Photo contests, film festivals, grants, and more.

Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation Artist Grant

Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation Artist Grant

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Deadline: July 15, 2015

“The Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation gives annual awards of $1500 to individual artists and craftpersons living and working in the United States, and who are engaged in or planning a new craft or visual art project. Applicants should have a developed body of work. The Foundation does not accept film, video, performance art or music submissions.

An independent jury of three artists or curators will judge the submissions and make its recommendations to the Foundation Board of Directors for final approval. Between 4 and 7 awards are granted annually.”

Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival

Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival

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Deadline: October 15, 2015

“LACMA’s on the hunt for short and feature-length films to include in the Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival this December. We’re looking for new, imaginative, and inventive films that speak to our young and family audience.

The 11th annual Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival returns to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on December 12 and 13, 2015. Presenting more than 100 films from around the world—full-length and short animation, live action, and documentary films—the festival is organized for different age groups, from toddlers through teenagers. Select filmmakers and actors are present for Q&A sessions after each screening.”

GuatePhoto Festival 2015: open for entries

GuatePhoto Festival 2015: open for entries

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Deadline: August 21, 2015

“The cities of Guatemala and Antigua Guatemala will become during the month of November 2015 in scenarios dedicated to contemporary photographic creation; gathering the talent of established and emergent artists, critics, cultural agents, institutions and the general public.

GuatePhoto International Festival of Photography aims to educate, promote, document and celebrate contemporary photography through diverse exhibitions, artist talks, portfolios reviews and other dynamic events and positions itself as one of Latin America’s top photography festivals.”

Women In Film Finishing Fund: Open For Applications

Women In Film Finishing Fund: Open For Applications

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Deadline: August 7th, 2015

“The Film Finishing Fund provides cash grants and in-kind services. Since the inception of the Fund in 1985, the Foundation has awarded more than $2 million in cash and in-kind services to over 200 films ensuring that innovative films can be completed and seen by audiences worldwide.

We will give multiple grants of up to $25,000 for documentary and narrative feature and shorts, as well as animated and experimental films. We accept submissions from all over the world.”

New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival

New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival

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Deadlines

SHORT FILMS (under 40 minutes)
Early Deadline: Received by Sept 9, 2015 – $40
Final Deadline: Received by Oct 7, 2015 – $60
Student Deadline: Received by Oct 7, 2015 – $25

FEATURE FILMS (40 minutes or longer)
Early Deadline: Received by Oct 7, 2015 – $75
Final Deadline: Received by Nov 11, 2015 – $100
Student Deadline: Received by Nov 11, 2015 – $50

 

“New York International Children’s Film Festival was founded in 1997 to support the creation and dissemination of thoughtful, provocative, and intelligent film for children and teens ages 3-18. The Festival experience cultivates an appreciation for the arts, encourages active, discerning viewing, and stimulates lively discussion among peers, families, and the film community.”

FlakPhoto Digest: Call For Photos

FlakPhoto Digest: Call For Photos

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Deadline: Ongoing

“FlakPhoto presents the work of image-makers, curators and bookmakers to a global audience of people who are passionate about visual culture. Submission is free and open to the public on a rolling basis.

Naturally, contributors retain all copyright on submitted materials and are credited with a published biography + website links. The site provides a variety of unique opportunities for collaborative publication + exhibition…”

2015 Photobook Awards (1st Prize: $10K)

2015 Photobook Awards (1st Prize: $10K)

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Deadline: September 11, 2015
(“Early bird” discount until June 5, 2015)

“Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation announce the 2014 edition of The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards, celebrating the book’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography, as well as the introduction of a third award category, Photography Catalogue of the Year, which joins the PhotoBook of the Year and First PhotoBook awards.

AWARD CATEGORIES

THE FIRST PHOTOBOOK PRIZE
A $10,000 prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s) whose first finished, publicly available photobook is judged to be the best of the year. Twenty books from this category will be selected for the shortlist, presented to the Jury for the final selection and exhibited during Paris Photo.

THE PHOTOBOOK OF THE YEAR PRIZE
This prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s), and publisher responsible, for the photobook judged to be the best of the year. Ten books from this category will be selected for the shortlist, presented to the Jury for the final selection and exhibited during Paris Photo.

THE PHOTOGRAPHY CATALOGUE OF THE YEAR PRIZE
Awarded to the publication, publisher, and/or organizing institution responsible for the exhibition catalogue or museum publication judged to be the best of the year. Five books from this category will be selected for the shortlist, presented to the Jury for the final selection and exhibited during Paris Photo.”

9 tips For Success At Film Festivals, From Indiewire

9 tips For Success At Film Festivals, From Indiewire

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“As the director of The Portland Film Festival, I was recently invited to speak on a panel with other festival organizers called, “Maximizing Your Film’s Success on the Festival Circuit.” To prepare my presentation, I reached out to colleagues from other festivals to ask for their tips on how filmmakers can get the most out of their film festival experience during every step of the process. I compiled some of their tips…”

Event: Good Pitch Chicago, May 5th, 2015

Event: Good Pitch Chicago, May 5th, 2015

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Event Date: May 5th, 2015
Location: Thalia Hall, Chicago

You can take part in this event as an audience participant, or by applying to pitch your film live

“Good Pitch Chicago is an event that will bring together documentary filmmakers with foundations, NGOs, campaigners, philanthropists, policy makers, brands and media around leading social and environmental issues to forge coalitions and campaigns that are good for all these partners, good for the films and good for society. Good Pitch Chicago is sponsored by Chicago Media Project. “

National Geographic Young Explorers Grant

National Geographic Young Explorers Grant

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Deadline: ongoing.

“Young Explorers Grants (YEG) offer opportunities to individuals ages 18 to 25 to pursue research, conservation, and exploration-related projects consistent with National Geographic’s existing grant programs, including: the Committee for Research and Exploration (CRE), the Expeditions Council (EC), and the Conservation Trust (CT). In addition, the YEG program recently teamed with the Luce Foundation to provide increased funding opportunities for fieldwork in 18 Northeast and Southeast Asian countries, including Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.”

Leighton Artists’ Colony for Independent Residencies (ongoing)

Leighton Artists’ Colony for Independent Residencies (ongoing)

Deadline: Ongoing
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“Located in a secluded, wooded area on The Banff Centre’s 43-acre campus, the Leighton Artists’ Colony studios provide professional artists an ideal space for creativity and intense productivity. These independent residencies offer artists the ability to delve into their work as a solitary retreat, as well as the option to engage within the larger artistic community of The Banff Centre.”