MARYLAND FILM OFFICE BULLETIN BOARD - AWARDS/COMPETITIONS - CALLS FOR ENTRY
Posted January 6, 2016
ScreenCraft's Screenwriting Fellowship, presented by Final Draft, is accepting applications!
Extended / final deadline: January 15th
Up to four aspiring screenwriters will be selected. Apply now.
The ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship has become one of the most important screenwriter discovery platforms for the entertainment industry.
Apply now and join a growing community of visionary TV and film screenwriters with meaningful connections to Hollywood mentors.
Past ScreenCraft Fellowship winners have optioned their projects with top production companies and signed with representatives at 3Arts Entertainment, Anonymous Content, Paradigm Talent Agency, ICM, Bellevue Productions and more.
Click here to see the 3 Academy Award-winning screenwriters who are mentoring this 3rd annual program!
Posted January 5, 2016
2016 American Advertising Awards - ON-TIME ENTRY DEADLINE TODAY!!
The American Advertising Awards, formerly the ADDYs, is the advertising industry's largest and most representative competition, attracting over 40,000 entries every year in local AAF Club (Ad Club) competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising.
Conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the local Ad Club phase is the first of a three-tier, national competition. Concurrently, all across the country, local entrants vie to win ADDY Awards - recognition as the very best in their markets. At the second tier, local ADDY winners compete against winners from other local clubs in one of 15 district competitions. District ADDY winners are then forwarded to the third tier, the national stage of the American Advertising Awards. Entry in your local Ad Club competition is the first step toward winning a national ADDY.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION REGARDING THE 2016 AMERICAN ADVERTISING AWARDS.
On Time Entries Due: January 5th - 4pm
Late Entries: January 8th - 4pm
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.
Posted December 4, 2015
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,firstname.lastname@example.org, www.thegracies.org. Deadline: December 10, 2015 (early), January 7, 2015 (final deadline)
Posted November 13, 2015
BALTIMORE SCREENWRITERS COMPETITION NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS
ENTRY DEADLINE JANUARY 20, 2016
Calling all screenwriters! The Baltimore Film Office is now accepting entries for the 11th annual Baltimore Screenwriters Competition. Applicants can submit in the feature or shorts categories. The top entries in both categories win cash prizes, feature winners also receive all access passes to the 2016 Maryland Film Festival and passes to local movie theaters. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, January 20, 2016 by 5pm. The competition is designed to create awareness of screenplays as a literary art form and to encourage new screenwriters into the entertainment industry. The Baltimore Screenwriters Competition is a project of the Baltimore Film Office at the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, in conjunction with film programs at Johns Hopkins University and Morgan State University. Funding is provided by Morgan State University, The Arts Insurance Program, a division of Maury, Donnelly and Parr and Johns Hopkins University. Additional support is courtesy of the Maryland Film Festival, NEXTCAR and Visit Baltimore.
The Baltimore Screenwriters Competition is open to all screenwriters. Submitted scripts receive coverage by local screenwriters and producers with final screenplays judged by film industry professionals. The 2016 judges include producer Nina Noble ("Show Me a Hero," "Treme," "The Wire"), producer Grant Curtis ("Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2," "Spiderman,") and producer and studio executive Larry Kostroff. Winners of the competition are announced during the Maryland Film Festival on Saturday, May 7, 2016.
In the feature category, the first place winner receives $1,500, an all access pass to the 2016 Maryland Film Festival, a Weekend in Baltimore Package, a rental car for the weekend and passes to area movie theaters. The second place winner receives $750, an all access pass to the festival and movie passes. The third place winner receives $350, an all access pass to the festival and movie passes. In the shorts category, winners will receive cash prizes.
For more information on the Baltimore Screenwriters Competition, call 410-752-8632.
CLICK HERE<http://www.baltimorefilm.com/uploads/File/ScreenwritersApplication_2016.pdf> for the application.
The Baltimore Film Office is a division of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.
Posted October 2, 2015
The 3rd annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship is now accepting applications.
The fellowship, which is presented by Final Draft, is designed to advance the careers of emerging screenwriters. Each fellow will receive a $1000 writing grant and an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles, where they will receive one-on-one screenplay development from industry insiders.
These mentors include the Oscar-winning writers Geoffrey Fletcher (Precious), Diana Ossana (Brokeback Mountain) and Robert Moresco (Crash). Producer Lawrence Grey, 3Arts lit manager Ari Lubert and creative writing instructor Robert McKee will also be giving career advice to the winning screenwriters.
Last year the ScreenCraft Fellowship received more than 2,000 applications.
Apply to this year's ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship here. Applications are due by Jan. 15, 2016.
MoxieDocs Co-Production Award - Rolling Deadline
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.