CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Antidote Collaborative Film Project

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Antidote Collaborative Film Project The Maine Film Association (MFA), is pleased to announce a collaborative community film project to capture this point in history: Antidote – Maine Stories from the 2020 Pandemic Antidote will be a compilation of a variety of works that document the Maine experience during the COVID-19 crisis, created by […]

Fem.Cine.Anarchy 2020: offers $5 submissions to short films until 4/30

Fem/Cine/Anarchy is a free admission, popup screening event in its 6th year celebrating diverse intersectional edgy female-driven short narrative films directed by female-identified persons.   Fem.Cine.Anarchy 2020 is offering $5 submissions to short films 15 minutes or less (any genre except doc) with fem protagonist and fem director with discount code FCASpecial (case sensitive) until […]

Maine Outdoor Film Festival submission deadline May 1

PLEASE CONSIDER SUBMITTING FOR THE 2020 MOFF FILM REQUIREMENTS: Must be an outdoor film. Films can be from anywhere in the world. See length-requirements under categories below. Please use FilmFreeway to submit a 4K or HD (720p minimum) .mov or .mp4 file delivered via vimeo or dropbox or google drive. You must have legal rights […]

MA Conference for Women: A Celebration of Women’s Stories of Hope and Inspiration

The news tells one story these days. But women’s lives tell another—of women rising up, showing their resilience and empowering others during this uniquely challenging moment. That’s why Target and the Conferences for Women are returning to our storytelling tradition to celebrate stories of women supporting women and the greater community —and inviting your stories […]

Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF): Call for Entries

The Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF), a BAFTA-Qualifying event, will be celebrating 10 years! The 2020 competition is looking for filmmakers who are pushing boundaries and telling bold, innovative stories in new ways. ASFF is a landmark destination for talent discovery and independent filmmaking, sitting amongst the UK’s most prestigious film festivals. Entries are now […]

Grants and Funding Opportunities for Filmmakers

LEF has offices within two regional areas: New England and California. Through the LEF Moving Image Fund, the New England office supports the creation of new work by documentary filmmakers living in the region, through an application process. LEF California identifies and funds projects proactively. LEF Foundation was incorporated in California in 1985 and endowed by a […]

COVID-19 related resources

A number of arts, civic, and industry groups have provided lists of community resources.  Rather than duplicating efforts, this post aggregates information from organizations who have posted resource pages, in addition to information WIFVNE has received from sister WIF chapters.  The post will be updated as WIFVNE receives relevant information.  (Contests, festivals, or timely news […]

American Documentary launches COVID-19 Artist Emergency Fund

American Documentary, the nonprofit organization behind @POVdocs, re-opens Artist Emergency Fund for the independent documentary community affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how you can receive up to $500 in a rapid response grant to assist with basic needs, including food, immediate health care, and insurance premiums. Apply Now! #AmDocAEFund www.amdoc.org/aefund POV (a cinema term […]

2021 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Filmmaking

The Vilcek Foundation currently seeks young foreign-born applicants for the 2021 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Filmmaking – from now until June 10, 2020 at 5pm EST. The Vilcek Foundation is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to raising awareness of immigrant contributions to the arts and sciences in the United States. Immigrant directors, editors, screenwriters, producers and […]