Films/Video – Ongoing Calls


This page contains ongoing calls for submissions for films and videos.  For more opportunities, please check the Women in Arts & Media Coalition’s monthly funding newsletters.


Stranger Than Fiction (Ongoing, New York, NY) – Screening series that shows documentary films – including sneak previews, revivals and classics – accompanied by a Q&A with the filmmaker or special guest at the IFC Center in New York City every Tuesday throughout the spring, summer and fall. Seeking theatrical style documentaries that have received minimal exposure in New York. They are also open to older works when a special guest can add value to the audience’s experience. Programming favors feature length films – 55 minutes or longer – though they do occasionally pair them with shorter films. FEE: $15-$30. Stranger Than Fiction, 1710 First Ave. #345, New York, NY 10128, T: (212) 831-7074,,


Cinemonde (New York, NY) – Private film series with screenings of American and international films throughout the year (approximately 6 to 9 events over every 12-month period) followed by a discussion with the films’ creative teams, along with a gourmet reception for guests and filmmakers. Seeking compelling, thought-provoking works from around the world with universal themes that are able to entertain, enlighten, transport, and inspire audiences in the following categories: International Feature, American Independent Feature, Documentary, and Short. FEE: $20-$40. Cinemonde, 49 West 27th St., Ste. 801, New York, NY 10001, T: (212) 343-1910, FAX: (212) 965-1338,,

The DIY Film Festival (Year-round screenings, Los Angeles, CA, and touring) – Seeks to honor independent filmmakers and self-produced films that demonstrate that great art can be created without large expenditures. Seeking entries in the following categories: Dramatic Feature, Documentary Feature, Comedic Feature, Animation, Dramatic Short, Documentary Short, Comedic Short, and Student (any genre or length as long as it was produced under the auspices of an educational institution). FEE: $15-$50. The DIY Film Festival, 7095 Hollywood Blvd., Ste. 864, Hollywood, CA 90028-0893, T: (323) 665-8080, FAX: (323) 372-3883,,

Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) Greenhouse Fund – Grants for industry training and professional development projects for public TV professionals and independent producers. Eligible projects may involve forums for new technologies, skill-building, showcasing of best practices, mentoring, training that increases mastery, strategies to improve competitiveness, conferences to bring new voices and points of view into the public TV system, or forums to address key issues in public broadcasting. Proposals may be submitted by U.S.-based film producers, production companies, training organizations, media companies, or public TV professionals; must demonstrate feasibility and benefits to the public TV community. Greenhouse Fund, Television Programming Department, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 401 Ninth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20004-2129,,

KQED Truly California Shorts – Web-only companion series to the PBS Truly California feature-length documentary series. Seeking short documentaries (30 minutes or shorter) about California, shot in California, and made by California filmmakers. Films may be in a wide range of styles on a wide range of topics. Independent filmmakers only. Works must be completed films or festival versions. Submit 2 copies of film, application form (available on website), signed release letter, one-page synopsis, bio or resume, and any relevant reviews or press coverage. NO FEE. Truly CA, KQED, 2601 Mariposa St., San Francisco, CA 94110,

WildSound Feedback Film and Screenplay Festival (Monthly, Toronto, ON, Canada) – All entries, whether accepted or not, receive full feedback from top directors and producers in the industry. Films are screened monthly for audiences, followed by discussions with guest industry moderators. Seeking entries in the following categories: Short Film, Feature Film, Feature Screenplay, Short Screenplay, TV Pilot/Spec Screenplay, and One Page Screenplay. FEE: $0-$40. WildSound Feedback Film and Screenplay Festival, 80 St. Clair Ave. East, Ste. 2309, Toronto, ON M4T 1N6, Canada, T: (416) 925-8991,,