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Submission opportunities for women in film/video.


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


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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Submission opportunities for women in film/video.
(previously known as Film/Video Funding Newsletter)


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


February’s Featured Opportunity


**Women in the Arts & Media Coalition: Collaboration Award Committee Feedback**


If you apply by February 28, 2015, feedback from the committee will be offered to readers of the #ScreenOpps newsletter only. Please email specialoppscode@gmail.com to retrieve this month's #ScreenOpps code!


The launch date for the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition’s 2015 Collaboration Award recognizing Women Working with Women is February 2, 2015. The award is designed to encourage women in the arts and media from different specializations to work collaboratively on the creation of a new artistic work. The aim of the award is to encourage women to work collaboratively with women of other disciplines. Teams of two or more women from two or more Coalition member organizations working together on a creative project may apply for the 2015 Collaboration Award on The Coalition website at www.womenartsmediacoalition.org.


Deadline for Special Opp submissions is February 28 at 11:59 pm.
Final deadline for all submissions is 11:59pm Thursday April 30th.


Festivals
Boston LGBT Film Festival (April 2-12, 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, Programming@bostonlgbtfilmfest.net, http://www.bostonlgbtfilmfest.org. Deadline: February 2, 2015 (late), February 15, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com


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: February 2, 2015 (regular), March 2nd, 2015 (late)


Edinburgh International Film Festival (Edinburgh, Scotland) - Born alongside Edinburgh's International Festival in 1947, EIFF was one of the world's first international film festivals, and helped to define the type of event that has since become so pivotal to film culture in nations all over the world. EIFF has developed into a crucial business hub for the UK and international film industry, a key attraction for Edinburgh, and one of the world's best-loved audience festivals. With an emphasis upon new talent, discovery and innovation, EIFF's vibrant programme of films and events combines a commitment to audience edification and pleasure with a strong ongoing stake in the development the UK and Scottish film industries.EIFF seeks to represent the most innovative and adventurous developments in world cinema, to bring worthy filmmakers to local and worldwide attention, and to provide a forum for appreciative and informed discussion of their work. EIFF is especially interested in films by emerging filmmakers whose work manifests stylistic boldness, strength of form, and the ambition to use the medium in a way that resists cliché.
All submitted films should be UK premieres (Please Note: this rule does not apply to Short Animation Submissions) All submitted films must be no more than 12 months old by June 2015. EIFF consider a short film as 30 minutes or less and a feature film as over 30 minutes. Please note we can not accept your film if it is online OR if it has had a television broadcast within the UK. For more information and to apply, visit http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/. Regular fee - £30.00, Late fee - £35.00. Deadline: February 4, 2015 (regular), February 18, 2015 (late)


On the Reel Film Festival (Douglasville, GA) - The 2015 On the Reel Film Festival celebrates amateur filmmakers' creative talent in writing, directing, and production of short films. Film submissions, are currently being accepted for the following categories: comedy, drama, documentary, animation, and action/suspense. Films will be screened and winners selected by a panel of industry professionals. Selected films will be announced at a red carpet movie premier on Friday, April, 24th. Additional information, festival rules, and submission forms are available online at www.onthereelfilmfestival.com. Each film category is divided into four age groups: youth (ages 6 to 13), teen (ages 14 to 18), and adult filmmakers 21 and up; film length varies by age group. All films must be submitted on DVD or via Drop Box in addition to a media poster that represents the film (to be used by our marketing team). $25.00 per entry. Deadline: February 13, 2015


Kimera International Film Festival (Termoli, Italy) - The Festival started as a short movies competition in May 2003. Its first name was The Night Of The Living Shorts. Every year tha name was slightly changed (the day, dawn and land) as an homage to G.A. Romero's movies.From 2006 is open to feature films too. There are 2 main section and competitions: Feature and Shorts. The sections are splitted in Fantastic Features and Generalist Features; Animation, Fiction and Social Committed Shorts. Also there is a local section for shorts. There are 2 audience awards (one in preselections and one in the final evening) and a lot of prizes from a selected international jury. No entry fee. Visit http://www.kimeracine.it/ for more information and to apply. Deadline: February 15, 2015


New York Indian Film Festival (New York, NY) - NYIFF is a once-a-year opportunity to experience 5 days of the rich and diverse film cultures of the Indian subcontinent through a mix of premiere film screenings, discussions, industry panels, red carpet galas, special events, nightly networking parties and an award ceremony. The festival started in 2001, and is now in it's 14th year. New York Indian Film Festival (formerly known as MIAAC) is North America's largest and most prestigious film festival - Featuring cinema from the Indian Subcontinent, and South Asian diaspora. The Festival is attended by over 10,000 film lovers and has attracted unprecedented media attention. NYIFF has premiered Slumdog Millionaire, The Namesake, Monsoon Wedding, Water, Bride & Prejudice, Yeh Sali Zindagi, Gulaal, Well Done Abba, Raavanan, Noukadubi, Shor, Japanese Wife, Tahaan, and a host of other fabulous feature films, documentaries, shorts and children's films from the Indian subcontinent. Our Selection Committee, Award Jury and Advisory Board include illustrious names from the entertainment industry - Shabana Azmi, Mira Nair, Deepa Mehta, Javed Akhtar, Shyam Benegal, Mani Ratnam, Sabrina Dhawan, Sooni Taraporwala, Madhur Jaffrey, (late) Ismail Merchant, Vishal Bhardwaj, Salman Rushdie and many more veteran and recent luminaries. Visit http://www.iaac.us/nyiff2014/ for more info and to apply. Deadline: February 10, 2015 (late), February 15, 2015 (regular)


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, info@workersunitefilmfestival.org, http://www.workersunitefilmfestival.org/. Deadline: February 10, 2015 (regular), March 5, 2015 (late), March 25, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)


Navi Mumbai International Film Festival (Navi Mumbai, India) - The first ever film festival of Navi Mumbai, NMIFF(Navi Mumbai International Film Festival) is founded with the idea to showcase the talent & creativity of filmmakers under the sky of this beautiful city. Navi Mumbai, formerly known as New Bombay, has lived for a long time in the shadows of her neighbour city, Mumbai – THE HOME OF BOLLYWOOD. With the inaugural NMIFF in 2014, film-makers now have a reputable film festival that will give a global exposure to their creativity and innovative ideas while film-goers have a repository of fine movies of different taste & calibers from across the globe, to enjoy. Entries at NMIFF are open to all International, national, and regional films of different tastes & calibers from across the globe.Year of production of the film should not be before 2011. Subtitles: Films can be with dialogs, silent or without dialogs. Films submitted in languages other than English must be presented with English subtitles. Short films cannot be longer than 30 minutes. Feature films cannot shorter than 60 minutes. Participants can send multiple entries. However, please submit a separate submission form and entry fee for each film. By submitting movie to NMIFF, filmmaker/producer takes the whole responsibility of copyright issues of music, script and other creative and technical aspects of film. Festival programmers shall determine selections and award winners at their sole discretion. Decision of the NMIFF festival authorities regarding all matters not expressly provided for in these rules and regulations or which require interpretation of the clauses mentioned above shall be final and can not be challenged. Visit http://www.nmiff.in/ to apply. Deadline: February 15, 2015


Christian Youth Film Festival (Bakersfield, CA) - Short movies expressing the Christian faith made entirely by junior high, senior high, and college age youth groups competing for cash and trophies and screened at a spectacular gala awards event. Founded in 1994, this festival is the only one of its kind for young Christians. $100 entry fee. For more information and to apply, visit http://www.christianyouthfilmfestival.org/content/2013-rules-and-guidelines. Deadline: February 16, 2015


Frameline: The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival (June 18-28, 2015, San Francisco, CA) – Aims to strengthen the diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and further its visibility by supporting and promoting a broad array of cultural representations and artistic expression in film, video, and other media arts. Entries by women and people of color strongly encouraged. Seeking diverse works by, about, and of interest to the LGBT community in the following categories: Narrative Feature (40 minutes or longer), Documentary Feature (40 minutes or longer), and Short (under 40 minutes). FEE: $0-$55. San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, c/o Frameline, 145 Ninth St., Ste. 300, San Francisco, CA 94103-2636, T: (415) 703-8650, FAX: (415) 861-1404, programming@frameline.org, http://www.frameline.org. Deadline: February 17, 2015 (late)


Inside Out LGBT Film Festival: Toronto (Toronto, Canada) - For more than two decades, Inside Out has brought Toronto's LGBT community together in celebration of the best queer film from Canada and around the world. Through our annual Festivals in Toronto and Ottawa, our filmmaker initiatives, our youth engagement and our year-round events and screenings, Inside Out is engaged every day in challenging attitudes and changing lives. Visit http://www.insideout.ca/initiatives/toronto for more info and to apply. Deadline: February 20, 2015 (late)


Las Vegas First Annual Black Film Festival (Las Vegas, NV) - If you are an African American who has Written, Produced, Directed or is in the Lead Role in a Film, we welcome you to submit, compete and celebrate with us. Share your talents at the FIRST Annual Las Vegas Black Film Festival. Submit your Film, Enter one of our Competitions, or Attend one of our interactive seminars. Plan your exciting week in the Entertainment Capital of the World, Fabulous Las Vegas, and partake in the great seminars, panels, viewings and celebrations at our Film Festival (LVBFF). We offer educational opportunities, as well as entertaining events! Don't Miss the First Annual 'Las Vegas Black Film Festival.’ Visit http://www.lasvegasblackfilmfestival.com/#!submit-your-film/cfw1 for more info and to apply. Deadline February 23, 2015


Earth Port Film Festival (Newburyport, MA) - The 2015 Earth Port Film Festival will open on November 14 for submission of short environmental films on the theme of creating, discovering, inspiring, catalyzing or documenting environmental action. The festival, now in its fourth year, will be held at the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport, Massachusetts on April 12, 2015. Film submissions will be accepted from filmmakers of all ages. Winning films and other selected entries will be screened at the festival. Please see details on our website: www.earthportfilm.org. Fees vary regarding submission deadline $10-35. Deadline: February 13, 2015 (late), February 27, 2015 (WAB)


Indie Boots (Chicago, IL) - Is currently accepting short film submissions for the fourth annual festival. Selected films will be screened this spring in Chicago at Indie Boots Film Festival, where an audience award will be presented, following a filmmaker Q & A. Email info@IndieBoots.org for iquiries, visit http://www.indieboots.org/submissions.html to apply. Deadline: February 15, 2015 (late).


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, showcase@ampav.com, http://www.ampav.com/index.php/student-programs/cannes-emerging-filmmaker-showcase/
Deadline: February 27, 2015 (late)


**Female Eye Film Festival** (June 2015, Woodbridge, ON, Canada) – An annual competitive international independant women directors film festival. Seeking entries in the following categories: Drama (Shorts: Maximum 40 minutes, Features: Minimum 40 minutes), Comedy (Shorts: Maximum 40 minutes, Features: Minimum 40 minutes), Documentary (Shorts: Maximum 40 minutes, Features: Minimum 40 minutes), Experimental (Shorts: Maximum 40 minutes, Features: Minimum 40 minutes), Animation (Shorts: Maximum 40 minutes, Features: Minimum 40 minutes), Canadian Feature (Minimum 40 minutes), Foreign Film (Minimum 40 minutes), Late NIGHT [horror, suspense, thriller] (any length). FEE: $20-$100. Female Eye Film Festival, 50 Wallace St., Woodbridge, ON L4L 2P3, Canada, Phone: (905) 264-7731, femaleeyefilmfestival@gmail.com, http://www.femaleeyefilmfestival.com/. Deadline: February 28, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)


**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: February 28, 2015 (regular), March 15, 2015 (late)
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: February 28, 2015 (regular), March 10, 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)


Onscreen
**Untitled Phelan and Rater SAG-AFTRA Pilot Project seeks Transgender Woman** - Executive Producers: Joan Rater, Tony Phelan, Carl Beverly, Sarah Timberman, Writers: Joan Rater and Tony Phelan, seeking transgender performers for an upcoming pilot. Shooting will start approximately early March 2015. Role: 32-36 years old, Cameron is an associate at the firm. Sharp, hard-working, perceptive and forthright, Cameron is working on a difficult case, representing a man who shoved a woman to her death in the subway. Cameron must prove insanity, no easy task, because so many people have preconceived ideas about the high profile case.  Sometimes insecure but highly capable, Cameron wants to prove to Isaiah that she is just "as good as Sadie."  Cameron was born male but is now female...SERIES REGULAR (10). STORY LINE:  Klein & Associates is the go-to criminal defense firm in New York.  With legal lion ISAIAH at the helm, supported by SADIE and some of the top defense attorneys in the country, the legal team tackles some of the most difficult and high-profile criminal cases in New York.  Fueled by the passion to do the right thing, to stand by the accused so that he or she will not have to stand alone, the team of attorneys at Klein & Associates embodies the true spirit of our legal system at its best. Submit via Actors Access at http://actorsaccess.com/projects/?view=breakdowns&breakdown=438109&region=2. Applications now open.


The Nearest Human Being - Marco Coppola, Producer/Director. Casting the leading role "JASMINE" for the romantic dramedy "The Nearest Human Being", a story about the end of Devin and Jasmine’s relationship. The events are portrayed in a disordered succession of scenes, alternating comedic, intense and absurd moments - the way real life usually is. Principal Photography is from April 22nd to May 6th. Extensive rehearsal period TBD, starting end of March. Jasmine: (Lead) Jasmine is 23 year old and has just graduated in Biology. The plan was to be a scientist, but she ends up lending her pretty face to fashion magazines and babysitting a little girl. Her parents are divorced; her dad lives with a new partner and Jasmine's step brother. She hates being in NYC where she has to fight for everything, from finding a space to live to keeping her social relationships stable. She is trying to understand her place in the world. She just broke up with Devin, who was a guide and a shelter from being a threat to herself. Their separation creates a visceral trauma that leads her to anger and rebellion. Apply via Backstage at http://www.backstage.com/casting/the-nearest-human-being-58876/. Auditions held February 10, 2015
Offscreen
Directors for Didier Entertainment Music Videos (NYC) - Vladimir Sabajo, prod. Seeking a director to shoot music videos and photos for Didier Entertainment. Shoots in NYC. Seeking submissions nationwide/worldwide. Submit reel for consideration. For more info, visit www.didierentertainment.com. Apply via Backstage at http://www.backstage.com/casting/didier-entertainment-music-video-58670/. Applications now open.


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 resubmit 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
Catapult Film Fund - Catapult Film Fund provides development funding to documentary filmmakerswho have a compelling story to tell, have secured access to their story and are ready to shoot and edit a piece for production fundraising purposes. Our mission is to enable filmmakers to develop their film projects to the next level at a moment where funding is hard to find. We support powerful stories, and moving storytelling, across a broad spectrum of issues and perspectives. Catapult Film Fund development grants range from $5000 to $20,000. Catapult accepts applicants who can arrange to have a US 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor. Applicants may submit only one project per funding cycle. For more information and to apply, visit http://catapultfilmfund.org/how-to-apply/. Deadline: February 16, 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)


Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund - As mainstream media moves away from in-depth coverage of domestic and global social issues, documentaries have become an important and much needed tool to draw attention to these contemporary international conflicts. At the same time, the craft of the documentary is expanding in exciting directions, merging diverse points of view with new technologies and responding to the immediacy of the Internet. The Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund will provide funding to 4-10 feature-length documentaries that highlight and humanize issues of social importance from around the world. Funded films will be driven by thoughtful and in-depth storytelling, bolstered by a compelling visual approach. Films will be selected from an open call for submissions. Weight will be given to projects that best fulfill the mission of the program (as shown in the submitted work and the strength of proposal) and to those where granting amounts will have significant impact. Selection will be done by Tribeca Film Institute staff and a final selection committee comprised of notable talents in the field. There is no entry fee for projects submitted to the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund. To submit: https://tribecafilminstitute.org/pages/gucci_tribeca_documentary_rules. NO FEE TO SUBMIT. Deadline: February 5, 2015


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


Residencies
Blue Mountain Residencies (Blue Mountain Lake, NY) - Traditional Residencies are open to creative and non-fiction writers, activists, and artists of all disciplines—including composers, filmmakers, and visual artists who do not require exceptional facilities. Each session is four weeks long and includes up to fifteen residents. Other than transportation and the $25 application fee, there is no cost. Guest quarters are simple and comfortable. Writers are lodged in individual bedroom/studies in the Main House or the Grey Cottage. Visual artists and composers work in nearby studios. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided. To apply, and for more information, visit http://www.bluemountaincenter.org/dates-and-guidelines/. Deadline: February 1, 2015 (midnight PST)


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


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, atodd@sffs.org,
http://www.sffs.org/filmmaker360/filmhouse/how-to-apply#.VFEaaIt4rvc.

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Submission opportunities for women in film/video.
(previously known as Film/Video Funding Newsletter)


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


January’s Featured Opportunity


Kitchens and Calhoun Productions


Kitchens and Calhoun Productions (www.kitchensandcalhoun.com) seek pop, rock, jazz, gospel or hip hop artists to compose instrumental incidental music for our interracial buddy comedy, The Struggle. About The Struggle: “Life is hard in these mean streets, but best friends Kitchens and Calhoun are taking on NYC one battle at a time. They've got big hearts, no dollars, and strong side eyes for all the shenanigans the Big Apple throws their way. All day, every day: The Struggle is Real.”


Kitchens and Calhoun also seek the following for The Struggle:
- a marketing & social media consultant
- sound editing assistance
- color correction assistance


Please send your website or social media and any relevant work samples to Kristen Adele Calhoun and Jessica Kitchens at kitchensandcalhoun@gmail.com.


TO SUBMIT: Include the Special Opps Code, which can be retrieved by emailing specialoppscode@gmail.com, and your area of interest in the subject line of your email.


About Kitchens and Calhoun: Kristen Adele Calhoun and Jessica Kitchens met while working on a regional theater production of Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris.  It was Rochester.  It was the dead of winter.  Polar Vortexes were slapping these two in the face every chance they got.  Kristen and Jessica knew they would not survive this brutal experience unless they created some dope art to warm their souls.  Write or die.  Thus began the creative process that led to The Struggle.
Writing The Struggle led to figuring out how to get the series made, which led to deciding that they would film it themselves, which led to investing in equipment and learning how to produce, shoot, star in, edit, and market a web series from scratch.  It has been the most incredible learning process and has exponentially increased the amount of creative power that Kristen and Jessica harness.
Welcome to Kitchens & Calhoun Productions.  We hope you dig it.


Festivals
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 liverpool@lift-off-festival.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: January 9, 2015 (Film Freeway Late), January 30, 2015 (Extended)


**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, tobrack@aol.com, http://www.throughwomenseyes.com, Deadline: January 5, 2015 (late), January 10, 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, showcase@ampav.com, http://www.ampav.com/index.php/student-programs/cannes-emerging-filmmaker-showcase/
Deadline: January 30, 2015 (regular), February 27, 2015 (late)


San Francisco Green Film Festival (May 28-June 3, 2015, San Francisco, CA) – Aims to present forward-thinking programs of films and discussions that inspire collaborative environmental action and advocacy. Seeking entries that bring critical and contemporary environmental issues to light in the following categories: Documentary Feature (over 45 minutes), Narrative Fiction Feature (over 45 minutes), Short (under 45 minutes), and Interactive/Multimedia.  FEE: $0-$55.  San Francisco Green Film Festival, Ninth Street Independent Film Center, 145 9th St., Ste. 220, San Francisco, CA 94103, T: (415) 742-1394, info@sfgreenfilmfest.org, http://sfgreenfilmfest.org. Deadline: January 9, 2015 (regular), January 16, 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: January 30, 2015 (regular), March 2, 2015 (late)

Sarasota Film Festival (April 10-19, 2015, Sarasota, FL) - The SFF emphasizes the best in new cinema alongside exciting repertory work and with almost 50,000 attendees each year, we rank among the largest festivals in the southeastern United States. Our industry attendance is also impressive — recent guests include reps from IFC Films, Magnolia Pictures,, First Run Features, Fortissimo Films, Cinetic and Participant Media. What's more, SFF selections are heavily promoted by attending media outlets, which in the past have included USA Today, GQ Magazine, Vanity Fair, Variety, Indiewire, Filmmaker Magazine, The Huffington Post and Screen International. http://www.sarasotafilmfestival.com/2015-festival/submit-your-film. Deadline: January 9, 2015 (late)


Frameline: The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival (June 18-28, 2015, San Francisco, CA) – Aims to strengthen the diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and further its visibility by supporting and promoting a broad array of cultural representations and artistic expression in film, video, and other media arts. Entries by women and people of color strongly encouraged. Seeking diverse works by, about, and of interest to the LGBT community in the following categories: Narrative Feature (40 minutes or longer), Documentary Feature (40 minutes or longer), and Short (under 40 minutes). FEE: $0-$55. San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, c/o Frameline, 145 Ninth St., Ste. 300, San Francisco, CA 94103-2636, T: (415) 703-8650, FAX: (415) 861-1404, programming@frameline.org, http://www.frameline.org. Deadline: January 20, 2015 (regular), February 17, 2015 (late)


**Female Eye Film Festival** (June 2015, Woodbridge, ON, Canada) – An annual competitive international independant women directors film festival. Seeking entries in the following categories: Drama (Shorts: Maximum 40 minutes, Features: Minimum 40 minutes), Comedy (Shorts: Maximum 40 minutes, Features: Minimum 40 minutes), Documentary (Shorts: Maximum 40 minutes, Features: Minimum 40 minutes), Experimental (Shorts: Maximum 40 minutes, Features: Minimum 40 minutes), Animation (Shorts: Maximum 40 minutes, Features: Minimum 40 minutes), Canadian Feature (Minimum 40 minutes), Foreign Film (Minimum 40 minutes), Late NIGHT [horror, suspense, thriller] (any length). FEE: $20-$100. Female Eye Film Festival, 50 Wallace St., Woodbridge, ON L4L 2P3, Canada, Phone: (905) 264-7731, femaleeyefilmfestival@gmail.com, http://www.femaleeyefilmfestival.com/. Deadline: January 31, 2015 (late), February 28, 2015 (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, info@siff.net, http://www.siff.net. Deadline: January 5, 2015 (late), March 2, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)


**The Gracie Awards** – Given by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, honors outstanding programming for, by and about women, as well as individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the industry.  Programming entries must reflect subject matters of interest and concern to women; entries that reflect diversity in women’s issues are encouraged.  Entries must be produced, directed, or written by at least one woman.  See website for complete guidelines and application.  Applications must be submitted online. FEE: $35-$250. Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, Gracies Call for Entries, 1760 Old Meadow Rd., Ste. 500, McLean, VA 22102, T: (703) 506-3290, info@allwomeninmedia.org, www.thegracies.org.  Deadline: January 7, 2015


Indie Boots (Chicago, IL) - Is currently accepting short film submissions for the fourth annual festival. Selected films will be screened this spring in Chicago at Indie Boots Film Festival, where an audience award will be presented, following a filmmaker Q & A. Email info@IndieBoots.org for iquiries, visit http://www.indieboots.org/submissions.html to apply. Deadline: February 1, 2015 (regular), February 15, 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, info@workersunitefilmfestival.org, http://www.workersunitefilmfestival.org/. Deadline: February 10, 2015 (regular), March 5, 2015 (late), March 25, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)


Boston LGBT Film Festival (April 2-12, 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, Programming@bostonlgbtfilmfest.net, http://www.bostonlgbtfilmfest.org. Deadline: February 2, 2015 (late), February 15, 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, martinifilm@yahoo.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, cinemonde@mistralartistmanagement.com, http://www.mistralartistmanagement.com.


“Nappywood” LA Natural Hair Care Expo (Los Angeles, CA) - The Los Angeles Natural Hair Care Expo is the premiere event focused on the Natural health and wellness lifestyle on the West Coast. The expo is developed for the educational development for the Natural consumer as well as the Professional stylist: licensed, unlicensed Natural Professional and Barbers. Currently seeking short film submissions that deal with women\'s issues, eco awareness and identity. Contact LANaturalHairCareExpo@gmail.com or visit http://www.lanaturalhaircareexpo.com/ for more information.


Onscreen
Demon In A Bottle (Nak Productions, Krista Pakseresht, casting director) - Casting the web series, "Demon in a Bottle." Project description: "This is about how our vices control us, and the journey of James coping with changes and spiraling out of control by turning to alcohol, in turn destroying himself." Shoots in February 2015, in Salem, OR. Submit headshot, resume, and availability. Apply via Backstage at http://www.backstage.com/casting/demon-in-a-bottle-56135/. Auditions held January 17th in Salem, OR.


Confidential (NYC) - SAG Ultra Low Budget Agreement. Female centric buddy comedy seeking principal cast and supporting roles (men and women, various ethnicities). Shoots Fall 2015, Brooklyn and Manhattan. Please submit resume, photo and link to video reel for audition appointment. Auditions to be held by appointment only on Saturdays in January from 12noon to 3pm in Midtown (location to be confirmed via email). Seeking actors with STRONG comedy background, stand-up comedy experience a huge plus. Apply via Backstage at http://www.backstage.com/casting/confidential-55715/.


The Crowd (NYC, Julia Simpson, Prod.) - Casting "The Crowd," a film by Philippe Parreno, the Paris-based artist whose time-based shows are among the most influential art exhibitions of the last twenty years. The resulting film will be included as part of a large-scale, three-month public exhibition of Parreno's work opening at the Armory in June 2015. The film will be an attempt to foresee the future, imagining and staging a group of people visiting a future exhibition of Parreno's at the Armory. There will be live performances by the pianist Mikhail Rudy, works by Parreno, and other yet-to-be revealed elements. The film will be shot by cinematographer Darius Khondji and designed by Randall Peacock, with sound design by Nicolas Becker (Gravity) and Djengo Hartlap, and with participants being assembled under the direction of Asad Raza. Shoots Jan. 10. There is also the possibility for a second day of shooting on Jan. 11 at the Park Avenue Armory in NYC. Pays: $120/day. If you are interested in taking part, send an email with your name, age, contact information, a few sentences about yourself, and a photo to parreno.armory@gmail.com. Participants are required to commit to the entire shoot day.
Offscreen
Viral YouTube Video Producing Teams (Bonner and Company, Beverly Bonner, coord., NYC) - Seeking independent producing teams to create hilarious or unique short videos (one-five minutes) for the new Casey Channel on YouTube, for the comedy play "Casey: 30 Years Later!" based on the character Casey in Frank Heneloetter's cult horror classic, "Basket Case." Coordinator states: "It is required that you see the play and get approval from Ms. Bonner on material you include or write. Ideal situation for new producers, writers, camera people, and editors. We welcome film and television students. Bring your brain, creativity and sense of humor and help us create magic." Play is based in NYC, but producing teams may shoot any place convenient for them and need not be in NYC. Producer states: "No pay, but if it goes viral or receives money from sponsors the money will be split 50/50." Submit resume and any links to past work and/or sample of your comedy writing or website via Backstage: http://www.backstage.com/casting/viral-youtube-videos-producing-teams-55942/


American Performance Alliance Members (Ryan O’Harris, prod., Sylmar and Valley Village, CA) - Seeking crew for the American Performance Alliance, a nonprofit corporation helping actors, filmmakers, and writers succeed in the industry. The APA includes directors, assistant directors, directors of photography, sound, script supervisors, grips, gaffers, and writers. The APA trains for free on the set and in workshops and gives many opportunities to work on films that you will have an ownership interest in profits. No investment is required or allowed; all cast and crew share in the profits made by any project they work on. The APA covers all costs of making the film and provides all equipment, but everyone involved participates in the creative side of the projects. Organization states: "We are a family and utilize a synergistic approach to create great product. You can train and work in all areas or specialize, but directors must participate in all areas in a limited fashion in order to learn enough to professionally manage a film. This is not a one and out situation. We are not looking for people who have a film that they want to produce, direct, etc., and then leave when it is finished. You must work within the group wherever needed. Of course if you are ready, we are glad to produce your film if it falls within our standards and budget and we believe you will be a part of the family. We utilize professional equipment and we constantly upgrade our equipment to fill anything that is lacking for specific films. We also produce stage and dinner theatre and are always looking for directors, stage managers, lighting and sound crew, etc." Cast and crew have a contract protected share in the ownership of 55% of any profits ever generated by a production they participate in. The shares are determined by the amount of time each member puts into the production. Seeking submissions from: Sylmar, CA; Valley Village, CA; Burbank, CA; North Hollywood, CA; Glendale, CA; Sun Valley, CA; Van Nuys, CA; Encino, CA; Tarzana, CA; Woodland Hills, CA; Chatsworth, CA; Granada Hills, CA; Porter Ranch, CA; Sherman Oaks, CA; Hollywood, CA. You must schedule an interview by going to http://actorteam.com/scheduling.htm; must also cancel if you can not make it or we will not interview you in the future. For more info, call 1-800-789-4110. For more info: http://www.backstage.com/casting/american-performance-alliance-members-55921/
Production Assistant, “The Collector” (Art in Combat Productions, James Demetrios, prod., NYC) - Seeking a production assistant for a SAG approved web series remake of the 1965 "The Collector." Producer states: "Must be organized and have good knowledge of social media and some technical proficiency with computers, editing equipment, cameras. Must be able to write well and interact with actors, producers, investors, and crew. Must be open-minded as the movie deals with BDSM, violence, and some frontal nudity." Shoots in February 2015 in the NYC area. Pays: $10/hr. Pays: $15+ after two months or when production begins. Seeking submissions from: New York, NY. To apply, visit http://www.backstage.com/casting/the-collector-2015-55390/

Funding
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: January 15, 2015 (regular), February 15, 2015 (late), March 5, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)

Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund - As mainstream media moves away from in-depth coverage of domestic and global social issues, documentaries have become an important and much needed tool to draw attention to these contemporary international conflicts. At the same time, the craft of the documentary is expanding in exciting directions, merging diverse points of view with new technologies and responding to the immediacy of the Internet. The Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund will provide funding to 4-10 feature-length documentaries that highlight and humanize issues of social importance from around the world. Funded films will be driven by thoughtful and in-depth storytelling, bolstered by a compelling visual approach. Films will be selected from an open call for submissions. Weight will be given to projects that best fulfill the mission of the program (as shown in the submitted work and the strength of proposal) and to those where granting amounts will have significant impact. Selection will be done by Tribeca Film Institute staff and a final selection committee comprised of notable talents in the field. There is no entry fee for projects submitted to the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund. To submit: https://tribecafilminstitute.org/pages/gucci_tribeca_documentary_rules. NO FEE TO SUBMIT. Submissions Open December 5, 2014. Deadline: February 5, 2015


America's Media Makers: Development Grants - NEH’s Division of Public Programs supports activities that engage millions of Americans in understanding significant humanities works and ideas. At the center of every NEH-funded public humanities project is a core set of humanities ideas developed by scholars, matched to imaginative formats that bring those ideas to life for people of all ages and all walks of life. Projects must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship in a discipline such as history, religion, anthropology, jurisprudence, or art history. NEH is a national funding agency, so the projects we support must demonstrate the potential to attract a broad, general audience. We welcome humanities projects tailored to particular groups, such as families, youth (including K-12 students), teachers, seniors, at-risk communities, and veterans, but they should also strive to cultivate a more inclusive audience. Media Projects grants support the following formats: film and television projects; and radio projects. To apply: http://www.neh.gov/grants/public/media-projects-development-grants. Deadline: January 14, 2015
San Francisco Foundation Arts and Culture Grants – Grants for projects that substantially benefit residents in at least one of the 5 Bay Area counties the foundation serves: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo. Eligible projects and organizations include those who: develop and present high quality and diverse artistic practices reflective of the myriad communities in the region; foster creativity, self-expression, cross-cultural exchange, and civic participation for children and young adults; increase opportunities for all to participate in diverse cultural and artistic experiences; engage in the arts to build communities. See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. The San Francisco Foundation, 225 Bush St., Ste. 500, San Francisco, CA 94104, T: (415) 733-8500, artsinfo@sff.org, www.sff.org. Deadline: January 21, 2015


LEF Foundation Grant - The goal of LEF New England is to fund the work of independent documentary film and video artists in the region, and to broaden recognition and support for their work, both locally and nationally. It also supports programs that highlight the rich history and ongoing legacy of innovation within New England’s independent film community. LEF New England launched the Moving Image Fund (MIF) in 2002 to support new film and video work. The Moving Image Fund provides funding across all phases of production, supporting films from the early risk-taking stage, through a film’s completion. In this way, MIF offers a continuum of support for selected projects, while also identifying new talent. Through MIF, LEF New England champions work that is provocative, heartfelt, and challenging in style and substance. Since its inception, LEF’s Moving Image Fund has supported over 300 independent filmmaker projects with approximately $4 million in funding. The overarching goal of LEF New England’s philanthropic investment is to help build a sustainable and strong community of support for artists and their work. To submit: http://www.lef-foundation.org/NewEngland/Deadlines/tabid/165/Default.aspx Production & Post-Production Letter of Inquiry Deadline: January 23, 2014


ITVS Open Call Open Call provides completion funds for single nonfiction public television programs on any subject, and from any viewpoint. Projects must have begun production as evidenced by a work-in-progress video. Open Call funding is only available to independent producers who are citizens or legal residents of the U.S. and its external territories. Accepts proposal of single programs of standard broadcast length (one hour; feature-length works considered in rare cases) that have begun production and can be completed within one year of contract. Programs must be based in countries outside the U.S. and present other places, people, and points of view to an American audience. See website for complete guidelines and application procedures. ITVS International Call 2011, 651 Brannan St., Ste. 410, San Francisco, CA 94107, T: (415) 356-8383 x445, Cynthia_kane@itvs.org, http://itvs.org/funding. Deadline: January 30, 2015, 4:00pm PST
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

Residencies
The Documentary House Filmmaker-In-Residence (Washington, D.C.) - The Documentary House is home to Docs In Progress staff and many of our educational and professional development programs. Now it can be your base of operations as well. In 2015, Docs In Progress will be hosting its first ever Filmmaker-in-Residence. We are looking for an experienced documentary filmmaker who will be our Filmmaker-in-Residence between April-June 2015 for a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of 90 days. Benefits to the Filmmaker-in-Residence include desk space, access to meeting space, convenience to other resources in and around Washington DC, an honoraria, and attendance at any other Docs In Progress programs of interest during the residency.  Responsibilities which come with the residency include teaching a workshop of your own devising, serving as a mentor to the 2015 Docs In Progress Fellows, screening and discussing a film in a private fundraising event for Docs In Progress, and contributing a blog entry on a topic of mutual agreement. Both local and visiting documentary filmmakers are encouraged to apply. Travel and lodging expenses are not included. Visit http://docsinprogress.org/filmmaker-in-residence/ to apply. Deadline: January 5, 2014


The Docs In Progress Fellowship Program (Washington, D.C.) - The Docs In Progress Fellowship Program is a selective program for emerging Washington DC/Baltimore Metro area documentary filmmakers with works-in-progress. Over the course of the Fellowship (between March and October), Docs In Progress is providing this cohort of filmmakers a monthly facilitated meeting where they will come together to share and hold each other accountable for progress on their projects, and have a facilitated discussion with each other and with special guest speakers about issues related to the documentary landscape, work/life balance, and the creative process. In addition to the Cohort Meetings, the Fellows receive a series of other benefits as participants in the program: There is no fee to apply. However, you must either be a current member of the Docs Insiders Program ($95 per year) or be an alumni of a Docs In Progress program (class, workshop, Peer Pitch, or have presented a work-in-progress at a Docs In Progress screening or Roundtable). If accepted into the Fellowship Program, Fellows must commit to attending at least 80% of the monthly cohort meetings and paying a participation fee is $500.  The fee includes eight monthly Fellowship Cohort meetings (see schedule below), one 60 minute consultation with Docs In Progress staff, three master classes with experienced documentary professionals being given during the course of the year, and a voucher which can be applied towards one other Docs In Progress single-day or single-evening professional development program or workshop during the year (.  Fellows will also be spotlighted on the Docs In Progress website and will receive added consideration for work-in-progress screenings. Applications for the 2015 Fellowship Program are now open. To apply, visit http://docsinprogress.org/services/fellowship/. Deadline: January 16, 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, http://www.cinestory.org/submit-now. Deadline: January 15, 2015 (regular), February 15, 2015 (late), March 25, 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, arterra.geral@gmail.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, atodd@sffs.org,

Elsewhere Collaborative (April-November, 2014, Greensboro, NC) – Residencies between 2-6 weeks for creative artists working in all media. The collaborative is a three-floor former thrift store turned into a living museum. Residents constantly compose and re-imagine the environment through projects that respond to layers of objects, artworks, collections, architecture, histories, and concepts within the building. Residents enter into an evolving collaborative artwork, inhabit production spaces, and establish living sites throughout the museum, using the resources from the 58-year-old inventory. Residency provides housing, workspace, and materials; artist responsible for program fee ($500), travel, and participation in food co-operative ($50/week). See website for application and complete guidelines. NO FEE. Elsewhere Collaborative, 606 and 608 S. Elm St., Greensboro, NC 27406, http://www.goelsewhere.org/residencies/. Deadline: January 11, 2014

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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.


December’s Featured Opportunity
Well Dang! Productions
Well Dang! Productions (http://www.welldang.com/) seeks country/Americana/rockabilly/folk musicians to compose episode theme songs for our redneck web series, The Girl From Carolina. The songs will center around the content of each episode, and will serve as either the intro or credits tunes. Please send your website or social media and any relevant work samples to Breanna Foister at breanna@welldang.com.
Well Dang! also seeks post production assistance for The Girl From Carolina. Please send resume and relevant work samples to breanna@welldang.com.
TO SUBMIT: Include the Special Opps Code, which can be retrieved by emailing specialoppscode@gmail.com, and “Musician” or “Post Production Assistance” in the subject line.
Festivals
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, contact@trueindependent.org, www.trueindependent.org. Deadline: December 1, 2014 (late), January 3, 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, bostonlgbtprogramming@gmail.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)
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
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 liverpool@lift-off-festival.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: December 5, 2014 (Late), January 9, 2015 (Film Freeway Late), January 30, 2015 (Extended)
Dallas International Film Festival (April 9-19, 2015, Dallas, TX) - During the past eight years, the Festival has featured the finest in U.S. and international cinema, including 1,518 films representing more than 50 countries, and has presented more than $545,000 in awards. One of MovieMaker magazine’s “25 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee.” Competitions include: Narrative Feature Competition, Documentary Feature Competition, Texas Feature Competition, Shorts Competition, Animation Competition and there are several awards including an Audience Awards series. To submit, http://www.dallasfilm.org/submit-your-film-for-diff-2015/. Deadline: December 5, 2014 (regular), December 12, 2015 (late)
**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, tobrack@aol.com, http://www.throughwomenseyes.com, Deadline: December 7, 2014 (early), December 29, 2014 (regular), January 5, 2015 (late), January 10, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)
**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, info@wammtu.com, http://wammtu.com. Deadline: December 8, 2014 (late), December 15, 2014 (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, showcase@ampav.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)


San Francisco Green Film Festival (May 28-June 3, 2015, San Francisco, CA) – Aims to present forward-thinking programs of films and discussions that inspire collaborative environmental action and advocacy. Seeking entries that bring critical and contemporary environmental issues to light in the following categories: Documentary Feature (over 45 minutes), Narrative Fiction Feature (over 45 minutes), Short (under 45 minutes), and Interactive/Multimedia.  FEE: $0-$55.  San Francisco Green Film Festival, Ninth Street Independent Film Center, 145 9th St., Ste. 220, San Francisco, CA 94103, T: (415) 742-1394, info@sfgreenfilmfest.org, http://sfgreenfilmfest.org. Deadline: December 12, 2014 (early), January 9, 2015 (regular), January 16, 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: December 12, 2014 (early), January 30, 2015 (regular), March 2, 2015 (late)


Sarasota Film Festival (April 10-19, 2015, Sarasota, FL) - The SFF emphasizes the best in new cinema alongside exciting repertory work and with almost 50,000 attendees each year, we rank among the largest festivals in the southeastern United States. Our industry attendance is also impressive — recent guests include reps from IFC Films, Magnolia Pictures,, First Run Features, Fortissimo Films, Cinetic and Participant Media. What's more, SFF selections are heavily promoted by attending media outlets, which in the past have included USA Today, GQ Magazine, Vanity Fair, Variety, Indiewire, Filmmaker Magazine, The Huffington Post and Screen International. http://www.sarasotafilmfestival.com/2015-festival/submit-your-film. Deadline: December 12, 2014 (early), January 2, 2015 (regular), January 9, 2015 (regular)


Frameline: The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival (June 18-28, 2015, San Francisco, CA) – Aims to strengthen the diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and further its visibility by supporting and promoting a broad array of cultural representations and artistic expression in film, video, and other media arts. Entries by women and people of color strongly encouraged. Seeking diverse works by, about, and of interest to the LGBT community in the following categories: Narrative Feature (40 minutes or longer), Documentary Feature (40 minutes or longer), and Short (under 40 minutes). FEE: $0-$55. San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, c/o Frameline, 145 Ninth St., Ste. 300, San Francisco, CA 94103-2636, T: (415) 703-8650, FAX: (415) 861-1404, programming@frameline.org, http://www.frameline.org. Deadline: December 15, 2014 (early), January 20, 2015 (regular), February 17, 2015 (late)


**Female Eye Film Festival** (June 2015, Woodbridge, ON, Canada) – An annual competitive international independant women directors film festival. Seeking entries in the following categories: Drama (Shorts: Maximum 40 minutes, Features: Minimum 40 minutes), Comedy (Shorts: Maximum 40 minutes, Features: Minimum 40 minutes), Documentary (Shorts: Maximum 40 minutes, Features: Minimum 40 minutes), Experimental (Shorts: Maximum 40 minutes, Features: Minimum 40 minutes), Animation (Shorts: Maximum 40 minutes, Features: Minimum 40 minutes), Canadian Feature (Minimum 40 minutes), Foreign Film (Minimum 40 minutes), Late NIGHT [horror, suspense, thriller] (any length). FEE: $20-$100. Female Eye Film Festival, 50 Wallace St., Woodbridge, ON L4L 2P3, Canada, Phone: (905) 264-7731, femaleeyefilmfestival@gmail.com, http://www.femaleeyefilmfestival.com/. Deadline: December 30, 2014 (regular), January 31, 2015 (late), February 28, 2015 (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, info@siff.net, http://www.siff.net. Deadline: January 5, 2015 (late), March 2, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)


**The Gracie Awards** – Given by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, honors outstanding programming for, by and about women, as well as individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the industry.  Programming entries must reflect subject matters of interest and concern to women; entries that reflect diversity in women’s issues are encouraged.  Entries must be produced, directed, or written by at least one woman.  See website for complete guidelines and application.  Applications must be submitted online. FEE: $35-$250. Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, Gracies Call for Entries, 1760 Old Meadow Rd., Ste. 500, McLean, VA 22102, T: (703) 506-3290, info@allwomeninmedia.org, www.thegracies.org.  Deadline: January 7, 2015


Indie Boots (Chicago, IL) - Is currently accepting short film submissions for the fourth annual festival. Selected films will be screened this spring in Chicago at Indie Boots Film Festival, where an audience award will be presented, following a filmmaker Q & A. Email info@IndieBoots.org for iquiries, visit http://www.indieboots.org/submissions.html to apply. Deadline: February 1, 2015 (regular), February 15, 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, info@workersunitefilmfestival.org, http://www.workersunitefilmfestival.org/. Deadline: February 10, 2015 (regular), March 5, 2015 (late), March 25, 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, martinifilm@yahoo.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, cinemonde@mistralartistmanagement.com, http://www.mistralartistmanagement.com.
Onscreen

The Cobblestone Corridor (MainFrame Pictures, Erik Blooquist, dir.) - Seeking talent ages 16- 27 of all ethnicities for a tongue-in-cheek modern day film noir set at an elite prep school. Shoots in Connecticut in early January. Copy, credit, meals, transportation provided. SAG-AFTRA Short Film Agreement (both union and non-union welcome to submit). Seeking submissions from: Hartford, CT; Boston, MA; New York, NY; Providence, RI. Please include a reel with your submission. Submit via Backstage: http://www.backstage.com/casting/the-cobblestone-corridor-53537/


Moko Jumbie (Moko Jumbie LLC, V. Anderson, prod.) - Casting female lead in "Moko Jumbie," a feature film. The screenplay has won the Chris Columbus/Richard Vague Production Award, Best Screenplay at Bahamas International Film Festival, and the Canon Filmmaker Award from Film Independent. Rehearses Jan. 2015; shoots Feb.-March 2015 in US and Trinidad. Pays: $100/day, plus meals and travel provided. Producers plan to apply for SAG-AFTRA Global Rule One Contract. Seeking submissions nationwide/worldwide for actress ages 18- 20 of mixed race or ambiguous ethnicity. Submit via Backstage: http://www.backstage.com/casting/moko-jumbie-53360/


The Mysteries of Laura (Warner Bros. for NBC) - Seeking three drag queens and performers of various type for co-starring roles in an episode of The Mysteries of Laura, starring Debra Messing, in which the team investigates the murder of a drag queen. SAG-AFTRA, shoot Dates: 12/11-12/19 and 1/5-1/7. Apply via Actor’s Acess: http://actorsaccess.com/projects/?view=breakdowns&breakdown=431718&region=2


Offscreen

UT Television Writer/ Producer (Houston, TX) - The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Television department seeks a Television Writer-Producer position to develop concept and production strategies, research and gather information, produce well written and creative video scripts, and coordinate video production related activities. Visit https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWebHost/jobdetails.aspx?jobId=100408&partnerid=25765&siteid=5038 for details, requirements and to apply.
Producer, Vice HBO (Brooklyn, NY) - VICE Media is seeking a Producer to join our production team in our Brooklyn, NY Office.  Applicants should be an expert in current events and culture. Successful applicants should be able to demonstrate that they have experience developing story ideas and have sound editorial news judgement. VICE is a global youth media company and the industry leader in producing and distributing the best online video content in the world. Launched in 1994 as a punk magazine, VICE now operates out of 36 offices globally, and has expanded into a multimedia network, including the world’s premier source for original online video, VICE.COM; an international network of digital channels; a television & feature film production studio; a magazine; a record label; and a book-publishing division. Visit https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=VICE&jobId=16571&lang=en_US for roles & responsibilities, qualifications and instructions to apply.
Funding
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, info@cinestory.org, www.cinestory.org. Deadline: December 15, 2014 (early), January 15, 2015 (regular), February 15, 2015 (late), March 5, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)
Media Arts Grants for New York State Artists Media Arts Grants programs include fiscal sponsorship as well as the New York Media Arts Map and the Media Arts Assistance Fund (MAAF), which support electronic media and film organizations, as well as individual artists, in all regions of New York State through a Regrant Partnership with NYSCA, Electronic Media and Film. Applicants must be New York State residents and must have all rights to distribute works.  Application process is electronic, through website. For inquiries email mag@wavefarm.org, or visit http://wavefarm.org/.
Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund - As mainstream media moves away from in-depth coverage of domestic and global social issues, documentaries have become an important and much needed tool to draw attention to these contemporary international conflicts. At the same time, the craft of the documentary is expanding in exciting directions, merging diverse points of view with new technologies and responding to the immediacy of the Internet. The Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund will provide funding to 4-10 feature-length documentaries that highlight and humanize issues of social importance from around the world. Funded films will be driven by thoughtful and in-depth storytelling, bolstered by a compelling visual approach. Films will be selected from an open call for submissions. Weight will be given to projects that best fulfill the mission of the program (as shown in the submitted work and the strength of proposal) and to those where granting amounts will have significant impact. Selection will be done by Tribeca Film Institute staff and a final selection committee comprised of notable talents in the field. There is no entry fee for projects submitted to the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund. To submit: https://tribecafilminstitute.org/pages/gucci_tribeca_documentary_rules. NO FEE TO SUBMIT. Submissions Open December 5, 2014. Deadline: February 5, 2015
America's Media Makers: Development Grants - NEH’s Division of Public Programs supports activities that engage millions of Americans in understanding significant humanities works and ideas. At the center of every NEH-funded public humanities project is a core set of humanities ideas developed by scholars, matched to imaginative formats that bring those ideas to life for people of all ages and all walks of life. Projects must be analytical and deeply grounded in humanities scholarship in a discipline such as history, religion, anthropology, jurisprudence, or art history. NEH is a national funding agency, so the projects we support must demonstrate the potential to attract a broad, general audience. We welcome humanities projects tailored to particular groups, such as families, youth (including K-12 students), teachers, seniors, at-risk communities, and veterans, but they should also strive to cultivate a more inclusive audience. Media Projects grants support the following formats: film and television projects; and radio projects. To apply: http://www.neh.gov/grants/public/media-projects-development-grants. Deadline: January 14, 2015
San Francisco Foundation Arts and Culture Grants – Grants for projects that substantially benefit residents in at least one of the 5 Bay Area counties the foundation serves: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo. Eligible projects and organizations include those who: develop and present high quality and diverse artistic practices reflective of the myriad communities in the region; foster creativity, self-expression, cross-cultural exchange, and civic participation for children and young adults; increase opportunities for all to participate in diverse cultural and artistic experiences; engage in the arts to build communities. See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. The San Francisco Foundation, 225 Bush St., Ste. 500, San Francisco, CA 94104, T: (415) 733-8500, artsinfo@sff.org, www.sff.org. Deadline: January 21, 2015


LEF Foundation Grant - The goal of LEF New England is to fund the work of independent documentary film and video artists in the region, and to broaden recognition and support for their work, both locally and nationally. It also supports programs that highlight the rich history and ongoing legacy of innovation within New England’s independent film community. LEF New England launched the Moving Image Fund (MIF) in 2002 to support new film and video work. The Moving Image Fund provides funding across all phases of production, supporting films from the early risk-taking stage, through a film’s completion. In this way, MIF offers a continuum of support for selected projects, while also identifying new talent. Through MIF, LEF New England champions work that is provocative, heartfelt, and challenging in style and substance. Since its inception, LEF’s Moving Image Fund has supported over 300 independent filmmaker projects with approximately $4 million in funding. The overarching goal of LEF New England’s philanthropic investment is to help build a sustainable and strong community of support for artists and their work. To submit: http://www.lef-foundation.org/NewEngland/Deadlines/tabid/165/Default.aspx Production & Post-Production Letter of Inquiry Deadline: January 23, 2014
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
Residencies

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, bellagio_res@iie.org, http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/bellagio-center/residency-program/arts-literary-arts-residency/overview. Deadline: December 1, 2014
Screencraft 2014 Screenwriting Fellowship (Los Angeles, CA) - The ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship is designed to jumpstart and continually develop the careers of talented screenwriters through ongoing consultation and a special trip to Los Angeles filled with meetings and introductions to key entertainment executives, producers and representatives. Applications accepted for feature film scripts and original television pilot scripts.  With this fellowship, they aim to cultivate a growing community of visionary screenwriters with meaningful connections to Hollywood mentors. They will fly up to 4 screenwriters to LA in April for top-level meetings. Visit https://www.screencraft.org/fellowship/ to apply. Deadline: December 15, 2014
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


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, atodd@sffs.org,
http://www.sffs.org/filmmaker360/filmhouse/how-to-apply#.VFEaaIt4rvc.

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#ScreenOppsNov14
Submission opportunities for women in film/video.
New Names! New Categories!
New Opportunities for Women in the Arts & Media!
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Submission Opportunities Newsletter for Women in Theatre
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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


Festivals

**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 admin@wicint.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, info@wammtu.com, 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 liverpool@lift-off-festival.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 tokyo@lift-off-festival.com 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, info@mediaartscenter.org, 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, info@womensfilmfest.com, 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,contact@trueindependent.org, 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, info@crossroadsfilmfestival.com, 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, wowfilmfestival@wiftnsw.org.au, 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,info@siff.net, 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, showcase@ampav.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, info@workersunitefilmfestival.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,bostonlgbtprogramming@gmail.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, tobrack@aol.com, 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,martinifilm@yahoo.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,cinemonde@mistralartistmanagement.com, http://www.mistralartistmanagement.com.


Onscreen
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&region=2). Auditions held November 17- December 5, 2014.


Offscreen
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 resumes@filmlin.com. For more information on the Film Society Lincoln Center visit their website at http://www.filmlinc.com/.


Funding
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, info@cinestory.org, www.cinestory.org. Deadline: December 15, 2014 (early), January 15, 2015 (regular), February 15, 2015 (late), March 5, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)


Residencies
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


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, atodd@sffs.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, bellagio_res@iie.org, http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/bellagio-center/residency-program/arts-literary-arts-residency/overview. Deadline: December 1, 2014





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#ScreenOppsOct14

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#ScreenOppsOct14
Submission opportunities for women in film/video.
New Names! New Categories!
New Opportunities for Women in the Arts & Media!
#StageOpps
Submission Opportunities Newsletter for Women in Theatre
(previously known as Theatre Funding Newsletter)


#ScreenOpps
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 opportunites, 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.


October’s Special Opportunity
**Vicarious Films Predator/Prey Short Film Competition**


Vicarious Films is sponsoring a short film competition inspired by the article Casual Predation by Arikia Millikan, as published in LadyBits on Medium.


As evidenced by the #yesallwomen thread on Twitter, and the murders in California that inspired it, women live in a different world than men even while side by side with them. Mention certain experiences and all the women in the room will nod their heads in sympathy and recognition, while the men in the room will scratch their heads in puzzlement. The experience of feeling like Prey is one of them.


In keeping with Vicarious Film's mission of providing opportunities for women both in front of and behind the camera, submissions to the contest will be required to have a majority representation of women in key creative roles. Details are here: http://dawnalden.com/film-contest.htm


Festivals
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 2012-2014. 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, info@mediaartscenter.org, http://www.sdlatinofilm.com/. Deadline: October 11, 2014 (regular), November 8, 2014 (late)


Film Independent Directors Lab (TBD, Los Angeles, CA) - Designed to help directors who are prepping their feature films, the Directors Lab is an intensive eight-week program running in Los Angeles in February and March. The primary focus of the Lab is on learning to work with actors and the rehearsal process. Under the guidance of the lab instructor, Directors Lab Fellows select short scenes from their scripts to workshop. Additionally, Fellows go through a mini-production, learning how to break down a script into a shot list, collaborate with cinematographers, and construct a scene in the editing process. Film Independent provides the Lab participants with camera and sound packages to shoot their scenes. All scenes will be shot on digital video and critiqued by the Lab Instructor as well as the other Lab participants. A maximum of eight projects are selected. Submit complete feature-length screenplay, logline and synopsis, bios of key cast and crew, project status and history, cover letter explaining your interest in the lab, and prior work sample. See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. FEE: $65 ($45 for Film Independent members). Contact: Jennifer Kushner, Filmmaker Labs Manager, T: (310) 432-1275, JKushner@filmindependent.org, http://www.filmindependent.org/labs-and-programs/directors-lab/. Deadline: October 6, 2014


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,contact@trueindependent.org, www.trueindependent.org. Deadline: November 1, 2014 (regular), December 1, 2014 (late), January 3, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)


**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, info@womensfilmfest.com, www.womensfilmfest.com. Deadline: October 31, 2014 (late), November 15, 2014 (extended, via withoutabox.com)


Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (April 9-12, 2015, Durham, NC) – Intimate festival atmosphere that aims to foster community and conversation between filmmakers, film professionals and the public. Seeking Feature (41-180 minutes) and Short (1-40 minutes) Documentaries on any topic. FEE: $40-$60. Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, 324 Blackwell St., Ste. 500, Washington Building, Bay 5, Durham, NC 27701, T: (919) 687-4100, FAX: (919) 687-4200, info@fullframefest.org, http://www.fullframefest.org. Deadline: October 15, 2014 (regular), December 15, 2014 (late)


New York Indian Film Festival (May 3-9, 2015, New York, NY) -  Celebrating alternative, independent cinema from the global South Asian community. Seeking works by veteran as well as emerging South Asian filmmakers in the following categories: Feature (over 40 minutes), Short (under 40 minutes), Documentary (over 40 minutes), and Short Documentary (under 40 minutes). FEE: $20-$75. Indo-American Arts Council, 517 East 87th St., Ste. 1B, New York, NY 10128, T: (212) 594-3685, nyindianfilmfest@gmail.com, http://www.iaac.us. Deadline: October 1, 2014 (early), December 1, 2014 (regular), February 1, 2015 (late)


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, info@crossroadsfilmfestival.com, www.crossroadsfilmfestival.com/. Deadline: October 31, 2014 (regular), November 15, 2014 (late), November 30, 2014 (extended, via withoutabox.com)
San Francisco International Film Festival (April 23-May 7, 2015 San Francisco, CA) – Sharing the best of global filmmaking with audiences eager for visions from outside the multiplex. Seeking entries in the following categories: Narrative Feature (50 minutes or longer), Documentary Feature (50 minutes or longer), New Vision Feature (experimental film and video in which personal expression and aesthetic exploration are the primary concerns), Animated Feature (50 minutes or longer), Animated Short (under 50 minutes), Documentary Short (under 50 minutes), Narrative Short (under 50 minutes), New Vision Short (under 50 minutes; experimental film and video in which personal expression and aesthetic exploration are the primary concerns), Youth Works (produced by filmmakers age 18 and younger; include a photo ID indicating proof of age at time of production; under 50 minutes), Family Films (under 50 minutes; suitable for ages 7 and up), Television Documentary Long Form (over 50 minutes; financed and produced for broadcast; premiere telecast must have been on or after January 1, 2013), Television Documentary Short Form (under 50 minutes; financed and produced for broadcast; premiere telecast must have been on or after January 1, 2013), Television Narrative Long Form (over 50 minutes; financed and produced for broadcast; premiere telecast must have been on or after January 1, 2011), and Television Narrative Short Form (under 50 minutes; financed and produced for broadcast; premiere telecast must have been on or after January 1, 2013). FEE: $0-$225. San Francisco International Film Festival, San Francisco Film Society, 39 Mesa St., Ste. 110, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129, T: (415) 561-5014, FAX: (415) 440-1760, gga@sffs.org, http://www.sffs.org. Deadline: October 6, 2014 (early), November 3, 2014 (regular), December 1, 2014 (late for shorts), December 8, 2014 (late for features)


**Post Alley Film Festival** (February 2015, Seattle, WA) – Celebrating the female voice in film by showcasing female-centric and eccentric short films by both women and men. Open to established and emerging filmmakers, seeking Short Films (3-20 minutes) in any style or genre that are thought-provoking, challenging, entertaining, intriguing, wacky, and bold. See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. FEE: $10-$25. Women In Film Seattle, Post Alley Film Festival, Virginia Bogert, Curator, 1506 35th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122, T: (206) 324-9861, Virginia@laughingdogpictures.com,www.postalleyfilmfestival.com. Deadline: October 21, 2014 (regular), November 9, 2014 (late), December 1, 2014 (Absolute end)


Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival (May 2015, Los Angeles, CA) – Celebrating the achievements of Asian Pacific American and Asian international cinema artists. Seeking works produced by and/or about Asian Pacifics with themes involving, but not limited to, Asian Pacific American and/or Asian Pacific diasporic culture, history and experiences in the following categories: Narrative Feature Film (50 minutes or longer), Documentary Feature Film (50 minutes or longer), Narrative Feature Video (50 minutes or longer), Documentary Feature Video (50 minutes or longer), Narrative Short Film (40 minutes or shorter), Documentary Short Film (40 minutes or shorter), Digial and Transmedia Projects, and Youth Media (filmmakers age 20 and under).FEE: $20-$45. Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, 120 Judge John Aiso St., Basement Level, Los Angeles, CA 90012, T: (213) 680-4462 x68, FAX: (213) 687-4848, info@vconline.org, http://asianfilmfestla.org/2014. Deadline: October 18, 2014 (early), November 26, 2014 (final), January 2, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)


**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, wowfilmfestival@wiftnsw.org.au, www.wift.org/wow. Deadline: October 24, 2014 (regular), November 14, 2014 (late), November 21, 2014 (extended, via withoutabox.com)


**WAMM (Women and Minorities in Media Festival)** (April 2015, Towson, MD) – Seeking works created with a woman and/or minority in a key creative role (writer, producer, or director), or the subject matter needs to be about women and/or minorities. Seeking Short (20 minutes or under) films and videos in the following categories: Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Experimental, Audio Narrative, Audio Documentary (maximum 15 minutes), Music Production (maximum 10 minutes), and Music Video (maximum 10 minutes). FEE: $10-$60. WAMM, 8000 York Rd., MC 103, Towson University, Towson, MD 21252, T: (410) 704-4544,info@wammtu.com, http://wammtu.com. Deadline: October 31, 2014 (early), November 30, 2014 (regular), December 8, 2014 (late), December 15, 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,info@siff.net, http://www.siff.net. Deadline: October 6, 2014 (early), Novemer 3, 2014 (regular), January 5, 2015 (late), March 2, 2015 (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


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,martinifilm@yahoo.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,cinemonde@mistralartistmanagement.com, http://www.mistralartistmanagement.com.

**Women Action Media’s Boston Film Festival** (March 21st, 2015, Boston, MA) - 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 film must be directed and/or produced by a female-identified filmmaker. The story/topic of the film should feature women, or be about an issue of concern to women. 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. Visit http://womenactionmedia.org/2015-boston-film-festival/ to submit. NO FEE. Deadline: November 7, 2014


Onscreen
**Filmic Front** (New York, NY) - Casting "Pixie Dust," a fantasy drama short film. Synopsis: "When a little girl with dormant magical powers is forced to care for her mentally ill mother, getting her mother to take her medication becomes a matter of life and death." Table readings and shooting late-Fall 2014 in NYC. Pays: $100/shoot day, plus meals. Producers plan to apply for SAG-AFTRA contract. Seeking submissions from: NY; NJ; CT for characters “Faye,” an African American actress ages 10-14 and “Ms. Wilkinson,” an African American actress ages 30-40, both leads. To submit, http://www.backstage.com/casting/pixie-dust-46504/. Casting notice expires November 30, 2014


**Twilight Child Productions Corp** (Northern Oregon & California) - Seeking actress (lead, 19-45) for a TV half-hour series pilot that combines live action with hand-drawn animation, exploring different cultures and how they co-exist together. Synopsis: When a university student finds herself sharing her room with otherworldly animated characters in her apartment on the very first day of classes, her entire life as she knows it is thrown for a loop-de-loop. Shoots mid-2015 in California and northern Oregon. Pay is TBD. Will meet union standards. Transportation, lodging, and meals provided. Seeking submissions nationwide/worldwide. To submit, http://www.backstage.com/casting/live-action-and-animated-cable-pilot-47296/. Casting notice expires October 30, 2014


Offscreen
The Hoboken Boys Productions, LLC (New York, NY) - Must be available by October 10, 2014; shoots in NJ/NYC. Seeking second crew, including: wardrobe, script supervisor, production mgr., DP, camera, sound, makeup, continuity, etc., and producers with experience. Email production at Contact@thehobokenboysproductions.com (be sure to use a capital C). For more info, visit www.thehobokenboysproductions.com. Pays $150-300/day.


Tribeca Film Festival (New York, NY) - Seeking a Writer/Editor for the 2015 Festival, job dates February 1- April 26, 2015. The Writer/Editor is responsible for overseeing the content and overall quality of Tribeca Film Festival publications, including but not limited to the Festival Pocket Guide (64 pages) and the Filmmaker Industry & Press (FIP) Guide (200+ pages). Working closely with supervisor and the content and design departments, this position will establish production timelines covering all Festival copy needs, ensure the quality and accuracy all copy and graphic resources, and oversee the layout and design of Festival publications. In addition, the Writer/Editor will work with multiple Festival departments to ensure the quality, consistency, and accuracy of information across the Festival’s print, digital, online, and public relations platforms. Please submit your cover letter, resume and 3 writing samples (indicating publication and publication date, if applicable) to festjobs@tribecafilm.com. Please reference “Writer/Editor” in the subject line. Due to the high volume of responses, only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted. Upon interview, 3 references will be requested. See http://tribecafilm.com/festival/jobs for more info.


Funding
Soros Justice Media Fellowships – Supporting individuals with innovative projects that address criminal justice-related issues, particularly in relation to the needs of low-income communities; communities of color; immigrants; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities; and women and children. Fellowships are 1 year and support print and radio journalism, film and video post-production and dissemination, and book projects. Award includes a stipend of $50,000-$70,000, up to $4,000 for project-related expenses, $2,500 for health insurance, funds to attend fellowship-related gatherings, and access to ongoing technical assistance resources.. Projects should begin in Spring or Fall of 2013. For experienced filmmakers only. NOTE: Applications must be submitted online through website. Christina Voight, Soros Justice Fellowships, Open Society Foundations, 400 W. 59th St., New York, NY 10019, T: (212) 548-0600, sorosjusticefellowships@sorosny.org, http://www.soros.org/grants/soros-justice-fellowships. Receipt Deadline: October 22, 2014


Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC) Research and Development, Production and Completion Fund – PIC funds and distributes film, video, and new media and offers scholarships, training, and professional development, in order to support development of national public broadcast programming that enhances public recognition of and appreciation for Pacific Island history, culture, and society and to support development of indigenous Pacific Islanders as creators of broadcast and new media programming. Up to $15,000 for Research and Development, up to $50,000 for Production Proposals and up to $50,000 for Completion Proposals. Projects must be intended for national public TV broadcast. Criteria for all PIC funding include: Pacific Islanders hold key creative positions; projects adhere to PBS standards of objectivity and balance; producer must be U.S. citizen or legal resident. Producer need not be Pacific Islander, but PIC only funds authentic, well-told stories about the Pacific and what it means to be a Pacific Islander. See website for complete guidelines and application procedures. Pacific Islanders in Communications, 1221 Kapi’olani Blvd., Suite 6A-4, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96814-3513, Contact: Leanne Ferrer, Program Manager, T: (808) 591-0059 ext. 15, lferrer@piccom.org, www.piccom.org. Receipt Deadline: October 11, 2014, 5pm HST for Production and Completion; January 9, 2015 for Research and Development


Frameline Film and Video Completion Fund Provides grants of up to $5,000 to emerging and established lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender filmmakers. Projects must be about LGBT people and their communities; any film or video format of any length and genre is eligible. Applicant must have creative and financial control of project; students may apply as long as they maintain control. Projects must have 90% of production finished and be in the post-production phase or ready to begin post as soon as funding is in place. See website for complete guidelines and application. Frameline Completion Fund, 145 Ninth St., Ste. 300, San Francisco, CA 94103, T: (415) 703-8659, FAX: (415) 861-1404, info@frameline.org, http://www.frameline.org/filmmaker-support/frameline-completion-fund. Deadline: October 31, 2014


The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Fellowship for Creative and Performing Artists and Writers – Visiting fellowship for historical research by creative and performing artists, writers, filmmakers, playwrights, journalists, and others producing imaginative, non-formulaic works dealing with pre-20th century American history. Recipients receive 4-week period of uninterrupted research, reading, and collegial discussion at the AAS, a national research library and learned society of American history and culture, located in Worcester, MA; $1,350/$1,850 stipend (on campus/off campus housing). Period of residence may occur any time during 2014 calendar year. Applicants encouraged to rent rooms and prepare meals in AAS’s historic mansion across the street from the AAS library. See website for full application guidelines and procedures. James David Moran, Director of Outreach, Creative and Performing Artists and Writers Fellowship, American Antiquarian Society, 185 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA 01609-1634, T: (508) 471-2131, cmcrell@mwa.org, www.americanantiquarian.org/artistfellowship.htm.Receipt Deadline: October 5, 2014


Residencies
Ledig House International Writers Residency (March 21-June 6 and September 12-November 14, 2014, Omi, NY) – Residencies of one week to two months for published writers and translators of every type of literature from anywhere in the world. Residency provides meals and lodging; noted editors, agents and book scouts are invited to share dinner, give talks, and provide introductions. Submit a brief (2-page) statement about your work history, referencing publications, performances and writing credits (CV format accepted), a writing sample (50 pages maximum; indicate whether writing is published or unpublished), a one-page description of the work to be undertaken during the residency, and a cover letter. A separate letter of recommendation must also be submitted online. Some prizes and fellowships available. NOTE: Applications must be submitted online; see website for complete guidelines and application instructions. NO FEE. Writers OMI International Writers Residency at Ledig House, dwgibson@artomi.org, http://www.artomi.org/program.php?Writers-OMI-4. Receipt Deadline: October 20, 2014

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

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Submission opportunities for women in film/video.

New Names! New Categories! 
New Opportunities for Women in the Arts & Media!

#StageOpps
Submission Opportunities Newsletter for Women in Theatre

(previously known as Theatre Funding Newsletter)


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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, Offstage (Backstage), Funding, and Residences. #ScreenOpps will include Festivals, Onscreen, Offscreen (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.


September’s Special Opportunity
This month we’ll be working hard to find special opportunities for women in film and television. In the meantime, we’ve decided to feature one of our member organizations to show them our appreciation and to encourage our subscribers to get involved!

New York Women in Film & Television, or NYWIFT, has been supporting women filmmakers in New York for 35 years. A visit to their website, http://www.nywift.org/, is a true celebration of women in film and television. You can stream films, check out their upcoming events which range from free screenings to the swankiest of awards ceremonies, or read up on their spotlighted projects and artists. They are now accepting applications for their Mentor/Intern program, a program designed to connect those in the early stages of their career with seasoned professionals. The applications for those programs can be found at http://www.nywift.org/article.aspx?id=61. NYWIFT provides scholarships to women who are second year graduate students in film in universities throughout New York, including NYU, Columbia, City College and SVA. Their resources guide, http://www.nywift.org/resourceGuide.aspx is also an invaluable source of information for any women in the film and television industry. We believe that NYWIFT exemplifies the tenants of their mission, which states that they support “women calling the shots in film, television and digital media.” Visit their website today to get involved, attend an event, or find out if you qualify for membership. Thank you NYWIFT, for all that you do for women in the arts and media!



Festivals
**Brooklyn Girl Festival** (March 26-28, 2015, Brooklyn, NY) – Seeks to empower women and their unique and relevant interpretation of the world around them and strengthen the community of women filmmakers. $1.00 from each submission fee will go to the Reel GRRLS scholarship fund, a non-profit organization based in Seattle, WA that offers high school girls the opportunity to learn filmmaking and make their own movies. Submitted films must have a woman in the role of director, writer, producer, director of photography, or lead animator. Seeking entries in the following categories: Dramatic Feature (over 60 minutes), Comedy Feature (over 60 minutes), Documentary Feature (over 60 minutes), Dramatic Short (under 50 minutes), Comedy Short (under 50 minutes), Documentary Short (under 50 minutes), and Experimental or Animated Short (under 50 minutes; includes music videos). FEE: $20-$70. Brooklyn Girl Festival, 227 East 7th St., 7L, Brooklyn, NY 11218, brooklyngirlff@gmail.com, www.brooklyngirlfilmfest.com. Deadline: September 6, 2014 (early), November 22, 2014 (regular), December 12, 2014 (late), December 19, 2014 (extended, via withoutabox.com)


**The Athena Film Festival** (February 5-8, 2015, Barnard, NY) - Now in its fifth year, the Athena Film Festival — a celebration of women and leadership — is an engaging weekend of feature films, documentaries and shorts that highlight women’s leadership in real life and the fictional world. Also, in an attempt to remedy lack of gender parity in film, the Athena Film Festival has created the Athena List, an annual slate of between 3-5 screenplays with female leaders or strong female protagonists that have yet to be made into films. Screenplays can be written by any gender, but must focus on women’s leadership. For submission guidelines and to submit to the festival, or the special Athena’s List slate for unproduced screenplays, visit http://athenafilmfestival.com/submissions/. Deadline: September 15, 2014


**LUNAFEST** (Ongoing events nationwide, limited submission window) - Since 2000, LUNAFEST has showcased the work of more than 110 women filmmakers and raised nearly $1.75 million for women’s causes throughout North America. They seek unique stories in short film format created by, for and about women. If your film is chosen by the LUNAFEST Board of Advisors, you get a $2,500 award. If chosen it will also be screened by audiences at more than 190 venues throughout North America and serve as vehicle for raising awareness and funds for causes that women care about. $20 Fee, $15 Student Fee, made out to the Breast Cancer Fund. For questions, email lunafest@clifbar.com. To submit, visit http://www.lunafest.org/submit-a-film. Submissions open September 14, 2014 - April 1, 2015.


Seattle True Independent Film Festival (May 2-10, 2014, 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, contact@trueindependent.org, www.trueindependent.org. Deadline: September 1, 2014 (early), November 1, 2014 (regular), December 1, 2014 (late), January 3, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)


Film Independent Directors Lab (TBD, Los Angeles, CA) - Designed to help directors who are prepping their feature films, the Directors Lab is an intensive eight-week program running in Los Angeles in February and March. The primary focus of the Lab is on learning to work with actors and the rehearsal process. Under the guidance of the lab instructor, Directors Lab Fellows select short scenes from their scripts to workshop. Additionally, Fellows go through a mini-production, learning how to break down a script into a shot list, collaborate with cinematographers, and construct a scene in the editing process. Film Independent provides the Lab participants with camera and sound packages to shoot their scenes. All scenes will be shot on digital video and critiqued by the Lab Instructor as well as the other Lab participants. A maximum of eight projects are selected. Submit complete feature-length screenplay, logline and synopsis, bios of key cast and crew, project status and history, cover letter explaining your interest in the lab, and prior work sample. See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. FEE: $65 ($45 for Film Independent members). Contact: Angela Lee, Development Manager, T: (310) 432-1262, alee@filmindependent.org, http://www.filmindependent.org/labs-and-programs/directors-lab/. Deadline: October 6, 2014


**Women’s International Film & Arts Festival** (March 5-9, 2014, 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, info@womensfilmfest.com, http://www.womensfilmfest.com/callforfilms2/. Deadline: September 15, 2014 (regular), October 15, 2014 (late).


Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (April 3-6, 2014, Durham, NC) – Intimate festival atmosphere that aims to foster community and conversation between filmmakers, film professionals and the public. Seeking Feature (41-180 minutes) and Short (1-40 minutes) Documentaries on any topic. FEE: $40-$60. Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, 324 Blackwell St., Ste. 500, Washington Building, Bay 5, Durham, NC 27701, T: (919) 687-4100, FAX: (919) 687-4200, info@fullframefest.org, http://www.fullframefest.org/festival/submit-2/. Deadline: October 15, 2014 (regular), December 15, 2014 (late)


New York Indian Film Festival (May 5-10, 2014, New York, NY) -  Celebrating alternative, independent cinema from the global South Asian community. Seeking works by veteran as well as emerging South Asian filmmakers in the following categories: Feature (over 40 minutes), Short (under 40 minutes), Documentary (over 40 minutes), and Short Documentary (under 40 minutes). FEE: $20-$75. Indo-American Arts Council, 517 East 87th St., Ste. 1B, New York, NY 10128, T: (212) 594-3685, nyindianfilmfest@gmail.com, http://www.iaac.us. Deadline: October 1, 2014 (early), December 1, 2014 (regular), February 1, 2015 (late)


**San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival** (March 29, 2014, San Francisco, CA) – Seeking short films (20 minutes maximum) in the following categories: Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Hybrid, Experimental, Music Video. FEE: $30-$70.  San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival, 2721 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705, sfwomensfilmfestival@gmail.com, www.sfiwff.com. “Like” them on Facebook as well for updates. Deadline: October 15, 2014 (regular), December 15, 2014 (late), January 31, 2015 (extended, via withoutabox.com)


Crossroads Film Festival (April 3-6, 2014, 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, info@crossroadsfilmfestival.com, www.crossroadsfilmfestival.com/. Deadline: September 30, 2014 (early), October 31, 2014 (regular), November 15, 2014 (late), November 30, 2014 (extended, via withoutabox.com)

**Women Action Media’s Boston Film Festival** (March 21st, 2015, Boston, MA) - 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 film must be directed and/or produced by a female-identified filmmaker. The story/topic of the film should feature women, or be about an issue of concern to women. 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. Visit http://womenactionmedia.org/2015-boston-film-festival/ to submit. NO FEE. Deadline: November 7, 2014


On screen


Lifetime Unscripted Development Pipeline - Lifetime and the NYTVF have teamed for the third annual Lifetime Unscripted Development Pipeline to challenge YOU to find exceptional, interesting, and entertaining women and worlds that are perfect for TV. If you have an eye for talent and a passion for TV, then submit your 2-4 minute casting/teaser tape for the chance at $10k and the opportunity to produce your show with Lifetime. Awards: * 15 semi-finalists will be reviewed by the network and invited to participate in the 2014 NYTVF in October. * 5 finalists receiving development funding to produce additional tape.
* One winner will receive $10,000 and an opportunity to work with Lifetime Programming to produce a pilot presentation of their winning submission. What we're looking for: Concepts with heart, humor, and edge. Heroines who are smart, sassy, loud and boundary-pushing. For more notes visit: http://nytvf.com/2014_lifetime_pipeline.html. What to submit: Casting tape (between 2-4 minutes in length) that highlights unique characters and stories set in a surprising space. This competition is free to enter. DEADLINE: Monday, September 22, 2014


On set


Various Crew Positions (NYC; Currently seeking; NO PAY, but internship credit for school, production credit and food provided) - Groundbreaking Sketch Comedy Web Series in NEED of Crew! Indie Producer looking for ambitious, creative crew to come aboard for a quirky LOL comedic web series. We are a small crew of comedy writers with funny content and a hilarious cast. Now we are need a crew that can bring a comedic filmic flair to the web series! CREW POSITIONS NEEDED: Director, 1st AD, DP with gear (preference to DSLRs and BlackMagic Cameras, Editor (if you have photoshop and After Effects experience that's a BONUS), Gaffer w/lights, Art Director, SoundMixer, Editor, Production Assistants and Volunteers. If you are a DP/Gaffer please note projects you shot and or lit. If you are a DP/Editor please note projects you shot and or edited. If you are applying for Director or 1st AD we are extremely interested in those individuals who have experience in both film narrative and worked in live theatre. Email khemall@leeepingfrogproductions.com or visit http://leeepingfrogproductions.com/contact/.


Funding


Heinz Endowments’ Small Arts Initiative – Opportunity for nonprofit professional arts organizations in southwestern Pennsylvania with annual budgets under $250,000. Initiative provides support grants of up to $20,000 ($8,000 average grant) and will fund a variety of performances, exhibitions, and screenings, both those that are part of an ongoing series and new projects. To be eligible, applicant must be either a pre-existing arts organization or a consortium comprised of artists or of artists, arts administrators, and advisors. Justin Laing, Program Officer, The Heinz Endowments, 625 Liberty Ave., 30th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3115, T: (412) 338-2651, jlaing@heinz.org, www.heinz.org/programs_cms.aspx?SectionID=1&ParentID=42. Receipt Deadline: September 2, 2014


Sundance Institute / Alfred P. Sloan Commissioning Grant – Cash award of up to $20,000 for a science or technology related project at an early stage (full treatment or early screenplay draft). Grants includes a small stipend (up to $5,000) for a science advisor to provide consultation and feedback, creative support from a group of advisors, the possibility of a fellowship to a Screenwriters Lab, and support from the Feature Film Program staff. In addition to a commissioning grant, a Fellowship Grant of $10,000, along with the $5,000 science advisor stipend, will also be awarded. Projects must be narrative features that have science or technology as a major theme or scientists as major characters (science fiction projects that stray too far from a base of scientific reality will not be considered). Projects must be in English. Projects currently in development within the studio system are not eligible. Filmmakers at all stages of their careers are encouraged to apply. See website for complete guidelines and application forms. FEE: $40 Attn: Anne Lai, Sundance/Sloan Commissioning Grant, Sundance Institute, 8530 Wilshire Blvd, 3rd Floor, Beverly Hills, California 90211,sloangrants@sundance.org, http://www.sundance.org/sloan/. Deadline: September 10, 2014


Southern Exposure’s Alternative Exposure – Seeks to fuel the energy of the San Francisco Bay Area visual arts community by providing direct support to projects that contribute to their communities and provide frameworks of support for artists to create and continue their work. Grants of up to $3,500 to support the work of unincorporated groups of artists or individual artists, burgeoning art venues and gathering spaces, publications, collectives, and events, to promote the making and presenting of work in a committed but informal way. Projects can include an exhibition or exhibition series, a public art project, a one-time event or performance, the ongoing work of a venue or collective, the publication of writing directly related to the visual arts, an online project or publication, an artist residency, a series of screenings, and more. The resulting project should be accessible and presented to the public. They encourage projects that present the work of more than one artist; if applying as a group, it can be long-standing or created specifically for this project. New, risk-taking forms and practices are encouraged. Lead applicant must live in San Francisco or Alameda counties. See website for complete guidelines and application forms. NOTE: 501(c)(3) organizations are NOT eligible. No electronic submissions. Alternative Exposure, Southern Exposure, 3030 20th St., San Francisco, CA 94110, Contact: Jeanne Gerrity, T: (415) 863-2141, assocdirector@soex.org, alternativeexposure@soex.org, http://soex.org/alternativeexposure/index.php/apply/, www.soex.org. Receipt Deadline: September 18, 2014


Guggenheim Fellowships NO FEE
For advanced professionals in all fields, including the creative arts (in the field of performing arts, artists must perform their own original material to be eligible), to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions. Grants are to individuals only (but are not available to students) and have been averaging $43,200 for U.S./Canadian fellowships – amounts are adjusted to the needs of the fellows, considering their resources and the purpose and scope of their plans. Appointments ordinarily made for one year and always for at least six consecutive months. John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 90 Park Ave., New York, NY 10016, fellowships@jsgmf.org; http://www.gf.org. Deadline: September 19, 2014


California Council for the Humanities California Documentary Project  - Supports film, radio, and new media projects that document the California experience and explore issues of significance to Californians. Three types of grants available:
Production – Up to $50,000 (film and radio) or $20,000 (new media) to strengthen the humanities content and approach of documentary media productions and help propel projects toward completion. Projects must be in the production stage, have a work-in-progress to submit, and actively involve at least two humanities advisors to help frame and contextualize subject matter at a point early enough to make meaningful contributions to the production.
Research and Development – Up to $10,000 to strengthen the humanities content and approach of documentary media productions in their earliest stages. Projects must actively involve at least three humanities advisors to help frame and contextualize subject matter throughout the research and development phase.
Public Engagement – Up to $10,000, which must be matched by at least a 1:1 amount of cash or in-kind contributions from non-federal sources to support the dissemination and public engagement activities of previously-supported CDP film, radio and new media projects.
See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. California Documentary Project Grants, California Council for the Humanities, 312 Sutter St., Ste. 601, San Francisco, CA 94108, Contact: John Lightfoot, Program Officer, T: (415) 391-1474 x314, jlightfoot@calhum.org, http://www.calhum.org/grants/california-documentary-project-grant. Receipt Deadline: October 1, 2014, 5pm (Research and Development and Production), TBD (Public Engagement)


Tournées Festival Grants to Bring Contemporary French Cinema to U.S. College Campuses – FACE (French American Cultural Exchange), a non-profit dedicated to supporting contemporary creative work in the context of French-American cultural and educational exchange, is accepting applications for colleges to show French films as part of a festival. Screenings must take place within a one-month period, and should consist of a minimum of 5 films. Films may be presented as part of a larger festival of French or International cinema. Schools that show films in 35mm will receive a grant of $2,300, and those that show films on video will receive $1,800. Grants are paid retroactively upon receipt of post-screening documents and materials. Applicants must be affiliated with an American college or university with non-profit status, and must choose at least five films from the FACE website and plan a tentative schedule for screenings. Application must be completed online. See website for complete guidelines and list of films. FACE, tourneesfestival@facecouncil.org, http://www.facecouncil.org/tournees/eligibility.html. Deadline: October 1, 2014


The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Fellowship for Creative and Performing Artists and Writers – Visiting fellowship for historical research by creative and performing artists, writers, filmmakers, playwrights, journalists, and others producing imaginative, non-formulaic works dealing with pre-20th century American history. Recipients receive 4-week period of uninterrupted research, reading, and collegial discussion at the AAS, a national research library and learned society of American history and culture, located in Worcester, MA; $1,350/$1,850 stipend (on campus/off campus housing). Period of residence may occur any time during 2014 calendar year. Applicants encouraged to rent rooms and prepare meals in AAS’s historic mansion across the street from the AAS library. See website for full application guidelines and procedures. James David Moran, Director of Outreach, Creative and Performing Artists and Writers Fellowship, American Antiquarian Society, 185 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA 01609-1634, T: (508) 471-2131, cmcrell@mwa.org, www.americanantiquarian.org/artistfellowship.htm.Receipt Deadline: October 5, 2014


National Humanities Center Residential Fellowships – Private, nonprofit, North Carolina-based center will provide 40 residential fellowships of up to $60,000 plus travel (including for dependents) for advanced study in the humanities from September 2013-May 2014. Scholars of any age and from any nation encouraged, but must hold doctorate or equivalent and have record of publication. In addition to scholars from all fields of humanities, the NHC accepts individuals, including from the arts, who are engaged in humanistic projects. Most of the fellowships are unrestricted, but several are designated for particular areas of research, such as environmental studies and history; English literature; art history; French history, literature, or culture; Asian Studies; and theology. Fellowship Program, National Humanities Center, 7 Alexander Drive, PO Box 12256, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2256, T: (919) 549-0661, nhc@nationalhumanitiescenter.org, www.nhc.rtp.nc.us/fellowships/appltoc.htm. Deadline: October 15, 2014


Residencies


The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences (February-April, 2014, Rabun Gap, GA) – Residencies of an average of 2 weeks – 2 months for artists in all disciplines. Housing, studio, and 4 meals a week provided. Artist responsible for residency fee ($200/week), refundable cleaning deposit ($50), additional food, travel, and materials. Fellowships are available. Application available online. FEE: $30. The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences, PO Box 339, Rabun Gap, GA 30568, T: (706) 746-5718, FAX: (706) 746-9933,residents@hambidge.org, www.hambidge.org. Deadline: September 15, 2014


American Academy in Berlin Fellowships (2014-2015 Academic Year, Berlin, Germany) – Fellowships for emerging and established scholars, writers, and professionals who wish to engage in independent study in Berlin. Fellowships are usually awarded for an academic semester, occasionally for an academic year. Fellowship includes round-trip airfare, accommodations, partial board, and a stipend of $5,000 per month. Candidates must have completed a doctorate or equivalent professional degree at time of application and must be permanently based in the U.S. See website for application and guidelines. NO FEE. The American Academy in Berlin, Attn: Fellows Selection, , Am Sandwerder 17-19, 14109 Berlin, Germany, T: +49 30 80483, applications@americanacademy.de, www.americanacademy.de/home/fellows/applications/. Receipt Deadline: September 29, 2014, 6pm


Ucross Foundation Residency Program (February-June, 2014, Ucross, WY) – Residencies of 2-8 weeks for visual artists, writers and composers. Residency provides housing, studio space, and all meals. Artists responsible for travel and materials. FEE: $40. Ucross Foundation Residency Program, 30 Big Red Lane, Clearmont, WY 82835, T: (307) 737-2291, FAX: (307) 737-2322, info@ucross.org, www.ucrossfoundation.org. Deadline: October 1, 2014


New York Mills Arts Retreat (January-June, 2014, New York Mills, MN) – Residencies of 2 to 6 weeks in rural Minnesota for artists working in all performance and visual media. Residency provides housing; artist responsible for meals and transportation. NO FEE. New York Mills Arts Retreat, PO Box 246, New York Mills, MN 56567, T: (218) 385-3339, nymills@kulcher.org, http://kulcher.org/arts-retreat-application/. Deadline: October 1, 2014


The Millay Colony for the Arts (April-November, 2014, Austerlitz, NY) – Residencies of an average of 1 month for visual artists, composers, and writers (including playwrights and screenwriters). Residency provides housing, food, and studio. Artist responsible for travel and materials. Application available online. FEE: $35. Calliope Nicholas, Residency Director, Millay Colony for the Arts, 454 East Hill Rd., PO Box 3, Austerlitz, NY 12017, T: (518) 392-3103, FAX: (518) 392-4144, apply@millaycolony.org, www.millaycolony.org. Deadline: October 1, 2014

Vermont Studio Center (year-round, Johnson, VT) – 2-12 week residencies for writers (including screenwriters and playwrights) and visual artists (excluding filmmakers). Organization provides housing, meals, and studios. Resident responsible for residency fee ($3,500 per month) and travel. Full and partial fellowships, as well as work-exchange fellowships, are available to offset residency costs; some fellowships include travel reimbursement and materials stipend. See website for application and information about fellowships. FEE: $25. Vermont Studio Center, PO Box 613, Johnson, VT 05656, T: (802) 635-2727, FAX: (802) 635-2730, info@vermontstudiocenter.org, www.vermontstudiocenter.org.Receipt Deadline: October 1, 2014


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