time of submission in a film school, college film program or high school; 16 minutes or under), Indepenetration (subjects that most people would find offensive), Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Experimental, Web Series Episode. FEE: $20-$60. Seattle True Independent Film Festival, 2311 N. 45th St., #194, Seattle, WA 98103, T: (206) 650-7470,email@example.com, www.trueindependent.org. Deadline: November 1, 2014 (regular), December 1, 2014 (late), January 3, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)
Crossroads Film Festival (April 9-12, 2015, Jackson, MS) - Seeking films in the following categories: Feature Narrative (45 minutes minimum), Short Narrative (45 minutes maximum), Student (film by an Undergraduate or Graduate Student 18+, any runtime), Feature Documentary (45 minutes minimum), Experimental (any runtime), Youth (must be under the age of 18 on date of submission, any runtime), Short Documentary (45 minutes maximum), Animation (any runtime), Mississippi Music Video (maximum 9 minutes). FEE: $0-$65. Crossroads Film Festival, P.O. Box 22604 Jackson, MS 39225, T: (601) 345-5674, F: (769) 233-8893, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.crossroadsfilmfestival.com/. Deadline: October 31, 2014 (regular), November 15, 2014 (late), November 30, 2014 (extended, via withoutabox.com)
Qu: A Literary Journal (April 2014) - Seeking to publish short, 10 minute plays and screenplay excerpts. Seeking unproduced and unpublished work that are no more than 10 pages of provocative, original theatre and film scripts reflective of contemporary culture. Multiple submissions are acceptable, but please inform the literary journal if your work is accepted somewhere else. Writers will be compensated $10 per play/screenplay/prose piece, and $5 per poem. All application must be sent in electronically: https://quliteraryjournal.submittable.com/submit. Deadline: December 1, 2014
**World of Women Film Festival** (March 3-13, 2015, Sydney, Australia) – Predominantly a short film festival that awards the talents of women directors, producers, screenwriters, editors, cinematographers, and other roles in the Australian and international film industry. Seeking Short Fiction, Documentary, Animation, Multi-Platform Media, and Student Films (under 55 minutes) with women in key creative roles. FEE: $25-$60 AUD. World of Women Film Festival, PO Box 12, Potts Point, Sydney NSW 1335, Australia, +61 0410 840 259, email@example.com, www.wift.org/wow. Deadline: November 14, 2014 (late), November 21, 2014 (extended, via withoutabox.com)
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,firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.siff.net. Deadline: November 3, 2014 (regular), January 5, 2015 (late), March 2, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)
American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at Cannes (May 2015, Cannes, France) – Supports upcoming filmmakers by showcasing their films at the American Pavilion during the Cannes Film Festival while providing an opportunity for filmmakers to connect with the Cannes Film Festival, Marketplace attendees and to a global audience. Seeking entries by emerging and student filmmakers (current undergraduate and graduate school students and emerging filmmakers up to three years post graduation) in the following categories: Short Film, Short Student Film, Short Documentary, and Short Student Documentary. FEE: $35-$85. American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at Cannes, 9336 W. Washington Blvd., Building C, Ste. 106, Culver City, CA 90232, T: (310) 202-3370, email@example.com, http://www.ampav.com/index.php/student-programs/cannes-emerging-filmmaker-showcase/
Deadline: December 8, 2014 (early), January 30, 2015 (regular), February 27, 2015 (late)
Workers Unite Film Festival (May 2015, New York, NY) – Celebrating Global Labor Solidarity. Seeking films that highlight the struggles, successes, and daily lives of workers in their efforts to unite and organize for better living conditions and social justice. Seeking entries in the following categories: Feature Narrative, Narrative Short (under 50 minutes), Documentary Feature (over 60 minutes), Documentary Short (under 50 minutes), Films from the Front Lines (3-30 minutes; dealing with current labor struggles either in the U.S. or globally), and Working Lives Screenplay Competition. FEE: $20-$65. Workers Unite Film Festival, PO Box 1525, Radio City Station, New York, NY 10101-1525, T: (646) 455-2225, FAX: (646) 328-4559, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.workersunitefilmfestival.org/. Deadline: November 20, 2014 (early), February 10, 2015 (regular), March 5, 2015 (late), March 25, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)
Boston LGBT Film Festival (April 2015, Cambridge, MA) – The largest, longest running LGBT media event in New England seeks films about topics of interest to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community in the following categories: Documentary Feature, Narrative Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Short, and Experimental. FEE: $0-$35. Boston LGBT Film Festival, 955 Massachusetts Ave. #361, Cambridge, MA 02139, T: (617) 233-1190,email@example.com, http://www.bostonlgbtfilmfest.org. Deadline: December 1, 2014 (early), January 2, 2015 (regular), February 1, 2015 (late), February 15, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)
**Through Women’s Eyes** (April 10-19, 2015, Great Falls, VA) – International festival featuring women directors, with a focus on international women’s issues, stories and lives. Seeking films directed by women in the following categories: Documentary, Feature, and Short. FEE: $40-$75. Through Women’s Eyes, 241 Bliss Lane, Great Falls, VA 22066, T: (703) 402-1428, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.throughwomenseyes.com, Deadline: December 7, 2014 (early), December 29, 2014 (regular), January 5, 2015 (late), January 10, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)
The DIY Film Festival (Year-round screenings, Los Angeles, CA, and touring) – Seeks to honor independent filmmakers and self-produced films that demonstrate that great art can be created without large expenditures. Seeking entries in the following categories: Dramatic Feature, Documentary Feature, Comedic Feature, Animation, Dramatic Short, Documentary Short, Comedic Short, and Student (any genre or length as long as it was produced under the auspices of an educational institution). Feature lengths being minimum of 30 minutes, and short lengths being a maximum of 30 minutes. FEE: $15-$50. The DIY Film Festival, 7095 Hollywood Blvd., Ste. 864, Hollywood, CA 90028-0893, T: (323) 665-8080, FAX: (323) 372-3883,email@example.com, http://diyfilmfest.com.
Cinemonde (New York, NY) – Private film series with screenings of American and international films throughout the year (approximately 6 to 9 events over every 12-month period) followed by a discussion with the films’ creative teams, along with a gourmet reception for guests and filmmakers. Seeking compelling, thought-provoking works from around the world with universal themes, that are able to entertain, enlighten, transport, and inspire audiences in the following categories: International Feature, American Independent Feature, Documentary, and Short (maximum 20 minutes). FEE: $20-$40. Cinemonde, 49 West 27th St., Ste. 801, New York, NY 10001, T: (212) 343-1910, FAX: (212) 965-1338,firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.mistralartistmanagement.com.
HBO’s Veep (November 3-7, MD) - Casting background actors for season four of the HBO series "Veep," starring Julia Louise-Dreyfus. Project description: "Former Senator Selina Meyer finds that being Vice President of the United States is nothing like she hoped and everything that everyone ever warned her about." Include your age and age range, a current cell phone photo, and dates available. Must be available all day for the day(s) for which you submit. Pat Moran, casting director. Submit via Backstage: http://www.backstage.com/casting/veep-50642/. Submit by November 3, 2014.
Minty Production’s Tourist (April 2015) - Feature film (David Lee, casting director, Sam Sunna, director), seeking AMR (lead), an Egyptian man in his late twenties, JUNG (supporting), a Korean female in her mid-late twenties, and MIKE, and African American teenage boy, 16-17 years old. To submit, see listing on Actor’s Access (http://www.actorsaccess.com/projects/?view=breakdowns&breakdown=428042®ion=2). Auditions held November 17- December 5, 2014.
Sundance Festival Assistant Coordinate, Media Production Office (December 1, 2014- February 11, 2015, Park City, Utah) - Job duties include: Work with Media Production Team to finalize agreements, schedule flights and transportation, lodging, and other logistics for contractors. Set-up systems and templates for workflow and scheduling with Media Production Team. Distribute content schedules to appropriate departments and teams. Coordinate daily driving schedules for Festival content team and ensure communication to team. Coordinate all volunteer schedules, assign projects, field questions, etc. Coordinate daily office needs, including setting up staff trainings, meetings, ensuring departmental deadlines are being met, serve as at-fest resource to staff, maintain an organized office/space, group meals, etc. Visit https://sundancejobs.applicantpro.com/jobs/140806.html for more information and to apply. Receipt deadline November 21, 2014
Sundance Festival Graphic Design Intern (December 1, 2014 - January 22, 2015, Park City, Utah) - May work extended hours leading up to project deadlines. Position will learn the full graphic design workflow from conception to design production within a large international nonprofit organization. Visit https://sundancejobs.applicantpro.com/jobs/150995.html for more information and to apply. Receipt deadline December 1, 2014
Film Society Lincoln Center Videographers (NYC) - The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s digital marketing department is looking for freelance videographers to shoot Q&As at their screenings and events. Applicants should have access to camera and tripod. The position is unpaid, but videographers are allowed comps for Film Society screenings and access to special events and parties year round. If you are interested, please send your resume to email@example.com. For more information on the Film Society Lincoln Center visit their website at http://www.filmlinc.com/.
National Black Programming Consortium Digital Open Call – Awards up to $20,000 for interactive projects and web series concepts about the black experience globally. Content priorities include characters, stories, and locales that depict black life and experience in rare or overlooked contexts. Project concepts that utilize new distribution models to explore maximum engagement and provide a public platform for valuable networks of civic and cultural discourse will be considered most highly. See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. National Black Programming Consortium, c/o Programs Associate, 68 East 131stSt., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10037, http://blackpublicmedia.org/for-producers/. Deadline: December 1, 2014
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cinestory.org. Deadline: December 15, 2014 (early), January 15, 2015 (regular), February 15, 2015 (late), March 5, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)
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, email@example.com, www.arterra.weebly.com. Deadline: Ongoing
San Francisco Film Society FilmHouse Residencies at Pier 27 (San Francisco, CA) – 6-month residencies designed to bring together under one roof an eclectic mix of San Francisco filmmakers in various stages of production for mutual encouragement and support. Applicants must be SFFS members at the Filmmaker Pro level or above; be at least 18 years old; be actively engaged in a film, video, television or other moving-image project in any genre and in any stage of production—from screenwriting to strategizing the project’s exhibition, distribution and outreach plan. The filmmaker or project must have a significant connection to San Francisco; either the filmmaker is a San Francisco resident, or the project is shooting in San Francisco or involves San Francisco in a meaningful way at one or more stages of production. Projects must be noncommercial and represent an imaginative contribution to the moving image art form. Priority will be given to projects that demonstrate viable financial support and promise a high likelihood of being brought to completion. Priority will also be given to San Francisco residents. Only one SFFS FilmHouse residency per project; not open to full-time students. FEE: $45. FilmHouse Residencies, San Francisco Film Society, 39 Mesa St., Ste. 110, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129, Contact: Amanda Todd, Filmhouse Manager, T: 415-561-5029, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Creative Arts Residencies at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center (August-November, 2015, Bellagio, Italy) – 4-week residencies between August and November, 2012. Open to composers, novelists, playwrights, poets, video/filmmakers and visual artists from around the globe, with the goal of bringing together people of diverse expertise and cultures in a thought-provoking creative environment. Spouses/life partners may accompany the resident, or may apply for a concurrent residency. The Center also offers collaborative residencies for two to four persons working on the same project. Residents will engage with each other over meals and informal presentations, and interact with the participants of international conferences hosted at the Center. Applicants must demonstrate a history of significant achievement in their discipline. Individuals from developing countries and young artists with significant accomplishments — exhibitions, publications, performances — are particularly encouraged to apply. Residency provides housing and studio/work space. Residents are responsible for travel, food, and materials. NOTE: Application must be completed online in English. Applicants from developing countries who have trouble accessing online forms may contact the office by phone or e-mail to discuss alternative ways to submit application. Hard copies of work samples should be sent to the program administrators in New York. NO FEE. Residency address: Bellagio Center, Villa Serbelloni, Bellagio (Lago di Como) 22021, Italy; Administrative address: Program Administrators, Institute of International Education (IIE), Bellagio Competition, 809 United Nations Plaza, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10017, T: (212) 984-5537, email@example.com, http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/bellagio-center/residency-program/arts-literary-arts-residency/overview. Deadline: December 1, 2014