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Submission Opportunities for Women in Theatre

(previously known as Theatre Funding Newsletter)

 

##Opportunities for selected populations.

**Opportunities for women only.

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Script Submissions
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Special Opportunity


The Ingenious Grant for Playwriting

Increasing Quality Roles for Young Women Town Hall Theater is offering a $1,000 prize for a new play with several interesting roles for young women. We want to give young actresses the opportunity to be the heroines or villainesses of a variety of stories. The winning play will receive a staged reading at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury, Vermont with the possibility of a full production in the Fall of 2018. To be considered, plays must have a young female protagonist and female characters (ages 18 and under) with speaking roles that go beyond the stereotypical girlfriend, daughter or nerdy best friend roles. Older roles and roles for men are welcome, but the story should have a young female protagonist and female supporting characters. Please note that an abundance of female characters does not necessarily guarantee a female protagonist. For our purposes, the main character should be female and it should be her journey we follow.

Plays can be any genre, but it must be family-friendly or at least rated PG. We’d like to see lady pirates, evildoers, explorers, nerds, adventurers, poets, robots, preachers, goofballs, creatures, etc. a wide array of roles for young women. We will also not turn away a well-made play set in a school.  Musicals will be considered. We are not accepting adaptations or translations at this time. Nuts and Bolts: Plays should have at least a 50 minute run-time.  Submissions may not have had a previous production. Previous staged readings are fine. One submission per playwright, please. International playwrights may apply, but we ask that the script be in English.

Submissions are due June 1, 2018. The winning playwright will be notified September 1, 2018.  Email scripts as a PDF traditional play script formatting and numbered pages. We’d like the first 3 pages to be the following: 1. Contact page with your name, email, address and phone 2. A separate title page 3. A brief synopsis/ character description page. Submissions will be read “blind”; therefore, we ask that identifying information be kept off every page except the first (see above).

Please email scripts to office@townhalltheater.org or mail to The Ingenious Grant P.O. Box 128 Middlebury, VT 05753 Playwrights are invited to be a part of the reading or production process. The extent of the playwright’s involvement will be determined by future funding and availability/ interest on the part of the individual playwright.  

Questions? Contact producer Haley Rice at office@townhalltheater.org

The submission deadline has been extended to July 1st for #StageOpps subscribers! Don't forget to email specialoppscode@gmail.com to get the special code for this month's Special Opportunity!

Project Submissions 


Austin Film Festival Playwriting Competition
At Austin Film Festival, our mission is to champion all writers across mediums. Our Playwriting Competition (open to full-length plays) is back for its second year to give playwrights a chance to explore our film and television conference. It will also allow film professionals to discover storytellers who have mastered the art and craft of stage drama.

  • When/Where: 2018 in Austin, TX
  • Deadline: May 15, 2018
  • Application Fee: $25
  • Eligibility: All plays submitted must be in English. The play must not have been optioned, sold, had a professional production, or be scheduled to have a professional production prior to October 27, 2018. A “professional production” is defined as a staged production where the playwrights involved were or will be compensated for their intellectual property or work. Applicants must notify Austin Film Festival (“AFF” or the “Festival”) of any changes in status following submission. Applicants may submit more than one play. All submissions must be accompanied by the appropriate submission fee PER ENTRY and if submitting by mail, a completed entry form including authors’ original signatures. Please do not send a photocopy of your signature. Make checks or money orders payable to “Austin Film Festival.” Only US money orders will be accepted. AFF reserves the right in its sole discretion to reject or disqualify any ineligible entries, without a refund. Full-length plays, original or adapted, will be accepted. One-act plays, musicals, and screenplays will not be considered. Only complete applications will be accepted.
  • Categories: New Plays
  • Address: 1801 Salina St., Austin, TX 78702
  • Contact: matt@austinfilmfestival.com
  • Submission Information

 

North Park Playwright Festival
Our goal in building the North Park Vaudeville and Candy Shoppe was to provide a small theater to produce new, untested plays.  In support of this goal we have produced the North Park Playwright Festival each October.  The festival provides a platform for brand new, short (ten minute), plays written by playwrights from around the world.  Over the past twelve years more than 440 new plays have been produced.  We encourage new directors and actors to become involved in theater through the festival as well.  Through the North Park Playwright Festival over ninety playwrights, directors, and actors each year are able to showcase their talents.

  • When/Where: October 2018 in San Diego, CA
  • Deadline: June 30, 2018
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: 1. Short new plays (no more than 12 pages, less is fine) that are easily staged and have casts with no more than four people. Our theater is very small and we normally use a minimal set concept in this festival. We have to be able to change sets in just a few minutes as we do six to seven plays each evening of the festival. We don't have space for large casts. 2. We request new work. A play that has had workshops or one or two previous productions is OK, but we are not interested in work that has been produced in numerous other places. Our goal in building the theater was to have a place to produce brand new work and let playwrights have a chance to see their work done for the first time. 3. We seek complete plays rather than excerpts from a larger work. 4. Work will be chosen by the directors we have in the festival. It is not a "contest" and we are not really judging plays in the formal sense. The directors choose the plays we will produce, within the production budget guidelines we give them. 5. Most subject matter is OK. We don't do nudity or off color humor. 6. We ask that all submissions be sent to us via snail mail at the theater. Address is: North Park Vaudeville and Candy Shoppe, 2031 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104, Attn Summer Golden, Artistic Director. We have too much trouble with differing email, word processing, and computer platform issues to take them via email. Additionally, our selection process requires the directors read the plays submitted and the cost of printing all the plays we receive each year is prohibitive. Please insure submissions have a title page with complete contact information (including email), a character summary, and are in proper script form. There is no charge to enter. 7. Submissions must be postmarked by June 30, 2018. Please do not send plays by any method that requires a signature from us. We are not often at the theater when delivery occurs. We will email notice of receipt to all playwrights submitting plays. 8. Send only one script. Multiple submissions do not increase chances of production.
  • Categories: New Short Plays
  • Address: North Park Vaudeville and Candy Shoppe, 2031 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104, Attn. Summer Golden, Artistic Director
  • Contact: 6193689426
  • Submission Information

 

8x10 TheatreFest
The "final eight" plays for the 2018 8x10 TheatreFest will be performed on the Weathervane stage from July 19 to 22, 2018. Audiences will vote to select the first-, second- and third-place winners of the festival. Audience members will also have the opportunity to help select the 2019 festival's inspirational prop! The Sunday matinee will be followed by a reception and the announcement of the winners.

  • When/Where: July 19-22, 2018 in Akron, OH
  • Deadline: May 4, 2018 
  • Application Fee: $10
  • Eligibility: Each play must include the 2018 prop, a sock monkey. Maximum running time is 10 minutes. Less is fine. Cast maximum is three. Any combo, gender-wise. No characters under the age of sixteen. No one-person plays, no musicals, or children’s plays. Playwrights must be at least 18 years old. Submitted plays must be un-produced anywhere and un-performed outside of readings, workshops, and festivals. Submitted plays may have been entered in other contests. You must be the sole creator(s) of the play and entitled to confer performance rights.
    If chosen as a finalist, you grant performance rights, royalty-free, to Weathervane Playhouse for four performances during the 2018 8x10 TheatreFest.
    The play remains the sole property of the playwright(s)
  • Categories:  New Plays
  • Address: 1301 Weathervane Lane
    Akron, Ohio 44313-5186
  • Contact: sdavis@weathervaneplayhouse.com
  • Submission Information

 

 

Script Submissions


Synergy Theatre Project
Synergy are looking for new plays written by prisoners and ex-prisoners. There are no restrictions on the basis of the content of these plays. You can submit your play by email or by post. It is useful if you are also able to enclose a covering letter telling us a little about yourself and the play.

 

6th Annual New Works Playwriting Competition
The NewWorks@TheWorks Playwriting Competition provides an outlet for playwrights to showcase their work and have a chance to see their play produced on a professional level. A panel of local directors, actors, and designers will review all submitted scripts and select six to receive staged readings.

  • Deadline: May 30, 2018
  • Application Fee: $10-$15
  • Eligibility: The submission must be written in the English Language. The submission must be an original, full-length play or musical that is unpublished.  The play may be a One-Act as long as it reads longer than an hour. The submission must begin with a title page that includes the work’s name and the playwright’s name, address, telephone number, and email. Also, include a character list and scene breakdown if applicable. NOTE* If submitting a musical please, include a score and demo.  You may submit score and demo via email.  Submissions that have been previously produced or published will not be accepted. A play that is scheduled for a professional production at the time of submission will also not be accepted. The manuscript must be easy to read. It must be typed in no less that 12-point type and page numbered. The cast for the play or musical must be limited to no more than 10. The script may have more than one author. Also, the playwright(s) may include a brief biography, but it is not necessary. Each playwright is limited to one submission per year. There will be no revisions accepted once a script has been submitted. Revised plays that have been previously submitted to the competition may be submitted again. There will be no written or oral critique given on scripts submitted. We will notify the playwrights whose plays have been selected for readings. The six plays selected for readings will be announced on our website. Please send the manuscript to Playhouse on the Square, New Works Competition, 66 S. Cooper St., Memphis, TN 38104. In order to qualify for the 2018 – 2019 competition, the script must be submitted no earlier than January 1, 2018 and must be post marked no later than May 30, 2018. Please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard for receipt of the manuscript to be acknowledged. Also include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for the play to be returned, should it not be selected for the competition. Any play without a self-addressed, stamped envelope will be recycled if not selected for the competition. Do not send the only copy of a manuscript. All scripts will be handled with care, but Playhouse on the Square will not be responsible for any loss or damage to your manuscript. The fee is $10 for Dramatists Guild Members and $15 for non-members.  Checks should be payable to Playhouse on the Square and should be included with the submission. 
  • Categories: New Plays 
  • Contact: jordan@playhouseonthesquare.org
  • Submission Information

 

Panglossian Productions
What are you working on?  What are you excited about?  What would you like to discuss and develop with a creative team?  Bring it on. Panglossian is seeking new full-length plays for our new global/local developmental reading series, Plays in Progress. We work with writers across the globe to develop work locally here in Williamsburg. Selected playwrights will discuss their goals for the script with our staff, attend one or two discussion/rehearsals, and participate in a public reading, which will be streamed online. Writers who are not local may participate virtually over Skype.

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Playwrights at different stages in their careers who share our sense of daring and passion, and a desire to develop their work in a collaborative, supportive setting. Plays that show muscular language and strong theatricality and that say something universal in a unique way. While we are open to any genre, we would love to receive more comedic full-lengths and smart plays for young audiences.
  • Categories: New Plays
  • Contact: literary@panglossian.org
  • Submission Information

 

Keegan Theatre's Boiler Room Series - Search for New Plays & Musicals
Keegan Theatre, a professional, non-equity theatre in Washington, DC, is accepting submissions for development during its 2017-2018 Season AND possible inclusion as a full, world premiere production in a future mainstage season. Six pieces will be selected for inclusion in a festival sampling of new works in development at Keegan Theatre. Five pieces will be selected for a workshop process that culminates with a public staged reading. 

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: All submissions must be full length plays or musicals aligned with the theatre's mission of taking audiences to the vital heart of theatre: extraordinary artists in an intimate setting exploring the human condition. Submitted work should not have had any significant development or a full production at another theatre. We're looking for truly NEW works here.
  • Categories: Full length plays and musicals
  • Contact: jsticklin@keegantheatre.com    
  • Submission Information

 

Urban Stages Emerging Playwright Award
Our $500 Emerging Playwright Award (coupled with press coverage) is given to playwrights who show excellence and dedication throughout this process – from development to the stage. Out of hundreds of submissions a year, we select 15-20 plays for readings. From these, we select 1-3 plays annually to go on to our workshopping phase. Our workshops are meant to prepare a play for our Off-Broadway stage. From our workshops, we select 1-2 plays for full productions, complete with a playwright’s contract and compensation (separate from the award).                                      

  • Deadline: Submissions are ongoing.
  • Application Fee: None
  • Eligibility: Plays may have been developed or produced elsewhere, but never produced in New York City. Plays from overseas and throughout the US are accepted and considered, but special attention will be given to playwrights who live in or near New York.
  • Categories: Full Length Plays
  • Contact: (212) 421-1380
  • Submission Information

 

Onstage 


Yale Repertory Theatre and Long Wharf Theatre 2018-2019 Seasons

  • Casting Equity actors and actor-singers for the Yale Repertory Theatre and Long Wharf Theatre 2018-2019 Seasons. Yale Repertory Theatre Season includes “Paradise Blue” (Dominique Morisseau, playwright; Awoye Timpo, dir. Rehearsals begin oct. 23; runs Nov. 21-Dec. 16), “Miller, Mississippi” (Boo Killebrew, playwright; Lee Sunday Evans, dir. Rehearsals begin Dec. 4; runs Jan. 9-Feb. 3, 2019), “Tiny Beautiful Things” (Nia Vardalos, playwright; Cheryl Strayed, adapted from the book by; Ken Rus Schmoll, dir. Rehearsals begin Jan. 15, 2019; runs Feb. 13-Mar. 10, 2019), “An Iliad” (Lisa Peterson & Denis O’Hare, playwrights. Rehearsals begin Feb. 19, 2019; runs Mar. 20-Apr. 14, 2019), and “A Doll’s House, Part 2” (Lucas Hnath, playwright. Rehearsals begin Apr. 2, 2019; runs May 1-26, 2019). Long Wharf Theatre Season includes “El Huracan” (World Premiere. Charise Castro Smith, playwright; Laurie Woolery, dir. Presented in Collaboration with The Sol Project. Rehearsals begin Aug. 20; runs Sept. 28-Oct. 20), “The Prisoner” (U.S. Premiere. Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne, text-stage dir.; Commissioned by C.I.C.T. - Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord; Co-commissioned by National Theatre, London; The Grotowski Institute; Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen; Yale Repertory Theatre; Theatre for a New Audience, New York. Runs Nov. 2-17), “Twelfth Night” (William Shakespeare, playwright; Carl Cofield, dir.; Rehearsals begin Feb. 4, 2019; runs Mar. 15-Apr. 6, 2019), and “Cadillac Crew” (World Premiere. Tori Sampson, playwright; Jesse Rasmussen, dir. Rehearsals begin Mar. 18, 2019; runs Apr. 26-May 18, 2019).
  • Auditions: May 2018
  • Production Dates: Seasons run in New Haven, CT
  • Pay: Pays $873 + $696/wk. Long Wharf: Equity LORT C + D Agreements. Pays $676-$1,300/wk. Yale Repertory: Equity LORT D Non-Rep/LORT C Non-Rep.
  • Audition Information

 

'God Sees B-yond the Surface'

  • Casting leading and supporting roles for the upcoming stage play "God Sees B-yond the Surface." Producer states "'God Sees B-yond the Surface' is a heart stirring play that's riveting and refreshing. The play reminds us of how much God loves us and sees beyond the masquerade. Through a families bitter brokenness, filled with deception that causes unimaginable pain and anguish, a praying and God-fearing mother, grandmother is determined not to allow her family to become another statistic. Regardless of where or who you are, this play reminds us that God sees the root of your brokenness and is willing to make you whole again. Although your life has been shattered into pieces, the Potter wants to put you Back together again. Regardless of the smiles worn and the perception given, this play reminds us that there is someone who truly knows and sees beyond the surface."
  • Auditions: May 3, 2018
  • Production Dates: Table read will be held May 14 in NJ; rehearsals begin May 21 and will be held Mon. & Thurs. nights from 7-9:30 p.m. at New Ark Cathedral, 27 Lincoln Park, Newark NJ; performs Aug. 11 in NJ. Note: All dates are subject to change pending casting. Review all dates and make sure you are available before submitting.
  • Pay: No travel reimbursement or per diems and no rehearsal pay. Compensation/honorarium will be discussed only at time of offer. "Serious & Kingdom minded individuals are required."
  • Audition Information

 

For more Onstage opportunities, visit Backstage.com; ActorsAccess.com; and Playbill.com.

 

Backstage


Stagehand
Looking for experience stagehands to assist the set up and strike of an event in the LAX area.

 

Sound Engineer
The Heritage Theatre Festival is accepting applications in the following departments for its 2018 Summer Season. 

  • Position Type: Part-Time
  • Eligibility: Requires experience mixing live shows with high channel count
  • Application Information

 

Props Artisan
Shakespeare and Company, located in Western Massachusetts, is looking for a Props Artisan to join our props shop staff. Our season features 8 shows on four different stages. Shakespeare and Company’s season features 8 shows on four different stages. 

  • Position Type: Contract
  • Eligibility: Ideal applicants will have knowledge of shop tools, paints, sewing, crafts and preferably some carpentry experience. All candidates should be able to lift up to 50 lbs, be comfortable working at heights, and ideally have a valid driver’s license. 
  • Application Information

 

Wardrobe Supervisor
Seeking wardrobe supervisor for Off-Broadway production of a new play called "Imperfect Love" at the Connelly Theater. 2-act show with one intermission. Cast of five actors. Costume designer is Gianni Quaranta.

 

Audio/ Video Engineer
Indiana Repertory Theatre is currently accepting resumes for an Audio/Video Engineer. This is seasonal position with benefits, contract runs approximately late August through May. Indiana Rep is a mid-sized LORT (C and D stages) theatre, producing a wide variety of existing and new work for adults and children (currently 9 productions) located in downtown Indianapolis.

  • Position Type: Contract
  • Eligibility: Duties include operating sound and/or video for shows, dance concerts, and one-off events; assisting the Senior Engineer and the Resident Sound Designer; attending rehearsals and meetings as needed; maintenance, repair and upkeep of audio and video equipment. Skills required: Current working knowledge of large format sound systems, experience in professional theatre, multi-projector video systems, headset and 70v distributed systems, playback and editing software for audio and video, I.P. based A/V distribution, and Apple networking, proficiency with live mixing, recording and reinforcement. At the IRT, we believe that diverse ideas, backgrounds, cultures, and traditions enrich the quality of work we present on the stage. We are committed to all forms of diversity in all areas of our work. Please send letter and resume to irtsound@gmail.com and include the words “Audio/Video Engineer Search” in the subject line.
  • Application Information

 

Funding Opportunities 


The Relentless Award
The Relentless Award, established in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffmanand his pursuit of truth in the theater, is the largest annual cash prize in American theater awarded to a playwright in recognition of a new play.

  • Deadline: May 14, 2018
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Play must be unproduced. Authors must have either United States citizenship, possess a green card, or currently reside in the United States and have lived here for at least four years. Plays with a producer, producing organization, or theater attached for future production are not eligible. One-act plays, musicals and plays for children are not eligible. The author must be at least 21 years old.
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: N/A 
  • Application Information

 

The Ingenious Grant for Plawriting
Town Hall Theater is offering a $1,000 prize for a new play with several interesting roles for young women. We want to give young actresses the opportunity to be the heroines or villainesses of a variety of stories. The winning play will receive a staged reading at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury, Vermont with the possibility of a full production in the Fall of 2018.

  • Deadline: June 1, 2018
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Plays should have at least a 50 minute run-time. Submissions may not have had a previous production. Previous staged readings are fine. One submission per playwright, please. International playwrights may apply, but we ask that the script be in English. 
  • Address: The Ingenious Grant
    P.O. Box 128
    Middlebury, VT 05753
  • Contact: office@townhalltheater.org  
  • Application Information

 

Annenberg Foundation
The Annenberg Foundation does most of their funding in the arts, culture, and humanities to organizations in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernadino, and Ventura. The Annenberg Foundation's arts and humanities grants are available to agencies that serve the greater Los Angeles region, typically with budgets over $5 million.

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Arts, culture, and humanities in greater Los Angeles region
  • Address: 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1000S
    Los Angeles, CA 9006
  • Contact: info@annenberg.org  
  • Application Information

 

Residencies 


ARTerra
ARTErra is a private structure of incentive for artistic creation which aims to facilitate encounters between different artists and aesthetic disciplines. ARTERRA is strongly committed to offering the residents a cheerful and productive stay. Because of that, partnerships have been established with several partners such as the Municipality of Tondela and Lobão da Beira and many others crafters, schools and artists.

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • When: 1 week- 6 months
  • Eligibility: Curriculum Vitae; and Bio, Portfolio, videos, photos , music; Description of the project to be undertaken at ARTERRA, including the project’s objectives, needs and expectations of residence ,work methodologies, and all the details necessary to understand the proposal
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: arterra.geral@gmail.com
  • Application Information

 

Green Olive Arts
Green Olive Arts is an international art studio and urban art residency in Tetouan, Morocco, specializing in connecting the creatives of the world with the culture, beauty and creatives of Morocco. Our mission is to resource creative individuals of both emerging and established artistic talent from around the world in seasons of inspiration, production, collaboration and cultural exchange here in Morocco.

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • When: 1 week to 4 months
  • Eligibility: 8 studio spaces are available. Applications will be assessed and Residencies awarded by our local Selection Panel according to caliber of the artist's work and fit of the artist's residency proposal with the goals and capacity of Green Olive Arts. Approved applicants may expect a phone interview request before a final decision.
  • Address: B.P. 10001 Sidi Al Mandri, Tetouan, Tetouan 93000, Morocco
  • Contact: arthouse@greenolivearts.com
  • Application Information

 

Artcroft Center for Arts and Humanities
Residencies of an average of 2-8 weeks for visual artists, writers, actors, and performance artists. Residency provides housing, studio, and meals; artist responsible residency fee ($40/day), deposit (10% of residency fee), travel, materials, and local transportation.

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: $25
  • When: 2-8 weeks
  • Eligibility: Residencies are available to established and emerging visual and literary artists 18 years of age and older without regard for race, gender, sexual orientation, or religion.
  • Address: Artcroft Center for Arts and Humanities, 2075 Johnson Rd., Carlisle, KY 40311
  • Contact: artcroft@msn.com
  • Application Information

Other Resources 


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

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

 

 

 

 

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#ScreenOpps
#ScreenOppsMAY18

Submission Opportunities for Women in Film & Video

(previously known as Film/Video Funding Newsletter)

 

##Opportunities for selected populations.

**Opportunities for women only.

For full #ScreenOpps Listings please scroll

or click links below for specific listings

Film Festivals
Onscreen
Offscreen
Funding
Residencies
Other Resources   

 

 

 

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY


World of Women Film Fair Middle East

Presented by Straight Street Media, UAE The World of Women’s Cinema - WOW Film Fair Middle East is the first women’s short film fair that promotes and awards the talents of women directors, producers, writers, editors and cinematographers in the film industry internationally. It is an event that offers emerging and established filmmakers the opportunity to screen short works giving a thematic perspective of ... “seeing the world through the eyes of women”. Created by Women in Film and Television NSW, this is the first of its kind event in the Arab world. Committed to improving the status of women, both on and off the screen, the event aims to support and advance women working in film, TV and other related screen industries.

WOW is a unique showcase of films by women or about women, allowing for a different storytelling and giving another perspective of the world through women's eyes. Aiming to be a festival of discovery, celebration, debate, networking and an inspiration for new work – the event is a non profit project presented by Straight Street Media, a Dubai based company committed to improving the status of women, both on and off the screen, by supporting and advancing women working in the film, television and related screen industries. If you know of a special woman who you believe should be recognised for her exceptional work towards advancing women in the Arab world or in film, please send a brief email to wowmiddleeast@gmail.com along with their full name, age, nationality and reason why they deserve to win. Entries are welcomed from any sector of society.

Nominations are open until Feb 10th, 2019.

There is a 30% discount off the submission fee for #ScreenOpps subscribers! Don't forget to email specialoppscode@gmail.com to get the special code for this month's Special Opportunity!

 


 Film Festivals


The Virginia Sweded Film Festival
The Virginia Sweded Film Festival was founded in 2016 by Myron Smith and is rapidly growing as it now approaches its third year. The Virginia Sweded Film Festival is a presentation of fast-paced, low budget remakes of classic movies. In 2016, there were nearly 200 attendees who came to the first VA Sweded Film Festival. In 2017, the event was expanded into a three day event. 2018 promises to be our biggest year yet!

  • When/Where: October 5-7, 2018, Ridgeway, VA
  • Deadline: June 1, 2018 (Regular); August 1, 2018 (Late)
  • Submission Fee: $25-$60
  • Eligibility: 1. You make the film at your own risk. 2. If making a parody of a copyrighted film, you must include a disclaimer at the beginning of your film. 3. Do not use copyrighted music in your film without permission. 4. Films that result in the harm of an animal will be disqualified. 5. You must be present at the Virginia Sweded Film Festival to be eligible for the Grand Prize. 6. Your film must be submitted on a playable DVD or a USB flash drive. Send submissions to: Myron Smith- P.O. Box 354, Ridgeway, VA 24148 7. No Entries (media or documents) will be returned. 8. The Best in Show award will be decided by audience vote. Since Myron Smith is founder of the VIrginia Sweded Film Festival, he will not be eligible for the Grand Prize. If one of his films is voted as Best in Show, he will forgo the prize and pass the Grand Prize along to the next runner-up. Actors and Actresses appearing in Myron's films will still be eligible for Best Actor or Best Actress award. 9. The completed film must be received before the Regular Deadline to be considered an Official Selection. 10. No more than 12 films will be accepted. The Virginia Sweded Film Festival has the right to deny a film submission for any reason.
  • Categories: New Films
  • Address: P. O. Box 354 Ridgeway, VA 24148 United States
  • Contact: crazedmazes@gmail.com
  • Submission Information

 

Bex Fantastic Film Festival
First Fantastic Festival in town of Bex (Switzerland) at Cinema Grain d'sel. Fantastic,Horror,Fantasy, Indie Short,Music Video and Full Length Films Opening 2 November 2018 Awards Ceremony 4 November 2018

  • When/Where: November 2-4, 2018, Bex, Switzerland
  • Deadline: July 1, 2018 (Regular); September 1, 2018 (Late)
  • Submission Fee: $10-$50
  • Eligibility: Worldwide Short,Music Videos and Full lenghts Films Accepted in Horror,Fantastic,Fantasy Genre All Movies selected are screened in Festival. 2 November 6 P.M Grand Opening reception Full Lenght Screened 3 November 2018 Short Movies and Music Videos Screened 4 November 2018 Retrospective Night 3 November 2018 Awards Ceremony 4 November 2018 8 P.M All movies subtitled in French,English and German Fees are not refunded
  • Categories: Full Length Film, Short Film, Music Video  
  • Address: Avenue de la gare 6 Bex, Vaud Switzerland  
  • Contact: contact@radiobellerine.ch    
  • Submission Information

 

LA Underground Film Forum
LA Underground Film Forum (LAUFF) is Los Angeles's premier showcase of experimentation in film, video and audio based mediums. It focus on avant-garde, art-house, independent and no/low budget filmmaking, with the third edition taking place in November 2018, Los Angeles. Our program provides a venue for filmmakers to reinvent and explore new approaches, to foster new forms of media art and to build an audience for such work. We aim to present a wide range of work exploring the many definitions and interpretations of the concept of “underground”.

  • When/Where: November 18, 2018, Los Angeles, CA
  • Deadline: December 7, 2017 (Earlybird Deadline 1); December 22, 2017 (Earlybird Deadline 2); January 9, 2018 (Earlybird Deadline 3); February 3, 2018 (Earlybird Deadline 4); February 23, 2018 (Regular Deadline 1); March 16, 2018 (Regular Deadline 2); April 7, 2018 (Regular Deadline 3); April 27, 2018 (Late Deadline 1); May 18, 2018 (Late Deadline 2); June 8, 2018 (Final Deadline)
  • Submission Fee: $26-$38
  • Eligibility: We’re looking for films made with passion, obsession and drive; films that go beyond expectations and genre; films, video and audio projects that strive to push the boundaries of accepted form and content. A strong sense of authorship is a must.
  • Categories: LAUFF accepts all forms and genres: from drama, documentary, experimental, cult, art-house, foreign language, comedy, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, animation, LGBT, indigenous, erotica to slow cinema and video art
  • Address: 333 S Alameda St
    Los Angeles, CA 90013
    United States
  • Contact: lauff.la@gmail.com  
  • Submission Information

 

Shorts That Are Not Pants
Established in 2012, Shorts That Are Not Pants is a quarterly screening series for short films that takes place in Toronto, Canada. Screenings take place in January, April, July, and October. We've screened more than 150 films from 26 countries so far, and we're looking for more undiscovered gems to show our shorts-savvy Toronto audiences. Members of our programming team have experience working for some of the biggest and best festivals in the world (TIFF, Sundance, Hot Docs) and travel to festivals around the world seeking out the best films and the brightest filmmakers to support.

  • When/Where: January 3, 2018, Toronto, CA
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Submission Fee: $20-$30
  • Eligibility: We are currently accepting submissions of short films up to 20 minutes in length. We screen from digital files ONLY. Films not in English must contain English subtitles.
  • Categories: All genres are welcome, and we don't care about premiere status or whether the film is already available online. 
  • Address: 20 Carlton Street Toronto, Ontario M5B 2H5 Canada  
  • Contact: james@shortsnotpants.com    
  • Submission Information

 

Onscreen


Surfacing From Society– Feature Film
Casting "Surfacing From Society," a feature-length suspense/drama film with violence and dark humor. Synopsis: The story revolves around a recently divorced female and will focus on her finding strength in herself to regain control of her life and rise, as her life spirals into a world of murder and violence. Production states: "This is a micro-budget film with basic sets and locations. We will be submitting to multiple film festivals and either find distribution or self-distribute. Locations will most likely be in Clear Lake CA and San Francisco. If we shoot in Clear Lake for more than 3 straight days we will provide you with an option of free lodging. 3 of the main actors as well as 2 of the crew are female, so the company will be paying for a multiroom vacation home rental. If you'd like to stay there you are welcome to take one of the rooms although you may have to share the room with one of your female costars, as there are 2 beds per room. Lead actor will need to attend 3 full day rehearsals and around 20 days of filming. Supporting actors will need to attend 3 days of rehearsals and around 11 days of filming. We have 2 shooting schedule options we are considering.

  • Roles: Maxine (All Ethnicities; 25-40; Lead); Jennifer (All Ethnicities; 25-40; Lead); Daisy (All Ethnicities; 23-38; Supporting)
  • Audition: May 2018
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Locations: Clear Lake CA and San Francisco. Dates: 2 options being considered. Lead: 3 full day rehearsals and around 20 days of filming Option A: We film mostly on weekends starting June 30. The only exception will be August 18-26 where we will be shooting 9 days straight. Option B: We will film for 16 days straight from August 11-27. We will also film and rehearse the 3 weekends before. Supporting Roles: 3 days of rehearsals and around 11 days of filming.
  • Union: Non-Union
  • Pay: Lead Pays: $160/day. Supporting Pays $140/day
  • Audition Information

 

HATE- Short Film
Production Title: HATE Non-Union Independent Short Film Posted on: 4/29/18 Shooting location: NYC-area Director: Naiyah Ambros Producer: Lianna Schwartzman Compensation: No. Meals provided. Reel footage provided. Genre: Drama Email: [Pending Approval] Synopsis: HATE is a dramatic narrative short about a Muslim woman who experiences a hate crime in a public space. The film explores complacency, social media activism, and visibility.

  • Roles: Khalila (African American, Latino/Hispanic, Middle Eastern, African Descent; 18-26; Lead)
  • Audition: May 2018
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Shooting Dates: June 2 and 3rd Auditions Dates: Online submission only Callbacks: If you’re being considered for a callback, please expect notification within 3-5 days.
  • Union: Non-Union 
  • Pay: Meals provided. Reel footage provided.
  • Audition Information

 

Ghost Aunt –Short Film
Casting "Ghost Aunt" (working title), a short student film. Synopsis: Amelia is a wallflower, who eventually finds her voice in a college acting class with the help of her great aunt, Tilly. The only thing is, Tilly passed away, and is still hanging around. The genres for this short film are comedy/dark comedy, drama, ghost.

  • Roles: Ameila (Caucasian; 18-25; Lead); Tilly (Caucasian; 55-75; Lead)
  • Audition: May 2018
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Rehearsal dates TBD. Looking for at least 1-2 planned rehearsals before production dates for actors to warm up to each other and the director. Shoot dates will be on Friday June 29th, Saturday June 30th and Sunday July 1st in Southern CT.
  • Union: Union and Non-Union 
  • Pay:  Compensation will be discussed once casting and budget are finalized. Travel comp will be included. SAG-AFTRA Student Film Agreement.
  • Audition Information

 

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Offscreen 


Camera Operator/Editor
StreamSports.com provides high-quality game film to coaches, fans, players, and recruiters through an online platform.

  • Position Type: Part Time
  • Eligibility: At least two years of relevant experience, including experience with integrating video and visual effects/motion graphics. Standouts will also have experience with Adobe After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator. Understanding of codecs, raw video file formats, exporting, transcoding and compression techniques. Proficient in project setup, archiving video, delivery, and managing digital media assets. Experience with servers
  • Application Information

 

 

Motion Designer
Vox Media employees thrive on innovation and change while ambitiously seeking to master their subject areas, hone their craft, and improve their communities. We help smart, talented, creative professionals make a meaningful impact in media, technology and the world around them. The Vox Media house of brands includes industry-leading media forces like SB Nation, Eater, The Verge, Vox, Curbed, Recode, Racked and Polygon, and reaches an audience of hundreds of millions, generating over a billion content views each month.

    • Position Type: Full Time
    • Eligibility: Mastery of After Effects, Premiere, Illustrator, Photoshop
      A razor sharp design sensibility & proven track record of making beautiful things
      An interest in Vox’s style of explanatory video journalism
      Data viz experience a plus
      Illustration a plus
      Experience with Cinema 4D a plus
      Documentary or journalism experience a plus
      Television experience a plus
    • Application Information

     

    Sesame Studios YouTube Channel
    An All-New YouTube Destination for Kids, From the Makers of Sesame Street! Sesame Studios features the same educational goodness as Sesame Street, but completely different. We are looking for fresh creative talent to dazzle and delight preschoolers. 

    • Position Type: Flexible
    • Eligibility: Must be 18 years or older and be submitting original content
    • Application Information 

     

    Production Coordinator
    Method Studios is currently in search of a Production Coordinator to join its Production team. The Production Coordinator is responsible for the assignment and tracking of tasks for assigned area of responsibility. They will facilitate the movement of shots between teams, coordinate daily reviews, and communicate status updates ensuring the delivery of shots on schedule.

    • Position Type: Full-time
    • Eligibility: BA or BS in film, art, communications, or related field strongly preferred. Minimum 3 years experience in visual effects production or feature animation
    • Application Information

    Residencies 


    NW Documentary Artist in Residence
    As a center for non-fiction storytelling, NW Documentary seeks to encourage and foster documentary storytellers. The success of a creative, thriving environment is based on a variety of artists of different experience levels, working under one roof. The center is a place where upcoming storytellers gain inspiration, insight, and encouragement from experienced and established professionals. Likewise, active professionals benefit from a lively community consisting of support, creative exchange, and resources that would not be available to them as solo artists working from their homes. In addition to our regular workshops, internships, and volunteer opportunities, NW Documentary offers the Artist-in-Residence program to fulfill this need.

    • Deadline: Ongoing
    • Application Fee: Free
    • When: Ongoing
    • Eligibility:  The Artist-in-Residence is an opportunity for non-fiction storytellers who have demonstrated a passion and commitment to their craft, an original artistic vision, and a desire to develop their work within a creative community. The term “non-fiction storytellers” is not exclusive to a single documentary medium, but may include: film/video, audio, photography, literary non-fiction, multi-media or other.
    • Address: 6 NE Tillamook, Portland, OR 97212
    • Contact: info@nwdocumentary.org    
    • Application Information

     

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

    • Deadline: Ongoing
    • Application Fee: Yes
    • When: Ongoing
    • Eligibility:  The Visiting Artist Residency Program accepts applications from working, professional artists who demonstrate a deep commitment to their practices. The program is open to artists of all generations, nationalities, and disciplines. Applicants are required to cover studio rental costs themselves. Although we primarily support visual artists, 18th Street Arts Center will consider applications from performing artists, writers, and filmmakers as well.
    • Address: 1639 18th Street Santa Monica CA 90404
    • Contact:  (310) 453-3711 
    • Application Information

     

     


    Other Resources 

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

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

    backHer- Women specific grants for all fields

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

    WITHOUTABOX - Film/Video artists can check Withoutabox at:

     http://www.withoutabox.com