Calls for Submission
2018 Athena Film Festival Submissions
The Athena Film Festival at Barnard College is a weekend of inspiring films that tell the extraordinary stories of strong, bold women leaders from all walks of life – stories of ambition, courage, resilience, and moxie. The curated program includes Academy Award-nominated films, top-tier features, documentaries, and shorts — including U.S. and world premieres. It is a weekend that celebrates the stories of remarkable women — stories that need to be told and deserve to be honored.
Deadline: August 15
Fifteenth Annual American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest
The mission of the American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest is to find and promote new and innovative voices in cinema. Every script is read closely by a select handful of professional readers, and Francis Ford Coppola selects a grand prize–winner from among the top ten finalists. The grand prize–winner receives a cash prize, and the scripts of all top ten finalists are sent by Zoetrope to leading production companies and talent agencies for consideration.
Early Deadline: August 31
Final Deadline: September 15
Screenwriters Stage Readings
The New Mexico Film Foundation, in partnership with New Mexico Women in Film, announces a new Stage Reading series through its Tale Writers Screenwriting program. We are inviting New Mexico screenwriters to submit a variety of script formats and genres to NMFF. Our professional team will select works that will be performed by professional directors and actors. The readings, which will occur approximately every 3 months, will each have a specific format. The first reading will take place in October 2017 in Santa Fe and Albuquerque.
Deadline: August 31
Submit to: https://www.talewriters.org/stage-readings/
2018 Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival (SFFSFF)
The thirteenth-annual festival will screen in Seattle, Washington in early 2018. We're looking forward to this year's excellent submissions from around the world, and wanted to let you know about it too!
From now through September 30, MoPOP, in partnership with the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), is encouraging original and creative science fiction and fantasy film submissions 15 minutes or shorter in length* for the festival. Submissions will be judged based on originality, quality, artistic merit, innovation, voice, style and narrative.
We're looking for animated or live-action submissions in science fiction (examples: futuristic stories, space adventure, technological speculation, social experiments, utopia and dystopia) and fantasy (examples: sword and sorcery, folklore, urban fantasy, magic, mythic adventure). We welcome submissions that step outside the boundaries of reality and inspire a sense of wonder.
A nationally recognized panel of distinguished film, television, literature, and science fiction industry professionals, peers and film critics will review qualifying submissions and determine the winners.
Submissions are accepted through Submittable.com: https://sffsff.submittable.com/submit
Deadline: September 30
For more information, visit: https://www.mopop.org/programs/programs/science-fiction-plus-fantasy-short-film-festival/
Santa Fe Network
SFN’s mission is to showcase local above-the-line talent, while also providing a platform to exhibit all kinds of content made in the Land of Enchantment. SFN embeds content hosted on Vimeo, YouTube, or any compatible video hosting service in order to offer free public access to stream content made by New Mexico media makers or projects filmed in the “Land of Enchantment.” SFN can either present the full length Media Project, or just a trailer (and a link to the full version on a 3rd party platform, like iTunes, Amazon or Netflix).
America Heard is a web series of short documentary films being created by filmmakers across the nation in the wake of the 2016 election. Our goal is to feature at least one film from each of the 435 congressional districts and show the diversity of political perspectives throughout the United States. We are looking for filmmakers to create short documentary films in their community, focused on building dialogue across the country.