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Submission Opportunities for Women in Theatre

(previously known as Theatre Funding Newsletter)


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Special Opportunity

14th Annual One Act Play Festival (OAPF)

Presented by Artists’ Exchange

July 11-27, 2019

Submission Guidelines: Plays should be original, short one act plays; ideal length 10-15 minutes with 20-minute maximum. Previously produced plays acceptable. Playwrights may submit up to three (3) plays maximum.

Seeking Short Plays: Comedic, absurd, dramatic, satirical, farcical, musical, etc. are all welcome for review. Works for actors of all ages (children thru seniors) and abilities are strongly encouraged. Selected plays will be performed at Theatre 82 in Cranston, Rhode Island from July 11-27, 2019 (more performance details below).

Special Deadline for Submission - Women in the Arts & Media Coalition:

For members of the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, all plays must be received by Friday, April 19, 2019 - one week longer than the standard deadline. Any plays received or postmarked past April 19 will not be accepted for review. Members must include code for extended deadline offer.

Plays will be reviewed and judged by a panel of community directors and actors on their artistic and technical merits, and collectively decided on whether they are “selected for performance” or “not selected.” Total number of selected plays is TBD, based on factors including number of submissions, length of plays, etc.

Selected Plays for Performance: The One Act Play Festival (OAPF) Panel will finalize and announce all selected plays for performance by the end of May. Playwrights will receive notification only if their play(s) was/were selected for performance, and the selected plays will also be posted on the festival’s webpage. Playwrights will not be notified if their works were not accepted. By submitting works, playwrights agree to allow Artists’ Exchange to produce their play(s) in the festival for the public’s entertainment and benefit with no performance/royalty fees.

Selected Playwrights: Participation is volunteer; no stipends or monetary prizes are awarded to selected playwrights. All monies collected from ticket sales and submission fees will benefit Artists’ Exchange/Gateways to Change, Inc. and the continuation of the OAPF for years to come. Selected playwrights will receive at least two (2) complimentary tickets and recognition in the playbill and festival webpage, including a personal bio and contact information (if provided). Performances are not video recorded.

About the One Act Play Festival: Since 2006, Artists’ Exchange has hosted the One Act Play Festival for the entertainment and enjoyment of the Cranston community. Short plays are submitted from local, regional, and national playwrights and then selected for performance by a panel of directors/actors. Casts feature community actors of all abilities ranging in sex, age, and experience levels. This year marks the 14th annual year and aims to showcase new works by emerging and established playwrights and highlight the best short plays that were submitted for review.

About Artists’ Exchange: Artists' Exchange is a nonprofit arts collaborative whose mission is to create an atmosphere in which creativity, learning and discovery converge and individuality is celebrated. We are operated by Gateways to Change, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all human beings.

Artists' Exchange is home to multiple art studios, a gallery, art boutique and café, along with secondary venue Theatre 82, a multi-use performance, meeting and instructional space. Enriching classes and summer camps are offered year-round in art, ceramics, theater, and music; and a variety of events – including plays, music concerts, birthday parties, and fundraisers – are hosted at our venues.

To Submit: Please send all plays to Artists’ Exchange by physical mail or email and include your contact information and play title(s). Playwrights may only submit up to three (3) plays maximum. Contact Festival Artistic Director Jessica Chace with any questions or communications at jessica.chace@artists-exchange.org.

By Mail: Attention: One Act Play Festival Submission

Artists’ Exchange

50 Rolfe Square

Cranston, RI 02910

By Email: In Subject line, please write “One Act Play Festival Submission: [Your Name]” and send to Jessica Chace at jessica.chace@artists-exchange.org.


The application deadline has been extended to April 19th for #StageOpps subscribers. Don’t forget to email specialoppscode@gmail.com to get the special code for this month’s Special Opportunity!

Project Submissions 


The festival is produced jointly by Cary Playwrights’ Forum and OdysseyStage.  Each group will cast and produce five of the ten winners. All ten plays will be presented at each performance, with the production moving from The ArtsCenter to The Cary Theatre for its second weekend.  Last year’s festival had over 1200 attendees.

  • When/Where: The festival runs July 11-14, 2019 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro and July 18-20 2019 at The Cary Theatre in Cary.

  • Deadline: March 15, 2019

  • Application Fee: Free

  • Eligibility:  NC 10 x 10 accepts entries only from playwrights currently living in North Carolina. Students attending a NC college full-time, and military personnel stationed in NC qualify.

  • The competition is limited to unpublished plays that have not been produced in the Triangle (Raleigh-Durham and surrounding areas).

  • Scripts must be typewritten using standard play format with a Courier or Courier New 12-point font in Word or PDF with cast and set requirements.  Example here.

  • Scripts must have simple tech and staging requirements and run no longer than 10 minutes.  We will NOT accept plays with longer run times. Please time your plays prior to submission.

  • Musicals with little or no accompaniment will be considered.

  • Playwrights may submit up to two scripts, sending each submission in a separate email.

  • Categories: New Plays

  • Address: N/A

  • Contact: submissions@caryplaywrightsforum.org

  • Submission Information

Red Bull Short Play Festival

We are looking for work with a classical inspiration. Red Bull Theater’s Short New Play Festival returns on Monday, July 15, 2019 at the Lucille Lortel Theater in New York City. Six brand new short plays will be selected from an open submission process and presented in staged readings alongside two new short plays by commissioned writers KIA CORTHRON(Breath Boom, Light Raise the Roof) and WILL POWER (The Seven, Fetch Clay Make Man).

  • When/Where: July 15, 2019 in New York, NY

  • Deadline: March 18,, 2019

  • Application Fee: $15

  • Eligibility: makes use of heightened language and/or is in conversation with a classical theme, style or story.

  • is no more than 10 minutes in length. is self-contained with a beginning, middle and end, and is an original, unpublished, and never previously produced new work.

  • Categories: New Plays

  • Address: N/A

  • Contact: craig@redbulltheater.com

  • Submission Information

2019 Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition

Risk theatre is a model of tragedy developed by critic Edwin Wong. In risk theatre, gambling acts lead to unexpected low-probability, high-consequence outcomes. Chance and uncertainty reign supreme. Risk theatre aligns tragedy with modern conceptions of chance by dramatizing the impact of the highly improbable.

  • When/Where: 2019, TBD

  • Deadline: March 29, 2019

  • Application Fee: $45

  • Eligibility: The Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition (henceforth ‘the Competition’) is open to one-act and multi-act plays, 90 – 120 minutes in length (not including intermission). Generally, a properly formatted play of this length will be 80 to 110 pages long. If your script is significantly outside these parameters, it is probably ineligible.

    -Playwrights may submit more than one script, but each script must be accompanied by a separate entry fee and entry form.

    -Entries must be received by the Competition no later than midnight, March 29, 2019 Pacific Standard Time (PST).

    -The Competition is open to writers of any nationality BUT all entries must be written in English.

    -The script must be original. Adaptations of other works will not be accepted with two exceptions: 1) adaptation of works that are in the public domain will be accepted; for instance, a contemporary adaptation of a classic Greek tragedy; 2) adaptation of works to which the author holds sole copyright will be accepted; for instance, a short story written by the author at an earlier time.

    -Scripts that have been simultaneously entered in other playwriting competitions are eligible.

    -Scripts that have won other playwriting competitions are NOT eligible.

    -Scripts that have gone through a workshop or been given public reading ARE eligible.

    -Scripts that have been professionally produced at the time of submission are NOT eligible. Any public performance for which production members have been paid beyond a token honorarium will be considered a professional production.

    -Scripts which have been commissioned are NOT eligible.

    -Employees (or immediate family thereof) of Langham Court Theatre or of the Competition are NOT eligible.

  • Categories: Tragedy

  • Address: N/A

  • Contact: tragedycompetition@gmail.com

  • Submission Information

A4AC Playhouse Play Writing Competition

A4AC Playhouse is a non-profit traveling theatre company. A4AC stands for, Actors for a cause. Our Traveling Theatre company is a company that focuses on topics that pertain to child abuse, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, bullying etc. 

  • When/Where: TBA

  • Deadline: Ongoing

  • Application Fee: Free

  • Eligibility: Play must be modern


  • - Play must have limited set and actors

  • - Play must be about bullying, child abuse, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, etc.

  • - Play must be 30mins-45mins long.


  • Categories: New Work

  • Address: N/A

  • Contact: a4acplays@gmail.com

  • Submission Information


Script Submissions

Playwrights’ Revolution

Every summer Capital Stage presents professional staged readings of new works through our new works festival PLAYWRIGHTS’ REVOLUTION. We seek submissions for new plays from December 1 – February 28.

  • Deadline: February 28, 2019

  • Application Fee: Free

  • Eligibility: Capital Stage is particularly interested in plays that fulfill our mission to bring bold, thought-provoking work to the region. Plays must be full-length in any genre: comedy, drama, etc. Musicals, translations, collections of one-acts, children’s plays and any play that has received a full-scale, professional production prior to submission are not eligible. Plays that have had a workshop, reading or non-professional production are still eligible. Only one submission per playwright is allowed each year.

  • Categories: New plays

  • Contact: literarymanager@capstage.org

  • Submission Information

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

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



Ms. Delight

  • Casting "Miss Delight," a dramedy about an ex- Mormon Drag Queen who re-unites with her long estranged son just prior to on of her performances.

  • Auditions: February 2019

  • Production Dates: Auditions will be by appointment Friday the 1st between 3:30 and 7. Read through/first rehearsal daytime Feb. 4 (rehearses Monday, Saturday or Sundays for four to seven times) in Midtown, NYC; runs Mar. 2 at 7 p.m. in NYC.

  • Pay: Stipend to be determined based on a percentage of audience sales.

  • Audition Information


Freaky Friday The Musical

  • Casting "Freaky Friday," a new musical comedy based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and hit Disney films. When an uber-organized mother and her spontaneous teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right. Masquerading as each other, they must work together to solve the mystery of how to break the spell. By spending a day in each other's shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another's struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter in this heartfelt and hilarious adaptation. Based on the beloved 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, "Freaky Friday" features a book by Bridget Carpenter - the co-executive producer and writer on the beloved TV hits, "Friday Night Lights" and "Parenthood" - and music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey - the Pulitzer Prize-winning composers of "Next to Normal."

    Producers state: "Showcase opportunity for nonunion actors. Directed by veteran theatre personnel. In addition to producing musical theatre, Studio C is dedicated to teens and adults seeking professional training in all areas of the musical theatre experience. Classes and workshops are taught by industry pros in very small groups and private settings to accelerate triple threat skills. We believe in empowering artists with individualized support in an open creative environment."

  • Auditions: February 2019

  • Production Dates: Rehearsals begin Mar. 15; runs May 2-3, 5, 16-17, and 19 (no Sat. performances) at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza (Scherr Forum).

  • Pay: No

  • Audition Information


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



HERE Arts Center General Manager

General Manager will report to the Producing Director and will act as the operating hub of the organization, overseeing financial tracking, analysis and reporting; contracts and negotiations; production for both HERE-produced and HERE-presented work; human resources administration; café management; and facility and IT operations. General Manager will work closely with all departments to ensure smooth and successful procedures are developed and implemented throughout the organization. The successful candidate will oversee a Company Manager/General Management Assistant, as well as various interns throughout the year.

  • Position Type: Full Time

  • Eligibility: * Advanced financial skills, including bookkeeping and budgeting

  • * Advanced experience with Quickbooks and Excel

  • - A passion for creating new works and for working directly with artists

  • - Understanding of the theatrical production process

  • - Strong knowledge of union contracting and industry best-practices

  • - Strong knowledge of New York and Federal Labor Laws

  • - Experience with OvationTix

  • - Advanced (Mac) computer knowledge, including basic networking understanding

  • Application Information

Dean of Theatre

Boston Conservatory at Berklee is seeking a dynamic and visionary academic and artistic leader to serve as dean of its Theater Division. The Dean of Theater will be an experienced and innovative leader prepared to develop an expanding musical theater and contemporary theater curriculum while honoring the values of a rigorous conservatory learning experience.

  • Position Type: Full Time

  • Eligibility: An exceptional theater artist and scholar with a track record of achievement at the highest level.

  • -A professional with a proven track record of innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to career-building in the contemporary artistic environment.

  • -An inspirational, collegial, team-oriented leader eager to work within the conservatory/college environment.

  • -A person with strong, active relationships to the professional world and considerable teaching and curriculum design experience in higher education.

  • -A compassionate and caring mentor with strong interpersonal skills, high emotional intelligence and an effective, persuasive, and inspirational communicator.

  • -An inclusive leader, committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and belonging where all can do their best work.

  • -A strong advocate for conservatory theater training.

  • 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 

Creative Writing Fellowship

The National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) and poetry to published creative writers that enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement.

The National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships program operates on a two-year cycle with fellowships in prose and poetry available in alternating years. These guidelines are for fellowships in prose.


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   





The Florida Animation Festival is a four-day film festival launched in 2016 by The Tallahassee Film Society in partnership with Wells Fargo and The Pod Advertising to showcase amazing animated films and spotlight both regional and global animation talent.

Our festival includes feature programming, free children’s shows, short animated film submissions from around the world, workshops, speakers, and more! The FAF is hosted in a historic Amtrak Station in the All Saints District of downtown Tallahassee; a unique, storied location from 1858 that speaks to the FAF’s identity as the only festival of its kind in North Florida.

Our logo represents our vision for the festival. Like thousands of digital pixels that come together to form a concrete picture, our wish for the festival is that patrons, artists, and filmmakers will come together to create a vibrant celebration of the art of animation.


There is an extended deadline of March 3rd for #ScreenOpps subscribers! Don't forget to email specialoppscode@gmail.com to get the special code for this month's Special Opportunity!


 Film Festivals

Toronto Lift-Off Film Festival

Toronto is the base for independent filmmaking in Canada and is listed as one of the most important cities on the planet for breakthrough artists. From filmmakers to screenwriters the city boasts a thriving opportunity platform for people making content from anywhere in the world.

Amsterdam Lift-Off Film Festival

Amsterdam is one of the worlds oldest cities. It is the most majestic and certainly one of the more intriguing destinations over anywhere in mainland Europe. Our screenings take place in the artistic powerhouse which is LAB 111 - a great center for indie film and the perfect state of the art cinema for your work.

  • When/Where: October 7-12, 2019, Amsterdam, NL

  • Deadline: August 5, 2019

  • Submission Fee: $12-$120

  • Eligibility: The Lift-Off Film Founders will watch your work and provide detailed analysis of where it works, where it doesn't and what needs to be done both to your work and to your skill-set - with the aim of improvement to the required levels of sustaining a professional life within film. This is a vigorous and systematic report - highlighting all of the key areas from Originality / Creativity, Direction, Writing, Cinematography, Performances, Production Value, Pacing, Structure, Sound and Music. This includes the submission fee. Feedback is exclusive to those who pay for it, and fee waivers are not applicable. This includes fee waivers exclusive to Community Gold members; you must pay for feedback in order to receive it.

  • Categories: New Films

  • Address: N/A

  • Contact: amsterdam@lift-off-festival.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



She Fu– Short Film

Casting "She Fu," a low-budget family comedy/drama about She Fu, a female detective in the Brooklyn police force who is fighting to end a ring of dirty cops who are dealing drugs, extorting people for money and just all around being bad. She Fu is a student of kendo martial arts and is at the top of her class and uses these skills to combat corruption within the police department.

  • Roles: Jessy Wild (All Ethnicities; 30-40; Lead)

  • Audition: February 2019

  • Shoot Dates/Location: Rehearses weekends in April; shoots tentatively May 10 & 11, May 17 18 19, June 31 1 2, June 7 8 9, June 14 15 16; ll shoots mainly in Queens and Long Island, New York.

  • Union: Non-Union

  • Pay: No pay. Meals and travel paid for by the production company. Copy of film provided to all cast and crew. Filmmaker states: "If the film does make money when distributed we will compensate the actors for their work!"

  • Audition Information


No Child Left Behind- Short Film

Casting "No Child Left Behind," a short film. Synopsis: Forced to retake fifth grade at the age of 18, bumbling Jeff strives to win the heart of his teacher, Miss Edwards, and complete a daunting end-of-year presentation.

  • Roles: Miss Edwards (All Ethnicities; 25-35; Supporting)

  • Audition: February 2019

  • Shoot Dates/Location: Rehearses early/mid-March; shoots Apr. 6 and 7 in the Burbank-area., CA.

  • Union: Non-Union

  • Pay: No pay, meals and credit provided.

  • Audition Information


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



Special Effects Instructor

Make-Up Designory, a rapidly growing & highly respected licensed private postsecondary school is seeking qualified full-time faculty for our NY campus.

Utilizing our proven instructional model, state-of-the-art training materials and industry-tested products, our instructors leverage their passion, expertise and personal flair to develop top-notch, well prepared make-up artists for our evolving industry.


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


Digital Editor

Spectrum Networks is looking for enthusiastic, talented and driven individuals to join the best and brightest in gathering, producing and delivering stories that make a difference within a 24-hour breaking news environment! Our commitment is to engage viewers with relevant, timely news that's important to the local communities we serve.

  • Position Type: Full-time

  • Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in communications, broadcasting, radio/tv/film, or equivalent work experience is preferred

  • 6+ years of Technical background in non-linear editing and Premiere Pro

  • 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: