Held in Los Angeles from March to April, Film Independent’s Documentary Lab is an intensive seven-week program designed to help filmmakers who are currently in post-production on their feature-length documentary films. Through a series of meetings and workshops, Documentary Lab fulfills its twofold focus: provide creative feedback and story notes to the selected filmmakers; and help filmmakers strategize the completion, distribution, and marketing of their film.
Additionally, the program serves to advance the careers of the Lab Fellows by introducing them to film professionals who can advise them on both the craft and business of documentary filmmaking. Lab Fellows have several guest-speaker sessions with established documentary filmmakers – directors, producers, and editors – and other industry professionals.
Categories: Feature-length documentaries currently in post-production
Deadline: December 1, 2014
The FeFF was established in 2001 as a non-profit organization. The FeFF presents films directed by international women filmmakers from around the globe.
The Female Eye is a competitive festival and awards are presented for Best Films and Best Screenplays annually. Film awards include Best of Show, Best Debut Feature, Best Canadian Feature, Best Foreign Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short, Best Animation and Best Experimental. An HONOURARY DIRECTOR AWARD and BEST IN THE BIZ TRIBUTE recognizes one internationally recognized director annually along with the HONOURARY MAVERICK AWARD AND BEST IN THE BIZ TRIBUTE. ALL films submitted for competition qualify for Best of Show, Best Film and at the discretion of the jury films can qualify in more than one award category e.g. Best Short Film & Best Debut Director or Best Experimental Documentary, Best of Show…
FeFF awards are hand welded, engraved, one-of-a-kind statues created by Willie Anicic and top film awards augmented with in kind production service grants between $2500-$3500
For two consecutive years (2013 – 2014) the Female Eye Film Festival was voted “top 50 film festivals in the world worthy the entry fee” by the renowned independent Movie Maker magazine
The Female Eye Film Festival will take place June 16-21, 2015.
Categories: Screenplays, Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Experimental, Animation, Horror, Suspense, Thriller (any length) – All films must be directed by a woman!
Regular Deadline: December 30, 2015
Late Deadline: January 31, 2015
Without a Box Extended Deadline: February 28, 2015
The Los Angeles Film Festival is a premiere event designed to rekindle the excitement and glamour of storytelling in LA by showcasing compelling new independent films, TV, emerging online content, and the most anticipated studio titles of the summer to more than 90,000 attendees each year. The Festival converges independent artists and fosters valuable alliances and working relationships with executives in the film industry, studio system, and each other.
The Festival’s signature programs include the Filmmaker Retreat, Music in Film Nights at the GRAMMY Museum, Coffee Talks, Master Classes, the Spirit of Independence Award, and Fast Track, a film financing market. Select films are eligible for multiple Jury and Audience Awards at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Selection to the LA Film Festival qualifies films for prestigious award nominations, including:
- Film Independent Spirit Awards (for feature-length films)
- Cinema Eye Honors for Non-Fiction Filmmaking
Los Angeles Film Festival is an Academy Awards® Qualifier in the Narrative Short, Animated Short or Documentary Short Film categories
The Los Angeles Film Festival will take place June 10-18, 2015.
Categories: Features (Narrative, Documentary), Shorts – 25 minutes or less (Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Experimental), Mid-length Short Films – 26-50 minutes (Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Experimental), Music Videos, Web Series
Early Bird Deadline: November 30, 2014
Regular Deadline: January 30, 2015
Final Deadline: February 25, 2015
In 2014, Cinema Audio Society (CAS) celebrated its 50th year of excellence in production and post-production sound mixing for film and television. As it approaches its 51st awards dinner, CAS is launching a new Student Recognition Award. The Student Recognition Award is intended to encourage students’ interest in production or post-production sound mixing, and to recognize individual students with exceptional and demonstrated passion for the field.
The CAS Student Recognition Award is a $2,500 award. The selection criteria will focus on the student’s short essays in response to application questions and a professor’s recommendation letter. Five finalists will be selected to participate in an live video chat interview with members of the CAS selection committee, and all five finalists will be invited to attend the 2015 awards dinner as guests of CAS (travel expenses not included), where the Student Recognition Award winner will be announced. Eligibility for the CAS Student Recognition Award is open to any student enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program at an accredited college or university. Students may be pursuing any major (indeed, many current CAS members majored in music, psychology, English, engineering and other fields); but should have a demonstrated interest and some experience in production and/or post-production sound mixing for film and television. Please encourage students who fit the criteria to apply.
Eligibility: Students (graduate or undergraduate) in good standing at a 4-year accredited, degree granting college or university during any school term between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014 are eligible to apply.
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 31, 2014