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Call for entries are officially open for Dallas VideoFest 26.
The 26th Annual is open to professional and non-professional filmmakers working in all genres: documentary, narrative, animation and experimental. There are no length or thematic or content restrictions, although works which reflect innovation, creative storytelling, alternative viewpoints, diversity, multidisciplinary explorations, or off-the-beaten path subjects compete strongly. Every eligible submission is guaranteed to be viewed by the artistic director, there is no pre-selection. More information about eligibility and how to submit on the VideoFest Withoutabox page here.
Women in Film & Video New England (WIFVNE) announces a call for entries for its Eleventh Annual Screenwriting Competition sponsored by Inktip, Final Draft, Script Chix and Lesley University. The WIFVNE Screenwriting Competition promotes the work of female screenwriters and supports the creation of multi-dimensional leading film roles for women. There will be five finalists and each finalist will receive a prize. The grand prize will be a full-length table read produced by WIFVNE and directed by a WIFVNE member. Late deadline to submit: June 4, 2013.
To get somewhere in life, you can’t stand on the sidelines. Spy Hop presents the 2013 Annual Benefit “Be BOLD”, a chance to be inspired and fund a new film, music or radio project by Spy Hop students. That’s Spy Hop’s Annual Benefit, Thursday, May 16th, at The Gateway, at 6:00pm.
Artists in need of space and equipment for work in printmaking, photography, or digital media are encouraged to apply online to Kala's residency program!
Towards A Sustainable, Community-Based Storytelling Practice
A Conversation with Michael Sheridan of Community Supported Film
From SPNN News -- Following an extensive nationwide hiring process, St. Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN) has named Chad Johnston from The People’s Channel in Durham, NC as the organization’s new Executive Director.
Chad has been at The People’s Channel since 2004, working tirelessly to promote community media. A graduate of Antioch College, he brings with him a wealth of community media experience, including time spent in Argentina as an independent journalist, three years as a Board Member for the Alliance for Community Media, and many other accomplishments.
Read SPNN News for comments on Chad's appointment from SPNN Board Chair, Cody Fleischfresser.
NAMAC is proud to congratulate long-time NAMAC Member organization, Women Make Movies (WMM). Their Executive Director, Debra Zimmerman, will be awarded Hot Docs' 2013 Doc Mogul Award at an awards ceremony on April 30, during the 2013 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.
Read more here about Debra Zimmerman's career and about Women Make Movies, a leading support mechanism in the production and distribution of films made by and about women across the world.
The Bay Area Youth Media Network (BAYMN) is now accepting submissions for BAYMN FEST, its first annual youth media festival, taking place June 1–2, 2013 at the San Francisco Public Library.
BAYMN FEST is an interactive showcase of media produced by youth ages 12–24. Sponsored by Adobe Youth Voices, this two-day event will be a unique opportunity for youth, educators and the general public to celebrate the work of talented young media makers.
For this year's Conference, ACM is partnering with the National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB). Both ACM and NFCB serve constituents providing critical local news, programming and information to the communities they serve. The conferences will provide attendees the opportunity to participate in select joint plenary sessions and workshops.
Squeaky Wheel's International Media Artist and Filmmaker Residency program is a 4-week residency program open to media artists who reside outside of the Western New York Region.
Squeaky Wheel’s International Media Artist & Filmmaker Residency is directed towards mid- career experimental filmmakers and media-makers. The purpose of this residency is to provide time and space for artists to continue an ongoing creative investigation and produce new work. Residents are encouraged to experiment and to learn or hone a new skill useful for their practice.
The 25th Annual United States Super 8mm Film + Digital Video Festival will be held February 15-17, 2013 at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. The Festival encourages any genre (animation, documentary, experimental, fiction, personal, etc.), but the work must have predominantly originated on Super 8mm/8mm film or Digital video or 8mm video formats.
Submission Deadline: January 11, 2013
Call for abstracts: panels and papers, 2013 University Film and Video Conference, Chapman University, July 29th to August 3rd, 2013. Conference theme: "Story First."
Submissions will also be considered for inclusion in the next season of DropTV.
Deadline: November 30, 2012. Free to submit!
NAMAC Member organization, Women Make Movies (WMM), has been selected to compete for $1,000,000 through the American Giving Awards, presented by Chase. And YOU can help them win! Voting will run from November 27 through December 4 on the Annual Giving Awards Facebook Page. Help WMM win the $1,000,000 so they can continue working with women filmmakers and reaching audiences all over the world! Vote here today. And tell your friends!