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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
Other Resources


Special Opportunity

We are accepting original, non-musical short plays (10-30 minutes) from Michigan playwrights for the Farmington Players One-Act festival. Selected plays will receive three productions during the festival on June 21-23, 2019. Selected playwrights will receive two complimentary tickets to one performance, and be featured in the playbill.

Submission guidelines:

• Michigan playwrights may submit up to 2 blind scripts. No identifying

information on the scripts will be accepted. When submitting, please list

contact details including name, address, phone number, and script name in the body of the email.

• Plays that have had prior readings or productions will be accepted. Please enclose a production list.

• No more than 5 characters .

• Minimal sets/lighting/sound/props/costumes preferred.

First 100 submissions accepted from

November 1 – January 20, 2019

Send to email: playfestival@farmingtonplayers.org

For more information, please see our website:


There is an extended deadline of January 31st for #StageOpps subscribers! Don't forget to email specialoppscode@gmail.com to get the special code for this month's Special Opportunity!

Project Submissions 

Northport One-Act Play Festival
Creating a place for new innovative theatre.

  • When/Where: May 3-5, 2019 in Northport, NY

  • Deadline: November 12, 2018

  • Application Fee: $75

  • Eligibility: Drama or comedy. Plays appropriate to be performed in a church.

  • Categories: One Acts

  • Address: N/A

  • Contact: NorthportPlays@gmail.com

  • Submission Information

2019 Premiere Play Festival
Premiere’s flagship new play program is a regional competition that develops four exciting new plays each year. 

  • When: March 2019

  • Deadline: December 15, 2018

  • Application Fee: Free

  • Eligibility: Plays must be full-length, have a cast size of no more than 8, and be previously unproduced & unpublished.

  • Playwrights must have a strong affiliation to the greater metropolitan area (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware).

  • One script per playwright.

  • No musicals, solo shows, or adaptations.

  • Playwrights must be available for the development process of their play.

  • Playwrights with agents can send full-length scripts; all other writers must submit a 10-page sample, synopsis, character breakdown, and writer bio. 

  • Categories: New Plays

  • Address: N/A

  • Contact: pfsubmit@kean.edu

  • Submission Information

Manhattan Repertory Theatre Play Production Program
We have been making it possible for anyone with a good play, and for a nominal production fee, to have their play fully produced at Manhattan Repertory Theatre in Midtown Manhattan on West 45th St. We supply the director, the cast, the rehearsal space, set and props, and we bring your play to life in Midtown Manhattan for 2 to 12 performances. 

  • When/Where: 2018 in New York, NY

  • Deadline: Ongoing

  • Application Fee: Free

  • Eligibility: We have produced over 25 plays as part of this new Program from playwrights across the country and around the World. Playwright does not need to be in attendance for rehearsals. Any script work can be done by email, Skype or phone. And we supply a video of each performance for future promotion and reference.

  • Categories: New Plays

  • Address: 17 W 45th St #301, New York, NY 10046

  • Contact: manhattanrep@yahoo.com

  • Submission Information


Script Submissions

The HRC Showcase Theatre Playwriting Contest
HRC Showcase Theatre in Hudson, New York, invites submissions of full-length plays to its annual contest from new, aspiring or established playwrights. Each submitted play should be between 70 and 90 pages in length (running time maximum 90 minutes excluding intermission), be previously unpublished, require no more than six actors, and be suitable for presentation as a staged reading by professional performers. No one-person shows, musicals or children’s plays will be considered.

  • Deadline: February 1, 2019

  • Application Fee: $10

  • Eligibility: The name of the play and playwright, contact information and The play itself and a synopsis no more than a page in length. In order to ensure a blind reading, remove a biography.

  • Categories: Full length plays

  • Contact: hrcshowcaseplaycontest@gmail.com

  • Submission Information

Studio Theatre
Studio Theatre is looking for new plays that explore the contemporary world with style, wit, and passion. We consider new plays for both its Main Series and Studio X. In general, we respond to plays with well-crafted dialogue and command of dramatic action. Our spaces are intimate—excellent for creating powerful encounters between actors and audiences, but not well-suited to multiple realistic sets. Please take a look at our current and past programming to get a fuller sense of the range of our producing interests.

  • Deadline: Ongoing

  • Application Fee: Free

  • Eligibility: We accept submissions from established literary agents or through direct solicitation from our artistic leadership, and program both produced and unproduced plays. We have found that we can best serve writers whose work is a good match for our institution by maintaining relationships with new work development programs, fringe festivals, and educational institutions in the US and abroad rather than accept unsolicited manuscripts.

  • Categories: New Plays

  • Contact: ahansel@studiotheatre.org

  • Submission Information

Vermont Playwrights Award Seeks Submissions
The Valley Players is now accepting submissions for their 2014 Vermont Playwrights Award. Established in 1982 by the Valley Players, a community theater group in Waitsfield, Vermont, the intent of the award is to promote the theater arts and to encourage and support the creation of original plays by residents of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

  • Deadline: Ongoing, February 1, 2019

  • Application Fee: Free

  • Eligibility: The annual deadline for submission is February 1. Award submissions must be a full-length, non-musical play suitable for production by a community theater company. The contest is open only to residents of Vermont, New Hampshire andMaine. The play must not have been previously published or produced.

  • Categories: New Plays

  • Contact: Entrants may obtain the rules and entry form from our website or by sending a self addressed stamped envelope to:
    Vermont Playwrights Award
    The Valley Players
    P.O. Box 441
    Waitsfield, VT 05673

  • 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



Disney on Broadway: 'The Lion King,' 'Frozen' ' & 'Aladdin,' Singers, Chicago

  • Casting current and future productions of "Aladdin," "Frozen" and "The Lion King." Disney Theatrical Productions will hold open auditions for its current and future productions of the three award-winning musicals in cities across North America this winter.

  • Auditions: November 10, 2018

  • Production Dates: Performance dates and locations vary.

  • Pay: Equity Production (Disney) Contract.

  • Audition Information


The Twilight Hour

  • Casting a 10-minute short play, part of a show of 5 short plays inspired by the classic sci-fi TV show 'The Twilight Zone'. This is the second season of the show, with new material, after the first collection of eerie short plays played a sold out run at the Canal Café Theatre and later the Etcetera Theatre.

  • Auditions: November 2018

  • Production Dates: Rehearsals will take place between 6th-20th November, to be scheduled around cast and director's other engagements, most likely will rehearse no further out than Zone 2. Must be available for Tech and Dress on 18th November. Performing at the Canal Café Theatre, Little Venice on the 21st-24th November at 7pm. Show will last about an hour in total.

  • Pay: No

  • Audition Information


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



The Draper/Tailor will lead a team for our productions of “Romeo and Juliet”- January 14 -March 8, 2019, “Indecent”- March 25 -May 3, 2019, and “Yerma”-May 6- June 14, 2019 to be produced in the Huntington Avenue Theatre. Position is paid hourly; the work week will be 40 hours and some overtime will be required. Candidates should be local or have local housing, as neither housing nor travel is provided.

  • Position Type: Full Time Seasonal

  • Eligibility: B.A./B.F.A. or equivalent. 2-3 years of First Hand or Draper experience in a professional costume shop. Must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of draping and patterning for contemporary and period clothing, plus the ability to use these skills for theatrical purposes. Tailoring experience a plus. Possess an understanding of fabrics and their uses. Excellent time management and good interpersonal skills. Proficiency with operating and trouble-shooting industrial sewing machines. Must maintain a calm and professional attitude at all times. Strong attention to detail. Must be a willing collaborator, a confident and capable decision-maker and a craftsperson with an artistic eye.

  • Application Information


Technical Director
A key position at Ensemble Theatre Company, the Technical Director (TD) manages all the Scenic elements related to company productions and events. The TD position should be held by an individual who has extensive understanding of theater drafting, mechanical and electrical engineering, welding and great organizational skills. The TD also acts as Shop Foreman for the scenic shop facility and supervises training and scheduling of all over-hires for all fabrication and installation requirements. The TD requests bids and purchases materials in consultation with the Production Manager, creates construction drawings in consultation with the Scenic Designer, Production Manager, and Director. The TD optimizes scenic department workflow, ensures facilities and equipment are in excellent operating order, and guarantees that material resources are available on a timely basis. The TD works closely with the Scenic Designer and other creatives to make certain that designs are realized in a timely and cost-effective basis. Flexibility and positivity are key

  • Position Type: Full-Time

  • Eligibility: Coordinates with Production Management to assure that each production is installed on time and within budget. • Collaborates closely with Production Manager, Master Electrician, Scenic Artist, Props Master for safe, cost-efficient and timely construction, load-in, and strike of each production. • Monitors other department heads to ensure scheduling of stage time, needs concerning construction, and modifications needed to help any other department. • Coordinates maintenance of scene shop and some theatre facility as required. • Ensures that all shop personnel are trained in the proper use and maintenance of all power tools and mechanics necessary for daily use in the shop. • Oversees the Inventory and maintenance of all stock scenery, soft goods, and saved scenic units. • Ensures inventory of construction materials, hardware, and expendables needed for each production as well as yearly upkeep for the scene shop. • Respond in a timely manner to all e-mails and phone calls requiring technical assistance. • Basic understanding of Lighting, Sound and Projection requirements. • Engineer and develop any mechanical and/or automated scenic elements for ETC stage productions or outside builds as required.

  • 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 

Translation Projects
Translation Projects enable recipients to translate work from other languages into English. Non-matching grants are for $12,500 or $25,000, depending upon the artistic excellence and merit of the project.

  • Deadline: December 5, 2018

  • Application Fee: Free

  • Eligibility: Through fellowships to published translators, the National Endowment for the Arts supports projects for the translation of specific works of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English.

  • Address: N/A

  • Contact: LitFellowships@arts.gov

  • Application Information


SubletSeries@HERE Program
This creative curated rental program has allowed many upstart companies and emerging artists to realize their full artistic vision on a small budget. The program provides subsidized performance and rehearsal space, technical assistance, and administrative support, including a fully staffed box office. SubletSeries@HERE artists can also access equipment that is not typically available in venues our size such as video projectors, wireless microphones, color scrollers—all for free or at subsidized rates. We accept applications from artists all over the world for the opportunity to show work.

  • Deadline: Ongoing

  • Application Fee: Free

  • Eligibility: Independent Artists and Groups

  • Address: HERE 145 Sixth Ave. New York, NY 10013

  • Contact: 212.647.0202

  • 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



HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP)
Created 20 years ago to address a compelling need in the field—the void of artistic, administrative, and financial support for artists with certain professional accomplishments, but without breakthrough recognition—the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) assists artists who are developing distinct artistic voices and experimenting with new approaches that expand the parameters of performance work.

  • Deadline: February 1st, 2019

  • Application Fee: Free

  • When: Varies

  • Eligibility: As one of the most robust residency programs of this nature in the country and serving as a national model, HARP provides a commission, developmental support, career planning, and a full production to cross-genre artists, within a collaborative environment of peers working across disparate art forms – including theatre, dance, music, puppetry, visual art, and new media. HARP provides significant long-term support, as well as $50,000 in cash and $50,000 in space, equipment, and services over 2-3 years to tailor each residency to each artist’s individual needs. Through significant investment of time and resources, dynamic work within a strong community is created.

  • Address: N/A

  • Contact: N/A

  • Application Information

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


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.









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
Other Resources   





Filmmakers! Nerds! Geeks! Writers! Academics! Fangrrls! Cosplayers! Vendors! The very first SqueeCon is looking for you! On December 1st, The Squee! Project (www.squeeprojects.com) will host its very first gathering of creators, consumers, and fans for a day of community at the Lyric Hall Theater in New Haven, Connecticut. The Squee Project is a collective of fangrrl creators. We attempt to cover the full fandom experience including cosplay, conventions, comic books, movies, podcasts, fanfic, episodics, and creating spaces for women, girls, femmes, and female identifying fangrrls to collaborate and network in geek-nerd culture.

The Program so far includes;

Featured screenings of Wayward: The Documentary, a sneak preview of the upcoming docu-series Looking For Leia,  and the premiere of the third installment of the Squee! Project web-series. Additionally there will be a program of short films.

Well known cosplay guests include; Cate Broomhead & Christine Evans of The_Cos_n_Effect, Rowena Cosplays, Ayla Ocasio & Jacob Daniel Womack, Jenn Wotchertonks and more to be announced.

Performances by Cat Smith and Tea Time For Mad Girls, Nerd Karaoke

How to attend or participate:

Purchase tickets https://filmfreeway.com/SqueeCon/tickets

We are currently offering advance tickets for $20 online and use promo code FAF2018 for $5 off till 11/11.

Tickets are $25 at the door.

We are currently looking for short films, and vendors to join the party! We’ll be releasing the event schedule soon, as programming gets finalized.  

Vendors can apply for small tables ($25) or large ($50) via squeefilm@gmail.com before 11/15

To submit to the shorts program, please visit and use code for 25% off submission fees (regularly 7$)  until 11/20 https://filmfreeway.com/SqueeCon

(We’re looking for shorts, 10 minutes and under, completed any time in the history of the world, which are your original creations, of any genre including but not limited to documentary, sci-fi, comedy, animation, web series, pop culture, fan films, and more. All films must have a woman in one or more of the following positions: Director, Producer, Writer, or Editor)

Purchasing ad space in the official SqueeCon program is a prime opportunity to get your new content in the hands of your core audience. Designed in the tradition of Riot Grrrl fanzines of the 90s, the SqueeCon program is not just a schedule of events but a lovely piece of art fans can take home with them.

Ad space is available in the following sizes and price levels:

Full page 40$ for 8.5 X 11, Half page $20 5.5 x 8.5 and quarter page $15  5.5 x 4.25 Color or B&W. PDF.

For ads and info please email squeefilm@gmail.com

Audience and presenter demographics anticipated in attendance include: women, gender non-conforming, and LGBTQ-identifying individuals; aged early 20s to late 50s; fans of pop culture, horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and super-hero content, both literary and moving image.

There is a 25% 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

Rio Grind Film Festival
Join us at Vancouver's favorite independently owned and operated cinema, the Rio Theatre, for the fifth annual Rio Grind Film Festival - an immaculate assortment of new and award-winning international, Canadian, indie, cult, sci-fi and horror shorts, features, and documentaries - November 22 - 25, 2018.

  • When/Where: November 22-25, 2018, Vancouver, BC

  • Deadline: November 8, 2018

  • Submission Fee: $50

  • Eligibility: The Rio Grind Film Festival is currently accepting for submissions of independent horror, action, grindhouse, erotica, fantasy, documentary, animation, science fiction, thrillers, short films and features from both Canada and around the world. We are pleased to present each filmmaking team selected to participate with passes (up to 2) to the Fest! More info coming soon...

  • Categories: Short Film, Feature Film, Documentary

    Address: 1660 East Broadway

    Vancouver, BC V5N 1W1


  • Contact: miss.r.fox@gmail.com

  • Submission Information

Final Girls Berlin Film Festival
Final Girls Berlin Film Festival showcases horror cinema that’s directed, written, or produced by women*. We are holding the fourth edition of FGBFF from February 7-10 2019 at B-ware Ladenkino in Berlin. We are looking for horror films (as well as films with horror elements or films that pay homage to horror), of all lengths. We are also extra excited if female filmmakers wish to visit the festival in order to participate in panels, or give talks or workshops on a particular aspect of horror cinema. We are committed to creating space for female voices and visions, whether monstrous, heroic, or some messy combination of the two, in the horror genre.

  • When/Where: January 31 – February 3, 2019, Berlin, Germany

  • Deadline: November 26, 2018

  • Submission Fee: $5-$10

  • Eligibility: Final Girls Berlin accepts submissions of both short and feature-length films, as well as films that don't fit neatly in either of those formats. 
    All submitted films must be written, directed, or produced by women, trans, or non-binary filmmakers. 
    All submitted films must be considered horror, or at least have horror elements. 
    You may submit films regardless of prior screening status or year of completion. 
    Preferred formats: mp4 with aac sound codec, blu-ray discs; DCP 
    Promo materials such as posters, t-shirts, etc. are very welcome and will be distributed to the audience at the festival. 
    Once a film has been accepted into the official festival program it can no longer be withdrawn. 
    The filmmaker grants permission to FGBFF to screen the film at the advertised festival as well as future FGBFF events (unless indicated otherwise in a cover letter with the submission form). 
    The filmmaker agrees that the festival can use up to 5 stills from the movie for promotional purposes.

  • Categories: Horror

  • Address: 19 Gärtnerstraße
    Berlin, Berlin 10245

  • Contact: finalgirlsfilmfest@gmail.com

  • Submission Information

Les Femmes Underground Film Festival
The International Les Femmes Underground is a film festival centred on the subversive, unique, and innovative. LEFUFF, showcases artists from all walks of life creating work which redefines the manner in which women are represented in mainstream cinema. Making its debut in 2016, Les Femmes Underground is premiering in Los Angeles as the first ever traveling women’s underground film festival. Les Femmes Underground was created as a response to the decline of feminist icons and role models in the media. As feminists, we believe it is our responsibility to empower new generations of young women to generate work which breaks away from society’s gendered roles. Les Femmes Underground seeks to premier first time under-represented emerging feminist film-makers and artists.

  • When/Where: September 1, 2019, Los Angeles, CA

  • Deadline: February 15, 2019 (Earlybird); May 15, 2019 (Regular); June 15, 2019 (Late); August 3, 2019 (Extended)

  • Submission Fee: $20-$50

  • Eligibility: Films must be produced, directed, edited or written by a woman. Films by men are accepted but they must be about women's social, economical, geographical, political or health issues. LEFUFF reserves the right to determine whether a film qualifies for this exception. All non-English language films must have English subtitles or dubbed in English. First and second time directors encouraged. Productions must be independently produced, with the maker retaining complete editorial control and copyright. Productions must have been completed after January 1, 2011, and must not have been publicly screened in Los Angeles. Selected works can be screened from 16mm or Quicktime file.

  • Categories: Narrative Short, Narrative Feature, Documentary, Animation, Virtual Reality, Experimental Animation, Experimental Short, Experimental Feature, Music Video, Webseries, Student 1 min films, Trailers, Screenplay/Screenwriting, TV Pilot Scripts

  • Contact: lefemmeunderground@gmail.com

  • Submission Information


Women Who Write In Film
We are Women Who Write in Film and our goal is to be the world’s foremost screenwriting competition for women. We want to support female writers and producers of all shapes and sizes, but we don’t just want to support female writers. We want to be a springboard for your success. We want to forge a festival that will discover and recognize the best emerging female talent and the most original female voices from around the world. We will go to the ends of the Earth to find the best new female talent and then do whatever it takes to put the top new female screenwriters firmly on the entertainment industry’s radar by designating them as finalists and winners in the Women Who Write in Film Screenwriting Competition.

  • When/Where: May 31, 2019, Hollywood, CA

  • Deadline: August 23, 2018 (Regular), September 20, 2018 (Extended Regular), November 15 ,2018 (Extended Standard), December 13, 2018 (Late), January 17, 2019 (Extended Late), Febraury 14, 2019 (Extended Late)

  • Submission Fee: $45-$65

  • Eligibility: We only accept submissions electronically. There is no limit to the length of the scripts you submit and they can be in script or treatment form. There is no limit to the number of projects you may submit. Scripts must be written in English and can be in any film or television genre. Entrants are prohibited from contacting the judges during the competition. Entry fees are non refundable and contest is void where prohibited by law. Employees and family members of the film festival are not eligible. Entrants must be 18 years or older to enter the contest.

  • Categories: Films by Women

  • Contact: wwwinfilm@gmail.com

  • Submission Information


Equinox Women’s Film Festival
Equinox Women’s Film Festival is a collection of films showcasing women. Our first year festival was an overwhelming success and we are excited for our 5th festival! We are hoping to achieve even greater success this year! We are selecting films that were directed, and/or written by women, and would like the films to be highlighting a woman's story. Equinox Women’s Film Festival is the first festival created in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. The 5th annual Equinox will take place in The Glenn Massay Theater, our state of the art theater.

  • When/Where: March 20, 2019, Palmer, AK

  • Deadline: February 1, 2019

  • Submission Fee: $15

  • Eligibility: Equinox accepts films and video of all lengths and genres: experimental, narrative, documentary, animation, and whatever else you can think of. We also accept pieces produced in any year. All submissions must be directed and or written by a women, preferably highlighting a woman’s story. All films must be under 40min in length. Animation film submission fee can be waived, contact us for more information.

  • Categories: Women’s Film, Full Length, Short Film, Documentary, Animation, Experimental, Narrative, Open

  • Contact: gmt@matsu.alaska.edu

  • Submission Information



Spin– Student Film
Casting 'Spin," a student short film. Synopsis: A young artist, Fae, returns to her childhood home and struggles to maintain a sense of pride and ease in herself in the midst of a family that has so aggressively attempted to mold and shame her expression of gender and sexuality. She has always felt drawn to her grandmother, Jo, but never quite sure whether out of fear or identification. An immigrant, Jo has made herself in the ideal of femininity and glamor and material success—all at odds to Fae—but did so in opposition to so many who told her she couldn't. During a painful family gathering, these two fiercely independent woman invoke the magic of Fae’s last high school joint and at long last recognize themselves in the other across all divides.

  • Roles: Fae (All Ethnicities; 18-30; Lead); Jo (All Ethnicities; 60+; Lead) Debra/Sue (All Ethnicities; 35-60; Supporting)

  • Audition: November 2018

  • Shoot Dates/Location: Shoots Dec. 13-16 in Austin, TX. Two to four rehearsals will take place in November and early December for Fae and Jo; one to two rehearsals will take place for the rest of the cast.

  • Union: Non-Union

  • Pay: Stipend provided for actors portraying Fae and Jo. Meals provided for all cast along with a digital copy of the film. Travel can be negotiated if you are coming in from out of town.

  • Audition Information


Vacant Space- Short Film
Casting "Vacant Space," a sci-fi dramedy short film about a girl who meets a man claiming to be a "space explorer."

  • Roles: Stella (All Ethnicities; 18-30; Lead)

  • Audition: November 4th and 17th, 2018

  • Shoot Dates/Location: Wardrobe fittings, camera tests, and rehearsals TBD; shoots early January-early April in New Orleans, LA.

  • Union: Non-Union

  • Pay: Catering and craft services on set, footage for a reel and/or a DVD copy of your performance, on set experience, a beautifully illustrated movie poster, on set experience working with dedicated young filmmakers, and credit (at screenings and in film festival submissions) provided.

  • Audition Information


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



Video Producer
Primary Purpose: In this role, you will work closely under the direction of the Video Director to pitch, produce, edit and commission high-quality, audience driving videos for In Touch, Life and Style, Closer, and J-14 and associate social platforms.

  • Position Type: Full-Time

  • Eligibility: Video Production: 2 years (Required) Education: Associate (Required) Location: New York, NY 10004 (Required)

    Work authorization: United States (Required)

  • Application Information


Production Assistant
Seeking a production assistant to help during our holiday production shoot. We will traveling to different areas around Manhattan capturing film content. This is a great opportunity to learn about film production and gain some valuable experience!


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


Video Editor
Thrillist means fun. We're eaters, drinkers, travelers, and doers. We serve the curious and believe that new experiences are what drive the richest lives. We bring our passion, expertise, and taste to bear on the things that are truly worth your time and money. Life is for living, and that's why we're here. Today will be great. 

Thrillist is hiring a Video Editor, Snapchat. This person works closely with the Art Director, Snapchat and other designers on the Snapchat Discover team, and assists across other emerging platforms as needed. Video editors will create original storytelling through design and illustration while utilizing video footage in unique and innovative ways. This role liaises closely with the entire Snapchat Discover team to remain on brand and will collaborate with the expanded Thrillist design team when the editorial teams produce content around a special event. 

  • Position Type: Full-time

  • Eligibility: Be aware of modern design, typography and illustration styles and able to adapt

  • Be resourceful, have excellent research skills, and is creative with storytelling

  • Be collaborative and receptive to feedback and direction

  • Be able to sketch ideas, animate content, and edit video compositions at a high level

  • Be comfortable managing both small and large projects

  • Be excited about the Thrillist brand and creative potential of our unique content

  • 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


WITHOUTABOX - Film/Video artists can check Withoutabox at: