MARYLAND FILM OFFICE BULLETIN BOARD - AWARDS/COMPETITIONS - CALLS FOR ENTRY

 

Posted February 18, 2016

Eco-Comedy Video Competition

Spring 2016 – CALL FOR ENTRIES - “Clean Water”

Sponsored by: Center for Environmental Filmmaking and The Nature Conservancy

**$2,000 Prize**

The 2016 Eco-Comedy theme is “Clean Water”

Produce a short, humorous video for YouTube tackling this year’s theme. “Connect the drops” between clean water and life. The contest is open to anyone worldwide who has a flair for producing videos and something to say about conservation.

Submissions must:

· Be humorous!
· Communicate a clear (and funny!) message around the broad theme of “clean water” and overall environmental conservation.
· Appeal to a broad audience.
· Be an original production.
· Be less than three minutes (including titles and credits).
· Be posted to EcoComedy Video Competition 2016 YouTube Channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrCpIIqbC-oshuQklx2xXoA
· Be submitted by 11:59pm Eastern Time Zone on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016.

A panel of five judges representing The Nature Conservancy and the Center for Environmental Filmmaking will determine the finalists and grand prize winner. The decision of the judges is final. Awards are based on overall merit of the entries. Judges reserve the right not to grant an award. The organizations listed above reserve the right to post submissions on their websites and social media channels.

Submissions that are not received by Tuesday, March 1, 2016, will not be accepted. Finalists will be announced on Friday, March 4, 2016. The winner will be announced at American University on Tuesday, March 22, at the DC Environmental Film Festival at 7:00 p.m., in the Forman Theater located in the McKinley Building on the American University campus.

For more information regarding submission guidelines and contest rules, visit: http://www.american.edu/soc/cef/eco-comedy-film-competition.cfm

Questions may be addressed to me at palmer@american.edu

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New Script contest from DC APA Film Fest

Script to Screen @ APA Film Festival

DC APA Film Festival is launching a new type of short screenplay contest. Submit a short screenplay 10 pages or less to our 2016 Film Festival. The winning script will be produced in partnership with Dimension FX Studios and OZ Productions, which will supply a professional crew, lights, and a Red Epic Dragoon camera package to bring the film to life.

We are looking for stories of any genre told through dynamic characters that can be produced within a budget of $4,000. So this means no elaborate space battles, CGI, stunts, explosions. Keep it simple. All locations must be set within a 25 radius of Washington, DC, excluding any national landmarks (i.e. washington monument, the white house, lincoln memorial). The top 3 scripts will be read in front of a live audience during the 2016 festival week, where the winning screenplay will be announced at the end. The winner’s script will be produced during the summer of 2016, and once complete, the final film will be shown during the 2017 festival.
ABOUT APA FILM

DC Asian Pacific American Film was established to be the beacon of creative output of Asian and Asian American media arts through community outreach, social media platforms, collaborative efforts with other Asian Pacific American organizations, and a film festival.
Mission

The mission of the DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival is to bring attention to the creative output from APA communities and encourage the artistic development of Asian Pacific American films in the greater Washington DC metropolitan region.
Our mission embodies the following goals:
1. To raise public awareness of Asian Pacific American media arts
2. To encourage and promote the artistic development of Asian Pacific American media artists
3. To provide arts education opportunities, with particular outreach to Asian Pacific American youth and adults
4. To raise awareness and act as a catalyst for the discussion of issues affecting Asian Pacific American communities
5. To bring diverse people together, to promote artistic and social interactions
6. To sponsor a DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival annually
Awards & Prizes

The final prize is a film production of the winning script. DC APA Film, in partnership with Dimension FX and OZ productions will supply the $4K budget, gear, and base crew which includes: a producer, director (or a directing mentor should the winning writer like to direct), a cinematographer, 1st AC, audio recorder, editor, music composer, and PAs. There is no cash value. The end product is a completed short film with a guaranteed entry into the 2017 DC APA FIlm Festival.

Additional Prizes (As of 1/8/2016)
InkTip / InkTip: Where everyone goes for scripts and writers. Producers have made more than 200 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip. Winners will receive an InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you.

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The USDOT'S National Institute for Transportation and Communities is seeking videos to highlight the role transportation plays in creating livable communities. All university students are invited to enter! Create an original, interesting video that illustrates how transportation can shape the way residents experience a city.

Your entry may be seen by transportation professionals from all across the country: winning videos will be screened at the Transportation and Communities Summit in Portland, Oregon in September 2016. The Grand Prize winner will be awarded free travel and attendance to the Summit in addition to a cash prize of $4,000. Other prizes to be awarded are:

First place - $4,000
Second place - $1,750
Third place - $1,000
Top entry from NITC sponsored school - $500*

http://nitc.trec.pdx.edu/content/student-video-contest

Submissions are due by: June 15, 2016 by 5 pm PDT

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SCRIPT CONTEST (Worldwide) | Moonlit Wings Productions


Winning scripts will be staged this summer in the DC National Capital Area! Accepting theater-for-youth submissions to workshop & premiere at our #1 Performing Arts Summer Camp.

Playwrights also receive written production review with materials.

Details/submit: http://www.moonlitwings.org/#!script-contest/sh7cg

No submission fee, deadline March 14

 

 

Posted January 5, 2016

WIFV/New England Announces Flicks4Chicks

The New England Chapter of Women in Film and Video, will celebrate its 36th anniversary with an exciting film contest - Flicks4Chicks, sponsored in collaboration with Harvard Square Script Writers. Flicks4Chicks will be the first contest held as part of the film festival Different Faces, Different Voices. This international competition will challenge teams of filmmakers to create a unique short (ten minutes or less in length) featuring a female as its major character.

The Flicks4Chicks contest will open for sign-ups on February 14, 2016 via Film Freeway. Its goal? To inspire original fictional stories that delve into the realities of a wide variety of women and girls (of differing races, ethnicities and ages) as they embrace their own destinies, taking charge of their lives as fully realized human beings, and not simply as Hollywood caricatures or sidelined shadows.

Each team will be given a list of dramatic "situations" to choose from and will have a period of one month from the contest start date of April 1, 2016 to complete and submit their project. Active members of any and all Women in Film chapters will have $25.00 off the submission fee of $100.00.

Crew may come from anywhere in the world but must complete their film in English (or with English subtitles) and must have a female in at least one of the following creative roles: producer; director; director of photography; writer; editor.

The screenings/festival will be held in Cambridge, MA in late June with major awards and prizes offered. The producers of these films will retain full ownership as the festival organizers hope that they will then submit and share these stories around the world.

 

 

 

 

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MoxieDocs Co-Production Award - Rolling Deadline

www.moxie-films.com/moxienew/index.php?page=moxdocscontent

Ford Foundation: JustFilms - If you have a social justice documentary at the rough cut stage, take a look at the JustFilms eligibility to see if you can apply. (A few topics of docs that are not eligible: health, sports, early childhood, advocacy, educational, scientific.) If you are located internationally, see if you are in one of the ten places where the Ford Foundation has regional offices. From the Ford Foundation: JustFilms focuses on film, video and digital works that show courageous people confronting difficult issues and actively pursuing a more just, secure and sustainable world...Beginning in 2011, we are investing $10 million a year over five years in documentary projects that address urgent social issues and help us understand our past, explore our present and build our future. Our goal is to expand the community of emerging and established filmmakers who often lack funding, and help them to realize their visions and reach audiences. Website: http://www.fordfoundation.org/issues/freedom-of-expression/justfilms/for-grant-seekers
Rolling Deadline