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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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Project Submissions
Script Submissions
Onstage
BackSTAGE
Funding
Residencies
Other Resources

 


Special Opportunity


THE WOMEN IN THE ARTS AND MEDIA COALITION, INC. ANNOUNCES

THE 2018 COLLABORATION AWARD: WOMEN WORKING WITH WOMEN
 
REQUEST FOR SUBMISSIONS

THE WOMEN IN THE ARTS AND MEDIA COALITION, INC. will present the 2018 Collaboration Award recognizing Women Working With Women.

The $1,000 Collaboration Award and additional honorable mentions are designed to encourage professional women in the arts and media from different specializations to work collaboratively on the creation of a new artistic work.  As the aim of the award is to encourage women to work collaboratively with women of other disciplines, each collaborative team must be comprised of female members of different Coalition associations, unions, guilds or affiliate member organizations. Eligible teams may submit any form of creative collaboration on a new work that had its first public performance within the last two years, 2016-2018. A Public Performance can include--but is not limited to--a staged reading, gallery show, screening, concert series, festival, etc.

Submissions will be judged on the basis of artistic excellence and diversity.  All topics and subjects will be considered.  Special attention shall be given to those projects which reflect the goals of the Coalition:  to advance women’s work and women’s issues. 

The team that has been selected and the honorable mentions will be invited to be recognized at an awards ceremony in New York in October 2018.  Women outside of New York may send a designee to speak about their project and accept the award.

Teams of two or more women working together on the creative project may apply for the 2018 Collaboration Award. Applicants must be members in good standing of two different organizations and/or affiliates with The Coalition.

Member Organizations include: Actors’ Equity Association, Associated Musicians of Greater New York Local 802 AFM, Dramatists Guild, League of Professional Theatre Women, New York Women in Communications, New York Women in Film & Television, Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and Writers’ Guild of America, East.

Affiliate Member Organizations include: BOLD, Drama Desk, International Center for Women Playwrights, Inc., The Lambs, Inc., Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative, National Theatre Conference, Professional Women Singers Association, Theatre Resources Unlimited, 365 Women A Year: A Playwriting Project, WomenArts, The Women’s Media Center, Women Make Movies, and Women in Music.

Click Here for Application

The link to the application can also be found online at www.womenartsmediacoalition.org. A pdf of the application may also be accessed in order to work on the submission offline.
Deadline:  The deadline for the return of completed applications is 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, February 14th, 2018.  Award winners will be announced by September, 2018.

Send all inquiries and questions to: collaborationaward2018@womenartsmediacoalition.org

Project Submissions 


Pride Films & Plays Seeks Short Plays for History Lezons Festival
We already observe Women's History Month. Now it's time to celebrate Women-Loving-Women's History Month. Pride Films & Plays is seeking short plays about women who refine, define, and redefine the expression "out with the old." Whether you're spotlighting women once considered yester-gay's news or reminiscing of days gone bi, we want to pay homage to the formidable fortitude of our foremothers, be they factual figures in history or fictional figures of your own creation. As long as your play explores some aspect of women-loving-women's history, it can be set in any historical time period and can be in any genre. The "History Lezons" festival of short plays will be curated by Allison L. Fradkin, Literary Coordinator of Pride Films & Plays' LezPlay Contest, and Iris Sowlat, director/producer and member of our LezPlay InQbator program. Performances will take place at Pride Arts Center in Chicago the first two weeks of March 2018.

  • When/Where: March 4-13, 2018 in Chicago, IL
  • Deadline: December 15, 2017  
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Submissions are open to playwrights who identify as women. Plays can be up to 10 pages and include up to 5 characters. Playwrights may submit 2 scripts for consideration. Scripts that have been previously produced will be accepted, but they must have been produced outside of Chicago.
  • Categories: New Plays
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: pridewomen@gmail.com  
  • Submission Information

 

Jackie White Memorial Playwriting Contest
Founded in 1988, the Jackie White Memorial Playwriting Contest seeks to encourage adult playwrights to write quality plays for young audiences and their family.
The contest was named in memory of Dr. Jackie White (1947-1991), herself a playwright, a longtime colleague, and a supporter and Advisory Board member of CEC. She was instrumental in the early success of the contest; she
created guidelines for contest readers on how to fairly critique and judge plays which are still followed today.

  • When/Where: April 28-29, 2018 in Columbus, MO
  • Deadline: December 31, 2017  
  • Application Fee: $25
  • Eligibility: The entry should be a full-length play for a target audience of 15 and younger. The script should have speaking roles for at least five characters, at least two of whom should be female. At least one of the female characters should be a major character. May be an original work or an adaptation (compliance with copyright law is required). Playwrights may submit more than one entry. Each entry must be typed/printed according to standard
    norms.
  • Categories: New Full-Length Plays for a target audience of 15 years and younger
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: jwm@cectheatre.org  
  • Submission Information

 

Lotus Lee Foundation: The New Work Initiative
The New Work Initiative is an open submission competition whose primary goal is to bring the best theatre and new voices from the United States to China and vice versa. This is why we’re interested in new works from playwrights who are hungry to be heard and are willing to discover new technology to bring their work to the stage. The submission is free. The best works are selected by a board of 5 judges who read the submitted scripts and ultimately decide on the best work. The play that gets chosen will be produced in 2019 with a significant budget and for a year-long tour in China with a potential remount in the States. Other winners will also be selected. The 5 judges consist of a mix of industry individuals and individuals from Performing Arts schools.

  • When/Where: 2019 Year-Long Tour in China
  • Deadline: January 5, 2018  
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Must be an original work. No previous production and publication all around the world. Has never granted and will not grant other individuals or entities to use the script in anyway before the the choosing outcome is issued.
    Play must be a full-length piece. At least an hour long.
    Can be a play, performance art, movement piece, physical theatre, dance, musical, etc. No restriction on plot, content, or themes. Children’s plays accepted. Submissions will only be accepted in English. The show that is chosen will be translated to mandarin for the Chinese Tour in 2019.  
    Open to making use of new technology, Projections, holograms, media technology, virtual reality, etc.
  • Categories: New Plays
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: info@lotus-lee.foundation
  • Submission Information

 

 

Script Submissions


Shakespeare's New Contemporaries
Shakespeare's New Contemporaries is a groundbreaking, industry-changing undertaking to discover, develop, and produce a new canon of 38 plays that are inspired by and in conversation with Shakespeare's work. It's an opportunity for playwrights of every gender, race, and creed to partner with Shakespeare. It's our chance to find the next generation of the world's greatest playwrights.

  • Deadline: February 5, 2018
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Plays that are inspired by and in conversation with Shakespeare’s works. Plays that embrace Shakespeare’s Staging Conditions -- universal lighting, direct audience address, cast of 10-12, etc. Plays that are unproduced
  • Categories: We will accept applications for companions for 2 - 4 of Shakespeare’s plays during each round of open submissions. Round 1: The Merry Wives of Windsor; Henry IV, Part 1; The Comedy of Errors; and The Winter’s Tale (Applications accepted now through February 15, 2018). Round 2: Othello, Henry IV, Part 2; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; and Cymbeline  (Applications accepted June 1 – August 1, 2018)
  • Contact: anne.morgan@americanshakespearecenter.com
  • Submission Information

 

Apparitions Radio Horror Plays
Apparitions is podcast of horror-themed radio plays, hosted by Professor Mortimer of Haunted Manhattan. Professor Mortimer is the alter-ego of theatre-maker, voiceover-artist, and tour-guide Robert A. K. Gonyo, the producer and host of Apparitions.

  • Deadline: Ongoing 2017
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: APPARITIONS, a podcast of new radio horror plays seeks original, previously un-produced scripted radio plays. Scripts should require a cast of six or less, and run no more than 30 minutes in production. Submissions may range from suspense, to gore, to mystery, to comedy, but all must fall under the umbrella of the “horror” genre. Please note, this call is for radio plays, written specifically for the audio medium. NYC-based writers are encouraged to apply, as the show records in NYC, however all scripts will be considered. Scripts will be licensed under a profit-share agreement
  • Categories: Radio Horror Plays
  • Contact: theprofessor@apparitionspodcast.com   
  • 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: 2017
  • 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 


Nat Turner, The Trial

  • Casting " Nat Turner, The Trial" a play based on the life of Nat Turner and his 1831 slave rebellion.
  • Auditions: December 2017
  • Production Dates: Rehearses in Brooklyn, NY, staged reading January 2018 Brooklyn, NY 
  • Pay: Pays for performance and travel.
  • Audition Information

 

They Call It Gravy; WE Call It Sauce

  • Re-casting this musical partially. Synopsis: This original musical takes the audience through a humorous and emotional journey across three generations of Sicilian Americans, illustrating the dichotomy of holding on to traditional values and the need to change with the times. The story follows Rosa Garraffa, a second-generation Sicilian girl living in New York City. Her father is a proud Sicilian man who’s firmly entrenched in the only “old world” customs he knows. All Rosa wants is to marry her blond-haired, blue-eyed successful Jewish fiancé, Aaron Goldman, and trade her city stoop for the “'burbs." However, Rosa discovers she is pregnant before the wedding; as far as her father is concerned, she has committed an inexcusable atrocity. He disowns and banishes her. Twenty years later, Rosa’s daughter, Barbara, discovers her roots, falls in love with a Brooklyn Neapolitan, Matteo "Matt" Volpe, and reunites the family.
  • Auditions: December 2017
  • Production Dates: Rehearses and runs in mid- to late summer 2018 in NYC.
  • Pay: Negotiable
  • Audition Information

 

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

 

Backstage


Assistant Professor
The Theatre School at DePaul University invites applications for a full time, tenure track position in the Theatre Studies department available in the fall of 2018.

  • Position Type: Tenure Track
  • Eligibility: Teaching a range of classes in the BFA Theatre Studies curriculum, advising students, supervising student work on productions, facilitating internship placements, recruiting students and involvement in The Theatre School’s production activities.
  • Application Information

 

Director
Needed: for Pamela Enz play. Innovative Female Director open to new theatrical piece that will be using ISADORA projections to go up at Theater for The New City in March 2018. Short day workshop on either Dec. 11th, 12th or 13th to find out how things gel and then need full time participation all of March 2018.

 

Production Manager
Reporting to the Senior Production Manager, the Production Manager (PM) is responsible for directly managing selected touring titles each season. This work is divided into three segments. Production, Operating, and General Administration.

  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Eligibility: The General Administration period runs year-round and consists of tasks including, but not limited to; vetting proposed touring routes and venues for upcoming titles, generating riders/manifests/and other required touring paperwork, budget tracking reconciliation in conjunction with General Management, scouting possible future products/shows, forging new vendor relationships, and recruitment of talented touring staff. This position is eligible to work remotely, but regular travel to the TROIKA corporate office in Gaithersburg, Maryland, is required. Frequent show-related travel is required, and PM must be comfortable traveling with short notice, and occasionally for long periods of time. A minimum of 5 years experience in previous management positions, and a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience are required. Prior commercial touring or gig experience and fluency with IATSE contracts and practices preferred. Ideal candidate possesses exceptional communication skills and performs well under pressure. 
  • Application Information

 

Sound Engineer
Needed Mid May-September 2018 at Weston Playhouse Theatre Company in Weston, VT.

  • Position Type: Contract
  • Eligibility: Minimum of 2 years professional Sound experience or equivalent. Advanced skills in Sound Design, mixing and engineering, including creation and acquisition of sound and music effects; experience setting up, engineering and maintaining wireless mic systems; proficiency mixing musicals using digital consoles required. Familiarity with Qlab preferred. Experience maintaining and repairing Clear Com and backstage video systems. Advanced knowledge of sound consoles, own laptop computer. Excellent inter-personal, organizational, collaborative, communication and leadership skills. Proven ability to motivate, manage, educate and coordinate staff members of varying proficiency levels. Valid driver’s license with clean driving record; own car preferable. Experience driving, loading, unloading 16-foot truck required.
  • Application Information

 

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 


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.

 

 

 

 

#Screenopps


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#ScreenOpps
#ScreenOppsDEC17

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


THE WOMEN IN THE ARTS AND MEDIA COALITION, INC. ANNOUNCES

THE 2018 COLLABORATION AWARD: WOMEN WORKING WITH WOMEN
 
REQUEST FOR SUBMISSIONS

THE WOMEN IN THE ARTS AND MEDIA COALITION, INC. will present the 2018 Collaboration Award recognizing Women Working With Women.

The $1,000 Collaboration Award and additional honorable mentions are designed to encourage professional women in the arts and media from different specializations to work collaboratively on the creation of a new artistic work.  As the aim of the award is to encourage women to work collaboratively with women of other disciplines, each collaborative team must be comprised of female members of different Coalition associations, unions, guilds or affiliate member organizations. Eligible teams may submit any form of creative collaboration on a new work that had its first public performance within the last two years, 2016-2018. A Public Performance can include--but is not limited to--a staged reading, gallery show, screening, concert series, festival, etc.

Submissions will be judged on the basis of artistic excellence and diversity.  All topics and subjects will be considered.  Special attention shall be given to those projects which reflect the goals of the Coalition:  to advance women’s work and women’s issues. 

The team that has been selected and the honorable mentions will be invited to be recognized at an awards ceremony in New York in October 2018.  Women outside of New York may send a designee to speak about their project and accept the award.

Teams of two or more women working together on the creative project may apply for the 2018 Collaboration Award. Applicants must be members in good standing of two different organizations and/or affiliates with The Coalition.

Member Organizations include: Actors’ Equity Association, Associated Musicians of Greater New York Local 802 AFM, Dramatists Guild, League of Professional Theatre Women, New York Women in Communications, New York Women in Film & Television, Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and Writers’ Guild of America, East.

Affiliate Member Organizations include: BOLD, Drama Desk, International Center for Women Playwrights, Inc., The Lambs, Inc., Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative, National Theatre Conference, Professional Women Singers Association, Theatre Resources Unlimited, 365 Women A Year: A Playwriting Project, WomenArts, The Women’s Media Center, Women Make Movies, and Women in Music.

Click Here for Application

The link to the application can also be found online at www.womenartsmediacoalition.org. A pdf of the application may also be accessed in order to work on the submission offline.
Deadline:  The deadline for the return of completed applications is 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, February 14th, 2018.  Award winners will be announced by September, 2018.

Send all inquiries and questions to: collaborationaward2018@womenartsmediacoalition.org

 


 Film Festivals


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 in 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

 

Metamora Film Festival
Metamora Film Festival (Online) is held 3x a year: spring, summer and fall. The festival showcases independent film from all over the world. We are specifically looking for documentaries and short narrative films that are meaningful, can tell a inspirational story, and has the power to make a difference in the world.

  • When/Where: December 20, 2017, Vancouver, WA
  • Deadline: December 4, 2017
  • Submission Fee: $10-$25
  • Eligibility: 1. The Metamora Film Festival does NOT accept films that contain nudity, sexually explicit material, or extreme violence. 
    2. The Metamora Film Festival proudly accepts documentaries and short films of all lengths. Films must have been produced within the last 5 years. 
    3. There will be four winning categories: Best documentary, best short film, best student film, and most inspirational film. 
    4. The Student category is open to students only. The submitted film must have been created while the film's director or directors were enrolled at a school, college, or university. Proof of enrollment, such a copy of a student I.D., must be included with the submission. 
    5. The festival organizers reserve the right to include selected films in any category deemed appropriate. Organizers also reserve the right to program selected films as many times during the festival as they see fit. 
    6. All submission fees paid by check, cash or money order must be in U.S. funds. Films submitted without the correct payment will be disqualified.
  • Categories: Documentaries and Short Narrative Films
  • Address: Vancouver, Washington 98664
    United States
  • Contact: hello@metamorafilmfestival.com  
  • Submission Information

 

Shorts of the Week
Filmmakers, there’s a new path emerging. One that recognizes that our industry is rapidly changing at every level from how films are funded to how they’re made and distributed. Short of the Week is where the world comes to discover this new generation of filmmakers and the stories they're telling. It's the one place built by filmmakers that can help you navigate the online world, broadcast your film to a vast online fanbase, and connect you with top industry influencers.

  • When/Where: January 11-15, 2017, Borrego Springs, CA
  • Deadline: November 9th, 2017- March 1st, 2018, Brooklyn, NY
  • Submission Fee: $30
  • Eligibility: Length: Films need to be 40 minutes or less. We prefer most films sit on the shorter end of that spectrum—the average film we feature is 10 minutes. The longer your film (over 15 minutes), the tougher judges we tend to be. Premiere Status: No premiere status is required, however, we give preference to films that haven’t yet premiered online. So, don’t wait to submit your film. Rights: We require films to have all necessary rights and releases secured for us to feature them. Yes, this includes music. Free to View: We only select films that are free for audiences.
  • Categories: Shorts 
  • Address: N/A 
  • Contact: help@shortoftheweek.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


Joy – Student Film
Casting "Joy," a short film based on Ingmar Bergman's "To Joy." Synopsis: The story is a conversation between two girls, Stig (25) and Marta (26), who are falling in love and decide to live together.

  • Roles: Stig (All Ethnicities; 24-30; Lead); Marta (All Ethnicites; 24-30; Lead)
  • Audition: December 2017
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Shoots Dec. 7 (8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) in Pasadena, CA.
  • Union: Union and Non-Union
  • Pay: No
  • Audition Information

 

All About The Chemistry- Short Film
Casting "All About The Chemistry." Synopsis: Low budget indie short but a great opportunity to earn a great credit with a highly experienced team. Actors gain the opportunity to join future projects because this project is intended to become a web series. Attached members have been known for work on pilots for HBO Networks, film productions in partnership with CJ Entertainment, and various projects with The Tyra Banks Show, Restaurant Stakeout, among others.

  • Roles: Fiona (All Ethnicities; 28-40; Supporting)
  • Audition: December 2017
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Shoots mid December in NYC
  • Union: Non-Union 
  • Pay: No
  • Audition Information

 

She– Short Film
Casting “She," a short reflexive film about Meihe, an international female student from China, who leads a lonely life mostly focused on her studies. Her only safe haven is her writing where she re-imagines herself as a more feminine outgoing character totally immersed in love. Meihe is trying to make sense of her new life between the real and fictional worlds.

  • Roles: Meihe/Dudu (Asian; 18-24; Lead)
  • Audition: December 2017
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Shoots Jan. 12-14, 2018 in San Francisco, CA.
  • Union: Non-Union 
  • Pay:  Yes
  • Audition Information

 

For more OnScreen opportunities, visit Backstage.com; ActorsAccess.com; or Playbill.com. 

 

Offscreen 


Freelance Video Editor with AE Skills and Childlike Sensibilities – Scholastic – New York City
Seeking freelance video editor(s) to help with a global children's publishing video and media content.

  • Position Type: Contract
  • Eligibility: Desired candidates are well versed in AE animation; possess cartoonish / childlike / silly editing sensibilities; can adhere to on-brand corporate presentation; photoshop competency preferred; revisions and turn-around expected (4 days, 15-20 hour projects); motion graphic artist and graphic design / illustration a plus.‬‬
  • Application Information

 

Video Writer/Editor
Vox Media builds smart media brands people love, empowering trusted digital voices with proprietary technology to create and distribute stories to an audience of hundreds of millions of young adults worldwide. Vox Media is eight distinct brands: The Verge (Technology and Culture), Vox (General News), SB Nation (Sports), Eater (Food and Nightlife), Polygon (Gaming), Racked (Shopping), Eater (Food and Nightlife), Curbed (Real Estate and Home), and Recode (Technology and Business).

  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Eligibility: 5+ years of professional experience in video writing, post producing and editing. Background in nonfiction storytelling, journalism, writing, blogging. Ability to develop, own, and follow-up on compelling stories. Expert in Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop. Motion graphics and animation experience a plus. Familiarity with shooting with the C100, C300, and Sony A7s II also a plus. Strong interest in all of Curbed's coverage areas. Ability to conceptualize and develop both new series and formats for our current programming
  • 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

Funding Opportunities 


**Digital Bolex Grant for Women Cinematographer**
The Digital Bolex Grant for Women Cinematographers offers approximately $10,000 worth of gear and accessories loaned on a rolling basis to any narrative short, music video, or feature film project to be shot by a female cinematographer. Recipients of the grant receive a loaned camera package for up to 21 production days.

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Grant is open only to productions that engage a female director of photography. Grant is only open to films shooting in the Continental United States.
  • Address: Digital Bolex, 707 S Broadway Suite #1223, Los Angeles, CA, 90014
  • Contact: +1 213 628 3191
  • 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