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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


Lotus Lee Foundation: New Works Initiative

 Lotus  Lee  Foundation  is  approved  by  the  United  States  Federal  Government  as  a  non-profit charitable  organization  founded  in  2017  to  promote the  cooperation, exchange  and  education  of  theatrical culture.  Lotus  Lee  Foundation  is  based  in  Manhattan,  New  York,  close  to  the  NYC  Theatre  District.

 Lotus  Lee  Foundation  was  founded  to  help  young  playwright  produce  new  works  in  China  and  the  United States,  to  share  their  stories  with  each  other and  introduce  people  to  stories  outside  their  own  experiences, and  to  involve  the  youth  and  emerging  artists,  particularly  young  Asian  artists.  We  are perfectly  set  up  in New  York  City  and  China  to  help  and  support  young  playwrights  tell  their  stories  and  reach  a  large audience  and  to  create opportunities  for  artists  of  all  disciplines  and  skills  to  become  involved. We  aim  to  continue  bringing  new  works  to  the  stage  in  China  and  the  United States  and  to  share these  works  with  other  countries. 

We  hope  that  through  our  efforts,  we  will  introduce  Broadway  as  a  theatrical  culture  to  Chinese audiences  and  share  the  advanced  drama  production concepts  of  Broadway  to  China's  theatrical  culture practitioners  and  researchers,  for  the  Sino-American  stage  drama  cultural  exchanges  to  build  bridges.

We  are  committed  to  discovering  new  works,  new  voices,  new  stories,  promoting  cultural exchanges  between  China  and  the  United  States,  and  inspiring more  young  people  to  focus  on  drama culture  and  art.  At  the  same  time  for  the  new  drama  field  of  young  drama  culture  and  art  workers,  to provide  asound  platform.  We  also  focus  on  the  application  of  new  visual  technologies  on  the  stage, explore  innovative  visual  artists  and  groups,  and  promote technological  innovations  in  the  theater  arena. 

https://www.lotus-lee.foundation/submission/

 The submission deadline has been extended to February 28th for #StageOpps subscribers! Don't forget to email specialoppscode@gmail.com to get the special code for this month's Special Opportunity!

Project Submissions 


WOMEN IN THE ARTS & MEDIA COALITION
2018 STUDENT COLLABORATION AWARDS

The Yvonne Curry Student Collaboration Award is designed to encourage women studying the arts and media from different specializations to work collaboratively on the creation of a new artistic work.  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.

  • When/Where: October 2018 in New York, NY
  • Deadline: February 14, 2018
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: *The Coalition will accept only one project from each of the submitting teams.
    * Each submitting team must be comprised of two women from different disciplines. 
    * Each member of the submitting team must be a student enrolled in a Coalition Academic Affiliate.
    *Projects must have taken place within the 2016-2018 time line
  • Categories: A Public Performance can include--but is not limited to--a staged reading, gallery show, screening, concert series, festival, etc.
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: collaborationaward2018@womenartsmediacoalition.org
  • Submission Information

 

6th Theatre Brut Short-Play Festival
New Jersey Repertory Company invites playwrights to submit plays for its Sixth Theatre Brut Short-Play Festival. The theme is “WHEN THE CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN". 

  • When/Where: September 21-30, 2018 in Long Branch, NJ
  • Deadline: March 15, 2018
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Must be previously unpublished. Although previously unproduced work is preferred, you may submit plays that have had no more than one professional production, as long as it was not produced in New Jersey or New York City and is not incumbered. Must be 10-15 minutes in length. Cast should not exceed 4 actors, including any musicians. No doubling - one actor cannot play more than one role. The stage is small, so set requirements must be simple and prop requirements modest. No set or costume changes, please. No consumables other than liquids. No nudity. Only one submission per playwright.
  • Categories: New Short Plays
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: njrep@njrep.org
  • Submission Information

 

Pend Oreille Players One Act Play Festival
Pend Oreille Players Association, a non-profit community theatre organization, is seeking original one-act plays to be produced at the Pend Oreille Playhouse Community Theatre in Newport, WA. 

  • When/Where: July 2018 in Newport, WA
  • Deadline: March 20, 2018
  • Application Fee: $10
  • Eligibility: 1. Plays must be no more than 20 minutes in length.
    2. Plays must be the original work of the author, and must not have been previously produced or published  
    3. Plays must be family friendly, no strong language please.
    4. Plays must have small casts (1-6), and simple sets
    5. Submission deadline: March 15, 2018.
    6. Submissions may be paper or electronic
  • Categories: Original One-Act Plays
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: mail@pendoreilleplayers.org
  • Submission Information

 

International Short-Play Writing Competition
Editorial DALYA announces its first International Short-Play Writing Competition which aims to encourage authors in the creation of bold and powerful plays in this genre.

  • When/Where: June 13, 2018 in San Fernando, España
  • Deadline: March 31, 2018 
  • Application Fee: 5€
  • Eligibility: There is no age or nationality limits for the entrants. The play must be new, original, unperformed and unpublished previously in any form. The play must cater for a performance time of 10-20 mins. The play can be written in any of the official European languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Russian...) Unlimited entries per author. A short list of 5-10 runner-up plays will be announced. The runner-up plays will be published, at least in the Spanish language.
  • Categories:  New Plays
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: editorial@edalya.com 
  • Submission Information

 

 

Script Submissions


#MeToo Call for Submissions Targeted to Theatre Industry
Twinbiz is calling for submissions of tweets, monologues and scenes on the subject of sexual assault or sexual misconduct within the theater industry.  A reading and talk back will be held on (or about) March 8th in recognition of International Women's Day as a sister-event with two other companies.

  • Deadline: February 16, 2018
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Submissions must be timed; up to five minutes in performance length will be accepted. Writers must secure their own director and cast. 
  • Categories: New Work
  • Contact: twinbizny@gmail.com
  • Submission Information

 

Athena Theatre Playwright Submissions
The purpose of The Athena Theatre New Play Development Series is to discover and develop new works that express storytelling in an unconventional way that challenge both the artist as well as the audience to think outside of the box. There is no restriction on content: plays may explore religion, race, gender, politics, social change, hunger, disabilities or any aspect of the human condition.

  • Deadline: 2018
  • Application Fee: $10
  • Eligibility: Please note that at this time we are only considering full length, contemporary plays with a limited cast of characters and a unit set. We prefer plays that are thematically relevant to current times. We seek action-driven pieces that do not rely on overt exposition. We encourage works that welcome open ethnicity casting.
  • Categories: New Contemporary Plays
  • Contact: Veronique@AthenaTheatre.com
  • Submission Information

 

Statera Foundation- Call for Proposals
The 2018 Statera National Conference (StateraConIII) will feature workshops, breakout sessions, plenaries, and many networking opportunities to further Statera's mission of bridging the gap between passion, preparation, and opportunity for people identifying as female. Statera Foundation holds that gender balance in the theatre means telling stories by and for the full scope of humanity, and is the pathway to a thriving and relevant theatre of the future that benefits us all.

  • Deadline: April 1, 2018
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: We invite proposals from theatre professionals of all ages and genders that:
    •    Reflect the diversity of female theatre professionals
    •    Stimulate and provoke discussion about gender parity issues
    •    Engage and support gender allies in the gender parity movement
    •    Target specific sub-groups such as students, new to the industry, mid-career, seasoned professionals
    •    Inspire new paths of personal and creative expression
    •    Explore specific issues important to theatre artists who identify as female
    •    Engage participants in topics regarding work-life-balance, and other issues relating to personal fulfillment
  • Categories: New Proposals
  • Contact: info@staterafoundation.org
  • Submission Information

 

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 15, 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: sncproject@americanshakespearecenter.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: 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 


Hair

  • SEEKING diverse, fearless and charismatic NON-UNION actors/performers of all types and ethnicities with excellent rock n roll voices. Strong movement skills and improvisation a plus. Please note: this production of HAIR will include nudity.  
  • Auditions: February 2018
  • Production Dates: Rehearsals and Performances are at Woodstock Town Hall Theatre in Woodstock VT. 
    Rehearsals are April 3rd-April 18th. 
    Performances are April 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, and 28 at 7:30 pm; April 22 and 29 at 4:00 pm; and April 25 at 9:30 am. 
  • Pay: Weekly compensation ($300/week), housing and travel provided.
  • Audition Information

 

Disgraced

  • Casting "Disgraced," the play by Ayad Akhtar. Synopsis: Set in a spacious apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, this play explores the inner passions and beliefs of five Americans from different cultures. The play explores how the beliefs we learn from infancy are buried inside our adult selves. Ultimately, we are who we are. We can run, but not hide from what we have been taught. We act on our values in spite of ourselves, and when confronted with opposing beliefs, we clash, and that is how wars begin. Intense and mesmerizing, this story doesn’t just unravel; it explodes on the stage. Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize. Adult themes and language.
  • Auditions: February 2018
  • Production Dates: Rehearsals begin Feb. 12; runs Mar. 2-25 (Thurs.-Sat. eves., Sun. matinees) in Annapolis, MD.
  • Pay: Equity members will be hired under the Equity Special Appearance Agreement, pending Equity approval. Local housing provided for out-of-town actors.
  • 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

 

Theatre Sound Engineer
In support the mission of Museum of the Bible, responsible for amplifying, mixing, recording, syncing, and reproducing sounds and effects for World Stage theatrical rehearsals, productions, and events.

  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Eligibility: This position will be responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting equipment, checking connections, and coordinating additional audio crew where applicable.
  • 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 


Jane Chambers Playwriting Award
This award is administered by the Women in Theatre Program. The Jane Chambers Playwriting Award recognizes plays and performance texts created by women that present a feminist perspective and contain significant opportunities for female performers. This annual award is given in memory of lesbian playwright Jane Chambers who, through her plays A Late Snow, Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, My Blue Heaven, Kudzu, and The Quintessential Image, became a major feminist voice in American theatre. The awardee will receive an award of 1k from the WTP Program, and, from ATHE $500 towards travel expenses (reimbursement), in addition to conference registration and two nights in the conference hotel.

  • Deadline: February 15, 2018
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Created by women with a feminist perspective and contain significant opportunities for female performers
  • Address: 1000 Westgate Drive, Suite 252 | St. Paul, MN 55114
  • Contact: jenscottmob@gmail.com
  • 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
#ScreenOppsFEB18

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 Citizen Jane Film Festival at Stephens College is  the midwestern partner in the fight for gender equality in the television and filmmaking industry. A four day festival each fall, Citizen Jane is so much more than a film fest.  It’s an experience designed to entertain, enlighten and energize audiences into action and encourage, engage and embolden filmmakers into continuing to ensure that women’s stories are told. The 11th annual Citizen Jane Film Festival returns to downtown Columbia, Missouri November 1-4, 2018. To celebrate the best of fiction, documentaries, and short films made by women from around the world. The Citizen Jane Film Festival is one of those weekends you won't want to miss. 

Citizen Jane Film Festival is currently accepting submissions in all categories.  You can learn more on our FilmFreeway Page: https://filmfreeway.com/CitizenJaneFilmFestival


There is a 75% 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 Writer's Lab
For women screenwriters over the age of 40. . . An intensive four-day script development retreat for narrative features. . . September 25 - 29, 2018, at Wiawaka, on Lake George, NY.. . . Now accepting international English-language script submissions. 

  • When/Where: September 25-29, 2018, Wiawaka on Lake George, NY
  • Deadline: February 28, 2018
  • Submission Fee: $55, Member Fee $35
  • Eligibility: The Writers Lab seeks a broad selection of screenplays, across all genres of fiction, from all racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural groups. Submissions must be full-length narrative screenplays, in English. Applicants must identify as female and be born on or prior to February 28, 1978. 
  • Categories: Narrative Features
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: contact@thewriterslab.nyc        
  • 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

 

Rooftop Film Festival
Rooftop Films is a New York based film non-profit whose mission is to engage diverse communities by showing independent movies in outdoor locations, producing new films, coordinating youth media education, and renting equipment at low cost to artists. We bring the best independent films in the world outdoors to the rooftops of New York City. Submit your films for a chance to participate in one of the most unforgettable, unique, filmmaker-friendly, independent film events in the world.

  • When/Where: May 18- August 18, 2018, Brooklyn, NY
  • Deadline: January 12, 2018 (Regular); February 9, 2018 (Late); February 23, 2018 (Extended)
  • Submission Fee: $15-$30
  • Eligibility: Rooftop Films accepts submissions of any length. Submissions can be of any genre or category.  Submissions must be in English or have English subtitles and there must be a preview and screening copy available in English or with English subtitles, excepting music videos and films without dialogue.
  • Categories: Fiction Short, Fiction Feature, Documentary Short, Documentary Feature 
  • Address: 232 Third St
    Suite E-106
    Brooklyn, NY 11215
    United States
  • Contact: submit@rooftopfilms.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, 2018, Borrego Springs, CA
  • Deadline: November 9th, 2017- March 1st, 2018
  • 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


Happy Birthday– Student Film
Casting “Happy Birthday” is a student semester short film, 8-10 minutes, taking place in a hotel in Queens. Synopsis: Grace embezzles her granddaughter’s photo to post on the dating site, for seeking a guy sex with her as a birthday gift... ”Theme: If you think the birthday is a happy thing, then you do not grow old enough."

  • Roles: Grace (Caucasian; 60-70; Lead); Ally (Caucasian; 15-19; Lead)
  • Audition: February 2018
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Shoots around Feb. 13-20 in Queens NYC.
  • Union: Union and Non-Union
  • Pay: Transportation reimbursement and meals provided. SAG-AFTRA Student Film Agreement
  • Audition Information

 

Now or Never- Student Film
Casting "Now or Never," a short student film that tells a heartfelt story about a man who is still trying to cope with the loss of his wife.

  • Roles: Margret (All Ethnicities; 60+; Supporting)
  • Audition: February 2018
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Rehearses and shoots weekend in March in north New Jersey.
  • Union: Non-Union 
  • Pay: $150 flat for main characters, plus travel, credit, and meals. Extras will receive credit and meals. Copy available upon request.
  • Audition Information

 

The Decision – Student Film
Casting "The Decision," a short student film based on the life of a young woman who has to chose between love and her future.

  • Roles: Dayo (African American; 26-30; Lead)
  • Audition: February 2018
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Shoots Feb. 17 & 18 in NYC.
  • Union: Non-Union 
  • Pay:  No
  • Audition Information

 

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

 

Offscreen 


Assistant Editor
Osmosis Films is seeking an assistant video editor with experience across short- and long-form documentary video content. Ideal candidates possess strong storytelling ability, curiosity and interest in a wide range of organizations and industries, and an impressive ability to utilize music, narration, and graphics to creatively elevate their work.

  • Position Type: Full 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

 

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