Film Festivals/Calls for Entry

Posted Tuesday 10 Dec 2013

If you find yourself with time to kill over the Xmas break - consider some of the festivals below. The ones marked with ** are women only. So now might be the perfect time to dust off that masterpiece and send it in....
**Female Eye Film Festival** (June 18-22, 2014, Woodbridge, ON, Canada) - An annual competitive international independant women directors film festival. Seeking entries in the following categories: Drama (Shorts: Maximum 40 minutes, Features: Minimum 40 minutes), Comedy (Shorts: Maximum 40 minutes, Features: Minimum 40 minutes), Documentary (Shorts: Maximum 40 minutes, Features: Minimum 40 minutes), Experimental (Shorts: Maximum 40 minutes, Features: Minimum 40 minutes), Animation (Shorts: Maximum 40 minutes, Features: Minimum 40 minutes), Canadian Feature (Minimum 40 minutes), Foreign Film (Minimum 40 minutes), Late NIGHT [horror, suspense, thriller] (any length). FEE: $20-$100. Female Eye Film Festival, 50 Wallace St., Woodbridge, ON L4L 2P3, Canada, Phone: (905) 264-7731,, Deadline: December 30, 2013 (regular), January 31, 2014 (late), February 28, 2014 (extended, via

San Francisco Green Film Festival (May 29-June 4, 2014, San Francisco, CA) - Aims to present forward-thinking programs of films and discussions that inspire collaborative environmental action and advocacy. Seeking entries that bring critical and contemporary environmental issues to light in the following categories: Documentary Feature (over 45 minutes), Narrative Fiction Feature (over 45 minutes), Short (under 45 minutes), and Interactive/Multimedia. FEE: $0-$55.  San Francisco Green Film Festival, Ninth Street Independent Film Center, 145 9th St., Ste. 220, San Francisco, CA 94103, T: (415) 742-1394,, Deadline: December 13, 2013 (early), January 10, 2014 (regular), January 17, 2014 (late)

Frameline: The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival (June 20-30, 2013, San Francisco, CA) - Aims to strengthen the diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and further its visibility by supporting and promoting a broad array of cultural representations and artistic expression in film, video, and other media arts. Entries by women and people of color strongly encouraged. Seeking diverse works by, about, and of interest to the LGBT community in the following categories: Narrative Feature (40 minutes or longer), Documentary Feature (40 minutes or longer), and Short (under 40 minutes). FEE: $0-$55. San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, c/o Frameline, 145 Ninth St., Ste. 300, San Francisco, CA 94103-2636, T: (415) 703-8650, FAX: (415) 861-1404,, Deadline: December 10, 2012 (early), January 22, 2013 (regular), February 15, 2013 (late), February 28, 2013 (extended, via

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (April 22-27, 2014, Austin, TX) - Showcases contemporary films from North, Central, South America, the Caribbean and the Iberian Peninsula. Works made by or about Latinos and/or indigenous groups of the Americas are eligible to participate. Seeking entries in the following categories: First or Second Dramatic Feature, Documentary Feature, Dramatic Short, Documentary Short, Panorama (Non-Competitive Section), and Emergencia (Youth Film Competition; open to filmmakers age 19 and under). FEE: $0-$75. Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, PO Box 1626, Austin, TX 78767, T: (512) 535-0765, FAX: (512) 535-6268,, Deadline: December 13, 2013 (regular), January 17, 2014 (late), January 31, 2014 (extended, via

**Women and Minorities in Media Festival (WAMM)** (April 3-5, 2014, Towson, MD) - All works need to either be created with a woman and/or minority in a key creative role (video: writer, producer, or director, audio: producer, engineer, or mixer) or the subject matter needs to be of interest to women and/or minorities. Seeking films in the following categories: Narrative Short (20 minutes or less), Documentary Short (20 minutes or less), Animation Short (20 minutes or less), Experimental Short (20 minutes or less) or Audio (10 minutes or less), Audio Narrative (Audio-Only, 15 minutes or less), Audio Documentary (Audio-Only, 15 minutes or less), Music Production (Audio-Only, 10 minutes or less), Music Video (10 minutes or less). FEE: $10-$60. Women and Minorities in Media Festival, 8000 York Road, MC103, Towson, MD 21252,, Deadline: December 8, 2013 (late), December 15, 2013 (extended, via

**San Francisco International Women's Film Festival** (March 29, 2014, San Francisco, CA) - Seeking short films (20 minutes maximum) in the following categories: Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Hybrid, Experimental, Music Video. FEE: $30-$70. San Francisco International Women's Film Festival, 2721 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94705,, Deadline: December 15, 2013 (late), January 31, 2014 (extended, via

Boston LGBT Film Festival (April 3-12, 2014, Cambridge, MA) - The largest, longest running LGBT media event in New England seeks films about topics of interest to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community in the following categories: Documentary Feature, Narrative Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Short, and Experimental. FEE: $0-$35. Boston LGBT Film Festival, 955 Massachusetts Ave. #361, Cambridge, MA 02139, T: (617) 233-1190,, . Deadline: December 1, 2013 (early), January 2, 2014 (regular), February 1, 2014 (late), February 15, 2014 (extended, via

**Through Women's Eyes** (April 5-6 2014, Great Falls, VA) - International festival featuring women directors, with a focus on international women's issues, stories and lives. Seeking films directed by women in the following categories: Documentary, Feature, and Short. FEE: $40-$75. Through Women's Eyes, 241 Bliss Lane, Great Falls, VA 22066, T: (703) 402-1428,, , Deadline: December 7, 2013 (early), December 29, 2013 (regular), January 5, 2014 (late), January 10, 2014 (extended, via

AFI DOCS Documentary Festival (June 18-22, 2014, Silver Spring, MD) - Honors the creativity and passion of independent, non-fiction filmmakers and the power of the moving image to alter our perspective and expand our world-view. Seeking Feature (41 minutes or longer) and Short (40 minutes or shorter) documentaries that demonstrate a bold commitment to subject matter, excellence in cinematic craft, and innovation in storytelling. FEE: $30-$70. Silverdocs, 8633 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20910, T: (301) 495-6720, FAX: (301) 495-6798,, . Deadline: January 10, 2014 (early), February 7, 2014 (regular), February 28, 2014 (late), March 7, 2014 (extended, via

**LunaFest Film Festival** (Ongoing, traveling) - National traveling festival of short films by, for, and about women. Seeking a diverse range of films which embody the unique, humorous, touching, and inspirational roles of women in our local, national, and international communities. All entries must be 20 minutes or shorter and are accepted in the following categories: Documentary, Drama, Fiction, Animation, Comedy, and Narrative. FEE: $0-$25. LunaFest Film Festival, 1451 66th St., Emeryville, CA 94608, T: (510) 596-6607,, . Deadline: December 15, 2013 (early), February 1, 2014 (midway), March 1, 2014 (regular), April 15, 2014 (late)

Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival (October 9-12, 2014, Atlanta, GA) - Seeking independent documentary films in any style or genre from around the world in the following categories: Documentary Feature (46 minutes or longer), and Documentary Short (45 minutes or shorter). FEE: $30-$60. Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival, 1132 Virginia Ave. NE #18, Atlanta, GA 30306, T: (678) 773-2441,, . Deadline: December 2, 2013 (early), March 31, 2014 (regular), August 30, 2014 (late), September 5, 2014 (extended, via

**The Gracie Awards** - Given by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, honors outstanding programming for, by and about women, as well as individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the industry.  Programming entries must reflect subject matters of interest and concern to women; entries that reflect diversity in women's issues are encouraged.  Entries must be produced, directed, or written by at least one woman.  See website for complete guidelines and application.  Applications must be submitted online. FEE: $35-$250. Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, Gracies Call for Entries, 1760 Old Meadow Rd., Ste. 500, McLean, VA 22102, T: (703) 506-3290,, Deadline: January 6, 2014

Ongoing Festivals/Calls For Entry

ITVS International Call - Accepts proposal of single programs of standard broadcast length (one hour; feature-length works considered in rare cases) that have begun production and can be completed within one year of contract. Programs must be based in countries outside the U.S. and present other places, people, and points of view to an American audience. ITVS International provides a co-production investment in the program. Proposals must include a sample of applicant's previously completed work and a work-in-progress video of the proposed program. See website for complete guidelines and application procedures. NOTE: Submissions are now accepted on a rolling basis and begin with submission of a project inquiry. ITVS International Call 2011, 651 Brannan St., Ste. 410, San Francisco, CA 94107, T: (415) 356-8383 x445,, .